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Sunday, December 16, 2018

NWA Capt. Leif Allen Elstad

CDR USNR, NWA Capt. Leif Allen Elstad
DECEMBER 12, 1939 ~ OCTOBER 27, 2018 
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest captain and CDR USNR Leif Allen Elstad, age 78.  CDR Elstad joined Northwest Airlines 05-09-1966.  He is survived by his wife Audrey plus their children and many other family members.
To view the obituary online please visit the funeral home website at
As noted below, services for CDR Elstad are planned for January 4, 2019 at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City NV, with light luncheon to follow at the Boulder City Elks Lodge.  If more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.  
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary..................CDR LEIF ELSTAD U.S. Navy Reserve, Retired CDR

Leif A. Elstad USNR (Ret) age 78, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, in Henderson. He was born December 12, 1939, in Story City, Iowa, to Laura and Martin Elstad. Leif joined the U.S. Navy and served his country for 22 years. During his service, he was awarded numerous Medals of Honor and Valor for his heroic efforts and achievements. Leif married Audrey Gagner October 21, 1961, in Pensacola, Fla.. They moved to Boulder City, from Apple Valley, Minn., in July of 1983 as he was transitioning towards retirement. Leif retired from Northwest Airlines as a Senior 747 Captain. Leif was a member of the Lutheran church. He was a member of the Boulder City Elks Lodge, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and many other military/civilian organizations. Leif and Audrey enjoyed traveling in their motor home and Leif served as national director of Family Motor Coach Association. He also enjoyed playing golf and being with family and friends. He will always be remembered as a master storyteller. Leif is survived by his wife, Audrey Elstad; daughter, Dawn (Terry) Murphy; son, Jon Elstad; and brother, Erik (Glenda Marie) Elstad. Services will be at 11:15 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada 89005, all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the veteran's charity of your choice. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Paige Jones, widow of DL Capt. Dana Jones

former DL stewardess Paige (Adams) Jones, widow of DL Capt. Dana Jones
July 24, 1922 ~ December 8, 2018
Word has reached our group with the passing of Mrs. Paige (Adams) Jones, widow of WWII veteran and Delta pilot Captain Dana Lafayette Jones who passed in January 2007.  Paige was 96 years of age at the time of her passing.  She is survived by their children, their grand- and great grandchildren, plus many other dear friends and family members.
Condolences and memoires may be shared online at
Services for Mrs. Jones are planned for December 17th at  11:00 AM at
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.
To the best of my knowledge per whitepages listing, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1986 Lyle Ave., Atlanta GA 30337-1147.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary below...........................with note and request from Plato Rhyne dated Wednesday, December 12, 2018
.....just got word that Paige Jones, Dana’s widow, age 96 passed away Saturday. Her funeral is Monday the 17th and the obituary is in today’s AJC. Her daughter, Anda Paige, wondered if anyone at Delta would be interested in a human interest contact with this story. Paige was one of Delta’s early stewardess (flight attendant) hired in 1943, married Dana in 1946 and of course had to quit. There is a video I think done by the Delta museum with Paige talking about her history as was publicized last year. With your contacts do you know of anyone at Delta that would be interested in this story? I plan to contact the PCN with this info but thought that possibly there might be some interest from Delta as well. She was a very special lady and true early member of the “Delta Family “.
Mrs. Jones’ Obituary: 
It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Paige Adams Jones, of College Park, Ga., announces her passing after a brief illness on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was 96 years old.
Paige will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Anda Paige Broom, and Anda’s sons Noel Mayeske (Kristin) and Mark Mayeske (Lisa), son-in-law Bill Mercure (Jennifer) and Bill’s daughter Nancy East (Larry), son Adam Mercure (Tammy), daughter Amanda Muri (Chad), daughter Molly Crook (Daniel), and son Hayes Mercure (Stacie). Paige's memory will also be cherished by her 17 great-grandchildren, Spencer, Carson, Matthew, Sam, Sarah, Aidan, Paige, Wogene, Ashlyn, Elise, William, Amelia, Brock, Isaac, Charles, Jones and Carlie. Paige was predeceased by her husband Dana Jones, daughter Martha Mercure, son-in-law John Broom, father Edwin Gaillard Adams, mother Mary Page Baynes, brother Edwin Gaillard Adams, and sister Sara Leila Adams Brooks.
A funeral service in memory of Paige will be held Monday, December 17 at 11:00 am at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, with Father Gene Paradise presiding. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paige’s name to the Atlanta Humane Society, a favorite charity of hers.
Mary Paige Adams was born in Greensboro, Ga. on July 24, 1922 (delivered at home by her father, a physician). She graduated from Wesleyan College in May 1943. She was hired at Delta Air Lines in July 1943 as one of their first stewardesses. On a flight in 1945, she met a handsome pilot named Dana Jones. The DC-3 on which they met is currently on display in the Delta Flight Museum in College Park, Ga. The couple married on May 25, 1946 in Greensboro, and enjoyed more than 60 years of marriage in College Park before Dana's passing.
The beautiful and gracious Paige became known as an avid gardener and homemaker, animal lover and radiant hostess through countless social engagements with family and friends. In later years, she relished writing handwritten notes to keep in touch with friends old and new. She gave back to the community, delivering for Meals On Wheels and serving food at Crossroads Community Ministries of St. Luke’s. Her strength and resilience were remarkable, choosing to remain in her home from her husband's passing to her own.
The consummate Southern lady, Paige’s luminous smile and way of relating to family and so many dear friends in a warm, personal way will be fondly remembered forever.
Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, is in charge of arrangements.
Capt. Dana Lafayette Jones
September 5, 1921 ~ January 11, 2007   
(joined Delta Air Lines 09-01-1945) 
AJC article:.....”The airline industry was wounded on Sept. 11, 2001, 36-year Delta Air Lines pilot Dana Jones said in a Nov. 11, 2001, Atlanta Journal-Constitution article. "I started out when airlines were in their infancy, and I'm proud of my small role in helping the industry mature," said the head of three generations of Delta employees. "But in my day, we were building an industry. Now we're trying to preserve one. It's a fight for survival." The memorial service for Mr. Jones, 80, of College Park, who died Thursday..................”

Obituary in part:...............DANA L. JONES Capt. (Ret.) Dana L. Jones, age 85, of College Park, GA, died Thursday, January 11, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was born in Lee County, Alabama on September 5, 1921, to Charles G. Jones and Mae Lavender Jones. He graduated from Jordan High School in Columbus, GA, where he was senior class president and the first president of the Service Club. He was also an active member of DeMolay, a civic organization teaching young men leadership skills. After high school Mr. Jones was employed by First National Bank in Columbus before entering the U.S. Army in 1943 as an Air Corps Cadet. 2nd Lt. Jones was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in England and ferried a B-24 Liberator to his duty station. As a B-24 bomber commander in the 446th Bomber Group, Lt. Jones flew 31 combat missions over the European continent. The 446th Bomber Group led the Eighth Air Force on D-Day across the English Channel bombing German emplacements in advance of the allied landing barges. A week later, his plane was so badly damaged in a bombing raid that it barely limped back across the Channel. He and his crew bailed out as soon as England was beneath them. For his war service, Mr. Jones was awarded the Air Medal, Silver Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross. Following his military service, Mr. Jones joined Delta Air Lines in 1945 as a pilot. It was on his first flight between Ft. Worth and Atlanta that he met the love of his life, Paige Adams. He married "his favorite stewardess" in May of 1946. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May, 2006. During the 1950s he built and owned 3 apartment complexes which were rented primarily to airline employees. Always civic minded, he was a charter member of the South Fulton Jaycees, member of the Airport Rotary Club, and served on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Salvation Army. He served as chairman of the Leukemia Society's South Atlanta Celebrity Waiter's Luncheon fundraiser for 5 years. In recent years, he participated in fundraising walks for the American Parkinson Disease Association. He enjoyed designing landscapes. He created the landscape for St. John's Episcopal Church in College Park, GA, including the Memorial Garden. He flew for Delta from 1945 until his retirement in August, 1981. During his 36-year flying career, he experienced the evolution of commercial aviation from the DC-3 to the Lockheed L-1011, logging more than 28,000 hours in the cockpit. After his retirement as a pilot, Delta retained his services for eleven (11) years in conducting its In Command symposiums for its captain upgrade program...........................

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Carol Hagle, widow of DL Capt. C.H.'Jack' Hagle

Carol Hagle, widow of DL Capt. C. H. ‘Jack’ Hagle
December 16, 1936 ~ September 02, 2018
Please forgive belated notice... word has reached us with the passing of Carol Audrey Hagle, widow of Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Conrad Harold ‘Jack’ Hagle who passed in January 2004.  Obituaries and online links appear below.
To view Carol’s obituary online please visit
Captain Hagle’s obituary is still available online at
Carol had most recently resided in Roswell, Georgia.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren.
Please see below....if more information is received we can then pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituaries...................HAGLE, Carol
Carol Hagle (née Wulf) died peacefully in her home surrounded by her four children on September 2, 2018 in Roswell, GA at the age of 81. Carol was born and raised in Tonawanda, NY by her parents Harold and Lydia Wulf. After nursing school, Carol married her husband, Jack Hagle, her one and only love. Carol worked as a nurse before taking on the best job of her life, raising four children. She was active in the Rivercliff Lutheran Church and Ladies Guild in Roswell. She spent her summers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and volunteered at the Visitor's Center. Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hagle. Carol is survived by her sister Joanne Taylor of Austin, TX, children Terry Hagle (Lori) of Niceville, FL, David Hagle (Donna) of Cumming, GA, Lori Hagle Crowell (John) of Roswell, GA, and Jon Hagle (Autumn) of Lawrenceville, GA and grandchildren Haley Dolan, Sela, Avery, Chloe, Sarah, Sofie, and Austin. Carol's celebration of life will be held at Rivercliff Lutheran Church in Roswell, GA at 11:00 am on September 22 with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation, Inc. of Atlanta, GA or a charity of your choice.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 16, 2018
DL Capt. C H ‘Jack’ Hagle
February 7, 1936 ~ January 26, 2004
(joined Delta Air Lines 12-18-1961)

CAPT. C.H. (JACK) HAGLE Of Roswell, GA., died Monday, January 26th, 2004 at the age of 67. He retired from Delta Air Lines in 1996 with just over 34 years of service and 25,000 hours of flying. His "Retirement Tour" was flown in the L-1011 and was one of his favorite aircraft to command. Other aircraft flown during his tenure at Delta include the CV-440, DC-6, 7, 8, 9-, B-727, B-757, B-767. His love of flying carried over outside of work as well. One of his favorite past times was piloting his 1953 North American T-28C. He is survived by his wife, Carol and his children and (spouses), Terry (Lori), David (Donna), Lori, and Jon (Dronda). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Haley, Sela, Avery, Chloe, Sarah, Sofie and Austin. Jack was an active member of Rivercliff Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Rivercliff Lutheran Church or Hospice Atlanta: 1224 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA. 30319. A celebration of life with reception to follow will be held February 7th at 2 p.m. at Rivercliff Lutheran Church, 8750 Roswell Road, NW 30350. Cremation Society of the South is in charge of arrangements. 770-941-5352.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kathryn Hayes, wife of DL Capt. Frank Hayes

Kathryn Ann Hayes, wife of DL Capt. Frank Hayes
April 29, 1940 ~ December 1, 2018

Notification with the passing of Kathryn Ann Hayes, wife of retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Francis ‘Frank’ Hayes. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home’s website at 
Services for Kathryn are noted in obituary below.  Should more news be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary...........Kathryn Ann Hayes  
Kathryn Ann (Kelly) Hayes, 78, died peacefully at her home in Dawsonville, GA, on December 1st after a courageous struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, with her loving family by her side. Kathryn was born on April 29, 1940 in North Adams, MA to Margaret (Cummings) Kelly and Donald Kelly. She graduated from St. Joseph's high school in 1957 and attended Bliss Business School.
While working at the local telephone company Kathryn, quite serendipitously, met Frank Hayes, a pilot from Cohoes, NY who was flying corporate planes out of Harriman Airport in North Adams. Romance blossomed and they were married at St. Francis Church in North Adams in 1961. Shortly thereafter they moved to Marysville, MI where Frank began flying for the Diamond Salt Co.; in 1965 they moved to Atlanta, GA where Frank spent 30 years as a pilot for Delta Airlines.
Kathryn was primarily a homemaker in Dunwoody, GA where they settled; and a devoted mother to their three children, who were outstanding students and gifted tennis players. When, as teenagers, the kids started flying glider planes solo, Kathryn thought it was a good idea. Kathryn and Frank spent many happy hours on their boat on Lake Lanier and, on a lark, once sailed up the Atlantic coastline. They loved to travel, especially to Germany, where they would often pick a new car off the assembly line and ship it back to the States. Known for her exuberant personality, sweet disposition and gentle manner, Kathryn will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. Kathryn is survived by her husband, Frank and their three children: Patricia Haywood and her husband, Mark of Duluth, Ga., Kevin Hayes and his wife, Patricia of Memphis, TN and Lynnanne Eurton, and her husband, Tim of San Antonio, TX; her sister, Eileen Green and her husband, Jim of McLean, VA, her brother, Michael Kelly and his wife, Doreen of New York, NY; her 6 beloved grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are Tuesday, December 4th from 6-8pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Rd., Dahlonega, GA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 5th at 10am at St. Luke's Church, 91 North Park, St. Dahlonega, GA. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10-11 AM with burial at Southview Cemetery to follow. Donations in Kathryn's name may be sent to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA, 8815 Conroy Windermere Rd, Suite 309, Orlando, FL 32835.
To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DL Capt. David Moffett Stevenson

USAF veteran, DL David Moffett Stevenson
February 15, 1947 ~ December 1, 2018
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain David Moffett Stevenson, age 71.  Captain Stevenson joined Delta Air Lines 05-09-1977 and retired with Delta, based 031/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Joanne, his sons plus many other family members.
To view Captain Stevenson’s obituary online please visit the funeral home website at
Visitation for Captain Stevenson is this evening December 6th at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, Georgia.....please see obituary information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary...................David Moffett Stevenson, 71, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully at MD Anderson Cancer Center on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. David was born in Camilla, GA to Dr. Clyde Allison Stevenson and Louise Holzman Stevenson on February 15th, 1947. David graduated from Mitchell County High School and received a bachelor's degree in English from Wofford College. Following his graduation from Wofford College, David reported to Lackland Air Force Base in July 1969 for Officer Training School in the United States Air Force. He underwent Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base and graduated as part of Class 71-03 in September 1970. David went on to serve for seven years in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War, flying C-130s from Cam Rahn Bay on missions to supply and transport troops throughout Vietnam and the region. Following the conclusion of David's military service, he began his career at Delta Airlines where he flew domestically and internationally to Europe and South America before retiring in 2003 as a Captain. Having had his first flying lesson at age fourteen, aviation was a lifelong passion for David. David was a kind and thoughtful man of the highest character. He was fiercely loyal and devoted to his family and friends. A longtime Atlanta resident, David was a member of Capital City Club and Northside United Methodist Church. He loved spending time with family and friends at his St. George Island, Florida beach house and continued to enjoy frequent international travel throughout his retirement. He is survived by his wife Joanne Nanney Stevenson; his sons Thomas Hewitt Stevenson of London, England and Daniel Nanney Stevenson of Atlanta, GA; his sister Mary Stevenson Ryan (Jim) of Burlington, NC; his brother-in-law Michael McLean Nanney (Suzanne O'Malley) of Plano, TX; his nieces and nephews, Lori Bartlett (Pete) of Tampa, FL, Stephen Ryan (Laura) of Raleigh, NC, Kate Nanney (George Padis) of Dallas, TX, Jeff Nanney of Hong Kong; and his great-nieces and great-nephews Matt Bartlett, Allison Bartlett, Kate Bartlett, Jim Ryan, Charlotte Ryan, Ed Ryan, and Caroline Padis. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319 with a private graveside service to follow Georgia National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.