obituaries

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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,...

Jiro Mizuno

12/31/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Jiro Mizuno died on Thursday, December 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Rosenda Urania Mizuno, of Demarest, New Jersey, and his daughter: Michelle Mizuno-Wiedner of Germany; and by two grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Rosenda Mizuno, 41 Brookside Avenue, Demarest, New Jersey 07627-2005. A funeral will be held on August 13, 2016 at the Harris Memorial UMC in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jiro served several churches in the California-Pacific conference ...

Mary Lea Sherrill

12/21/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Mary Lea Sherrill, surviving spouse of Rev. Shirley Sherrill, died on Monday, December 21, 2015. She is survived by three daughters, Adrienne Cupples of Boston, MA, Shirley Ann Hurley of Santa Barbara, CA, and Linda Lee Sherrill of Ryegate Corner, VT; by four grandchildren; and by four great grandchildren.  Rev. Shirley Sherrill died in 2002. Condolences may be sent to Shirley Ann Hurley, 3162 Calle Fresno, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. A memorial service will be ...

Doris T. Moon

12/13/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Doris T. Moon, surviving spouse of the Rev. Robert W. Moon, died on Sunday, December 13, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Moon Farley, of Redwood City; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to 1301 Himmel Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, January 18th, 2:00 pm, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento, CA 95864. The Rev. Alan Jones will preside. ...

Evelyn Herrell

9/29/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Evelyn Herrell, surviving spouse of Albert Myron Herrell, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She is survived by three sons: Jim Herrell of Sonora, CA, John Herrell of Jackson, CA and Richard Herrell of Washington, D.C.; by one grandchild; and by five great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to John Herrell, 1 French Bar Road, Jackson, CA 95642. A memorial service will be held next spring at Central United Methodist Church in Stockton, CA. Myron and Evelyn...

Iva Mae Hirschfeld

8/26/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Iva Mae Hirschfeld, surviving spouse of Herbert Hirschfeld, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. She is survived by two daughters: Janaan Sorenson of Dunlap, CA and Cathy Schurr of Clovis, NM; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Janaan Sorenson, PO Box 245, Dunlap, CA 93621 A private memorial service was held for the family. Herbert and Iva served the San Ramon Valley, Rancho Cordova, Lodi: First, Salinas: First, and Yuba...

Hisako Horikoshi

8/21/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Hisako Horikoshi, surviving spouse of Rev. Casper Horikoshi, died on Friday, August 21, 2015. She is survived by four children: Elliot Horikoshi of Danville, CA, Nancy Prather of Marin City, CA, Katherine Horikoshi of Richmond, CA, and Peter Horikoshi of Alameda, CA; by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Casper Horikoshi died in 2001. Condolences may be sent to Katherine Horikoshi, 6103 Columbia Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804. A funeral will be held on ...

Larry Thomas

8/21/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Larry Thomas died on Friday, August 21, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Thomas; by his daughter, Amanda Rand of Pembroke, MA; and by one grandson. Condolences may be sent to Mary Helen Thomas, 1355 Del Webb Parkway West, Reno, NV 89523.    The memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29 at 1:30 pm at the Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Rev. Robert Olmstead and Rev. Richard George will ...

Catherine Joseph

8/13/2015
Catherine Joseph, CLayM pastor at Cone UMC in the TUMM Co-op Parish, died on August 13, 2015. Catherine is survived by her husband Larry, and her five children:  Stephanie, Jon, Lizzy, Sophie and Abby.    A memorial celebration of Catherine’s life will take place at 10:00 a.m.  Saturday, August 22nd, at Cone UMC.  Rev. David Samelson and CLayM pastor Chris Bauer will officiate.   Memorial gifts may be sent to Cone United Methodist Church, 11220 Highway 99 East, Los Molinos, CA 96055.   Rev. Dr. ...

Donald Fellers

8/7/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Donald Fellers died on Friday, August 7, 2015. He is survived by two children: Pat Casner of Mi Wuk Village, CA and Gary Fellers of Novato, CA; by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pauline (Polly) Fellers died on December 4, 2006. Condolences may be sent to Pat Casner, P.O. Box 1227, Mi Wuk Village, CA 95346. A funeral will be held on September 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Napa Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1105 G Street, Napa, CA ...

Marlene Spilman

7/25/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Marlene Spilman died peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She is survived by her husband, John Spilman, 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. The memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at St....

Latu Eveline Koloto

7/20/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Latu Eveline Koloto, spouse of the Rev. Maile Koloto, died on Monday, July 20, 2015. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father Sione Fusimalohi of Tonga; by one sister: Falemei Fusimalohi of East Palo Alto, CA; by two children: Sailosi Koloto of San Carlos, CA and Haualosaia Manuofetoa of San Carlos, CA; and by four grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Rev. Maile Koloto, Fale Hufanga Tongan UMC, 2851 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070. ...

Harvey Chinn

7/19/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Harvey Chinn died on Sunday, July 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Betty Chinn; by three children: Harvey Chinn Jr. of Bozeman, MT, Elizabeth Buford of Salem, OR, and Margaret Chinn of Montgomery Village, MD; by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Betty Chinn, 2820 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95818.    The memorial service will be held on Friday, July 31 at 11:00 am at  Faith UMC, 3600 J Street, Sacramento, CA ...

John Berger

7/12/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. John Berger died on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Ione Berger of San Jose; 4 children: Keith Berger of Sacramento, CA, Theodore Berger of St. Louis, MO, Suzanne Tipton of Doraville, GA and Rebecca Hughes of Lodi, CA; by 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Rebecca Hughes, 219 South Rose Street, Lodi, CA 95240. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 21 at 1pm at the Willow Glen...

Travis Campbell

6/25/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rev. Travis Campbell died on Thursday, June 25, 2015.  He is survived by two sons: George Campbell of Santa Cruz and Nick Campbell of Longview, WA; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Peggy Campbell died on September 13, 2013. A funeral was held in Vallejo, CA on July 19. Travis spent time in both the Louisiana and Missouri West Conferences before coming to California-Nevada in 1960.  In this Conference he served the Newark, Lemoore, Exeter, San ...

Elisabeth Drumm

6/24/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Elisabeth Drumm, spouse of the Rev. Gerhard Drumm, died on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 8 children: Maria Elhardt of South San Francisco, CA, Aline Allen of Midpines, CA, Angela Cameron of Loleta, CA, Martin Drumm of Naches, WA, Paul Drumm - serving as a missionary in Asia, Margaret Osborne of Spokane, WA, Steve Drumm of Houston, TX, and Marcus Drumm of Eureka, CA; by 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. ...

Cynthia Gray

6/3/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Cynthia Gray, surviving spouse of the Rev. Frederick Gray, died on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Condolences to the family may be sent to Kathleen Christmon, 4501 Perth Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Frederick Gray died on September 12, 2001. A funeral was held on June 9 in Cincinnati, OH. Frederick and Cynthia served at Elmhurst United Methodist Church from 1982 until his retirement in 1992. Bishop Warner Brown California-Nevada Conference P.O. Box 980250 West ...

Mary McMath

5/1/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Mary McMath, surviving spouse of the Rev. John McMath, died on Friday, May 1, 2015.  She is survived by five children: Ruth Ellen Guinane of Santa Margarita, CA; Joanne McMath Center of Fortuna, CA; John McMath, Jr. of West Linn, OR; James McMath of Sante Fe, NM; Mary Chang of Dinuba, CA; by nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Joanne McMath Center, 437 10th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540. The family is planning...

Helen Terrell

4/24/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Helen Terrell, surviving spouse of the Rev. Olan Terrell, died on Friday, April 24, 2015. She is survived by six children: Richard Terrell of Lund, British Columbia, Barbara Kessler of Oakland, CA, Joan Terrell of Dunsmuir, CA, Pamela Cheaney of Watsonville, CA, Renee Levy of Cuenca, Ecuador, and Douglas Terrell of Mt. Shasta, CA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Condolences to the family may be sent to 119 Monte Vista Ave., Watsonville, CA 95076....

Carl Schwarzenberg

4/17/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Retired pastor Carl Schwarzenberg died on Friday, April 17, 2015.   He is survived by his wife, Fai Schwarzenberg; four children: John Schwarzenberg of Auburn, CA, Lynne Birmisa of Mt. Shasta, CA, Jan Wolff of Sacramento, CA, and Nancy Pfiffer of Lake Shastina, CA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Condolences to the family may be sent to 7800 French Creek, Road, Etna, CA 96027. A memorial service is being planned ...

Helen Balderson

3/13/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Helen Balderson, surviving spouse of the Rev. Donald Balderson, died on Friday, March 13, 2015.  She is survived by her son, Rodney Balderson and her daughter, Carol Gerber.   A private memorial will be held on Sunday, March 22 in Sacramento, CA. Donald and Helen Balderson served at Elverta from 1982 until his retirement in 1991. Don died in 2003. Bishop Warner Brown California-Nevada Conference P.O. Box 980250 West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250  

A-Della Sowards

2/25/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A-Della Sowards, surviving spouse of the Rev. Jesse Sowards, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. She is survived by three children: Sam Sowards of Stockton; David Sowards of Bodfish, CA; and Emily Bearnhart of Gardnerville, NV; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 3011 Admiral Drive, Stockton, CA 95209.  There will be no memorial service.    After three years serving in the ...

Fortunata Autajay

2/23/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Fortunata Autajay, wife of the Rev. Leonard Autajay, died on Monday, February 23, 2015.  She is survived by her husband, three sons and numerous grand- and great-grandchildren.  Condolences to the family may be sent to 279 Woodridge Dr., Vallejo, CA  94591.   Funeral services are scheduled to take place in New Jersey on March 6th and 7th, with a memorial service to be held at Fellowship United Methodist Church in Vallejo at a later date. Bishop Warner Brown ...

Bryan Randall Wilber

2/8/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Retired pastor Bryan Randall Wilber died on Sunday, February 8, 2015.   He is survived by his wife, Glennis Wilber of Willows, CA; by two sons: Carl Wilber of Daleville, AL and Glenn Wilber of Elk Grove, CA; and by five grandchildren.  Condolences to the family may be sent to 333 Ash Street, Willows, CA 95988. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday, February 12, at 10 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 544 North Shasta Street, Willows, CA 95988. Rev. Shim ...

See-Hee Young

2/1/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, See-Hee Young, spouse of the Rev. Wesley Yong, died on Sunday, February 1, 2015. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 43639 Greenhills Way, Fremont, CA 94539; by four children: Margaret Yong of Fremont, CA; Kenneth Yong of Hong Kong, Ruth Yong of Fremont, CA; and Peter Yong of Pleasanton, CA; and by four grandchildren.   A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 7, at the First Chinese United Methodist Church in Fremont. Wesley Yong and ...

Linda Butler

1/27/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Linda Butler, surviving spouse of the Rev. Gary Butler, died on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She is survived by three children: Cheryl Butler of San Francisco, CA; and Paul Butler of Sacramento, CA; by two grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 316 31st Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 21 at 2 p.m. at the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ, 6440 King Road, Loomis, CA 95650. ...

Wallace Riches

1/16/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Retired pastor Wallace Riches died on Friday, January 16, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Dallas Riches, who resides at 1232 Wellesley Ave., Modesto, CA 95350; by six children: Lyn Frapwell of Valley Springs, Brenda Cooper of Oakland, John Cooper of Los Angeles, Tammy Enos of Richmond, Jill Cooper of Minneapolis and Jeff Cooper of Twain Harte; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.    A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th, 11...

Jeannine Wells

1/3/2015
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jeannine Wells, surviving spouse of the Rev. Donald Wells, died on Saturday, January 3, 2015. She is survived by four children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Donations in honor of Jeannine can be made to the Woodland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 212 Second Street, Woodland, CA 95695.   A visitation is scheduled for January 22nd from 5 to 7 pm at Kraft Brothers Funeral Home, 175 Second Street, Woodland, CA. A Celebration of Life ...

Herbert Donell Miller

12/31/2014
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Retired pastor Herbert Donell Miller died on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.   He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Miller, who resides at to 1610 Helena Lane, Redlands, CA 92373; by seven children: Harvey Miller of Surprise, AZ, Beth Singer of Monona, WI, Ted Miller of San Bernardino, CA, Mark Miller of Redlands, CA, Jane Miller of Redlands, CA, Don Miller of Highland, CA and Chantel Baralli of Philadelphia, PA; by ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.   ...

Donald Chappel

12/15/2014
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Retired pastor Donald Chappel died on Monday, December 15, 2014. He is survived by three children: Ruth Roper of Frisco, TX, Gregory Chappel of Bass Lake, and Elaine McElhannon of Woodland; by eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Condolences to the family may be sent to 1729 Tehama Drive, Woodland, CA 95695.   The memorial service is scheduled for Monday, December 29, at 11 a.m., at the Woodland United Methodist ...

William Powell-Walsh

12/2/2014
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, William Powell-Walsh, spouse of the Rev. Norma Jean Powell, died on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. He is survived by a son, Michael Walsh, of Atlanta, GA, and by two grandchildren.   Condolences may be sent to 820 Marin Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941.   The memorial service was held on Sunday, December 7, at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley. The Rev. Kim Smith presided.    Norma Jean Powell served the Bakersfield: First, Anderson: Trinity, ...

Raquel Alvarado

12/1/2014
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Raquel Alvarado, surviving spouse of the Rev. Ezekiel Alvarado, died on Monday, December 1, 2014. She is survived by six children: Ezekiel Alvarado of Bend, OR, Raquel Alvarado of San Jose, Andrew Alvarado of Honolulu, HI, Jonathan Alvarado of San Diego, Dorcas O’Campo of Sacramento, and Rebecca Trujillo of Fresno; by twenty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to daughter Raquel Alvarado, 406 Avenida Arboles, San ...

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