Obituaries


Hodney, Virginia Delores

7/21/2018
Virginia Delores Hodney                                      June 21, 1933 - July 21, 2018
                         
Retired pastor, Delores Hodney, died July 21, 2018. She is survived by her sons, Ed and Don; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Hodney served at Warrenton and Elgin in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2000.
 
A private memorial service will be held in Eugene.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 SW Washington Street, Albany, OR 97321.
 
Friends may contact Ed Hodney at 2160 Cougar Ave. SW, Albany, OR  97321 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Bolen, Virgil

7/12/2018
Virgil Bolen                                              January 16, 1928 – July 12, 2018
                         
Pastor Virgil Bolen; died July 12, 2018. He is survived by his wife Diane and children; Linda, Kerry and Lin.
 
Pastor Bolen served at Boise: Whitney, Pocatello, Hermiston, Grants Pass: Newman, Salem-Trinity and Portland: Tabor Heights in the Oregon-Idaho Conference.
 
The memorial service was held in July.
 
Friends may contact Diane Bolen at 5635 Fruitland Road NE, Salem, OR  97317.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Hashimoto, Rayko

6/22/2018
Rayko Hashimoto                                      December 20, 1920 - June 22, 2018
                         
Rayko Hashimoto, widow of Retired Pastor, Hideo Hashimoto, died June 22, 2018. She is survived by daughters; Laury, Janice and Nancy; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Hashimoto served at Fresno Selma Reedley in the Cal-Nevada Conference; Northern Illinois Resettlement in the Pacific Northwest Conference, Cal-Pacific and Rocky Mountain Conferences; Western Colorado Circuit in the Rocky Mountain Conference; and Lewis and Clark College in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1976.
 
No service will be held.
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Dowrey, Catherine

6/4/2018
Catherine Dowrey                                     November 14, 1932 - June 4, 2018
                         
Cathy Dowrey, widow of Retired Pastor, Robert Dowrey, died June 4, 2018. She is survived by daughters; Leslie and Jennifer, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John.
 
Reverend Dowrey served at Medford, Rainier, Weston, Sutherlin/Wilbur, Wasco, Arlington, North Powder Union, Portland: Patton Central, Nehalem/Garibaldi, Nehalem Bay, Aberdeen/American Falls, Glenns Ferry/King Hill and Heppner in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1995.
 
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Dalles First United Methodist Church, 305 E. 11th Street, The Dalles, OR. (541) 296-4675
 
Friends may contact Leslie Gover, 14496 SE Vista Heights, Happy Valley, OR 97086 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Stuart Shaw

5/18/2018
Stuart Shaw                                   December 4, 1932 -  May 18, 2018
                         

Retired pastor, Stuart Shaw, died May 18, 2018. He is survived by his spouse, Donna, and children; Stanley, Eric, LaRae and Andre’.
 
Reverend Shaw served at Stayton, Portland: Vermont Hills, Portland: Laurelwood, Portland: Laurelwood/ Errol Heights, St. Helens, Monmouth: Christ’s Church Methodist/Presbyterian United, Director Wesley Foundation University of Oregon, North Bend, and Klamath Falls in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1998.
 
A memorial service for Rev. Shaw will be held Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Salem First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem, OR. (503) 364-6709
 
Friends may contact Donna Shaw, 3452 Lake Vanessa Circle, Salem, OR 97304 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Eun Soo Park

5/5/2018
Eun Soo Park                                  September 9, 1958 – May 5, 2018
                         
Rev. Eun Soo Park died unexpectedly May 5, 2018. He is survived by his spouse, Heather, and children Ae Joo Park of Boston, and Young Joo Park of Cornelius.
 
Rev. Park served at Beaverton: Grace Korean UMC and at Beaverton: Woori Korean New Start Church in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He also served as the Executive Director of the Oregon Korean Community Center in Beaverton.
 
A memorial service for Rev. Park will be held Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am at Portland Korean United Methodist Church, 18788 SW Pilkington Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
 
Friends may contact Heather Park at 7255 SW Hergert Rd., Cornelius, OR 97113 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Rena Doris Fletcher

4/22/2018
Rena Doris Fletcher                                  February 10, 1923 – April 22, 2018
                         
Rena Fletcher, widow of retired Pastor Thomas Fletcher, died April 22, 2018. She is survived by her children Patricia Ann, Richard Thomas and Susan Rene; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 
Pastor Fletcher served Eugene: Asbury, Wilshire, Tillamook, Vermont Hills and Hood River: Asbury churches in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. Reverend Fletcher also served churches in the Greater New Jersey and Rocky Mountain Conferences. He retired in 1990.
 
Friends may contact Susan Elliott at 1928 Long Creek Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC, 29487 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Elizabeth Liebman

3/11/2018
Elizabeth Liebman                                 May 17, 1934 – March 11, 2018
                         
Elizabeth Liebman, widow of retired Pastor Edward Liebman, died March 11, 2018. She is survived by her sons; Scott and Matthew and daughter Katherine.
 
Pastor Liebman served El Monte – Potereo Avenue in the Pacific and Southwest Conference; Longview in the Pacific Northwest Conference; Jefferson/Turner, Stayton, Eugene: Asbury, Portland: Garden Home, Seaside and Junction City churches in the Oregon Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1998.
 
A memorial service will be held at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College Street, Newberg, Oregon, on Saturday, April 14th, at 11:00 a.m.
 
Friends may contact Katherine Bouvia at 3344 NE 74th Ave., Portland, OR 97213 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer

Morrison, Susan

2/22/2018
Susan Morrison                                 January 30, 1939 - February 22, 2018
                         
Susan Morrison, wife of Retired Pastor, Bertram Williams, died February 22, 2018. She is survived by her husband Bertram and children; Beth, Jill, David and Sunder; and eight grandchildren.
 
Reverend Williams served a Missionary in the Illinois Conference; and at Estacada and Lincoln Street in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1993.
 
The celebration of life was held in March.
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

David Poindexter

2/8/2018
David Poindexter                                      January 30, 1929 – February 8, 2018
                         
Retired pastor David Poindexter; died February 8, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Marian; and son, James Poindexter.
 
Reverend Poindexter served at Portland: Parkrose Heights in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, The National Council of Churches, Board of Church and Society, and as President, Population Communications International. He retired in 1998.
 
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, February 13th, at 10:30 a.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Population Media Center, Suite 302, 30 Kimball Avenue, South Burlington, Vermont 05403.
 
Friends may contact Marian Poindexter at 15850 NW Central Drive, Apt. 129, Portland, OR 97229 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Myrtle Lamb

2/1/2018
Myrtle Lamb                              April 19, 1927 – February 1, 2018
                         
Myrtle Lamb, widow of Retired Pastor, Eugene Lamb, died February 1, 2018.  She is survived by daughters; Susan, Penny, Genie and Betsy; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
 
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 February 19th in Georgia.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World Global Missions by visiting www.wgm.org/give.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

John (Jack) Dawson

1/22/2018
John Dawson (Jack)                   October 12, 1934 – January 22, 2018
                         
Retired pastor Jack Dawson; died January 22, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Marlene; children, Deborah, Wes and Catherine; and four grandchildren.
 
Pastor Dawson served at Long Forest UMC and Glen Mar UMC in the Baltimore-Washington Conference; Boise First (Cathedral of the Rockies) UMC, Mountain States Tumor Institute, and the Patient and Family Support Institute in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1996.
 
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist “Cathedral of the Rockies” Church in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, February 2nd, at 3:00 p.m.
 
Because of Jack’s love of Boise and its people, the family asks that memorials be made to local charities or organizations of your choice.
 
Friends may contact Marlene Dawson at 4537 W. Quail Ridge Drive, Boise ID, 83703 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Stacy & Nancy Hance

1/7/2018
Stacy Hance                 February 1, 1924 – June 6, 2016
Nancy Hance                October 13, 1926 – January 7, 2018

                         
Retired pastor Stacy Hance, died June 6, 2016, his wife Nancy Hance, died January 7 ,2018.  They are survived by their children: Linda Rahner, William Hance, James Hance and Stephen Hance.
 
The family asked that they be memorialized together.
 
Pastor Hance served Sutherlin/Wilbur, Echo and Cottage Grove in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1989.
 
Friends may contact James Hance at 730 W. 25th Ave., Eugene, Oregon 97405 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Doris Garrabrandt

12/31/2017
Doris Garrabrandt                                     April 1, 1918 – December 31, 2017
                         
Doris Garrabrandt, widow of retired Pastor John Garrabrandt, died December 31, 2017. She is survived by her son Ted Garrabrandt and daughter Debbie Fox; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Doris was preceded in death by her daughter Pam.
 
Pastor and Mrs. Garrabrandt served Twin Falls, Jerome and Cottage Grove in the Oregon Idaho Annual Conference. Pastor Garrabrandt retired in 1982.
 
A celebration of life for Doris Garrabrandt will be held at a later date.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Betty Luginbill

12/12/2017
Betty Luginbill                  February 1, 1926 – December 12, 2017
                         
Retired pastor Betty Luginbill, died December 12, 2017.  She is survived by her children, James, Pamela, Stephen and Michael. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Luginbill.
 
Pastor Luginbill served as a Missionary in the Alaska Conference; Gold Hill Upper Rogue, Sweet Home and Boise: Collister in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 1994.
 
A memorial service will be held in the future.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Women’s and Children’s Alliance at www.wcaboise.org.
 
Friends may contact James Luginbill at 2900 E. Parkriver Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Michael Meriwether

9/8/2017
Michael Meriwether                                 June 24, 1934 – September 8, 2017
                         
Mike Meriwether, husband of retired Pastor Penny Christianson, died September 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife Penny.
 
Pastor and Mr. Meriwether served Bay City, St. Helens, Yamhill, Gresham, Tualatin and Sherwood in the Oregon Idaho Annual Conference.  Pastor Christianson retired in 2012.
 
A celebration of life for Mike Meriwether will be held Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. followed by an all church potluck at 1:00 p.m. at Tualatin United Methodist Church, 20200 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR. 503-692-1820
 
Friends may contact Reverend Dr. Penny Christianson at 3862 SE Bentley St., Hillsboro, OR 97123 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Dorothy Thomas

7/20/2017
Dorothy Thomas                                     May 9, 1924 – July 20, 2017
                         
Dorothy Thomas, widow of retired Pastor Warren Thomas, died July 20, 2017. She is survived by her son John Thomas and daughter Lisa Mariko Phillips; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
 
Pastor and Mrs. Thomas served Echo, Sellwood, Ashland, Ashland/Talent and McMinnville in the Oregon Idaho Annual Conference; he also served as a Missionary in Hawaii with the Pacific Southwest Conference. Pastor Thomas retired in 1986.
 
A celebration of life for Dorothy Thomas will be held August 13th at Ashland United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main Street, Ashland, OR. (541) 482-3647.
 
Friends may contact John Thomas at 3681 Fieldbrook Ave., Medford, OR 97504 for condolences or more information.
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Gary "Gus" Miller

5/28/2017
Gary “Gus” Miller              July 20, 1940 – May 28, 2017
                         
Retired pastor Gary Miller, died May 28, 2017.  He is survived by his son, Jonathan Miller; one grandson and one granddaughter.
 
Pastor Miller served at Hamersville, Belpre-Rockland, Monroe and Miamitown in the West Ohio Conference; Wendell/ Hagerman, Hermiston and Albany in the Oregon-Idaho Conference; Omak Riverside in the Pacific Northwest Conference. He retired in 1994.
 
 Online condolences to the family may be shared at  Erberlefisherfuneralhome.com


 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

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
 
 
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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
 
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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

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