In Memoriam: 6 April 2018

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 26 March - 6 April 2018.

Ronald Attig, 66, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away 29 March. He was a retired educator, serving with Nazarene Bible College. He is survived by his wife, Ann Attig.

Margaret (Ford) Blackmon, 88, of Burnettown, South Carolina, passed away 28 March. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister James Blackmon, who served in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. James Blackmon passed away in 1998.

Barbara Bugbee-Miller, 83, of Sturgis, Mississippi, passed away 21 March. She was preceded in death by her first husband, retired minister Charles Bugbee, who served in Michigan, Illinois, and Ontario. Charles Bugbee passed away in 1999. Barbara Bugbee-Miller was also preceded in death by her second husband, Kenneth Miller, in 2007.

Norma Bybee, 88, of Dickson, Tennessee, passed away 19 March. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister Jay Bybee, who served in West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, and Texas. Jay Bybee passed away in 2013.

Harold Calhoun, 83, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away 20 March. He was a retired minister, previously serving in Oklahoma and New York. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Calhoun.

Evelyn Carpenter, 99, of Fort Morgan, Colorado, passed away 4 April. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister and evangelist Bob Carpenter, who served in Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Idaho. Bob Carpenter passed away in 2017.

Mahlon Cochran, 84, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away 29 March. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Freida Cochran.

Kathryn Densmore, 97, of Globe, Arizona, passed away 18 March. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister and educator Fred Densmore, who served in Indiana and Arizona. Fred Densmore passed away in 1982.

Robert Kern, 85, of Cordova, Tennessee, passed away 27 March. He was a retired minister and leader, serving in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Sara Kern.

Edward Kiwan, 78, of Porterville, California, passed away 26 March. He was a retired minister, serving in Oregon and California. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kiwan.

Troy Mead, 85, of Porterville, California, passed away 20 March. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Mead.

Nancy (Sides) Miller, 66, of Bethany, Oklahoma, passed away 30 March. She was a retired missionary, serving in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the Philippines. She is survived by her husband, retired missionary and district superintendent George Miller, who led the Solomon Islands district and served in Oklahoma, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and the Philippines.

Sonia Morales, 71, of Greenacres, Florida, passed away 27 March. She was a retired minister, serving in Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister Julio Morales, who served in Florida. Julio Morales passed away in 2017.

June Palmquist, 83, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away 23 March. She is survived by her husband, retired minister Mel Palmquist, who served in Arizona, California, and Washington.

Dorothy Phelps, 90, of Vass, North Carolina, passed away 27 March. She is survived by her husband, retired minister Richard Phelps, who served in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Mississippi.

Sandra (Crawmer) Rockwell, 77, of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away 31 March. She was a minister, serving at Zanesville Northside Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Rockwell, in 2004.

Gordon Rupert Sr., 86, of Enid, Oklahoma, passed away 31 March. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma and Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Rupert.

Betty Savage, 82, of Sparta, Tennessee, passed away 10 March. She is survived by her husband, retired minister and evangelist Edward Ray Savage, who served in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. 

S. C. Stevenson Jr., 87, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away 7 March. He is a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisianna, and Mississippi. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Stevenson.

Patricia Traylor, 87, of San Mateo, California, passed away 17 March. She is survived by her husband, retired minister Champ Traylor, who previously served in California.

Joel Tuchez Sr., 69, of Commerce City, Colorado, passed away 25 March. He was a minister, previously serving in Kansas and Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Violeta Yolanda Tuchez. 

Theodore Underwood, 90, of Fair Oaks, California, passed away 29 March. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Underwood, in 2008.

James Yates, 81, of Casey, Illinois, passed away 24 March. He is survived by his wife, retired minister Ruth Yates, who served in Illinois.

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

Note: Please join us in prayer for the families who have lost loved ones. Click on names for full stories, funeral information, local online obituaries, and/or guest books (if available). To submit an entry of a minister or church leader, send to news@nazarene.org.

--Compiled by NCN News

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