In Our Prayers

We invite you to join us as we keep these individuals and families in our prayers this week.


Congratulations to All the Graduates! 

Congratulations to all the students who graduated from High School and College in 2021! Please keep this year's graduates in your prayers. See the list here.



Bob Beedle died July 15.  He was received in 1997 by Djalma Araujo and is survived by his wife Barbara and children Gayla (Jeff) Fleming, Holly (Ramon) Mesta,  Cynde ( John Smith) and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in our sanctuary on Thursday, July 22 at 10 AM. 

Raymond Moberly died July 6. A memorial is going to be held on Thursday, July 29 at 4 PM at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd., San Diego, CA 92119.

Vivian Finch died in Wilson, N.C. on June 29, 2021.  She was received (as Associate member) in 1985  by Mark Trotter and is survived by a nephew, Robert (Mary) Hines,  one great nephew and two great nieces. Services were July 24 in Smithfield, N.C.  

Donette Nelson died June 16. She was received in 1987 by George Davis and is survived by her husband Dr. Jesus Sanchez, son Christopher Sanchez, sisters Sheila Stevenson and Karen Engebrecht. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on July 14 at Funeraria del Angel in Chula Vista.

George Jessop died June 5. He is survived by sons Gerald (Ann), James (Al), Robert (Marianne) and Bruce (James), 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday July 16 at 10 AM in our sanctuary. The memorial will also be live-streamed on youtube here.

Jana Kelley died May 24. She was received in 1991 by Susan Gregg-Schroeder, and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Services will be in Arkansas.

Keith Roudebush died May 11. In-person and a live-streamed service was held at 10 am in the sanctuary on May 22.

Eleene Myers died May 7. She was received in 1973 by C.A. McClain and is survived by her husband Tom, sons Mark (Lissette), Timothy (Kaitlan), and 10 grandchildren. Services are pending.

Judy Earle died on May 6. She was received in 2006 by Jim Standiford and is survived by her brother, Mark (Carol) Earle and two adult nieces. Services are pending.

Phil Krugen died April 19. He was received in 1976 by C.A. McClain and is survived by his wife, Sandy, children Lorraine Roeger and Richard, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way. Service will be at Miramar National Cemetery at a later date. 

Walter Clayton died April 1. He was received in 1988 by Mark Trotter and is survived by his wife, Rosemarie, son Nathan (Marsha), 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  

Ken Holmgren died March 7. He was received in 2002 by John Blackwell and is survived by his wife, Carolee, sons Erik (Veronica), Kurt (Patricia) and 2 grandchildren. 

Anita Gillett died March 2. She was received in 1967 by C.A. McClain and is survived by family in NY. No services are planned.

Elbert McCune died February 25.  He was received in 1969 by C.A. McClain and is survived by a niece, Nancy Smith and a few distant nieces and nephews. There was a service at Greenwood in March and a memorial in the sanctuary at a later date. 

Ida Manning died February 23. She was received in 1955 by Stanley McKee and is survived by daughter, Marjorie Belanger and a grandson, Stephen Lambard. A memorial service is planned for after the pandemic.   

Rev. Dr. George Davis, Associate Minister at First Church for more than 20 years, died February 10. He is survived by his wife, Mary, children Jodi (Richard) Turnblad, Mark, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren that he shared with Mary. Rev. George will be remembered as a wonderful counselor and supporter of members of this congregation and for his part in the Memorial Garden, starting the New Life Counseling Center and Grief programs. In celebration of his life and in lieu of flowers or gifts, the Dr. Reverend George Lafayette Davis Memorial Fund has been established at First United Methodist Church of San Diego for the benefit of the New Life Counseling Center. A tax-deductible gift can be made at:
You can read the Rev. Davis Obituary here

Patricia Taylor died January 23, 2021. She was received in 2003 by John Blackwell and is survived by her son David (Wendy) Goffman and 2 grandchildren. Services are pending. 

Helen Lawrence died January 16, 2021.  She was received in 1989 by Susan Gregg-Schroeder.  

Nancy Mires died January 18, 2021.  She was received in 1975 by C.A. McClain and is survived by her husband,  Ronald,  children Geoffrey Mires,  Scott (Lori) Mires and 2 grandchildren.   Services are pending.

Farnaz Hubert died January 2, 2021. She was received in February 2020 by Trudy Robinson and is survived by her husband, Austin, and daughters, Yemaya and Yasmin.



Our sympathy is with:

Virginia Vorous and family on the death of her brother, Donald Vorous, June 11 in Danville, CA.

Dee Baraw on the death of her husband, Bruce, March 10. Bruce  was a former member, active in Water’s Edge and the Friday Men’s breakfast. 

Former member, Jim Brown,  died on January 7. He was chair of the Cultural Events committee for many years. 

Betty Dabbert Betty, Iris and Paul Thompson,  and family on the death of  husband, father and grandfather, Dr. Olik Dabbert, who died March 20 in San Diego. He was part of this church with his wife Betty for more than 40 years. He was a man of medicine and culture. He spoke five languages and was a life-long learner. 

Ron and Betty Livingston on the death of their son-in-law, Blair Dawson, on January 22 in El Cajon.

Laurie Brown and family on the death of her mother, Jeanette Firth,  on January 22 in Spring Valley.  

Aubrena O’Neal and family on the death of her father, Ernest Rhodes,  on January 18 in Lawton, OK.

Brandy Crislip and family on the death of her father, James Morrison,  on December 26 in Oklahoma. A service was held in Memorial Garden of FUMC on January 13.

Carl Meuser and family on the death of his mother,  Ruth Meuser,  on October 28 in Oklahoma. 

Janet Owens and family on the death of her son, Eric Kieweg, October 13 in San Diego. A service was held on the Linder Patio October 20.

Belen Poltorak and family on the death of her (step) father, Raymond Haseley, September 27 in Ohio. 

Services Pending:

Patti Floren (d. May 31), planned for fall
James Pack (d. May 9)
Carl Nelson (d. February 11)

Inurnments Pending:

Paul Sager (d. March 2)

Members of our congregation in the military who are deployed and their families:

Jacob Borja
Raymond Borja
Eric Brown
Brian Wilson