Logan Edward Sheldon
February 21, 1919 ~ July 25, 2013
One of the greatest people we’ve ever had the privilege of knowing passed away last Thursday, July 25, 2013. His greatness was accomplished not by what many would consider remarkable acts, but by the quiet way he lived his life. His name was Logan Edward Sheldon. He was born on February 21, 1919, in Union, IL, to Ed and Lois Sheldon. The family moved to Cashmere, where he graduated from high school in 1937. From 1941 to 1946, he served in the Army Air Force, and was later recalled to active duty for a year in 1950. He married Dorothy Lowers on December 18, 1943. He served as the Cashmere Assistant Postmaster until his retirement in 1979. He was an exceptional husband, father and friend… To his wife, Dorothy, he was her loyal helpmate for what would have been 70 years this December. They always attended church together, often taught Sunday School classes, served for decades as a Deacon or Deaconess, and held positions as church officers. His love of God was the center of his life. As his children, we knew we could unfailingly depend on him to keep the smallest promise. He taught us the values of keeping our word, hard work, helping our neighbors, and to love and serve God. He did this not by lecturing, but by his example. We always knew he loved us and would do just about anything for us. To other family members, they knew he was there to help re-wire their home, construct a china cabinet, or even help them build an entire house. Woodworking was his passion. We fondly remember many Saturday afternoons with the entire family in the garage, helping him saw up several sheets of plywood for his latest project. He read a book on house building, and started building our family home the year Marilyn was born. We all knew if we wanted to learn a new skill, all we had to do was get a book, follow the instructions, and presto, it was done.
He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Marilyn; son, Dave; and sister, Eleanor. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Jimmy; and his sisters, Myrle and Marion. Along with the many people whose lives he touched, we will sorely miss him. He truly made his small corner of the world a better place.
A Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Cashmere City Cemetery with full Military Honors. The Memorial Service was held at Cashmere United Methodist Church. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.