Logan Knight (born December 18th, 1999 as Jonathan Logan Knight) passed away on the morning of February 9th, 2023 in a tragic automobile accident in Santa Barbara, CA. He is survived by his father, David E. Knight; mother, Kathryn C. Ashby; three siblings: Sarah E. Knight, Hannah K. Flygare and David P. Knight; and grandparents Quentin L. Cook, Mary G. Cook, and Nancy R. Knight. An open house celebration of Logan will be held on March 3rd, 2023 at 6:30pm at the MacDonald Residence: 2127 East Mallory Street, Mesa, AZ 85213. Although his life lasted only 23 years, his impact on his family and friends is lasting and profound.
Logan’s greatest love in life was music. He began singing while in middle school at Stapley Junior High School. When he was in 7th grade, he played the lead role in Aladdin the musical. He sang in choir all throughout high school and was a member of both the Chorale and Encore ensembles at Mountain View. At the final choir concert of his senior year, he sang the solo number Santa Fe from the musical Newsies. Logan loved going to New York and attending Broadway musicals; some of his favorites were The Phantom of the Opera, The Last Five Years, and Newsies.
Logan had a talent for discovering good music and frequently introduced his friends and family to new artists and songs. One of his most prized possessions was his record player. He accumulated records of his favorite albums. Among his favorite artists were Taylor Swift, The 1975, The Band Camino, Kesha, and Carly Rae Jepsen, all of whom he saw in concert. Logan wanted to be anywhere music was playing. His siblings remember fondly that he hung a disco ball from the ceiling of his bedroom and regularly hosted dance parties, making him a natural nomination for prom king.
Logan also excelled at baking; trips to New York were never complete without stopping by Carlo’s Bakery from the TLC TV show Cake Boss. By age twelve, he had perfected his favorite recipe: Sprinkles red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. He loved baking and decorating cakes so much that Logan became known in his community for his incredible confections. Inspired by Mrs. Backer’s Bakery, he learned to decorate cakes with buttercream flowers and delicate piped frosting. Logan continued this love of baking throughout college with friends and loved ones.
Logan’s artistic personality was seen in many areas of his life. One of his favorite possessions was his Polaroid camera. He loved taking Polaroids with his friends and family. His favorites were always displayed above his desk wherever he lived. He was a very talented writer and had an eye for style and fashion. Logan was pursuing a degree in English at the University of California Santa Barbara with the ambition to become a screenwriter. He loved fashion and was extremely successful as a sales representative for H&M. Logan boldly and fearlessly let the world know he was gay just prior to his senior year of high school. One way that he expressed himself was by wearing makeup. He loved wearing brightly colored, often glittery, eyeshadow and pink clothing.
Logan’s hearty laugh was contagious and his sense of humor brought joy to all. Although he is gone, his memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. To our dear Logan: We will think of you every time we hear your favorite music; watch your favorite movie (Titanic); hear a SpongeBob quote (he could quote almost every episode); attend a Broadway musical; savor a red velvet cupcake; or see a tall, handsome, blonde, blue-eyed young man dressed to the nines. We will never stop loving and missing you. Until we meet again and can wrap our arms around you, may you rest in peace. © 2023 Hannah Knight Flygare