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This page is dedicated to those former employees of Hughes Airwest that have passed away.  If you know of former RW employees who are no longer with us, we would appreciate any details you may have available.
                                                        
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A special tribute to
Irving T. Tague

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The airline world along with those of us who worked for Hughes Airwest during the early and mid 70's lost a true friend on November 21, 1991 when Irv Tague passed away at the young age of 63.  Our special "thank you" to Russ Stephenson for writing the very poignant "Tribute to Irv" that follows.

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Tribute to Irv

Irv Tague was born a Westerner, in Washington State.  As he matured, his experience took him to the East via Alaska, where he was deeply involved in scheduling and economic analysis with Pan American World Airways.

Irv was a quiet, intense, private man, who was not given to chatter about himself, or much else.  When Tom Bailey asked me to help him put together a memorial to Irv, I had to talk to someone who had been personally involved with events that brought Irv to Hughes Airwest.

Fortunately, I was able to reach John Eichner, a retired partner in a highly regarded DCA transportation consulting firm, Simat, Helliesen and Eichner (SH&E), who were responsible for pairing Irv and RW.

The story begins, for the purpose of this tribute to Irv, with Irv's extensive work with Pan American World Airways, primarily on scheduling, where he came to the attention of the SH&E partners.  John Eichner told me that Irv was one of the best airline schedulers he ever knew, a talent Irv would use to great advantage with Northeast Airlines and Hughes Airwest as well as Pan Am.

SH&E had the Hughes organization as clients, so when Northeast Airlines was purchased by Howard Hughes, and there was a need for a variety of management improvements, Jim Austin - the new Hughes' selected president working with SH& E, had Irv brought in as consultant to improve scheduling in particular.

Subsequently, Irv's excellent work at NEA led SH&E to ask Irv to set up a West Coast office in San Mateo, a geographic decision not then related to Hughes Airwest. However, while that was being developed, the Hughes organization had its problems with the three-airline merger it had purchased.

All of the CAB and SEC work had not been finalized in Washington, among other things.  Almost all of you will have memory of some of the problems to be faced closer home.

Chester Davis, Hughes top attorney, asked SH&E for help to get things in order.  As a result of this request, Irv was shifted to San Mateo, but for the RW assignment rather than to set up an independent SH&E office.

Irv's excellent grasp of the problems that needed attention led to his selection as General Manager by the Hughes directors.

One of the descriptions I first encountered when we got to San Mateo was of Irv...."a skinny, quiet little guy who had an office down the hall.  We sure didn't think he was going to be the Boss!" This was one person's observation; mine was that Irv developed respect in a hurry.

Irv showed his savvy, continuing to work with Nat Simat and John Eichner as consultants in the development of RW through critical management, equipment and route changes.  Simat, a former CAB staff member, knew the Washington ropes, as did Eichner.  The two of them, Irv and SH&E were a good team.  Irv had the vision of what he wanted and needed, and SH&E knew how to help with the Washington, DC regulatory problems.

Irv was an interesting man for whom to work.  He was a very private individual, had out-of-the-norm working habits, and gave considerable authority to his staff to work for the objectives he had in mind.  He was not a personnel man, but received substantial support from his assistant, Dave Hinson, a top pilot and excellent manager and advisor.

In my opinion, Irv - working with Nat Simat, deserves the credit for the development of Hughes Airwest to be a major, successful regional airline. He had a good staff to assist him.  In addition, seeing the beginning of a turnaround, which continued, brought new hope to employees who began to improve the operation and service quality with new pride and energy.

When Irv left RW, he had in mind launching Midway Airlines, a major change on the Chicago aviation skyline, which had been ruled primarily by United Air Lines with a vested interest in only one major Chicago airport. Dave Hinson, later to be FAA Administrator, joined Irv and Nat Simat, and Midway Airlines became a successful and respected airline under Irv.

What a shame Irv's drive and competence was cut short.  How fortunate we at RW were to have been associated with him in the excellent airline he developed, with the help of all of us and the support of the Hughes name.

Russell V. Stephenson


 

 

Recent Losses

The only negative part of maintaining this website is learning of the loss of another friend and fellow employee from those great days we all shared together. Unfortunately, it comes with the territory so, in an attempt to keep everyone informed of our losses, this section of "In Memory" will list any recent deaths and any available details as sent to us.   

Please don't assume that someone else sent us the information, we would much rather receive 35 emails about the same passing than to receive none at all.

 

 

Les Morrow
Stations - MRY 
 Sep 20, 2014

 

LESLIE JOSEPH MORROW Les Morrow of Paradise, CA joined his Lord on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 74. Les was born to the late Leo and Thelma Morrow on April 9, 1940 in Hartshorne, OK. He is survived by his wife, Marlene, daughters Angela Morrow and Lisa Morrow Hostek, grandchildren Lesley Morrow Spence and C.J. Spence, Lauren Cartwright and Dylan Morrow Cartwright, brother Rodger Morrow, and was blessed with a large loving family. Les joined the US Navy at 18 and served four years, ending up in Monterey, CA where he met the love of his life, Marlene. They married in 1962 and started their family in the Monterey area. After relocating to Paradise in the mid-70s he attended Chico State studying Psychology and Economics, while working for the airlines. He retired from Northwest Airlines after 30 years and then pursued his love of real estate as his second career. While in real estate for the last 28 years, he was a broker and co-owner of a Realty World office. He served as board president and on several committees throughout the years. He enjoyed working with clients and considered them friends. Les was an avid golfer since the age of eight and had started earning money as a caddy at a country club in Denver; sometimes carrying golf bags bigger than he. He played consistently through his life and often traveled to play in airline and real estate tournaments. Always a believer, Les rededicated his life to Jesus Christ in 2007 while attending a Billy Graham Crusade. Les soon found a home church where he became a member and served as a Deacon, Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher up to the time of his passing. Les truly loved his church family. Services will be held at his home church: Paradise Ridge So. Baptist, 6975 Pentz Rd., Paradise, on Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American

Heart Assoc.

 

Published in Paradise Post from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Schmitz
Captain
 Sept 7, 2014

 

 

Larry Schmitz, was born in Big Stone City, South Dakota May 26, 1923. He was one of six children of William and Tillie Schmitz. He graduated from Osmond Community Schools in Osmond Nebraska in 1941. After returning from WWII Larry attended the University of Washington.

On January 3rd 1943 Larry married Virginia May Talbott in Seattle WA. After 63 years of marriage Virginia died on November 3rd, 2006 while the two resided at Horizon House Retirement facility in Seattle. The couple had two daughters Kathleen Ann and Stacey Lee who are deceased and a surviving son Steven.

Larry learned to fly in the Army Air Corps and served time in WWII. He used his like for flying to launch a 37-year career as an airline pilot and retired from Republic Airlines in 1982. This career gave Larry and Virginia many domestic and international travel opportunities.

Larry enjoyed the many activities at Horizon House including several years of service in the Monday Market. As a gentle person he was a lover of people and relationships. He valued his friendships with many and had a generous heart.

Larry is at peace now, reunited with the loved ones who have preceded him. A memorial for him will be held at the Performance Center in Horizon House at 900 University Street, Seattle on October 2, from 2:00 to 4:00.

Donations may be forwarded to the Lawrence Joseph Schmitz Scholarship c/o: Ms. Jane Brummels, Elementary Principal
Osmond Community Schools #42R,
Box 458, Osmond, NE 68765

Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2014 -

 

 

 

Linda Jean Gilsdorf
Flight Records 
August 27, 2014

 

 

Linda Jean Gilsdorf Resident of San Mateo 66, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a brief and sudden illness. She is survived by daughter, Angela Teldeschi, and grandsons, Tyler and Alex Huber. Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, co-worker, and friend, who brought joy and love to all she encountered. Retiring from the airlines after 36 years, Linda spent an additional 10 years tirelessly serving as a Sister of Mercy Associate, at the Burlingame Motherhouse. The middle child of eleven siblings, Linda made special efforts to forge strong bonds with each of her brothers and sisters, traveling throughout the US for fun and fellowship. Linda loved to travel, and especially enjoyed the beach. An avid reader, Linda shared books and stories, eager to engage in lively discussion over clever themes or plotlines. Family connection was key for Linda. When she turned 50 years old, Linda started a tradition of sisters-weekends, gathering all six Gilsdorf sisters together for special times. The next reunion is planned for October 3rd, where she will be honored and missed. Linda added laughter, love, and light to the world; the angels smile as she joins their ranks. Vigil Monday, Sept.1st at 7:00 pm. Viewing starts at 6:00pm Sneider, Sullivan, & O'Connell's 977 S. El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94402. Funeral Tuesday, Sept 2nd at 10:30 am Sisters of Mercy 2300 Adeline Drive Burlingame CA 94010. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Linda Gilsdorf's name to The Sisters of Mercy at the address above.

 

Published in San Jose Mercury News on Aug. 30, 2014 -

 

 

 

Terry Marshall
Regulatory Affairs
 Aug 24, 2014

 

 

Terry Marshall passed away peacefully Aug. 24, 2014. He was a resident at Highgate Senior Living in Billings, where he had lived for many years. Many events complicated his last years of life and through the support of the Highgate staff and the excellent services of Rocky Mountain Hospice, he is now comfortable and without the pain that he had suffered from for so long.

He was born in Kalispell, on May 24, 1945, and was the youngest son of Leonard and Corlea (Nees) Marshall. As a farming family in the lower valley, just north of Flathead Lake, his folks taught him the value of hard work. After graduating from Flathead High School, he attended Montana State University and received a Bachelor뭩 Degree in Agricultural Business in 1967. Terry then attended Oregon State University and received a Masters in Agricultural Economics in 1970. During his time as an undergraduate, after several trips to the soda shop in Bozeman, he finally mustered the confidence to ask Patti Schledorn to 멺o steady with him. They were married September 10, 1966, in Bozeman. They had two sons and a daughter.

Terry began his professional career with the Industrial Division of Ford Motor Company in Birmingham, MI, in 1969. After only one year, he returned to Bozeman, worked two years for TAP, Inc. and pursued a change that took him to California in 1972. There he worked for Hughes Airwest as a Manager of Regulatory Affairs. A return to Montana came in 1977. After a brief year in Bozeman, where he worked for the local Subaru dealership, he was hired by Big Sky Airlines in Billings. Big Sky would become his life뭩 work. He gave much of his time and energy to the small airline that provided essential air service to so many small, remote Montana towns. He was hired as the Director of Marketing/Planning. He retired in 1997 as the Chairman, President, and CEO, after twenty years of service to the company.

He enjoyed fond memories of fishing the Flathead River, camping trips to Big Basin in the California Redwoods, riding motorcycles with his sons, and breakfast dates with his daughter. Perhaps his fondest memory was from his college days fishing the Madison River near the mouth of the Beartrap Canyon. He also maintained an intense use of sarcasm that family and friends will miss. Lastly, his moments with his granddaughters were a time in his life that he cherished.

He is survived directly by his wife, Patricia of Billings, his three children, sons, Mike (Sabrina) Marshall of Billings and Tom (Michelle) Marshall of Duvall, Wash.; daughter, Krista Marshall (Mike Pasini) of Billings; three granddaughters, Alys, Cayley, and Meagan; and his older brother Duane (Patsy) Marshall of Spokane, Wash.

An open house to celebrate Terry뭩 life will be held at the Billings Northern Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Please join the family during this time to remember him as the husband, father, grandfather, brother, colleague, and friend that he was. The family asks that donations to Lewy Body Dementia research (www.lbda.org) or Rocky Mountain Hospice (www.rockymountainhospice.com) in Billings, MT, be considered in lieu of flowers or other gifts.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through 밢ur Families.

 

 

 

 

Chistrel (Schemainski) Anderson
Flight Attendant
 Aug 20, 2014

 

 

After three and a half years of courageously fighting bladder cancer Christel passed away at her home in Lafayette on Wednesday morning, August 20. Christel was born during a bombing raid of Berlin on December 17, 1940, the daughter of Walter Schemainski and Hilde Raube. She was fortunate to have survived the remainder of the war and post war-torn Germany in the small idyllic village of Burgberg deep in southern Bavaria. Her father never returned from the battlefield. In 1954 she and her mother resettled in Bensheim, Bergstrasse, Germany where she graduated from the Goethe Schule. She continued her studies with a year at the Alliance Franaise in Paris, followed by six months in London. She was a consummate linguist having mastered English, French, Spanish and German, which she attributed to her foundation studying Latin for 6 years. In 1962 she came to the Bay Area to visit a friend and to enroll in the University of California. One Friday on a dare she joined a friend who was applying for a job with Pacific Airlines and the following Monday she began her career as a flight attendant, which she enjoyed until 1984, shortly after her son Alexander was born. She continued to travel to Germany on a monthly basis to visit her beloved mother with whom she was very close. In 1975 she met her husband Dean Anderson through his brother-in-law Earl Spencer, a pilot with the airline. She overwhelmed Dean with her charm, vivacity, exuberance and wit and continued to do so for the remainder of her life with him and with all whom she met. Christel welcomed an endless rotation of guests into her homes with uncompromising love. She was admired in her role as the president of the German Ladies General Benevolent Society (the oldest women's benevolent society in California) and president of the Beach Club in Santiago Bay, Colima, Mexico. After her mother's death, Christel retained a condominium in Zwingenberg, Bergstrasse, Germany which she, her husband and family members have used as a base for European travel during the late spring and summer. During the winter and early spring the couple spent their time in the home they built on the cliffs of the Juluapan Peninsula, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Manzanillo, Mexico. She will be sorely missed by the many friends she had in the Bay area, Germany and Mexico. She had wonderful panache, was delightfully flirtatious and took great pleasure in her friendships. Every room she entered was brightened with her beautiful smile and positive inspirational attitude. She never spoke a negative word about a friend or acquaintance and would remain silent if such a discussion took place. She is survived by her husband, Dean Anderson, son Alexander; stepchildren, Chris, Peter, and Ashley; seven step grandchildren, Nina, Abby, Brandon, Ryan, Justin, Jason and Brooke; three cousins in Germany and a world of friends. A celebration of her life will take place at the family home in two weeks. Details for this event may be found at www.traditioncare.com. Should friends desire to make contributions in Christel's memory they may be sent to German Ladies General Benevolent Society address, P.O. Box27101, S.F.Ca. 94127

TraditionCare Mortuary

(925) 827-2911

Published in Contra Costa Times on Aug. 24, 2014

 

 

 

John R. Stevenson 
Captain 
 June 29, 2014

John Robert Stevenson died peacefully on June 29, 2014, surrounded by his daughters. He will be remembered for his playfulness and humor; for his affable nature; for his integrity; and for his steadfast devotion to family.

John embraced life with gratitude, ever mindful of it뭩 many gifts. Adopted by Charles and Mary Catherine Stevenson shortly after his birth on June 30, 1920, he often referred to himself as "the luckiest little boy in the world." He grew up in Santa Barbara with the dream of flying, mowing runways at the Santa Barbara Airport in exchange for flying lessons.

A member of the WWII "Greatest Generation," he was qualified in the B-17, B-25, C-47, C-87, C-46, AT-17 aircraft and flew C-109 and C-54 in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations. During the last year of the war, he bundled himself in a wool-lined leather cap and flight suit and flew supplies from India to Burma and China in the frigid, oxygen-deprived altitudes over "The Hump" (the Himalayas), earning the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal.

After the war, he was one of the first ten pilots to be hired by the fledgling San Francisco based airline, Southwest Airways. Over the years and through various mergings, he flew with  Pacific Air Lines, Air West and Hughes Air West, retiring as senior pilot in June, 1980. In the early years of his career, hopping from coastal town to coastal town, he would often open the wind wing of the DC-3, light up a cigar, and say to the co-pilot, "This is really livin'." When not flying, John drove in an amateur status in Road Races throughout the West Coast in the 1950's and 60's.

John was a true gentleman who lived a long and full life, always attentive to the pilot's attention to detail and timing. Until his sight and reflexes began to fail, he thrived on the excitement of 'going fast' - on motorcycles, in race cars or aircraft. He loved to fly, but the true love of his life was his wifeof 69 years, Alverna (Alvie), who preceded him in death in 2011. He is deeply loved and survived by his three daughters, Betsy Bazzani (Leonard) of Templeton, CA, Anne Krekelberg (Bob) of Bartlett, TN, and Catherine Wood (James) of Cupertino, CA, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He will be interred at Santa Barbara Cemetery in a family plot with his wife, parents and grandparents.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of the caring staff of Sunny View, memorials gifts can be sent to: The Resident's Council, Sunny View Retirement Community, 22445 Cupertino Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, with checks payable to "The Resident's Council," with a memo note to "Staff Appreciation Fund."

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Ferry
CSA
 Jun 2, 2014

 

 

Samuel Elwood Ferry (Sam), passed away on the evening of June 2, 2014, at Pomona Valley Hospital in Pomona, CA.  He was born on Jan. 5, 1945, in Sunbury, PA, to Elwood and Marjorie Ferry.  He attended Sunbury schools thru his sophomore year at Sunbury High School with the class of 62.  He completed his junior and senior years at Carlisle Military School in Bamberg, SC., graduating in 1962. 

He served in the US Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967.  He was a special radio operator with intelligence units serving mostly in Asia and Southeast Asia.  In 1966 while serving in Vietnam he was promoted to the rank of Sgt., and received the Navy Achievement Medal

He graduated from Atlantic Airline School in Kansas City, MO., beginning his career in the airline industry with Bonanza Airlines in 1967, which lasted through five carriers and four mergers.  He retired in 2002 from Northwest Airlines as an Operations/Customer Service supervisor, to volunteer for the new Transportation Security Administration following 9/11.   He retired from TSA in 2007 as a Transportation Security Manager.  He received the 2004  Leadership Silver Award from TSA.

He earned an AA Degree from Chaffey College in Alta Loma, CA, a BA Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, a California vocational teaching credential in Travel Studies, and a Supervisory Excellence Certificate from the University of California, Riverside.

In early years, he was an avid runner competing in nearly one hundred races, and played softball on a number of airline teams.  He also coached youth sports when his children were young

During retirement Sam volunteered with the Fisheries Resource Volunteer Corps for the US Forest Service.  He was a Stream Coordinator in the Angeles National Forest for FRVC and selected to the Board of Directors in 2013.  In 2012 he received the national Presidents Volunteer Award for service in excess of one thousand hours

He also volunteered with the Citizens on Patrol for the San Bernardino County Sheriff뭩 Department in Court Services.  He was a long time blood donor with donations in excess of 11 gallons.  He served on the county Grand Jury in 08-09, and was a 몉oll-call reader at Riverside National Cemetery. His favorite pastime however was attending his grandkids sports and music events. 

He was a member of the Marine Corps Cryptologic Association and a member at large of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sister Barbara, and one niece Cynthia.  He is survived by his wife Anita of 27 years, two children from a previous marriage, Josh (Cherry), Becky (Micah), and two stepdaughters Renee and Angie (Mylo).  He also is survived by seven grandchildren, Hali, Joshua, Trinity, Mackenzie, Kaden, Kaia, Logan, and twelve nieces and nephews and their families in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Funeral services will be held at Draper Mortuary in Ontario on Wednesday, June 11, from 12:00-1:00pm. Committal and military honors will follow at 2:00pm at Riverside National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Alzheimer Association, American Diabetes Association, or the Semper Fi fund for wounded warriors.

 

 

 

Ronald Mangino 
Captain
 May 28, 2014

 

 

Charles "Ron" Mangino age 78 passed away on Wednesday May 28, 2014 with his family by his side. Ron was born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 12, 1936. He graduated from North High School in 1955 and graduated from ASU in 1959 with a B.S.C. in aeronautics. Ron enjoyed a long career in aviation. He began a 33 year career as a pilot flying for Bonanza Airline, Airwest, Hughes Airwest, Republic airlines. He then retired from Northwest Airlines in 1996. Ron was an avid fisherman, skier and golfer. He spent time fishing with friends in Alaska. Ron loved his family, friends and spending time in the White Mountains. Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy: his daughters: Rhonda Luobikis, (Scott) Diane Andrews (Mike) and three grand children Katie Andrews, Evan Andrews, and Ethan Luobikis, brother John (Jack) Mangino sister in law Joyce and niece Angela Sierpina, nephews Rob, Chris, and Tim.

 

 

 

Eugene "Gene" Fisher 
Maintenance
 May 24, 2014

 

 

Eulas Eugene 밎ene Fisher was born on a small farm outside of Competition, Missouri on Wednesday, August 2nd of 1922 to parents William Lloyd Fisher and Martha (McClanahan) Fisher. He served in the US Navy on the USS Bunker Hill, a large aircraft carrier. Following his discharge, he worked for West Coast Airlines, which became Hughes Air West, and finally Republic Airlines where he retired as a mechanic supervisor in 1981 after 35 years. He was a long time parishioner of St. George Church on Beacon Hill. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife Doris (Siefner). He is survived by his five children: Ranny, John (Caren), Jane, Anne (Claus), and Karen; four grandchildren: Amy (Jason), Johnathan, Joseph, and Justin; and two great grandchildren: Forrest and Ethan.

Viewing will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st at Columbia Funeral Home with a Rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 2nd at St. George Church with a reception to follow. His remains will be interred at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3rd at St. Joseph Cemetery in Pe Ell, Washington. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Providence Hospice of Seattle.

 

 

 

Dave Bales
Maintenance
 May 23, 2014

 

Dave Bales passed away on May 23rd.  He began his RW career with WCA as a Maintenance Foreman.

 

 

 

 

David Roundtree
Stations
 April 15, 2014

 

 

Marvin David Rountree, age 69, a resident of Fort Hill Dr., Blounts Creek, NC passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. There will be a graveside celebration of his life with military honors, officiated by Luther Harvey, at 12:00 PM Monday, April 21 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Montford Landing Rd., Jacksonville, NC. 

Marvin was born July 18, 1944 on Camp Lejune son of Earl Rountree and the late Verla Paul Rountree. He was married to Judy Franklin Rountree who survives. Marvin served his country in the United States Air Force. He received his education from Saddleback College in Santa Anna, CA. Marvin was a baggage handler and counter for Northwest Airlines (Delta) and retired after 33 years of service. He had made his home in Blounts Creek since 2005 and was a member of Beaufort County Plow Boys.

In addition to his wife, Marvin is survived by his daughter, Meredith and his son, Michael Rountree and wife Jeanine both of California; his step-daughters, Valerie Butler of Wilmington, NC and Susan Griswold of Missouri; his step-son, Michael Darling of Oregon; his grandsons, Christian and Colin; and his granddaughter, Marley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Cancer Research Institute, http://cancerresearch.org/how-you-can-donate-now

There will be a friendship gathering at the Rountree residence on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. There is no planned agenda but merely a time to stop by and say hello. If you have any stories to tell about David, we would all love to hear them. Inquiries can be emailed to abril388-pp@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

Wilma Seyd-Ulrich 
Reservations 
 March 23, 2014


 

 

Wilma Seyd-Ulrich passed away on March 23, 2014 in Mesa, AZ.  She is survived by her husband, Larry Ulrich.  Wilma began her airline career with Pacific where she worked in Reservatrions until moving to Seattle.  She and her husband later retired and moved to Mesa.

 

 

 

Ana O'Donnell Klosak 
Customer Svc - SMT 
 March 17, 2014

ANA and  ALEXIS

 

Ana (O'Donnell) Klosak passed away in Rocklin, CA on March 17, 2014 after a long illness complicated by chronic kidney disease.  Those of us from RW in the late 70s knew Ana from her position as a secretary in Customer Services Admin.  Prior to coming to work for RW, Ana was a secretary in the corporate offices of Straw Hat Pizza in Pleasanton which is where I first met her in 1973 when I was DSM in the East Bay for RW and Straw Hat was one of my Corporate Accounts.

Ana was born on July 3, 1946 in Lima, Peru. She is survived by her husband, Bryan Klosak,
her son, Raymond O'Donnell, his wife, Cheryl O묭onnell, and granddaughters Emma, Leena, and Maya O묭onnell.  Gifted with a beautiful smile, a passion for life and a wonderful sense of humor, Ana will be dearly missed by her family and her many friends.

Interment for Ana was with her parents on April 12, 2014 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward with a reception following at Dino's in Castro Valley.

 

 

 

Norman Lindley 
Captain 
 March 14, 2014

 

 

Norman Lindley was born Wallace Lindley Groves to the late Wallace Groves, Wall Street financier and Monaei Lindley, an actress of the 1930뭩. After a life time known as Norman Lindley he changed his name legally to Norman Lee Lindley at the age of 31. He grew up in Nevada on the Shadow Ranch located in Sparks, Nevada. 

Norman experienced life through a variety of jobs and careers. The following is a partial list of careers and jobs practiced by him. 

Construction laborer, truck driver and oiler. Magazine route man. Locomotive Fireman and Engineer, Southern Pacific Railroad (10 years). Door to door direct sales. Used car sales (Stan Ton Sales). Cowboy and feedlot rider (Winnemucca Ranch Company). Contract hauling and delivery in connection with railroad shipping. Cowboy and ranch hand (Pat Sanford Ranch). Estimator and General Manager for Piazza Tile Company (4 years). Commercial Airline Pilot for Northwest Airlines by merger of Republic Airlines and Northwest; and Hughes Airwest by merger of West Coast, Pacific and Bonanza Airlines.

Norman also ran and owned a long list of business including the following: Norm Lindley Rifles, Lindley Construction, Lindley Sporting Goods, Lindley Tile and Marble, Constock flights, Lindley Ranch Company, Lindley Custom haying, Ranch Real Estate Inc., Miller뭩 Motel, Steptow Enterprises, Cononelos Dry Goods, Great Basin Safaris, The Steptoe Valley Inn, Lindley Livestock Transportation and Contours Express.

Known as a marksman with wins in many shooting competitions, Norman was a hunter noted in the record books of North America and Africa for the trophy뭩 he claimed.  He enjoyed many blue water fishing experiences both in the Pacific waters off Kona, Costa Rica and Atlantic waters off Florida fishing large pelagic species. As a custom gun smith he gathered notoriety for the specialized guns he created.

Surviving Norman are his wife, Liliane; his children, David, Debbie and Ron; and his grandchildren, Linsey and Ryan.

May my father stay busy creating and doing in the heavens above.

David Lindley

 

 

 

Robert Harris 
Flight Attendant 
 Feb 18, 2014

 

 

Robert Harris passed away on Tues. Feb. 18, 2014 of a heart attack at his home in Fayetteville, GA.

 

 

 

 

Vernon Young
Captain 
 Jan 7, 2014

 

 

Young, Vernon J. "Volunteer Vern" Born in Tacoma, WA in 1935 he passed away Jan 7, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. He enjoyed life for 78 years. A longtime resident of Gig Harbor, Vern graduated from Peninsula High School in 1955. He served in the Coast Guard and graduated from Clover Park Vocational School. He began his career in the airline industry with West Coast Airlines in 1963. He married Betty Louise Allen in 1964 and they just celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan 4th of this year. Vern was a man with many passionate interests including mental health advocacy, fly fishing, environmental issues, land conservation, and Send Out Cards. He volunteered with the Pierce County conservation district to help install many of the signs marking streams along Pierce County roads. He helped raise funds for the purchase of land to be made into parks including Sehmel Homestead and Harbor Family Park. He attained life time membership at Weight Watchers. He was an active member of the Puget Sound Fly fishers and was awarded the Al Allard award for outstanding service to PSFF. He was also recognized by the Washington State Council of the FFF as "Federator of the Year" in 1997. He enjoyed traveling with his wife - as long as it included fishing! They enjoyed trips through Canada, the Baja Peninsula, and the U.S. including Alaska. After retiring from the airlines his passion for volunteering led him to establish Enviroc-orps Volunteer and Education Alliance (Envirocorps) which helps match people with various volunteer opportunities such as litter pick up, trail maintenance and service projects. He is survived by his wife Betty, son Mark Young, daughter Shari Young Allard (Charles) twin grandchildren James and Joanna Allard, his brother Roger C Young, 4 nieces and nephews and many friends in the Gig Harbor community. We, his family, are very grateful for all the kind words and out pouring of love and support during this difficult time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in Vern's memory may be made to Envirocorps at Envirocorps.org.

 

 

 

Dennis Brannan 
Captain 
 Jan 1, 2014

 

 

Dennis passed away suddenly on New Year뭩 Day, 2014.  He was born October 6th, 1939 in Yakima, Washington, where he graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1958.  Dennis was an avid athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball.  He graduated from the University of Washington where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.  In 1960 he married Anne Edinger.  He began his career as a teacher at Hamilton Junior High School in Seattle Washington. He then became an airline pilot for many years, beginning with West Coast Airlines, which then became Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines, and eventually he retired from Northwest Airlines.  Being a pilot was the love of his life, and his favorite airplane to fly was the DC-9. His other passions in life included golf, skiing, boating, fishing, traveling, gardening, antiques, and spending time with his beloved daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports, attending Jackson High School games, and he was a loyal Husky fan. Dennis was loved by all who knew him, and he was quite a character.  He will be dearly missed and he will be forever in our hearts.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lillian Brannan and by his sister, Nancy. He is survived by his daughters, Jenifer Brannan Kontyko (Marty) and Alison Brannan Coacher (Tom) and four grandchildren, Kaitlin and Molly Kontyko and Emily and Denny Coacher.

 

 

 

 

Jim Barbosa 
Captain 
 Dec 21, 2013

 

Jim Barbosa, 73, of Redding, passed away at home on December 21, 2013. Jim was born in 1940 in Gary, Indiana, to Alex and Anne Barbosa.

His family moved to Redding, California, in 1955. After graduating from Shasta High School in 1958 and Shasta College in 1960, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1961 to become a Marine aviator. He ended his Marine Corps career as a Captain in the Reserves flying A-4s out of Alameda, CA.

Jim worked as a commercial airline pilot beginning with Pacific Airlines in 1966. During the course of his 35-year career, Jim wore seven different uniforms, all with the same company due to many mergers and acquisitions. He retired in 1998 with Northwest Airlines as a DC-10 Captain based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

During his retirement he enjoyed shooting at the Redding Gun Club, fishing on his boat, hunting and flying up to Alaska to work on his "cabin" at Horseshoe Lake with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marlys of Redding, his daughter Erica, son Alex and his wife Krista, all of Anchorage, Alaska. He also has one wonderful grandson, Nicholas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Anne Barbosa, his sister and brother-in-law Mary Lou and Jim Maloney and his sister-in-law, Avanel Pederson-Thulien.

A private gathering will be held in January. Donations may be made in his name to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at semperfifund.org.

 

 

 

Harry James "Jim" HILL 
Maintenance 
 Dec 16, 2013

 

 

HILL, Harry James "Jim" 79 Years of Life Harry James "Jim" Hill went into the arms of the Lord on December 16th, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Jim was born January 26th,1934 to Anne and Harry Hill in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in Tulare, CA., where he met and married his wife, Cassie Hinkle. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957 where he followed his dream to work with airplanes. He was an aviation mechanics specialist for several airlines including West Coast, Hughes Airwest, Republic and Northwest Airlines for nearly 35 years. His career led his family to live in Los Angeles; Seattle; Tempe, Arizona; Spokane; and Apple Valley, Minnesota; before retiring in Deer Park, WA. He gave all of his time and love to his family and friends, and was adored and cherished for his kindness, sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye. Everyone who came in contact with him walked away with a smile. Jim was an active member of St. Mary Presentation Parish in Deer Park and was proud to be a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 9721. He and Cassie were married 56 years and were blessed with nine children: Karen and Alan Arnzen, Joan and Monte Asken, Jenny and Dean Stephens, Jeff Hill, Dave and Amy Hill, Dan and Angela Hill, Ted and Mindy Hill, and Katie Hill; fifteen grandchildren (who adored their Papa); his brother and sisters: Bob, Patricia, Kay and Sue, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He joins his infant son, Joseph, grandson Vinnie, and his parents, as well as many other loved ones in Heaven. His family thanks Adult Daycare Center Spokane, Northwest Neurological, and Nancy and Bill for their loving attention to Dad and supporting our family through his journey with Parkinson's Disease. Holy Family Hospital, 4th floor E. and Horizon Hospice were wonderful during his last few days on Earth. Donations can be made to the St. Mary Presentation Parish Building Fund (P.O. Box 749, Deer Park, WA 99006); Parkinson's Resource Center (910 W. 5th Ave., Ste. 256, Spokane, WA 99204); or Horizon Hospice (123 W. Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208). A vigil will be held at St. Mary Presentation Parish in Deer Park at 7pm on December 27th and the Funeral Mass will be at 11am on December 28th. with Rev. Msgr. John Steiner celebrant. St. Mary is now located at 602 E. 6th. Ave., Deer Park. F-86 Super Sabre on a one way trip to Heaven; full afterburners, Sir! Thanks for everything, Dad. We will miss you so! LAUER FUNERAL HOME in Deer Park, Washington

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Wooley 
Maintenance 
 Dec 14, 2013

 

 

Wooley, Robert Earl 75, of Laveen, AZ passed away on December 14, 2013. Earl was a proud native Arizonan, born to Martha Lou Wooley-Griffin and Homer Wooley at 121 East 7th Street in Tempe, AZ on September 28, 1938. In his youth Earl was raised on the Cold Springs Ranch near Pine, AZ. His father Homer moved the family to Tonopah near Buckeye, AZ in the 1950's where they farmed. While enrolled at Buckeye Union High School, Earl's 1955 baseball and 1956 football teams were Arizona State Champions. Upon graduation, Earl attended Arizona State University and subsequently enlisted in the Air Force National Guard serving in Europe in the volatile early 1960's. With his military aircraft mechanic and inspector training, he went on to work for over 40 years in the airline industry for many companies including Lockheed, Hughes AirWest, and America West. His greatest gift received was the love of a wonderful woman, his high school sweetheart, Willie Pittman, who took his name (Willie Wooley) for 53 years. Earl and Willie raised two sons Chris and Phillip who are fourth generation Arizonans now serving the Phoenix high school academic and medical education communities. The Wooley family lived in the Maryvale community of west Phoenix. Earl served Maryvale in many ways but most notably as a coach and administrator for the Zito Little League organization and West Central Pop Warner Association. Earl mentored countless athletes who still know him simply as "Coach Wooley." Earl retired and moved to Laveen in 2003 where he volunteered as Block Watch Director for the Police Neighborhood Patrol in the Bouganvilla community. In addition to his wife and sons Earl is survived by three grandchildren, Cody Quinton Wooley, Ty Cole Beechy Wooley, Brett Christopher Wooley and, sisters Barbara Saxon, Helen Elliott, Carol Gorrell, brothers Bill Griffin, and Brad Griffin, daughter-in-laws Nancy Velasco Wooley, Rachelle Webb Wooley, and countless wonderful and loving friends. He was proceeded in death by his mother Martha, father Homer, and step father Quinton Griffin. A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, December 20th at the Buckeye Community Church, 810 E Eason Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326. In lieu of flowers, the Earl Wooley Aviation Scholarship is being initiated for selected graduating seniors at Buckeye Union High School. More information will be available at the service.

 

 

 

Linnie (Jonni) Talman  
Customer Svc  
 Dec 6, 2013

 

Sad to report the passing of Linnie (Jonni) Talman on Dec 6 2013.   She worked LAS, BUR, LA CTO Office, SEA, MSP.   Jonni retired in 1999 and enjoyed her home in White Salmon, Wa.  she was married to long time agent Henry Balsiger.

 

 

 

Gail Warn
Reservations  
 Oct 9, 2013

 

 

Peoria, Arizona Gail Lee (McKay) Warn, 66, died October 9, 2013 at the Hospice House of Arizona in Peoria with her loving husband by her side.

Gail was born in Athol, Massachusetts, June 30, 1947, the daughter of Lawrence and Ida (MacLean) McKay of Estabrook Street in Athol.  She grew up in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 1965.

She started her airline career attending airline school in Hartford, CT.  Her first airline job was with Executive Air Lines in Boston and then went to Eastern Air Lines in NJ and Atlanta.  She later moved to CA working for Hugh뭩 Air and then Northwest Airlines in reservations.  Gail went into real estate from 1987 until 1997.  She also worked for a travel agency and a title company.   Gail and her husband lived in Seattle, WA for two years before moving to their present homes in Prescott and Peoria where they have lived for 29 years.

Gail loved to sew, knit, needlepoint, and most of all travel was her favorite.   She and her husband and friends traveled to China, Egypt, Europe, Barbados, Hawaii, and Tahiti.   She loved taking her parents all over the world for as long as they were able to travel.  

She leaves her husband of 36 years, Richard; two brothers, Donald J. McKay and his wife Elaine of Hubbardston, and Ronald McKay and his wife May of Gardner, MA and many nieces and nephews.  Gail loved her two golden retrievers, Kelsey and Jake.  

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Higgins-O묬onnor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol with Pastor Thomas Curtis of Holden Chapel, Holden will be officiating.   There will be a calling hour from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.   For further information or to share a memory with the family go to:  www.higginsoconnorfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Anker Miltun 
Maintenance 
 Dec 4, 2013

 

 

Anker Miltun started with the airlines in Seattle as a Radio Mechanic at West Coast Airlines, then with Air West,then Hughes Airwest.  He retired from America West.  Ankur passed away peacefully at Sunrise Harbor Home December 4, 2013. He was born in Oslo, Norway February 14, 1930. Ankur will be deeply missed. The memories are many and good. My best friend and husband for 52 years. He was a great father to Arlene, Mark and Heidi. A great father-in-law to Carlee and Erkut. And the greatest Grandfather to Christophe, Annika, Alex, Kine, Carl, and Markus.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

 

 

 

Jack Furrer
 Captain
 Sept 28, 2013

 

Furrer, Louis John Jr. was born August 28, 1928 in San Mateo, CA. He started his early love of flying by soloing in June 1946 in a 65 horse power Taylor Craft and ended his career in an 80,000 pound thrust B-757. He was hired as a Flight Purser by Southwest Airways in 1948. He served in the USAF from 1950 to 1954 as an Electronic Counter Measure Operator on the RB-36. Returning to SWA, he was hired as a pilot in 1955. Rapid expansion led to his promotion to DC-3 Captain in 1959, then on to the M-404, F-27, DC-9 and B757. Southwest became Pacific Air Lines, Air West, Hughes Air West and Republic Airlines. Over the years he held various management positions, Chief Pilot in San Francisco and Denver, Regional Flight Manager and Director of Flight Operations. Overseas assignments for Hughes Air West included Air Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia and Ghana Airways in Accra Ghana. He is survived by his loving wife Margaux, brother Richard, son David and daughter Julia Panelli, two step sons Earl and Robert Norwood, 3 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Jack flew the last leg of his trip on September 28th at 8:15 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Carr-Tenney Mortuary, Tempe, visit www.carrtenneymortuary.com to leave condolences and memories for Jack's family. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.

 

 

 

Jim McWilliams
 Stations - ONT
 Sept 24, 2013

 

After a long battle with cancer, Jim passed away on September, 24, 2013.  

Following his discharge from the United States Marine Corps, and completion of Weaver Airline School in Kansas City, Jim began his career with Bonanza Airlines in 1961.  Jim was born in New Brighton, PA on August, 8, 1938, and grew up in Pennsylvania.

Jim worked for Bonanza Airlines, Air West, Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines from 1961 until retirement in 1999 from Northwest.  Jim was a Senior Agent with Air West and Hughes Airwest for a number of years, and worked for three years in Los Angeles following the closure of Ontario by Republic in 1985, and the opening  of Ontario by Northwest in 1988.  He returned to Ontario as a Customer Service Agent in 1988 until his retirement in 1999.

Jim is survived by his wife Laurie and daughter Tina

 


 

 

 

James J. "Jim" Zonlick 
Flight Ops - Captain 
 Sept 26, 2013

 

 

Zonlick, James J., 78, of Tampa passed away September 26, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Patricia 'Pat' Zonlick; "Bonus" children, Debra Francis, Robyn Thomas, Bobby (Shelly) Francis, Gina (Clay) Crumbliss; grandchildren, Marisa & Marie Francis, Cody Thomas, and Rael Francis; and one great-grandchild, Gage Ausbon Thomas. Jim was a pilot for Northwest Airlines for 30 years and was an award winning professional photographer. Jim loved the water and was master yachtsman of the 'Hunky Dory.' He was a past Commodore of the Tampa Bay Yacht Club. His friends fondly remember Jim as the 'Frog Prince.' He was a great storyteller and always had a twinkle in his eyes. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, September 30 at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home, West Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa with military honors. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations be made to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah (www.bestfriends.org) in memory of 'Jimmy Jet' aka Jim Zonlick.

 

 

 

Lafi Tuilefano
Maintenance
 August 10, 2013

 

 

Maloata Lafiileata Tuilefano. Born April 29, 1932 passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Phoenix, AZ surrounded by his children and grandchildren, Saturday the 10th of August, 2013. Maloata was born to Mother Tusifolau Talamaivao Maugalei Tuilefano and Father Tuilefano Maloata Sava'auli in Nu'uuli, Amerika Samoa. Married to Fa'asilimalo Thompson Ta'aga Molifua July 11, 1959. He is survived by his children Linda Newrones, Dewal Tuilefano, Charmaine Tuilefano, Tau Tuilefano, Malu Mauga, 13 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren; Brother Tuilefano Maloata Vaela'a, Sister. Tuailevaoola Togiola Mapu, Debbie Fa'aletino Tuilefano Va'alotu, and his beloved nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, his parents and siblings. Viewing is 5 to 8pm, Friday 8/23/13 Chapel of the Chimes 7924 N 59th Ave Glendale, AZ; Funeral Services is Saturday 8/24/13 10am First Samoan Congregational Christian Church of AZ 3118 N 41st Ave Phoenix, AZ; Rev. Ilai Tupuola. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ. A Most Beloved Gentle Spirit of Few Words with a Great and Noble Character.

 

 

 

Norman L. "Norm" Jewell
Maintenance
 April 29, 2013

 

 

Norman L. Jewell, 81, of Mesa AZ, passed away April 29th, 2013. He was born in Arcadia NE on November 20th, 1931. Norm graduated from Nampa High School in Nampa ID. He was married to Shirley (Burton) Jewell on December 15th, 1952. Shirley preceded him in death in 2010 after 57 years of marriage. Norm served in the Air Force and the Idaho Air National Guard from 1949 - 1963. He worked for Bonanza Airlines, Hughes Airwest, Republic  and later retired from NW Airlines. He was a member of the American Legion. He had a passion for camping and traveling the world. His favorite destinations were Disneyland, Paris, France and Austria. He was survived by a son Mike (Ginny) Jewell of Bonney Lake WA, daughter Debbie (Dave) Hesser of Gilbert AZ; six grandchildren, Katie, Sarah, Justin, Chris, Renae, Kevin, and two great grandchildren, Kylee, Brody. Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his name to Feed the Children organization.

 

 

 

Blain Barney
Station Manager - SLC 
 April 20, 2013

 

 

Blaine L. Barney passed away peacefully on April 20, 2013. He was born in Hatch, Utah on June 22, 1935 to Elliot L Barney and Velma Sandin Barney. He graduated from Richfield high school. He married Kathleen Jensen in the Manti Temple on October 14, 1953 and they have been married an amazing 59 years.

Blaine began his career in 1956 with Western Airlines and survived seven corporate mergers. He eventually retired from Northwest Airlines as Regional Station Manager with a total of 34 years.

He was active in his industry and the community. He served as past president of the Cedar City Jaycees, former state director of the Utah Jaycees, and past president of the Salt Lake International Chapter of the Lion's Club. He served as chairman for both the Airline Manager Association and the ATA Security. He also valiantly served eight years in the Utah National Guard and held the rank of sergeant E-5. He was also awarded the title of Western Evacuation Committee person with a civilian military rank of Colonel.

Blaine was an exemplary husband, dad, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa, neighbor and friend and his presence will be sorely missed. Most importantly his handshake was his word and he definitely lived by "old school" values. Anyone that knew him would agree that you could always depend on him for anything, he cared about everybody and always wanted to make sure that nobody went without, even if at times it was considered "spoiling". He didn't care, he thoroughly enjoyed it. He enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting and created special memories that will be remembered forever by his family. His favorite places where he was truly happy were Fish Lake and our family Deer Camp in Panguitch, Utah.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, sons; Kevin (Ellen ), Paul(Toni), daughter Diane Barney, son Daniel; brother Vermon (Catherine) Barney, sister Suzanne Hatch (Claude); 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, brother Miles Barney, sister Madeline Middleton (George) and sister Lola Henrie (Frank).
The family would like thank Dr. Garrido and his staff at the Huntsman Cancer Center and Dr. Marta Peterson and her staff at the U of U Medical Center.

Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday April 26, 2013 at the Val Verda 5th Ward 2633 S. 50 W. Bountiful where friends may visited with family from 12:00-1:45 p.m. prior to services. Services under the direction of Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery.

 

 

Don Kotlarz
Asst. Res Mgr - SEA
 Jul 23, 2013

 

 

Donald B. Kotlarz, 80, a Moses Lake resident passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital. Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at www.kayserschapel.com Arrangements are in care of Kayser뭩 Chapel & Crematory. Don was born in Arcadia, Wisonsin on March 26, 1933, son of the late Stanley and Esther (Sobotta) Kotlarz. He retired as Assistant Manager of Reservations in Seattle for Northwest Airlines. Survivors include his siblings, Mary (Russ) Thomas, Yakima, Diane (Dennis) Hill, Hansville, Washington, Virginia Kramer, Winona, Minnesota and Steve (Barbara) Kotlarz, Yakima; longtime friend, Jim Pfieffer, Moses Lake. Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by two brothers, Lavern Kotlarz and Wayne Kotlarz and one brother-in-law, Jim Kramer.

Cemetery:
Calvary Cemetery
1405 South 24th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

 

 

 

 

Jack Whitehill
Station Manager - GEG
 April 17, 2013

 

 

WHITEHILL, John Louis "Jack" (Age 89) Jack passed away peacefully, surrounded by his immediate family, on April 17, 2013, in Spokane, WA. He was born on May 21, 1923 to John and Edith Whitehill in Bellingham, WA. After serving in WWII as a Flight Officer he returned to St. Martin's College getting his degree in Business. He started working for West Coast Airlines soon after and retired as a District Manager for Republic Airlines in 1982. During his life he was a Boy Scout troop leader for Troop 191, a member of the Shriners, Freemasons, Rotary West, Spokane Power Squadron, Republican Party, and Northwood Presbyterian Church. He loved meeting people, boating, camping, traveling, the church, and talking politics. Jack is survived by his wife, Sylvia Whitehill (Gundersen); sister, Jeanne Harris of Bellingham, WA; son, Gregory Whitehill (Sandy) of Deer Park, WA; daughters, Sandra Whitehill and Marcia Whitehill- Ezell of Loon Lake, WA; daughter, Brenda Whitehill of Oroville, WA; niece, Jackie Scutvick and family of Bellingham, WA; and nephew, Bill Harris and family of Bremerton, WA; as well as six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith; son, Thomas Whitehill; in-laws Thomas and Bergit Gundersen; sons-in- law, George Gongaware and Jerry Ezell; and granddaughter, Megan Whitehill. Funeral Services will be held on May 17th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Washington State Veteran's Cemetery located at 21702 W. Espanola Rd., Medical Lake. Reception to follow at the Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd., Spokane, WA.

 

 

 

Paul Ring
Engineering - Stations
 Mar 29, 2013

 

 

PAUL EDWARD RING, son of Joseph and Pauline Palmer Ring, was born July 9, 1940, in Bryan, Ohio and departed this life March 29, 2013, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of seventy-two years.

Paul made a profession of faith in Christ at a young age. He was raised in a Catholic home, and remained of the Catholic faith until his passing.

He attended and graduated from high school in Bryan, Ohio. The friends made and friendships shared through the years were very important to him.

After graduating from high school, Paul joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served our country for four years. He was proud of his service time and dedicated to the future successes of this country.

Paul worked hard through the years. He was employed with Hughes Air West, and later Electrovert in Camdenton, Missouri. His co-workers and employers appreciated his strong work ethic and attention to detail.

He was also a talented craftsman, specializing in woodworking, stained glass and copper ware.

Paul is survived by one brother, Bill Ring and his wife Jacque of Venice, FL; one sister-in-law, Kathy Ring of Lebanon, MO; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Larry and John Ring.

 

 

 

Mike Wilson
Revenue Accounting
 March 5, 2013

 

 

Wilson, Michael Earl Jr.of Sun Lakes AZ passed away, peacefully, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the Lund Hospice Center, Gilbert AZ. Mr. Wilson was born to Alma Cecil and Michael Earl Wilson, Sr, on November 3, 1922, in Caruthersville MO. His career was spent working for American, Bonanza, Airwest, Hughes Airwest, Republic and America West Airlines. On April 23, 1946, he married Mary Kathryn McMorris in Tulsa OK. He is survived by his wife; daughters, Vicki Donnelly (Alexandria VA), Patti Wilson (Chandler AZ), Debbi (John) Anderson (Florence AZ); son, Michael (Lynn) Wilson III (Casa Grande AZ); 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren; plus several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alma Wilson Bourden; brothers, Raphael Lincoln Wilson and Gabriel Henry Wilson. Services (Rosary at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass at 10:00 AM) will be held on March 16, 2013, at St. Steven's Catholic Church, 24827 Dobson Road, Sun Lakes AZ, followed by an interment at Valley of the Sun Cemetery, Sun Lakes AZ. Beuler Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in his name, to the American Heart Association

 

 

 

Burton L. Dupree
Flight Ops - Captain

 Feb 18, 2013

 

 

Burton Lynn Dupree, 80, passed away peacefully on February 18 in Menlo Park, California.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 16 with Mathew Dutton-Gillett officiating at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 330 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park.

Burton was born in Pioneer, Texas, to Burton Jacob Dupree and Lydia  Cooper Dupree on May 24, 1932. He graduated from Denver City High School. Burton began a long-term love affair with flying, soloing after three hours in a Piper Cub. He completed a B.A. in design. At Texas Tech, he majored in architecture, landscape architecture, and design; he served as Colonel of Cadets in the R.O.T.C. his senior year. In 1956, he began ten years of active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In Central America 1959-1962 he supported the mapping mission of the InterAmerican Geodetic Survey in both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. In 1964-1965 he flew as a pilot in Viet Nam. Leaving active duty in 1966. He then served for ten years in the Army Reserve. In 1966 he began a career with PacificAirlines, and after mergers with Air West, Republic and Northwest Airlines, retiring in 1992.

Burton painted, cartooned, and drank coffee at Peet뭩 coffee shops with friends. He attended the men's group at the Woodside Village Church and Humanist meetings, particularly Forum. 

Burton was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Karen Ann Westbrook, and son John Marc Dupree, who is survived by his wife Christine Jameson Dupree. 

Burton is survived by his wife Sabra; his children and their spousesJames and Wanda Dupree, Walter and Virginia Dupree Waik, David Jacob Dupree; and grandchildren Kimberly Dupree Hayek, Jeffrey Dupree, Lydia Waik, Robert Waik, Megan Dupree Calhoun, Erin Dupree Jakubowski, Abigail Dupree Polston, Olivia Dupree, Marc Dupree, Elizabeth Dupree, Scott Dupree, and Christian Dupree. 

Our family wishes to extend our deepest thanks to the staff of the Veterans Administration Community Living Center, Building 360 at 775 Willow Road in Menlo Park, who provided the best of professional loving care.

Memorials may be sent to the art department at Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

 

 

 

Bruce Denning
Stations - EUG
Feb 18, 2013

 

 

Donald Bruce Denning, Sr. of Springfield died February 14, of heart failure, at the age of 80.

He was born on April 1, 1932 in Eugene to Laura Catlin and Richard Denning. He grew up and attended school in Springfield.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1955. He married Jeanyce Lawson on May 4, 1962.

He was an airline station agent for 30 years, retiring from Northwest Airlines in 1988.

He is survived by his wife; daughter: Diane Tilby of Eugene; sons: Donald Denning, Jr., of Aloha and David Denning of Eugene; 6 grandchildren: Caitlin, Megan, Bruce, Gaven, Brycen and Roman; and sisters: Louise McQuin and Elizabeth Holverson.

At his request, no service will be held.

 

 

 

Joe Smith
Sales
Feb 2, 2013

 


Joe Smith was with Pacific prior to the merger as Station Manager in Monterey.  With the merger in 1968, Joe took the position as District Sales Manager  in Reno before becoming Assistant Director of Sales.


Joseph Glen 밓oe Smith died Saturday at the age of 80.  He spent the last 25 years enjoying the communities of West Marin, although he resided in Stockton the past two months.  Joe was born in Bellingham, Washington to Harold G. and Katherine V. (Potter) Smith.  The family, including his older sister Lee Smith Woods, lived in the states of Washington and California.  Joe attended high school at St. John뭩 Military Academy, and received his B.A. from Whitman College.  He served in the US Navy.  Joe worked in the travel industry, including Airline Sales/Management and as Hotelier for South Pacific hotels, and raised his family in Washington, Nevada, and primarily California. He owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast.  Joe has enjoyed volunteering, including with the Cordell Marine Sanctuary, Tomales Regional History Center, West Marin Senior Services, and the East Shore Planning Group.  The Joe Smith family of four was named by the Social Security Administration as the 밫ypical American Family in 1962.  He was Pacific Air Lines Manager of the Year in 1967.  Joe made an adventure out of life, and had many diverse interests including extensive world travel, geography, cultures, politics, beekeeping, bench-making, antiques, finance, cow horns, sea birds, and dominoes.  He enjoyed the company of family and friends. Joe was known for his wit, charm, and easy smile.  

Joe is survived by his daughter Becky Smith Gould (Nelson), son Hal Smith (Janet), grandson Nels Gould, and three nephews, Greg, Michael and Randy Woods, and two grand-nieces, Melissa and Leila.  He remained friends with his former wife, Maxine Jacobsen.Joe is predeceased by his parents, sister Lee, and brother-in-law Len Woods. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation.  http://cordellfoundation.org Tomales Regional History Center (TRHC c/o Memorials, PO Box 262, Tomales, CA 94971), West Marin Senior Services www.wmss.org, P.O. Box 791, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94945), or the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

Natalie Loader
In Flight - F/A

 Jan 20, 2013

 


    

Natalie Loader 
Flight Attendant
Instructor, Flight Attendant Training
May 19, 1945 February 21, 2013

 

Our dear Natalie passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long and hard battle with Multiple Sclerosis, especially in the last several years.  She cherished her time as a flight attendant with Hughes Airwest when being a 멹light attendant was a very special place to be in life.  She was such a fantastic flight attendant that she was asked to transition offline to become an instructor in the Flight Attendant Training Department.  Even after her flying days were over, Natalie persevered into a very successful career in the hospitality/hotel industry.  She LOVED living in San Francisco in her wonderful 멌ity apartment.  After Natalie left San Francisco she enjoyed life in her condo in Napa surrounded by her lovely things and spending many hours in her beautiful little garden.   Natalie had impeccable taste and class in everything; clothes, interior design, art, everything lovely.  She was one of those women who just lit up a room; you knew she was there.  She was so vivacious and worldly.  Natalie made an impact on everyone she met along her path; she had many special friends and she was a special friend to them.  Natalie was brave, hopeful, and never gave up.  She will be sorely missed by all that knew her.  Natalie was an inspiration to all.

 

 

 

 

Dean L. Weinland Sr.
Maintenance
January 17, 2013

 

 

Dean L. Weinland, Sr., 74, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2013. Dean was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on October 23, 1938 to Albert and Doris Weinland. He lived in East St. Louis until he joined the Air Force in 1955, where he served until he was discharged in 1959. Dean married LaDonne McCosh on June 2, 1956, and they had three sons. In 1961, Dean went to Parks Air College in Cahokia, Illinois and trained to be a commercial aircraft mechanic. After graduation he worked for Ozark Airlines before moving to Mesa, Arizona in 1966. During his career he became proficient in all areas of aircraft maintenance and repair including sheet metal, upholstery, radio communications, and jet engine overhaul. He continued to work in the commercial airline industry until his retirement in 2000. Dean enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin in northern Arizona. Dean was willing to help anyone in need and was a friend to everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by all his friends and family. Dean is survived by LaDonne, his twin brother Dale, and his three sons: Dean Jr. and his wife Carolyn, Scott and his wife Pam, and David. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, his older brother Kenneth, and one great-grandchild, Jeremiah. A celebration of Dean's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee, 13822 S. 46th Place, Phoenix, AZ, 85044. Thank you to all of Dean's wonderful caregivers at Hawthorn Court and Family Comfort Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice .

 

 

 

Susan Ludwig
In Flight - F/A

 Jan 14, 2013

 

 

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of former Hughes Airwest Flight Attendant Sue Ludwig. She began her career with Hughes Airwest in October of 1974  and flew out of the Detroit base for Republic, NWA and Delta.  Sue passed away from complications from uterine cancer.  No service information is available at this time.

 

 

 

James Arnone
Crew Scheduling
 Jan 3, 2013

 

 

James Arnone, 69 of Phoenix Arizona passed away on January 2, 2013. Jim was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on May 3, 1943 to Nickolas and Helen Arnone. He was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife Carol, children Charles and Danielle, two sisters, Debbie and Sally. He was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 2-5 pm at Phoenix Memorial Park Mortuary, 200 W Beardsley Rd, Phoenix AZ. Services will be from 6-8 pm on Monday January 7 at Phoenix Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial is private. Donations may be made online in Jim's name to the American Cancer Society .
          
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W. J. Bud Raithel
Flight Ops - Captain
 Dec 29, 2012

 

 

Bud Raithel, 92, a long-time resident of Prescott, died at his home on Saturday, December 29, 2012.

Bud was born December 2, 1920, in Cole County, MO, the eldest son of Martin and Kate Raithel, and his early years were spent on the family farm. During WWII, he moved to Cuero, TX, to work at an air field, and it was there that he met his future wife, Dorothy Mae Tschirhart. In 1942, Bud moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he worked as a mechanic at Falcon Field where the British Royal Air Force trained pilots for military service.

Dorothy joined Bud in Phoenix, and they were married on November 7, 1942. They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

After WWII, Bud worked at Sky Harbor Airport as a Mechanic for Trans World Airlines (TWA). He soloed in a Piper J3 on October 18, 1942, and later flew for Salt River Project and Isbell Construction before becoming a commercial airline pilot for Bonanza Airlines in May 1957. During his commercial flying career and as a result of a series of mergers, he flew for Air West, Hughes Airwest, and Republic Airlines. He retired from Republic Airlines on December 1, 1980.

Bud was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Quiet Birdmen, and he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, gun collecting and genealogy. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his family and many friends, either in person or by telephone.

Bud is survived by his children, Jack (Annette) Raithel of Collierville, TN, and Ruth Dassen of Mesa, AZ; his three granddaughters, Jennifer (James) Newman of Brooklyn, NY, Sarah Baer and Laura (Eric Jacobson) Baer, both of Mesa, AZ; his three great-grandchildren, Lyla Grace Newman, Michael Gavin McInturff, and Harvey Baer Jacobson; his brother, Herb (Loretta) Raithel of Russellville, MO, and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on December 5, 2012; his parents; his sister, Edna Ann Poole, his son-in-law, Henricus Dassen; and his grandson, Adam Raithel.

 

 

 

Tom Somerville
Maintenance
Dec 28, 2012

 

 

Thomas age 87, passed away peacefully Dec. 28th surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Mary Ann, children Kathleen Oberg (Ed), Mark Somerville (Judy), Karen Swidergal (Bob) and Laura Somerville (Lauri Jordan), 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Tom was born in Lurgan, North Ireland in 1925. He immigrated to Seattle in 1945. He served in the US Army Air Division from September 1946 to May 1947. After basic training he fulfilled his service in Japan, servicing US military aircraft. It was then that Aviation became a life-long passion.

He met Mary Ann Boysen, Miss Riverton Heights at the Trianon Ballroom in Seattle. They married in 1950 and raised four children together in Des Moines, WA. Tom became a US Citizen in February 1953, after a fast track to citizenship due to his military service. After a short time working at a box factory he returned to school and studied aircraft mechanics.

Tom was an airline mechanic for 32 years retiring in 1984. During his career, he worked for West Coast, Air West, Hughes Airwest, Republic and Northwest (now Delta Airlines). He often used his mechanical knowledge and access to airplane parts to build various projects at home. He once created a backyard fish pond out of the nose cone from an airplane.

In addition to aviation, his passions in life were traveling, his property in Plain, WA and his dogs. Tom enjoyed many vacations with family, destinations including Hawaii, California, Canada and Ireland. One memorable trip he took the whole family back to Ireland, all six of us flying standby. Other memorable trips were with friends and family included camping, hiking the Pacific Coast of Washington and enjoying the sun and sea in Mexico. He also enjoyed nature and the outdoors, often going on 밾unting trips but never coming home with any game. It seemed to be his way of getting outdoors. He built a cabin/retirement home in Plain WA on the Wenatchee River spending some of the happiest years of his life there, taking daily walks with his dog and enjoying the changing seasons. Tom was an avid reader with an interest in science, space travel, history and science fiction. He once took two of his grandsons to hear Steven Hawking speak. He enjoyed a good joke and maintained his sense of humor throughout his life even as his other senses began to fade. Tom was a caring and loving husband and father, who left us with many wonderful memories and stories.

The family would like to thank Mariana Bodea and Florina Monell of Pacific Northwest Home Care for the outstanding care they provided for Tom.

Donations in Tom's memory can be made in his name to county animal shelters or the Alzheimer뭩 Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org.

 

 

 

William C. 멊ill Feringer
Flight Ops - Captain
 Dec 18, 2012

 

 

Word has been received of the passing of Empires/WC/RW/RC early pilot Captain Bill Feringer. I have not been able to locate an obituary in print but I believe William C. 멊ill was born to parents Frederick C. and Amelia Feringer, and that Bill was born/raised in the Seattle area. From what I can determine, his father Frederick C. Feringer, a well-known organist who died in 1933 leaving mother Amelia to raise Bill and his younger brother Frederick Richard 멏ick. Dick died in February 2012. Bill was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran having enlisted December 12, 1941. Friends tell us that Bill hired on with Empires Airlines 09-26-1951. Bill would have gone through the various airline mergers...Empires to West Coast to Hughes...and if he retired at age 60, he would have been with Republic Airlines at the time of retirement. Bill was 90 years of age at the time of his passing December 18, 2012. I believe he is survived by his wife Mary and that personal condolences may be sent to their home at 2018 Daren Glen, Escondido CA 92026-1009 ... (760) 480-9308. Service arrangements are unknown.

 

 

 

Jerry Belford
Flight Ops - Captain
 Dec 7, 2012

 

Gerald D. Belford, age 79 of Phoenix, Arizona, departed to be face to face with the Lord Jesus Christ on December 7, 2012 after living a full life of faith, courage and perseverance. Gerald was born in Clay Center, NE on October 26, 1933. He had a distinguished military career as an Air Force pilot and served his country in the Korean War. After his military service, he had a long, successful career as a commercial airline Captain and flight instructor. He retired from Northwest Airlines in 1992. Gerald is survived by his wife Kathleen Marie Belford, children Donovan Belford, Julie Belford-Caruso, Michael Lethem, Jeffrey Belford, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Lori Ann Lethem (1982). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. Additional information can be obtained at www.westresthavenfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers please consider a monetary contribution to R.B. Thieme Jr., Bible Ministries, P.O. Box 460829 Houston, TX 77056-8829 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675

 

 

 

Lewis M. Gruber
Flight Ops - Captain

 Nov 17, 2012

 

 

Lewis M. Gruber
1925 ~ 2012

Lewis M. Gruber, 87, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 17, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family. Lewis was born in Meridian, Idaho. Upon graduation in 1943, he joined the
Army Air Corp. After receiving an honorable discharge, Lewis became a commercial airline pilot, which he considered a dream come true. He flew for 33 years. His career began in Boise, Idaho flying DC3s and retired as Captain of the Boeing 727.

He was very proud of the fact that his son followed in his footsteps as a pilot.

Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Angela Subia Gruber; son, Bruce Gruber; daughter in law, Alice Gruber; granddaughter, Allison Gruber; brothers, Robert and Dwight Gruber; sister, Charlotte Ruscher; and numerous relatives, nieces and nephews.

A special Thanks to the staff and hospice of St. Luke's for their kind and compassionate care and his nurse, Carl Appel, of Bright Star who stood by us through some very difficult, sad times.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church on State Street. Burial will follow at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's School Fund or St. Mary's food bank


 

 

 

Frank Kautzmann
Stations
 Nov 13, 2012

 

 

FRANCIS KAUTZMANN Francis "Frank" Kautzmann passed to the loving arms of his Lord Nov. 13, 2012. He was born to Frank and Eleanor Kautzmann Nov. 18, 1944, in Bismarck, N.D., and grew up in Tacoma, Wash. He transferred to Las Vegas with Hughes Airwest in 1973. Frank was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his beloved wife, of 29 years, Sharon; son, David (Paula) Kautzmann; daughters, Paula (Eddie) Hedlund and Karen (Danny) Panzer; son, Gary Smith; daughter, Tiffany (Peter) Lowther; sister, Judy (Pete) Pietenburg; along with 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his father-in-law, Charles Segobiano. Frank graduated from Bellarmine Prep and Seattle University. He was in the U.S. Air Force serving his country proudly in Vietnam, Idaho, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines. He retired from Hughes Airwest in 1985 and entered into the insurance industry. He was still working in the industry until his death. Frank thoroughly enjoyed traveling and sports. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and followed the UNLV Rebels. He loved playing golf with his close friends. Frank was a charter member and past President of the Summerlin Rotary Club and past President of Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School Board of Directors. He also greatly enjoyed the monthly Hughes Airwest retiree breakfasts. Viewing will be 1-2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, with funeral services and fellowship to follow, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 8901 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to "Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr Scholarship Fund" in memory of Frank Kautzmann, 2015 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89116.

 

 

 

Donald J. Worley
Flight Ops - Captain
 Nov 12, 2012

 

 

Capt. Donald J. Worley, retired, 86, took his last flight after a brief illness, Nov. 12, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 at age 16 and 9 months. He served in the Philippines in World War II. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he used his G.I. Bill to further his education and flight training. He spent the next 38 years as a commercial airline pilot.

His love for aviation was evident in the many stories he told about his flying experiences. He had the ability to engage his family and friends with passion as he expounded on his many adventures. These stories resulted in a published autobiography, "Into the Wind."

Don enjoyed a number of sports and hobbies, including hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, water and snow skiing, sailing and scuba diving. His most recent passion was deer and elk hunting, bagging his last elk at age 85.

Don and his wife, Arlene, moved to her native area of Lewiston nine years ago. His favorite saying was "The best move we ever made."

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Arlene (Maynard); brother, Tom of Laughlin, Nev.; daughters, Cheryl Packer (Dave) of Bullhead City, Ariz., Donna Myers (Ray) of Maple Valley, Wash., Barbara Rock of Tacoma and Laura Worley of Anderson Island, Wash.; son, Doug Worley (Becky) of Woodland, Calif.; stepsons, Bryce Tumelson (Janet) and Jeff Tumelson, all of Lewiston; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; and great-grandson, Timothy.

He was loved by many and will truly be missed.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Roundup Ketch Pen. In lieu of flowers, donations of your choice may be made in his honor.Don was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Omaha, Neb., to Monica McGuire Worley and John L. Worley. The family moved to Van Nuys, Calif., in the late 1930s.

 

 

 

 

Raymond Carstens
Stations PDX
 Nov 6, 2012

 

Raymond L. Carstens, 73, passed away on Nov. 6, 2012 in Clarkston, Wash. He was born on May 21, 1939 in Spokane to Von and Ann Carstens. Ray graduated from Clarkston High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964. He started his career with West Coast Airlines in 1959 and retired from the airline industry in 2001. Ray was married to Jill McCleave from 1968-1992. Ray is survived by his four children, five grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and his stepfather. Services were held on Nov. 11, 2012 in Clarkston. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the home of Dan and Mindy Schmitz. 1904 Churchill Ct., West Linn, OR 97068. (503)723-0211.

 

 

 

Paul Peyron
Maintenance
 Oct 9, 2012

 

Paul Peyron (93) passed away on Oct.9, 2012 at the Renoun Hospital in Reno, Nevada.  He is survived by his wife Paulet who lives in Reno and a niece that lives in Baker, Oregon.  Paul served in World War two as a aircraft mechanic/ gunner/ crew chief on a B-25 aircraft in north Africa and France. After the war, Paul joined the airlines and worked as manager of maintenance for Hughes Air West, and before retirement for Republic Airlines.  Aviation will miss Paul.  Great Friend and a very talented man.

 

 

 

Shirley Rogers
In Flight - F/A
 Sept 18, 2012

 

Long time Flight Attendant Shirley Rogers passed away recently.  She was living in the Minneapolis area at the time.  No further information is available.

 

 

 

Mary Ames
Secretary
 Sept 13, 2012

 

 

Mary Elizabeth Ames
Apr 04, 1925-Sep 13, 2012

Mary Ames passed away peacefully on September 13, 2012 in San Mateo, CA. Mary was born on April 04, 1925 in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone to William and Mary Howard. She and Esthel "Sandy" Ames (Oct 08, 1922 - Jun 12, 2009), her husband of 63 years, started their married life in Seattle, WA and then Pittsburgh, PA before moving to Foster City, CA where they resided for over 40 years. Mary is survived by her sister Patricia Smith and brother-in-law Ray Smith of St. Petersburg, FL; Her adopted family - Herb Bridge of Seattle, WA, Ginger Dahlberg, Dianne and Bill Schwarz and Cary, Matt, Allie and Ryan Sweeney. Mary will be missed by her family, many friends and all those dear to her.

Upon graduation and after completing over 18 months with the Naval Supply Depot in Balboa, Canal Zone Mary left to attend college. Mary received her BA from the
University of Washington and was on the Women's Swimming and Softball teams. Watching sports was one of Mary's favorite past-times and she could give you the highs and lows of almost every team in the Bay Area as well as individual swimmers, tennis players and golfers.
Mary's work at West Coast Airlines, Airwest Airlines, Hughes Airwest Airlines, Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines allowed her and Sandy to explore all the Continents. Mary was Past President of the SF Interline Club and enjoyed years of camaraderie with the Airport Secretaries Group. Mary and Sandy were avid travelers. They were able to see the world and never missed an opportunity to explore a new city or shop for unique souvenirs while on one of their many adventures.

To honor Mary we will be doing what she loved most - Going out to lunch. Please join us on Oct 07, 2012 at Luceti's in San Mateo at 12:30pm for lunch and an opportunity to share our stories about Mary. Please RSVP to Cary Sweeney at 650-483-8727 or e-mail CaryBMT@aol.com to let us know how many plan on attending. Mary and Sandy's ashes will be placed in their memorial plot at Skylawn in San Mateo on Oct 10 at 3:00pm.

A special thank you to Mary's caregivers at Atria Hillsdale, Ageway in San Mateo and VITAS Hospice Care - your patience, loving care and compassion will always be remembered.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sep 21, 2012

 

 

 

 

George S. Locke
Flight Ops - Captain
 Sept 8, 2012

 

 

Captain George Locke died September 8th 2012 at 20:40 PM  His wife Maureen was with him till his last few breath holding his hand and being close to him in his final time with her. In the end it was a peaceful passing.  George came home from a care facility on August 30th so that he could be at home in his study, surrounded by his books and aviation artifacts and photos of all his family and friends, and by those who loved him.

Memorial Service Information:

The Mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, corner of Homer and Waverley Streets in Palo Alto on Saturday, October 13.  It will begin at 9:30 a.m.

A reception will follow the Mass and will take place at St. Albert the Great Hospitality Center, 1095 Channing Avenue, Palo  Alto, which is just a few blocks away from the church.  A map giving directions from the church to the hospitality center reception will be available at the Mass.

Parking at the church site is limited, so I would suggest that you carpool if possible and plan on getting there early in order to find a spot and get to the church on time.  (Just a suggestion!)

Click here to read a chapter about George from
The Aviation Midshipmen Log

 

 

 

Gary L. Anderson
Stations
 Aug 31, 2012

 

 

 

Gary L. Anderson died peacefully at his home in Redmond after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was a long time resident of this area graduating from Ballard High School in 1959. He worked in the airline industry and enjoyed the many friends he knew there. After retirement he enjoyed travel, gardening, and volunteering on the Virginia V. He is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren. There will be no services at his request. Donations may be made to The Steamer Virginia V Foundation. 

 

 

 

Lloyd Ball
Stations - Res - CTO
 August 12, 2012

 

Lloyd Ball died of heart failure at his home in Seattle on August 12th, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was a WCA Station Agent in Seattle during the 1960's, then to Seattle Reservations prepaid ticket desk, then to the Seattle CTO until retiring when NWA closed the Republic city ticket office.

 

 

 

Steve Holmes
Flight Ops - Captain
 July 22, 2012

Jan Holmes
In Flight - F/A
Dec 15, 2011

 

Stephen Earl Holmes born on May 21, 1940, passed away on July 22, 2012. He grew up in Yakima, Wash. and later attended University of Washington. His career began as a commercial pilot on October 2, 1967  for West Coast Airlines and through mergers and acquisitions, AirWest,  Hughes Airwest, then Republic, and finally retired from Northwest Airlines.

Steve spent many summers on Whidbey Island with his family as a youngster, and eventually moved here to live on Whidbey Island for more than 20 years. During this time he contributed much time and effort, giving back to the community he so enjoyed. He owned Toby뭩 Tavern in Coupeville for about 10 years and then moved on to become an active volunteer with the 밅entral Whidbey Lions Club, 밫he Master Gardeners Club, and the 밚angley Soup Kitchen. He loved cooking and createdspecial soups there, devoting many hours to help meet the mission of the soup kitchen.

Steve was always there to assist his deceased wife뭩 many projects with the Island County Beach Watchers Organization and support her through her battle with cancer for over 7 years. As a neighbor and friend to many, Steve could always be counted on to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

Steve also became a talented wood carver and caster of bronze masks; he also recently started guitar lessons and was working to master the guitar.

Steve is survived by his sons: Brad, Bret, and Todd and his beloved golden Lab, Chester. He was preceded in death by Jan in December of 2011. He also leaves behind numerous friends who will miss him greatly.

Services for Steve were held at his home, 1944 Fircrest Ave, Coupeville, WA 98239 on Sunday, August 19 from 2pm to 5pm with a potluck dinner. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Central Whidbey Lions Club or Island County Beach Watchers Organization.

 

Jan was a gifted artist and belonged to Penn Cove Gallery. She loved to combine her passions for travel and painting. Her artwork portrayed the beauty she saw in France and Mexico in addition to that of Whidbey Island and the surrounding marine life.

Jan joined WSU/Island County Beach Watchers in 1990 and was so fascinated by her first glimpse of the ecology of the marine world that she returned to college to pursue her life-long interest in science and to earn a master뭩 degree in marine biology from Western Washington University.

She worked at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Shannon Point Marine Laboratories and took on a leadership role in Beach Watchers. As a Beach Watcher volunteer, she was instrumental in setting up beach monitoring and eelgrass study programs. She had a passion for studying and teaching about copepods, marine worms, seagrasses and other flora and fauna of the Salish Sea. For this work she was honored with Western Washington뭩 2010 Cox Conserves Heroes Award. Jan was a past member of the Marine Resources Committee, was a founding member and board president of Periwinkle Press, and belonged to the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Jan passed away in her home on Dec. 15, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband Steve; stepsons Brad, Bret and Todd Holmes; her canine child Chester; brothers Mark Fridlund and Roger Burns; nieces Ria Kaelin and Stacy Loken; 뱊ieceletts Grey and Chalyce Kaelin; and many friends.

Jan뭩 remarkable charisma and energy will continue to inspire her family, friends and her extended community. The sparkle she added to everything she touched will be missed by all.

 

 

 

Glenn Woods
Stations
 July 20, 2012

 

Glenn Woods passed away July 20, 2012 at the age of 94, surrounded by family. Glenn was station manager for Bonanza Airlines in Tonopah, NV and El Centro, CA. He then transferred to Reno, NV where he was station manager for Hughes Airwest. He retired after 40 years of service. Glenn was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed traveling. He was preceded in death by his then wife Shan Woods, sons, Keith Woods and Mike McNeff.

He is survived by his wife Virginia (Jensen) Woods of Tonopah, daughter Shan Schultz, and sons Buddy and Denny Woods, grandchildren Aubree Whitney, Suzanne Schmidt and Daniel McNeff. Six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be at Waltons Funeral Home, 1745 Sullivan Lane, Sparks, Nv on Thursday July 26, 1912 at 11:00 a.m.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 25, 2012

 

 

 

 

Vangie Casillas
In Flight - F/A
 July 14, 2012

 

 

It is with deep regret that the family of Vangie Casillas announces her passing on July 14, 2012, at 7:45 a.m.
She passed peacefully, surrounded by family.

We thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers over the course of her illness. It was reassuring to know that so many of you loved her and supported her when we were unable to be there. We will inform you of the date and time of her services as soon as they are available.

With sincerest gratitude,

The Family of Vangie Casillas

Vangie Casillas services will Monday July 23rd:  Rosary at 9:30 am. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am

St. Mary-Basha Catholic Church, 200 West Galveston Street Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 963-4951

Reception will follow, location to be announced.
 

 

 

 

Kathy Buskirk
Inflight - F/A
 April 1, 2012

 

 

Buskirk, Kathleen Marie Born to Melvin and Rita Reznicek, Dec 17, 1951, in Omaha, NE, she has been married to the love of her life, David Franklin Buskirk, for 37 years.

Kathy has left behind a legacy "all about relationships," was passionate about her faith and deeply committed to family.

"Grammy" Kathy is survived by 3 children, Nicholas David, Sara Marie, and Joseph Louis, and 3 grandchildren, Beck David, Meadow Marie and Shay Edward.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Olive Crest.

A celebration of Kathy's life will be held at 10am, Thursday April 5th, at Coast Hills Church.

 

 

 

Simeon R "Sam" Korth
Flight Ops - Captain
 Feb 25, 2012

 

 

Mesa, Ariz. Simeon R. 밪am Korth, 80, Mesa, Ariz., died Feb. 25, 2012, at his home in Mesa, Arizona.  Visitation will be March 2 at St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church, Randolph, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m., at St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church, Randolph.  Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., March 3, at  St. Jane Frances deChantel Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. Michael J. Swanton officiating.

Inurnment will be in St. Frances Cemetery, Randolph, with Military Rites by American Legion Post #113 and Alvin-Kessler Post #5545, Randolph.  Casket bearers will be Gina Hamilton, Emily Korth and Luke Korth.  Honorary casket bearers will be all of Sam뭩 nieces and nephews.  Arrangements are under the direction of Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Osmond.

Sam was born Dec. 11, 1931, on the family farm northwest of Randolph. He attended and graduated from St. Frances High School as Salutatorian.  Sam served in the U.S. Air Force Jan. 9, 1951-Jan. 8, 1955, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged four years later.  After serving his country, he attended college at Boulder, Colo.  After college, he was an air traffic controller in several states.  He then became a pilot for a number of airlines, retiring after a long career with Northwest Airlines.

Sam was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mesa, Ariz., and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  After he retired, he was very active as a member of the Confederate Air Force rebuilding and flying restored WWII bombers through out the United States. His favorite plane was the B17. Sam was well known as a skilled and respected pilot.

Sam is survived by his sister-in-law, Gen Korth, Randolph; nieces and nephews, Anne and husband, Roger Morris, Fargo, N.D.;  Bob Korth, Grand Forks, N.D.; Jack and wife, Lori Korth, Randolph,; Mary and husband, Dan Pick, Hartington; Sharon and husband Tim Leader, Norfolk; Debbie and husband, Gerard Arens, Bow Valley; Julie and husband, Brian Arens, Pierce; Michele and husband, Al Arens, Fordyce; Roger Korth, Delhi, Calif.; Terry Korth, San Jose, Calif.; Todd Kort, California; Krissy and husband, Ray Leglu, San Jose, Calif.; 30 great-neices and -nephews; and 22 great-great-neices and -nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Don and Ted.

 

 

 

Paul E. Murphy
Flight Ops - Captain
 Jan 31, 2012

 

 

Paul Edward Murphy was blessed with an abundance of leadership qualities. It would be accurate to say that this man was an outstanding luminary and that his natural abilities served him well. He knew with certainty how he wanted to set priorities in all aspects of his life. He struck those who knew him as the kind of person who awoke in the morning with a clear sense of exactly what he expected from his day and how to set about accomplishing those goals. Paul was a man who definitely liked order and was most comfortable with an organized and structured lifestyle. When this climate was absent, Paul would set about immediately to create it.

       His parents were Paul and Alberta Murphy. Paul was raised in Massachusetts. Paul was brought up to be reasonable in his actions and was taught to use his intellect wisely. He was an honest and straightforward child, traits that reinforced his self-confidence. Even at a young age, Paul was credited with having a positive influence on those around him.

      The positive atmosphere that Paul generated spread to his family. Paul was raised with two siblings. He had one younger sister Evelyn and a younger brother Bernard. Paul served as a catalyst within the family. He often found himself in the role of providing fair solutions to those sibling disputes. In every family activity, Paul was able to demonstrate his uncommon logic and skill at building compromise.

      Paul's enthusiasm for learning and the personal energy that enthusiasm generated led to his exhibiting leadership qualities early on in his childhood. He liked to see things executed properly and showed a skill for taking control of situations that were drifting out of control. At the same time, he was willing to experiment with different approaches as he worked a plan towards a solution. As a young boy, he took part in baseball, bowling and golf. He was an Altar Boy and a Boy Scout. In his spare time he liked playing baseball and building model airplanes.

      When it came to academics and school, Paul's organizational skills reaped dividends. Paul was able to create a system for getting his class work done in a proper and timely manner. With a strong ability to analyze his schoolwork and assignments, he could apply a practical, common sense approach completing his studies. He showed a natural curiosity in the manner in which he tackled new types of problems and would regularly challenge his own reasoning ability in finding solutions. He graduated from Waltham High School in 1949. He enjoyed some courses more than others and developed favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was Chemistry.

      As Paul knew in other aspects of his life, he had a clear vision of what he sought in a relationship and worked hard to achieve it. On November 23, 1974 Paul exchanged wedding vows with Mary Louise Morrison at Little Church Of The West of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mary was a significant part of his life, and it wasn뭪 necessary for Paul to be overly sentimental or expressive about it for others to be aware of their mutual devotion. Paul's secret to success was that he always kept the lines of communication open in the marriage and applied the important skill of being a good listener.

      Family and children were important to Paul, even if he didn뭪 always show it. Paul was blessed with four children, Chris, Audrey, Irene and Gayle. They were also blessed with twelve grandchildren, Ryan Murphy, Russell Murphy, Kimberly Bailey, June Perez, Greg Gleason, Melissa Tribble, Aaron, LaVelle, Alex LaVelle, Hope LaVelle, Brandy Salazar, Joseph Murray and Zach Fehrenbacher. There are also Seventeen grandchildren: Kayli Gleason, Jossalyn Gleason, Amanda Perez, Emma Perez, David Murphy, Jason Murphy, Rachel Murphy, Allison Bailey, Jaime Bailey, Michael Murphy, Juliana Salazar, Natalie Salazar, Lily Tribble and Benjamin Tribble. Five Nieces and Nephews-Theresa Tim, Debbie Patrick, Mike Kathy, Becky Deanna and Ruth Trottier. Paul was able to keep order in the family by using the same efficient and straightforward methods with the family as he did at work. Paul rarely made a scene when it came to discipline. Instead, he was subtle and patient in his dealings when teaching the children right from wrong.

      At work Paul was viewed as a natural leader. He could marshal all of the available resources, including personnel and materials, in order to meet virtually any objective. He was great at developing strategies and made maximum progress with little wasted effort. Paul was also adept at uncovering new and more efficient ways of getting things done. He was able to establish and meet objectives and schedules through long range planning and was always able to keep the big picture clearly in sight. Although Paul might have been described by some as an overachiever, he was without question a dedicated and diligent employee. His primary occupation was an Airline Pilot. He was employed for many wonderful years with Northwest Airlines.

      Paul was an Air Force veteran. He was in Bermuda as a Hurricane Hunter. Paul saw action for the Korean War. Through his dedication and hard work, he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He received several awards including many military commendations. Paul's fellow soldiers knew that he worked well within the system, understanding the importance of rules and striving to follow them. Paul's life approach was all about order.

      Not only did Paul find pleasure in pursuing his various hobbies, he also enjoyed the discovery and research involved in learning about them. His skill at problem solving had a positive influence on these activities as well. His favorite pursuits were playing golf, wood working, boating and photography.

      No matter what the activity was, Paul had the ability to motivate others. This talent influenced his participation in sports, too. He sought out the possibilities in a competitive situation, and he stayed cool and calm under pressure. He relished the stimulation of the action and energy associated with sports. In high school, Paul played baseball. Recreational sports included bowling and playing golf. He was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were baseball and golf.

      Paul lived his life guided by a well-defined set of beliefs. His faith and religion were important aspects of those beliefs. He was a member of the local Catholic Church. During his time in the Catholic Church, he was an Altar Boy as a young man.

      Traveling, especially vacations, was another way for Paul to apply his exceptional leadership and organizational skills. He liked exploring different places but also enjoyed designing and scheduling the trips in advance. He had real talent for developing the perfect itineraries. Favorite vacations included going to the cabin in Utah and traveling to Mexico and Puerta Vallarta.

      Paul was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Paul's favorites was Boots a cat. They were best friends for 8 years. His family was rounded out by his Dachsunds-Dudley and Candy.

      When Paul's retirement finally came in 1985, he was well prepared. He had worked out all of the details well in advance and knew exactly what he was going to do. His new life involved relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. In retirement, he found new pleasure in golfing, bowling and woodworking. Always a well-informed person, Paul enjoyed adding to his wealth of knowledge. Retirement afforded him the time to enjoy that experience and provided one more opportunity to look ahead at what life might offer him.

      Paul passed away on January 31, 2012 at Mountainview Hospital in Las vegas, Nevada. He is survived by his spouse, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were held at Palm Cheyenne Mortuary 7400 W. Cheyenne Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul was laid to rest in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

      Paul Edward Murphy knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a driven individual, someone who understood the importance of achievement. Paul was decisive and outspoken at times but was also positive and upbeat about most things. He was a leader, both intentionally and sometimes by default. If he saw that something needed to be done, he was always ready to step up and actualize, organize and implement a plan.

 

 

 

Diane Seward
In Flight - F/A
 Jan 26, 2012

 

Long time Flight Attendant Diane Seward  passed away on Jan 26, 2012.  She was living in the Memphis area at the time.  No further information is available.

 

Alpha list of Hughes Airwest employees who have passed away.

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Employee Name 

Department/Location

Passed away

Dennis Adams

Station Agent - SNA

July 9, 1989

Shirley Adams  

Admin. Assoc  PHX 

November 17, 2000

Don Alexander

Stations - SFO, SMF

July 4, 2008

Dick Allard 

Properties - San Mateo 

July 25, 2003

Rose Anderson

SEA Credit Union

February 1, 2006

William Appel

Flight Ops - Captain

July 27, 1990

Dave Allender

Flight Ops - Captain

December 2, 2001

Ed Altman

VP Operations

 May  1995

John Amos

Flight Control

October 19, 2004

Marlene 'Nicki' (Keifert) Anderson

Reservationsns -SEA

Sept 7, 2004

Arthur Armstrong

Station Mgr - PSP

November 25, 2000

Terry Ashton

V.P. Planning

December 21, 2005

Robert G Bader

Maintenance

February 15, 2010

Daphne Bailey

SMT Switchboard Operator

March 9, 2006

Don Ballew

Captain

May 13, 2009

Dean Barnette

Flight Ops - Captain

June 18, 1905

Russ Bath 

Flight Ops - Captain

February 8, 2003

Capt. Paul Beach

Flight Ops - Captain

Sept 25, 2011

Chris Bickelman

Reservations

Dec 23, 2011

Calvin W. Blackledge

Flight Ops - Captain

May 30, 2007

Jim Blackwell

Stations - BUR

March 8, 2009

Bob Blair

Stations

Feb 4, 2008

Gary Bogle

Stations

November 19, 2005

Robert (Bob) Bohna

Flight Ops - Captain

Jan 21, 2010

Dan Bolten

Flight Ops - Captain

Aug 6, 2010

Wilbur E Bonds

Maintenance - PHX

January 16, 1993

Frank Bonnell

Captain

April 27, 2009

George Borton

Captain

September 29, 2009

John Bosco

Flight Ops - Captain 

December 22, 1999

John Boyle

Flight Ops - Captain

June 7, 1905

Steve Bradley

Sales & Marketing

June 15, 2004

Jack R. Brasher

Flight Ops - Captain

Aug 23, 2007

Ruth (Lee) Brandia 

Inflight - F/A 

February 20, 2004

John H. Bridwell 

Flight Ops - Captain 

December 6, 1999

Walter Brink Jr.

Station Agent - Yakima

July 1, 2004

Sam Brose

Captain

April 15, 2009

Exline Brown

Flight Ops - Captain

June 12, 1905

Gordon Brown

Flight Ops - Captain

July 7, 2002

Elanor "Ellie" Bryant

Payroll - San Mateo

October 30, 2000

Arlen Bruce Buchanan

Flight Ops - Captain

February 18, 2010

Donald C. Burkhard

Flight Ops - Captain

November 21, 1994

Gene Burns 

Gene Burns 

August 18, 2003

Paul Burrows

Flight Ops - Captain

Jan 19, 2011

Evelyn (Ackley) Busse

Inflight - F/A 

July 1, 2001

Frank Butler

Flight Ops - Captain

April 6, 2010

Jim Byrd

Stations

July 13, 2006

Joe Cadenhead 

Sales  DSM BUR, DSM-OAK 

February 3, 2001

John "Jay" Camalick

Flight Ops - Captain

June 5, 2010

R.C. Cansdale

Flight Ops - Captain

September 20, 1986

Arnold Carow

Flight Ops - Captain

June 23, 1905

Harold Carpenter

Stations

February 25, 2004

Jack Cassedy

Flight Ops - Captain

December 23, 2004

George Castle

Flight Ops - Captain

Jan 30, 2011

Tom Chandler

Stations

Aug 22, 2007

Nicolas (Nic) Chapman

Captain

Nov 27, 2009

Max Christman

Flight Ops - Captain

March 11, 2004

Richard Churchill

Flight Ops - Captain

June 20, 1905

Oscar Cleal 

Flight Ops - Captain

September 2, 2003

Hal Cluff

Flight Ops - Captain

Nov 17, 2007

Monte Coleman

Reservations - SFO

March 22, 2009

Wayne Colemere

Stations

June 1, 2011

Marta Marie Conat

SEA Credit Union

July 1, 2010

Jerome Cook

Flight Ops - Captain

August 16, 1987

William Cook

Flight Ops - Captain

Dec 17, 2011

Don Cooper 

Sales 

June 20, 1905

Charles Craig

Flight Ops - Captain

August 7, 1988

Mo (Westover) Cruikshank 

Inflight - F/A 

August 31, 2003

Annette Horwitz Daly

CSA - LAS - BUR - GCN

August 26, 1999

Larry Decker

V.P, Marketing

Nov 10, 2011

Frank DeLach

Purchasing

February 2, 2006

Rob Dirks

Budgets

June 22, 1905

Gabe DiPippa

Lead Supply PHX

June 18, 2000

Joe Donaghy

Stations - FAT

Feb 22, 2008

Bud Donohoe

Director  of Communications

May 1, 2004

Robert J. Donahue

Marketng

July 20, 2010

Patrick Charles Dooley

Flight Ops - Captain

Sept 28, 2010

Ivan Dorey

Flight Ops - Captain

Jan 23, 2011

James M Douglas

Flight Ops - Captain

November 13, 2005

Earl Downing

Station Agent SLC,GEG,MEM

March 26, 1989

Sandra Dudley 

Inflight - F/A 

September 24, 1998

John Duteau

Flight Control

February 10, 2005

Robert E Dunn

Stations

March 14, 2006

Doug Dych

Stations - SEA

August 4, 2006

Bobby Easton

Revenue Accounting

Dec 12, 2008

Chuck Easton

Purchasing

October 6, 2002

Larry Eichler

Flight Ops - Captain

July 20, 2010

Dick Ellis

Flight Ops - Captain

April 21,2003

Judith (Judi) L. Ellis

Inflight - F/A 

August, 1998

Robert Evans

Controller - Maint. Control

April 9, 2001

Capt. Jerry Felts

Flight Ops - Captain

February 2, 2007

Jim Finnerty

Stations - Air Freight

May 6, 1989

Claude Ferguson

Flight Ops - Captain

July 24, 2004

Capt. Vic Friend

Flight Ops - Captain

January 30, 2007

Joan Gagel

Reservations - LAX

June 11, 1905

Patricia M Garrity

Reservations

June 23rd, 2005

Jim Garvin 

Manager of Interline Sales 

July 1, 1997

Capt. Don Gilday

Flight Ops - Captain

April 1, 1987

Jack Gladney

Flight Ops - Captain

July 18, 2006

Stephen C. Golliglee

Stations

July 19, 2007

Howard Grant 

Planning - San Mateo 

June 23, 2002

Doug Grasmick

CSA - BOI,LAS, PHX, MEM

Jaunaury 26, 1995

Roland "Griff" Griffen

Maintenance

November 24. 2007

Norman John Grim

Maintenance

December 4, 1979

Bill Haas

Flight Ops - Captain

Aug 2, 2008

Nancy (Potts) Spencer Hable

In Flight - F/A

January 29, 2009

Jim Hale

Flight Ops - Captain

October 5, 2001

Clarence Hall

Flight Ops - Captain

January 6, 2005

Betty Harris

Stations

April 25, 2005

Allan Hawkins

Maintenance

May 30, 2009

Don Haynes 

Mechanic

February 3, 2003

Judy Hedberg

Reservations

May 24, 2010

Pete Hendrickson

Flight Ops - Captain

Dec 1, 2007

Mike Hernon

Stations - FAT - TYS 

May 18, 2003

Bill Hicks

Stations

June 17, 2006

Daward Hiller

Stations

Feb 27, 2008

Larry Hillyer  

Stock Clerk  PHX 

January 18, 2001

Leonard Hipp

Flight Ops - Captain

June 17, 1905

Ray Ho

Marketing

February 26, 2005

Ursula Hobgood

Stations

Sept 26, 2011

Jack Hooper

Stations

October 29, 2005

Teresa Lee Hughes

Inflight - F/A 

July 24, 1998

Bill Iverson 

Flight Ops - Captain

December 17, 2002

Robert "Bob" Ja

Flight Ops - Captain

Dec 28, 2010

Peter Jackalus

Engineering

September 16, 2006

Roger Jackson

Flight Ops - Captain

August 1, 1989

John H. James

Flight Control 

June 10, 1905

Oscar James

Stations

August 18, 2004

Brad Jones

Flight Ops - Captain

Feb 12, 2008

Jim Jones

Crew Scheduling

Mar 10, 2008

Robert K. Jorgensen

VP - Engineering

May 19, 2009

Pete Kammers

Maintenance

Feb 25, 2009

Ralph Kann

Flight Ops - Captain

April 6, 2011

Gene Karlberg

Flight Ops - Captain

June 8, 1997

Ralph B Keele

Flight Control

January 30, 2010

Michael Keeping 

Sales, RSM LAX & PHX

May 27, 2002

Tom Keller

Flight Ops - Captain

December 24, 1994

Marvin D. Kelley

Stations - LAS

February 15, 2010

John Kelly

Maintenance

October 7, 2006

Larry King

Accounting/Payroll

Feb 11, 2008

Robert Klass

Stations - SLC

April 6, 2005

Charles "Kinney" Kinamon 

Flight Ops - Captain

September 5, 2002

Dennis Kleingartner

Flight Ops - Captain 

October 28, 2001

Mary Koslosky 

Secretary - San Mateo 

April 7, 2002

Walt Kupper

Stations - SJC - LAS

January 9, 2005

Jerry Lader

Maintenance 

August 14, 2002

Alf Larsen

Captain

June 24, 2009

E.J. Lawless

Flight Ops - Captain

May 21, 2004

Darlene Lentz

Reservations - SEA

Oct 10, 2007

Ed LeShane 

Station Manager - EUG 

December 20, 2000

Bob Lindenberger

Flight Ops - Captain

June 14, 2005

James A. Loomis

Captain

January 1, 2010

Bill Lord

Flight Ops - Captain

April 16, 2004

Bill Lovelace

Flight Ops - Captain

Jan 28, 2011

Bill Lynch

Flight Ops - Captain

May 14, 2008

Walt Mahoney

Flight Ops - Captain

June 17, 1998

Gorden Maiden

Stations

Nov 8, 2010

John Malloy 

Stations - Security - SMT 

January 17, 1980

Capt. Bob Manning

Flight Ops - Captain

July 18, 2006

Richard J. Manning

Station Agent

June 13, 1990

George A. Martin 

Flight Ops - Captain

September 11, 2002

Ralph Masters

Stations PDX

Nov 11, 2011

Capt. Herb Matzdorf

Flight Ops - Captain

May 20, 2007

John Maus

Flight Ops - Captain

August 16, 1987

Robert M. Meals

Stations - AST, CVO, BOI

June 21, 2002

Hubert B. Meggs

Stations

Jul 20, 2007

Roger Meier

Stations

April 24, 2007

Richard McBride

Aircraft Inspector

August 30, 2006

Dave McClendon

Avianonics

October 28, 2006

William H. (Bill) Mccrady

Flight Ops - Captain

May 2, 2006

Carl McDermitt

Flight Ops - Captain

 

Frank R. McDonald

Flight Ops - Captain

Mar 27, 2011

Jim McGill 

Stations (Training)

June 7, 1980

Betty McGuire  

Admin Assoc. PHX 

February 9, 2001

Jerry McKay 

Print Shop 

Oct, 2003 

Capt. Fred Merha

Flight Ops - Captain

March 2, 2000

Terry Middleton

Stations

September 14, 2008

Kenneth Leroy Mills

Maintenance

December 27, 2006

George Moate

Flight Ops - Captain

December 18, 2005

Robert Monson

Flight Ops - Captain

October, 2000

Robert Moore 

WC Station Manager - PDX

January 5, 2000

Mary Moriarty 

Reservations - SFO 

February 19, 2003

George Moulton

Marketing

Feb 25, 2009

Mike Murphy

V.P. Community Affairs

Oct 28, 2010

Phil Nault

Stations LAS

May 15, 2010

Gene Neavitt 

Training  PHX 

Marcg 9, 2001

Ron Ness

Stations - EUG

May 27, 2008

Nick Newman

Stations - SJC

Sept 23, 2008

Dave Nichols

Station Agent

June 2, 2001

Nicky Nick 

Reg. Manager - Stations 

November 14, 1998

Ruth Becker Nielsen

Inflight - F/A 

December 3, 2000

Jack Northcott

Flight Ops - Captain

Nov 19, 2011

Greg Park

Agent - Edmonton

July 7, 2001

Howard Parker 

Station Manager - SBA 

May 4, 2003

Jack H O'Dell

Dir of Qty Cntrl/Engineering

Mar 21, 2011

Patrick E. O'Grady

Captain

February 27, 2009

Richard O'Leary

Flight Control

September 9, 1999

Neal Onstot

Flight Ops - Captain

March, 2002

Bonnie Jean Overton

Inflight - F/A 

May 22, 1992

Roberto Padilla (Monroy) 

Stations

June 28, 2000

Jay Papworth

Flight Control

December 22, 1996

Clyde E. Parker 

Flight Control

June 29, 1996

Johnnie Parsons

Flight Ops - Captain

December 20, 2001

R. Cary Pawluk

Sales

July 4, 2004

Lee Payne

Flight Ops - Captain

August 4, 1999

Jack Peacock

Flight Ops - Captain

April 30, 1988

William Pecora 

Flight Ops - Captain 

February 14, 1999

LeRoy Peerenboom

Stations

March 25, 2004

Donald K. Peters

Flight Ops - Captain

January 11, 2010

Margaret Phillips

Stations - SFO

Aug 1, 2008

Art Pierce

Stations

November 27, 2009

Mernie Pierce

Stations - FAT

Mar 25, 2008

George Pomeroy

Flight Ops - Captain

April 26, 1998

Gary Pilgrim 

Stations -RDD - SFO - DEN - COS 

May 10, 2003

Wilma Posvar

LAX Reservations

July 9, 1994

Hank Puryear 

Station Manager - Yuma 

January 25, 2003

Raymon P Primm

Seattle Reservations

Aug 23, 2011

Ray Quirion

Stations - LAX

Jun 2, 2008

Don Rasmussen

Captain

Jan 19, 2009

Chet Rettig

Captain

May 3, 2009

Don Rice

Stations

December 10, 2009

Larry Ring

Engineering

Jan 12, 2009

Shirley Rogers

Inflight - F/A

Sept 18, 20212

Gil Roman

Reservations

Oct 27, 2010

Mel Roundy

Flight Ops - Captain

August 16, 1987

Catherine (Dollarhide) Ruppelt 

Inflight - F/A

April 13, 2002

Jerry Rutherford

Flight Ops - Captain

December 27, 1999

Kathy Sadonko Muench

SFO Reservations

October 30, 2003

Alberta Saye 

Reservations

April 5, 2003

Robert Schafranka

Flight Ops - Captain

July 28, 2004

Fran Scheinbaum

Executive Secretary

April 18, 2008

Richard W. Schey

Maintenance

Jul 25, 2007

Rolland C. Schneider

Captain

Feb 20, 2009

Bill Schram

Sales

May 9, 2004

Richard Schroeder

Stations - LAS

March 3, 2009

Robert L "Scotty" Scott

Stations

November 19, 2005

Larry Shephard

Stations

July 7, 2007

James M. Senstad

Crew Scheduling

Feb 12, 2011

Larry Shea 

Reservations

 

Robert Sherer

V.P. Finance

Nov 27, 2010

Duane Siggins

Stations

August 26, 2002

Bernie Schoenknecht

Flight Ops - Captain

October 24, 1997

Roger Schryer 

Reservations - LAX 

February 14, 1999

LeRoy Scott

Stations - EUG

July 2, 2002

Grant Shellenberger

Stations

March 16, 2011

Merle D. Simpson 

Stations

November 29, 2003

Dennis Smilanich

Flight Ops - Captain

July 22, 2008

Capt. Ray Smith

Flight Ops - Captain

September 25, 2006

Capt. Bert Snider

Flight Ops - Captain

November 5, 2006

George Snyder

Maintinence

Mar 20, 2008

Roland G. Sollars 

Flight Control 

October 25, 1994

George J. Solomon Sr.

Flight Ops - Captain

September 18, 1998

Nancy J Soukup

In Flight

Oct 26, 2010

Earl Spencer

Flight Ops - Captain

 

Mary Ann Spencer

In Flight

Oct 14, 2010

Wayne Spencer

Stations - LAS

May 21, 2008

Fred Stanley

Flight Ops - Captain

June 25, 1997

Leo Steck

Stations

February 20, 1999

Patty Markham Stelios

Reservations - SEA

December 20, 2001

Jack Stevens

Flight Ops - Captain

March 12, 2010

Jim Stever 

Mechanic - PDX - LAS - MSP 

August 4, 2003

Howard :Bud" Stokes

Sales

Oct 22, 2010

Jack Stoops

Regional Sales Mgr - LAX

July 13, 2004

Capt. Nate Stork

Flight Ops - Captain

December 6, 2006

Capt. Mark Sturgill

Flight Ops - Captain

June 1, 2011

Jack Surbridge 

Flight Ops - Captain

February 5, 2004

Gary Surrency

Inflight - F/A

November 5, 2004

Harry Swenson

VP - Treasurer

Jan 4, 2009

Jerry Tabrum

Flight Ops - Captain

September 4, 2001

Art Taylor 

VP Legal 

 

David Taylor 

Mechanic - PDX 

October 10, 1999

Mike Taylor

Stations - LAS

July 23, 2011

Millard Wayne Taylor

Flight Ops - Captain

September 13, 2003

Robert (Bob) Theuer 

Flight Ops - Captain

December 17, 2003

Bill Thompson

Flight Ops - Captain

November 17, 2009

Leslie Tison

Flight Ops - Captain

Jan 15, 2010

Dick Tribe 

Flight Ops - Captain

July 7, 2002

John H. "Red" Turner

Flight Ops - Captain

Feb 3, 2009

James L. Van den Biesen

Flight Ops - Captain 

Jine 30, 2001

Jack VanLonkhuysen 

Custoomer Service

July 4, 1992

Vern Varcoe

Flight Control

April 21, 2004

Joseph A. Vivona

Maintenance

November 1, 1985

Doug Waddell

Flight Ops - Captain 

April 4, 2010

Jim Wahl

ESE   PDX and MEM

June 20, 1905

Don Wakewood

Stations - Reno

March 19, 2003

Susan (Breckenridge) Wall

In Flight

Nov 8, 2010

Harry W. Warren

Flight Ops - Captain 

October 7, 2010

Gary Wedding

Avionics

Dec 21, 2007

Don Welch

Stations

Jul 27, 2007

Glenn Weldy

Flight Ops - Captain

May 3, 2004

Walt Wellinger

Flight Ops - Captain

Dec 22, 1911

Lolus Westbrooks

Inflight - F/A, Reservations

July 13, 2004

Jean Westley

Reservations - PHX

November 12, 2002

Joyce (Schorrman) Wigen

Reservations - SEA

March 15, 2005

Kip Wharton

V.P. Sales and Service

June 21, 1999

Delores Mooney Wilson

Inflight

July 9, 1986

Roger "Lin" Wimpy

Stations

January 17, 2007

J.W. Wise

Flight Ops - Captain

July, 1976

Kay Crum Woolley

Inflight/Stations

May 5, 2010

Dennis Wyatt

Stations

July 28, 2009

Paul Wycoff

Stations FAT - EUG

May 10, 2010

Ralph Zanette

Flight Ops - Captain

May 14, 2004

Joseph Zupko

Maintenance - PHX

September 15 1993

 


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