Logan, James Clark Sr.
James Clark Logan, Sr. Of Amherst, NH died on May 1, 2018 at the Beaumont Facility in Westborough, MA following a battle with vascular dementia. Born in Hartford, CT, he had just celebrated his 83rd birthday on April 28th. Clark was a loving husband of 57 years to Ann Murray Logan. Devoted father 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 grandfather of Tya and her wife Maya, Tristen, Daniel, Caleigh, and Dylan. He is predeceased by his wife, Ann, who passed just months earlier on January 11, 2018.
Clark graduated from Buckley High School in 1953 and went on to study at the University of Connecticut. He enlisted in The United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged in April, 1963. Clark began his career working in women’s retail fashion as a buyer for Sage Allen Department Stores where he met Ann. 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 chain of women’s boutiques across Southern NH, The Clothes Closet, and later a women’s accessory shop, Compliments.
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. Clark was a member of The Rotary Club, board member of the Pillsbury Home in Milford NH, and served as Treasurer to the Souhegan School Administration Unit 39.
Among other passions, Clark loved boating, tennis, music, animals and especially golden retrievers. After playing tennis into his late 70’s, he was content to watch tennis on television, preferably with a golden retriever at his side. In his later days, he was often found tapping his foot to whatever music was playing. Clark was a kind, compassionate individual and he spent much of his free time, throughout his entire life, helping and caring for others, be they family or not. His wisdom, humor, love, and kindness is missed already and we will do our best to carry on his positive attributes.
The family would like to thank the Salmon Health Care and Hospice Professionals for their compassion and care over the past three years.
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. Internment will be in Amherst NH at a