Logan Charles Smith


Logan Charles Smith, 15, passed away on August 26, 2021.  He was born on September 10, 2005 in Alamosa, Colorado, to Raymond and Lori Smith.  Logan was a Sophomore at Centauri High School, La Jara, Colorado.  He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He served in the Young Men’s program, where he found many close friends with leaders and those he attended with.  He was a member of Centauri FFA, and Final Drive 4H Club.  He loved the 4H program.  He loved working with his goat and horses every year to get them ready for the SLV Fair.  He took pride in his work with animals.  He loved every aspect of agriculture.

Logan had a heart of pure gold!  He didn’t know a stranger.  He always had a smile on his face.  He had an infectious smile that kept him out of a lot of trouble. Logan was an incredibly gifted individual.  He loved team roping and often expressed his future plans to make it in Pro Rodeo. He loved his Friday Night Ropings, and the friends and family he made there.  He always had a rope in his hands.  His parents recall often telling him to “put the rope down so he could get something done” He’d just grin and go on about his business.  His family will also tell you no one could walk ahead of him without getting healed, he’d often say “go ahead” so he could rope their feet.  He could cowboy with the best of them.  He loved animals and enjoyed taking care of them.  He had more patience with an animal than he had for any human.   

He and his brothers had their own goat herd, he knew each animal and could always remember year to year their offspring and how they raised them.  He knew each goat by name.  He worked side by side with his brothers to make decisions about their herd.

Logan had a love for horses that was unexplainable.  He could do things with a horse that no one else could. He loved to move cows on horseback in the mountains.  He was his dad’s right-hand man when it came to ranch work.  He loved being on the ranch.  Oftentimes while moving cows he’d fall way behind everyone (even the cows) and would be found working on fundamentals with his horse.

He was always teaching his horse something new.  Making a good horse a better horse.  His talents on horseback would often leave us in awe.  He’d get a new horse and would have no rest till he trusted the animal enough to stand in the saddle.

Logan loved being outdoors.  He loved hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles with his brothers,  camping and being with his family.  He loved our family camping trips when aunts, uncles, and cousins would all be around.  Logan loved his family!  He loved being together and loved big family gatherings.  He was the best cousin to the little kids, he was never too big or too cool to get down on the floor and play with them.  He had a love for little kids and little kids were easily drawn toward him.

He loved his brothers and spending time with them.  They recently all ended up with motorcycles and spent a lot of time riding together.  His brothers were his everything.  They all had a special bond.  Their mom recalls many nights filled with wrestling and laughter throughout the house.

The boys would start and it wasn’t long till dad joined too.  They would fight but it never lasted long. Logan worried about his brothers and always put their needs and feelings before his own.

Logan loved his family.  He had many families, whether it was his roping family, his 4H family, church family, friend family, or school family.  He loved them all dearly.

He is survived by his parents, Ray and Lori Smith, his siblings Chance and Dakota. Grandpa’s Bill Hoover and Stephen Smith as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and other extended family.  He was preceded in death by his loving grandmothers Loretta Hoover, and Deborah Kay Smith.

Funeral services for Logan will be 11:00 AM Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in La Jara, Colorado.  A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in the Relief Society Room also at the La Jara Church.  A visitation will also be held prior to the services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM. Interment will follow services in the Manassa Cemetery.

The Smith Family would like to thank the community for their overwhelming support during these difficult times. 

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements.  To extend condolences, remembrances and words of comfort for Logan’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com

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