Ellen Logan Spearel
Ellen Logan Spearel
  • April 11, 1929 - January 8, 2018
  • Clearwater, Florida

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Spearel, Ellen Logan,

88 of Clearwater passed away January 9, 2018 in her home under Hospice care. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, she was raised on her grandparents’ farm until she joined her parents for her father’s next military assignment at Camp Blanding, Florida where he ran Civilian Conservation Corps Camps until the start of WW II. She then went to art school in Montreat, North Carolina during the duration of the war. Afterwards, she rejoined her father and mother and moved to Austria where she went to boarding school while her father, an Army Finance Officer, tended to his duties as the Senior Finance Officer supervising finance operations for the European Theater as well as attending his high level meetings with Senior Bank Representatives of the various banks and governments affected by the war, to restart their banking system under the Marshall Plan. Upon her return from Europe, she moved with her parents to her father’s next assignment at Ft. Benning, Georgia where she met her husband of 68 years whom she met on a blind date and was a pilot assigned to support the Basic Airborne School with Air support. She is the 6th generation descendant of Major Francis O. Logan who was a Major in the Continental Army of South Carolina serving in the Revolutionary War. She is predeceased by her parents, Lt.Col. US Army (Retired) Cahrles O. Logan and Dulce Duckworth Logan as well as her son, Capt.(P) Donald W. Spearel Jr. and daughter, Leslie Ann Spearel. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Col. USAF (Ret.) Donald W. Spearel; sons, Warren E. Spearel and David B Spearel Sgt. USA (Ret). Also Grandchildren, Brent W. Spearel, Christopher B. Spearel, and Brittany N. Spearel; and Great Granddaughter, Jaya Spearel. She was an avid bowler and played on Leagues at bases her husband was assigned to include MacDill AFB, Florida Bolling Field, Maryland Andrews AFB, Maryland, and Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany. In addition to that, she belonged to the Officer’s Wives Clubs at each Base her husband was assigned to until his retirement. After settling into their retirement, they both travelled all across America visiting old military friends and traveling to various places abroad. In between her travels, she volunteered at Mease Countryside Hospital in the Gift Shop and at various professional Golf tournaments for over ten years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and loved by many military friends who considered her as a second mother to them. She had a warm heart, a friendly smile and her sense of humor that will be remembered by all who knew her. Viewing will be from 11am to 1pm at Sylvan Abby Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Rd, Clearwater 33759, immediately followed by service and interment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. Friends and family invited to attend. In lieu of Flowers, the family has requested Memorial Donations be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter 1-800-272-3900.