Dewey Logue

Former Malibu resident Dewey Logue died Feb. 17 at his home in Ojai. He was 76.

Logue was born March 29, 1934 in Drake’s Creek, Ark. to parents Rosa Ann and Eliot Oliver Logue. On Dec. 24, 1952 he married Betty Jewell Claypool. Logue enlisted in the Army in 1954 and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany until he left the service in 1957.

After moving his family to California, Logue founded Point Dume Wholesale Nursery in 1966. He worked as a nurseryman and landscape designer in Malibu for years, with clients ranging from his neighbors to President Ronald Reagan. After retiring at 51, Logue was sought out and hired by former client Larry Hagman to create a 26-acre garden in the hills above Ojai. His work on this project, called “Heaven,” was featured in In Style magazine in 1994.

Logue was a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, California Nurseryman’s Association, American Legion, California Shuffleboard Association and the “Ojai Liars Club,” comprised of his “donut and coffee buddies.”

Logue is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; his children Paul and Erlinda Logue, Kathy and Leo Miller, Debra Warnacutt, Robin Logue, Christopher and Janice Logue and Jennifer and Bradley Nail; his brother Kenneth Logue; his sister Ruth Beard; his six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will take place Friday at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., in Ventura at 6 p.m. More information can be obtained by calling the funeral home at 805.643.8623.

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Services will take place Saturday at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd. in Ventura.

There will be a celebration of his life following the service at Mira Walle Mobile Home Park clubhouse, 1202 Loma Dr. in Ojai.

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