Norman R. Chappell, 78, a Washington consultant and retired Canadian diplomat who was a longtime area resident, died of cancer June 17 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Bethesda.
Mr. Chappell came to Washington in 1951 to work in the bilateral U.S.-Canadian organization that coordinated the use of strategic materials during the Korean War. He later took charge of Canadian defense procurement operations in the United States.
He was the Canadian Embassy's energy counselor from 1959 to 1973. He spent the next five years, until retiring from the diplomatic corps, as minister-counselor for energy at the Canadian Embassy. In those posts he worked on questions involving the sale of oil to the United States and the development of a proposed northern gas pipeline.
After leaving the Canadian government, Mr. Chappell worked as an energy consultant to companies such as Transcanada Pipe Lines Ltd. and Petro-Canada.
In 1979, he was appointed to the Order of Canada, that country's highest civilian honor. During his years in government, he had served as an adviser to five Canadian ambassadors to the United States.
Mr. Chappell was a native of Sydney, Nova Scotia, and a graduate of both Acadia and St. Francis Xavier universities in Canada. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.
After the war, he began his government career as a pulp and paper specialist in Canada's Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce. Before coming to Washington, he studied at Canada's National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario.
Survivors include his wife, the former Pamela Wray, of Bethesda; a daughter, Sandra Gail Wachsmith of Ramsey, N.J.; two sisters, Gwen MacKenzie and Verda Chappell, both of Ottawa; a brother, Douglas, of Sydney; and two grandchildren.
GISELE D. JACKSON
Gisele Dagmar Jackson, 66, a retired Washington certified public accountant, died June 17 at Anne Arundel General Hospital after a stroke.
Mrs. Jackson, who lived in Davidsonville, was born in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland). She grew up in Latvia. She came to the United States from West Germany in 1951 and settled in Washington.
She graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in 1957 and worked as an independent accountant until 1974, when she became comptroller of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a model airplane trade association in Reston. She retired in 1987.
Her husband, John H. Jackson, died in 1975. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Morgan of Davidsonville, and three grandchildren.
CATHARINE H. MILLER
Catharine Hough Miller, 86, a retired civilian architect with the Army Corps of Engineers, died of respiratory failure June 15 at the Lynn House-Christian Science Sanatorium in Alexandria.
Mrs. Miller, who lived in Bethesda, was a Washington native. She was a graduate of Central High School and George Washington University. She went to work at the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. She retired in 1964.
She was a member of the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist in Washington; Friends of the National Zoo; and the Judge Lynn Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution in Washington, where she was a past regent.
Her marriage to Hillory Tolson ended in divorce. Her second husband, Henry Miller, died in 1968.
Survivors include two sons by her first marriage, Walter "Dan" Tolson of Fairfax and Robert Hough Tolson of Alexandria; a brother, Francis Hough of Chevy Chase; and three grandchildren.