Mathew “Kuyk” Kuykendall Logan, 80, veteran Texas and Oklahoma journalist and public relations executive, died at home on July 11, 2014. Kuyk and his wife Dianne lived in The Woodlands.
After obtaining a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma where he was editor of the student newspaper, Logan took a reporting job at United Press International and later became city editor for The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City.
In 1987 he was recruited by The University of Texas Medical School at Houston to serve as its first assistant dean for community affairs.
In 1992, he joined the medical school’s teaching hospital, Hermann, as vice president of public affairs and marketing. In 1997, when Hermann and the Memorial Healthcare System merged to form the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Kuyk was named vice president of corporate communications, a post he held until he retired in July, 2002.
In addition to wife, Dianne, Kuyk is survived by grandson, Brian J. Rung and wife, Amanda, of Austin, TX; sisters-in-law Judy Ferguson of Oklahoma City and Marilyn Barragree and husband, Jack, of Edmond, OK.
Kuyk was predeceased by his son, Robert Tyler Logan; parents, Leonard M. Logan, Jr. and Floy Elise Logan of Norman, OK; brothers James Duke Logan and wife, Dorothy, of Vinita, OK; and Leonard M. Logan III and wife, Julia, of Norman, OK; Dianne’s parents, L. W. Elderkin and wife, Dorothy of Oklahoma City; and brothers-in-law, Kip Ferguson of Oklahoma City and Karl Jacobs of Luther, OK.
Services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 3 p.m., in the Chapel of Forest Park – The Woodlands. Reception will follow.
Condolences may be submitted online to www.forestparkthewoodlands.com.
In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial donations to the Robert Tyler Logan Memorial Music Scholarship, University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., 100 Timberdell Road; Norman, OK. 73019-0685.