Obituaries


Thomas Layne

1/26/2017
Thomas Layne                           December 1, 1938 – January 26, 2017
                         
Thomas Layne, widower of Retired pastor Linda Layne, died January 26, 2017.  He is survived by his sons, Jim and Rich Layne; and daughter; Desiree Friederici; Linda’s children Doug Cates, Laurel Cates, Ginger Staton, Justin Perry, Alisha Perry and Jenna Perry.
 
Pastor Layne served Pine Grove-Odell, Fruitland, Nehalem Bay and Milwaukie St. Paul in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2010.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 29455 SE Burnett Road, Eagle Creek, OR  97022. (503) 637-3877.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s memory to your local humane society or the ALCU.
 
Friends may contact Cara Layne at 8355 Hidden Valley Circle, Fair Oaks, CA, 95628 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Jeanie Stoppel

1/23/2017
Jeanie Stoppel                            October 19, 1930 – January 23, 2017
                         
Retired pastor Jeanie Stoppel, died January 23, 2017.  She is survived by her husband Ernest.
 
Pastor Stoppel served at the Reedsport, Vale and Cherry Park Churches in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2001.
 
A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1090 Berntzen Road, Eugene, OR  97402. (541) 688-9271.
 
Friends may contact Ernest Stoppel at PO Box 275, Elmira, OR, 97437 for condolences or more information.
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Eugene Lamb

1/11/2017
Eugene Lamb                             February 9, 1927 – January 11, 2017
                         
Retired pastor, Eugene Lamb, died January 11, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Lamb.
 
Pastor Lamb served at Yakima, Spokane: Lloyd, Vancouver, and Division of Chaplains in the Pacific Northwest Conference; Canby and Division of Chaplains in the Oregon-Idaho Conference; Norcross: First in the North Georgia Conference. He retired in 1992.
 
A memorial service was held January 16, 2017 in Georgia.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Board of Global Ministries by visiting www.umcmission.org.
 
Friends may contact Myrtle Lamb at 749 Jacoby Dr., Loganville, GA, 30052 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Kjell Knutsen

11/23/2016

Kjell Knutsen                            July 24, 1928 – November 23, 2016
                         
Retired pastor Kjell Knutsen, died November 23, 2016.  He is survived by his wife Debbie and son Svend.
 
Pastor Knutsen served in the Norway Conference; Trinity Conference Malaysia; he also served Emmett/Sweet in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1994.
 
Friends may contact Debbie Knutsen at 8092 W. San Fernando Court, Boise, ID, 83704 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 
 

Flora "Bee" Hall

10/30/2016
Flora “Bee” Hall                        May 23, 1923 – October 30, 2016
                         
Retired pastor Flora “Bee” Hall, died October 30, 2016. She is survived by her wife Winifred Thomas and children, Lenore, H. Lark, Scott and April; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Winnie’s children: Paul, Rhoda, Mary, Bruce, Jean, Winnie, Farai, Carol; twenty-seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Flora “Bee” was preceded in death by Tsitsi
 
Reverend Hall served Clatskanie, Wilshire and Stayton in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 1990.
 
The memorial service will be held Sunday November 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Portland First United Methodist Church at 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon 97201. (503) 228-3195.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Black College Fund, the National Museum of American Indian, or a social justice cause of your choice.
 
Friends may contact Winifred Thomas at 12705 SE River Road #601E, Portland, OR 97222 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Doris McConnell

10/4/2016

Doris McConnell                       December 11, 1931 – October 4, 2016
                       
 
Doris McConnell, widow of retired pastor Bruce McConnell, died October 4, 2016.  She is survived by her daughters Mary Lynn, Marla Kay; son John Mark and daughter Laura.
 
Reverend McConnell served Erie in the Rocky Mountain Conference; Amity, John Day, Salem Morningside, Beaverton, Southern District Superintendent, Executive Director, Western Small Membership/Town and Country Project, Eugene, Executive Director, Western Small Membership/Town & Country Project, Filer, Idaho and La Grande United Methodist Church in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1992.
 
 A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
 
Friends may contact the family through Mark McConnell at 2403 Mills Ln., Forest Grove, OR  97116, or phone 971-217-0777.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Dorothy Groves

9/18/2016
Dorothy Groves                       June 18, 1924 – September 18, 2016
                         
Dorothy Groves, widow of retired pastor Meredith Groves, died September 18, 2016.  She is survived by sons Jay, David and Alan, daughter, Linda Crenshaw; and five grandchildren.
 
Reverend Groves served Boise First, Eugene First, Albany and Canby in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1991.
 
The date and time for a memorial service have not been determined.
 
Friends may contact Linda Crenshaw at 2442 Kentia St., Oxnard, CA  93036-8509.
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Paul Pike

8/22/2016
Paul Pike        September 14, 1926 – August 22, 2016
                         
Retired pastor Paul Pike died August 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife June and two daughters; Sarah Striggow and Beth Swanson; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
Reverend Pike served Walla Walla and Division of Chaplains in the Pacific NW Conference. He served Mountain Home, Division of Chaplains and as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1978.
 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at Grace Community Covenant Church, 5501 Wiggins Road SE, Olympia, WA. (360) 491-8954.
 
Friends may contact June Pike at 1835 Circle Lane SE #102, Lacey, WA 98503 for condolences or more information.
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Daniel Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Doris Lavely

8/10/2016
Doris Lavely                            May 22, 1924 – August 10, 2016
                         
Doris Lavely, widow of retired pastor William “Bill” Lavely, died August 10, 2016.  She is survived by her children, Diane, Stephen and Linda; six grandchildren and 7 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her son Richard and one infant grandson.
 
Reverend Lavely served Omaha Ames Avenue, South Sioux City-Bools in the Nebraska Conference. In the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, Rev. Lavely served Toledo/Siletz, Portland: University Park, Grants Pass, Rogue Valley Group Ministry, Salem: Trinity, Milwaukie St. Paul’s, Portland Job Corp Center. He retired in 1986 and died 2010.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday September 9th at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR. (503) 228-3195
 
Friends may contact Linda & Mark Kildow at 405 Patricia Drive, Gladstone, OR 97027, for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Eloise Thompson

6/19/2016
Eloise Thompson        July 25, 1921 – June 19, 2016
                         
Eloise Thompson, widow of retired pastor James Thompson, died June 19, 2016. She is survived by two sons; Donald and David; and four grandchildren.
 
Reverend Thompson served Lake Lindsay Blanton Circuit in the Florida Conference; Sweet Home, Bend, Conference Council Staff, Salem: Trinity and Woodburn in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1984.
 
A garden party/ memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday July 9th, 2016 at 331 S. Columbia Drive. Woodburn, OR.
 
Friends may contact Donald Thompson at 20876 King David Ave., Bend, OR  97702 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

David Jenkins

6/4/2016
David Jenkins                   April 4, 1953 – June 4, 2016
                         
Retired pastor David Jenkins died June 4, 2016. He is survived by his brother Justin, sisters Nancy and Linda and partner of 10 years, Sam.
 
Reverend Jenkins served Tigard United Methodist Church in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He also worked at Portland First as lay staff. He retired in 2015.
 
The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 25th at Tigard United Methodist Church, 9845 SW Walnut Pl, Tigard, OR  97223. (503) 639-3181.
 
Friends may contact Sam Little at 6719 N. Salem Ave., Portland, Oregon 97203 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Carolann Walters

5/24/2016
Carolann Walters                         December 22, 1930 – May 24, 2016
                         
Carolann Walters, wife of retired pastor Eugene Walters, died May 24, 2016.  She is survived by her husband, Eugene; sons Daniel and Steven; daughter, Jeannine Christensen; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Walters served Jersey City Linden-Avenue in the Greater New Jersey Conference; Vermont Hills in the Oregon-Idaho Conference; Fairbanks First and Anchorage First in the Alaska Conference; Aloha, Springfield: Ebbert Memorial, Portland: Christ Church, Carus/Marquam in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1995.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to U.M.W. Missions, First United Methodist, Vancouver Washington.
 
The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the First United Methodist Church. 401 E.
33rd Street, Vancouver, Washington. (360) 693-5881.
 
Friends may contact Eugene Walters at 16500 SE 1st Unit 99, Vancouver, WA 98684 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Lucile Hines

5/22/2016
Lucile Hines             October 3, 1915 – May 22, 2016
                         
Lucile Hines, widow of retired pastor Walter Hines, died May 22, 2016.  She is survived by daughters, Edith and Neva; nine grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Eldon.
 
Reverend Hines served Yuma-Jose and Niwot in the Rocky Mountain Conference; Marquette in the Nebraska Conference; Elberton, Pacific Northwest Superintendent and Seattle Green Lake in the Pacific Northwest Conference; Port Alberta, Conference Superintendent, Philomath and Tri-Center Homes Inc. in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1973.
 
Donations can be made to the Benton County Hospice Service, 2350 NW Professional Dr. Corvallis, Oregon 97330.
 
A memorial service was previously held.
 
Friends may contact Edith Keenan at 3304 125th Avenue NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Margaret Robinson

4/19/2016
Margaret Robinson            February 12, 1924 – April 19, 2016
                         
Margaret Robinson, widow of retired pastor Eric Robinson, died April 19, 2016.  She is survived by daughters, Ann and Susan; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Robinson served Portland: Errol Heights, Portland: Centenary-Wilbur, Trafco Portland: Centenary-Wilbur, Boring, Portland Council of Churches, World Peace Committee, Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation and Cornelius in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1977.
 
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27th at Corvallis First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, Oregon 97330.
 
Friends may contact Ann Robinson at 3970 NW Elizabeth Place, Corvallis, Oregon 97330 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Robert Deal

3/31/2016
Robert Deal                      February 13, 1919 – March 31, 2016
                         
Retired pastor Robert Deal, died March 31, 2016. He is survived by his wife Barbara.
 
Reverend Deal served Denver Emanuel in the Rocky Mountain Conference; Portland: First, Chaplain in the United States Navy, Menninger Foundation in Topeka Kansas; Director of Religious Activities, United States International University, California Western Campus in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1972.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
Friends may contact Barbara Deal at 125 Storm Way, Crescent City, CA 95531 for condolences or more information
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Charles McCarthy

3/18/2016

Charles McCarthy                        September 2, 1929 – March 18, 2016
                         
Retired pastor Charles McCarthy, died March 18, 2016. He is survived by his wife Loraine and sons David and Mark.
 
Reverend McCarthy served Lyons, Willamina/Grand Ronde, Eugene: First, Seaside, Grants Pass, Springfield: Ebbert, Southern District Superintendent and McMinnville in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1994.
 
The memorial service will be held Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Eugene. 1376 Olive Street, Eugene, Oregon 97401. (541) 345-8764.
 
Friends may contact Loraine McCarthy at 1063 Leigh Street, Eugene, OR 97401 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Bruce Bourrie

3/15/2016
Bruce Bourrie                          March 1, 1949 – March 15, 2016
                         
Bruce Bourrie, husband of lay assigned pastor Susan Peeples died March 15, 2016.  He is survived by his wife Sue.
 
Pastor Sue and Bruce serve Union United Methodist Church in the Oregon – Idaho Conference.
 
A memorial service will be held Friday, April, 1 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Union United Methodist Church, 667 N. Main Street, Union, Oregon (541) 562-5848.
 
Friends may contact Sue Peeples at PO Box 603, Union, Oregon 97883-0603.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

James Thompson

2/23/2016
James Thompson                       May 25, 1920 – February 22, 2016
                         
Retired pastor James Thompson, died February 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Eloise, and two sons; Donald and David; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Reverend Thompson served Lake Lindsay Blanton Circuit in the Florida Conference; Sweet Home, Bend, Conference Council Staff, Salem: Trinity and Woodburn in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1984.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 5th, 2016 at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Dr. Woodburn, OR. (503) 982-2891
 
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Marion Polk Food Share, 1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE, Salem, OR 97301.
 
Friends may contact Donald Thompson at 20876 King David Ave., Bend, OR  97702 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Dorothy Wallace

2/18/2016
Dorothy Wallace                          February 23, 1918 – February 18, 2016
                         
Dorothy Wallace, widow of retired pastor John Wallace, died February 18, 2016. 
 
Reverend Wallace served Avalon, Oaklyn, Hurfville, Mantua, Collingswood: First, Trenton: Hamilton Avenue, Beverly and Haddonfield in the Southern New Jersey Conference; Anthon-Rock Branch, Charles City and Harlan Monroe in the Iowa Conference, Twin Falls and Portland: Vermont Hills in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1986.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Benjamin Owre

2/17/2016
Benjamin Owre                          June 1, 1925 – February 17, 2016
                         
Retired pastor Benjamin Owre, died February 17, 2016. He is survived by his children and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene.
 
Reverend Owre served La Moille Church in the Northern Illinois Conference; Portland: Lincoln Street, Gardiner, Portland: Woodlawn/Hughes Memorial, Sheridan/Willamina, Sherwood and West Salem in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1987.
 
The memorial service will be held Friday May 27th at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon 97201. (503) 228-3195
 
Friends may contact Suzanne Womack at 7530 NE Sacramento Street, Portland, Oregon 97213 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Lois Corl

2/5/2016
Lois Corl                         December 30, 1929 – February 5, 2016
                         
Lois Corl, widow of retired pastor Sidney Corl, died February 5, 2016.  She is survived by daughters, Cydney Hill, Cathleen Wollen and Keri Weiland and sons, Calvin & Keith Corl. Lois was preceded in death by her son, Christopher.
 
Reverend Corl served Hingham Iverness-Krem, Polson, Lake County Youth Home, Ministry to Society and Billings First in the Yellowstone Conference; Rainer and Portland: West Portland in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1994.
 
A memorial service was held earlier.
 
Friends may contact Kerri Weiland, 14511 SW Cornerstone Lane, Sherwood, Oregon 97140 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Balcomb, Hazel

1/29/2016
Hazel Balcomb                            January 26, 1921 – January 29, 2016
                       
Hazel Balcomb, widow of retired pastor Ray Balcomb, died January 29, 2016.  She is survived by four children: Bernice Lincicum , Rosemary Schulte, Gene Balcomb and Scott Balcomb; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Hazel was preceded in death by her daughter, Joanne Balcomb.
 
Reverend Balcomb served churches in Massachusetts as a student; Portland: Sellwood, Medford, Corvallis, Portland: First and as the Metro District Superintendent in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1988.
 
The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th at Portland First United Methodist Church. 1838 SW Jefferson Street Portland, Oregon. (503) 228-3195.
 
Friends may contact Gene & Marcey Balcomb at 3106 NE 7th Ave., Portland, OR 97212 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Ledden, Barbara

1/22/2016
Barbara Ledden                           July 29, 1924 – January 22, 2016
                       
Barbara Ledden, wife of retired pastor Robert Ledden, died January 22, 2016.  She is survived by her husband, Bob, four children: Sue Ann Strong, Deborah Strong, Cynthia Harris and Marc Strong; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by a daughter Terry and a son Robert.
 
Reverend Ledden served Peninsula-Seaford, Perryville-Asbury in West New York-Marilla Conference; Stevenson, Orofino-Cavendish in the Pacific Northwest Conference; Zwolle-Converse-Noble in the Louisiana Conference; Aberdeen/American Falls, Coquille, John Day/Prairie City, Odell/Pine Grove, Cave Junction/Wilderville in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1999. He served Falls City and Grande Ronde in retirement.
 
The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the McMinnville United Methodist Church. 544 NE 2nd St., McMinnville, Oregon. (503) 472-5622.
 
Friends may contact Robert Ledden at 2900 NE Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Layne, Linda

1/9/2016
Linda Layne                               April 12, 1941 – January 9, 2016
                       
 
Retired pastor Linda Layne died January 9, 2016.  She is survived by her husband Thomas; six children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
Reverend Layne served Pine Grove-Odell, Fruitland/Nyssa, Nehalem Bay and Milwaukie St. Paul in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2010.
 
The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30th at the Community Church of Sandy. 39290 Scenic Street, Sandy, Oregon. (503) 668-4543
 
Friends may contact Thomas Layne at PO Box 160, Brightwood, OR 97011 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Loftus, Laurence

12/30/2015
Laurence Loftus                        April 10, 1931 – December 30, 2015
                         
Retired pastor Laurence Loftus died December 30, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Katherine Loftus; sons Jim, Dan and Robert; and daughters  Laurianne, Sharon and Kate; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 
Reverend Loftus served Tualatin, Sweet Home, Portland First, Fremont, Metzger, Oak Grove and Lostine Presbyterian in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1996.
 
The memorial service will be held Sunday January 10th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the LaGrande Presbyterian Church, 1308 Washington Ave., LaGrande, Oregon 97850. (541) 963-5114
 
Friends may contact Kate Loftus at 64707 Lostine River Road, Lostine, OR  97857 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Uecker, Mary Jo

12/11/2015
Mary Jo Uecker                      October 1, 1925 – December 11, 2015
                         
Mary Jo Uecker, widow of retired pastor Lloyd Uecker died December 11, 2015.  She is survived by her sons Jeffry and Joel; and two grand-daughters.
 
During their marriage, Mary Jo supported Lloyd in his ministry at Pomona in the California-Pacific Conference; Spokane First in the Pacific Northwest Conference; Salem Englewood, Portland: Ladd, Portland: Greater, Portland: Tabor, Tabor Heights, Medford and Forest Grove  in the Oregon – Idaho Conference before his retirement in 1986.
 
A celebration of life will be held Sunday January 10th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church, 30685 NW Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR. (503) 648-9573.
 
Friends may contact Jeffry Uecker at 954 NE Delsey Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

11/23/2015
Death Notice
Sidney Harris            May 8, 1948 -November 23, 2015
                         
Retired pastor Sidney Harris died November 23, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Debra Harris; son Ryan Harris.
 
Reverend Harris served Hagerman, Stayton, West Salem and Capitol Hill in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 2013.
 
The date and time for a memorial service have not been determined.
 
Friends may contact Debra Harris at 5300 Parkview Dr. Apt 1026, Lake Oswego, OR  97035 for condolences or more information.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

9/21/2015
Gary Ross                 August 5, 1940 – September 21, 2015
                         
Retired pastor Gary Ross died September 21, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Ernestine; sons Mark, Kerry and Kelly; daughter Lisa; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Ross served Garden Home, Madras, Oregon City and Crossroads in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 2013.
 
A celebration of life will be held Friday, October 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Crossroads United Methodist Church, 131 Syringa Ave., Kimberly, Idaho 83341. (208) 423-4311.
 
The family suggests memorials be given in Gary’s name to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon or the Crossroads United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be given to the funeral chapel staff or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, PO Box 1142, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303.
 
Friends may contact Ernestine Ross at 950 Kelly Ave., Kimberly, Idaho 83341.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 
CCEF

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

9/21/2015
Robert “Bob” Garver                    November 14, 1927 – September 21, 2015
                         
Robert Garver, husband of lay assigned pastor Kaye Garver died September 21, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Kaye; and children Jeffrey, Julie and Rex.
 
Pastor Kaye and Bob served Joseph and Wallowa United Methodist Churches in the Oregon – Idaho Conference.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Wallowa United Methodist Church, 679 S.W. Main, Wallowa, Oregon (541) 886-6444.
 
Friends may contact Kaye Garver at PO Box 1033, Joseph, Oregon 97846-1033.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

9/5/2015
Gladys Colburn                   May 5, 1924 – September 5, 2015
                         
Gladys Colburn, wife of retired pastor Donald Colburn died September 5, 2015.  She is survived by her husband Don; daughters, Mia Schurman, Katrina Berg, Marta Colburn and Lara Colburn; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
 
During their marriage, Gladys supported Don in his ministry at Metzger, St. Helens, Silverton, Cedar Mill: Christ, Forest Grove, Montavilla and Epworth in the Oregon – Idaho Conference before his retirement in 1989. In addition, Gladys worked at the Conference Office from 1978-1989 as Director of the Media Center.
 
A memorial service will be held Monday September 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist, 3915 SE Steele St., Portland, OR. (503) 777-3901.
 
Friends may contact Don Colburn at 6406 SE Woodward St., Portland, OR  97206-1959.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
CCEF
 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

9/4/2015
Denis Lawrence                  August 22, 1943 – September 4, 2015
                         
Retired pastor Denis Lawrence died September 4, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Victoria; sons Dana and Eric; and three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
 
Reverend Lawrence served Estacada, Lake Oswego and at Marylhurst University in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 2005.
 
The memorial service will be Saturday October 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tualatin Untied Methodist Church, 20200 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, Oregon (503)692-1820.
 
Friends may contact Victoria Sparks at 6448 SW Dawn St. Lake Oswego, OR  97035.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Groves, Meredith

8/24/2015
Meredith Groves
September 24, 1925 – August 24, 2015

                         
Retired pastor Meredith Groves died August 24, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy; sons Jay, David and Alan; and daughter, Linda Crenshaw; and five grandchildren.
 
Reverend Groves served Boise First, Eugene First, Albany and Canby in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1991.
 
The memorial service will be Saturday November 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Salem First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem, Oregon (503)364-6709.
 
Friends may contact Linda Crenshaw at 2442 Kentia St., Oxnard, CA  93036-8509.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

CCEF

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

7/30/2015
Dolores Hinton                    January 9, 1932 – July 30, 2015
                         
Dolores, wife of retired pastor Raymond Hinton died July 30, 2015.  She is survived by her husband Ray; children, Linette Meshelle, John “Greg” Hinton and Roger Hinton; and seven grandchildren.
 
During their marriage, Dolores supported Ray in his ministry at Marquam, Clatskanie, Roseburg/Dillard-Winston, Camas Valley, Molalla/Clarkes and Veneta in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 2000.
 
A celebration of life will be held Friday August 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pringle Community Hall (Park), 606 Church Street SE, Salem, OR  97301.
 
Friends may contact Ray Hinton at 225 Palomino Drive, Eugene, OR 97401.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
CCEF
 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

6/30/2015
Raymond Thompson                      May 30, 1930 – June 30, 2015
                         
Retired pastor Raymond Thompson died June 30, 2015.  He is survived by his children, Tim Thompson, Terry Thompson and Tammy Martin; and step son Larry Strain; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Thompson served Apple Valley in the Oregon-Idaho Conference; Erie and Fort Collins Student Ministry in the Rocky Mountain Conference; Fruitland, Rupert, Boise:Whitney, Portland: Montavilla, Twin Falls and Caldwell in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1992.
 
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Twin Falls United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. East, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. (208) 733-5872.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church, 360 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls, ID  83301, or the American Cancer Society.
 
Friends may contact Tim Thompson for more information at 2372 Julie Lane, Twin Falls, ID  83301.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Death Notice

6/29/2015
Ruth LaRue              June 13, 1921 – June 29, 2015
                         
Ruth, wife of retired pastor Paul LaRue died June 29, 2015.  She is survived by her husband Paul; daughter Kristi Voth; sons Erik Vognild and Rolf Vognild; three step-children; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 
During their marriage, Ruth supported Paul in his ministry as Director of Habitat for Humanity, Portland and with the United Campus Christian Fellowship at Western Oregon State College in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1989. They served Falls City United Methodist in retirement.
 
A memorial service will be held Monday July 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Capital Manor Auditorium, 1955 Dallas Hwy NW, Salem, OR.
 
Friends may contact Paul LaRue at 1955 Dallas Hwy NW Apt 531, Salem, OR 97304.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
CCEF
 

Oregon-Idaho Death Notice

5/18/2015

Derald Eugene Lacey                     May 14, 1929 – May 18, 2015
 

Derald Lacey, widower of retired pastor Lavonne Lacey, died May 18, 2015.  He is survived by; son Andrew Lacey; and daughter Diana Lapp; and five grandchildren. Derald was preceded in death by his daughter Kathleen Bezinover.
 
Reverend and Mr. Lacey served Fossil United Methodist in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. She retired in 1991.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fossil United Methodist Church, 1004 Main Street, Fossil, Oregon 97830. (541) 763-4476.
 
Friends may contact the Lacey Family, PO Box 323, Fossil, Oregon 97830.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Lineberry, William "Bill"

5/7/2015
William “Bill” Lineberry               July 6, 1935 – May 7, 2015
                         
Retired pastor William Lineberry died May 7, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Ann; sons William and Donald; daughter Rosalind Barrus; and son Paul.
 
Reverend Lineberry served Alford, Akron-Havana, Castleberry, Skipperville and Satsunia in the Alabama-West Florida Conference; Emmett- Sweet, Blackfoot- Shelley, Portland: Pioneer, Lebanon, Rupert, McMinnville and Shoshone-Richfield and Crossroads in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1992.
 
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Crossroads United Methodist Church, 131 Syringa Ave., Kimberly, Idaho 83341. (208) 423-4311.
 
Friends may contact Ann Lineberry at 1365 Tara Street, Twin Falls, ID  83301.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 
CCEF
 

MConnell, Bruce

3/25/2015
Death Notice
 
Bruce McConnell                December 6, 1926 – March 25, 2015
                         
 
Retired pastor Bruce McConnell died March 25, 2015.  He is survived by his wife Doris; daughters Mary Lynn, Marla Kay; son John Mark and daughter Laura.
 
Reverend McConnell served Erie in the Rocky Mountain Conference; Amity, John Day, Salem Morningside, Beaverton, Southern District Superintendent, Executive Director, Western Small Membership/Town and Country Project, Eugene, Executive Director, Western Small Membership/Town & Country Project, Filer, Idaho and La Grande United Methodist Church in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1992.
 
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 SE Rupert Drive, Oak Grove, Oregon 97267. (503) 654-3161.
 
 
Friends may contact Mary Lynn McConnell for more information at 1068 11th Street, Astoria, OR  97103.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 
CCEF
 

Lacey, Lavonne (Vera)

2/6/2015
Lavonne (Vera) Lacey                   March 1, 1928 – February 6, 2015
                         
Retired pastor Lavonne Lacey died February 6, 2015.  She is survived by her husband Derald; son Andrew Lacey; and daughter Diana Lapp; and five grandchildren. Lavonne was preceded in death by her daughter Kathleen Bezinover.
 
Reverend Lacey served Fossil United Methodist in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. She retired in 1991.
 
A graveside service will be held Saturday February 14, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Fossil Oregon.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fossil United Methodist Church, 1004 Main Street, Fossil, Oregon 97830. (541) 763-4476.
 
 Friends may contact Derald Lacey, PO Box 323, Fossil, Oregon 97830.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Anderson, Elam

12/29/2014
Elam Anderson                     July 8, 1926, – December 29, 2014
 
Retired pastor Elam Anderson died on December 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife Jean and sons Mark, Stephen, Jonathan, James and David; and many grandchildren, including foster and step-grandchildren.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Anderson served North Charlestown W. Unity and Salem Pleasant in the New England Conference; Filer, Emmett/Sweet, Philomath- Alsea, Harrisburg/ Coburg, Monroe and Halsey/Shedd in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1991.
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls St., McMinnville, Oregon.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer

Powers, Edward St. John (Jack)

12/29/2014
Edward St. John (Jack) Powers                May 21, 1922 – December 29, 2014
                         
Retired pastor Edward (Jack) Powers died December 29, 2014.  He is survived by his wife, June; children, Jeffrey Powers and Julie Powers Aalbers; and four grandchildren.
 
Reverend Powers began his ministry in 1961 at Asbury UMC in the Nebraska Conference then served Cherry Park, The Dalles, Coos Bay, Monmouth and Christ Church in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1987.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Capitol Manor, 1955 Salem-Dallas Hwy, Salem OR 97301.
 
Memorial gifts can be directed to the Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp, c/o First United Methodist Church of Salem, 600 State Street, Salem, OR 97301.
 
Condolences may be sent to Julie Powers Aalbers, 597 SW Birdsdale Drive, Gresham, OR 97080.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
CCEF

Drake, Grace

11/22/2014
Grace Drake                 October 16, 1920 – November 22, 2014
                       
 
Retired pastor Grace Drake died November 22, 2014.  She is survived by her children, Susan Ferguson, Douglas Drake, Gwen Drake and Richard Drake; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Drake served Union/North Powder, Filer and Ashton in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. She retired in 1986.
 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., at Heppner United Methodist Church, 175 Church Street, Heppner, Oregon 97836. (541) 676-9224.
 
Memorial gifts can be directed to Heppner United Methodist Church or Ontario United Methodist Church.
 
 
Friends may contact Gwen Drake 1080 Heathrow Drive, Eugene, OR  97402.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 
CCEF

Zickefoose, Sandra

11/7/2014
Sandra Zickefoose                     May 4, 1947 – November 7, 2014
 
Sandra Zickefoose wife of retired Pastor Michael Cowan died November 7, 2014.  She is survived by her husband, Michael; son Timothy Zickefoose; daughter Jessica Arone; step daughter Hannah Passman; and four grandchildren.
 
Reverend Cowan and Mrs. Zickefoose served Katonah in the New York Conference; Willamette, Hughes Memorial/Woodlawn and Aloha in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 2012.
 
A private memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. November 23, 2014 in Portland.  A public memorial service will be held December 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Riviera United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, California.
 
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to The August Wilson Red Door Project.
 
Friends may contact Michael Cowan at 8056 SW 4th, Portland, OR  97219.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer

Wetzel, J. Robert

10/6/2014
J. Robert Wetzel                     August 8, 1919 – October 6, 2014
 
Retired pastor J. Robert Wetzel died on October 6, 2014. He is survived by his daughters Pamela Moore and Deborah Wetzel; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Wetzel.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Wetzel served Spokane: Lingerwood and Seattle: First in the Pacific Northwest Conference; Eugene, Florence, Dallas, Albany, Portland: Mocks Crest, Cascade College and Cook Publishing in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1977.
 
 Friends may contact Pamela Moore at 302 N. Ridge View Drive, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer

Norman, Bonnie

10/3/2014
Bonnie Norman                     August 12, 1929 – October 3, 2014
 
Bonnie Norman, widow of retired pastor Willard Norman, died on October 3, 2014. She is survived by daughter, Trina Norman; son, Doug Norman; daughter, Alicia Gardin and son, Peter Norman; and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Norman served Tualatin, Drain, Portland: Garden Home, Silverton, St. Helens, Albany – Associate and Amity/McCabe in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1986.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. October 24, 2014 at Buell Chapel, 320 N 6th Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477. (541) 747-1266.
 
Friends may contact Peter Norman at 3329 Marvin Dr., Eugene, OR  97404.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer

Smith, June

9/27/2014
June Smith                      June 17, 1924 – September 27, 2014
 
June Smith, wife of retired pastor James Smith, died on September 27, 2014. She is survived by her husband; daughter Roxann; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. June was preceded in death by two sons, Bryan and Roger.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Smith served Roxbury in the Kansas West Conference; Waldwick Circuit in the Wisconsin Conference; Willamina/Grande Ronde, Lake Oswego, Portland: Patton Central, Portland: Rose City Park, Idaho Falls: St. Pauls and Oregon City in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1985.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. October 16, 2014 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 SE Rupert Drive, Oak Grove, Oregon, 97267. (503) 654-3161.
 
Friends may contact James Smith at 13505 SE River Road #322, Portland, Oregon, 97222.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer
 
 
 
 
CCEF

Norman, Willard

8/21/2014
Willard Norman                     March 25, 1921 – August 21, 2014
 
Retired pastor Willard Norman died on August 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Norman; daughter Trina Norman; son Doug Norman; daughter Alicia Gardin and son Peter Norman; and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Norman served Tualatin, Drain, Portland: Garden Home, Silverton, St. Helens, Albany – Associate, Amity/McCabe in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1986.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. August 28, 2014 at Buell Chapel, 320 N 6th Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477. (541) 747-1266.
 
Friends may contact Peter Norman at 3329 Marvin Dr., Eugene, OR  97404.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer
 
 
 

Knotts, Marjorie

8/5/2014
Marjorie Knotts                      December 11, 1919 - August 5, 2014
 
Marjorie Knotts widow of Pastor J. Ross Knotts died August 5, 2014.  She is survived by her daughter; Alice Knotts; son Joseph Knotts; and two granddaughters.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Knotts served the Odell Pine Grove, Portland: St. Johns, Bend, Ashland, Springfield: Ebbert, Shady Grove St. Luke, Upper Rogue, Medford First Associate, Medford First and Medford  United Methodist Church in the Oregon – Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1978.
 
A memorial service will be held Sunday August 10, 2014, at Rogue Valley Manor Auditorium, 1200 Mira Mar Ave., Medford, OR, (541) 857-7214 at 1:00 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the “Knott’s Family Campership Fund” and sent to Camp Latgawa at 13250 S. Fork Little Butte Creek Road, Eagle Point, OR  97524.
 
Friends may contact Alice Knotts at PO Box 19291, San Diego, CA  92159.
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer
 
CCEF

Nelson, Annette

7/30/2014
Annette Nelson                     March 25, 1937 – July 30, 2014
 
Annette Nelson wife of retired Pastor Gerald Nelson died July 30, 2014.  She is survived by her husband, Gerald; sons Kenneth and Daniel Nelson.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Nelson served Littleton Colorado United Methodist Church in the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference; Pratum, Sherwood, Medford First Associate, Myrtle Point, Roseburg Associate/Dillard/Winston, Roseburg Associate/Dillard Tenmile, Baker/Haines, Hood River and Coquille charges in the
Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1996.
 
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. August 3, 2014 at McMinnville United Methodist Church, 544 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128. (503) 472-5622.
 
Friends may contact Gerald Nelson at 775 NE 27th St., #102, McMinnville, OR  97128
 
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
Belinda Denicola, Conference Treasurer & Benefits Officer
 
CCEF

Hand, James

6/11/2014
James Hand                     June 3, 1925 – June 11, 2014
 
Retired Pastor James Hand died June 11, 2014.  He is survived by his wife, Jean; son David Hand; daughter, Sarah Murphy; and five grandchildren.
 
Reverend and Mrs. Hand served the Coden-Irvington-Heron Bay, Mount Vernon, Livingston and Citronelle charges in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference; and a Professor at Willamette University in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1990.
 
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. August 9, 2014 at Capitol Manor, 1995 Dallas Highway NW, Salem, Oregon, 97304. (503) 967-3086.
 
Gifts in James’ memory may be directed to any of the following: The Capitol Manor Foundation, First United Methodist Church, Salem; St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Salem.
 
Friends may contact Jean Hand, 368 Lower La Vista Court NW, Salem, OR  97304.
 
Grant Hagiya, Bishop
William Mullette-Bauer, Director of Stewardship and Finance
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