Velma Lord, surviving spouse of the Rev. Charles Lord, died on Friday, November 20, 2009. She is survived by three children: Robert Lord of San Jose, Jane Price of Alamo, and Richard Lord of Fresno, California; by six grandchildren; and by four great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 1529 St. Alphonsus Way, Alamo, CA 94507.
The memorial service was held on Saturday, January 9 at 1:30 p.m., at the Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, the Rev. Don Cunningham presiding. A reception followed the service, at the Lake Park Retirement Residence, 1850 Alice Street, Oakland.
Charles and Velma Lord served the Arcata, Santa Clara, Alameda: First, Bakersfield: Trinity, Oakland: First, and Concord churches before his death in 1969. Charles Lord also served as District Superintendent of the Central District from 1956 through 1961.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Fred Finch Youth Center, 3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602, or to a charity of one's choice.