Ann Hartmann Logan
Of Amherst, NH died on January 11, 2018 at 84 years old following a prolonged illness. Loving wife of 57 years to James Clark Logan, Sr. Devoted mother of James (Jay) Clark Logan, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Hillsborough, NH and John M. Logan and his wife Carol of Southborough, MA. Proud grandmother of Tya and her wife Maya, Tristen, Daniel, Caleigh, and Dylan. She is predeceased by her sister, Helen M. Hadden and her husband, The Honorable Judge William L. Hadden of Hamden, CT.
Ann attended Pine Manor and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1954. Following an expansive tour of Europe after graduation, Ann began her career in women’s retail fashion as a buyer for Sage Allen Department Stores where she met Clark. They married in 1960. Ann and Clark moved to Amherst, NH from West Hartford, CT in 1969 so that Clark could pursue a promotion. Shortly after, they opened their own women’s clothing boutique, The Clothes Closet, in Milford, NH. They expanded the single store to a small chain and added an accessory shop called Compliments. Ann had a fondness for all animals, but especially loved Golden Retrievers, rescuing 4 very lucky dogs over her lifetime.
Ann and Clark lived in Amherst for 46 years, and during that time they served their community in countless ways, with many exceptional people and dear friends. Among her many civic contributions, Ann served on the Town Ways and Means Committee, was Treasurer of SAU 39, a member of the Advisory Board to the Peabody Mill Environmental Center, member of the Amherst Garden Club and Friends of the Library. Ann was a passionate advocate of education and inclusion in education. She tirelessly served on the Amherst School Board, was a Founding Board Member of Souhegan High School, and a member of the NH State Board of Education. Since 1998, Ann has presented an annual scholarship to a graduating senior at Souhegan High School.
A Memorial to honor Ann will be held this spring in Amherst, NH and internment will be in Amherst at a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Souhegan Scholarship Foundation/Ann Logan Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 323, Amherst, NH 03031.
To all of Ann’s friends who helped us manage when her health failed, we thank you for your compassion, support and love!