Former Bellewood Client, Director Dies
Logan Clayton Bohannon, former Bellewood client turned executive director, died November 4, 2010, at 101.
Mr. Bohannon had been an integral part of Bellewood since he arrived to our campus with his siblings in 1923 after their father died of black lung in far Eastern Kentucky. At a time when many rural schools in the nation were still a one-room structure maintained by a single individual, Bellewood gave its students a well-rounded education at The Anchorage Public School.
“Mr. Bo,” as he known, had a tremendous sense of pride for the education and skill sets he received at Bellewood, and throughout the rest of his life attributed Bellewood as the catalyst and foundation for his life’s successes. He stressed the value of education and personal endurance to literally every youth at Bellewood when he returned with his wife, Mary Elizabeth, to work here in the 1948.
For 32 years Mr. Bo and his wife held a variety of titles at Bellewood, and in 1973, he reached his apex by becoming the executive director. He retired at age 70 in 1979, but the impact he made and the lives he touched is unwavering and immeasurable.
Mr. Bo brought an incredible sense of care, love and pride to this organization. He didn’t just believe in Bellewood, he did everything in his power to nurture it, make it grow and more than anything, give every child the means to live as an educated, accomplished adult who possesses self-awareness, confidence and perseverance.