obituaries

Rev. Claude Friesen

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. David MacMurdo

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. Dean Moore

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. Dennis M. Taber

Pastor Dennis M. Taber died on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Kay Harrison Taber, and by two daughters: Joanna Taber of New York City, and Caroline Taber of Sacramento. Condolences to the family may be sent to the Taber home at 5840 Da Vinci Way, Sacramento, CA 95835.  The memorial service was held on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 11 a.m., at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento. The Rev. Faith Whitmore presided, along with the Rev. Blake Busick and the Rev. Jerry...

Rev. Donald Kuhn

Retired pastor Donald Kuhn died on Thursday, August 26, 2010. He is survived by two daughters: Kathleen Prokupek of Pt. Reyes Station and Karen Kuhn of Oakland. Condolences to the family may be sent to P.O. Box 371, Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956.  The memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 25 at 3 p.m., at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church in Oakland. The Rev. Mary Elyn Bahlert will preside.   A short gathering is planned for 2:30 p.m., before the service.      Don Kuhn originally...

Rev. Edgar Nelson

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.

Rev. Elbert Hoffman

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...

Rev. George Weber

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: ...

Rev. Glenn Fuller

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 ...

Rev. Gordon Fairchild

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 ...

Rev. Harry Shaner

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. ...

Rev. J. Donald Zerbe

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 ...

Rev. James Corson

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. James E. Alexander

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 ...

Rev. John Broad

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. John Chow

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.

Rev. John Kimbell

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. Laurence Morley

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. Lee Williamson

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. Marilyn Ray

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...

Rev. Paul Giddings

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. Paul Williamson

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 ...

Rev. Philip Greer

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. Richard Kendall

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 ...

Rev. Robert Clazie

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. Robert Hawthorne

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. Vernon Gunckel

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 ...

Rev. Wayne Kessel

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. William Wheeler

Retired pastor William Wheeler died on Thursday, September 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Joan Wheeler, who resides at 159 Caldwell Circle, Colusa, CA 95932; four daughters: Lisa Weir of Marysville, Linda Wright of Fresno, and Suzie Hargadon and Nancy Careaga, both of Woodland; and by 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Colusa. The Rev. Karen Watson will preside.    ...

Rita Tanner

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 ...

Ruth Peelor

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...

Seda Suzuki

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 ...

Shirley Read

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

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 ...

Tobina Dalton

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...

Velma Lord

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 ...

Waunita Walker

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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