Charles Chuck Logan-Belford

Charles Chuck Logan-Belford

Charles Chuck Logan-Belford

Charles Chuck Logan-Belford was born October 10, 1961, in Fresno, Calif., to Marvin and Phebe Ann Belford. He died March 21, 2010, following a brief, brave fight with cancer. Growing up, Chuck and his family lived in California, Iowa and Illinois, before settling in Ashland, Ore. He attended school in Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School in 1980. He received a bachelor's degree in criminology from Southern Oregon University and a master's degree in social work from Walla Walla University.

Chuck, an accomplished French horn player, was one of the first high school students to become a member of the Rogue Valley Symphony. Later he became the principal horn player for Pendleton's Oregon East Symphony. Chuck loved sports. As a child, he played Little League, Babe Ruth and Ashland High School baseball. He ski raced for the Mt. Ashland Racing Association and the Ashland high school ski team. He swam for the Medford High School swim team (because Ashland did not have one) and later, worked as a lifeguard, and swim instructor. As an adult, Chuck enjoyed scuba diving, golfing, and traveling on his motorcycle with friends.

Professionally, Chuck first worked in Pendleton, Ore., as a juvenile probation officer. Later he worked in Richland, Wash., as a therapist specializing in behavior disordered children. He wrote and received many grants, and became a well-respected resource in the Pacific Northwest for the programs he developed to treat neurological developmental disorders, such as autistic spectrum disorders. In 1999, Chuck returned to Pendleton to be the director of the Umatilla County Youth Services. He continued to work in Pendleton until his death. While serving as the director, Chuck worked hard to change the philosophy of the juvenile justice system in Oregon, from a punitive approach to a treatment mode, because he believed in a child's ability to change and grow.

In 1992, Chuck married Anita Logan of Lowden, Wash. Together they loved and raised their daughter, Kelly Su, and fulfilled many of their lifelong dreams, which included living on their Lowden, Wash., ranch filled with horses, miniature donkeys, goats, dogs, and cats.

Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Anita; and daughter, Kelly Su. Also in Lowden, are his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Anne Wiseman. His Oregon family includes mother, Phebe Ann Kimball; father and step-mom, Marvin and Lodi Belford; sister, Liz Belford Dunn (David) and their children, Michaela, Isabel and Isaiah. His step-family includes Rebecca Kapus, Steve Birge, (Tiffany), Renee Kimball McKibben (Arthur), Brad Kimball (JoMarie), and Kristi Kimball Mastrofini (Gilbert) and their children.

Chuck was preceded in death by his beloved grandpa Doc and grandma Dorothy; his grandma and grandpa Belford; and his wonderful step-dad, Keith Kimball.

Donations may be made directly to the Kelly Logan Endowed Social Work Scholarship Fund through Walla Walla University, Department of Advancement, 204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA, 99324, Attn: Dr. Dennis Carlson.

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