obituaries

Rev. Susan Berges

8/9/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Rev. Susan Berges died on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Rev. Berges was a champion for the homeless, the lost, and the abused and touched many lives with her compassionate ways.  Outside of her local church, she spent time ministering to inmates at the prison in Ely, and also loved being involved in missionary work that look her all over the United States. For Susan, helping those who couldn’t help ...

William Hartman

7/14/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, William Hartman, spouse of the Rev. Antoinette (“Toni”) Hartman, died on Friday, July 14, 2017.   In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, Jim Hartman and his sister, Joellen Petlin, both of Chico, CA, and by two step-children, Roselyn Estep and Nick Estep.   Condolences may be sent to Toni Hartman at 104 Green Heron Drive, Yreka, CA  96097.   The memorial service is scheduled for August...

Eleanor Ruth Patton

6/20/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Eleanor Ruth Patton, surviving spouse of Rev. Newell Knudson, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.   She is survived by two children, Carolyn J. Friedman of Montclair, CA and Judith Patton of Hanford, CA, and by one Grandchild.  Rev. Knudson died in 2016. Condolences may be sent to Carolyn Friedman, 5426 Denver Street, Montclair, CA  91763.   Date and time for a memorial service has yet to be determined.    ...

Rev. Joseph C. Hurd

6/19/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Joseph C. Hurd died on Monday, June 19, 2017.   He is survived by his two children, Mary Chace of Crowley, TX and Joseph Hurd of Philadelphia, PA; and by 6 Grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Joseph Hurd,  4724  Shelmire Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136.   A memorial service was held Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the American Legion Oxley Post 133 in Philadelphia. UMC Pastor Fred Day will ...

Rev. Vernon M. Visick

6/18/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Vernon M. Visick died on Sunday, June 18, 2017.   He is survived by two brothers: John Visick of Oak Harbor, WA, and Paul Visick of Monrovia, CA, and by 4 nephews and 2 nieces. Condolences may be sent to Vernon’s close friend John Forney at 644 West 8th Street, Claremont, CA  91711.   A funeral will be held on July 12, 2017, at 3:30 pm at Decker Hall, Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont, ...

Rev. Raymond Ralph Fellersen

5/26/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Raymond Ralph Fellersen died on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the age of 100.   He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fellersen, and two children: Grant Fellersen of Felton, CA, and Terrie Fellersen Seagraves of Willits, CA; and by 3 grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Shirley Fellersen at (through August) 225 Mt. Hermon Rd., space #3, Scotts Valley, CA  95066.   A memorial service is tentatively ...

Rev. Dr. Andrew Durwood Foster

5/20/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Dr. Andrew Durwood Foster died on Saturday, May 20, 2017.    He is survived by his daughter Catherine of Berkeley, CA and son Robyn of Kansas City, MO.   A memorial was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Pacific School of Religion chapel.   Dr. Foster came to Pacific School of Religion as Associate Professor of Christian Theology in 1959, and was named Professor of Systematic Theology in 1964. He ...

Arlene McLane

5/17/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Arleen McLane, surviving spouse of Rev. George H. McLane, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.   She is survived by 5 children: Herbert McLane of Mt. Shasta, CA, Beth Wichmann of Santa Clara, CA, Jane Fackler of Seattle, WA, Paul McLane of Chantilly, VA, and Stephen McLane, of Chico, CA, by 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren. Rev. George McLane died in 2003. Condolences may be sent to Herbert McLane,...

Dianne Winne

5/11/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Dianne Winne, spouse of the Rev. Sandy Gess, died on Thursday, May 11, 2017.   In addition to her wife, she is survived by her son, Jason Winne-Gess of Oakland, CA. Condolences may be sent to Sandy Gess at 4301 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118.   The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Plymouth UCC/The Jazz and Justice Church, 424 Monte Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA  ...

Rev. Steven Darling

4/25/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Steven Darling died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Steve served the Foster City, Assoc: Los Altos, Novato, Rancho Cordova, Redding, San Jose: Alum Rock, Lafayette, and Lodi: Salem churches before retiring in 1997.      Rev. Darling had a beautiful singing voice and was in the Stockton Chorale for many years. He was also an avid reader and took part in a Zen meditation group that met regularly in the...

Jean Peters

4/15/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Jean Peters, surviving spouse of Rev. Warren Peters, died on Saturday, April 15, 2017.   She is survived by two children, Barbara Pierce, of Plainfield, IL, and Helen Mauk, of Watkinsville, GA; by four grandchildren; and by three great grandchildren.  Warren Peters died in 2006. Condolences may be sent to Barbara Pierce, 13480 South Mulberry Street, Plainfield, IL 60544.   A private family graveside ...

Marion L. Wendler

4/9/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Marion L. Wendler, surviving spouse of Rev. Herman F Wendler, died on Sunday, April 9, 2017.   She is survived by two children, Margarette Morgan Schoendienst of Vista, CA, and Sharon Marcus, of Portland, OR.  Rev. Herman Wendler died in 2000.  Condolences may be sent to Margarette Morgan Schoendienst, 2056 Camino Cantera, Vista, CA  92084.   The family will celebrate Marion’s life at a private ...

Betty L. Chinn

4/2/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Betty L. Chinn, surviving spouse of Rev. Harvey Chinn, died on Sunday, April 2, 2017.   She is survived by three children: Harvey Chinn Jr. of Bozeman, MT, Elizabeth Buford of Salem, OR, and Margaret Chinn of Gaithersburg, MD; by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Margaret Chinn at 20700 Highland Hall Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20886.   Date and time for a ...

Rev. Paul R. Woudenberg

3/30/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Paul R. Woudenberg died on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Paul served churches in Southern California and Arizona churches before entering the CA-NV conference in 1975.  He then served the Carmel church before retiring in 1986.   Rev. Woudenberg had a great love for classical religious music and was known for hiring some of the best choral groups to perform at his churches.  He also loved automobiles ...

Lloyd Ash

3/28/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Supply pastor Lloyd Ash, spouse of surviving spouse Joan Wheeler Ash, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Lloyd served as a Supply Pastor at the Dixon and Maxwell churches. Lloyd was one of the longest serving CLayMs (Conference Lay Ministers) in the Annual Conference, serving from 1998 – 2008 at Maxwell UMC, from 2008 – 2010 at Dixon UMC, and from 2010 – 2017 again at Maxwell UMC.  Lloyd was an amazing servant of ...

Donna Tarr

3/8/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Donna Tarr, surviving spouse of Rev. Robert Tarr, died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.    She is survived by her son, Clint Wilson, of Carmel Valley, CA, and by one grandchild.  Rev. Robert Tarr died in 2005. Condolences may be sent to Clint Wilson, 107 Ford Road, Carmel Valley, CA  93924.   A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church 501 El Dorado Street, ...

Rev. Rejean Idzerda

3/1/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that retired local pastor Rev. Rejean Idzerda died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Rajean was very active throughout her life in fighting for both civil and welfare rights and founded the first inter-racial, inter-faith national women’s sorority during her years at Baldwin-Wallace College.  In her retirement she remained active with family, church, AAUW, Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, docent at the Toscano Hotel ...

Rev. Charles Allen Woodworth

2/10/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Charles Allen Woodworth died on Friday, February 10, 2017. Rev. Woodworth served the Round Valley, Willits, San Lorenzo, Fremont: First, and Turlock: First churches before retiring in 1991. He also co-founded the Methodist Actors Serving the Church and served as the Executive Director of that group. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Woodworth, of Cut Bank, Montana, four children, four ...

Helen McMichael

2/8/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister Helen McMichael, spouse of the Rev. Jack McMichael, died on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Helen and Jack served the Stockton, Atwater, Upper Lake and Alameda churches, as well as appointments beyond the local church, before retiring in 1983.   She is survived by 3 children: Jack R. McMichael III of Seattle, WA, William McMichael of Washington, DC, and Mei Mei Huber of Santa Rosa, CA; by 8  grandchildren; ...

Charles D. DeCamp

1/27/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Charles D. DeCamp, spouse of the Rev. Donna DeCamp, died on Friday, January 27, 2017. Charles served alongside his wife’s side at San Jose: Willow Glen, Walnut Creek, and Walnut Creek: Tice Valley churches before Donna retired in 2008. He had a great love for airplanes and spent his career serving in the Air Force and working for companies such as IBM where his technical expertise was utilized.  Charles...

Mary L. Hull Lewis

1/15/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Mary L. Hull Lewis, surviving spouse of Rev. Arnold Raymond Lewis, died on Sunday, January 15, 2017. In the church where her husband served, Mary was a member of the choir and even as the choir aged and she aged, she remained a linchpin in that body of praise.  Mary was a faithful companion in ministry to her spouse even after he retired and could no longer hear. After he ceased going to church, she ...

Rev. Philip Walker

1/15/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, the Rev. Philip Walker died on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Philip was as a gentle spirit who thrived in his work outside of the local church. He was loved by the community and Davis UMC who named a room in his honor. Philip served the Davis church, the Alcohol Drug Abuse Program, and the Yolo County Health Services Agency before retiring in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Carol Walker, of Woodland, ...

Margaret Pettigrew

1/8/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister Margaret Pettigrew, surviving spouse of the Rev. William Pettigrew, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Margaret served alongside her husband at the Boyes Hot Springs and Walnut Creek: Walnut Avenue churches. Following her husband’s retirement, Margaret served as a Conference Lay Minister at the Sonora and Red Bluff churches. She is survived by Terry Haines, a relative of her late husband, whom Margaret ...

Rev. John M. Foster

1/7/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, the Rev. John M. Foster died on Saturday, January 7, 2017. John began his ministry serving as an associate pastor at San Jose: First, at Round Valley and Willits; associate at First: Walnut Creek; senior pastor at Oakland: Elmhurst and Melrose; senior pastor at Delano; Rohnert Park: St, John’s; and senior pastor Paradise churches. He also served on the Cabinet as District Superintendent of the Nevada ...

Rev. Lawrence Hinshaw

11/13/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Lawrence Hinshaw, husband of surviving spouse Doreen Hart Hinshaw, died on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Lawrence was preceded in death by his first wife Kathleen Hinshaw. In addition to his wife Doreen, he is survived by his children: Laurie Stuebing of Portland, OR, Deborah Ponczko of Maricopa, AZ, and Carol Jones of Jamestown, NY, and by Doreen’s children Gary Hart  of Sacramento, CA, Jim Hart of  Willits, CA, and Jay Hart of Citrus Heights, CA; and by 12 ...

Wilma Weber

11/9/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Wilma Weber, surviving spouse of Rev. George Weber, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.   She is survived by her children, Joel Weber of Clovis, CA, and Julia Kyger of Washington City, Utah; by four grandchildren; and by two great-grandchildren.  Rev. George Weber died in 2009. Condolences may be sent to Joel Weber, 16459 Deer Path Lane, Clovis, CA  93619. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5 pm, at First Congregational Church of ...

Joanne Hardman

11/1/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Joanne Hardman, spouse of the Rev. Robert H. Hardman, died on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Sandy Hardman McGee of southern California, Julia L. Hardman of Alameda, CA, and Andrea Hardman of Alameda, CA; by 3 grandchildren; and by 1 great-grandchild.  Condolences may be sent to Rev. Robert H. Hardman at 169 Parfait Lane, Alameda, CA  94502. The memorial service has yet to be determined.   Robert and ...

Rev. Harry John Dutt

10/29/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Harry John Dutt  died on Saturday, October 29, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Anita Dutt; three children: Kevin John Dutt of Brentwood, CA; Renee Anne Dutt of Santa Barbara, CA; and Karla Marie Dutt of San Diego, CA; and by four grandchildren. His son Kenneth Charles Dutt passed away in 2009. Condolences may be sent to Anita Dutt at 5354 Calle Real #1 F, Santa Barbara, CA  93111. A funeral will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3pm at the First ...

Rev. Richard O. McKinsey

10/21/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Richard O. McKinsey died on Friday, October 21, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Ellen McKinsey, of Crescent City, CA;  by four children: Kathi McKinsey-Swarts, Richard McKinsey, and Lee Ann McKinsey  of Crescent City, CA and John Wesley McKinsey of Modesto, CA; by fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Ellen McKinsey, 430 Alpine Street, Crescent City, CA  95531. A memorial service ...

Rev. Romain Swedenburg

10/17/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Romain Swedenburg died on Monday, October 17, 2016.  He is survived by his wife, Juanita Swedenburg of Spring Valley, California; by five children, Ted Swedenburg of Fayetteville, AR, Ray Swedenburg of Eureka, CA; Cynthia Wolfe of Olympia, WA, Sandra Hilger of Fountain Valley, CA, and Gregory Soghikian of Bedford, NH; by eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Condolences may be sent to Juanita Swedenburg, 325 Kempton Street, #804, Spring Valley, CA ...

Rev. Philip F. Whitmer

9/25/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Philip F. Whitmer died on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Nailya Whitmer, of Santa Clara CA. and three children: Paul Whitmer of Olympia, WA, Linda Bell near Eureka, CA,  and Glen Blair Whitmer of San Francisco, CA, and two step children, Svetlana Ross of Sparks, NV and Radik Sounougatov  of Santa Clara, CA; by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Nailya Whitmer at 2384 Shoreside Court, Santa ...

Rev. Dr. Ralph M. Pedersen, Jr.

8/27/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Dr. Ralph M. Pedersen, Jr.  died on Saturday, August 27, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn, who passed away on March 2, 2010. He is survived by four children: Earl Pedersen of Tracy, CA, Paul Pedersen of Tracy, CA, David Pedersen of Louisville, Colorado, and Don Pedersen of Tulare CA; by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Paul Pedersen at 1669 Springhill Court, Tracy, CA 95377. A funeral will be held on ...

Ada Alida Schalkers Anker

7/27/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Ada Alida Schalkers Anker, spouse of the Rev. Charles Anker, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 children: Eric Anker of Whitney, TX, and Michael Anker, of Oakley, CA, and two grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Charles Anker at 27030 Meadow Way, Carmel, CA 93923. The memorial service was held on August 1, 2016 at Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove. Memorial gifts in honor of Alida may be sent to Church in the ...

Rev. Dwight Kintner

7/17/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Dwight Lamar Kintner died on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He is survived by three children: Russell Lamar Kintner of San Jose, CA, Avery Charles Kintner of Carlsbad, CA, and  Thomas Willard Kintner of Lafayette, CA;  and by nine grandchildren. Mrs. Eloise Kintner died on October 14, 2010. Condolences may be sent to Avery Kintner at 3305 Corte Cadiz, Carlsbad, CA  92009. The date and time of the memorial is as yet to be determined. Dwight served in the Central ...

Margaret Elaine Combs-Schilling

7/7/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Margaret Elaine Combs-Schilling, spouse of the Rev. David Schilling, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Jonathan David Combs Schilling. Condolences may be sent to David Schilling at 460 Riverside Drive, Apt. #111, New York, New York 10027. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2 pm, at St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 263 W 86th Street, New York, NY. The family has ...

John "Jack" Spilman

6/29/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, John “Jack” Spilman, surviving spouse of Rev. Marlene Spilman, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He is survived by two children: Diane Giuliani of Colfax, CA and John Spilman Jr. of Mill Valley, CA; and by four grandsons: Anthony Giuliani, Kellen Giuliani, Ian Spilman, and Harris Spilman. Condolences may be sent to Diane Giuliani, 22891 Tiger Lily Road, Colfax, CA 95713. Memorial services will be private. Memorial gifts may be made in John’s name to The Buck ...

Rev. Sandra Hammett

6/14/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Sandra A. Hammett died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. She is survived by three children: James C. Barnes, Jr.  of Pleasanton, CA and Ray Douglas Barnes and Alisha Annette Favorite of Soquel, CA; and by 8 grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Alisha Favorite, 1145 Old San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA  95073. A funeral will be held on Saturday, June 25 2016 at 11 am, at Aptos UMC,  with Pastors Jay Parr and John Dodson presiding. Sandra served the Boulder Creek and ...

Mary Frances Keller

5/20/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Mary Frances Keller, surviving spouse of Rev. Robert Keller, died on Friday, May 20, 2016. She is survived by two children, Matthew Keller, of San Francisco, CA, and Kimberly Frantz of Denver, CO; and by four grandchildren. Robert died on March 1, 2016. Condolences may be sent to Kimberly Frantz, 910 South Columbine Street, Denver, CO, 80209. Memorial services are currently being planned in Denver, CO and Pacific Grove, CA. Robert and Mary Frances served the ...

Nieves Velasco

5/7/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Nieves Velasco, spouse of the Rev. Romeo Velasco, died on Saturday, May 7, 2016. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Romini Sembrano, Alodia Gallagher, and Omega Velasco, each residing in Worthington, Ohio; and by 4  grandchildren.  Condolences may be sent to Romeo Velasco at 618 Mawyer Drive, Worthington, Ohio, 43085. The memorial service is scheduled for May 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at Wagram United Methodist Church in Reynoldsburg, ...

Rev. Janna Adamson

4/27/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Janna Adamson died on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. She is survived by her husband, John O’Connell of Willows, CA.  Condolences may be sent to Mr. John O’Connell, 840 North Lassen Street, Willows, CA 95988. The memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Willows, CA, 544 North Shasta Street, Willows, CA 95988. Rev. Shim Habte will preside. Janna served the Portola, Chester, Schurz, Yerington, South San ...

Ruth Dunagan Wood

3/30/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Ruth Dunagan Wood, spouse of the Rev. Harry Wood, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children: Lee Wood, of Taipei, Taiwan, and Robin Wood, of Miami Beach, Florida; and by 4 grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Harry Wood, 5401 Mission Avenue, Visalia, CA  93277-5171. A memorial service was held on March 31, 2016 at Visalia UMC, and there will be a Service of Committal on April 8, 2016 in Lawrenceville, ...

Rev. Byron Roberts

3/15/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Byron Roberts died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Roberts of San Francisco, CA; by his children, Katherine L. Roberts of Sacramento, CA, Walter L. Roberts of San Carlos, CA, John L. Roberts of Truckee, CA, and Audrey L. Roberts of San Francisco, CA; and by 4 grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Sylvia Roberts, 8364 Fittleworth Way, Sacramento, CA 95829, or to byronsylviaroberts@gmail.com . The memorial service will be ...

Carolyn Vallelunga

3/5/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Carolyn Vallelunga, spouse of the Rev. David Vallelunga, died on Saturday, March 5, 2016. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 children: Mindy Rose Jett of Scotsdsale, Arizona, and Benjamin G. Jett, also of Arizona. Condolences may be sent to David Vallelunga at 285 E. 5th Street, Chico, CA, 95928. Memorials were private as per Carolyn’s wishes. Memorial gifts may be sent in Carolyn’s name to the John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, ...

Rev. Robert Keller

3/1/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Robert Keller died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Keller, of Denver, CO; by two children, Matthew Keller, of San Francisco, CA, and Kimberly Frantz of Denver, CO; and by four grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Mary Frances Keller, 910 South Columbine Street, Denver, CO, 80209. There will be memorial services in Denver and in California. The first will be held on Saturday, March 19 at Trinity UMC, 1820 Broadway, ...

Vasitai Setoki

2/21/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Vasitai Setoki, spouse of Rev. Siosifa Setoki, died on Sunday, February 21, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Siosifa Setoki; by two children, Wesley Setoki, of San Jose, and Sarah Setoki of San Jose; and by four grandchildren.  Condolences may be sent to Siosifa Setoki, 3401 Rio Bravo Drive, San Jose, CA 95148. The funeral was held on Friday, March 4 at Fale Hufanga UMC. Siosifa and Vasitai served Palo Alto: Wesley, Lemoore, Sunnyvale: Trinity, and San ...

Rev. Dr. C. Douglas Hayward

2/13/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Dr. C. Douglas Hayward died on Saturday, February 13, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, to whom he was married 55 years.   Doug is survived by his his wife, Glenda Hayward of Sacramento, his sons Russ Hayward (Cathy) of Lodi and Lee Hayward (Linda) of San Jose, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to: Russ and Cathy Hayward, 1108 Lakewood Drive, Lodi, CA 95240; Lee and Linda Hayward, 1172 Britton ...

Virginia Davidson

2/6/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Virginia Davidson, spouse of the Rev. John Howard Acton, died on Saturday, February 6, 2016. She is survived by 3 children: Deborah Bastion of Sunnyvale, CA;  Robert Bastion of Indianapolis, IN; and Thomas Bastion of Pioneer, CA.; by 5 grandchildren; and by 2 great-grandchildren.  Condolences may be sent to Deborah Bastion at 1220 Tasman Drive space #392, Sunnyvale, CA  94089. Memorial services were held in Gilroy and San Jose. John and Virginia served Gilroy, ...

Rev. Newell Knudson

1/27/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Newell Knudson died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Patton Knudson of Fresno, CA; by his children, David Knudson of Fresno, CA, Poppy Buford of Manchester, CT, Kristin Knudson of Linthicum Heights, MD; by 5 grandchildren; and by 8 great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Eleanor Knudson, 9525 N. Fort Washington Road, #103W, Fresno, CA 93730. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am at ...

Rev. Harry Everett Wilcock

1/6/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Harry Everett Wilcock died on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Harry served at Merrimacport in the New England Conference before transferring to the CNMC in 1967; the Etna, Fort Jones, & Greenview churches; Salinas: Hillcrest, Associate, Walnut Creek: First, and an appointment to secular work, before retiring in 1979. Paul Extrum-Fernandez Executive Officer & CBO Board of Pensions California-Nevada Annual Conference The United Methodist Church 1337 Howe Avenue,...

Rev. Alf Christensen

1/3/2016
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Alf Christensen died on Sunday, January 3, 2016. He is survived by his children, Kimberly Nair, of Pocatello, ID; Karen Swing of Grand Terrace, CA; Kai Christensen of Kalaheo, HI; Kevin Christensen of Sacramento, CA, and step-son, Shaun Christensen of Porterville, CA; by 10 grandchildren;  and by numerous great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Karen Swing, 12791 Mt. Vernon Ave., Grand Terrace, CA 92313 The memorial service will be held on Saturday,...

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