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Flight Attendants Flown West - Angels in the Sky

Pat Bliss said it best when she wrote a poem for the Tiger crew members, but here it takes a special, meaningful thought for our Flight Attendants who have flown west.

I'll Remember You, I look up to the clouds and see your smiling face,
I remember you so well and all your flying grace.
In all our days of Tiger flights, we circled the world and saw its sights.
God bless your gentle folded wings, I will always remember these treasured things.

Relevant Poems

Last NameFirst Name (AKA)HiredDate of DeathOther Notes
AndersonJudith01/27/1964
AttridgeCathy06/26/19612006Former SWA
AuerbachGretchen (Grethe)1950s2019
BattenMerrie (Chu)07/18/19691998
BellLina09/22/196304/30/2013Chief FA Newark
BelliJoy (Turney)1960s10/3/2020
BergerMarleise (Edelman)06/06/196208/2021Went on to fly and manage at ONA
BlissPat Johnson1950s06/19/2022Poet and FA
BlombergBarbro1968
BogertTrudy Theresa1950s 6/29/2012
BrennanRuth (Brennan, Goeller)12/02/195709/14/2018
BrenotDarlene (Scott)01/01/197005/11/2014
BrooksJohn "Randy"05/01/1980
BrotmanJaqueline07/17/19629/23/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 923 ditching in Atlantic
BruscoClo
Bucknell Isabella "Lynn" (White)10/20/197905/11/2021
CarrThelma "Terri"06/01/196111/01/2003Former SWA
CarsonJanet (Wilder)03/27/198005/01/2015
CherryArthur Jr. "Art"10/10/197807/2020
ClementeGeraldine09/09/1958FA on L-1049H FTL N6920C accident with crew of 8, plus 2 passengers on approach to Tachikawa
ClikemanSusan06/17/196812/01/2016Former SWA
ColtonBonnie
ColumboMichael10/20/1979
ConwayPatricia02/14/196112/2007
CrowleyBetty10/22/2002
CurtisJudith (Vaughn)10/18/1967
DayRebecca (Rasmussen)10/27/19795/24/2018
DeLunaPatti (Keown)06/15/19759/17/2020
DillinghamLinda
DirenzoLora08/21/19631/17/2008
DixonCharles04/15/1980
Dixon Maryellen (Cassidy)1950-60s11/09/2015Stewardess for the Flying Tigers, Pan Am, and United.
EvansMarjorie06/08/196201/10/1987
Evans Jeannie (Napolitano)No known hire date (1945-70s)05/24/2016
FieldRuth06/25/196208/21/2003Former SWA
FerreroDennis03/27/197906/11/2020
ForrestAmond "Petey" 06/25/196302/14/2005Former SWA
FreyYolanda09/09/1958FA on L-1049H FTL N6920C accident with crew of 8,
plus 2 passengers on approach to Tachikawa
FunkPatricia08/12/196801/01/2017
Gallagher Jr.John 02/23/199009/2014FEDEX Hire
GhassarosianAra10/20/19791990
GrashawRosaline "Roz"10/25/195306/16/2015Former SWA
GundersonReita10/22/196906/01/2013
GuynnJoyce Gail11/13/19672/30/2020Former SWA
HamiltonCaroline02/01/2018
HaneyJames "Christopher"06/30/1981
RaineJoyce Jo Ann (Hardin)1950-60s01/21/2021
HawkinsDottie (Moak)
HeddenRosalie (Ortega)
HickmanJoyce (Oslund)
HopkinsJean (Keith)
HoughMargaret J.3/6/2009Former Director of Passenger Services. Retired Director of Inflight Services for FDX (LAX)
Huston Carol (Bogie)1950-60s04/02/2019
Izette Dolores (Froehich)1950's11/26/2020She later moved to San Francisco and was a flight attendant for United Air Lines, Overseas National Airlines and Flying Tigers from that base.
JuddJill06/25/1962Former SWA
Lafferty Coni Jo (Muthersbaugh)09/03/2006Bron 1936
KellyRebecca03/27/198007/25/2022
LangeGeraldine "Jeri"4/15/198011/18/2021Twin sister Jackie Lange
LangeJacqueline "Jackie"10/09/19675/13/2006Twin sister Jeri Lange
LavertyDiane
MetcalfCheryl (Lee)10/22/196907/10/2011
LitleRick10/1/19789/23/2020.
LoysenJoanne05/28/198106/24/2021
LudwigAnn (Peterson)1950's10/12/2020Known to have taken care of Bob Prescott in his last days.
MaddenJohn05/28/198112/20/2015
MarbleMary (Armentrout)7/8/1992
MassieVerla "Marcie" (Brashear)10/01/19786/22/2001
MaudlinBetty12/18/2017
MaxhamMartha05/08/19625/17/2002
McFaddenEve (Hindbo)
McKenzieMichelle6/16/2015
MelvinBarbara06/17/19682008Former SWA
MeredithGrace (Janasko)01/26/1964
Mark Lola Faye (Adams)1950-60s02/20/2010
MarshDixie Lee06/17/196806/01/2022Former SEA
McCartney Mimi (Buckstead)1950-60s12/04/2016
Meath Karen Colleen (Maurer)07/08/197010/28/2012
MetcalfMichael04/15/1980
MorrisonKathleen (Skrha)07/10/1969
MorseJudith03/27/1980
MuddRuth08/06/19629/23/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 923 ditching in Atlantic
MullerHildegard03/15/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 7815 disappearance west of Guam
NeumaierEleonor Marie01/31/2017
NovakThomas Edward08/25/198007/21/2004
OneLeo07/01/1975
ParkerOlive
ParlettePatricia07/01/195511/06/2019Former SWA
PanickJunice1960s06/20/2017Hired as a nurse in JFK to FTL
PazPeter10/20/1979
PeakeRoger10/24/19749/26/2004FA and Tiger load master
ProssMarta "Marty" (Levitus)04/27/19641988Former SWA
QuasadaRosa
ReiterChristel Diana03/16/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 7815 disappearance west of Guam
ReyburnJohn06/30/1981
RileyJudy
RimmerJavada Ann "Jadie"05/01/2011
RoyallAnn Pierce10/6/2020
RubulcavaMarco05/22/1980
RuegerMary Irene03/20/1015
SandellJudy Lynn06/28/197712/28/2018
SavasEthel19571st Greek Interpreter
SensemanBillye11/09/2009
SheehanDonna03/27/1980
SilverEllie 6/9/2004
CanninElizabeth A. "Betty" (Sims)9/23/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 923 ditching in Atlantic
SmithLavern "Cricket"07/10/1969Shown as deceased on Pilot's list
SolomonWilliam "Billy"10/20/197905/16/1997
SopherGary05/28/198104/07/1993Also affectionately known as Gidget
SpinoAnna Lou1950's5/20/2020
StrussNancy10/01/197808/ 11/1988Nancy A. Struss, 40, of 4209 Bridge St., Whitehall Township, died Friday in Allentown Hospital.
She was a flight attendant for Flying Tigers Airlines in California for the last nine years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Anthony and Stella (Sedovy) Struss, with whom she resided.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

Survivors: Parents and brothers, Anthony J. and Walter S., both of Catasauqua.
SweeleyDeborah (Quintero)06/01/197911/22/2018
SweeneyPatrick07/25/1982
FrancisSandra Jean (Syslak)07/10/196902/17/2020
Taylor-GaudinoMary Lou (Taylor)04/00/196202/15/2021Chief FA Newark
TaylorMargaret (Mikie)1950-60s09/27/2007
Tilkens Donna Mae (Van Beek)1950-60s12/17/2020
TrennerNancy5/18/2009
TulipanoItalo05/01/198011/01/1992
VickseGail08/12/196806/19/2016
WamsleyBarbara Jean03/16/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 7815 disappearance west of Guam
WassumPatricia03/16/1962FA on L-1049H FTL 7815 disappearance west of Guam
WaySharon07/25/19671995
WhitesidesFran (Drew)8/24/2019
WilliamsVerna
WoodmanseeJanet01/07/1953FTL Acc Seattle, WA
VigeeJoAnn (Witherspoon)1950-60s09/03/2020
WrightStephen04/14/1980
Young Mary Jennie (Crudele)1950-60s09/26/2009
RaineJoyce Jo Ann (Hardin)1950-60s01/15/2021
Van CompernolleLola Lee 1950-60s12/21/2021Finished her career as a doctor

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