obituaries

Brenda McKeithen

6/6/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Brenda McKeithen, spouse of Rev. David McKeithen, died on June 6, 2019.   Brenda loved what she called “the four G’s: God, her five Grandchildren, Golf, and Gym.” She delighted in teaching the four-year-old children at her church, and other kinds of service there and elsewhere.   Brenda is survived by her husband, David; her daughter, Stephanie Kuo of Walnut Creek, CA; and, together with David, her five...

Iesilika Ofahengaue

5/22/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,     It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Iesilika Ofahengaue, spouse of Rev. Tevita Ofahengaue, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.      Iesilika was a faithful companion as her husband served the Carlin, Greenville, Hamilton, and Tehachapi Valley churches, and the Salt Lake City Tongan United Methodist Church in the Mountain Sky area.      Iesilika was known for her lovely smile and humble demeanor. She loved reading the Bible and spending ...

Rev. Mary McCollum

5/21/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Rev. Mary McCollum, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.   Mary served St. Mark’s, Sacramento, and Exeter churches before retiring in 1999.   Mary was a holder of life teaching and counseling credentials providing both teaching and counseling services at Rancho Cordova and Red Bluff High Schools.  During her tenure Mary led the International Youth Exchange Program in both Sacramento and Red Bluff and an ...

Rev. Thomas Chun-Nan Tai

4/30/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Thomas Chun-Nan Tai, died on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.     Thomas began his ministry in the Presbyterian Church of Formosa. His orders were recognized by the California Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1975.  He was appointed beyond the local church to serve as a Formosan Indigenous Community Developer of the Formosan Church in Oakland. He then served as pastor of the Formosan ...

Rev. Allen J. “Jerry” Carter

4/21/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,    It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Allen J. “Jerry” Carter, died on Sunday, April 21, 2019.    Jerry served Berkeley Trinity (Associate), Fremont First, Sanger, Ukiah, San Francisco Bethany, Aptos, Livermore Asbury, Modesto First, and Saratoga Grace before retiring in 1996.   His family shares that in his service as a Methodist minister, he led his local churches and the annual conference in participating in numerous civil and ...

Rev. Masayoshi Kawashima

4/14/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Masayoshi Kawashima, died on Sunday, April 14, 2019.    Masayoshi began his ministry in 1972 in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He went on to serve in the New York and California-Pacific Conferences before transferring to the California-Nevada Conference in July of 1993. He served the Lake Park United Methodist Church before retiring in 2002.   Pastor Mas, as he was affectionately called, was known ...

Peggy Ann Woodworth

4/8/2019
UPDATE: Condolences may be sent to new address:  Woodworth Family, PO Box 815, Cut Bank, MT 59427.   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Peggy Ann Woodworth, surviving spouse of Rev. Charles Woodworth, died on Monday, April 8, 2019. Peggy was a faithful companion as her husband served the Round Valley, Willits, San Lorenzo, First UMC, Fremont, and First UMC, Turlock, before retiring in 1991. Peggy served as organist, Sunday School teacher and led Bible Study classes in ...

Rev. Winston Cruz

3/7/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Winston Cruz, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019.   Winston served the Lindsay, Martinez, and Valley Springs Community United Methodist Churches before retiring in 2010. In retirement he was very active in the new church start in American River Canyon and in our conference’s Filipino-American ministry.   Winston loved to play golf and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a gifted musician and in...

Ronald R. Ray

3/5/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Ronald R. Ray, surviving spouse of Rev. Marilyn Ray, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.   Ronald was a faithful companion as his wife served in Los Molinos, Cone, Mendocino UM Cooperative Parish: Point Arena, St. Paul’s, Point Arena, St. Paul’s & Willits, Galt and Sunnyhills, Milpitas churches until Marilyn retired in July of 2000.   He loved reading and creative writing, and had a special connection to ...

Kathleen “Kay” Fuller

2/25/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Kathleen “Kay” Fuller, surviving spouse of Rev. Glenn Fuller, died on Monday, February 25, 2019.   Kay was a faithful companion as her husband served Shoreview in San Mateo; Greenfield; Roselawn; and Almaden Hills Churches; San Jose; Tracy; Los Altos; and Palo Alto First, before retiring in 1988. They also served as missionaries in India and Korea.   Kay was a gifted counselor, writer, and parenting ...

Gene Anna Hawthorne

2/15/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Gene Anna Hawthorne, surviving spouse of Rev. Robert J. Hawthorne, died on Friday, February 15, 2019.   Gene Anna was a faithful companion as her husband served at St. Paul in Stockton, First Church in Palo Alto (Asst.), First Church in Tracy, First Church in Redding, Hillsdale Church in San Mateo, as San Jose District Superintendent, and then Almaden Hills Church in San Jose before retiring in 1990. ...

Jean Baker

1/19/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Jean Baker, spouse of the Rev. Dale Baker, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019.    Jean was a faithful companion as her husband served in the Nebraska, Northern Illinois, and Oregon-Idaho conferences before transferring to what is today the California-Nevada Conference in 1963. In our conference they served Grace Church in Santa Cruz, and Forest Hill and First churches in Pacific Grove, before retiring ...

Myra Jane Garretson

1/19/2019
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Myra Jane Garretson, surviving spouse of Rev. Alvin Garretson, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019.   Myra was a faithful companion as her husband Alvin began his ministry in the Evangelical United Brethren church.  He then served in the Pacific Northwest Conference followed by service in the California Conference at the Meadow Vista & Placer Hills churches, Grace UMC in Stockton, Porterville and Gridley...

Barbara Cannon-Anderson

12/28/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Barbara Cannon-Anderson, surviving spouse of Rev. Booker T. Anderson, died on Friday, December 28, 2018. Barbara was born in Big Sandy, Texas.  We regret that we have just now received notification of her death.    Barbara was a faithful companion as her husband served the Jones Memorial United Methodist Church.   An accomplished pianist and flautist, Barbara began her first formal music training when ...

Dorothy “Dottie” Vieira

12/7/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Vieira, spouse of Rev. Gilbert Vieira, died on Friday, December 7, 2018.    Dottie was a faithful companion as her husband served as Director of Youth, Hayward, as Associate Pastor at Porterville, and as Pastor of the San Francisco: Geneva Avenue, Jackson and Sutter Creek, Buri Buri, So. San Francisco, Aldersgate (formerly Buri Buri), Mill Valley, Lafayette, and (in retirement) Colfax ...

Doris Long

11/16/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Doris Long, surviving spouse of Rev. Wayne Long, died on Friday, November 16, 2018.    Doris was a faithful companion as her husband served the Santa Cruz: Grace; Orland: Federated; Lafayette; Winnemucca; Dunsmuir; Jackson; Sutter Creek; Oakland: Laurel; Pt. Pleasant; Isleton; Gridley; Downieville; and Sierra City churches before Wayne’s retirement in 1981. She enjoyed a long life serving with Wayne in ...

Helen Foster

11/13/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Helen Foster, surviving spouse of Rev. John Foster, died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.    Helen was a faithful companion as her husband served the San Jose: First; Round Valley; Willits; Walnut Creek: First; Oakland: Elmhurst and Melrose; Delano; Rohnert Park: St. John’s; and Paradise churches, and as he served as District Superintendent of the Nevada Sierra District.   Over the years, Helen taught and...

Linda Kuruhara

10/21/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Linda Kuruhara, spouse of Rev. Dale Kuruhara, died on Sunday, October 21, 2018.    Linda was a faithful companion as her husband began his ministry in the Pacific Northwest Conference, then transferred to the California Nevada conference in 1993, where they served the Berkeley: Methodist United; Patterson: Patterson Federated; Selma: First; and Lindsay: Lindsay UMC churches before retiring in 2009.   ...

Joy Lee McGallian

10/15/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Joy Lee McGallian, surviving spouse of the Rev. Philip McGallian, died on Monday, October 15, 2018.    Joy was a faithful companion as her husband served the Meadow Vista; Dutch Flat; Porterville: Grand Avenue; Gazelle; and Mt. Shasta churches before Philip retired in 1997.   Joy was a traditional pastor’s wife, always involved in the life of the church, teaching Bible study, organizing women’s ...

Young Ok Lee

10/11/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Young Ok Lee, surviving spouse of Rev. In Suk Lee, died on October 11, 2018.    Young Ok was a faithful companion as her husband worked to plant the Peninsula Korean United Methodist Church in 1970, which later changed its name to the Zion Korean United Methodist Church in Sunnyvale, California. He retired in 1990.   Her passion was her faith in God and singing. She was a gifted pianist and a choir ...

Rev. Sun-Yong Park

9/30/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother Rev. Sun-Yong Park died on Sunday, September 30, 2018.   Sun-Yong served in the Pennsylvania-Delaware, Southern Indiana, East Ohio, and Minnesota conferences before transferring into our conference in 1997, where he served the Marina: Canaan Korean United Methodist Church before retiring in 2008.   He loved to draw and enjoyed traveling to the ocean for walks on the beach. Sung-Yong had a great sense of...

Rev. William Richard “Dick” Huser

9/26/2018
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. William Richard “Dick” Huser, died on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.   Dick began his ministry in the E. Oklahoma conference, transferring to our conference in 1955, where he served the Monterey, Georgetown, Sacramento: First (Minister of Visitation), Sierra Pines, and Grass Valley churches, as well as serving in conference positions beyond the local church.   In his free time, Dick loved to play...

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 ...

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