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Hovland Family Remembered
 

Hovland Family Remembered with Gift to

GHS Educational Trust

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 schools.

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 until 1999.

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 her retirement.

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.

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