began his career
with West Coast
Airlines in Olympia
and later transferred
to Eugene. When the
station was closed
in 1984, he transferred
the Memphis Commercial Appeal
MERLE D. SIMPSON, 70, of Memphis, formerly of Drain, Ore., ground
control manager for Northwest Airlines, died Nov. 29 at Saint Francis Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Home in Cottage
Grove, Ore. He was an Air Force veteran and graduate of Drain High School. He
leaves a half-sister, Betty Hand of Elkton, Ore., and three brothers, Eugene
Simpson of Drain, Earl Simpson of Eugene, Ore., and Robert Simpson. The family
requests that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association.