Janice Marie Logan, September 22, 1961 to April 29, 2018
Janice Marie Logan of Portland, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Wash., after a year long battle with liver disease. She was 56. She was surrounded and embraced by loving family, close friends and life-partner, Simon in her final hours.
Janice was the youngest of three siblings growing up in Cedar Hills, West of Portland. She attended Cedar Hills Elementary, Cedar Park Intermediate and Sunset High, graduating in 1979. Growing up, Janice enjoyed gymnastics, figure skating, family vacations, playing the clarinet and piano. She was the Editor of the 1979 Sunset High Yearbook. She was a bookworm and read hundreds or thousands of books on a variety of subjects. During the summers of 1976, ’77 and ’78, Janice followed in both brothers’ footsteps working as a “puller” alongside her father on his bright orange commercial salmon fishing dory named “EZ2C.” Upon graduation from Sunset H.S., Janice obtained employment at Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, where she would work for several years. Janice loved rock ‘n’ roll music and attended many concerts of her favorite groups. In the 1980s she enjoyed the Portland nightclub scene and danced to Sequel and other local bands. In ~1985 she earned an appearance on the local Portland TV quiz show On The Spot. Janice was an integral cornerstone in Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) history. She was the President and then Operations Manager for OMRRA from 1994 to 2010. In July of 1997 she realized a life-long dream to be a mother, and gave birth to the apple of her eye, Rayce William Logan. Janice was not religious and at times was irreverent and sarcastic. She did not consider herself spiritual. However, her true humanity shone through in her giving and caring heart. Janice met Simon-Pierre Smith in 2000 who was racing motorcycles at PIR. This meeting would blossom into a mutually loving, life-sharing relationship spanning 18+ years. Janice enjoyed traveling and together with Simon she visited Alaska, Mexico, Russia, France, Spain, etc. She embarked on several ocean cruises with friends, and toured New Zealand and Europe. Janice also criss-crossed the U.S. many times during road trips with Simon and friends. With her wonderful, outgoing, vibrant, positive personality, witty sense of humor and infectious laugh, she was always the center of attention in any social situation. She will be missed terribly by all those who knew and loved her.
Janice is survived by her life partner, Simon-Pierre Smith; son, Rayce; brothers, Tom Logan of Scappoose and Quest Richlife of San Jose, Calif.; nephew, Max Logan (Tom’s son); Rayce’s father, Norm Rindal; and her precious Shiba Inu, Kyra.
A small Remembrance Gathering, organized for family members and close friends only, will take place in the Portland area Saturday, June 2, 2018, at a private residence. No funeral or religious service was desired or planned for. The wishes of her family and close friends will determine the dispensation of her ashes. There is no request for memorial donations.
[Editor’s note: Janice was a valued and enthusiastic of the Garden Home History Project’s Board of Directors. She will be missed greatly.]