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Death notices for Arline Crews, Karen Davis, Gladys Chappell and Michael Walker


Arline Clara Crews, 90, of Grants Pass, Ore., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Royale Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside service was Friday, May 9, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, NW 5th St., Grants Pass, Ore. 97526 or Providence Community Health Foundation, 940 Royal Ave. Suite 410, Medford, Ore., 97504.

She was born on July 5, 1912, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was a 1931 graduate of Chaffey Junior College in California. She attended nursing school at Seaside Memorial Hospital and graduated in 1934. In June 1939, she received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. She served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in the Nurses Corps 176th General Hospital. She was promoted to the rank of captain in 1945.

On June 21, 1946, in White Salmon, she married Jay Kelly Crews, who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1999. In 1949, she and her husband moved to Grants Pass. She worked as a bookkeeper with the family business until 1965 and from 1965 to 1987, she worked at Grants Pass Clinic as a registered nurse with Dr. Holly and Dr. Morris.

She was a longtime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of A.A.U.W., and a women's investment club.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and cooking, and loved homemaking.

Survivors include sons Bob Crews, Medford, Ore., and Jerry Crews, San Jose, Calif.; sisters Margaret DeWilde and Marilyn Winebarger, both of White Salmon, and Mildred Crews, Roseburg, Ore.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


On May 5, 2003, Karen Sue Davis died at her home in Goldendale. She was 56 years old.

Mrs. Davis was born on July 14, 1946, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of Hazel L. (Hammon) and George Oscar Ugstad. She grew up in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and after graduating from high school there, attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned a teaching certificate.

She met Lee E. Davis and the two were married on Aug. 10, 1968. The couple moved to Woodland, where they both began their teaching careers. They later moved to Bonners Ferry, then to Spokane where Mr. Davis continued his education at Gonzaga University. In 1980, the couple moved to White Salmon, and in 1999, they moved to Goldendale.

Mrs. Davis played bassoon in the Hood River sinfonietta, was an avid reader of mystery novels, and enjoyed her grandchildren. She also raised miniature horses with her daughter.

She was a member of the Goldendale United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the PLU Alumni Association. An active volunteer, she often helped with mission efforts. She was always a supportive wife, mom and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Smith, Goldendale; granddaughters Dallas and Cheyenne Smith, Goldendale; and brother Paul Ugstad, California. She was preceded in death by husband, Lee, in September 1999, brother Pete Ugstad and her parents.

A memorial service for Mrs. Davis was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Goldendale. A private inurnment service was held at the IOOF Cemetery in Goldendale.

Gardner Funeral Home's Columbia River Crematory handled arrangements.


Gladys Lillian Chappell died at the Hood River Nursing Home on May 6, 2003, at the age of 90.

Mrs. Chappell was born the first of three daughters to Ray M. and Grace L. (Keenan) Andrus in Chapen, N.D. She attended grade school in Chapen and high school in Wilton, N.D., graduating in 1930. Her family moved to St. Cloud, Minn. While in St. Cloud, she attended teacher's college for a short time and was baptized into the Methodist Church. Her family moved to Onalaska in 1931. There she met Walter B. Chappell and they were married in April 1934.

The couple lived in Onalaska, Longview, Westport, Ore., and northern California before returning to Longview to settle in 1957.

Mrs. Chappell was in the camera club and was very active in photography, taking pictures of family, friends, weddings and other occasions. She was very active in Eastern Star, of which she was a state grand officer. She crocheted and enjoyed crafts.

The Chappells also belonged to several travel clubs and did extensive traveling with their tent and then their trailer. They also flew to Hawaii several times.

Because of her health, Mrs. Chappell resided in White Salmon for two years. The last year of her life was living in Hood River.

Mrs. Chappell is survived by sister Geraldine L. Weaver, Stevenson; nieces Betty Hinderman, Napavine, Loretta Morrell, Astoria, Ore., Joann Strain, Bokoshe, Okla., and Joyce Ziegler, Underwood; nephew Jerry Bays, Kingman, Ariz.; and numerous great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1994, and sister Gertrude Bays.

A memorial for Mrs. Chappell was held Saturday, May 10, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Steele Chapel in Longview, with Don Sheldon officiating. Entombment was at Longview Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


88-year-old Michael Richard Walker died in White Salmon on May 7, 2003.

He was born in Granby, Newton County, Mo., on Oct. 2, 1914, the son of Robert and Melvina (Arnall) Walker. He grew up in Missouri, attending first through seventh grades in a one-room country schoolhouse. He graduated from Granby High School in 1933. In October 1936, Mr. Walker and his family moved out west and settled in Bingen. On Oct. 1, 1938, he married Ruby E. Clark.

Mr. Walker worked in the grocery store and the post office before taking a job at SDS Lumber Company, where he was employed for 32 years.

He served on the Bingen School Board for many years. He belonged to the PTA and for 36 years was a volunteer fireman with the Bingen Fire Department. Mr. Walker also belonged to the Bingen Assembly of God, serving as secretary/treasurer for many years.

He is survived by son Richard R. Walker, Bingen; daughters Marilyn R. Allison, Sandy, Ore., and Lois Brittle, Boring, Ore.; sister Ollie Stanley, St. Maries, Idaho, and Mary McKinnon, Murdock; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceding Mr. Walker in death were his wife, Ruby, who died in 1997, brother Lawrence in 1979, and sister Carrie Gibbons, 1993.

Funeral services for Michael Walker were held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon at 2 p.m., with interment following at the White Salmon Cemetery.


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