Betty Logan grew up in Alabama where she met the love of her life, Harold Logan. Her sister Martha met her late husband Rowland through Harold's brother, Dan Logan. She spoke fondly of drug store soft drinks in the air conditioning, fun in the sun beach trips, and long talks with high school friends. She never outgrew her fondness for the water, sun and beach and would spend countless hours with Kellie, Allison, and Mike by the pool sharing life stories and providing sage advice.
During her twenties and along with the rest of the Flynn family, she migrated to Texas for a fresh start and new opportunities. During that time, she and Harold moved frequently but with every new house or dwelling, she made it a home. Inherited from her mother Sue, she could cook southern style food with style and passion and her sweet tea was the perfect complement to the meal, sweetly substituting desert.
A Compassionate servant leader, fierce competitor and results oriented, Betty had the Heart of a lion with an eye of the tiger attitude toward life and business. Her commitment to her Family was exclusive and absolute up until the time she pursued a career at Southwestern Bell, to assist with expenses.
At Bell she was an instant hit both for her competency and her ability to make people connect with their best selves and was a conduit of all things good. She made many life-long friends that would travel with her to NYC and California to see plays and experience travel. Her 20 plus year career at Bell laid the foundation for many pivotal positions in Hosptial Administration where she not only kept things in order from a records and expense standpoint, but her leadership and life skils began to flourish. She became an informal advisor to doctors while she cared and loved all the patients that would come and go, You couldn't meet an associate from her work-life that would not go out of their way to say. "you know, we just love your mom".
Her career gave her a new dimension for sure but she was still able to fulfill her first love, caring for family with great meals and plenty of time for council. She spoiled Harold rotten and he had to be the most loved and cared for man on the planet.
Upon retirement she would work odd jobs as needed but eventually settled down with Harold and Bandit (her puppy) and they spent 20 plus years relaxing in "the patch" a loft finished off next to Allison and Altons home in Southlake. She was so full of life and fun as she would spend time with family and friends and still got to the beach on occasion and Atlanta was a favorite destination to see Mike and his kids when time permitted.
Her Grandkids and Family were the center of her universe with 10 Grandkids and 3 kids to tend to. They all affectionately referred to her as Nana/Nanasaurus and she seemed to be the one thing in life that grand kids loved. She knew how to spoil and love unconditionally with tough advice when needed to keep them on track.
With the coming of age and Harold's health deteriorating, she dedicated more and more time for his care, prioritizing others over self. In the final years, she would be less mobile we "the patch' was full of family and love throughout. Holidays and special events were her favorite where the whole crazy family would get together and tell stories and relax over great fellowship and food.
In the end Betty did what she did best SERVED, and LEAD. In the last 12 months of her life she was unable to provide the usual care that Harlod needed which should have been a giant red flag about her health. Unbeknownst to friends and family she was dealing with Stage 4 lung cancer and it had begun to take its toll. She fought with a gentle spirit until the end and seemed more concerned about how we were doing and felt and reassured her family until the end.
On April 7th she passed peacefully and no one can recall much pain in her journey to be with the lord. Today she shines upon us leaving a legacy of courage and passion toward all things. We love and miss you BJL!
Her favorite quote "Ships are safer in the harbour, but that's not what they were built for."
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