Clara Logan passed away in her sleep and went to be with her mother and father on Jan. 12, 2019. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final moments in Sonora. Clara lived a long and wonderful life to the full age of 82. To know her was to love her as she brought much joy and happiness to many people. Whenever there was laughter in the room that is where you could find her.

She was born Clara Gonzalez on Nov. 18, 1936, in Long Beach to Arsenio Gonzalez of Santander, Spain, and Carmen Gonzalez of Zacatecas, Mexico. She worked in her father’s grocery stores and then hardware store in Los Angeles growing up. Clara met the love of her life, future husband and soul mate, Bill Logan, while working in her father’s grocery store in Carson. They would marry in June 1957 and have three children, Billy, Johnny and their daughter Melinda.

Clara loved to dance with her husband Bill at many venues up and down California and all across America. She was active in the Sonora Red Hatters, the TOPS group at the Senior Center and the car club of Sonora. Her love of Corgis added much joy to her life as she is survived by her little Rosie. With the ability and passion to make friends everywhere she went, Clara Logan will be much missed. She made people want to love life as she did and see the good in the world.

Clara Logan, loving wife, mother and grandmother, is survived by her husband Bill Logan of Sonora; her sons, O’Leary Logan of Palos Verdes, John Logan of Sonora; her daughter, Melinda Taylor of Torrance; and her grandson, Mitchell Taylor of Torrance. She also is survived by her sisters, brother and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews throughout the country.
Services will be held in Sonora at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home on Feb. 9, 2019. There will be a viewing at 10 a.m. and then a chapel service immediately following at 11 a.m. A lunch banquet will be held after the services at The Peppery restaurant in Sonora. There will also be a service held in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, at Green Hills Mortuary, with interment to follow, on March 2, 2019, starting at 11:30 a.m. Flowers and memorials can be sent to Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home or Green Hills Mortuary.