Charles Jay Gould, Jr.

Chuck Gould, 85, died on Dec, 31, 1997 at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Dr. Gould was a Research Plant Pathologist at the Washington State University Research and Extension Center in Puyallup from 1941 to 1977 investigating diseases or ornamental plants such as daffodils, tulips and iris; turf grass and various nursery crops. Born on Feb. 28, 1912 he grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, graduated from Marshall University in 1934 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology from Iowa State University in 1942. Marshall University honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1979. Dr. Gould wrote more than 400 articles for various bulletins and journals, edited a "Handbook of Bulb Growing and Forcing" in 1957 and, after retirement, published "The History of the Bulb Industry in Washington State" in 1993. Chuck was always a Boy Scout at heart. He loved hunting and fishing, collecting petrified wood and any opportunity to be outdoors; especially camping with family and friends. He became an Eagle Scout in West Virginia in 1930 and continued his interest in Scouting throughout his life. For his contributions to Scouting the Mount Rainier Council (now Pacific Harbors) presented him with the Silver Beaver Award in 1963 and in 1981, the first distinguished Eagle Scout Award ever presented by the Council. He was a member of the American Phytopathological Society, the Society of Sigma Xi, the United Methodist Church of Puyallup, the Puyallup Elks Lodge #1450, a former member of the Puyallup Gem and Mineral Society and last, but certainly not least, a member of the WSU Golden Cougar. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Dorothy E. Gould, Puyallup; 2 sons: James F. Gould, wife, Gail, son Kevin Jay, Heath, TX; Carl D. Gould, wife, Sondra of Anaheim, CA; his sister, Catherine Kibbee of Huntington, West Va. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Wed., Jan. 7, at the United Methodist Church in Puyallup, In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in memory of Charles J. Gould should be sent to the Charles Gould Camping Scholarship Fund of the Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Harbors Council, 1722 South Union Ave., Tacoma, WA. 98405-1930.

Pub Date: 1/5/1998 Tacoma News Tribune