obituaries

Rev. James E. Alexander

2/20/2010
Retired pastor, the Rev. James E. Alexander died on Saturday, February 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Ann Lacy, who resides at 3 E. Janice, #203, Yukon, OK 73099; by three children: James Alexander of San Diego, Michele Lee of Vacaville, and Marsha Alexander of Vacaville; and by three grandchildren.  A memorial service was held on February 24, at the Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany, Oklahoma.    James Alexander served the Stockton: Central church; the Board of Discipleship from ...

Hazel Robertson

2/17/2010
Hazel Robertson, surviving spouse of the Rev. Thomas Robertson, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. She is survived by three children: Charlotte Bertrand of Volcano, California, Carolyn Giuliani of Richardson, Texas, and Dwight Robertson of Bakersfield, California; and by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to 1510 Jennifer Street, Richardson, TX 75082.    A funeral service was held on Monday, February 22,...

Madolyn Chandler

2/5/2010
Madolyn Chandler, the spouse of the Rev. Alfred Chandler, died on Friday, February 5, 2010. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 750 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn, CA 95603; by two children: Stephen Chandler of Auburn and Elaine Chandler of Aurora, CO; and by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m., at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn. The Rev. Barbara Smith presided.    Alfred and Madolyn Chandler ...

Rev. Edgar Nelson

1/23/2010
Retired pastor Edgar Nelson died on Saturday, January 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Marian Nelson, who resides at 1075 McCollum Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991.    A memorial service was held on Friday, January 29, at 12 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Yuba City. The Rev. Lois Black presided.    Edgar and Marian Nelson served the Oakland: Pioneer Memorial, Del Ray, Sonora, San Jose: St. Paul's, Mill Valley, and Yuba City: First churches before their retirement in 1985.

Elva Busher

1/20/2010
Elva Busher, surviving spouse of the Rev. Fred Busher, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at age 100. She is survived by three children and three step-children: James Busher of Vacaville, John Busher of San Francisco, Peter Busher of Newburyport, MA, Gareth Busher of Concord, Frederick Busher of Stockton, and Dorothy Carpenter of Oakley; and by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to 1922 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116.    A memorial ...

Seda Suzuki

1/9/2010
Seda Suzuki, the surviving spouse of the Rev. Lester Suzuki, died on Saturday, January 9, 2010. She is survived by three daughters: Irene Tekawa of Berkeley, Janet Brockmann of Hayward, and Marisa Suzuki of El Cerrito; by three grandchildren; and by four great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 547 Santa Clara Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707.    The memorial service was held on Sunday, January 24 at the Methodist United Church in Berkeley. Bishop Roy Sano and the Rev. Naomi ...

Rev. Wayne Kessel

12/3/2009
Retired pastor Wayne Kessel died on Thursday, December 3, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Kessel; by two children: Donald Kessel of Morgan Hill, and Linda Kessel Solis of San Jose; and by one grandchild. Condolences to the family may be sent to 359 Mayellen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m., at the Campbell United Methodist Church, the Rev. Alan Jones presiding.    Wayne Kessel served the Burlingame, Gilroy, San Jose: Alum ...

Rev. Vernon Gunckel

11/30/2009
Retired pastor Vernon Gunckel died on Monday, November 30, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Gunckel, who resides at 109 Olde Towne Place, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 4K9, Canada; by a child, Coretta Gotten; and by four grandchildren.    A memorial visitation was held on December 5, at the Ogden Funeral Home in Toronto.    Vernon Gunckel lived in Canada for many years, serving in ministry to the dying and bereaved.    Memorial gifts may be sent to Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, 2nd ...

Louise Iles

11/28/2009
Louise Iles, surviving spouse of the Rev. Dwight Iles, died on Saturday, November 28, 2009. She is survived by four children: John Iles of Phoenix, Arizona, Martha Worcester of Seattle, Washington, Mary Jane Hershey of Sonoma, California, and Sharon Sauer of Richmond, Virginia; and by 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.    A memorial service was held at the Haller Lake United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington.     Dwight Iles served in the ...

Charlene Barnes

11/27/2009
Charlene Barnes, surviving spouse of the Rev. Melvin Barnes, died on Friday, November 27, 2009. She is survived by seven children: Cynthia Myers of Sonora, Brenda Trapasso of Shingletown, Bill Barnes of Klamath, Cathy Gill of Linden, and Sandra Wright of Lodi, California, Claudia Kelley of Sisters, Oregon, and Patti Aslakson of Grants Pass, Oregon; by 22 grandchildren; and by 29 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Cynthia Myers at 745 Cielo Vista Way, Sonora, CA 95370. ...

Doris Ham

11/22/2009
Doris Ham, surviving spouse of the Rev. Chester Ham, died on Sunday, November 22, 2009. She is survived by three daughters: Doris Jarvis of Marysville, California, and Marilyn Gnehm and Theo Dumars, both of Wildwood, Florida; and by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 1720 Ellis Lake Drive, #1, Marysville, CA 95901.    The family plans no memorial service.    Chester and Doris Ham served the Escalon, San Jose: Willow Glen, and Richmond: St. ...

Velma Lord

11/20/2009
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 ...

Rev. George Weber

11/9/2009
Retired pastor George Weber died on Monday, November 9, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Weber, who resides at 4869 N. Harrison, No. 104, Fresno, CA 93704; by two children: Joel Weber of Clovis and Julia Kyger of Bahrain; and by four grandchildren.    A private memorial service will be held for the family.    George and Wilma Weber originally served the Kansas West and Oregon-Idaho Conferences before transferring to California-Nevada in 1959. In this Conference they served the Sunnyvale: ...

Jeannette Thurman

10/4/2009
Jeannette Thurman, surviving spouse of the Rev. Arthur Thurman, died on Sunday, October 4, 2009. She is survived by two children: Rachel Cowden of Citrus Heights and Janelia Thurman of Albany, and by five grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 845 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m., at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Berkeley. The Revs. Heather Hammer and Odette Lockwood-Stewart presided.    Arthur and ...

Rita Tanner

8/25/2009
Rita Tanner, surviving spouse of the Rev. Robert Tanner, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She is survived by four children: Susan Tanner-Dorn of Clinton, Iowa, Clark Tanner of Montrose, Colorado, and Fawn Bos and Robert Tanner of Clovis, California; and by 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 10517 E. Cedarwood Court, Clovis, CA 93619.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, August 29, at the New Hope Community Church in Clovis.    Robert ...

Tobina Dalton

8/25/2009
Tobina Dalton, spouse of the Rev. William Dalton, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 2120 Elmwood Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204; by five children: Marianna Al-Jundi of Sacramento, Jan Dalton of Traverse City, Michigan, Suzanne Dalton of Santa Barbara, Kathleen Bracho of Memphis, Tennessee, and George Dalton of Antioch, California; and by eight grandchildren.  The memorial service was held on Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m., at the Central United Methodist...

Rev. Gordon Fairchild

8/21/2009
Retired pastor Gordon Fairchild died on Friday, August 21, 2009, in Sacramento, California. He is survived by three children: Ginger Stimac of Sacramento, Randall Fairchild of Sacramento, and Martha Fairchild of Citrus Heights; and by four grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 5380 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m., at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento. The Revs. Faith Whitmore and Jerry ...

Ethel Adams

8/14/2009
Ethel Adams, surviving spouse of the Rev. Kenneth Adams, died on Friday, August 14, 2009. She is survived by three children: Tom Adams of Sacramento, Jon Adams of Fresno, and Beth Bolduc of Salt Lake City; by 10 grandchildren; and by 15 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 15 Newell Circle, Napa, CA 94558.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, August 29 at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Napa. The Rev. Doug Monroe presided.    Kenneth and Ethel ...

Rev. Lee Williamson

7/29/2009
Retired pastor Lee Williamson died on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Williamson, who resides at 29179 Delgado Road, Hayward, CA 94544; a son, Roy Williamson of Oroville, California; a daughter, V.J. Williamson of Concord, California; and by three grandchildren.     An informal memorial service with potluck was held on Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hayward. The Rev. John Chamberlin, Sarah Hubinsky Phelps, Katie Kandarian, ...

Rev. Robert Clazie

6/18/2009
Retired pastor Robert Clazie died on Thursday, June 18, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Lois Clazie, who resides at 827 Montrose Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95409.    The memorial service was held on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa, with The Revs. Greg Bergquist and Bill Marx presiding.    Bob Clazie served the Redwood Highway, Courtland, Eureka, Richmond: St. Luke's, San Mateo: First, South San Francisco: St. Paul's, Sacramento: Central, Oakland: St....

Rev. J. Donald Zerbe

5/19/2009
Retired pastor J. Donald Zerbe died on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. He is survived by three children: Richard Zerbe of Sutherlin, Oregon, Donald Zerbe of Roseburg, Oregon, and Elizabeth Marias of Kalispell, Montana; and by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Elizabeth Marias, 1004 Sixth Avenue, East, Kalispell, MT 59901.   At last report, the memorial service still was being planned for a future date.    Don Zerbe originally served in the West ...

Erna Bimson

5/17/2009
Erna Bimson, surviving spouse of the Rev. Richard Bimson, died on Sunday, May 17, 2009. She is survived by five children: Robert Bimson of Napa, California; Richard Bimson and Keith Bimson, both of Davis, California; Kent Bimson of Cape Canaveral, Florida; and Shirley Jake of Granite Bay, California; and by 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to Robert Bimson, 1126 Deerfield Drive, Napa, CA 94558.    The memorial ...

Alice Morley

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 ...

Bonnie Whitmore

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 United...

Charlene Barnes

Charlene Barnes, surviving spouse of the Rev. Melvin Barnes, died on Friday, November 27, 2009. She is survived by seven children: Cynthia Myers of Sonora, Brenda Trapasso of Shingletown, Bill Barnes of Klamath, Cathy Gill of Linden, and Sandra Wright of Lodi, California, Claudia Kelley of Sisters, Oregon, and Patti Aslakson of Grants Pass, Oregon; by 22 grandchildren; and by 29 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to Cynthia Myers at 745 Cielo Vista Way, Sonora, CA 95370. ...

Donald Hislop

Donald Hislop, CLayM pastor at Red Bluff UMC in the TUMM Co-op Parish, died on May 3, 2014.  Don worked side by side at Red Bluff UMC with his wife Kare, who directs the church’s music ministry.   They have two daughters, Victoria and Laurel.  Condolences to the family may be sent to Kare Hislop at 246 Beverley Ave, Red Bluff, CA 96080.    A memorial celebration of Don’s life will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at Red Bluff First Church of God located at 1005 S Jackson St. (at Luther...

Doris Ham

Doris Ham, surviving spouse of the Rev. Chester Ham, died on Sunday, November 22, 2009. She is survived by three daughters: Doris Jarvis of Marysville, California, and Marilyn Gnehm and Theo Dumars, both of Wildwood, Florida; and by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 1720 Ellis Lake Drive, #1, Marysville, CA 95901.    The family plans no memorial service.    Chester and Doris Ham served the Escalon, San Jose: Willow Glen, and Richmond: St. ...

Doris Tuffs

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 ...

Dorothy MacMurdo

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. ...

Dorothy Miller

Dorothy Miller, surviving spouse of the Rev. Melvin Miller, died on Thursday, February 25, 2010. She is survived by three children: John Miller of Pella, Iowa, Richard Miller of Borden, Indiana, and Barbara Olson of Citrus Heights; by a son-in-law, Ralph Gousha of Napa; and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 6109 Pinecreek Way, Citrus Heights, CA 95610.  A family graveside service will be held in Holland, Indiana.    Melvin and Dorothy Miller ...

Eloise Kintner

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 ...

Elva Busher

Elva Busher, surviving spouse of the Rev. Fred Busher, died on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at age 100. She is survived by three children and three step-children: James Busher of Vacaville, John Busher of San Francisco, Peter Busher of Newburyport, MA, Gareth Busher of Concord, Frederick Busher of Stockton, and Dorothy Carpenter of Oakley; and by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to 1922 Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116.    A memorial ...

Erna Bimson

Erna Bimson, surviving spouse of the Rev. Richard Bimson, died on Sunday, May 17, 2009. She is survived by five children: Robert Bimson of Napa, California; Richard Bimson and Keith Bimson, both of Davis, California; Kent Bimson of Cape Canaveral, Florida; and Shirley Jake of Granite Bay, California; and by 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to Robert Bimson, 1126 Deerfield Drive, Napa, CA 94558.    The memorial ...

Ethel Adams

Ethel Adams, surviving spouse of the Rev. Kenneth Adams, died on Friday, August 14, 2009. She is survived by three children: Tom Adams of Sacramento, Jon Adams of Fresno, and Beth Bolduc of Salt Lake City; by 10 grandchildren; and by 15 great-grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 15 Newell Circle, Napa, CA 94558.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, August 29 at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Napa. The Rev. Doug Monroe presided.    Kenneth and Ethel ...

Harlean Parshall

Harlean Parshall, spouse of the Rev. Joseph Parshall, died on Sunday, September 5, 2010. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 1092 Highlander Drive, Seaside, CA 93955; by three daughters: Jamie Moore of Palmdale, Lori Gompers of Rocklin, and Diana Cambas of Temecula, California; and by eight grandchildren.  The memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m., at the Church of the Oaks, 841 Rosita Road, Del Rey Oaks, CA. The Revs. Charles Anker and Bob Hellam will ...

Hazel Robertson

Hazel Robertson, surviving spouse of the Rev. Thomas Robertson, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. She is survived by three children: Charlotte Bertrand of Volcano, California, Carolyn Giuliani of Richardson, Texas, and Dwight Robertson of Bakersfield, California; and by eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.   Condolences to the family may be sent to 1510 Jennifer Street, Richardson, TX 75082.    A funeral service was held on Monday, February 22,...

James Vincent

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 ...

Janet Engle

Janet Engle, surviving spouse of the Rev. Irvin Engle, died on Thursday, July 15, 2010. She is survived by her niece, Phyllis Lauper, who resides at 2908 Oxbow Drive, Carson City, NV 89706.  The memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 1 at 3 p.m., at the Los Gatos United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lee Neish will preside.    Irvin Engle originally served in the California-Pacific Conference before transferring to California-Nevada in 1944. In this Conference he served the Redwood City, ...

Jeannette Thurman

Jeannette Thurman, surviving spouse of the Rev. Arthur Thurman, died on Sunday, October 4, 2009. She is survived by two children: Rachel Cowden of Citrus Heights and Janelia Thurman of Albany, and by five grandchildren. Condolences to the family may be sent to 845 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m., at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Berkeley. The Revs. Heather Hammer and Odette Lockwood-Stewart presided.    Arthur and ...

Leila Henderson

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 ...

Louise Iles

Louise Iles, surviving spouse of the Rev. Dwight Iles, died on Saturday, November 28, 2009. She is survived by four children: John Iles of Phoenix, Arizona, Martha Worcester of Seattle, Washington, Mary Jane Hershey of Sonoma, California, and Sharon Sauer of Richmond, Virginia; and by 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.    A memorial service was held at the Haller Lake United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington.     Dwight Iles served in the ...

M. Frances Bryans

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 ...

Madolyn Chandler

Madolyn Chandler, the spouse of the Rev. Alfred Chandler, died on Friday, February 5, 2010. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 750 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn, CA 95603; by two children: Stephen Chandler of Auburn and Elaine Chandler of Aurora, CO; and by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.    The memorial service was held on Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m., at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn. The Rev. Barbara Smith presided.    Alfred and Madolyn Chandler ...

Marilyn Pedersen

Marilyn Pedersen, spouse of the Rev. Ralph Pedersen, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. She is survived by her husband, who resides at 3400 Wagner Heights Road, #305, Stockton, CA 95209; by four children: Earl Pedersen of Messina, Sicily, Paul Pedersen of Tracy, David Pedersen of Lewisville, Colorado, and Don Pedersen of Tulare; and by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The memorial service was held on Friday, March 5 at 11 a.m., at the Central United Methodist Church in Stockton. ...

Mary Lee Goodwin

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 ...

Mary Takagi

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 ...

Ovidia Brackney

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 ...

Rev. Albert Myron Herrell

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 ...

Rev. Arthur Catterall

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 ...

Rev. Charles Tanner-Dorn

Charles Tanner-Dorn died on Friday, April 16, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Susan Tanner-Dorn, who resides at 1201 Woodlawn Avenue, Clinton, IA 52732; by four children: Krista Othon and Eric Krenz, both of Clinton, IA, Rainbow Odell of Fresno, and Gloria Jones of Temecula, CA; and by six granddaughters.   A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Clinton, Iowa.    Charles Tanner-Dorn served the Portola, Hanford, Selma: San Pablo, and Armona ...

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