Wallace Riches


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 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Modesto.  The Revs. Brandon Austin and Richard Bowman will preside.  

Wally Riches served the Richmond: First, Oakland: First, Pleasanton, Sebastopol, Alameda: Twin Towers, San Mateo: Hillsdale and Modesto: First churches before retiring in 1995.  

Memorial gifts may be sent to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR  72202; UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087 or First United Methodist Church, 850 16th St., Modesto, CA 95354.

Bishop Warner Brown
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


California-Nevada Conference
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