Late last week tragedy struck a local family as Logan Diane Planty’s life came to a sudden end on a rain slick road.
Logan was just 19 years old – a 2006 graduate of Smithson Valley High School who was at the beginning of a promising life.
Some of her high school accomplishments included qualifying for the Class 5A-Region IV track meet in her junior and senior seasons at Smithson Valley. She was a dedicated and accomplished athlete who competed in pole vaulting and in cross country throughout high school. Logan tended to soar in all things she set her mind to.
The family remembers Logan’s vibrant and lively spirit; she will always live in their hearts. Logan touched many in her short but memorable life. According to her mother, Windy Coleman-Planty: “She lived and loved more than words can describe. And that is what we will remember and miss most about her. She was exceptionally beautiful, and her smile would light up a room and make your day so much better.” Logan’s love of life was incredible; with her outstanding sense of humor, she could always be found singing and dancing – everyone loved to be around her.
Family members said that Logan was very close and committed to her family -- they were very close to her heart. Many of the family’s cherished memories of Logan are family gatherings: trips to the lake, the beach, and floating down the Guadalupe River. She brightened the lives of all who she came in contact with. She had a smile that will never be forgotten.
At the time of her passing she was living with her father in San Antonio and worked at a local Mexican restaurant.
The loss of Logan is another terrible tragedy that may have been averted had seat belts been worn. Our community is still grieving over the loss of two young ladies who like Logan were about to set off on life’s great journey only to have it end suddenly because of a momentary lapse in judgment.