In memory of
Chester Vernon Earls
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In memory of
Chester Vernon Earls
Chester Vernon Earls Sept. 16, 1925 - Dec. 17, 2018 Chester Vernon Earls "Chet" crossed over peacefully in his home Dec. 17, 2018 at the age of 93. He was born in Spokane, Wash., Sept. 16, 1925. His life began in a peaceful Christian home with parents Gordon and Gail (Powers) Earls, four-year-old sister, Letha and two-year-old brother, Leland. Chet attended Northwest College in Eugene, where he received a Bachelor of Theology in June 1947. While working at a bank in Wenatchee, Wash., he met and married Estella Josephine Simon. They moved to Vancouver, where Chet became the organist and very successful young adult leader. The Community Congregational Church of Calispell Valley called Chet to be their Pastor in 1953. During their four years there, Chet and Estella adopted son, Matthew and daughter, Deborah, while Chet completed extra course work towards a Bachelor's in Christian Education. A move to pastor in Genesee, Idaho allowed him to complete a master's degree in music in 1960. His education was put to excellent use at the Corvallis First Methodist Church, where he led six choirs and two Sunday School classes weekly. Relocating to Portland in 1965, where Chet enjoyed writing music for the youth. Family events encouraged a change to Pastor the Japanese Epworth Methodist Church until retirement in 1990. In 1996, Chet rejoined the Corvallis First Methodist Church, where he blessed many lives with choir participation and shut-in visitation. Chet is survived by his son, Matthew, of Portland; and his daughter, Debs, in North Carolina; niece, Lynetta Ruth Deiter in La Paloma, Calif.; nephew, Leonard Wilcox (Carol) in New Zealand; and niece, Laura Rung, in Corvallis; as well as his faithful caregiver, Arch Drinnen. A service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at the Corvallis First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Corvallis, OR 97330
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In memory of
Chester Vernon Earls
Chester Vernon Earls Sept. 16, 1925 - Dec. 17, 2018 Chester Vernon Earls "Chet" crossed over peacefully in his home Dec. 17, 2018 at the age of 93. He was born in Spokane, Wash., Sept. 16, 1925. His life began in a peaceful Christian home with parents Gordon and Gail (Powers) Earls, four-year-old sister, Letha and two-year-old brother, Leland. Chet attended Northwest College in Eugene, where he received a Bachelor of Theology in June 1947. While working at a bank in Wenatchee, Wash., he met and married Estella Josephine Simon. They moved to Vancouver, where Chet became the organist and very successful young adult leader. The Community Congregational Church of Calispell Valley called Chet to be their Pastor in 1953. During their four years there, Chet and Estella adopted son, Matthew and daughter, Deborah, while Chet completed extra course work towards a Bachelor's in Christian Education. A move to pastor in Genesee, Idaho allowed him to complete a master's degree in music in 1960. His education was put to excellent use at the Corvallis First Methodist Church, where he led six choirs and two Sunday School classes weekly. Relocating to Portland in 1965, where Chet enjoyed writing music for the youth. Family events encouraged a change to Pastor the Japanese Epworth Methodist Church until retirement in 1990. In 1996, Chet rejoined the Corvallis First Methodist Church, where he blessed many lives with choir participation and shut-in visitation. Chet is survived by his son, Matthew, of Portland; and his daughter, Debs, in North Carolina; niece, Lynetta Ruth Deiter in La Paloma, Calif.; nephew, Leonard Wilcox (Carol) in New Zealand; and niece, Laura Rung, in Corvallis; as well as his faithful caregiver, Arch Drinnen. A service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at the Corvallis First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Corvallis, OR 97330
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