4 Dec 2013

Loyal P. Brusse, MM 3/C,CVE 106

He died December 4 at a care center in Harmony, MN.  Loyal was born October 20, 1922, in rural Preston, the son of William and Grace (Berning) Brusse.  He attended Big Spring country school.  He served in the US Navy during WW II in the Pacific Theatre.  He married Bernice Finke July 24, 1947, in Cherry Grove, where the couple made their home until 1958 when they moved to Harmony.  They were the last owners and operators of the Harmony Hotel.  Loyal drove school bus in the Wykoff and Harmony school districts for 32 years, and was the bus mechanic for Harmony schools for 26 years. Bernice died December 20, 2009.

Loyal was a member of the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church, the Preston VFW, and the Harmony American Legion.


Cards may be sent to his daughter, Mrs. Sandra Frank, 305 E. Highway 52, Canton, MN  55922.




7 Oct 2013

John Peter (Pete) Dosland, Lt. jg, CVE 106

Pete died Monday, October 7, 2013, in Fargo, ND. He was born December 8, 1930 where he grew up and graduated from high school. He went on to attend Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN. After graduation, Pete entered the Navy and served as a Lieutenant J.G. on the carrier U.S.S. Block Island during the Korean War. Following his military service, Pete attended the School of Law at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, Pete practiced law for over fifty years. In retirement, he generously volunteered at Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota. Pete is survived by his wife, Arlis A. McCauley; and his children: Victoria Dosland (Robert Ramsett); Michael Dosland (Carolyn); Catherine Dosland Mara (John); Roc Dosland (Randa Law); Jacqueline Williams (Kenneth); Robert Dosland; Valerie Dosland (Kevin Perala); Joanne Dosland; Timothy Flick (Anita); Peggy Egan (Phil); Scott Flick; Randall Flick (Loree); 26 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother William (Bill) Dosland and a grandson, Andrew Allen. The family requests donations be made to the Great Plains Food Bank or the YWCA Women's Shelter located on South University Dr. Fargo, ND.  

Cards may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Arlis McCauley Dosland, 3202 40th Avenue South, Unit B, Fargo, ND  58104-4410.


26 Sep 2013

Paul Nicholson, AMM, CVE 21/106

Paul passed away on September 26th, 2013. He was born May 29,1925 in Ipswich, MA. Paul served aboard CVE-21 and celebrated his 19th birthday on the day the carrier was sunk in the Atlantic. Paul commissioned his stepson, Bob Hawkins, to create the painting of the CVE-106 aircraft carrier which now hangs in the American Legion Post 36 building on Block Island, RI.

He attended Wentworth College in Boston. Paul was married to the late Florence Nicholson.  Paul owned two successful construction companies, building many Howard Johnson restaurants along Highway 95 from Maine to New Jersey. His deceased brother, Anthony, was also a WWII Vet. He enjoyed traveling, reading his local newspaper, watching the New England Patroits and the annual Army/Navy Football Game.  He was also a Boston Red Sox fan.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Paul’s brother:  Peter Nicholson, 45 Farley Ave., Ipswich, MA 01938; his sister, Bette Ferriero, 33 Maplewood Ave., #14, Gloucester, MA 01930; his stepson, Bill Hawkins, PO Box 4273, Durango, CO 81302; stepson Robert Hawkins (artist) PO Box Auda Joan Castillo Guasch, 68, 07871 Sant Ferran-Formentera Islas Baleares, Spain; his caregiver, Janet Reynolds:  9 Townhouse Road, Attleboro, MA 02703.


21 Sep 2013

Denny Moller, Pilot VC55, CVE 21

Denny D. Moller passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 21, 2013. He was born in Houston on December 1, 1921 and graduated from San Jacinto High School. He enrolled at Rice University but enlisted in the Navy in December 1941. Denny was a pilot in VC55 serving on CVE-21 when the carrier was sunk in 1944. Following the war he stayed active in the Reserves until 1962, retiring as a Lt. Commander. He returned to Houston after the war and married his sweetheart Phyllis Oetjen in 1947, a union that lasted  55 years. Denny graduated from Rice in 1948 with a BS in chemical engineering, and went to work for Gulf Oil Co.

Denny was an avid photographer and actively participated in the Houston Camera Club and Gulf States Camera Club Council until the day he passed. He was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and served in many capacities.  He was a member of the philanthropic Houston Assembly of Delphians Chapters and the AIChE.

He was predeceased by the love of his life - wife Phyllis Moller, his sister Jane Adele, and his parents Sarah and Fred. He is survived by his children : son Steve Moller and his wife Lesa, grandson Ken and granddaughter Emily; son Richard Moller; son David Moller and grandson Brian; and daughter Nancy Gray(Billy), grandson Mason, and granddaughter Sandra Weems(Chris) and great grandsons Blayne Andrews and Colton and Ryker Weems.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Denny Moller will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2013 at St. Martin’s Church Episcopal Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the St. Martin’s OPUS group and the Houston Association of Delphian Chapters.

Cards may be sent to Richard Moller:  6446 Burgoyne, Houston, TX  77057-4006.

20 Apr 2013


James Anthony Kenyon, MM 3/C, CVE 106

He was born February 10, 1926 and died April 20, 2013 at the age of 87. He married his wife of 50 years, Sharon (Carstens/Trautman) Kenyon, October 18, 1962.  They resided in Lewiston, Idaho for many years.

Jim graduated from Lewiston High School in 1944. He also attended Lewis-Clark Normal School. After his service in the Navy, Jim ran his own business, Kenyon's Auto Sales and Rentals. He rented cars to the U.S. Postal Service, where he also served as a postman for several years.


He retired from the Camas Prairie Railroad in 1984.

He was a local history buff as it related to the Nez Perce. He admired and collected Nez Perce artifacts, including tools, arrowheads and beads.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sharon; his seven children: Brenda (Monty) Spears, Craig (Lillian) Trautman, Rita (Steve) Repp, Lori (Brian) Beaudoin, Brian (Debbie) Kenyon, Kathy (Tim) Pearson and Paul (Helen) Kenyon. He is also survived by his sister, Josephine Taylor of Portland, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; and his father-in-law, Ted (Sherry) Folk. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Kenyon; and his grandson, Kenyon Pearson.

Cards may be sent to his wife, Sharon Kenyon in care of her son Paul Kenyon:  P. O. Box 1464, Lewiston, ID  83501.


10 Apr 2013

Herbert A. Potter, MM 3/C, CVE 21

Herbert was born August 25, 1921 and died on April 10, 2013.  He is survived by his wife: Jeanne M., two sons: Michael (Paula) Thomas (Anne) l daughter: Susan Cerniglia 9 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren several nieces & nephews.  Cards may be sent to Jeanne at 1550 Portland Avenue, Apartment 2305, Rochester, NY 14621-3054.  Son, Michael is an Associate Member:  1178 Wall Road, Webster, NY  14580-9437.


Amos Bourgo, USS Eugene Elmore

He was 88 years old at the time of his passing in Yakima, WA.  He was born on the family farm in Washburn Wisconsin.  After leaving the Navy in 1946, Amos moved to Portland, Oregon where began his collegiate studies at Oregon State University and on December 13, 1946, married Laura Marie Bram.  In 1956, Amos was offered a position with the Ortho Division of Standard Oil of California and the family moved to the Yakima Valley.  After retiring from Ortho in 1984, Amos joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to teach agricultural subjects in Tanzania.

Amos is survived by his four children, Joanne Waller and husband Jim of Yakima, Dianna Melcher and husband Mark Higgs, (Sun Lakes, AZ), Kathy Taylor, (Arlington, WA.) and Donald (Sequim, WA). Amos is also survived by seven grandchildren, four grandchildren and his sister Dorothy Leona Hintz (New Hall, CA).  Cards may be sent to son, Don:  1315 E. Sequim Bay Road, Sequim, WA  98382.


17 Jul 2012

James Lloyd Lewey, SF, CVE 21/106

James died at the age of 88 on July 17, 2012.  He was a lifelong resident of Tuscumbia, AL. James was retired from Reynolds Metal Company. He was a member of Tuscumbia Church of Christ, the Masonic Washington Lodge #36, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Gladys Enlow Lewey; brothers, Herbert, David, and Jerrell Lewey; and granddaughter, Kim Lewey. Survivors include his daughter, Mary Margaret Barker (Mike); sons, Marshall Lewey (Rosemary), Doug Lewey (Carol), and Jerry Lewey (Charlie); grandchildren, Jim Lewey (Lauren), Katy Beth Lewey, Christy Claunch (Michael), Amy Chambers (Tim), Clint Lewey (Esin), and Trent Walters; and great-grandchildren, William Lewey, Max Lewey, Pete Claunch, Chip Claunch, Lilly Chambers, and Bianca Lewey. Cards may be sent to his Daughter, Mary Barker at 6930 Old Lee Highway, Cherokee, AL  35616.


7 Jul 2012

Ted Hoots, GM 3/C, CVE 106

He died July 7, 2012 at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer.  Ted was the oldest of six siblings. He moved to Wilder, Idaho in 1926. He attended Wilder schools through the 8th grade. He then left school and started working to help his family. Ted enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, served during WWII, and was discharged in 1946. He married Margie Reed on February 13th, 1948 in Winnemucca , Nevada. They were married for 64 years. He went to work on John Batt and Herschel Trunnell Farms until buying his first semi truck in 1954. He hauled the first Ore-Ida Foods potato products from the Ontario plant. In March 1957, Ted moved his family to Ontario, Oregon. In 1958 he went to work for Ore-Ida Trucking, which later became Northwest Agricultural Cooperative Association (N.A.C.A.). Ted worked his way up from mechanic to president. He was president of N.A.C.A. from 1972 until retiring in 1990.  Ted was a life member of the Elks Lodge #1690 in Ontario, Oregon.  Ted is survived by his wife Marge; three sons, Daniel (Pam), Kelly, and Stacy; his six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother Pete Hoots (Caldwell, Idaho),and one sister Betty Hoots (California). Ted was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.  Cards may be sent to Mrs. Marge Hoots, 565 N. W. 14th Street, Ontario, OR  97914-2066


20 Feb 2013

Charles E. Harrar, AB 3/C  CVE 106 Korea Era

He passed away Feb. 20, 2013 at age 86 after a long illness. Charles was in the Coast Guard during WWII and served in the Navy during the Korean War.  He worked for companies as a Production Supervisor and Production Control Manager. Charles was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Elks. He was a Mason and a Shriner. His favorite pastime was Genealogy, which he taught for many years.  Internment was in Pennsylvania.  Charles was survived by his wife of 56 years, Marieluise, daughter Michele Costantino, and son Karl Harrar. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Marieluise Harrar, 9765 E. Shiloh St., Tucson, AZ  85748-3225.


31 Jan 2013

Donald Hugh Bracey, MM 2/C, CVE 106

He died November 19, 2012 at the age of 86.  His widow Jean informed the Association that Donald was in an auto accident in 2000 and has been in failing health since that time.   Other survivors include two daughters,  seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. He retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company in 1983 after working in TN, FL and GA. He helped establish Holly Hill Church of Christ in Daytona Beach, FL. He served as a deacon there and at San Jose Church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL. He was a member of Decatur Church of Christ in Atlanta, GA from 1975-1984 and a member of Harpeth Hills Church of Christ since 1984. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Jean Bracey, 1466 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN  37069-9133.


29 Jan 2013

Jack A. Major, AMM 3/C, CVE 21/106

He passed away at his home on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at age 90. Jack was born in Elgin, Illinois and had lived in Haywood County for the past 25 years. He was the son of the late Harry and Amanda Teachout Major and was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Carol Neel, and two brothers. Jack was a member of the VFW, American Legion, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Crabtree Iron Duff Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Crabtree Community Club. Jack was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rita Major; three daughters, two sons, two stepdaughters, 16 grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to Mrs. Rita Major:  PO Box 374, Lake Junaluska, NC  28745-0374.


10 Jan 2013

Charles H. Kraus, Jr., JR., CPL, VMF 511, CVE 106

Charles of Dundee, NY, lost his battle to cancer on January 10, 2013.  He was 88 years old.  Charles was born in Buffalo, NY in 1924 and spent most of his life residing in Tyrone, NY.  Upon returning home from the war, Charles enjoyed his career at Mercury Aircraft until he retired. His career spanned over four decades and his success can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural mechanical abilities.  Charles touched many lives in his 88 years. In his spare time Charles enjoyed spending time with family and friends, home improvements, fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking, playing cards, traveling and spending the summers at his cottage on Lamoka Lake.  Charles was predeceased in 2001 by his lovely bride of 50 years , Dorsay Heverly Kraus.  Charles is survived by his loving children a son and daughter, 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Cards may be sent to Charles’ daughter, Mrs. Vicki McKlevis, 1955 Appalachee Circle, Tavares, FL  32778.