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Emily Adams

February 16th, 1997 - October 4th, 2018

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Miss Emily Astrid Adams, age 21 of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away Thursday October 4, 2018 in Siloam Springs from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

A daughter of Todd and Deborah Adams, she was born February 16, 1997 in France having lived most of her life in Indonesia and the last two years in Arkansas. She was a student pursuing a nursing degree at the John Brown University in Siloam Springs. She was a member of the First Alliance Church of Toccoa. 

Survivors include her parents, Todd and Deborah Adams of Indonesia; two brothers and sister-in-law, Sullivan and Natalie Adams and Beau Adams of Toccoa; one sister, Jordan Adams of Toccoa Falls; grandparents Virgil and Bonnie Adams and Jim and Ann Hemminger of Toccoa; a number of cousins. 

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Don Anderson

July 7th, 1929 - March 23rd, 2015

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Henry “Don” Anderson of Calgary, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 in his home surrounded by loved ones, after a brief battle with recurring lymphoma cancer at the age of 85 years.

 

Don was born in Brooks, AB on July 7, 1929 to parents Henry and Dorothy Anderson. He graduated from Crescent Heights High School and further received a degree in Theology from the Canadian Bible College in Regina. Don married Glenna Miller on September 20, 1952.

 

Don and Glenna pastored in Arcola, SK until God called them to missionary service in the Baliem Valley, in Irian Jaya. They spent 24 years ministering to and with the people in Irian, (known as West Papua). After some work in the new home construction field, Don was called to represent Trans World Radio in Western Canada, where he served until retirement.

 

Don is survived by his children, son Gerald (Michelle) Anderson, daughter Lenna (Kelly) Heffernan, daughter Priscilla (David) Unger, and five grandchildren Hunter, Walker, Canyon, Aniela and Hannah, sister Pat (Mervyn) Alfred, as well as numerous family and friends. Don was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Glenna Anderson, and in 1973 by his brother Gordon Anderson.

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Glenna Anderson (Miller)

- - April 27th, 2014

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ANDERSON, Glenna Lavera (nee Miller) - beloved wife of Donavon Anderson of Calgary, Alberta passed away on April 27, 2014 at the age of 86 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband and children Gerald (Michelle) Anderson, Lenna (Kelly) Heffermann, Priscilla (David) Unger, and five grandchildren Hunter, Walker, Canyon, Ariela, and Hannah. Also sister June (Don) MacDonald, Isobel Brown, Margaret Proctor, Jim (Eileen) Miller, Sharon (Wayne) Harris all living in Ontario, plus many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Marion and Jim Miller, sister Buelah Steer, Geraldine McKillop, John Miller and Eleanor Lee. Glenna received her education at the one room Ottewell School, Wiarton High School, and after working a short time in Owen Sound went on to Regina Bible School where she met and married Don. In 1958 they went as one of the first white missionary husband and wife teams to the Baliem Valley in what was once Dutch New Guinea, but now known as West Irian, Indonesia. They spent 18 years there doing the Lord's work coming home on furlough's to Canada. Before coming home on one furlough they cared for a wee baby girl who's mother had died. Not wanting to leave her they had to return home and proceeded with the adoption of 2 children. They returned once again to the Valley taking their 2 children with them and in time they also adopted the wee girl they cared for. After finalizing their missionary work they returned to Canada with the 3 children and settled in Calgary, Alberta and raised their family. Since that time they have returned to the Valley numerous times as they have maintained fond connections with the people, and lifelong friendships with other missionaries who worked there. They made one last trip as recent as March 2014 arriving home on April 18, 2014. In Glenna's words, it was a trip of a lifetime. Her family in Ontario is so very happy for her that she got to go one last time. 

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Jim Andres

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Margorie Bock (Holmes)

February 9th, 1929 - May 11th, 2007

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Marjorie E. (Holmes) Bock, 78, of West Newfield, died May 11 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.
     She was born in Dover, N.H. on Feb. 9, 1929, a daughter of the Rev. Lester C. and Susan (Maling) Holmes. She attended schools in Worcester, Mass., and Cambridge, Mass., and graduated from Waterboro High School in 1946. She was a 1950 graduate of Gordon College in Boston, Mass.
     On June 10, 1950, she was married to Henry Bock Jr. in a double ceremony with her sister Elizabeth and her husband P. Bishop Covell at the Alfred Parish Church.
     The Bocks served as missionaries in Dutch New Guinea (now Papua, Indonesia) from 1954 to 1969. She engaged in pioneer work, Bible translation, literacy and some medical work. Upon their return to New England, Marjorie served several Baptist congregations as the pastor's wife. The Bocks served churches in Somersworth, N.H., West Buxton and Kittery Point. Upon retirement, they served 11 other congregations as interim pastor and wife in the coastal York County area. She was loved and respected throughout the areas in which she lived and worked with her husband.
     She was predeceased by her parents; stepmother Grace (Milliken) Holmes; brothers Philip A. Holmes, the Rev. Chandler M. Holmes, and Ralph Holmes; and sister Shirley Clarke.
     Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Henry Bock Jr. of West Newfield; three sisters, Phyllis Mugridge of York, Elizabeth Covell of Eastham, Mass., and Ruth Hammond and her husband Rodney of Lyman; and several nieces and nephews.

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Fran Boggs (Burtner)

March 9th, 1923 - November 23rd, 2013

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Mary Frances "Pinky" (Burtner) Boggs, 90, of Cabot passed away Saturday and is now at home with her Lord and Savior who she faithfully served with gladness.
She was born on March 9, 1923, in Jefferson Township, to the late Forest H. Burtner and Mary Lena (Giles) Burtner.
Mrs. Boggs was an alumni of Butler High School. She was a member of the Calvary Church of Santa Ana, Calif., and attended the Crosswinds Alliance Church of Butler. Fran, with her husband, George, was a missionary with the Mission Aviation Fellowship and served in Papua (Dutch New Guinea), Laos, Philippines, Kalimantan (Borneo) and Redlands, Calif. She retired on April 4, 1990.
Frances Boggs is survived by her husband, George E. Boggs, who she married on May 20, 1946; her son, Barton A. Boggs and his wife, Mary Helen, of Papillion, Neb.; her three daughters, Beverly J. Sasse of Butler, Brenda L. Hall and her husband, Wesley, of Irvington, Va., and Beth Ann Jones and her husband, Rob, of Hooper, Colo.; her nine grandchildren; and her 19 great-grandchildren. Her four brothers, Roger, Vernon, Wendell and Harry Burtner; her two sisters, Joyce Trumbauer and Marilyn Glasgow; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

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George Boggs

April 3rd, 1923 - April 10th, 2015

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George E. Boggs, 92, of Cabot met his Savior with a smile on his face on Friday at the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia.
He was born April 3, 1923, in Pittsburgh to the late William B. Boggs and Catherine G. (Ward) Boggs.
Mr. Boggs attended Taylor University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. He was a Naval Aviation cadet and served as a captain in the 
U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. God used his training as a fighter pilot, landing and taking off aircraft carriers to prepare him for his missionary ministry for landing on short rugged jungle airstrips.
George, with his wife Fran, was a missionary pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship and served in Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya), Laos, Philippines, Kalimantan (Borneo) and Redlands, Calif. He retired on April 4, 1990.
Mr. Boggs was a member of the Calvary Church of Santa Ana, Calif., and attended the CMA Church on Freeport Road.
George is survived by one son, Barton A. Boggs and his wife, Mary Helen, of Papillion, Neb.; three daughters, Beverly J. Sasse of Butler, Brenda L. Hall and her husband, Wesley, of Irvington, Va., and Beth Ann Jones and her husband, Rob, of Hooper, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances "Pinky" (Burtner) Boggs, whom he married May 20, 1946; one son, Bryan; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; two brothers; and one sister.

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Dar Bone

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Mary Frances Bozeman (Lord)

April 27th, 1931 - January 14th, 2014

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Mary Frances Bozeman, 82, resident of DeLand, was ushered into heaven to see her Saviors face on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. She was born to James and Mary Lord on April 27th, 1931 in Pensacola, Florida. She attended Toccoa Falls Bible College where she met her husband Thomas C Bozeman. They were married in 1952 and began pastoring the Alliance Church in Delray Beach. In 1955 they became missionaries with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and they served and lived among the Dani tribe in the Baliem Valley for over 35 years. After her husband's death in 1986, she continued ministering with the Christian and Missionary Alliance at Dalat School in Penang, Malaysia. In 1991 she became the Director of Women's Ministries at Deltona Alliance Church in Deltona, Florida for 12 years. During that time she served two terms as Alliance Women's District President. After a life of dedicated service, she retired from full time ministry in 2003. Her passion for studying the Word of God, and caring and praying for others, will be greatly missed. Fran is survived by her five children; Rosalind Hutchinson of Cumming, Georgia, Thomas Bozeman of Memphis, Tennessee, Esther Frazier of Port Orange, Florida, Linda Isais of Volusia Country, Florida, and Ryan Bozeman of Sanford, Florida. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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Tom Bozeman

- - 1986

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Pat Breuker (Mohr)

April 14th, 1945 - November 22nd, 2002

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Patricia Joy Breuker, age 57, of Grandville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 22. 
Her mother Lorraine Mohr preceded her in death. 
Surviving are her husband of 36 years Robert; daughter Sheryl Kevin Hoek; grandchildren, Crystal and Ryan; her father Earl Mohr of Jenison; brother Mark Rachael of Texas; sisters, Judy David Smelser of Jenison, Janene Jerry Kinniburgh of Montana, Barb Scott Welton of Rockford; and nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. 
Pat and Bob recently celebrated 35 years of service with Mission Aviation Fellowship, having served in Indonesia from 1968 until 2001 when they returned to the USA as a result of Pat having been diagnosed with cancer. 

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Marj Bromley (Teague)

June 19th, 1927 - October 8th, 2014

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Marjorie Jean Bromley, age 87, a retired missionary with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, died Wednesday October 8th following a stroke in Charlotte, NC. 

She was born in Maffra, Victoria, Australia, June 19, 1927, daughter of Reginald Joseph and Alice May Teague. She married H. Myron Bromley on February 8, 1958.

Marj was a graduate of MacRobertson Girls High School of Melbourne, Australia, and received her Medical Degree from the University of Melbourne in 1951. She was a member of the Australian Medical Association. She went into general practice for three years and then obtained a diploma from Melbourne Bible Institute. She attended the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Australia, where she met missionary Myron Bromley. They were married in Australia, and served as missionaries together in the Baliem Valley of what was then Dutch New Guinea and is now the province of Papua, Indonesia. For 35 years she served as a missionary doctor, wife, and mother with a heart’s desire to help people physically and to lead them into a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Marj gave wholeheartedly of herself to the lives of the Papuan people, treating their diseases, training them in basic nutrition and mother & child healthcare, and training local healthcare providers to serve in village clinics. She headed up the medical program of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, worked together with other medical ministries throughout the province, and also gave richly and lovingly to the lives of her fellow-missionaries. She supported her husband in his Bible translation ministry; and raised and loved her three children deeply. Marj and Myron retired to the USA in 1993. After moving to the Union County area, she continued to serve in the local church, to keep informed of local and world events, writing letters to the editor in regard to issues of concern to her, while still enjoying the daily crossword puzzles. All the while she continued to care for the lives and hearts of those around her. Marj has been a beautiful doorway through which our deeply-caring, advocating, passionate, life-giving God has been expressed.

Marj is survived by her husband H. Myron Bromley, her son Mark Bromley, her daughters Elisabeth and Lois Bromley, and her granddaughters Rahme and Maia von Erkel-Bromley, now residing with their mother Elisabeth in Australia. Marj was the youngest of her own family and was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Leonard and Harold Teague, and her sister Florence May Oldmeadow.

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Myron Bromley

March 23rd, 1925 - July 26th, 2016

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Dr. H. Myron Bromley, son of Harry M. Bromley and Ethel May (nee Horth) Bromley, was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania on March 23, 1925, and died on July 26, 2016. Myron graduated from Meadville High School in 1942 and served with the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. He attended Allegheny College and graduated from Houghton College, NY in 1948. Then, while attending Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, he heard God’s call to missionary service. In 1951 he received his Bachelor of Divinity from Asbury, and went on to study and teach at St. Paul Bible Institute (now Crown College), MN. He received his M.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1958, an honorary Litt. D from Houghton College in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1971. In 1954, Myron followed God’s call and went overseas, joining other pioneer missionaries entering the remote mountainous region of then Dutch New Guinea, now the province Papua, Indonesia. On February 8, 1958, he married Marjorie Jean, an Australian Medical Doctor. Together they served in Papua for almost 40 years, many of those years in the mountain mission station, Tangma. Myron’s passion was for language analysis and translation in the service of God’s word, and it was to this cause that he devoted his many gifts. He was instrumental, not only in learning, analyzing and creating a writing system for the language of Tangma, but in assisting other missionaries to learn local languages and translation skills, as well as training indigenous translators to carry on the work. He supported his wife Marj in her medical work, attended to the many needs of a remote mission station, and preached the good news of Jesus Christ. He loved his three children deeply, as well as his many “spiritual children.” He is remembered by many as a humble kind man and a brilliant linguist. In Papua he is revered and loved by thousands whose lives were changed. In 1993 Myron and Marj returned to the USA to retire. After moving to North Carolina, he became active not only in the local church, but also in the lives of his neighbors, often going to visit and pray with them. In 2014, the Lord took Marj home to be with Him. Alone, Myron moved in 2015 to DeLand, Florida, where he entered the Alliance Community for Retirement Living and much appreciated the friendliness of his fellow residents. Myron Bromley was a fortunate man, blessed by the God he served. He lived his life’s dream, he loved his work, he created an enduring legacy, he married the woman he loved, he maintained his intelligence and independence throughout his 91 years, and had the beautiful caring support of his youngest daughter, Lois. On July 26, following a heart attack at Central Regional Florida Hospital in Sanford, FL, Myron suddenly went home to be with his Lord. He has shed his burdens now, and can simply be loved. Myron is survived by his son Mark Bromley, his daughters Elisabeth and Lois Bromley, and his beloved granddaughters Rahme and Maia von Erkel-Bromley, who reside with their mother Elisabeth in Australia. Myron was the youngest of his own family and was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Bromley, and his sister, Florence Bromley.

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Judy Carne

August 7th, 1938 - April 14th, 2019

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Judy Ann Carne went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 14, 2019, following a massive stroke.
She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on August 7, 1938. She grew up in Charleston, WV and moved to California in 1956 where she met her future husband Bill. They were married June 11, 1961. Following her schooling at Biola University and Bill's at Moody Bible Institute, they were appointed as missionaries in 1961 by Crossworld mission to Dutch New Guinea (Papua, Indonesia) to work with tribal people in the Central Highlands.
In 1975 she was diagnosed with cancer and they along with their two children, Rachel and Jonathan, returned to the states. Following her surgery, she returned to school and became a Registered Nurse with a specialty in labor and delivery. Bill returned to school and after graduating from seminary, served as Pastor at two churches in California for 26 years.
They moved to Leland, NC in 2006 and are active at First Baptist Church of Leland teaching Sunday School classes and supervising the Food Bank Ministry. She has taught children for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years; a daughter Rachel of Elmwood, NE with her husband Jeff and their three children Ian, Rose and Colton, and a great grandson Tyger; son Jonathan of Wilmington with wife Michelle and their three children, Jacob, Ethan, and Christian; a brother Dr. John Emery of California and many nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends. Her love for Jesus and others was her calling card.

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Harold Catto

June 1st, 1927 - April 30th, 2012

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Rev. Harold W. Catto, 84, of Bradenton, formerly of Canada died April 30, 2012.
Survivors include his sons, Robert of Geneva, Fla., and Bill of Cape Coral; sister Mary Lou Cook of Canada; and six grandchildren.

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Mary Catto

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Art Clark

- - 2018

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Betty Clarke

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David Cole

- - January 19th, 2015

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COLE, David - At his residence on Monday January 19, 2015. David Melvin Cole of Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Dina (nee Reemeyer) Cole (2013). Loved father of Larry Cole and his wife Erica and Bruce Cole and his wife Vicki. Dear grandfather of Jeremy (Anna) Cole, Laura (Abe) Wolfgang, Kevin Cole, Matthew Cole, Michael Cole, Tyler Cole, Trevor Cole and great grandfather to Nathaniel, Evan, Lillian and Andy. David was a veteran of WWII serving with the Algonquin Regiment. After the war, David and his wife Dina and their family served as missionaries in Indonesia for over 36 years.

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Dina Cole (Reemeyer)

- - April 21st, 2013

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COLE, Dina - At Sakura House, Woodstock on Sunday April 21, 2013. Dina D. (Reemeyer) Cole of RR# 3, Woodstock in her 90th year. Beloved wife of David M. Cole for over 56 years. Dear mother of Larry Cole and his wife Erica of Pueblo, Colorado and Bruce Cole and his wife Vicki of Richardson, Texas. Loved grandmother of Jeremy (Anna) Cole, Laura (Abe) Wolfgang, Kevin Cole, Matthew Cole, Michael Cole, Tyler Cole. Trevor Cole and great grandmother to Nathaniel and Evan. Predeceased by her brothers Burt and Dick. Dina served during WW II with the Dutch Military in Indonesia. After the war, Dina and her husband returned to Indonesia as missionaries and stayed for over 35 years. Dina was a member of South Zorra Baptist Church.

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Gracie Cutts

- - January 21st, 2005

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Grace B. Cutts, known to the Alliance family as Gracie, went to be with the Lord today, January 21, 2005, in Toccoa, Georgia, at the age of 80. Gracie and her husband, Bill (who died in 1997), served as C&MA missionaries to Indonesia for 38 years. 

Bill and Gracie went to Irian Jaya in 1948 and were involved in pioneer literacy work, Bible translation, Bible school teaching, and church planting, specifically among the Moni people. They fostered the translation and publication of the Moni Bible from beginning to end. Gracie touched the lives of many people all over the world with her fiery spunk, her heart for the hurting and unreached, and her passionate love for her Lord. 

Gracie is survived by her four children: John Cutts, Amy Meredith, Faith Ritchey, and Bill Cutts, Jr.

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William (Bill) Cutts

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Pat Dale

- - 2006

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Stan Dale

- - September 25th, 1968

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Bruno de Leeuw

November 20th, 1925 - January 23rd, 2015

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Greatly loved, and missed by all who knew him, Bruno de Leeuw passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home. Many friends and family had come to hold his hand, pray with him and say goodbye. And though Bruno could no longer respond, we know he heard each one. After four years of one medical emergency after another and being debilitated by Parkinson's disease and cancer, he was more than ready to go.
Born Nov. 20, 1925, in Scheveningen (Port of the Hague), Netherlands, to a Dutch father and a lovely German mother, Bruno was the second of three children, an older sister and younger brother. In their youth they had great escapades among the herring casks along the harbor and the dunes of the North Sea, or played soccer or rolled hoops on the cobblestones. Bruno and his brother loved steam trains and spent hours watching them in the Hague Station. He was so shy that when he first went to school, his sister's help was essential. The two of them also went by train to visit family in Hamburg, Germany.
At the beginning of World War II, he was taken out of high school and put into a Dutch workforce. In less than a year, the Germans took him captive and he became slave labor, working mostly in the submarine yards in Hamburg. At the end of the war, he found their home in Holland bombed and had to search for his family.
After two years as a sergeant major in charge of troop supplies in the Dutch East Indies, he decided to emigrate to Canada. He did two years apprenticeship on dairy farms in South Holland in order to prepare for this. In 1951, he arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For his religion, he told them, "European heathen." Over the next two years, he traveled westward to Vancouver, British Columbia, working an amusing variety of jobs as he went. Returning to Calgary, he obtained work in the Revelstoke Lumberyard in Innisfail, Alberta, where he rented a room from a Baptist minister and his wife. Every Sunday he walked or read, ignoring the invitation to attend church. However, as he watched the life of his landlord, he saw something there he had never seen before. Finally, his curiosity got the best of him and he went to church. When he got inside, he was surprised to find friendly people rousing, singing and good plain preaching - something he'd never seen in Holland.
During the drive to an "open house" at a Bible school in Calgary, his friend asked him if he'd ever considered asking Jesus into his heart. "Maybe someday," was his reply. That night, the student he roomed with asked him the same question and Bruno knew that God was speaking to him. He dropped to his knees, confessed his sins and asked Jesus to come into his heart and be his Savior and Lord. He went to bed, had a good night's sleep and woke up with the assurance that his life was changed forever. He returned to Innisfail, resigned his position, and began attending three years of Berean Bible College.
Bruno felt called to missions in Dutch New Guinea (West Papua). He pastored two years at Innisfail after Bible college, waiting to be accepted for Dutch New Guinea.
In November 1960, he left for 24 years of service in Dutch New Guinea. He married Marlys during his first furlough in October 1964. He had to leave her behind in March 1965 to finish her nurse's training and prepare for joining him in New Guinea. At that time in West New Guinea, there were 250 tribes with separate unwritten languages; many of these tribes were cannibals. Two years of linguistic training in North Dakota had prepared him for the formidable task of creating written languages for these people in the Eastern Highlands. He preached, taught, translated scripture, evangelized and encouraged the people to write worship songs while he trekked thousands of miles in some of the most unforgiving terrain in the world. In his third term, a Bible school was established with national teachers, which had been his biggest desire. The family returned to Canada in 1981.
It is not so much the myriad amazing deeds that composed his earthly life as it is who he was. With his compassionate heart reaching out to all around him, his beautiful voice lifted in praise to his God, his kind and gentle ways with every living creature, his heart-warming smile and the twinkle in his lovely blue eyes - this is the Bruno de Leeuw we all know and love.
In 2011, Bruno returned to West Papua to celebrate with the people he served for the 50th anniversary of the coming of the Gospel to the Eastern Highlands. It was his last big trip before heaven.

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Daniel Dekker

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Christopher Leon Dillinger

November 7th, 1961 - 2018

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Dr. Ken Dresser

1933 - -

http://knoxworldmission.com/kdresser/kdresser.htm

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Gaylord Dupont

November 16th, 1935 - May 2nd, 2018

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Gaylord Martin DuPont of Spokane, Washington, died peacefully at home at the age of 82 after a 2 1/2 year extended illness. Gaylord was born and raised in Cochranton, Pennsylvania and lived there until 1970. He was one of five children born to the late Preston and Erma DuPont and was the beloved husband of Beverly (Linton) DuPont for 64 years. Gaylord will forever be remembered by his brother, Jim DuPont and sister, Janet Tinkler (husband, Danny); children Kathy (DuPont) Belch (husband Jon) and Chuck DuPont (wife Jody); beloved grandchildren, Stephanie Stone, Dallas Belch, Brynn DuPont, Rachael Belch and Sara Fossum; treasured great-grandchildren, Nikki Stone, Carter, Corbin and Chase Belch and Riley Baum. He is preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Erma DuPont, brothers, Dale and Larry DuPont and precious granddaughter, Michelle Joy Belch. Gaylord was a skilled mechanical draftsman and carpenter. Gaylord and Beverly moved to Three Hills, Alberta, Canada to attend Prairie Bible College for Bible training in 1970. They spent 10 years in Papua, Indonesia as house parents to missionary children then moved to Spokane in 1984. While living in Spokane, he worked at Gus Johnson Ford, BMC West in the door shop and then retired from driving school bus for children with disabilities for District 81 at the age of 78. He loved hunting, fishing and golfing, but his greatest love and joy were his family. Gaylord touched the lives of many people in his quiet way with his generosity, willingness to help others at a moment's notice and faithfulness to his Lord and to his family. He was a true example of the hands and feet of Christ's love in his daily interaction with those he met.

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Douglas Eager

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David Eckman

- - 1980

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Born to Percy Eckman and Emily Nealy. David Frederick Eckman married Carolyn Wormer. He passed away in 1980.

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Delys Erickson

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Garret Erickson

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Edward Tritt and Walter Erikson

- - September 28th, 1952

http://www.nancybkennedy.com/the_story_of_walter_erikson_and_edward_tritt_90087.htm

https://horizons.team.org/stories/team-history-papua

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8RSP7HzNZ0

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Roberta Fanberg (Hazlett)

February 12th, 1955 - July 11th, 2017

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Robbi Lynn Hazlett Fanberg was born on February 12th, 1955 to John and Mary Hazlett. She passed into the presence of our Lord on July 11th, 2017 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Robbi was raised on the mission field of Irian Jaya, Indonesia and attended high school at Dalat School in Panang, Malasia. She studied at Saint Paul Bible College (Crown College) where she met her husband Chuck. She studied Nursing at Ramsey Community College and worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years at St. Joseph’s hospital in St. Paul. She later completed her Bachelor’s degree at Crown College, and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care at Bethel Seminary.

In 1988, along with her husband Chuck and two sons, Ryan and Drew, the Fanberg family began missionary service with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Venezuela. While serving in Venezuela, Robbi gave birth to her daughter, Melanie. Together they served for four years church planting in Venezuela followed by ministry in Trujillo, Peru where they served 10 years. In Trujillo, she served in church planting doing ministries of music, youth ministry, and as a seminary professor. In 2001 she was an integral team member in the plant of the America Sur Alliance Church, serving as the wife of the lead pastor in ministries of music, counselling, and discipleship. Robbi was one of the last Spanish ministry missionaries to serve with The Alliance in Peru prior to the mission completing its work in that country.

In 2006, along with her husband Chuck, she transferred to the country of Costa Rica to work in Church Development in Central America. Robbi’s heart was dedicated to seeing churches planted in places where the message of Jesus was most needed. This passion brought Chuck and Robbi to the city of Escazu, a suburb of San Jose, which was the home of the most affluent but unchurched people of the country. To build personal relationships in this difficult area, Robbi followed God’s leading to open a coffee shop as a point of contact with the community. Robbi named the coffee shop Dulce Refugio, which means “The Sweet Refuge.” The ambiance of Dulce Refugio reflected the elegance and warmth of Robbi’s character. It was a place where people saw Robbi’s love for Jesus and for them.

Robbi’s battle with cancer began early in 2014 when she was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung cancer. This was a shocking diagnosis for one who had never smoked. Robbi battled valiantly because she loved life, loved her family, and loved the Lord. Her desire was to return to ministry in Costa Rica. As a cancer patient, her life was a testimony of faith in God and love for others. She recognized that the number of her days was in God’s hands, and she lived daily with the confidence that she someday be in God’s presence.

Her greatest joys were spending time with her 3 children and their spouses, and her 4 grandchildren. She is survived by Chuck, her loving husband of 40 years; her son Ryan and wife Nikki with their children, Jordan and Addison; her son Drew and his wife Alissa with their children Kya and Devin; and her daughter Melanie Schultz with her husband Joel. She took great joy in seeing her children grow up to be successful and God loving, and marry spouses of the same character. She is also survived by her parents, John and Mary Hazlett and her brother Brad with his wife, Joyce; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

As a way to praise God for each breath of life, during her last year she played the flute on the worship team at the River of Life Church, where she was a long-time member. Robbi lived a life that reflected God’s love to all that she met. She touched the lives of thousands around the world as a friend, servant, and mentor. She leaves behind a legacy of faithfulness to God and now rejoices in the presence of her Heavenly Father. Robbi is greatly missed by those she leaves behind.

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Pat Fillmore

- - August 3rd, 2017

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Patricia Anne Fillmore, 85, formerly of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and Bradenton, Florida, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 3, 2017. Pat was a nurse and dedicated her life to serving Jesus Christ. She attended Moody Bible Institute, and was a missionary in Irian Jaya for over forty years, bringing both worldly and spiritual health to a primitive Papuan tribe. Pat was preceded in death by siblings Margaret Brand, Donald Fillmore, Barbara Jones, and Joyce Brunelle. She is survived by siblings Alice Hibbs, Corydon, IN, and James (Bud) Fillmore, Paradise, CA, and many nieces and nephews.

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Doris Frazier (Davenport)

September 10th, 1930 - August 11th, 1997

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Born in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, USA on 10 Sep 1930 to Harry Francis Davenport and Christina Mary Duguid. Doris Mae Davenport had 5children. She passed away on 11 Aug 1997 in Melbourne, Florida, USA.

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Robert Frazier

- - November 8th, 2008

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Robert Rhodes Frazier passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2008, in Palm Bay, FL. Robert was preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Doris Davenport of Turtle Creek, PA and a son, Robert Rhodes Frazier, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Helen Frazier; his three sons, John (Esther) Frazier of Port Orange, FL, Steve (Lisa) Frazier of Columbia, MO, and Tim (Pam) Frazier of Harrisville, NY; one daughter, Mary Kathryn Loraus of Daytona Beach, FL; two brothers, Richard (Dorothy) Frazier of Efland, NC, and Raymond (Cathy) Frazier of Burlington, NC; one sister, Sara Phelps of Valrico, FL; three brothers-in-law, David (Belle) Davenport, of Minnesota, Harry (Edwina) Davenport of Winter Garden, FL and Tom Edds of Palm Bay, FL; ten grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

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Robert Rhodes Frazier, Jr

June 12th, 1958 - May 26th, 1988

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Born in Manokwari, Netherlands New, Guinea on 12 Jun 1958 to Doris Mae Davenport. Robert Rhodes Frazier passed away on 26 May 1988 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

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Winnie Frost

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Dustin Gardner

January 11th, 1987 - 1989

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Alice Gibbons (Berndt)

October 29th, 1930 - July 26th, 2017

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Alice Verdelle Gibbons, daughter of Robert P. Rhoads and Gladys Alice (nee Berndt) Rhoads, was born in Glendale, California on October 29, 1930 and died on July 26, 2017 in Ripon, California.  Alice graduated from Burbank High School in 1948.  She attended the Alliance church in Glendale, CA and heard God’s call to missionary service.  In 1951 she graduated from Simpson Bible Institute (Simpson University) then located in Seattle.  Alice met Don Gibbons during a summer ministry time on Whidbey Island. Don and Alice were married on June 30, 1951 then served in Paulina, Oregon with Village Missions for two years. They were sent out as missionaries by the Christian and Missionary Alliance, setting out on an ocean freighter to Papua, Indonesia (then known as Netherlands New Guinea).  They were among the first outsiders to contact stone age tribes in the Ilaga and Beoga valleys. In their 42 years of service they saw the good news of Jesus Christ transform the lives of these tribal people. The darkness of fear, spirit worship and constant warfare was transformed into peace and forgiveness from God. Alice worked as a full partner in this ministry spearheading literacy programs, writing Sunday School curriculum and seminar presentations and personally teaching future church leaders about the Bible.

Alice wrote two books that chronicle their lives and ministry in Papua.  “The People Time Forgot” and “Where the Earth Ends.”  After returning to the USA, Alice was active in their churches and community in Paradise, and Ripon, California. Alice and Don celebrated 66 years of marriage in June. Alice is survived by her husband, Don (Donald), their daughters Kathleen Brooks (Tim), Joyce Parker, Lori Clark (Dave), Helen White (Doug), Darlene LeTexier (John); and 13 grandchilden: Christy, Matthew, Eric, Dane, Joshua, Kevin, Jesse, Aaron, Caleb, Rachel, Daniel, Jack, and Karis; and 15 great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Robert Rhoads, Ralph Rhoads and Miriam Johnston as well as nieces and nephews.  

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Donald Gibbons

October 29th, 1926 - January 14th, 2018

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Donald Clyde Gibbons, son of Clyde John Gibbons and Florence Eunice (Meyers)Gibbons, was born in Lavoye, Wyoming (now a ghost town)  on October 29, 1926 and died on January 14, 2018  in Modesto, California.  In 1949 Don met his sweetheart, Alice (Rhoads) Gibbons on Whidbey Island, WA where both were engaged in summer ministry.  Don, who was pursuing training for overseas missions, followed Alice to Seattle’s Simpson Bible Institute (Simpson University) graduating in 1951.   Don and Alice married on June 30, 1951.  They moved to remote Paulina, Oregon for 2 years to plant a Village Missions church. 

In 1953 The Christian and Missionary Alliance sent Don and Alice on an ocean freighter to the tribal people of what was then known as Netherlands New Guinea, now the province of Papua, Indonesia.  Don and fellow missionary, Gordon Larson, hiked for days under dangerous conditions to reach the Ilaga valley, becoming the first outsiders to live among the stone-aged nationals residing there. For the next 42 years Don and Alice  were at the center of an amazing  movement among these people as hundreds came to know Jesus and  God’s Good News spread from tribe to tribe. This incredible story of hope and joy is told in Alice’s book, The People Time Forgot.  If you would like to read it for yourself, call or text Joyce at 209-499-4121 to make arrangements. 

God had equipped Don to serve as a missionary in this setting.  Don’s gifts included hiking long distances quickly, connecting with people of different cultures, quickly picking up a new language and communicating the gospel in innovative and culturally appropriate ways. Over the years, he explored remote places, gladly took on danger and hardship, and creatively repaired and built things using the few materials at hand. He also supervised the building of airstrips that allowed for the first planes to land in the interior of Papua. Together with Alice, he ran medical clinics, taught Bible School, created curriculum for those students, and was a pastor to many.  Don’s love for people helped him make friends around the world and inspired many to support international missions.

After returning to the USA to retire Don was active in churches in Paradise, CA and Ripon, CA.  His garden in Ripon made the Manteca Bulletin in 2009, and he loved trading produce at the Senior Center. Don and Alice celebrated 66 years of marriage in June of 2017.  He was devoted to caring for Alice and trying to out-live her, which was her strong desire.   When she passed away in July of 2017, he stopped pushing himself and let others take care of him.  Don loved Alice. He loved everyone else. Most of all, he loved God. 

 Don is survived by his five daughters, Kathy Brooks (Tim), Joyce Parker, Lori Clark (Dave), Helen White (Doug), and Darlene LeTexier(John); by 13 grandchildren, Christy Matthew, Eric, Dane, Aaron, Caleb, Rachel, Joshua, Kevin, Jesse, Daniel, Jack and Karis; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

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Betty Greene

1920 - April 10th, 1997

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Betty Greene: missionary aviatrix. Although the label is like the breathless title of a '50s comic book, it's a pretty fair summary of the true-life adventures of Elizabeth Everts "Betty" Greene.

Born in Seattle in 1920, Ms. Greene took a shine to flying after older brother Joe took it up.

When World War II began, although women were restricted from flying combat missions, Ms. Greene did the next best thing: She finished her degree in sociology at the University of Washington early so she could join the Women's Airforce Service Pilots.

She flew several kinds of military planes during the war and did experimental work on high-altitude flights. Ms. Greene even flew a plane towing a target, while her twin brother, Bill, fired artillery at it from the ground.

After the war, Ms. Greene, a devout Presbyterian, helped found the Missionary Aviation Fellowship.

"She was interested in missionary aviation and the notion that airplanes could help in the remote portions of the world," said her brother Al Greene.

From the late 1940s until the 1960s, Ms. Greene ferried missionaries to some of Mexico's and South America's most out-of-the-way settlements. She also likely was the first woman to fly over the rugged Andes. Ms. Greene also flew throughout New Guinea and Africa, where the Sudanese Parliament had to proclaim a dispensation before the woman could fly her Cessna 180 in the country. "They called her `The Golden Voice of the Sudan' because she was a woman, and of course there weren't any women on the radio waves" between the airplane and the ground, Al Greene said.

Ms. Greene, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Thursday (April 10). She was 76.

"Betty was a lady" in the highest sense of the word, said her longtime friend Eleanor Vandevert. "She wasn't out to make herself stand out as anyone in particular, but after you left the room, you knew that she was."

She is survived by her brothers Al and Bill of Portland, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Her brother Joe died in 1991.

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John Greenfield

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Donald Gregory

- - 2016

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Donald Louis Gregory, has been called by his Saviour to his eternal home. 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,” Peter 1:3-4. 

Born in Peoria, Illinois to Harold Louis and Jewel Johnson Gregory. 

Survived by devoted helpmate and lover of 61 years, his wife Joan Henderson Gregory, daughter, Sharon (Clay), son Stephen (Patti), daughter, Susan (Brian), sister, Patricia, brother, Richard (Audrey);

Grandchildren, Sara (Todd), Beth (Brian), Amanda, Jamie, Anna, Janelle (J.T.), Luke, Nate, Abigail, Tyler, Allie, Thomas, and great-grandchildren, Will, Olivia, Samantha, Eden, Max, and Emma. 

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Ronald Hill

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John Hood

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Joyce Hooley

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Otis Hussey

December 21st, 1927 - February 20th, 2012

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Otis Harold Hussey passed away in Eagle Point, Ore., on February 20, 2012. He was born December 21, 1927, in Grants Pass, Ore., to Elwood and Amy Henry Hussey, of Cave City (now Cave Junction), Ore. He attended school in Kerby, Ore., graduating in 1946, from Kerby Union High School (now Illinois Valley High School in Cave Junction). He married Carmelita Krauss, of Selma in 1946. He worked for Rough and Ready Lumber Co. from 1946 until 1957. He belonged to the 186th Infantry unit of the Oregon National Guard from 1947 to 1957, attaining the rank of Second lieutenant. Otis received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and has been a member of the Alliance Bible Chapel in Ashland, Ore., since 1957.

In 1957, he moved his family to Ashland, Ore., to attend Southern Oregon College (now SOU), graduating in 1960, with a bachelor of science degree in education. He taught at Ashland Junior High School (now Ashland Middle School) from 1960 to 1974, during which time he earned a masters of science degree in social studies. In 1974, Otis and his wife accepted teaching positions at Sentani International School in Irian Jaya (now Papua), Indonesia, where they taught school, retiring in 1989. They had a daughter, Kathryn Elaine, and sons, Michael Otis, and Steven Elwood.

Otis was predeceased by his parents, Elwood and Amy Hussey; brother, Elwood Hussey; and son, Michael Hussey. Otis is survived by daughter, Kathryn, of Virginia; son, Steven, of Medford; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He enjoyed being with family, friends, reading his Bible, keeping up with current events, telling stories, hunting, and horseback riding.

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Jim Hyatt

- - December 6th, 2017

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James L. (Jim) Hyatt, pastor and missionary to Indonesia, was welcomed into the presence of his Master in heaven at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6th. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Margaret L. Hyatt, his sons, John, Joel, and Daniel, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Jim gave his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 13 at Shady Grove Baptist Church. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1947, and was stationed in Alaska with the 10th Air Sea Rescue Squadron. He graduated from Tennessee Temple College in 1957 as the Salutatorian of his class. Jim and his family served the Lord in Indonesia for nine years among the Papuan people, after his return to the U.S. he founded Centerville Baptist Church and served the Indonesian community in Atlanta. Jim and Margaret were faithful members of Maranatha Baptist Church, Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn.

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Ruth Karcesky (Shirley)

January 3rd, 1928 - April 12th, 2006

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Mrs. Ruth S. Karcesky, retired missionary to Indonesia (Irian Jaya), went to be with the Lord April 12, 2006, in Waxhaw, North Carolina. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Karcesky, along with her husband Raymond (Ben), served as missionaries with The Christian and Missionary Alliance from 1956 to 1995. 
     Ben and Ruth met at Missionary Training Institute in Nyack, New York, and were married soon after graduating. After finishing their home service in Oklahoma and attending language study, they sailed for Irian Jaya in the fall of 1956. They began their missionary career in a village called Seinma, which required the crossing of a rickety swinging bridge to get there. Later they helped carve out a small airstrip on a ledge above the Baliem River. There they learned the Dani language and made close friends with the village chief and people. 
     Ben and Ruth also served as house parents at the MK school at Sentani, translated Scripture, mimeographed volumes of translated material, and served as field bookkeeper on several occasions. Ruth, a registered nurse, found that her medical experience served their ministry well wherever they lived. 
     Many years were spent at Hetigima, the first mission station built in the Baliem Valley. There they opened a Bible school, carefully prepared materials, and taught and discipled Dani men and women who later went to far away villages to preach the gospel. Ruth had a particular passion for the women and taught them literacy and the Bible. The Karceskys played an integral part in bringing a people from darkness into the light of the gospel and in training men and women to carry on the ministry in Irian Jaya. 
     The funeral service was held Friday, April 14, 2006, at Gospel Way Church in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Rev. Michael Keener officiated, and Rev. H. Myron Bromley, retired missionary to Indonesia, represent International Ministries at the service. 
     Surviving are her husband, Ben; daughters Lydia Paquette and Naomi Leenhouts; sons Benjamin Karcesky and Nathan Karcesky; grand children and great-grand children.

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Carol Koning

July 10th, 1937 - May 18th, 2012

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Married to Otto. Worked among the central Auyu for 14 years, 1962-1976. Otto and Carol have four children, Otto (Jr), Jessie, Debbie and Charles. They have four grand children and two great grand children.

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Peggy Larson

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Jan Latimer

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Al Lewis

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Mary Lewis

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Mary Kathryn Loraus (Frazier)

August 12th, 1956 - April 16th, 2010

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Mary Kathryn (Frazier) Loraus, 53, stepped gently from this life into the presence of Jesus on Friday, April 16, 2010, at home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 12, 1956 in Manokwari, West New Guinea to Robert and Doris Frazier. She grew up in New Guinea, as the daughter of missionaries, graduating from Ukarumpa High School in 1974. She received an Associate Degree in Business in 1976 from Bob Jones University. She moved to Minnesota in 1978, and married Robert Loraus on September 29, 1981. Two sons were born to them, Stephen and Jeffrey. They later divorced. On July 13, 1995, she married Jeffrey Kinzer, and they moved to Daytona Beach, FL in 2001. They divorced in 2007, but remained close friends. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Stephen (Kara) Loraus and Jeffrey Loraus; brothers, John (Esther) Frazier, Timothy Frazier and H, Stephen (Lisa) Frazier; as well as uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Kathy was greeted at her eternal home by her parents; and brother, Robert Frazier Jr., among others. 

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Donna Lynne

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James (Jim) Lynne

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Costas Macris

- - 2006

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Phil Masters

- - September 25th, 1968

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Shirley Maxey (Shippee)

November 10th, 1929 - December 7th, 2010

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Shirley Shippee Maxey, 81, died in La Porte, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, after recently moving back home from Waynesville, N.C.

Shirley was born to Bert Shippee and Helen Tappan Shippee on Nov. 10, 1929, in La Porte County.

She graduated in 1948 from Springfield High School and pursued training for missionary work that took place at Bob Jones University in South Carolina and Nyack College in New York.

 

On Jan. 27, 1951, Shirley married Edward J. Maxey from Ashville, N.C. Together they built and founded the Bible Baptist Church in New Buffalo, Mich. They also served at Southwest Alliance Church in Chicago before leaving for overseas missionary work. From 1956 until 1994, Shirley and her husband served with The Christian and Missionary Alliance, working among the stone-age Dani and Ngalik tribes of New Guinea, now known as Papua, Indonesia.

A gifted linguist and translator, Shirley, along with native language informants, translated the New Testament into two different tribal languages. At the time of her death she was doing what she could to complete the Old Testament into those languages as well. This unfinished project will be continued by her husband and children.

Shirley was loved and respected not only by her family and friends, but by the tribal people of Papua. She was a kind, hospitable, loving person, who lived her life to the glory of God and was a godly example to all who knew her. In her last days, she often said, “I’ve always tried to show people how to live for Christ, now I want to show them how to die for Christ.”

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Helen.

She is survived by Edward, her husband of 60 years; her children, Joy (Bill) Hudson of Oak Park, Ill., Michael “Buzz” (Myrna) Maxey of Papua, Indonesia, Anne (Tom) Koch of Tallahassee, Fla., Eric (Krisy) Maxey of Bandung, Indonesia; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She is also survived by her sisters, Fran Bolles and Jane Wickstrom, both of La Porte, and cousins in La Porte and Minnesota.

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Ralph Maynard

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David Meadows

- - 1978

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Douglas Miller

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Gene Newman

- - December 31st, 1968

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The crash of a Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane n New Guinea on Dec. 31 claimed the lives of the pilot, Menno Voth of Vanderhoof, B. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Newman of Amity, Ore. and three of their four children, according to an Evangelical Press release from Fullerton, Calif.

Mrs. Newman was the former Lois Dirks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dirks of Oakland, Calif. and granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Dirks of Moundridge, Kan. Mr. Newman had served as field accountant for the MAF in West Irian.

The Cessna 185 plane crashed into a mountain at high altitude while flying through a precipitous gorge. The location was in the vicinity of a New Guinea village where two missionaries were ambushed and killed on Sept. 25, 1968. The Newmans’ 10-year-old son Paul was thrown clear of the wreckage and escaped serious injury. It is reported that the same tribesmen who had taken part in the ambush cared for the lad while he awaited rescue. When rescuers arrived, villagers were said to exclaim, “We beg you for your friendship.”

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Lois Newman (Dirks)

- - December 31st, 1968

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The crash of a Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane n New Guinea on Dec. 31 claimed the lives of the pilot, Menno Voth of Vanderhoof, B. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Newman of Amity, Ore. and three of their four children, according to an Evangelical Press release from Fullerton, Calif.

Mrs. Newman was the former Lois Dirks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dirks of Oakland, Calif. and granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Dirks of Moundridge, Kan. Mr. Newman had served as field accountant for the MAF in West Irian.

The Cessna 185 plane crashed into a mountain at high altitude while flying through a precipitous gorge. The location was in the vicinity of a New Guinea village where two missionaries were ambushed and killed on Sept. 25, 1968. The Newmans’ 10-year-old son Paul was thrown clear of the wreckage and escaped serious injury. It is reported that the same tribesmen who had taken part in the ambush cared for the lad while he awaited rescue. When rescuers arrived, villagers were said to exclaim, “We beg you for your friendship.”

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Steven, Joyce & Jonathan Newman

- - December 31st, 1968

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The crash of a Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane n New Guinea on Dec. 31 claimed the lives of the pilot, Menno Voth of Vanderhoof, B. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Newman of Amity, Ore. and three of their four children, according to an Evangelical Press release from Fullerton, Calif.

Mrs. Newman was the former Lois Dirks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dirks of Oakland, Calif. and granddaughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Dirks of Moundridge, Kan. Mr. Newman had served as field accountant for the MAF in West Irian.

The Cessna 185 plane crashed into a mountain at high altitude while flying through a precipitous gorge. The location was in the vicinity of a New Guinea village where two missionaries were ambushed and killed on Sept. 25, 1968. The Newmans’ 10-year-old son Paul was thrown clear of the wreckage and escaped serious injury. It is reported that the same tribesmen who had taken part in the ambush cared for the lad while he awaited rescue. When rescuers arrived, villagers were said to exclaim, “We beg you for your friendship.”

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Paul (Pablo) Pontier

June 10th, 1925 - May 18th, 1984

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Dr. Jerry Powell

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Bert Powers

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Gwenda Powers

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Charles (Chuck) Preston

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Gregory and Karen Rascher

- - 1971

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 A tragedy occurred in 1971 when Larry and Shirley Rascher ran into a storm at sea along the coast. They lost their two toddlers.

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Lawrence (Larry) Rascher

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Paul Rhodes

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Carol Richardson (Soderstrom)

1936 - March 3rd, 2004

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 Born in 1936 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Daughter of Earl and Pauline Soderstrom. A registered nurse, Carol and her husband, Don, raised four children while serving as missionaries among stone-age headhunters in West Papua, Indonesia, from 1962 to 1977. The story of their 15 ye ar adventure is told in her husband's first book, Child (Regal Books, 1974). Carol also taught Bible and literacy to tribal women. She treated as many as 2600 patients per month from her jungle clinic. Since 1977, the Richardsons have been ambassadors-at-large for World Team, the mission under which they served in West Papua. Carol is survived by her husband, Don; four children, Stephen, Shannon, Paul and Valerie; twelve grandchildren. 

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Don Richardson

1935 - December 23rd, 2018

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Author, speaker and mission statesman Don Richardson has ended his battle with brain cancer at the age of 83. His life was marked by undaunted faith and dedication to sharing and advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He leaves a legacy rich in the fruit of his prayerful perseverance.

Don is survived by his wife of 13 years, Carol Joyce; his sons Steve, Shannon and Paul; and daughter Valerie Powers; brothers Doug and David; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Don attended a one-room schoolhouse in “Anne of Green Gables” country before moving to Victoria, British Columbia. The oldest of four boys, Don was 11 when his father died. He gave his life to Christ at a Youth for Christ rally in 1952 and pursued training for ministry at Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta. He was lovingly married to Carol Joy Soderstrom until her death 43 years later in 2004. 

In 1962, under sponsorship of the former Regions Beyond Missionary Union (now World Team), Don and Carol embarked on a missionary career in Netherlands New Guinea (now Papua, Indonesia). They served for 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone-Age tribe of cannibal-headhunters who idealized treachery. Don and Carol designed an alphabet suited to their language, taught the tribesmen to read, and translated the New Testament into their native tongue. As a registered nurse, Carol was known as “the woman who makes everyone well.” In time, and with the involvement of several missionary co-workers (including John and Esther Mills, Jim and Joan Yost and others) many of the Sawi came to Christ, engendering a major cultural shift as the Gospel replaced warring and headhunting with peace and good will.

From 1977 until his illness surfaced in March 2018, Don served as World Team’s minister-at-large. In this role he spoke at dozens of churches, conferences and other venues each year, in North America and worldwide. Don was a frequent instructor in the “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” course and on various college and seminary campuses. He was an ordained pastor and held an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University. Seventeen months after Carol Joy’s death in 2004, Don was remarried to Carol Joyce, with whom he enjoyed ongoing fruitful ministry.

Perhaps best known for the concept of “redemptive analogies,” Don’s books and teachings have helped shape missions discourse and inspire two generations toward more thoughtful engagement in the Great Commission. His best-selling first book, Peace Child, tells the dramatic story of how the Gospel broke through among the Sawi people. His second book, Lords of the Earth, documents the work and martyrdom of two colleagues among the Yali, a Papuan mountain tribe. Eternity in Their Hearts, Don’s third book, presents compelling case histories of how God has prepared cultures around the world for the arrival of the Gospel. Subsequent titles, including Secrets of the Koran, Heaven Wins, and A Man from Another World, have also received wide readership. A short film called “Never the Same” portrays the ongoing impact of the Gospel 50 years after Don and his family entered the Sawi domain.

In addition to his biblical and missiological teaching, Richardson enjoyed a variety of other interests including painting scenes of tribal life in New Guinea (See www.peacechildlegacy.com), tournament chess, running, and summiting 33 “fourteeners” (peaks rising above 14,000 feet) in the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada.

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Calvin Roesler

- - November 17th, 1998

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Neil Roesler

- - September 20th, 2004

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Carol Stream, Illinois-International Headquarters of The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) 

With deep sorrow TEAM informs you that Neil Roesler (30) went to be with His Lord Monday, September 20, 2004. 
Neil and Sandy were appointed as missionaries to TEAM in July, 2000, seconded to Helimission in Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia. Together with their two children Kaila (2) and Micah (8 mos.), Neil and Sandy had recently completed six months of language study in Bandung, Indonesia and began ministry on-site in Wamena in May of this year. 
Please uphold the family in your prayers. 

Dr. Charles A. Davis, Executive Director 

Our most recent information tells us that Neil communicated with the base in Wamena on Monday afternoon, expecting to be home within an hour. 
When Neil had not returned by Monday evening his wife, Sandy wrote a letter requesting prayer for his safe return. 

At dawn on Tuesday morning (September 21) the search and rescue operation for Neil began, as Simon Tanner, Director of Helimission explained details of Neil’s flight that day: 16:00 local time: Neil took off alone from the village of Obukain heading towards the home base, Wamena. Around 16:15 he gave his position and ETA (estimated time of arrival) 16:30 to the base, via HF radio. This was the last contact with him. He still had fuel on board for more than 30 minutes. 

Search and rescue (SAR) operation was immediately organized. Because it was already too late in the day, the SAR operation could start not earlier than Tuesday morning. Airplanes picked up the ELT signal. Later a helicopter from a mining company rescued Neil’s body. 

No other details of the circumstances surrounding the crash are yet known. Rick Willms, MAF pilot, flew Walter Kennedy, TEAM ministry area leader, in to Wamena from Sentani (Jayapura). Along with many other friends, colleagues and co-workers, they are standing alongside Sandy and the children. 

Neil’s mother, Ruth retired from TEAM in 1988 and presently resides in Bradenton Missionary Village in Florida. Neil’s father, Cal, went to be with the Lord on November 17, 1998, three weeks before Neil and Sandy were married, after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. Neil’s sisters, Donna and Beth, reside in Virginia and Colorado, respectively. John and Jean Whittemore, Sandy’s parents, also serve in Asia and were traveling in the Philippines at the time of Neil’s death. Sandy’s brothers, Christopher and Stephen, reside in Arizona. 

Both Neil and Sandy attended high school together at Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines in the late 1980’s. Neil went on to receive a BS in Aviation Technology at LeTourneau University in Texas while Sandy received her BS in Human Resources Management at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. Neil and Sandy’s sending church is the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. 

Together this extended family grieves the loss of Neil with great sorrow. Many missionaries, fellow MK’s, supporters, and friends are responding to the news of Neil’s home-going with love and concern. Lester Hirst, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific has received many of these calls and has encouraged each one to continue to trust in God and His goodness. Together we are placing this precious family in God’s hands, knowing that He will sustain them in this heartrending loss. 

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Ruth Roesler (Hoyt)

- - April 11th, 2019

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Frank Ross

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Wilma Ross

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Hanalora Roth

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Darlene Schmidt

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David Scovill

May 11th, 1967 - December 28th, 1983

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Donald Spencer

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Deloris Sunda (Reynolds)

February 29th, 1936 - August 31st, 2015

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James Sunda

September 14th, 1929 - December 10th, 2016

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James Sunda, born in Lillian, Alabama. Alumnus of Foley High School and Toccoa Falls College. A missionary with the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA). He married Deloris Reynolds in 1955 and started the C&MA church in Marietta GA. They left in 1957 for Dutch New Guinea (now Papua Indonesia) to serve as missionaries there. They served the Dani people in the Baliem Valley for the next 39 years. This country boy from Alabama influenced 10's of 1000's of lives, bringing not only God's word to the natives of Papua but hope for a healthier life through education, medicine and agriculture. After retirement from the mission field he worked with the Lilburn Alliance Church in Lilburn, Georgia for another 20 years ministering in deliverance, counseling, seniors ministry, visitation, teaching and training. In a less formal capacity he was a mentor to many men. Deloris passed away in August of 2015. Jim is survived by his children: Margie Ulsh (Tom), Joy Riconda (Louis), Doug Sunda, Susan Payton (Doug); and 7 grandchildren: Jennifer, Heather, Rachel, Erik, Jonathan, Adam and Joseph.

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David Swanson

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Vida Troutman

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Mijo van der Bijl

- - 1986

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Gail Vinjie

August 30th, 1947 - July 20th, 2013

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"The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Gail Susan Vinje, age 65, of Beloit went to live with her Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her home in Beloit after a three year battle with pancreatic cancer.

 

She was born on Aug. 30, 1947, in Monroe, to her parents, Obert Theodore and Mavis S. (Nybroten) Vinje.

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From Margaret Stringer on March 7th, 2019
I have never had, nor will I ever have a better friend.  I miss yoiu, Gail.  Miss your laugh!
 

Menno Voth

- - December 31st, 1968

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The crash of a Missionary Aviation Fellowship plane n New Guinea on Dec. 31 claimed the lives of the pilot, Menno Voth of Vanderhoof, B. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Newman of Amity, Ore. and three of their four children, according to an Evangelical Press release from Fullerton, Calif.

The Cessna 185 plane crashed into a mountain at high altitude while flying through a precipitous gorge. The location was in the vicinity of a New Guinea village where two missionaries were ambushed and killed on Sept. 25, 1968. The Newmans’ 10-year-old son Paul was thrown clear of the wreckage and escaped serious injury. It is reported that the same tribesmen who had taken part in the ambush cared for the lad while he awaited rescue. When rescuers arrived, villagers were said to exclaim, “We beg you for your friendship.”

Voth, the pilot, leaves his wife Priscilla and one child.

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Max Winch

- - 2017

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WINCH Max Loving husband of Beverley, loving father to David, Kaylyn and Paul, and loving "Grandie" to his eight grandchildren. Formerly of Albury, lately of Windsor, NSW. "Absent from the body, but present with the Lord forever. "2 Cor 5:8."

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Hank Worthington

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