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Friday, July 19, 2019

SO/RC/NWA pilot Thomas D. Jackson

Military veteran, SO/RC/NWA pilot Thomas D. Jackson
October 24, 1941 - July 14, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Southern Airways/Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot Thomas Douglas Jackson, age 77.
To view the obituary and sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
PO Box 15156 , Panama City FL 32406-5156  ... (850) 769-7664
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary :  Thomas D. Jackson, 77, raised in Chipley, FL, died on 14th, July 2019. He graduated from Chipley High School, Chipola Jr. College, and Troy University, and learned to fly in the U.S. Navy; then began his flying career flying for Southern Airways, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. He married Susan A. Stephens, a flight attendant from Memphis, TN.
A private graveside service was held at Rock Hill Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.
Brown Funeral Home & Blue Lake Crematory
1068 Main St.
Chipley, FL  32428


Thursday, July 18, 2019

M. Ernestine ‘Ern’ Stewart, widow of C&S/DL Capt. Edwin R. Stewart

M. Ernestine ‘Ern’ Stewart, widow of C&S/DL Capt. Edwin R. Stewart
August 30, 1924 - June 09, 2019

Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member Ernestine Stewart, widow of C&S/Delta pilot Captain Edwin Roy Stewart. 
Obituary information and guestbook may be viewed online at
Arrangements were entrusted to Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville, Arkansas.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary:  Ernestine Stewart
Marion Ernestine Stewart, age 94, passed away comfortably in her sleep in Roswell, Georgia on Sunday June 9, 2019.  She was born on August 30, 1924 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Ernest and Tina Mae Lyons Halsell. She often jokingly described the location as “Behind Flakes Fruit Stand”. But Ern was no Flake!  Raised in Blytheville she would grow to become a spirited, devoted, loyal and loving Daughter, Wife and Mother.
Her parents founded the Rustic Inn in Blytheville and with great success established the go-to place for outstanding Pork Barbeque, a family tradition which was to continue through the years even to this day at the famous Dixie Pig Restaurant. During her school years at Blytheville High school she was the head majorette of the Blytheville Band and worked in the family business where she often recalled barking out “Two pigs and a Coke!”.  Over the years and in supporting her family with the many Georgia baseball teams, Ernestine was loved and known by the teams, their families and her grandchildren affectionately as “Memaw”, a title she was very proud of. She also reportedly learned the art of “Hog Smooches”, which she frequently administered to flinching children and grandchildren (sorry Nelson). Still she was loved by all.
In 1943, Ern entered Lindenwood College, but soon opted for matrimony in 1944 to her U.S.  Army Corps and future Delta Air Lines Pilot, Captain Ed Stewart, who prematurely left this life in 1988.  “Aunt Ern” as so many friends and family fondly called her, established roots with her loving husband Ed in Blytheville, Arkansas, Memphis, Tennessee and finally Atlanta, Georgia, all the while raising their three sons; Ron, Don and John.
Sadly, over the years, her beloved parents; husband of 44 years, Ed Stewart; brothers, Melvin, Roy and Buddy Halsell; and sister, Annie Lee Halsell Scrape, preceded her in death.
Ern’s children, Ron and Carol Stewart of Scottsdale, Arizona, Don Stewart of Marietta, Georgia, John and Lindsay Stewart of Peachtree Corner, Georgia; brother, Johnny Halsell of Little Rock, Arkansas; grandchildren, Kristie Nolen of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Andrew and Mary -Ann Maloney Stewart of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Stephanie Stewart of Tucson, Arizona and Nelson Stewart of Peachtree Corners, Georgia; four great-grandchildren, Maddie Nolen, Blake Nolen, Griffin Stewart and Cooper Stewart and numerous nieces, nephews and friends all survive her.
A celebration of her wonderful life will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel, 603 West Main Street, Blytheville, Arkansas, 72315 with the Rev. Mike Wey officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Although there will be no formal visitation, there will be a gathering of friends and family to remember her Friday evening, June 14th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Dixie Pig in Blytheville.  If able to attend please bring a smile and a funny story or two to celebrate the life of this special lady.
  C&S/DL Stewart, Edwin Roy Captain 
DOB : 10-Jul-1919
Date of death : 25-Sep-1988 (age 69)
Joined Chicago & Southern 03-05-1951, retired with Delta Air Lines in 1979, based ATL

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

WA/DL Capt. Reese Earl Gullickson

USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Reese Earl Gullickson  
February 11, 1935 ~ June 30, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Reese Earl Gullickson, age 84.  Captain Gullickson joined Western Airlines 01-20-1964 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based Seattle.  He is survived by his sister, his children and his grandchildren.
The obituary article is available online at 
Other news related articles are noted below.  Obituary information notes no services.
Captain Gullickson had most recently resided at Skamokawa, Washington.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  

Obituary:  Reese Gullickson   ...  Daily News, The (Longview, WA) - Saturday, July 13, 2019
Reese Earl Gullickson, longtime resident of Skamokawa, WA, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the age of 84.
Born Feb. 11, 1935, in Port Angeles, WA, to Clarence and Emma Genevieve Gullickson, Reese grew up in the Longview Kelso area and attended R.A. Long High School. After a move to California in 1953, he graduated from Fort Bragg High School in Fort Bragg, CA. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served for a period of 13 years as a jet fighter pilot and a member of the Flying Tigers. He later studied at Portland State University and the Oregon Technical Institute.
Following his time in college, Reese became a pilot for Western Airlines, which later became Delta. He retired at the age of 55 after an exemplary career as a Captain for Delta Airlines.
A true patriot and proud American, Reese loved God and his country. He valued his family and the many friends who will miss his captivating storytelling and engaging humor.
Reese spent his retirement doing all of the things he loved... visiting flea markets and car shows, vegetable gardening, wildlife observation and motorcycle riding.
Survivors include his sister, Darlane Caputo; his daughters, Dianne and Jody; his son, Reese; and four grandchildren.
At his request, there will be no memorial services. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or any non-profit animal shelter.
Skamokawa motorcyclist dies in Sunday afternoon crash near Woodland
The Daily News  Jul 2, 2019  ............................
A Skamokawa man died after a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon while out for a ride near Woodland, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Reese Gullickson, 84, was driving in the southbound late of State Route 503 about nine miles east of Woodland when he lost control of his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle at a curve in the road, according to a state patrol news release.
The release says Gullickson hit the guardrail along the highway. His motorcycle slid under the rail, but Gullickson was “ejected over” it, the release said. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
It was unknown Monday whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, and State Patrol is currently investigating the case, according to the release.
Motorcycle Death

Reese Gullickson, 84, of Skamakowa is dead after a motorcycle crash that took place yesterday afternoon on the Lewis River Highway east of Woodland.  The State Patrol reports that the crash happened at about 12:35, about nine miles east of Woodland.  They say that Gullickson was riding southbound when he lost control in a curve, and then went into the guard rail.  The bike slid under the guard rail, while Gullickson was ejected over the rail.  Gullickson was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center, where he was declared dead.  The cause of the crash is under investigation by the State Patrol.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

PAA/DL pilot Clarence ‘Jake’ Jacob Dieter

Military veteran, PAA/DL pilot Clarence ‘Jake’ Jacob Dieter
JANUARY 7, 1939 ~ JULY 9, 2019 
Notification with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Clarence Jacob Dieter, age 80.  F/O Dieter joined Pan American 05-08-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines, I believe based ATL/031 at time of retirement.  He is survived by his wife Alexandra ‘Alix’, their children and grandchildren, plus many other family members and friends.
To view the obituary and share your memories online please visit the funeral home website at
Obituary may also be viewed at
Service arrangements are noted in obituary text ... please see information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary:  Clarence Jacob Dieter, 80, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in his home in St. Augustine after a fierce battle with multiple myeloma. Family and friends knew him as either Sonny, Dee, or Jake. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Alexandra (Boggs) Dieter; his daughters, Jennifer Dieter, Michelle Brandt, and Margaret Hoffman; two sisters, Patricia Iannaci and Irene Huey; seven grandchildren; and many close family and friends. Born and raised in Dexter, Missouri, Jake was the son of Lillian (Litzler) Dieter and Clarence Jacob Dieter, who died two months before his birth. He was educated in a one-room schoolhouse through the 8th grade and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1961 with a degree in Sociology. He then went on to join the Navy where he trained as a pilot and flew sea planes during the Vietnam War. After 5 years in the Navy, he went to work for Pan American Airlines. It was at Pan Am where he met his wife, Alix, a Flight Attendant for the airline. Jake flew for Pan Am for 25 years and eventually retired from Delta Airlines in 2000. Jake had a deep love of family, fishing, playing bridge, building rock walls, and playing softball. Last fall, his team won the 80+ bracket at the World Championship in Las Vegas where Jake was named tournament MVP. He was still playing senior softball earlier this year. He lived life to the fullest and always maintained a positive outlook. Jake was the first to lend a hand in any situation. He was involved in every community in which he lived and was loved by so many. As a close family friend said, "It's hard to imagine a world without Jake Dieter". Jake will be buried in his hometown of Dexter, MO on Saturday, August 10th. There will be a public viewing at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 2 - 3:30 p.m., followed by the funeral. As Jake was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan, his family will attend a game in St. Louis on Friday, August 9th at 7:15 p.m. (CST) and encourages anyone interested to join them at the game or watch it on TV in Jake's honor. A celebration of life will be held in Bend, OR on Saturday, August 17th at the Sunrise Village Lodge from 2 - 4 p.m. A celebration in St. Augustine, FL will take place at a date and time to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 South Clark Street Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202, www.vvmf.org/Support-VVMF or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, PO Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238, www.themmrf.org/donate

Please sign the online guestbook at www.pontevedravalley.com

PAA/DL pilot Maurice "Morie" LeGare

Military veteran, PAA/DL pilot Maurice "Morie" LeGare
MARCH 20, 1933 ~ JULY 12, 2019 
Word has reached us with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Maurice "Morie" Turner LeGare, age 86.  Morie joined Pan American 06-05-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines, I believe as S/O based ATL/030 at time of retirement.
Obituary information/guestbook and photos may be viewed online at the funeral home website: 
MEMORIAL SERVICE : Friday, July 19th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary:  Maurice “Morie” Turner Legare, was the only child of missionary parents, the Reverend Maurice B.S. Legare, and Katherine Veronica (Turner) Legare. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but lived in Stockton, California for his early through high school years, where his father started and was head pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He had many memories of the vibrant Filipino community in which he lived and worked, and which nurtured him to adulthood. The Legare Family contribution to the Stockton Christian community and the Trinity Presbyterian Church was honored in the church’s 65th anniversary dedication of the Legare Chapel within the church.
Morie attended Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, where he participated heavily in the Young Life ministry, and excelled in sports and academia, graduating in 1955.  After graduation from Whitworth, he joined the U.S. Navy, went to flight school, and became a Naval Aviator. He was a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and in 1966, was appointed Officer in Charge of Search and Rescue Detachment 5, and flew missions from the USS King (DLG-51). He and his men (dubbed “Legare’s Bears”) participated in many heroic rescues, but one memory he often shared was when he and his crew made two water rescues of F-105 pilots who were hit over North Vietnam, and managed to ditch or parachute into the Tonkin Gulf. It was an important and historic event, which is recorded in the operational history of the USS King. For this and other feats, Morie earned the Air Medal, the Vietnam Service and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, along with the National Defense Service Medal. He earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and served in the Navy for 10 years.
After his military career, Morie served as a Flight Engineer (FE) for Pan American World Airways from 1967-1991. His family loved hearing about the many adventures, life-saving calculations, and narrow landing victories Morie experienced in that role. When Pan Am was sold to Delta Airlines in 1991, Morie was able to transfer to Delta, and was a senior FE until his retirement in 2002.
Morie was a lifelong learner and earned two master’s degrees, one from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 1964, and the second from Chapman University in Orange, California, in 1971. His family will also remember Morie as a lifelong dabbler (and sometimes gambler) in the stock market, as a brilliant man of many talents, and as someone who loved to find cheap gas and a good Chinese Buffet. More importantly, he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and sought to share his faith whenever possible. He was a respected Bible scholar within his Christian community and was an excellent Bible teacher.
He also loved and is survived by his four children, Marc and Anne (Peterson) LeGare, Lisa-Noelle LeGare, Danielle (LeGare) and Aaron Myers, and J. Michael and Leela (Modjallal) LeGare, two stepchildren, Amy and Jason Mushorn, and 14 grandchildren. His wife Ann, was the joy of his final years, and loved him well.

Morie lived a full and rewarding life, and is enjoying his heavenly reward. He would be so happy if instead of giving flowers, you instead donate in his name to the church his father planted, Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Stockton, California. His place of interment is yet to be determined, but his real and forever home is in heaven.