BY ADVENTIST REVIEW
Alma (Hooper) Tucker, 90, a fixture on the staff and board
of Quiet Hour Ministries, a Seventh-day Adventist Church-supporting broadcast
outreach, passed to her rest January 10, 2014, QHM officials reported.
She had been a part of QHM since the 1940s, when she
married LaVerne Tucker, son of QHM founder J.L. Tucker. Alma had several roles
within the ministry: singing in the radio and TV show quartet, speaking and
singing at international evangelistic meetings, working as an employee and
serving on QHM’s board of directors.
In the 1950s, Alma and LaVerne, a Seventh-day Adventist
pastor, served as missionaries in the Philippines. Afterward they expanded
QHM’s international ministry, including mission projects and evangelistic
meetings. This laid the groundwork for the ministry’s focus today on
international evangelism mission trips.
While employed by the Quiet Hour, Alma was instrumental in
developing and maintaining the QHM Way of
Life Bible study course. She also supported LaVerne’s work as ministry vice
president and later president/speaker. This included many appearances on various
media programs and significant roles in our international evangelistic
meetings. In addition, she served on the QHM board of directors for more than
“She truly had a heart for service and for sharing the
gospel,” said Bill Tucker, Alma’s son and current QHM president/speaker.
“Whatever outreach opportunity presented itself, she was tireless in pursuing
it. There will be many people, not least myself, eager to see her on
LaVerne Tucker, who passed away in 2001, preceded her in death,
as did a son, Donald. Sons Bill and John, nine grandchildren and six
A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath, February 8 at
3:30 pm at the Calimesa, California Seventh-day Adventist Church, the ministry
— with information
from Steve Hamstra, Quiet Hour Ministries