Ardath Vernell Logan (September 30, 1920 – March 3, 2017)

Ardath Vernell Logan, 96, of Rock Springs passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River.

Ardath Logan, the daughter of Dewitt and Nellie Hampton Keefee was born in Gering, Nebraska on September 30, 1920.

She grew up in Wheatland, Wyoming, where she attended the local schools and later married John Logan. They lived in Wheatland, Wyoming. Later they moved to Rock Springs.

John joined the Army and upon his discharge he was hired by Mountain Fuel as a Plant Operator.  They lived in the company camps at Hiawatha, Wyoming and Powder Wash, Colorado.  During this time in the camps, Ardath assisted and ran the companies cook houses.

Later they moved to Rock Springs where Ardath was employed by the Singer Sewing Machine Company to run their store, where she was a seamstress and instructor. She was later employed by The Park Hotel, where she was the office manager and remained there until she retirement. She was also a member of The Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

She liked to spend time on the computer and spent many hours painting pictures. She also engaged in making crafts, and participated in local craft shows and fairs.

Ardath and John had four children, Jo Ann (Ruggera), Lois Jean (Crofts), Mary Ruth (Parr) and John Jr.

Survivors include sister Donnis Brown of Birmingham, Alabama. Daughter Jo Ann (Ruggera) and husband Dave, their four daughters, Annette Combs and husband Keith, Bernadette Butler and Husband Don Shoenfelder,  Charolette Markham and husband Ed and Donnette Kelley and husband Mike, great grandchildren, Danielle (Combs) Alarid, Kelsey (Combs) Flores and husband Micheal, Cassie (Butler) Mullins and husband Stephen ,John Butler, Tyson Markham , Jenntry (Straube) Leftwich and husband Blake,  Kimberely Straube and Sam Kelley, 16 great great grandchildren, son-in-Law Monty Croft of Ogden Utah, daughter-in-law Barbara Logan of Handcock, Maine. Addition grandchildren Todd Parr, Cindy Taylor, Dana Means, Tammy Hendricks, James Logan ,Johnny J. Logan, Tanya Worchester, Great grandchildren Brandon Hunter, Keaton Hunter, Dawn Cross, Sandy A’hearn, Georgeanne Logan, Sara Walton, Page Worchester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, daughter Lois Jean Croft, daughter Mary Ruth Parr, son John J. Logan Jr. brother Frank Keefe, sisters Violet Jean Perry and Ruth Nieberger, brother in laws Charles Perry, Jack Brown and Nyron Nieberger and sister in law Gloria Keefe and Son in law Don Parr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, March 11, 2017. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M., Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming.  Friends may call Friday at Vases Funeral Chapel one hour prior to rosary and on Saturday at the Vase Chapel one hour prior to services.

The family of Ardath Logan respectfully suggests that donations made in honor be sent to Castle Rock Convalescent Center at 1445 Uinta Drive, Green River, WY. 82935 or Hospice of Sweetwater County at 333 Broadway, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyoming  82901 or www.myhsc.org.

Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.

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