obituaries

Ann Pudinski

4/15/2014
Ann Pudinski, spouse of the Rev. Stephen Pudinski, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  She is survived by her husband, who resides at 1004 Topaz Ct., Roseville, CA 95661; four daughters: Jodi Lynn Burgess of Lodi, WI, Christine Parsons of Apple Valley, MN, Carisa Pudinski of Campbell, CA and Sharon Pudinski of Arroyo Grande, CA and six grandchildren.   The memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 30th, at First United Methodist Church, Roseville, CA.  The Revs. Robert Brazie and ...

Rev. Fleming Kelley

3/31/2014
Rev. Fleming Kelley died on Monday, March 31, 2014.  She is survived by her two sisters:  Cleola Holgate and Margaret (Mickey) Rowe.  Condolences to the family may be sent in care of Ken Rowe, 299 E. Century Blvd., Lodi, CA  95240. The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th,  1 p.m., at the Lodi First United Methodist Church.   The Rev. Lori Sawdon will preside.    Fleming worked as a psychiatric social worker before attending seminary and becoming a minister.  She served at ...

Rev. Chansoo Lee

3/29/2014
Retired pastor Chansoo Lee died on Saturday, March 29, 2014. He is survived by three children: Yennie Lee of San Francisco, and Bora and Joni Lee, both of Berkeley. Condolences to the family may be sent to Sarah Kim, 2316 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA 94705. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m., at the Mills College Chapel in Oakland. The Rev. Michael Yoshii will preside. Chansoo Lee served the San Francisco: Korean, Ely, Rancho Cordova, San Francisco: Park Presidio, ...

Rev. Sargent Wright

3/7/2014
Retired pastor Sargent Wright died on Friday, March 7, 2014. He is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Bill Wright, 6713 Alden Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95621.    The memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento. The Revs. Alan Jones and David Slorpe will preside.    Sarge Wright originally served in the Northern Illinois Conference before ...

Rev. Alfred Dale

3/3/2014
Retired pastor Alfred Dale died on Monday, March 3, 2014.   He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Dale, who resides at 1224 Cornwall Avenue, #323, Bellingham, WA 98225; by three children:  Daniel Dale of Chicago, IL, Ana Gobledale of London, UK, Eric Dale of Seattle, WA, and by four grandchildren.    The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, Washington.    Alfred Dale originally served in the ...

Marjean Mott

2/6/2014
Marjean Mott, surviving spouse of the Rev. Bernard Mott, died on Thursday, February 6, 2014. She is survived by two daughters: Stephanie Mott of Soquel and Debora Ow of San Jose; by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 15, at 11 a.m., at the Watsonville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robin Mathews-Johnson will preside.    Bernard and Marjean Mott originally served in the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences ...

Rev. Arnold Vorster

1/29/2014
Retired pastor Arnold Vorster died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Penelope Vorster; by two children: Karen Vorster of Richmond, Vince Vorster of Discovery Bay and by two grandchildren.    A memorial service is planned for a later time.    Arnold Vorster originally served in the Tennessee Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in 1965. In this Conference he served the Salinas: Hillcrest, Reno: St. Paul's, Sunnyvale; First, Lakewood, Stockton: Central, ...

Rev. Charles Hamby

1/14/2014
Retired pastor Charles Hamby died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. He is survived by three children: Paul Hamby of Juneau, AK, Elaine Hamby of Albion, CA and Jennifer Mann of Calgary, Alberta; and two grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 22759, Juneau, AK  99802.     The memorial service will be planned at a later date.     Charles Hamby served in the Northern Alabama and California-Pacific Conferences before coming to California-Nevada in 1976. In this Conference he ...

Rev. Roy Dunn

12/18/2013
Retired pastor Roy Dunn died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. He is survived by four children: Allen Dunn of Knoxville, TN, Ron Dunn of Danville, Suzanne Norgard of Fort Bragg, and Sally Doyle of San Francisco; by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 20172 Merritt Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014.     The memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 28, at 11 a.m., at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Cupertino. The Revs. Dale ...

Herlinda Valencia

12/3/2013
Retired Local Pastor Herlinda Valencia died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.   She is survived by her husband, Adolfo Valencia, who resides at 10535 Pemspice Street, San Antonio, TX 98240.  A memorial service is planned for Sunday, December 8, at the La Trinidad United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. The Rev. Jose Palos will preside.   Linda Valencia served the Farmersville and Selma: San Pablo churches before retiring in 2000.    

Ellen Silberstein

11/26/2013
Ellen Silberstein, surviving spouse of the Rev. Charles Silberstein, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. She is survived by two daughters, Jeannie Grider of Orangevale, and Evelyn Lutz of Napa; by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   The memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 7, at 10 a.m., at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn. The Rev. Barbara Smith will preside.    Charles Silberstein served the Elverta, Kelseyville, Byron, Dixon, Elmira, Carson Valley ...

Rev. Horace Wilson DeOcera

11/19/2013
Pastor Horace Wilson DeOcera died on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, and by two children: Wilson and Andrea DeOcera.     A service is planned for Friday, November 29, from 5-8 p.m., at the East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. The Rev. Schuyler Rhodes and others will preside. A memorial service is also planned for Saturday, November 30, from 10 to 12:30 p.m., at the Florin United Methodist Church in Sacramento.  The Rev. Schuyler Rhodes and others...

Dorothy Johansson

9/25/2013
Dorothy Johansson, wife of the Rev. Robert Johansson, died on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children: Robert Johansson of San Francisco, Wilfred Johansson of Stockton, and Elisabeth Johansson of Lodi; by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The memorial service was held on Sunday, October 13, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Stockton. The Rev. Cynthia Stateman presided. Bob and Dorothy Johansson originally served in the New ...

Peggy Campbell

9/13/2013
Peggy Campbell, wife of the Rev. Travis Campbell, died on Friday, September 13, 2013. She is survived by her husband; two adopted sons: George Campbell of Santa Cruz and Nick Campbell of Longview, WA; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.   The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 17th, 3:00 p.m., at the Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee Street, Vallejo, CA.  The Revs. Darrell Thomas and Michael Brown will preside.    Travis and Peggy spent time in both the Louisiana ...

Rev. Douglas Smith

8/31/2013
Retired pastor Douglas Smith died on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Smith, who resides 210 Ash Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080; by three children: Matthew Smith of San Francisco, Audrey Smith of Oakland, Kristen Smith of Fort Collins, CO, and by four grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m., at the Cone United Methodist Church. David Moss will preside.   Doug Smith originally served in the Rocky Mountain Conference before ...

Jane Daily Nicholson

8/13/2013
Mrs. Jane Daily Nicholson, surviving spouse of Sherwood Daily, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. She is survived by her son David Daily of Sparks, NV; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 1425 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks, NV, 89431.   

Mary Lee Goodwin

6/15/2013
Mary Lee Goodwin, surviving spouse of the Rev. George Goodwin, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013. She is survived by her five children: Bill Goodwin of Placitas, NM, Stephen Goodwin of Alta Loma, CA, Mary Christine Goodwin of Angels Camp, Hughes Goodwin of Santa Rosa and Georgia Stephens of Bend, OR; by nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 132 Diamond Tail Road, Placitas, NM 87043.    A family memorial service is ...

Rev. John Broad

5/17/2013
Retired pastor John Broad died on Friday, May 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Broad; by three children: Steven Broad of South Bend, IN, Julie Osterman of Houston, TX, Peter Broad of Auburn, and by four grandchildren.   A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn. The Rev. Barbara Smith will preside.    John Broad served the Los Gatos, Freedom, Wasco, San Jose: Willow Glen, Lemoore, Escalon and Auburn: Pioneer ...

Rev. Arthur Catterall

5/1/2013
Retired pastor Arthur Catterall died on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Carolee Catterall; by four children: Fred Baker of Santa Cruz, Austin Baker of Rio Linda, Karen Baker of Sacramento, Crystal Sevigny of Fair Oaks, and by seven grand-children. The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at 3 p.m., at the First Covenant Church of Sacramento, 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova.    Art Catterall served the Valley Spring, Ione, Chester, Riverbank, Knights ...

Shirley Read

4/23/2013
Shirley Read, surviving spouse of the Rev. Stanley Read, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She is survived by six children: Donald Craghead of Salinas, Tera Hill of Salinas, Linda Menesez of Santa Barbara, Bill Read of Auburn; Stanley Read of Northern California and John Read of Lake Bay, WA; by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.      A family memorial service is planned for a later date.    

Susan Crawford

4/17/2013
Susan Crawford, spouse of the Rev. James Crawford, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughters: Kathryne M. Crawford and Rebecca S. Crawford.  A memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 5th, 7:30 P.M., at the Willow Glen United Methodist Church in San Jose. The Revs. Shinya Goto, Holly Hillman, and Jonathan Tarman will preside.   Memorial gifts may be sent to the Memorial Fund of San Jose, First United Methodist Church, 204 South 15th Street, San ...

Rev. Harry Shaner

4/11/2013
Retired pastor Harry Shaner died on Thursday, April 11, 2013. He is survived by a son, Bryan Shaner, and by one grandchild.   A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m., at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Dunn will preside.     Harry originally served in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in 1946. In this Conference, he served the Richmond: First, Lafayette, Hanford and Sunnyvale: First churches. ...

Mary Takagi

3/3/2013
Mary Takagi, wife of the Rev. Alpha Takagi, died on Sunday, March 3, 2013. She is survived by her husband; two sons: Paul Takagi of San Luis Obispo and James Takagi of San Francisco; two daughters: Naomi Yamagata of Templeton and Mary Joyce Yoshimura of San Luis Obispo; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.  There will be two memorial services with the first to be held on April 6, 11:00 a.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Rev. Mark ...

Rev. James Corson

2/25/2013
Retired pastor James Corson died on Monday, February 25, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Jane Corson, who resides at 2833 Peachtree Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691; by two children: Dorothy Winter of San Rafael, Derek Corson of Citrus Heights, and by two grandchildren.   The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento. The Revs. Glenda Thomas Hayward and Doug Hayward will preside.     Jim Corson served the Farmington, ...

Rev. John Kimbell

2/13/2013
The Rev. John Kimbell, pastor of the Tuolumne and Soulsbyville churches, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Debra Kimbell; two children and three step-children: Shannon Kimbell-Auth of Lakeport, Kimberle Hill of Riverside, David Nickerson of Tuolumne, Daniel Nickerson of Billings, MT, and Philipe Moreno of Santa Ana; by eleven grandchildren and two great grand-children. Condolences to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 927, Tuolumne, CA 95379.   The memorial ...

Rev. Robert Hawthorne

12/22/2012
Retired pastor Robert Hawthorne died on Saturday, December 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Gene Anna Hawthorne; by four daughters: Christine Chase of Gilroy, Alison Hawthorne of San Francisco, Joy Burton of Vancouver, WA, Nancy Beyrouti of San Jose, and by four grandchildren.   The memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m., at the Almaden Hills United Methodist Church in San Jose. The Rev. Jane Schlager will preside.     Robert Hawthorne served the Stockton: St. ...

Rev. Glenn Fuller

10/28/2012
Retired pastor the Rev. Glenn Fuller died on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Kay Fuller; three children, Megan Fuller and Cathi Fuller of San Rafael and Mary Hagen of San Francisco; and six grandchildren.   The memorial service will take place on Sunday, November 18 at 5 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto. The Revs. Michael Love and Bob Olmstead will preside.     Glenn Fuller served the San Mateo: Shoreview, Greenfield, San Jose: Roselawn, Tracy, Los ...

Ovidia Brackney

6/28/2012
Ovidia Brackney, surviving spouse of the Rev. Eugene Brackney, died on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Truex; son-in-law, John Hiscox; and two grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 15 at 1 p.m., at Nevada City United Methodist Church.     Eugene Brackney served in the California-Nevada Conference from 1942 until his death in 1985.    Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA ...

James Vincent

6/24/2012
James Vincent, spouse of the Rev. Carole Vincent, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012. In addition to Carole, survivors include one son, Michael Vincent; one daughter, Shelly Vincent Smith; and four grandchildren.   Jim Vincent had served the California-Nevada Annual Conference faithfully for many years as a member of the Conference Communications Commission. We are grateful for his dedication to the ministry of communications and will miss not only his contributions, but also his kind and gentle ...

Rev. Dean Moore

6/20/2012
Retired pastor Dean Moore died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Dean Moore, Jr. and Cameron Moore; one daughter, Lori McClary; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11 a.m., at Monument Hill Memorial Park, 35036 County Road 22, Woodland, CA. The Rev. John Sublett will preside.   Dean Moore served the El Camino and Arbuckle-Guinda churches before being appointed beyond the local ...

Rev. Laurence Morley

5/30/2012
Retired pastor the Rev. Laurence Morley died on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Survivors include two sons, Martin Morley of Lafayette, California and Scott Morley of Coon Rapids, Illinois; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice. The memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 14 at 11 a.m., at Wesley UMC in Fresno.    Larry Morley served the Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, San Leandro: First, Woodland, Porterville: First, and Tranquility churches before retiring in 1998.   ...

Rev. Philip Greer

4/10/2012
Retired pastor the Rev. Philip Greer died on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Diana; two sons, Jonathan Greer of Riverside, California and Jeff Smith of Sparks, Nevada; one daughter, Julie Bassett of Sparks; and 10 grandchildren.  The memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m., at the Sparks United Methodist Church. The Revs. Thomas Butler and Karla Bowman will preside.    Philip Greer served the Valley Springs, LeGrand, Merced, Schurz, and Hanford ...

Rev. Marilyn Ray

2/16/2012
The Rev. Marilyn Ray died on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Ray; two children, Joy Ray of Hawaii and Erin Ray of Albany, California; and two grandchildren.   A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m., at the Campbell United Methodist Church. The Revs. James Mishler and Donna Fado Ivery will preside.   Marilyn served the Los Molinos, Point Arena: St. Paul's, Galt, and Milpitas: Sunnyhills churches before retiring in 2000.   Memorial gifts...

Bonnie Whitmore

1/31/2012
Bonnie Whitmore, surviving spouse of the Rev. Richard W. Whitmore, died on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.   Survivors include four children: the Rev. Faith Whitmore of Carmichael (formerly pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento and now executive director of Francis House), Rick Whitmore of Salinas, Wendell Whitmore of Paradise, and Kathy Whitmore of Linwood, New Jersey; and five grandchildren.   A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's ...

Rev. David MacMurdo

1/5/2012
Retired pastor the Rev. David MacMurdo died on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Survivors include two children, David MacMurdo, Jr. of Suisun City, California and Deann Henry, who lives in Viet Nam; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy, and son Douglas. The memorial service is planned for Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m., at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2391 St. Mark's Way, Sacramento, CA 95864. Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. and the Rev. Alan Jones ...

Rev. John Chow

11/18/2011
Retired pastor the Rev. John Chow died on Friday, November 18, 2011. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Joseph Chow of Fremont and Jonathan Chow of Honolulu; and three grandchildren.  The family will gather for a private memorial service on November 25, 2011.   John Chow served the Oakland Chinese, Chinese Community, and Rockridge churches before retiring in 1994.   Memorial gifts may be sent to your local church.

Alice Morley

11/7/2011
Alice Morley, wife of the Rev. Laurence Morley, died on Monday, November 7, 2011. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 2408 E. Emilie Avenue, Fresno, CA 93730; by two children, Martin Laurence Morley and Scott Howard Morley; and by two grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for later this month at Wesley United Methodist Church in Fresno. The date and time for the service are currently not available, so please contact the church for details.    Larry and Alice Morley served the ...

Rev. Paul Williamson

9/29/2011
The Rev. Paul Williamson died peacefully at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011 with his wife, his caregivers, and a parishioner from St. Paul's UMC, Vacaville (California) at his side.   In addition to his wife, Aileen Williamson, of Vacaville, survivors include a daughter, Becky Lambert of Crescent City, California; a son, Matthew Williamson, of Fort Myers, Florida; and two stepsons, Jeff Bruno of Berkeley and Daniel Bruno of Martinez, California.   A memorial service and celebration ...

Dorothy MacMurdo

7/25/2011
Dorothy MacMurdo, spouse of the Rev. David MacMurdo, died on Monday, July 25, 2011. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 5612 Ranchero Way, Carmichael, CA 95608; two children, David MacMurdo, Jr. of Suisun City, California and Deann Henry, who lives in Viet Nam; and by six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son, Douglas MacMurdo. The memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento. ...

Rev. Claude Friesen

6/4/2011
Retired pastor Claude Friesen died on Saturday, June 4, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Alice Friesen, who resides at 761 Fano Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476; by two children, D.J. Friesen of Santa Rosa, California and Carol Friesen of Centreville, Virginia; and by two grandchildren.  The memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m., at the Sonoma United Methodist Church. The Rev. Pam Cummings will preside.    Claude Friesen originally served in the New Jersey Conference before ...

Rev. Richard Kendall

5/7/2011
Retired pastor Richard Kendall died on Saturday, May 7, 2011. He is survived by two children: Debbie Burger of Napa and James Kendall of Hudson, Ohio; and by five grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 595 Montecito Blvd., Napa, CA 94559.     A memorial service will be scheduled for later in the year.      Richard Kendall served the Olivehurst, Oakland: Elmhurst, Concord, Los Altos, Orinda, San Bruno, and Redding: First churches, and served as missionaries in the Congo ...

Doris Tuffs

2/13/2011
Doris Tuffs, surviving spouse of the Rev. Floyd Tuffs, died on Sunday, February 13, 2011. She is survived by her son, Marvin Tuffs of Chowchilla, California, and by three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Marvin Tuffs, P.O. Box 395, Chowchilla, CA 93610. The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date.    Floyd and Doris Tuffs served the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in ...

Rev. Albert Myron Herrell

2/6/2011
Retired pastor Albert Myron Herrell died on Sunday, February 6, 2011. He is survived by his spouse, Evelyn, who resides at 1841 Golden Rain Road, #3, Walnut Creek, CA 94595; by three sons: James Herrell of Sonora, California, John Herrell of Jackson, California, and Richard Herrell of Washington, D.C.; one grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.  The memorial service is scheduled for Monday, February 28 at 11 a.m., at the Gateway Clubhouse, Rossmoor, 1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek. The ...

Ruth Peelor

1/17/2011
The Rev. Harry Peelor and his wife, Ruth Peelor, both died in January 2011: Ruth on the 17th and Harry the following week, on the 25th. They are survived by four daughters: Donna of Pennsylvania, and Sue Harris of Petaluma, Judith Stanton of El Granada, and Lauren Casentini of Half Moon Bay, California. Condolences to the family may be sent to Judith Stanton, P.O. Box 2747, El Granada, CA 94018.  A private family service was held for Ruth on January 23rd and a memorial service for Harry was held...

M. Frances Bryans

1/15/2011
M. Frances Bryans, surviving spouse of the Rev. Alexander Bryans, died on Saturday, January 15, 2011. She is survived by her two children, Glenn Edgar Bryans of Ventress, Louisiana and Judy Bryans Evans of Dallas, Texas, and by one grandson. Condolences to the family may be sent to Glenn Bryans, 14673 Bentwater Court, Addison, TX 75001.  The memorial service was held on Friday, January 21 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.    Alexander and Frances served in the Rocky Mountain ...

Leila Henderson

12/5/2010
Leila Henderson, surviving spouse of the Rev. Douglas Henderson, died on Sunday, December 5, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Henderson-Stoller, of Dayton, Oregon; two sons, Rob Henderson of Tustin, California and Roger Henderson, who resides in The Netherlands; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Mary Ann Henderson-Stoller at 18215 SE Webfoot Road, Dayton, OR 97114.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m., at the ...

Rev. Paul Giddings

11/28/2010
Retired pastor Paul Giddings died on Sunday, November 28, 2010. He is survived by two children: Scott Giddings of Walnut Creek and Heather McMurtray of Brookhaven, Michigan. Condolences to the family may be sent to 2692 Quiet Place Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 18 at 3 p.m., at the El Sobrante United Methodist Church. The Revs. Lee Hayward and Gaye Benson will preside.    Paul Giddings served the Caruthers, Stockton: Central, El Sobrante, ...

Rev. Elbert Hoffman

10/18/2010
Retired pastor Elbert Hoffman died on Monday, October 18, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Louise Hoffman, who resides at 1354 Oak View Circle, #126, Rohnert Park, CA 94928; by a daughter, Eileen Dabbs of Santa Rosa, California; and by one grandchild.   The memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6 at 2 p.m., at the Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. The Revs. David Bennett and Doug Hayward will preside.    El Hoffman originally served in the California-Pacific and Desert...

Eloise Kintner

10/14/2010
Eloise Kintner, spouse of the Rev. Dwight Kintner, died on Thursday, October 14, 2010. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 800 Blossom Hill Road, L137, Los Gatos, CA 95032; by three sons: Thomas of Lafayette, Russell of San Jose, and Avery of Carlsbad; and by nine grandchildren.  The memorial service will be held on Monday, November 22 at 2 p.m., at the Los Gatos United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lee Neish will preside.    Dwight and Eloise Kintner served in the Central Texas and New ...

Waunita Walker

10/1/2010
Waunita Walker, surviving spouse of the Rev. Carl Walker, died on Friday, October 1, 2010. She is survived by two daughters: Leila McGowan of Sunnyvale, and Doris Britschgi of Campbell; and by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 763 Bamboo Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.  A memorial service is planned for Friday, November 5 at 1 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chico. The Rev. David Vallelunga will preside.    Carl and Waunita Walker ...

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