Bettye Logan

Published 10:57 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Bettye King Hoffman Logan died on Jan. 10, 2015 in the serene sanctuary of the Hospice
House, Landrum, S.C.
She was born May 5, 1926 and grew up in Spencer, Mass. Her adoptive parents were
from the Quebec Province of Canada and spoke French throughout Bettye’s childhood.
As a result, Bettye became a passionate Francophile, embracing a lifelong love affair
with France, crossing the Atlantic many times to visit her beloved city of Paris.
After graduating high school as valedictorian, Bettye became an executive secretary,
working at Worcester Junior College, where she met and fell in love with her future
husband, Randall Hoffmann. Together they moved to New York City, where Bettye
joined the staff at NBC in l952.
From l962 to l968 she served as secretary to NBC’s Executive Senior Vice President
David C. Adams. Bettye’s peers were impressed by her intelligence, dedication and
integrity. She was eventually promoted to the position of vice president of information
services in l972, NBC’s first woman vice president.
Upon her promotion, Julian Goodman, president of NBC, sent a congratulatory letter
saying: “I have participated in the selection and anointment of more vice presidents than I
care to remember, but none has given me greater satisfaction both personally and on its
merits than your own elevation to that exalted status.” Bettye thoroughly enjoyed her
tenure at the National Broadcasting Company until her retirement in l986.
As Bettye and Randy researched the perfect place to retire, they discovered Tryon
through a variety of contacts and relocated to North Carolina in l989. Sadly, after their
move, Randy passed away the following year. Bettye made a decision to remain in Polk
County, resulting in many fond and lasting friendships throughout the years.
In l992, she met Dr. Frank Logan from Rutherfordton, N.C. who introduced Bettye to the
exciting equestrian world as well as to the joys of Dixieland jazz. Bettye and Frank
married in l993 and together traveled far and wide to enjoy a bountiful and active life
until Frank’s passing in 2000.
Bettye was a passionate supporter and lover of animals, large and small, particularly in
the welfare of dogs and horses. Her own dogs, Sam and Lulu, shared the pleasure of her
company throughout the remaining years of her life. McFarland Funeral Chapel
P.O. Box 280
54 McFarland Dr.
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Serving the community since 1911
Bettye was predeceased by her stepdaughter, Janet Chickos (Jim) and is survived by her
stepdaughter, Martha Rucker (Ron), six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
At Bettye’s request, no services are planned.
Memorials may be made to: Lennies’s Kids, 245 Ioka Hills Road, Columbus, N.C.
28722; Foothills Humane Society, 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, N.C. 28722;
Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, l30 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722 or Steps
to Hope, P.O. Box 518, Columbus, N.C. 28782.

An on-line guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, N.C.

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