This page lists those who have passed away since the printing of the Book of Memoirs for 2009. The most current are listed first.
Rev. John Broad
Retired pastor John Broad died on Friday, May 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Broad; by three children: Steven Broad of South Bend, IN, Julie Osterman of Houston, TX, Peter Broad of Auburn, and by four grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn. The Rev. Barbara Smith will preside.
John Broad served the Los Gatos, Freedom, Wasco, San Jose: Willow Glen, Lemoore, Escalon...
Rev. Arthur Catterall
Retired pastor Arthur Catterall died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Carolee Catterall; by four children: Fred Baker of Santa Cruz, Austin Baker of Rio Linda, Karen Baker of Sacramento, Crystal Sevigny of Fair Oaks, and by seven grand-children.
The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 3 p.m., at the First Covenant Church of Sacramento, 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova.
Art Catterall served the Valley Spring, Ione, Chester, Riverbank,...
Shirley Read, surviving spouse of the Rev. Stanley Read, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She is survived by six children: Donald Craghead of Salinas, Tera Hill of Salinas, Linda Menesez of Santa Barbara, Bill Read of Auburn; Stanley Read of Northern California and John Read of Lake Bay, WA; by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A family memorial service is planned for a later date.
Christine Hill, surviving spouse of the Rev. Robert Hill, died on Monday, April 22, 2013. She is survived by two children: Wanda Hill, who resides at 7606 Surrey Lane, Oakland, CA 94605; Janet Hill of San Leandro; by four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Per Christine’s request no public memorial service is scheduled.
Robert and Christine Hill originally served in the Northwest Texas, North Texas, California-Pacific and Louisiana Conferences before...
Susan Crawford, spouse of the Rev. James Crawford, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughters: Kathryne M. Crawford and Rebecca S. Crawford.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 5th, 7:30 P.M., at the Willow Glen United Methodist Church in San Jose. The Revs. Shinya Goto, Holly Hillman, and Jonathan Tarman will preside.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Memorial Fund of San Jose, First United Methodist Church, 204 South...
Rev. Harry Shaner
Retired pastor Harry Shaner died on Thursday, April 11, 2013. He is survived by a son, Bryan Shaner, and by one grandchild.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m., at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Dunn will preside.
Harry originally served in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in 1946. In this Conference, he served the Richmond: First, Lafayette, Hanford and...
Rev. Margo Tenold
Retired pastor Margo Tenold died on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. She is survived by two children: Adam and Robin Tenold.
The memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 3 p.m., at the Los Altos United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Bollwinkel will preside.
Margo served the Boulder Creek, Los Gatos and Mountain View: Trinity churches, as well as serving with the Santa Clara County Council of Churches, before retiring in 2010....
Mary Takagi, wife of the Rev. Alpha Takagi, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013. She is survived by her husband; two sons: Paul Takagi of San Luis Obispo and James Takagi of San Francisco; two daughters: Naomi Yamagata of Templeton and Mary Joyce Yoshimura of San Luis Obispo; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
There will be two memorial services with the first to be held on April 6, 11:00 a.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Rev....
Vola Mae Jones
Vola Mae Jones, surviving spouse of the Rev. Bruce Jones, died on Friday, March 1, 2013. She is survived by her three children: Rosemary Dee Carrel of Sammamish, WA, Kathryn DeChristofaro of Paradise, CA and Dr. David Jones of York, PA; by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 5900 Canyon View Drive, #227, Paradise, CA 95696.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Paradise United Methodist Church. The Rev....
Rev. James Corson
Retired pastor James Corson died on Monday, February 25, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Jane Corson, who resides at 2833 Peachtree Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691; by two children: Dorothy Winter of San Rafael, Derek Corson of Citrus Heights, and by two grandchildren.
The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento. The Revs. Glenda Thomas Hayward and Doug Hayward will preside.
Rev. John Kimbell
The Rev. John Kimbell, pastor of the Tuolumne and Soulsbyville churches, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Debra Kimbell; two children and three step-children: Shannon Kimbell-Auth of Lakeport, Kimberle Hill of Riverside, David Nickerson of Tuolumne, Daniel Nickerson of Billings, MT, and Philipe Moreno of Santa Ana; by eleven grandchildren and two great grand-children. Condolences to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 927, Tuolumne, CA 95379.
Mr. Heino Jogis, husband of the Rev. Judith L. Jogis, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, who resides at 1453 Barn Valley Court, Lincoln CA 95648; a daughter, Kristi Jogis of Auburn CA, and a son, Chris Jogis, of Larchmont NY; and two grandchildren.
The memorial service was held at Lincoln United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 19. The Rev. Gary McAnally presided.
Judith and Heino served the San Jose: Roselawn and Boonville:...
Mrs. Ruth Giner-Oribello, wife of the Rev. Amor Oribello, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013. She is survived by her husband. The memorial service was held at the First Filipino-American United Methodist Church in Hacienda Heights, CA....
Rev. Harry Starbuck
Retired pastor the Rev. Harry Starbuck died on Friday, January 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Laura Lee Starbuck; by six children, Ed Farrell-Starbuck of Hope, RI, Jeffrey Starbuck of Princeton, NJ, William Soldwisch of San Diego, Laurel Maynard of Auburn, Marilyn Rodriquez of Long Beach and Susan Caton of Watsonville; by fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 9, at 3 p.m., at the Aptos United Methodist...
Rev. Robert Hawthorne
Retired pastor Robert Hawthorne died on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Gene Anna Hawthorne; by four daughters: Christine Chase of Gilroy, Alison Hawthorne of San Francisco, Joy Burton of Vancouver, WA, Nancy Beyrouti of San Jose, and by four grandchildren.
The memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m., at the Almaden Hills United Methodist Church in San Jose. The Rev. Jane Schlager will preside.
Abigail Autajay, wife of the Rev. Leonard Autajay, died on Sunday, December 2, 2012. She is survived by her husband; three sons: Ezra Autajay of Vallejo, Aaron Autajay of Daly City and Percy Autajay of Oakley; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The funeral and memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th, 11:00 a.m., at the Fellowship United Methodist Church in Vallejo. The Rev. Jinsik Lee will preside.
Leonard and Abigail served...
Eileene Dirdak, surviving spouse of the Rev. Charles Dirdak, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. She is survived by two step-children: Sam Dirdak of Exeter, and Paul Dirdak of Glenview, IL; by three step-grandchildren and three nephews.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 12 p.m., at the Holy Cross United Methodist Church in Stockton. The Rev. Paul Dirdak will preside.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Holy Cross United...
Rev. Vaopuna (Nick) Tiapula
Retired pastor the Rev. Vaopuna (Nick) Tiapula died on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Tiapula, 10 children, and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place on Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m., at the CrossRoads Christian Fellowship, 5501 Dewey Drive, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Following the service there will be an all-night vigil with the family through Monday, December 10 at 10 a.m., when the body will be taken for burial. ...
Rev. Robert Stewart
Retired pastor the Rev. Robert Stewart died on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Survivors include three children, Timothy Stewart of Loomis, Christopher Stewart of Novato, and Candace Delgardo of Rocklin; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Loomis. The Revs. Robert and Dixie Jennings-Teats will preside.
Robert Stewart originally served in the...
Carolyn Baker, spouse of the Rev. Frederick Baker, died on Sunday, October 28, 2012. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Mark Clark of Petaluma and Debra Clark of Folsom; three stepchildren, Kate Baker of Sacramento, Charlotte Pankowski of Las Vegas, and Robert Baker of Reno; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, November 3 at 1 p.m., at the North Sacramento Funeral Home, 725 East El Camino Avenue, Sacramento,...