In Memoriam: 5 May 2023

In Memoriam: 5 May 2023

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Nazarene News Staff
| 04 May 2023
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The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 1-5 May 2023.

Richard Bruce, 84, of Wildwood, Florida, passed away 1 May 2023. He was a retired minister who served in Michigan and Florida. He is survived by his wife, Donna Bruce.

Donald Crenshaw, 94, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away 4 May 2023. Donald was a retired minister and evangelist who served in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. He also served as a missionary in Argentina from 1961-1967. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, who passed away in 2008.

Virginia DaCosta, 84, of Brockton, Massachusetts, passed away 27 April 2023. She was the wife of Autilio DaCosta, a minister who serves at Brockton Church of the Nazarene. 

Merle Goodrich, 85, of Sebring, Florida, passed away 23 April 2023. He was a retired minister who served in Ohio and Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Goodrich, who passed away in 2018.

Sharon Keena, 82, of Avondale, Arizona, passed away 29 April 2023. She was the wife of Vergil Keena, a retired minister who served in California.

Richard Lee, 76, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away 2 May 2023. He was a minister who served in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Julie Lee. 

Hannah Thach, 69, of Long Beach, California, passed away 20 April 2023. She was a minister who served at Long Beach Bixby North Cambodian Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Aaron Thach.

S. Oren Woodward, 84, of Berne, Indiana, passed away 28 April 2023. He was a retired minister who served in Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Florida, and Kentucky. 

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 Nazarene News

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