Lois Naomi Clark Smith memorial service Nov 11, 2018

Celebrating the Life of Lois Naomi Clark Smith
November 10, 2018
Newberg Friends Church  1:00 p.m.
Newberg, Oregon

Welcome
Congregational Song – “A Child of the King”
Obituary
Special Music “Faces” – Faye and Bill Pruitt
Stories from Lois’ Life
Special Music – “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks”
Video Presentation ~ Part 1  – Heartfelt Words from Friends & Family
Congregational Song – “Blessed Assurance”
Video Presentation ~ Part 2 A Life Well Lived
Blessing and Dismissal


Lois Naomi Clark Smith January 18, 1929 – October 15, 2018 Lois Naomi Clark was born in Haviland, Kansas, the youngest of the six children of Scott Thomas Clark and Elsie Grace Coppock Clark. She moved several times with her parents, who were Friends (Quaker) ministers: Haviland, Kansas to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Cincinnati, Ohio, to Portsmouth, Virginia and then to Montebello, California. Lois moved to Greenleaf, Idaho as a teenager and began attending Greenleaf Friends Academy. It was here she had the first date of her life with the tall, athletic farm boy, Clair Smith, who would become the love of her life. After graduating from the academy in 1946, Lois and Clair went to George Fox College, were married in 1949 earning their bachelor’s degrees the following year. Clair and Lois began their careers farming and teaching. Eventually, they settled on their 130-acre farm south of Greenleaf, Idaho where they raised their four children: Terrel Stanton, Lois LuAnn, Connie Ruth, and Kevin Roy. Their first child, Steven, had died in childbirth. Lois taught first grade many years: first at Roswell, then Greenleaf public elementary, then Holmes Elementary in Wilder, Idaho, and finally at Greenleaf Friends Academy her last four years. Lois and Clair were an integral part of Greenleaf Friends Church and Greenleaf Friends Academy. She happily served on committees, gave children’s sermons, taught children’s Sunday School, led singing, started a college and career group, and sang in the choir with Clair. It was important to Clair and Lois that their four children attend Greenleaf Friends Academy and they happily sacrificed to make that happen. Two years after Clair’s passing in 2004, Lois moved to Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg, Oregon, where she enjoyed reuniting with college friends and others from the Quaker Community. Lois lived her life with gratitude and joy, living her faith every day. She touched many lives in her 89 years, and her sweet spirit was contagious. Lois was preceded in death by her parents Scott and Grace Clark, her siblings Wayne Clark, Mary Clark Seidel, Ruth Clark Corbin, Roy Clark, and Lucy Clark Anderson, her son Clair Steven, and her husband Clair Stanton Smith. She is survived by her children Terrel Smith, LuAnn Smith Crea, Connie Smith Benke, and Kevin Smith, and by grandchildren Timon Smith, Jennica Smith, Alyssa Crea, Amber Crea, Kylee Benke, Bryden Benke, Micah Smith, Joel Smith, Leah Smith and three great grandchildren. Lois will be dearly missed by countless relatives and friends.

 

 

June 16, 2018 • Newberg Friends Church
Prelude – Rachel VandenHoek
Beth’s Life – photos arranged by the Willis family
Welcome and Prayer – Dick Sartwell, pastor
Eulogy – written by H. David Harmon, son
read by Michelle Willis, granddaughter
Worship in Song – Samuel Morse
“I Know Whom I Have Believed” – Hymn #631
Scripture: Psalm 16:8-11; 73:23-26
read by Marilyn Harmon, daughter
Message
Song: “What a Wonderful World” – Puhn family
sung to Bethlin by great-granddaughter Jayda days before her death
Open Sharing
led by Ken VandenHoek, assisted by Michael Harmon, grandson
Song: “How Could We Hold You Here?”
written and sung by Jeanne Leonard
Benediction
Postlude

Bethlin Rose Harmon was born to Frank and Yvonne Judd in Portland, Oregon, where she attended school, graduating from Franklin High School. She attended Cascade College for one year, then transferred to George Fox College, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor of arts degree. She taught elementary classes in Sherwood, Sandy, and Milwaukie, Oregon.

ethlin was a devoted mom and pastor’s wife throughout her life. As a teenager, she played the piano in church and continued in college, where she accompanied many singers. She also enjoyed singing in the college choir under the direction of Roy Clark.

ethlin loved to travel and was able to visit all of the fifty states plus more than thirty other countries! She visited missionaries in Bolivia, Peru, China, India, Bangladesh, and Morocco. Israel was her favorite of all the countries she visited, inspired by the land where Jesus lived.

ethlin accepted the Lord as her Savior when she was young and lived a joyful Christian life, eager to share the good news to others. She enjoyed reading the Bible and Christian books. She looked forward to the Lord coming again!

ethlin married Howard on March 3, 1951; they celebrated their love for each other over these past 67 years. She is survived by her husband; sisters Dorothy Haveman and Virginia Hardy; daughter Marilyn Harmon; son, H. David Harmon; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by both parents; brother, Carl Judd; sister Lavelle Steiger; and daughter Judy Harmon.

Memorial gifts may be sent to:

Friendsview Retirement Community

for “Resident Assistance Fund”

1301 Fulton St, Newberg, OR 97132

Jerry Magee memorial service

Celebrating the Life of Jerald “Jerry”Magee
May 11, 2018 • 10 a.m.
Newberg Friends Church
Prelude  —  Dan Cammack (son-in-law)
Welcome and Prayer  — Dick Sartwell, pastor
Congregational Hymn #98: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
“Mary Did You Know” 
Dan, Forrest, and Will Cammack (son-in-law and grandsons)
Jerry’s Life 
Forrest and Will Cammack, Kristiane Ransbarger
and Anders Sorestad
 (grandchildren)
Scripture and Thoughts
Open Sharing  — Cindy Johnson
Congregational Hymn #2: “How Great Thou Art”
led by John Johnson
Taps – Veterans of Foreign Wars
Closing Prayer  — Al Sorestad (son-in-law)

Dr. Jerald “Jerry” John Magee was born on February 28, 1927, in Scotts Mills, Oregon, to John William Magee and Edith Kellogg Magee. He passed away on May 6, 2018 in Newberg, Oregon. He graduated from Silverton High School in 1945, George Fox College in 1950 and Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School in 1961. Jerry served in the Army from 1945 to 1946 at the end of WWII. He practiced dentistry in Vancouver, Washington, from 1961 until he retired in 1994.

For 57 years, Jerry was the loving husband of Connie Jarvill Magee, who survives him. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Hays and brother Maurice Magee. Jerry is survived by his daughters Tamara Cammack (Dan) and Lisa Sorestad (Allen); brothers Harold, Kenneth, and Warren Magee; grandchildren Forrest Cammack, Rebekah Klatt, William Cammack, Kristiane Ransbarger, and Anders Sorestad; and great-grandchildren Laurel, Ember, and Dane Ransbarger.

Jerry had a great love and awe of God’s creation. His hobbies included spelunking, identifying plants, and fishing, among other outdoor activities. He also had a great interest in Native American artifacts. He was an active member of Newberg Friends Church. He was a member and past secretary and president of the Clark County Dental Society. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association.

Jerry’s kind and gentle ways will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Donations in Jerald’s name are welcome and appreciated and may be made to Friendsview Retirement Community for the Resident Assistance Fund, 1301 Fulton St. Newberg, OR 97132.