obituaries

Rev. Leonard C. Autajay

9/11/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother Rev. Leonard C. Autajay died on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.    Leonard served the Schurz Indian Mission; Anderson Valley; San Francisco: Wesley; San Francisco: Grace; San Francisco: Geneva Avenue; and San Mateo: Shoreview churches before retiring in 1996. Since a young age, his favorite pastime was fishing and when he responded to Jesus’ call to ministry he said God wanted him to “follow me and I will ...

Rev. Wanda Celli

8/24/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Rev. Wanda Celli, died on Friday, August 24, 2018.    Wanda served the Middletown, Fall River Mills, Kelseyville, and Upper Lake churches before retiring in 2016.   Wanda was a pianist and had a deep love for music. Her call to ministry came while serving in her role as a Director of Music in her local church. She is remembered as having a beautiful singing voice and she loved singing one of her ...

Rev. Robert McIlvenna

8/22/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Robert McIlvenna, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Robert began his ministry in Oregon before transferring to the California Nevada conference in 1957. He served the Meridian, and Hayward: Wesley churches, then as Director of Young Adult Work in San Francisco, at the Board of Education, Nashville, Glide Foundation San Francisco, Glide Urban Center San Francisco, Genesis Ecumenical Center, as ...

Rev. Richard Plain

8/5/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Richard “Rick” Plain, died on Sunday, August 5, 2018.     Rick served the Forestville, Dutch Flat & Meadow Vista, Sacramento: Trinity, Superintendent: Fresno District, Palo Alto: St. Andrews (LFT), and Los Altos churches. He retired in 2010.   Rick loved working with stained glass and had recently donated a beautiful piece to St. Andrews UMC in Palo Alto where it hangs today. He also enjoyed long ...

Elizabeth Lint

7/11/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Elizabeth Lint, surviving spouse of the Rev. Lewis Lint, died on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.   Elizabeth was a faithful companion as her husband served in the Iowa and New England conferences before transferring to California-Nevada in 1968. In this conference he served the Fairfield and Redwood City-Woodside Road churches and was for many years a hospital chaplain before retiring in 1995.   Elizabeth had a...

Rev. John M. Schmidt

7/11/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. John M. Schmidt, died on July 11, 2018.     John had a deep faith in Christ and loved ministry.  He strived to connect with people and even in retirement, continued to serve small churches in the conference.  He loved being outdoors, especially fishing and was particularly fond of building things.  Over the years, he remodeled several of his homes and built a dream home northeast of Auburn, CA.   ...

Martha Schade

7/2/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Martha Schade, surviving spouse of Rev. Sigmund Schade, died on July 2, 2018.   Always cheerful and kind, she led a full and exciting life, partnering with her husband of 61 years.  Martha was a graduate of Yuba College and Westmont College, earning her master’s degree while stationed with her husband in Iceland and Real Estate license in Yuba City.  She grew an active piano instruction practice, ...

Rev. Ivan J. Ball

6/19/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Ivan J. Ball, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.   Ivan served the San Francisco: First (Associate), Freedom, San Mateo: Crystal Springs, Weldon and Highland Chapel, Kelseyville and Lakeport, San Francisco: Calvary, San Leandro: Faith, and Castro Valley churches, until retiring in 1993.    Rev. Ball is remembered as someone that used to be described as a polymath, a person who is knowledgeable to an ...

Rev. C. Ray Alderman

6/15/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. C. Ray Alderman, died on Friday, June 15, 2018.     Ray began his ministry in the Central Texas and North Texas conferences. He transferred into the California Nevada conference in 1978, where he served Cupertino, Bakersfield: St. Marks, Exeter, and the Fresno: Sierra Vista churches until retiring in 2001.     Rev. Alderman served in the Army before beginning his service to the Lord.  Upon ...

Jean Davis

6/11/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Jean Davis, spouse of retired pastor Rev. Beverly Davis, died on Monday, June 11, 2018.   Jean was a faithful companion as her husband Beverly served the Burlingame, Kelseyville & Lakeport and Sacramento: Merwin Memorial churches as well as Extension Ministry appointments before retiring in 1978.   She is survived by her husband, Beverly Davis, and by her children, Kenneth Gettys of Salem, OR, George ...

Rev. Earl L. Langguth

5/31/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Earl L. Langguth, died on Thursday, May 31, 2018.     Earl served the Elverta, King’s Beach, Livingston, Dinuba: First and Dinuba: Palm, Grass Valley, Sacramento: Faith, Montclair, and Oakland: Laurel churches before retiring in 1997.   After discovering a call from God to the ministry, Rev. Langguth attended PSR where he received his Master of Divinity Degree (cum laude) and served for 47 years ...

Rev. Robert McCallister

5/11/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Robert McCallister died on Friday, May 11, 2018.   Robert served the Tamalpais Valley, and St. Helena churches, and as the Conference Board of Education: Associate Director of Youth and Student Work; as Associate,  Stockton: Central, as Professor at Baker University, and at the University Religious Center of Fresno, as well as various appointments in the Desert Southwest and California-Pacific ...

Rev. JoAnn Juniel

5/6/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Rev. JoAnn Juniel, died on Sunday, May 6, 2018.   JoAnn has been a light among us, serving and loving for a long time.  She grew up in McCloud, California, where at an early age she loved riding horses.  JoAnn came to Sacramento where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  From there she completed a Master of Arts degree at Atlanta University.  After clarifying her call to ministry, she ...

Juanita Swedenburg

4/6/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Juanita Swedenburg, surviving spouse of the Rev. Romain Swedenburg, died on Friday, April 6, 2018.    Juanita was a faithful companion as her husband Romain served Walnut Creek-Tice Valley before retiring in 1987.   She is survived 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 ...

Tadesse Samelson

4/4/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that I share with all of you the death of Tadesse Samelson, son of Great Northern District Superintendent the Rev. Dave Samelson and Sonia Samelson, who was killed in a tragic rollerblading accident. Please pray for the Samelson family in their hour of profound grief.  Condolences can be sent to them at the Conference Center, P.O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at...

Rev. Lawrence H. “Larry” Doyle

3/24/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Lawrence H. “Larry” Doyle, died on Saturday, March 24, 2018.   Larry served the Windsor, Novato, Fallon, Schurz, Fresno: St. Paul’s, Sacramento: Centennial, San Jose: Calvary and Lemoore churches before retiring in 1989.   In retirement Larry made Fresno, Wesley UMC his charge conference and is remembered fondly as being a supportive and integral part of the church. He was very committed to social...

Rev. Alpha Takagi

3/21/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Alpha Takagi, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.   Alpha began his ministry in the California-Pacific and Pacific Northwest Conferences. In 1959 he transferred into the California Nevada Conference, where he served the St. Marina, Dinuba, Dinuba: Palm, Palo Alto: Aldersgate churches before retiring in 1984.   Rev. Tagaki spent a num­ber of years attending Lake Se­quoia Retreat, a summer youth camp...

Mary Helen Thomas

3/20/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Mary Helen Thomas, surviving spouse of Rev. Larry Thomas, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.   Mary was a faithful companion as her husband Larry served the Sunnyvale: First (associate), San Jose: Cambrian Park, and Half Moon Bay churches before retiring in 2011. Mary spent her life as a therapist in California.  She married Reverend Larry Thomas on June 12, 1970 and they were married for 45 years.  Mary’...

Celia Pangan Rodriguez

3/16/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Celia Pangan Rodriguez, surviving spouse of the Rev. David De Leon Rodriguez, died on Friday, March 16, 2018. Celia was a faithful companion as her husband David served the Fresno: Fresno Christian Fellowship, San Jose: Faith, and Sunnyvale: Lakewood, Sunnyvale: Valley Faith and Oakland: Chinese churches, before retiring in 2008. She is survived by her children, Davidson “Sandy” Rodriguez of Union City,...

Rev. Wayne L. Bouck

2/26/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Wayne L. Bouck, died on Tuesday, February 26, 2018.   Wayne began his ministry in the California Pacific Conference as a US Navy Chaplain, transferring into California Nevada conference in 1991. In our conference he served in extension ministry under the Division of  Chaplains, and then in pastoral appointments to Brentwood, Dos Palos, and Orland Federated churches before retiring in 1997.   Wayne...

Sarah Gaxiola

2/17/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Sarah Gaxiola, surviving spouse of the Rev. Manuel Gaxiola, died on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Sarah was a faithful companion as her husband Manuel served in two conferences, the Latin American Provisional Conference of the Methodist Church and what is now the California-Nevada Conference.  He pastored churches in Fresno, Flagstaff (AZ), Sonora, Hayden, Mountain View, Sacramento: Emmanuel, ...

Grace C. Ahn

2/15/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Grace C. Ahn, surviving spouse of Rev. Peter Ahn, died on Thursday, February 15, 2018.    Grace was a faithful companion as her husband Peter was sent to serve the San Francisco: Korean, Woodland, Knight’s Landing, Marina-Seaside and Albany churches before retiring in 1982.   She is survived by her sons, David Ahn and John Ahn of Sunnyvale, CA, by 3 Grandchildren, and by one Great Grandchild.  ...

Rev. J. Donald Hougland

2/4/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. J. Donald Hougland, died on Sunday, February 4, 2018.  Pastor Don was well loved by his parishioners and is fondly remembered as being an excellent pastor.  In his free time he enjoyed reading and loved the hymn Amazing Grace. Don served the Round Valley, Willits, Coleville, Smith, Gardnerville, Fresno: Grace, Orangeville, Roseville, Santa Cruz: Live Oak, and Bridesburg (Eastern PA conference) ...

Rev. C. Holtzman Frazier

2/2/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. C. Holtzman Frazier, died on Monday, January 29, 2018.  Pastor Holtzman was a compassionate and caring person deeply devoted to his family.  During his ministry he was passionate in his preaching, loved his church families, and served on District and Conference committees. In his later years he worked in the insurance industry that served mainly ministry professionals.   Holtzman began his ...

Rev. A. Allen Bryan

1/28/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother Rev. A. Allen Bryan died on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Pastor Allen is remembered as having a wonderful spiritual presence in all he did.   He began his ministry in Western PA, No. Central NY, and New England conferences before transferring to the California-Nevada Annual Conference in 1999. In our Conference, Rev. Bryan served the Lincoln and Sacramento: Centennial churches before retiring in 2003.   He...

Rev. David De Leon Rodriguez

1/9/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. David De Leon Rodriguez died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was an avid reader, sports fan, and had a love for music and current events. He also had an online ministry in these later years keeping in touch with people, encouraging and advocating. Pastor David was an excellent preacher and very poetic and articulate. He cared for young and old and brought the Christmas Institute youth retreat to the...

Ruth Darling

12/28/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister Ruth Darling, surviving spouse of Rev. Steven Darling, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 28, 2017.   Ruth was a partner in ministry with her husband, Steve serving the Foster City, Los Altos, Novato, Rancho Cordova, Redding, San Jose Alum Rock, Lafayette, and Lodi Salem churches before retiring in 1997.  Ruth was a retired nurse, known for her funny, dry sense of humor and her sweet, gracious ...

Rev. Lloyd K. Wake

12/27/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Lloyd K. Wake died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.   Lloyd began his ministry in the California Annual Conference, then the Pacific Japanese Provisional Annual Conference. In the California Nevada Conference Lloyd served appointments at Berkeley English Speaking, San Francisco Nisei, San Francisco Pine, and San Francisco Glide Memorial United Methodist churches before retiring in 1990.   Lloyd ...

Rev. Christine Haynes

12/21/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Rev. Christine C. Haynes died on Thursday, December 21, 2017.   Christine loved music and singing; she started and directed the choir at Mount Shasta United Methodist Church.  She also volunteered countless hours and played a prominent role helping families recover from the devastation of the Boles Creek fire in Weed, CA.  She was an avid bird watcher and loved spending time with her husband Steve as ...

Rev. James Horton

12/13/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. James Horton died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Through his long life as a missionary, pastor, and professor Jim sought to live true to his favorite scripture: “What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”   Micah 6:8 James served in the Pacific Northwest conference and various ministries in Africa before transferring to the ...

Rev. Dr. John W. Taylor

11/21/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Dr. John W. Taylor died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  John was very involved with Heifer Project, International, and he traveled all over the world delivering animals with them. He once met Mother Teresa, and was profoundly moved by the experience. Later in life, John began a new mission outreach to the Philippines, where he traveled extensively. He established a scholarship fund to help ...

Rev. Arturo Capuli

11/8/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Arturo Capuli died on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Art began his ministry in the Philippines, then the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, transferring into California Nevada Conference in 1980. He served the Oakland: Melrose United, San Francisco: Grace and San Francisco: St. Francis churches before retiring in 2003. Since 2011, in retirement he served as supply pastor at Sacramento: Florin United ...

Louise Hoffman

10/17/2017
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister Louise Hoffman, surviving spouse of Rev. Elbert Hoffman, died on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Elbert and Louise served originally in the Southern California-Arizona Annual Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in 1966.  While in this conference, Elbert served several programmatic organizations, and he and Louise continued their ministry at Central UMC in Stockton before retiring in 1986.   ...

Bishop Rüdiger Minor

9/3/2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,   One of the Bishops of our church, Bishop Rüdiger Minor of Germany, has died. In The United Methodist Church, bishops are bishops for the whole church.    From 1986 to 1992 Bishop Minor served the Central Conference of The United Methodist Church in the German Democratic Republic and then in the East Germany Central Conference of the unified Germany. He later served Eurasia from 1993 to 2005 after which he retired. He was the president of the Council of Bishops from ...

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, ...

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