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With the Lord

As reported in the Sept/Oct 2020 issue.

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Carl G. Roseveare

March 5, 1931–July 9, 2018

Born in Arizona, Carl was the son of a mining engineer and grew up in several communities, including Tucson. In 1953, he married Arlene Rousu. Carl attended Simpson University and Seattle Pacific University; he received his EdD from the University of Arizona.
As C&MA missionaries, Carl and Arlene served at the Dalat School in both Vietnam and Malaysia. Carl’s responsibilities also included visiting tribal villages with other missionaries. After the couple’s first term in Vietnam, Carl taught for five years at Seattle Pacific University.

Carl is survived by his wife; sons Steven, David, and Kirby; and grandsons, a granddaughter, and great granddaughters.

Earle K. Tousley

December 14, 1924–March 2, 2020

Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Earle received his BS from Westmar College in Iowa and his MDiv from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois. In 1947, he married Emily Peabody, who died in 2000. His second wife, Flora Jean Miller, passed in 2018.

During 30 years of C&MA ministry, Earle pastored churches in Cable, Wis. (1972–1979) and Baxter (1979–1983) and Pine River, Minn. (1983–2002). He was also a chaplain for many years.

Earle is survived by daughters Kathy, Kris, Jan, Julie, Paulette, Peggy, and Theresa; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Fred Henry Squires

September 4, 1944–March 6, 2020

Fred was born in Jackson, Minn., and raised on a farm. His father died when he was nine, leaving him and his sister, Gretchen, to run the farm with their mother. As a child, Fred attended a one-room schoolhouse, working the farm before and after school. The family attended a small country church where, at the age of eight, Fred met his future wife, Jeannie Johnson; they married on August 12, 1966.

Fred attended Minnesota State University in Mankato (1962–1966), earning a degree in math and industrial design with a minor in physics; he later received a master’s in business administration. He enjoyed a successful corporate career with Univac-Sperry Rand (Unisys) in the Twin Cities and Houston, working on the early Apollo space flights, and with First Bank System, IBM, and Deluxe Corporation, managing software developer teams and projects.

Fred took early retirement in 2000, switching gears to work in ministry. He used his skillset in tech, finance, and leadership development in the C&MA’s Western Great Lakes District Office, serving churches in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. In recent years Fred battled significant health challenges but patiently persevered without complaint.

Fred is survived by his wife; sons Chad and Jeremy; and 4 grandchildren.

Herbert (Herb) F. Burnap

November 24, 1940–March 15, 2020

Born in Ft. Worth, Tex., Herb received degrees in music and religion from Baylor University (Waco, Tex.). He married Rita on December 19, 1964, in Taylor, Tex. After retiring from a 35-year business career, Earl went on to become an ordained minister and was the associate pastor at Alliance Bible Church (McHenry, Ill.) for the last 15 years of his life. Herb and Rita were married for 55 years and resided in Lake Geneva, Wis.

Herb is survived by his wife; children Heidi and Samuel; and 3 grandchildren.

Elizabeth (Betty) Gertrude (Wendt) Abrams

February 19, 1928–March 25, 2020

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Betty was raised on Long Island, where she attended a C&MA church at age 10. She soon accepted Christ and was called to missions early in life. Betty graduated from Providence (Rhode Island) Bible Institute, where she met O. J. Abrams. They married on May 28, 1949. The couple also attended The Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College, N.Y.).

After serving with Village Missions in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Iowa, Betty and O. J. were missionaries to the Philippines for 36 years. Among her varied responsibilities, Betty was involved in women’s ministries, radio and medical work, and running a bookstore. During one term, she and O. J. returned stateside to serve a pastorate in Hayfork, Calif., and then worked with the Glendale Retirement Center.

The couple retired from foreign service in 1990 and lived in Paradise, Calif., remaining active in Paradise Alliance Church. Jay died in 1999. After their home burned down in the 2018 Camp Fire, Betty moved to Chico with a son and daughter-in-law. She continued to be involved with Alliance Women and women’s Bible studies.

Betty is survived by children Betty Anne, Steve, Jim, Paul, and Philip.

Audrey Ann (Henry) Teague

March 26,1944–April 11, 2020

Born in Woodbury, N.J., Audrey was a graduate of St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.), where she received a BS in missions. On July 22, 1978, she married David Teague.

During 34 years of C&MA ministry, Audrey served as a missionary in Jayapura, Irian Jaya, which is now Indonesia (1970-1977); in the C&MA Personnel Office (1977–1978); and with her husband in pastorates in Seekonk, Mass. (1978–1987); Bridgeton, N.J. (1987–1989); and Indialantic, Fla. (1989–2004).

Audrey is survived by her husband; sons John, Anthony, and Michael; and 7 grandchildren.

Louise M. Colenso

November 12, 1928–April 17, 2020

Born in Meadowlands, Minn., Louise was raised in St. Paul, where she attended the same church as her future husband, Richard (Dick) Colenso. They married on May 19, 1950.

For more than 41 years of C&MA ministry, the couple served pastorates in Remer, Minn. (1957–1958); Appleton, Wis. (1965–1974); and Pasadena, Calif. (1974–1975); were missionaries among Native Americans (1958–1965); worked at the C&MA National Office (Nyack, N.Y.), where Louise was supervisor of mail and copying (1975–1981); were on special assignment with World Concern in Seattle, Wash. (1981–1983 and 1988–1994); and served with the Luis Palau Evangelistic Team in Portland, Oregon (1983–1988). Louise also supported Dick in his role as Pacific Northwest District superintendent (1994–1997).

During retirement, Louise conducted orientations for the wives of newly elected superintendents when Dick was superintendent-at-large with Church Ministries. Later they served an interim pastorate in Tacoma, Wash (2003). In Puyallup at the Lighthouse Church, Louise was on the Planning Team, which restarted a seniors’ ministry.

Louise is survived by her husband; son David; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters Judith Louise and Jacquelyn Rae; and 1 granddaughter.

George William Tubbs

June 15, 1922–April 21, 2020

George was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended Buffalo Bible Institute, Houghton College, and the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College, N.Y.). On August 21, 1943, he married Martha Jenny Kowles at West Ferry Gospel Tabernacle. During nearly 43 years of C&MA ministry, George was a missionary in two Asian countries and a pastor in Hazlehurst, Ga. (1944–1945); Riverhead, N.Y. (1945–1946); Pinellas Park, Fla. (1973–1987); and Homer, Ga. (1988–2010).

George was predeceased by his wife and his son Paul; he is survived by son David; daughter Carolyn; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Rev. Paul Lehmann

January 26, 1931–April 24, 2020

Paul was born in Trinidad, Wash. On July 26, 1952, he married Nola Faith Wilting in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul graduated from Nyack Missionary College (now Nyack College, N.Y.) and became an ordained C&MA minister.

Paul and Nola served C&MA churches in Salt Lake City, Utah; Cutler, Calif.; Frazeysburg, Ohio; Danville and Anderson, Ind.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Bernie, Mo. For seven years, Paul was the chaplain at Town and Country Manor in Santa Ana, Calif. The Lehmanns also managed the Alliance guest house in Jerusalem (1994–1995). Upon retiring, Paul led services in retirement centers and nursing homes, taught Bible studies, and served with Crossroads Prison Ministries. He spent his final years peacefully at his home in Algonquin, Ill., and died in Huntley, Ill., of complications from melanoma.

Paul was predeceased by his wife; he is survived by children Nola Louise, Elizabeth Ruth, Stephen Paul, and Mary Katherine; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

George C. Hill Jr.

July 10, 1947–April 28, 2020

Born in Oceanside, N.Y., George married Viola Lee Parrish on May 12, 1969. He was a graduate of Toccoa Falls (Ga.) Bible College and Lander College (now Lander University, Greenwood, S.C.) and received a doctor of biblical studies from Master’s International School of Divinity.

During 11 years of C&MA ministry, George served churches in Winthrop, Maine (1969–1971); and Asheville (1972–1977; 1980–1981) and Burlington, N.C. (1977–1979). He later went on to minister in two Baptist churches in Greenwood before retiring in 2017.
George is survived by his wife; children Celia, Sara, Amy, and G. Calvin III; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Doreen A. Irvin

March 3, 1920–May 2, 2020

Doreen was born in Toronto, ON, and grew up in Detroit, Mich.; later her family moved to Jersey City, N.J. She attended the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College, N.Y.), where she met Donald Irvin. They married in 1944.

Doreen and Donald were called to C&MA churches in Mattoon, Ill. (1944); High Point, N.C. (1950); and Warren, Ohio (1954), where Donald led the congregation to build what is now North-Mar Church. They left in 1960, and in 1962 Donald accepted an appointment with the Methodist Church in Ocean Grove, N.J. He was also a U.S. Navy chaplain and served under his C&MA credentials as an ordained minister with the New Jersey Council on Alcohol Problems until his death in 1973. Doreen faithfully served alongside Donald as a full partner in ministry.

After Donald’s passing, Doreen worked for Liozeaux Brothers publishing company (Asbury Park, N.J.) and then as the administrator of Epworth Manor, a residence for retired deaconesses (Ocean Grove, N.J.). When the facility closed, she was transferred to Francis Asbury Manor, where she was the assistant administrator, responsible for admissions and programs.

Doreen is survived by sons Douglas, David, Dale, Daniel, and Dennis; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren; her daughter Donna preceded her in death by one month.

Richard Wallace Pendell

July 13, 1932–May 6, 2020

Born in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Richard attended St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minn.), Houghton (N.Y.) College, Alfred (N.Y.) University, and Wycliffe Summer Institute. On July 4, 1953, he married Marjorie Metzger.

During four decades of C&MA ministry, Richard served as a pastor in Andover, N.Y. (1954–1956); an intern in Wheaton, Ill.; and a missionary in South Vietnam (1959–1967), where he established churches, taught English, and oversaw a youth center (1959–1967). He was on loan to the National Association of Evangelicals’ World Relief Commission in Vietnam and worked with them in South Korea, Honduras, Africa, and India (1968–1976). Richard also served churches in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Hockessin, Del.; Reading and Lancaster, Pa.; and with the Vietnamese Alliance Church (St. Petersburg, Fla.). He was on the Toccoa Falls (Ga.) College Board and involved in Alliance Men.

Richard is survived by his wife; son Zack; daughters Gwen; Gail; Geisel; and 11 grandchildren; he was predeceased by his son Greg.

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