Obituaries


Annette Williams

8/15/2022
Annette Williams                                                                 November 1, 1928 – August 15, 2022
                           
 
Annette “Ann” Williams, surviving spouse of Reverend Elwyn died on Monday, August 15, 2022. She is survived by three sons; Mark, Robert and Thomas; daughter Gail Bloom; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
 
Reverend Williams served in the North Central New York, South Indiana, Holston and East Ohio Conferences. He served as chaplain at Pacific University, Willamette University, and University of Southern Florida as a member of the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1985.
 
A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR 97201 (503) 228-3195.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Ann be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
 
Friends may contact Rob Williams at williams@ccgmail.net or 18370 S. Henrici Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 for condolences or more information.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Candace Clarke, Conference Interim Treasurer and Director of Finance and Operations
 

Miriama Moli

8/8/2022
Miriama Moli                                                         October 16, 1957 – August 8, 2022
                        
 
Miriama Moli, spouse of Reverend Tau Moli died on Monday, August 8, 2022. She is survived by her husband and four daughters; Metanoein Forbuss, Shubh Wallis, Soteria Galo and Mativa Faatamala; son Tau Moli, Jr.; and 8 grandchildren.
 
Reverend Moli serves at the Canyonville and Myrtle Creek UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference.
 
A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at First United Methodist Church, 607 Main Street, Medford, OR 97501.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Miriama be made to Canyonville UMC, PO Box 143, Canyonville, OR 97417 or Myrtle Creek UMC, 437 North West 2nd Avenue, Myrtle Creek, OR 97457.
 
For further information or to extend condolences, you may contact Reverend Tau Moli at moli5129@yahoo.com or (541) 778-0550.
 
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Candace Clarke, Interim Treasurer and Director of Finance and Operations
 
 

Allyn C. Rieke

7/27/2022
Allyn C. Rieke                                                                                 March 3, 1939 – July 27, 2022
                           

Reverend Dr. Allyn C. Rieke died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Allyn is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Allyn Rieke, Jr., Diana Ernest, Barbara Wright, and JoAnn Dohn; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa, and grandson, Stephan.

Rev. Rieke served at St. Helens, Trinity, Montavilla, The Dalles, and Pioneer UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Rieke retired in 2001.

A memorial service will be held  at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, OR 97201.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Allyn be made to Terwilliger Plaza Foundation for the Lesta Hoel fund at 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97201.
 
To extend condolences, friends may contact Pat Rieke at 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., #821, Portland, OR 97201.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Candace Clarke, Interim Treasurer and Director of Finance and Operations
 

Paul V. LaRue

6/4/2022
Paul V. LaRue                                                                                        January 9, 1926 – June 4, 2022
                           

Reverend Paul LaRue died on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Paul is survived by two daughters, Mary LaRue and Martha Stallman; one son, Arthur LaRue; and two grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth LaRue.

Rev. LaRue served at Murtaugh/Hansen, Gooding, Boise: Collister/Eagle, Buhl/Castleford, Portland: Sunnyside, Pendleton, Dallas and Falls City UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He also served as Director of Habitat for Humanity, Portland and with the United Campus Christian Fellowship at Western Oregon State College.  Rev. LaRue retired in 1989.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Capital Manor, 1955 Salem Dallas Highway NW, Salem OR 97304 (503-967-3086).
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Rev. LaRue be made to the Methodist Federation for Social Action online at https://www.mfsaweb.org/donate.
 
To extend condolences, friends may contact Arthur LaRue at 229 North Locust Street, #5, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or email at 630cedar@gmail.com.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Marjorie "Jean" Nilsen

5/28/2022
Marjorie “Jean” Nilsen                                                        January 21, 1925 – May 28, 2022
                           

Marjorie “Jean” Nilsen, surviving spouse of Reverend Orville Nilsen, died on Saturday, May 28, 2022. She is survived by her five children, David Nilsen, Jeff Nilsen, John Nilsen, Carol Damonte, and Cathy Thoma. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Nilsen served at Portland: Garden Home, Seaside, and Mountain Home UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Nilsen retired in 1996.

A memorial service for both Reverend Orville and Jean Nilsen will be held at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, 5150 SW Watson Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005 on Sunday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Cathy Thoma’s home.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Orville and Jean be made to Good Samaritan Ministries at 7929 SW Cirrus Dr. #23, Beaverton, OR 97008. Please mark the memo line with “for India Satellite work.”
 
To extend condolences, friends may contact Cathy Thoma at 19580 SW Hennig St., Aloha, OR 97003 or cdthoma4@comcast.net, or (971) 226-6062.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Darlene Keller

4/18/2022
Darlene Keller                                                       January 15, 1936  –  April 18, 2022
                        
 
Darlene Keller, surviving spouse of Reverend Delbert Keller, died on Monday, April 18, 2022. She is survived by her children: sons Daniel and David and daughter Debra; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  
 
Reverend Keller served at Happy Valley, West Portland, Forest Grove and Medford UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1995.
 
A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
 
Donations in memory of Darlene can be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239, or over the phone at 503-241-5090, attn. Lynda Luce.
 
For further information or to extend condolences, you may contact Debra Gamble at 306 Meadow View Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116 or tdgamble80@gmail.com.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 
 

Elizabeth "Betty" S. Hall

3/7/2022
Elizabeth “Betty” S. Hall                                                 December 27, 1925  – March 7, 2022
                        
 
Elizabeth S. Hall, surviving spouse of Reverend Wesley Hall, died on Monday, March 7, 2022. She is survived by her children: daughters Sharon, Brenda, and son Garry; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  
 
Reverend Hall served at Odell, Bay City-Garibaldi, Halsey, Amity-Willamina, Amity-McCabe, Monroe-Alsea, Portland:Wilshire, and Burley UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1985.
 
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 NW 8th St., Gresham, OR 97030.
 
Donations in memory of Betty can be made to: P.E.O. Oregon Scholarship in her honor, payable to OSC P.E.O. Sisterhood Charitable Trust, memo line: Betty Hall, mailed to Carol Potter, 3605 NE 150th Ave., Portland, OR 97230; as well as to the Gresham United Methodist Church.


For further information or to extend condolences, you may contact Sharon Ivanov at 15140 NW Perimeter  Dr., Beaverton, OR 97006 or jagblx@yahoo.com.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Ruth E. Shirley

3/5/2022
Ruth E. Shirley                                                          July 21, 1937 –  March 5, 2022
                           

Reverend Ruth Shirley died on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Rev. Shirley is survived by her three sons:  John, Marc, and Ben. She is also survived by five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert “Del” Shirley.
 
Rev. Shirley served at Halsey and Shedd UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Shirley retired in 1999.

A memorial service for Rev. Shirley will be held at the Corvallis United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330, on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 2:00 pm.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Rev. Shirley be made to the Corvallis United Methodist Church at 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330-6045, or to the Mennonite Village Foundation, designated for Lydia’s House at 5353 Columbus St. SE, Albany, OR 97322.
 
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of John Shirley, 1395 Fir St., S., Salem, OR 97302, or by email to John Shirley at johneliz@comcast.net
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Margaret Golden

2/14/2022
Margaret Golden                                                                   November 24, 1938 – February 14, 2022
                           

Reverend Margaret Golden died on Monday, February 14, 2022. Rev. Golden is survived by her five children: David, Teresa, Paul, Kathryn, and Thomas. She is also survived by four grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Golden.
 
Rev. Golden served at Dundee, Sheridan, Amity, and McCabe Chapel UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Golden retired in 2006.

A memorial service for Rev. Golden will be held sometime this summer.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Rev. Golden be made to Camp Hope, which she founded at Camp Magruder, or to Camp Magruder in general. Checks can be made out to “Camp and Retreat Ministry” and mailed to 1505 SW 18th Ave., Portland, OR 97201, with appropriate direction on the memo line.
 
To extend condolences or be notified of the future memorial service, friends may contact either David Golden at 7631 Silver Sands Rd., Keystone Heights, FL 32656; davidmgolden@yahoo.com or contact Kathryn Golden at 613 NW 151st St., Vancouver, WA 98685; goldeneckroth@gmail.com or by phone/text at 503-341-6793.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Orville N. Nilsen

2/1/2022
Orville N. Nilsen                                                                    July 25, 1925 – February 1, 2022
                           

Reverend Orville N. Nilsen died on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Rev. Nilsen is survived by his wife, Marjorie “Jean” Nilsen; and five children, David Nilsen, Jeff Nilsen, John Nilsen, Carol Damonte, and Cathy Thoma. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Nilsen served at Portland: Garden Home, Seaside, and Mountain Home UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Nilsen retired in 1996.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Beaverton, Oregon.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Rev. Nilsen be made to Good Samaritan Ministries at 7929 SW Cirrus Dr. #23, Beaverton, OR 97008. Please mark the memo line with “for India Satellite work.”
 
To extend condolences or be notified of the future memorial service, friends may contact Cathy Thoma at 19580 SW Hennig St., Aloha, OR 97003 or cdthoma4@comcast.net, or (971) 226-6062.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Marshall S. Bergacker

1/27/2022
Marshall S. Bergacker                                                     February 5, 1942  – January 27, 2022
                        
 
Marshall S. Bergacker, spouse of Reverend Juanita Bergacker, died on Thursday, January 27, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, children Aaron and Andrew, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson Logan Bergacker.
 
Reverend Bergacker served at Baker City and Glenns Ferry UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2012.
 
A memorial service will be held this coming summer.
 
Contributions can be made in Marshall’s memory to support a local community cancer organization of your choice.
 
For further information or to extend condolences, you may contact Reverend Juanita Bergacker at ackeronthemt@gmail.com, (541) 519-1437 or postal mail, sent to: 2413 Santa Fe Dr. Unit B, Longmont, CO 80504.  
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Jerry D. Steele

1/10/2022
Jerry D. Steele                                                                        May 1, 1954 – January 10, 2022
                           

Reverend Jerry Steele died on Monday, January 10, 2022. Jerry is survived by his wife, Elaine Steele; one daughter, Melissa Walling; and one grandson.

Rev. Steele served at Santa Barbara First, Chatsworth, and National City First UMCs in the California-Pacific Conference. He served at Kimberly: Crossroads, Rupert, North Bend, Cottage Grove and Drain: Hope UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Steele retired in 2015.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Willamette University in Salem, OR, sometime this spring.
 
The family suggests that contributions in memory of Rev. Steele be made to a charity of your choice.
 
To extend condolences or be notified of the future memorial service, friends may contact Elaine Steele by USPS at 907 Eisenhower Dr. NW, Salem, OR 97304,  or by email at 13lainecee@gmail.com.


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

Emmett L. Shortreed

12/22/2021
Emmett L. Shortreed                                                           March 25, 1946 – December 22, 2021
                           

Reverend Emmett L. Shortreed died on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Emmett is survived by his wife, Linda Shortreed; four daughters, Bethan, Bridget, Anne and Jennie; 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by son, Todd.

Rev. Shortreed served at Bern UMC in the Kansas East Conference. He served at Ashton, Portland: Pioneer, Madras, Portland: Cherry Park, Idaho Falls: Trinity, and Medford UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Shortreed retired in 2011.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date in the spring or summer.
 
To extend condolences, inquire about memorial gifts, or be notified of the future Celebration of Life service, friends may contact Linda Shortreed by phone at (541) 419-2771 or by email at emlin2000@hotmail.com.


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

Colleen C. Foster

11/18/2021

Colleen C. Foster                          November 27, 1936 – November 18, 2021
              
Colleen C. Foster, retired Diaconal Minister in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, and wife of retired pastor, Rev. Tom Foster, died on Thursday, November 18, 2021.   Colleen is survived by her husband, Tom; their children Paul, Eileen, Mark and Heidi; six grandchildren (5 living); and three great-grandchildren.

Colleen served as Diaconal Minister in Education/Adult & Youth Ministries, as Organist, and as Diaconal Minister of Music, all at Roseburg UMC in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. She retired in 1996. Together, she and Tom served Haines/North Powder, Ontario: First, Madras, Pocatello, Salem: Trinity, and Roseburg UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference.  Rev. Foster retired in 1996. 

Colleen’s memorial service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Portland First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR 97201. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable contributions in Colleen’s memory be made to Camp and Retreat Ministries of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference (checks can be made out to Conference Treasurer and mailed to 1505 SW 18th Ave., Portland, OR 97201) or to Portland First United Methodist Church and mailed to 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR 97201.

To extend condolences, friends may contact Rev. Tom Foster at 2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Apt. 813, Portland, OR 97201, by e-mail at  tomcolleen@gmail.com, or by phone at (503) 808-7389. For further information about the service, please contact Eileen Foster Sakai at emsakai52@gmail.com 


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

W. Greg Monroe

11/11/2021
W. Gregg Monroe                                           December 29, 1938 – November 11, 2021
                        
 
Reverend Gregg Monroe died on November 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and three children: Kathryn, Daniel and John. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
 
Reverend Monroe served Jefferson, West Salem/Buena Vista, Portland-Cherry Park, Springfield Ebbett Memorial, Albany, Cottage Grove and Oakridge UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He served as a U.S. Army Chaplain and was an Administrative Analyst for the State of Oregon. He retired in 2004.
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 345-8764.
 
Contributions can be made in Gregg’s memory to First United Methodist Church of Eugene at the address above or Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 532 C St., Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 746-3513.
 
For further information or to extend condolences, you may contact Carol Monroe at 760 Woodcrest Dr, Springfield, OR 97477.
 
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

James V. Miller

11/4/2021
James V. Miller                                                                      July 16, 1920 – November 4, 2021
                           

Reverend James V. Miller, died on Thursday, November 4, 2021. James is survived by his children Rachel Reeder and Lyn Neely; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Rev. Miller was a member of the Oregon-Idaho Conference and served at Bates College, Otterbein College and Pacific University. Rev. Miller retired in 1985.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
 
The family requests that gifts to honor the memory of James be given to Shalom United Church of Christ, 505 McMurry St., Richland, WA 99354 (509) 943-3927.
 
To extend condolences, friends may contact Lyn Neely at 350 Driftwood Ct., Richland, WA 99354 or lneely@charter.net.


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

Jeanne M. Secord

10/18/2021

Jeanne M. Secord                                                         June 20, 1926 – October 18, 2021
      
Jeanne Secord, surviving spouse of pastor Darwin Secord, died on October 18, 2021. She is survived by eight children; sixteen grandchildren; 25+ great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.

Rev. Secord served at Wallowa, Flora, Joseph, Fruitland, Prairie City, John Day, Kimberly, Murtaugh, Nyssa, Huntington, and Paul UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Secord also served in the West Ohio and Pacific Northwest Conferences. Rev. Secord retired in 1988.

A memorial service was held at Mission Christian Fellowship Church, 525 NW Warrenton Drive, Warrenton, OR 97146 on Saturday, October 23, 2021.
 
The family has requested that gifts to honor Jeanne be given to the United Methodist Ministers’ Retirement Fund in her memory. Donations can be made on-line at https://www.umoi.org/UMMRF or by check made out to “UMMRF” and mailed to: The Oregon-Idaho Conference, 1505 SW 18th Ave., Portland, OR 97201.

For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Jonathan Secord at 133 Esfahan Dr., San Jose, CA 95111 and jsecord@sbcglobal.net.



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


Mary J. Loomis

10/17/2021

Mary J. Loomis                                                             March 24, 1934 – October 17, 2021       

Mary Loomis, surviving spouse of pastor Dayton Loomis, died on October 17, 2021. She is survived by her two sisters, Wanda Swanson and Cathy Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.

Rev. Loomis served at Clatskanie, Canby, Portland-Wilshire, Cornelius, Fossil, Veneta-Valley, West Salem-Buena Vista, and Mountain Home-Dundee UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Loomis also served at Middletown South and New Haven-East Pearl in the New York Conference. Rev. Loomis retired in 1979.
A memorial service was held at Laurelwood Baptist Church, 17015 NE 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98684 on Friday, October 29, 2021.
 
The family has requested that gifts to honor Mary be given to the Stonecroft Ministries, 10561 Barkley, Suite 500, Overland Park, KS 66212.

For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Libby and Don Guimont at 4mjloomis@gmail.com.



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


Mary M. Gaither

6/26/2021
Mary M. Gaither                                 November 17, 1920 – June 26, 2021
                        
 
Mary M. Gaither, surviving spouse of pastor Sydney B. Gaither, died on Saturday, June 26, 2021.  She is survived by her daughters, Joy Kelley and Carol Luczycki; and five grandchildren.
 
Reverend Gaither served at Bethel and Greentop in the Missouri East Conference, De Beque, Atwood Willard and Lafayette Louisville in the Rocky Mountain Conference and Blue Hill in the Nebraska Conference. He served at Coos Bay, Astoria, Cottage Grove, Dallas, Tillamook, Rupert, Odell, Pine Grove, Sweet Home, Springfield and Veneta in the Oregon-Idaho Conference.  He retired in 1981.
 
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
 
Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas OR 97338, (503) 623-2481.
 
Friends may contact Joy Kelley at 8215 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219 and Carol Luczycki at 1401 W. Ellendale Ave. SP3, Dallas, OR 97338 to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Martha A. Oldham

6/17/2021

Martha A. Oldham                                                July 8, 1939 – June 17, 2021                           
 

Reverend Martha A. Oldham, died on Thursday, June 17, 2021.    

Rev. Oldham served at Unalaska UMC in the Alaska Missionary Conference and Ashton UMC in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2004. 

A memorial service is planned for a later date.
 
Gifts to honor the memory of Martha may be given to the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission programs at https://umcmission.org/give/.
 


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


Jean W. Hand

6/14/2021
Jean W. Hand                                             November 16, 1924 – June 14, 2021
                        
 
Jean W. Hand, surviving spouse of pastor James Hand, died on Monday, June 14, 2021.  She is survived by her son, David Hand and daughter, Sarah Murphy; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 
Reverend James Hand served the Coden-Irvington-Heron Bay, Mount Vernon, Livingston and Citronelle in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference; and as a Professor at Willamette University in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1990.
 
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later time.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Salem, 600 State Street, Salem, OR 97301 or to the Capital Manor Foundation, 1955 Salem Dallas Highway NW, Suite 1200, Salem, OR 97304.
 
Friends may contact David Hand at handydan5@comcast.net or Sarah Murphy at sarahmurphy3707@gmail.com to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

William J. Stuart III

5/29/2021
William James “Jim” Stuart III                                                June 28, 1936 – May 29, 2021
                           
The Reverend Dr. William James “Jim” Stuart III, died on Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He is survived by his wife, Gillian Southey; and three children. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren. 

Rev. Stuart served at First German UMC, as Professor of Religion, Greenville College,  John Wesley Lecturer in Systematic Theology at College of St. John the Evangelist in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference; Chaplain at Lewis and Clark College and Law School, Portland, in the Oregon-Idaho Conference; University Chaplain and Lecturer in Sociology and Peace Studies, University of Canterbury, Senior Minister at St. Andrews on the Terrace Presbyterian Church in Wellington, New Zealand; and Wainoni Methodist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand. Rev. Stuart retired in 2006.
A celebration of his life was held on June 3, 2021, at Durham Street Methodist Church, 1/309 Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.
 
Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Parkinson’s society online at https://www.parkinsons.org.nz/ways-donate/gift-memory.

For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact the Stuart family c/- 19 London Street, Christchurch 8013 NEW ZEALAND.  


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

Helen E. Mifflin

5/28/2021
Helen E. Mifflin                                         May 17, 1927 – May 28, 2021
                        
 
Helen E. Mifflin, surviving spouse of pastor Gerald McCray, died on May 28, 2021.  She is survived by her son, Ronald Mifflin and daughter, Gail Phares; and four grandchildren.
 
Reverend McCray served Inman-Broods in the North Georgia Conference; Missionary to Nome Alaska, Bowling Green United Methodist in the Florida Conference; Portland: Woodlawn, Salem: Leslie/Chemawa, Williamson River/Beatty, Sheridan/Willamina  in the Oregon–Idaho Conference. He retired in 1995.
 
A private memorial service for her family will be scheduled at a later time.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville, OR 97128.
 
Friends may contact Gail Phares at (509) 395-2587 to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Boone L. White

5/10/2021
Boone L. White                                                                      June 19, 1930 – May 10, 2021
                           
Reverend Boone L. White, died on Monday, May 10, 2021.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy E. White, in 2019. He is survived by his children, Kristyn (White) Rock, Amy Emmett, Tracy Allen, Wendy White and Ross White; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Rev. White served at Salem: Morningside, La Grande: First, Oregon City, Idaho Falls: Trinity, and most recently at Lake Oswego UMC in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He also served at Anchorage: First UMC in the Alaska Missionary Conference. Rev. White retired in 1992.

A memorial service is planned for a later date as COVID restrictions permit.
 
The family has requested that gifts to honor the memory of Boone be given to the Camp & Retreat Ministries of the OR-ID United Methodist Conference. Donations can be made on-line at gocamping.org/donate or checks made out to “BCRM” can be mailed to: Camping Office, 1505 SW 18th Ave., Portland, OR 97201.
 
For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Kristyn (White) Rock at 23399 SE 248th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038, Kristyn.rock@comcast.net  or at (206) 276-4000.  


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

Howard L. DeVore

5/5/2021
Howard L. DeVore                                                                  May 20, 1927 – May 5, 2021
                           
Reverend Howard L. DeVore, died on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.   He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty DeVore, in 2019. He is survived by two sons, Jon DeVore and Joel Devore; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Rev. DeVore served at Fairfield Circuit, Mt. Union, Gravity-Sharpsburg-Conway, and Menlo-Jefferson Center in the Iowa Conference; at Nome, St. John-Hope, and Fairbanks in the Alaska Mission Conference; and at Hermiston in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. DeVore served in extension ministry as Coordinator of the Alaska State Office of Volunteer Services, and as Coordinator of the Alaska State Office on Aging. Rev. DeVore retired in 1992.

For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Joel DeVore at 5110 Fox Hollow Road, Eugene, OR 97405, joeldv@comcast.net, (541) 513-1159 (mobile) or (541) 342-5428.


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

Vicki J. Tollefson

2/25/2021
Vicki J. Tollefson                                            February 2, 1948 – February 25, 2021
  
Vicki Tollefson, wife of retired pastor, Rev. Steve Tollefson, died on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Vicki is survived by her husband, Steve; sons Greg, Ben, Ted, and Wes; and four grandchildren.

Rev. Tollefson and Vicki served at Heppner, Boise: Amity, Salem: First, and Boise: First UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Rev. Tollefson retired in 2012. 
 
Vicki was a current member of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Board of Trustees.

The Tollefson family will gather for a private funeral on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11am MST at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, ID. You are invited to join in honoring Vicki's life by tuning in virtually via a live video stream of her funeral using this link: https://cathedraloftherockies.org/Worship-Online/Classic-Worship
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Idaho Food Bank, Corpus Christi House, or to local missions at the Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise, ID 83702.
 
For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Rev. Steve Tollefson at 6000 W. Plantation Ln., Boise, ID 83703, by e-mail at revtolly@me.com, or by text message at (208) 841-1521.  


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

Larry Abell

2/24/2021
Larry Abell                                                 May 23, 1948 – February 24, 2021
                        
 
Reverend Larry Abell died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and four children: Robbe, Shilo, Maggie and Amy. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
 
Reverend Abell served Laurelwood UMC and was the Sacred Pilgrimage Director for the North Eastern Oregon Cooperative in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He was serving at Haines UMC when he died.
 
A memorial service will be held in early June in Portland.
 
Contributions can be made in Larry’s memory to the Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall, P.O. Box 275, Union, OR 97883.
 
For further information or to extend condolences, you may contact Rosemary Abell by phone/text at (503) 544-4176; by e-mail at rosemaryfitton@aol.com; or by U.S. mail at 1480 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97219.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Mary "Betty" Jenkins

1/29/2021
Mary E. Jenkins                                         July 25, 1924 – January 29, 2021
                        
 
Mary “Betty” Jenkins, surviving spouse of pastor James Jenkins, died on January 29, 2021.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary Stephenson Scott and Carolee “Kelly” Brickner and two grandsons: J. Scott Stephenson and Ian J. Brickner.
 
Reverend Jenkins served at Portland: First, Roseburg, Eugene: First, Idaho Falls: Trinity, Mackay, and Portland: Rose City Park UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference.  Rev. Jenkins also served as the District Superintendent for the Forest Grove District.  He retired in 1987.
 
A memorial service has not been scheduled at this time.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodists Ministers’ Retirement Fund (UMMRF) and sent to the Oregon-Idaho Conference office at 1505 SW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97201. (503) 226-7931
 
Friends may contact the Jenkins family, c/o Kelly Brickner at 1021 North Holland Street, Portland, OR 97217 to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Richard "Dick" Googins

1/18/2021
Richard L. Googins                                              November 23, 1925 – January 18, 2021
                        
 
Richard “Dick” Googins, spouse of Retired Deacon, Rev. Mary Ann Googins, died on Monday, January 18, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann and two stepchildren: Laura (Richard) Wingold and Bryan (Tracey) Wingold. He is also survived by six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.
 
Reverend Googins served Salem: First and as Minister of Congregational Life, Tigard in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She served Greenwood-Laurel Park in Glen Allen in the Virginia Conference. Mary Ann retired in 2010.
 
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
 
Donations in Dick’s memory can be made to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.
 
Friends may contact Mary Ann at marygoogins6131@gmail.com, (804) 477-7761 or 1900 Lauderdale Drive, A202, Richmond, VA 23238 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

John R. Tindell

12/31/2020

John R. Tindell                                                          April 2, 1936 – December 31, 2020
                       
Retired Pastor, Rev. John R. Tindell, died on Thursday, December 31, 2020. He is survived by his two children, Raymond, and Cynthia (Cindy). He is also survived by one grandson. His wife, Beryl, preceded him in death.
 
Reverend Tindell served Nampa:First, Gresham:Pleasant Home, Boise:Hillview, and Seaside UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, most recently at Seaside. He also served Mascotte and Hollywood:Miramar UMCs in the Florida Conference, and Sitka, East Anchorage, Juneau:Northern Light, and Anchorage:First UMCs in the Alaska Conference.  He was a clergy member of the Florida Annual Conference and retired in 1994.   
 
A “Zoom” Celebration of Life and Ministry is planned for Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 11:00 am PST. Please contact seasideunitedmethodist@gmail.com for details.
 
Donations in Rev. Tindell’s memory can be made to the Alaska Methodist Conference, the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, or to the Seaside United Methodist Church, in Seaside, Oregon. For both Alaska and Pacific Northwest Conference donations, send a check to “Conference Treasurer,” P.O. Box 13650, Des Moines, WA 98198. Seaside UMC address is 241 N. Holladay Dr., Seaside, OR 97138. 
 
Friends may contact Cindy Tindell at cindy_tindell@yahoo.com and/or Raymond Tindell at raypdxlaw@gmail.com for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Edward "Ted" Cobo

12/5/2020
Edward T. Cobo                                         December 29, 1933 – December 5, 2020
                        
 
Reverend Edward “Ted” Cobo passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020.  
 
Reverend Cobo served as Minister of Education at Medford and at Rogue Valley UMCs. He was on honorable location beginning in 1970.
 
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Thomas M. Whitehead

12/5/2020
Thomas M. Whitehead                                 June 29, 1933 – December 5, 2020
                        
 
Retired Pastor, Rev. Thomas “Tom” Whitehead died on Saturday, December 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Beverly “Bev” and three children: KT, Daniel and Don. He is also survived by four grandchildren.
 
Reverend Whitehead served Bay City/Garibaldi, Milwaukie: St. Paul’s, Salem: First, and Portland: Rose City Park UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He served as District Superintendent for the former Eastern and Southern Districts in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He and Bev also served as GBGM missionaries to the Turnagain/Tri Anchor Ecumenical Parish in Alaska. Tom retired in 1997.
 
UPDATE: An online celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2:00 pm PST. You can view the service at that time here: http://fumcpdx.org/livestream or view a video recording of the service at any time afterward at the same web page.
 
Donations in Tom’s memory can be made to the OR-ID Conference camping program at 1505 SW 18th Ave., Portland, OR 97201, or to The PSU Landing at Portland First UMC at  https://fumcpdx.org/landing/
 
Friends may contact Bev Whitehead at bev.whitehead@comcast.net, (503) 652-6280 or 12705 SE River Road #209A, Portland, OR 97222 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Bruce S. Andrews

11/21/2020
Bruce S. Andrews                                 June 2, 1948 – November 21, 2020
                        
 
Retired Pastor, Rev. Bruce Andrews died on Saturday, November 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Gail Glick Andrews and several nieces and nephews.
 
Reverend Andrews served Tygh Valley/Dufur, Joseph, and Halsey/Shedd UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 2010.
 
No memorial service has been planned at this time.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Patricia J. Lockard

11/10/2020
Patricia J. Lockard                                                          March 11, 1924 – November 10, 2020
                        
 
Patricia “Pat” Lockard, surviving spouse of pastor Murray Lockard, died on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  She is survived by her son: Greg Wood. She is also survived by three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Scott.
 
Reverend Lockard served at Dundee UMC in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1990.
 
A memorial service will be held at later date.
 
In honor of Pat please practice kindness to others. Memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Boulevard, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  
 
Friends may contact Greg Wood at gregeverettwood@gmail.com to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Robert F. Newberg, Jr.

8/7/2020
Robert F. Newberg, Jr.                                         May 4, 1930 – August 7, 2020
                        
 
Retired Pastor, Rev. Robert F. Newberg, Jr. died on Friday, August 7, 2020. He is preceded in death by his wife Janet and son, Robert.  He is survived by one son, Robert Kyl; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  
 
Reverend Newberg served Biowa-Lamoni-Davis City, Churdan, Macedonia, Iowa City: St. Marks, Belmond, Tama-Montour, and Living Faith UMCs in the Iowa Annual Conference; and at John Day/Prairie City and Portland: Pioneer UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1995.
 
No memorial service is planned at this time.  
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Janet M. Newberg

7/2/2020

Janet M. Newberg                                      July 5, 1931 – July 2, 2020
                        
 
Janet M. Newberg, spouse of Rev. Robert F. Newberg, died on Thursday, July 2, 2020.  She is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert Newberg, and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­one son, Kyl; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. One son, Robert, preceded her in death two weeks ago.
 
Reverend Newberg served Lamoni Davis City, Churdan, Macedonia, Iowa City: St. Marks, Belmond, Tama Montour, and Living Faith UMCs in the Iowa Annual Conference; and at John Day and Pioneer UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1995. 
 
No memorial service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made in Janet’s memory to 
John Day United Methodist Church, 126 NW Canton St., John Day, OR 97845.  (541) 575-1326
 
Friends may contact Rev. Robert Newberg at 2710 NE 166th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642; (971) 563-1171, or r.newberg@comcast.net to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Judith "Judi" Day

6/28/2020
Judith “Judi” Day                                 September 3, 1939 – June 28, 2020
     

Deaconess Judi Day died on Sunday, June 28, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Willie, and two children, Erik and Adam, and eight grandchildren. A son, Travis, preceded her in death last March.
 
Judi served as a Deaconess in California, and later at Jefferson UMC in the Oregon-Idaho Conference.  

A memorial service will be held at some point in the future when people can gather.

Friends may contact Judi’s family through Erik Day at 4390 SE Hill Rd., Oak Grove, OR 97267 for condolences.


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

Thomas L. Truby

3/16/2020
Thomas L. Truby                                       November 26, 1946 – March 16, 2020
                        
 
Reverend Thomas “Tom” Truby died on Monday, March 16, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Laura and two children: Angela and Aaron. He is also survived by two grandchildren.
 
Reverend Truby served Bradshaw-Lushton UMC in the Nebraska Conference and Bath, Climax and Mendon UMCs in the West Michigan Conference. He was appointed to the specialized ministry of pastoral counseling at the Samaritan Counseling Center of Benton Harbor/St. Joseph in the Northern Illinois Conference and Counseling Ministries in the West Michigan Conference. He served Clarkes and Willamette UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 2019 and was serving at Clarkes UMC when he died.
 
The congregation at Clarkes UMC has placed their Easter flower cross out in front of the church (18773 S Windy City Road, Mulino, OR 97042) in memory of Tom and are encouraging people to come by as they can to place flowers and then send photos to Laura. A memorial service will be held be held sometime in the future.
 
Friends may contact Rev. Laura Truby at lauratruby@comcast.net or 14221 Livesay Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

A. Boyd Jeffery

3/13/2020
A. Boyd Jeffery                                          May 20, 1947 – March 13, 2020
                        
A. Boyd Jeffery, spouse of retired pastor Rev. Gay Jeffery, died on March 13, 2020.  Boyd is survived by his wife, Gay; children, Kirk, Carl and Keith; and five grandchildren.
 
Rev. Jeffery served at the Caldwell, Wilder, Buhl and Blackfoot: Jason Lee Memorial UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2013.
 
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
 
Friends may contact Gay at 2625 Trail rider Drive, Reno, NV 89521 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Ernest Stoppel

3/5/2020
Ernest Stoppel                                            February 23, 1931 – March 5, 2020
                        
 
Ernest “Ernie” Stoppel, surviving spouse of pastor Jeanie Y. Stoppel, died on March 5, 2020.  Ernie is survived by his sons and their wives: Paul (Cathy) and Tracy (Cathy) and their grandsons: Jeff and Jordan.
 
Pastor Stoppel served at the Reedsport, Vale and Cherry Park Churches in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. She retired in 2001.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid Lane Cares at www.midlanecares.com
 
Friends may contact Cathy Stoppel at PO Box 275, Elmira, OR, 97437 for condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

LaRae Groves

2/10/2020
LaRae Groves                                             December 19, 1939 – February 10, 2020
                        
 
LaRae Groves, spouse of pastor Eugene Groves, died on February 10, 2020.   LaRae is survived by her husband, Eugene; children, Jeffry and Joel; and two grandchildren. 

Rev. Groves served at Sutherlin-Wilbur in the Oregon-Idaho Conference and at Chugiak, Fairbanks and Anchorage First in the Alaska Conference.
 
A memorial service has not been scheduled yet.
 
For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Eugene Groves at 1305 West 45th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 95503 or at (907) 229-2605.  



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

 

Katharine Trost Stultz

2/2/2020
Katharine Trost Stultz                                          September 27, 1927 – February 2, 2020
                        
 
Katharine Trost Stultz, surviving spouse of pastor John E. Trost, died on February 2, 2020.   
 
Reverend Trost served at Weiser-Huntington and Boise: Collister-Eagle in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He also served at Mariana Grace, Malone and Cambellton-Spring Hill in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. He retired in 1976.
 
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

Alice P. Brooks

1/28/2020
Alice P. Brooks                                  September 4, 1934 – January 28, 2020

Alice P. Brooks, spouse of Rev. Fred R. Brooks, Jr, died on January 28, 2020.  She is survived by her husband, Fred; children Thomas and Martin; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Trevor and Clara.
 
Reverend Brooks served at First Methodist Church, Oneonta, New York in the Wyoming Conference. He also served Eugene: Asbury in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He served as Director of Aid and Admissions and Assistant Dean of Students at University of Chicago, Director of Admissions at Vassar College, Assistant Vice President at the State University of New York, and Director of Admissions at Marywood College. He retired in 1999. He served for a time after retirement at the First United Methodist Church of Forest Home (Forest Home Chapel) in Ithaca, New York in the Upper New York Conference.

 
A memorial service was held at Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main Street, Vestal, NY 13850 on February 22, 2020.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Alice’s memory to global relief efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) through the Vestal United Methodist Church or to the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties, P.O. Box 944, Vestal, NY 13851
Friends may contact Fred Brooks at fbrooksjr@stny.rr.com, (607) 754-8277 or 305 African Road, Vestal, NY 13850 to offer condolences.

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

Marian Poindexter

1/25/2020

Marian Poindexter                                                                            April 5, 1929 – January 25, 2020
                        
 
Marian Poindexter, surviving spouse of pastor David Poindexter, died on January 25, 2020.  She is survived by her son, James D. 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 has been scheduled for Sunday, February 23th  at 1:00 p.m. to be held at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, OR 97201. (503) 228-3195
 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church women’s group, 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, OR 97201. (503) 228-3195
 
Friends may contact James Poindexter at 1521 State Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 32117 to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

Loraine A. McCarthy

1/18/2020
Loraine A. McCarthy                                            April 26, 1929 – January 18, 2020
                        
 
Loraine A. McCarthy, surviving spouse of pastor Charles “Charlie” McCarthy, died on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  She is survived by her three children: Marilyn Reilly, Bruce Sarpola and Dick Sarpola. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
 
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.
 
A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 1, 2020 at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Loraine’s memory to the “Sarp” Sarpola Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Marilyn Reilly at P.O. Box 2466, Gearhart, OR 97138.
 
Friends may contact Marilyn at 524 Haney Ct., Gearhart, OR 97138, reilly.marilyn@gmail.com or (503) 717-3504 to offer condolences.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

June A. Powers

12/27/2019
June A. Powers                     September 7, 1927 – December 27, 2019
              

June A. Powers, surviving spouse of Rev. John “Jack” Powers, died Friday, December 27, 2019. June is survived by her children, Jeffrey Powers and Julie Powers Aalbers, and 4 grandchildren.

Reverend John “Jack” Powers served at Omaha: Ames Ave.-Asbury UMC in the Nebraska Conference; then served Portland: Cherry Park, The Dalles, Coos Bay, and Monmouth: Christ UMCs in the Oregon – Idaho Conference. He retired in 1987.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the auditorium of Capital Manor, 1955 Salem Dallas Hwy. NW, Salem, OR, 97304. (503) 967-3086.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Suttle Lake United Methodist Camp, c/o First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem, OR 97301.

For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Julie Powers Aalbers at 579 SW Birdsdale Dr., Gresham, OR 97080; or at 503-888-3349; or at a2lbers@frontier.com.  


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

Davey M. Lefler

12/18/2019
Davey M. Lefler                                January 26, 1953 – December 18, 2019
              

Pastor Davey M. Lefler died on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the age of 66, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Lefler, and three sons: Chad, Robert, and Joseph. He is also survived by ten grandchildren.

Pastor Lefler served the Kirkwood and Altona UMCs in the Illinois-Great Rivers Annual Conference. He served at Shelley, Aberdeen, American Falls, and Chubbuck UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Shelley Community UMC, 190 South Holmes Ave., Shelley, ID  83274   (208) 357-3633

Friends may contact Roberta Lefler at 1518 12th St., Idaho Falls, ID 83404, (208) 360-6606 for condolences or more information.  

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

Letha M. Remaley

12/12/2019

Letha M. Remaley                                           November 29, 1923 – December 12, 2019
                              
 
Letha Remaley, surviving spouse of Rev. Delbert Remaley, died December 12, 2019. Letha is survived by her children, Paula, Wes, Philip and Sue, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.  
 
Reverend Delbert Remaley served churches in North Arkansas and Pennsylvania Conferences; and at Kimberly, Murtaugh, Tillamook, Bay City, Blackfoot, Shelley, Payette and Gooding in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1985.
 
A memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho. A private Graveside will be held prior to the services at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Twin Falls. (208) 735-0011.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Delbert Paul Remaley Educational Scholarship fund c/o Twin Falls Chapter #29 Order of Eastern Star.  Donations may be sent or delivered to Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.  
 
For more information and to offer condolences, friends may contact Wes Remaley at (208) 850-7561. 
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 
 

George "Doug" Nicoll

12/11/2019
George “Doug” Nicoll                                         June 10, 1930 – December 11, 2019
                        
Rev. George Douglas Nicoll, died on December 11, 2019 and is predeceased by his wife, Janet.  Doug is survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews.
 
Rev. Nicoll taught Russian history at Beloit College in Wisconsin and was a member of the Oregon-Idaho Conference. He retired in 1995. He and Janet were members of the McMinnville UMC.
 
Donations may be made in Doug's memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Habitat for Humanity or a charity of your choice.
 
 
Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop
Dan Wilson-Fey, Conference Treasurer and Benefits Officer
 

James H. Smith

11/26/2019
James H. Smith                                        June 12, 1919 – November 26, 2019
              
Rev. James H. Smith died on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at age 100. He is survived by his daughter, RoxAnne Jetine Smith, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, B. June Smith, and two sons, Roger and Bryan.

Rev. Smith served Rosbury UMC in Kansas West Annual Conference; Waldwick Circuit in Wisconsin Annual Conference; Willamina/Grand Ronde, Lake Oswego, Portland: Patton Central, Portland: Rose City Park Associate, Idaho Falls: St. Pauls, Oregon City, and Bennett Chapel UMCs in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. He retired in 1985.

A memorial service will be held at a yet-to-be-determined time and place in January.

Friends may contact RoxAnne Jetine Smith at 2516 SE Harrison St., Apt. 71, Milwaukie, OR 97222 for condolences and more information about the service.  


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