Margaret DeVane Logue died peacefully at her West Tisbury home on June 22. She was 95, just shy of her 96th birthday.

She was born in New Haven, Conn. in 1926, the eldest child of William Clyde DeVane Jr. and Mabel Phillips DeVane. She grew up in New Haven and Ithaca and spent summers in Moriches, N.Y. with her maternal grandmother, Hannah Phillips, and in Colebrook, Conn. with her great aunt, Janet Phillips. These childhood summers with grandparents inspired her to build strong relationships with her own grandchildren.

She met her future husband, Edward J. Logue, at a family friend’s house. They married in 1947, before her senior year of college. This began a unique and loving partnership in which Ed, an extrovert, and Margaret, an introvert, mutually supported each other and their career ambitions, something that was rare in many marriages of the time.

After graduating from Smith College in 1948 with a bachelor of arts in government, she began her career as an educator. She completed graduate work in child psychology, government and education. In 1978, she earned a masters in education with a concentration in reading and learning disabilities from NYU in 1978.

She worked in a variety of roles throughout her career, including as a teacher at the Windsor School in Boston, a teacher and administrator at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn and head of the Carroll School in Lincoln. She had a broad influence and left her mark at each school where she worked, changing the lives of colleagues and students.

Ed’s career took them to India in the early 1950s. Margaret worked with parents to found what is now the American Embassy School in New Delhi. Initially, she was the sole teacher of 12 students spanning six grades who gathered under a tree for their lessons.

Upon retirement, she became an educational consultant and advocate, advising schools around New England and training teachers to identify and improve teaching of students with learning disabilities. She attended conferences, kept up with dyslexia research and took new students until she was 93.

In 1962, Margaret and Ed built a summer house in Chilmark with Margaret’s siblings and parents. In 1986, Margaret and Ed settled in West Tisbury in a house built by her children and extended family. Both houses became gathering places for family and friends. Everyone was always welcome.

She actively engaged the Vineyard community, serving as clerk of the Chilmark Pond Association, on the Dukes County Charter Commission, the Island Parent Advisory Council and the West Tisbury Library landscaping committee. She hosted meetings to foster more participation in local governance, particularly by younger voters.

Her experience in India sparked a lifelong love of travel and curiosity about other cultures. She traveled to more than 35 states and 30 countries on four continents. She offered each grandchild the opportunity to choose an educational Elderhostel trip, designed specifically for seniors and their grandchildren.

Later in life, she started every day with coffee and The New York Times, followed by gardening and reading non-fiction. She wound down each day with a glass of wine and a good fiction book.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents, her brother Milton DeVane, her son in law Ernie Mendenhall, and her husband Edward J. Logue.

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Edminster; her children Kathy and Bill Logue; daughter in law Chris Logue; grandchildren James, Kate and Meg Logue, and Megan Mendenhall; step-grandchildren Trish Pelkey, Cheryl Lowe and Brad Mendenhall; and numerous nieces, nephews and step-great-grandchildren.

She was interred at Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark. A celebration of life will be held in the fall. Her family invites people to bring pictures, stories and favorite memories.

Donations can be made to a fund created to support her legacy in education and lifelong learning, and can be sent to Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, P.O. Box 243, West Tisbury, MA 02575 or Please note the Margaret DeVane Logue Memorial Fund in the memo.