October 24, 2012


COFFIN, H. Beth Armstrong—b. Dec. 9, 1922, Tokyo, Japan; d. Jan. 28, 2013, Gresham, Oreg. She served as a teacher with her husband in Singapore. She is survived by one son, David; one daughter, Kathy Marshall; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

DUNDER, George—b. Apr. 30, 1927, Dugger, Ind.; d. Nov. 6, 2012, Cicero, Ind. He served as principal of Ikizu Secondary School (Tanzania) and Maxwell Adventist Academy (Kenya). He is survived by his wife, A. Virginia; three sons, Terry, Neil, and Roger; two sisters, Shirley Secrest and Grace Casey; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

FORD, Venessa Standish—d. Apr. 19, 2013, Loma Linda, Calif. With her husband she served as a missionary in Central America, where they established schools and churches in Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, and El Salvador. She is survived by two sons, Robert and Dan; two daughters, Kathleen and Patricia; one sister, Juanita Gosse McGann; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

JOHNSON, Tressa C.—b. Aug. 24, 1913, Avinger, Tex.; d. July 11, 2013, Altamonte Springs, Fla. She was employed by the Oklahoma Conference. She is survived by one son, Johnny Johnson.

KENASTON, Henry, W.—b. May 31, 1932, Providence, R.I.; d. Apr. 17, 2013, Crystal River, Fla. He served as a teacher and later as a pastor in 11 conferences. He is survived by his wife, Hannelore; two sons, John Kevin and Peter; two daughters, Clarine Nordell and Resi Kowski; and nine grandchildren.

OWENS, Arthur M.—b. Sept. 13, 1926, Ocean Falls, B.C.; d. May 22, 2013, Covelo, Calif. He served as a missionary doctor in Nigeria. He is survived by his wife, Luthea; three sons, Geoffrey, Gregory, and Douglas; and one daughter, Cynthia Hudson.

PETERSON, Wesley D.—b. Dec. 28, 1932, Chamberlain, S.Dak.; d. Mar. 18, 2013, Moberly, Mo. He served as a teacher in several conferences as well as in Kenya, Lebanon, and Cyprus. He served as associate education superintendent in the Rocky Mountain Conference, and as education superintendent in the Minnesota and Dakota conferences. He also served as a pastor in the Iowa Conference. He is survived by his wife, Lois; one son, Eric; three daughters, Kristine Key, Linnaea Swayze, and Ingrid Amonette; one brother, Perry Peterson; two sisters, Karen Wade and Normalie West; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

PIERCE, Bruce A.—b. July 13, 1928;
d. Dec. 4, 2012, Hagerstown, Md. He was employed by the Review and Herald Publishing Association. He is survived by his wife, Doris; and one daughter, Judith.

REICHARD, Paul S.—b. July 18, 1915, Macungie, Pa.; d. Feb. 25, 2013, Apopka, Fla. He served in treasury at Glendale Sanitarium and Hospital, and as vice president of finance at Eastern Adventist Health System. He is survived by his wife, Elda Mae; two sons, Gordon and Richard; one daughter, Margaret; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

TATE, Walter—b. June 23, 1925, Richmond, Va.; d. Mar. 14, 2013, Bradenton, Fla. He served as a literature evangelist. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; one daughter, Sheri Hoff; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

VON POHLE, Evelyn A.—b. Nov. 16, 1911, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.; d. July 16, 2013, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She served in the Inter-American Division. She is survived by one daughter, Esther Bailey; five grandchildren; and eight great-