The Forks Logger’s Memorial committee is now chaired by Jo Marie Miller (center). Martha Paul (left) is a founder of the project and continues to serve on the committee. June Cassell (right) is also a founder, and is now retired from the committee.
In February 1991, a new committee was formed and work began to fall into place at last. Jan Westerlund was the chairman and Evelyn Bryson, June Cassell, Martha Paul and Lowell McQuaid were on the committee. As years went by, Evelyn Bryson was the chairman, with June Cassell and Martha Paul assisting. Both Evelyn’s and June’s husbands were loggers during part of their lives. Floyd Bryson and Ed Cassell helped Evelyn and June maintain the gardens. Dennis and Margaret Chastain carved out a 12-foot-tall statue of western red cedar for the memorial.