In Memoriam: Carol Lee Logan
Monday, February 6, 2012
Posted by: Jennifer Logan
Carol Lee Logan passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. Born in Janesville, Wisconsin on April 9, 1940 to Harold and Sigrid Utterberg Hippe, she joined big brother Edward Carl, and was later joined by little brother Richard Allen and little sis Debra Ann. In 1958, while working at her father's service station in Monona Grove, Wisconsin, she was spied on top of a ladder (in a dress, of course), by one of her father's employees—David George Logan. Ever the gentleman, David began courting Carol Lee, and in 1960, they became husband and wife. Carol Lee quit school to devote her energies to being a wife and, in 1963, a mother; to Stephen Harold and in 1966, to Jennifer Ann.
Following her husband's career as an art academician, the family moved from Madison to East Lansing, Michigan in 1968, where she began working as an office manager for a local physician, in addition to being a full-time wife and mom. In 1979, the family moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, when David joined the staff of East Tennessee State University. In 1980, Carol Lee decided to complete her education, and in 1982, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. She immediately went to work for the College of Family Medicine, and became involved in several technology/education-based organizations. She served as President of the Tri-Cities Chapter and Association Director of AITP (formerly DPMA), and for six years, she served as regent for FITE (Foundation for Information Technology Education).
In 1997, Carol Lee transferred to the School of Nursing, where she worked to enhance rural medicine through technology. Upon her retirement in 2004, Carol Lee and David purchased a farm house in Unicoi County as a restoration project, and they also became CASA volunteers. Carol Lee and David were also very involved in the Unicoi County Democratic Party, as well as with ETSURA (ETSU Retiree's Association). Following David's death in 2009, Carol Lee continued on with these endeavors, as well as with the study of genealogy, which led her to join both the DAR and the Colonial Dames, in which she was an active member. In addition to her husband, Carol Lee was preceded in death by both her parents and her eldest brother, Edward. A memorial service will be held at the Logan residence on February 11th at 2 pm. Carpooling is highly recommended, as parking is limited. Please visit http://carolleelogan.blogspot.com/ for directions, and to leave condolences, if you like. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CASA of Northeast Tennessee, WETS, or to the ETSURA Scholarship Endowment, c/o ETSU, Office of Human Resources.