Keith Charles “Casey” Davis, a Claremont resident, was killed on July 26, 2015 when his small aircraft crashed in Riverside. He was 52 years old.
He was born on July 30, 1962 and grew up in La Verne, graduating from Bonita High School in 1981. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the London School of Economics.
Helen Ketchum, a longtime Claremont resident, died on July 29, 2015 at her home in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was 90.
She was born on July 10, 1925 in South Pasadena to Bennie and Hope Furlow. She married Donald Ketchum, also of South Pasadena, and moved to Ontario and later to Upland, where the couple raised their four children.
When her children were young, Mrs. Ketchum was active as a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout leader and Superintendent of Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church in Ontario.
John C. Powlesson, Jr. died on June 19, 2015 at his home in Claremont. He was 99.
Mr. Powlesson was born on April 16, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri to John and Carrie Powlesson. He was a member of the US Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. It was there that he met his true love, Jean Van Zante. They were married in Anchorage on Thanksgiving Day, 1946. They had two sons, Edward and Howard.