December 24, 2001
Obiturary: Maxwell H. Logsdon
Max Logsdon, age 74, died in Evergreen Hospital of lymphoma cancer. He was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Seattle and died in Kirkland, Monday, Dec. 10, with his family at his side.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Lynn); son, Dwight Alan Logsdon and daughter-in-law, Paula Logsdon; grandson, Marcus, 14, and granddaughter Cheree, 11, all of Kirkland; his brother, Donald Logsdon and half-brother, Tommy Logsdon, both of Seattle.
Max served in the Military Sea Transport Service as a radio operator during the Korean conflict. He worked as a boiler maker and sheet metal welder.
Later he returned to school, and after graduating from the University of Washington, he taught school at Madrona Junior High School.
The Keener Building, in downtown Bothell, was purchased in 1976 and Max remodeled it to accommodate many businesses including the Logsdon family business, Logsdon's Apparel and Hair Styling.
For years the Christmas season found "Santa Max" in the children's department talking to children and posing for pictures.
He was very involved in the Bothell Downtown Revitalization Program, which instituted many changes along Main Street, including sidewalk, lighting and parking enhancements.
Max spent the last few years in Vaughn, Wash., on another family property. He liked being call the "Gentleman Forester" and spent hours on his tractor building trails and reforesting the land.
A memorial service will be held at Lakebay Community Church, 11 Cornwall Rd., Lakebay, Wash., on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations can be sent to the Max Logsdon 2002 Scholarship Fund, c/o Project HOPE, 10125 Main Place, Bothell. "Project HOPE" is an alternative high school program which is part of the Northshore School District.