Carolynn McKinley Logan

Carolynn McKinley Logan, 89, died on March 13, 2013.

Carolynn was born on Dec. 13, 1923, in Sacramento, Calif., to Clarence P. and Emily Norton McKinley.

Carolynn’s family was based in Sacramento, Calif., but moved many times throughout her childhood. At various times her father’s job with the U.S. Geological Survey brought them to live in Alaska, Washington state, New Mexico, Louisiana and Idaho, among many other places. Carolynn learned to ride and care for horses from her father, and became an accomplished Western and English rider.

For 20 years, Carolynn taught medical transcription through the adult education program in the Sacramento City Unified School District. She served as the Executive Director of the American Association for Medical Transcription. In 1987, she wrote a reference book with M. Katherine Rice published by Lippincott, “Logan’s Medical and Scientific Abbreviations.” Carolynn loved poetry and wrote many poems, some of them published. Carolynn had a lifetime love of theater. She started performing recitations and skits as a child in a drama group with other children for local community groups. As an adult, she performed in community theater in many plays, most notably in the role of Linda Loman in “Death of a Salesman.”

After she retired, she and husband Patrick Logan, moved to Manzanita, Ore., where they lived for several years. After her husband’s death, Carolynn moved to Nehalem, Ore. In 2006, Carolynn came to live with her son and his wife on the McKinley farm near Pullman, W.Va., birthplace of her father.

Surviving are her children, Stephan Loehr and his wife, Carol, of Pullman, W.Va., and Robin Loehr and his wife, Iris, of Felton, Calif.; grandchildren, Summer Loehr and husband, Subhra Saha, of Cleveland, Ohio, Robert Loehr and fiancee, Laura Kelley, of Durham, N.C., and Derek Loehr of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Patrick Logan; and their son, Kevin Logan and his wife, Linda.

Carolynn will be laid to rest with her husband and son in Oregon.

There will be no visitation or funeral.

Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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