In Memoriam: 9 February 2018

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 5-9 February 2018.

Stephen Bement, 58, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away 5 February. He was a minister, previously serving in Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Denise Bement.

Patricia Bolerjack, 89, of Yukon, Oklahoma, passed away 1 February. She is survived by her husband, retired minister and educator Roy T. Bolerjack, who served in Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, and Colorado.

Javier Emilio Paniagua Ossa, 67, of Valley Stream, New York, passed away 21 January. He was a minister, serving at Iglesia del Nazareno Senda de Restauración y Vida in Port Washington, New York. He also served in Colombia and Texas. He is survived by his wife, Flor Paniagua. 

Calvin Fender, 90, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away 5 February. He was a retired minister, serving in Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancye Fender, in 2013.

Gwendolyn Lewis, 91, of Salem, Oregon, passed away 29 January. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister and evangelist Vern Lewis, who served in Kansas, Oregon, and Alaska. Vern Lewis passed away in 2009.

Rosalie Shaw, 60, of Millinocket, Maine, passed away 1 February. She is survived by her husband, retired minister David Shaw, who served in Maine, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. 

Dorothy Walton, 88, of Jamestown, New York, passed away 1 February. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister, educator, and evangelist Clifford Walton, who served in Ohio, Michigan, and New England. Clifford Walton passed away in 2015. 

Betty Wright, 86, of Linville, North Carolina, passed away 29 January. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired minister and evangelist E. Guy Wright, who served in West Virginia, Virginia, Pensylvania, and Texas. E. Wright passed away in 2002.

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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