Promoted to Glory

Listen to this article

promoted to glory

clarkBrigadier Henry Edward Clark was promoted to Glory on March 25, 2002 from St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. He was one month short of his 89th birthday.

Henry was born to officer parents, George and Sara Clark, on April 30, 1913 in Canton, Illinois.

When he was two, the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. As he grew, Henry developed musical skills, particularly with the trumpet, which he maintained throughout his career.

Henry entered the School for Officer Training in San Francisco. In 1932 he was commissioned a probationary lieutenant with the Fight It Through Session.

As a single officer, Henry assisted in Colorado and Montana corps. In 1935 he reported to Durango, Colo., as corps officer. He was transferred to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1936. There he met Captain Faith Clement. The two married in 1938 and undertook a series of assignments in Arizona, where during WWII years, they served with the U.S.O.

In 1947 the Clarks headed to Anchorage, Alaska as corps officers. Shortly after they were assigned to Port Angeles, Wash., again as corps officers. For nearly 32 years they held appointments in the Northwest Division, serving in Olympia, Lewiston, Seattle White Center, Centralia, Kelso, Aberdeen and Renton.

For many years Henry took it upon himself to gather cadets from the NW Division and drive them to the Training School in San Francisco. Many appreciated this act of love and service.

In 1970 Brigadier Clark was appointed divisional statistician, the position he held until his retirement in 1978.

A service of remembrance was held in Lewiston with Majors R. Ernest and Juanita Clevett leading. A graveside service was held at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park with Major Joe Posillico officiating.

Brigadier Clark is survived by his daughter, Margaret Kettwig, son-in-law Terry, and two grandsons, Keith and Kristofer Kettwig, all of Lewiston, Idaho. Mrs. Brigadier Faith Clark preceded him in death in 1977.

Cards of sympathy may be sent to the Kettwig family at 1626 11th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501.

chappellRetired Envoy Roy E. Chappell was promoted to Glory on March 10, 2002, in Denver, Colorado.

Roy was born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 6, 1930. As a teenager, he developed a relationship with the Lord. In early adulthood, he began a career in the corporate world. The working environment drew him into a self-destructive lifestyle, which eventually led him to life on the streets. He finally turned to The Salvation Army, where he recommitted his life to Christ and began anew.

After completing the program at the Harbor Light in Los Angeles, Roy became a certified drug and alcohol abuse counselor. He became chaplain, then administrator of the Harbor Light. In time, Roy moved to the Safe Harbor program in Denver, where he became an envoy. He met his wife Susan, who was involved in youth programs with the Army in Denver.

Roy and Susan served together in Ogden, Utah and in Denver, Colorado. Roy enchanted audiences with his gift for theater and other means of creative ministry. Many who knew Roy will always remember him wearing costumes.

Roy’s ministry was extremely broad ­ from making balloon animals for children, to spending the wee hours of the morning tending to homeless people on the street. He also had a gift for woodwork, and made props, platforms, and even doll cribs for the Army and for friends and family. Roy will be remembered for his love of life and love of mankind.

Brengle and Georgia Navarro enter honorable retirement

Brengle and Georgia Navarro enter honorable retirement

Majors Brengle and Georgia Navarro recently entered honorable retirement from

Frontlines — News Briefs of the West

Frontlines — News Briefs of the West

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you

You May Also Like