Logsdon, Joseph Lyle – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Joseph Lyle Logsdon, 82, a longtime Baker City resident, died May 31, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
There will be a private service Saturday. A public reception will follow at 3 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St.

Mr. Logsdon was born May 26, 1919, at Conata, S.D., to Henry and Dena Ferdinand Logsdon. He was the fourth of five children.

He served in the U.S. Army in the European theater as an MP during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Baker County Sheriff’s Posse and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Eagles and Elks lodges.

Mr. Logsdon started his own trucking company in 1963, working for Ellingson Lumber Co. before retiring in 1990.

He was passionate about rodeos and ranching. His favorite pastime was playing ‘21,’ winning 25 cents a hand from friends and family.

Mr. Logsdon is survived by his wife of 23 years, Carolyn “Rosie” Logsdon; sisters, Evelyn Steele of Baker City and Margret Paris of Rapid City, S.D.; his children, Caroline Barton, Jerry de Blonk, Elaine Lee, Howard Logsdon, Debbie Bowers-Falk, Kim Koops Lands, Sonja Hess, John Bowers, Desi Bloom, Jody Logsdon, Jim Logsdon and Tony Bloom; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donations in Mr. Logsdon’s memory may be made to the VFW in Baker City.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 8, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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