In Memoriam: 4 January 2019

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 24 December 2018-4 January 2019.

Robert Anderson, 91, of Hillsboro, Oregon, passed away 31 December. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in California, Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Oregon, Washington, and Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Anderson.

Rafael Cienega, 90, of Chula Vista, California, passed away 20 December. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He is survived by his wife, Olga Cienega.

Edward Dougherty, 72, of Devine, Texas, passed away 30 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Texas. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Dougherty.

Orville Burton, 92, of Davison, Michigan, passed away 29 December. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in Michigan and Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Burton, in 2013.

Ilona Golden, 79, of Waverly, New York, passed away 25 December. She was the wife of retired minister and evangelist Ronald Golden, who served in New York.

Norma Gunter, 85, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away 3 December. She was the widow of retired minister and evangelist Ansel Gunter, who served in Arkansas, Alabama, Hawaii, California, Missippi, and Arizona. Ansel Gunter passed away in 2007.

Dorothy Henderson, 86, of Kanawha, Iowa, passed away 29 December. She was the widow of retired minister Theodore Henderson, who served in Iowa. Theodore Henderson passed away in.

George Johnson, 58, of Washington, Indiana, passed away 25 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Johnson.

W. Dayton Lockard, 90, of Charleston, West Virginia, passed away 20 December. He was a retired minister and evangelist, serving in West Virginia and Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lockard, in 2011.

J. Robert Meade, 80, of Raymond, Washington, passed away 29 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, California, Washington, Missouri, and Oregon. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Meade.

Goldie Richie, 80, of Payson, Arizona, passed away 24 December. She was the wife of retired minister and evangelist Benjamin Richie Sr., who served in Colorado, Arizona, and California.

Harmon Schmelzenbach, 83, of Floral City, Florida, passed away 2 January. He was a retired missionary, serving in Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Zaire. He is survived by his wife, retired missionary Beverly Schmelzenbach.

Sam Storkson, 69, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away 26 December. He was a retired minister, serving in Missouri, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Adele Storkson.

Bonita Swope, 81, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away 23 December. She was the wife of retired minister Watson Swope, who served in New York, Ohio, and Georgia.

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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