Family Remembered with Gift to
Although Lynn (Hovland) Logslett-Hembree spent most of
her adult life in the state of Washington, it is clear from her bequest to the
Glasgow High School Educational Trust that a large part of her heart never left
the northeastern Montana prairie, her beloved family, or her alma mater behind. On her passing, June 26, 2013,
Logslett-Hembree bequeathed her home in the Tacoma area to the GHS Educational
Trust. It was recently sold, and the
proceeds transferred to the corpus of the trust, so future earnings could help
finance the higher education of Glasgow High School graduates. As a result of her generosity, the first gift
of financial aid to a GHS graduate attending college or trade school in memory
of the Hovland Family will be made next summer for the 2017-2018 academic year,
and a gift will be made in its name every year thereafter in perpetuity.
Logslett-Hembree was born in Nashua, Montana, in 1924,
to John and Mabel Hovland. John Hovland
had come to Larslan, Montana, from Minnesota with his brothers Olaf and Julius
to homestead in 1916. Mabel (Malingen)
Hovland was also from Minnesota, and married John in 1920. They continued to farm in the Larslan area
and together had six children: Richard
Hovland, Merlin Hovland, Jeanette Hovland Corey, LaVonne (Hovland) McFarland,
Lynn (Hovland) Logslett-Hembree, and Doris (Hovland) Maag, a long-time Glasgow
resident. When John died in 1932, reportedly from the effects of gas he was
subjected to during World War I, Mabel
Hovland raised the children on her own, working at the Richland School
Dormitory as a housemother and cook for a time, in addition to maintaining the
family farm during the Great Depression.
In 1938, the family moved to Glasgow, and the children enrolled in local
Lynn (Hovland) Logslett-Hembree graduated from Glasgow
High School in 1941. During her senior
year, she was allowed to work at a local bank as part of her education; it was
the beginning of a long and very successful career in banking. After graduation, she attended a business
school in Spokane, Washington, and following completion of her studies there
was employed at Idaho First National Bank in Coeur dí Alene, Idaho.
In 1942, she met Jack Hembree at the Coeur dí Alene
USO. He was a hospital corpsman
stationed at Farragut Naval Training Base.
They were separated by the War in 1944, and did not see each other again
Lynn (Hovland) Logslett-Hembree married a local contractor,
Don Logslett, in 1950, settled in the Seattle area, and continued her career in
banking. She eventually became the first
female Vice-President of Puget Sound National Bank, a position she held until
Jack Hembree and his wife and Lynn (Hovland) Logslett
and her husband renewed their friendship in 1999 for the first time since the
War. Shortly after, in March of 2000,
Lynnís husband died, and three weeks later, Jackís wife died. In August of 2000, Lynn and Jack were
married, both 76 years old at the time, and together they enjoyed a loving
relationship for 13 years. In a recent
letter to the trust about his late wife, Jack Hembree wrote, ďLynn was a practical
woman and a strong advocate of continuing education, and she wished to thank
all and show her appreciation for the help she received during her career. I am happy to follow her wishes. ď
The Glasgow High School Educational Trust was
established in 1964 by the GHS Class of 1938.
Since its inception, gifts of cash, stock, and real estate have grown
the corpus of the trust to over $5 million dollars in value. The earnings on those assets are used to
award financial aid to GHS graduates pursuing college or trade school through a
semi-annual application process administered by the Board of Trustees. Application deadlines are July 1st
and October 15th of each year.
Applicants may apply for assistance for both semesters of the school
year or for the spring semester only.
All application requirements must be met and the application submitted
on time to qualify. Students may reapply
over the course of their academic careers, and the majority of the recipients
do so. To date, the trust has awarded $1,842,000
in financial aid to hundreds of different students attending colleges and trade
schools across the nation. The application and further information about
the trust are available at www.ghsedutrust.org.
In addition to the grants given to students, the Glasgow
High School Educational Trust also purchases equipment and programs for GHS
that cannot be financed within the regular budget. These gifts benefit all students and the
public at large when they attend events at GHS or use its facilities. A total
of 111 gifts have been made to GHS across all departments. The total dollar
amount of the trustís purchases for GHS to date is $223,179.42.
Whenever the trust receives donations in the name of a
particular individual that total $500 or more, a gift to a student or GHS is
given in honor, recognition, or memory of that individual. Donations of $10,000 or more in the name of a
particular individual entitle the donor to an annual naming opportunity in perpetuity. The Glasgow High School Educational Trust
gratefully acknowledges the investment Lynn (Hovland) Logslett-Hembree has made
in the students of Glasgow High School and in the betterment of this community,
in memory of her family.
At its recent semi-annual meeting the trust awarded
the following gifts for the Spring 2017 semester only:
First time recipient:
Jake Hentges, MSU-Northern- IMO Vernon C. Anderson
Second time recipient:
Megan Dailey, Dickinson State University- IHO Gary & Jean Buer Mott.