November 4, 1934 – January 29, 2016
Toledo, Ohio Portland, Oregon
Please join family and friends for a Celebration of Life Reception to be held Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 NE Alameda Street, Portland, Oregon 97213.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Make a Wish Oregon, 503.292.2280
2001 SW 1st Ave., Suite 410, Portland, Oregon 97201
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 800.805.5856
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 503-228-1730
Reverend Joe W. Walker
December 19, 1925 ~ March 30, 2014
The Reverend Joe W. Walker died at age 88 on March 30, 2014 of Parkinson’s Disease.
Joe was born on December 19, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Randall and Katherine Jamieson Walker. The family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Joe later graduated from Will Rogers High School.
In 1944, Joe joined the US Army, and served in World War II as a medic in the European Theater. When he returned from the War, Joe went to Tulsa University and graduated in three years. He then attended Garrett Biblical Institute (now known as Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary) and graduated in 1953.
While at Garrett, Joe married Jeanne Yoder and they had five children. Joe served United Methodist churches in Oklahoma, Illinois and the Pacific Northwest Conference in Washington & Idaho. He also served as an Army Chaplain with the Army Ski-Troops Battalion in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1955-1957.
Joe later moved on to work at the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, and as the head of the General Advance Special Program, he raised over $200,000,000 for mission programs, projects, and personnel, including millions of dollars for emergency needs and hunger ministries. He traveled across the world to over 80 countries and was invited to be the Conference Speaker at 17 Annual Conference gatherings.
In 1979, Joe came to Oregon to serve the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee to serve as an executive on the General Board of Discipleship. During this time, Joe and Jeanne divorced.
Joe moved to Bend, Oregon to serve as District Superintendent for the Central District of the Oregon-Idaho Conference in 1984. In 1985, Joe married Beverly Bishop Highmiller. Joe later went on to serve at the Boise, Idaho First United Methodist Church, and in June of 1990, he retired from active pastoral duties. At that time, Joe and Beverly moved to Gresham, Oregon, just outside Portland.
In 2009, Joe and Beverly moved to Parkrose Chateau, an independent living retirement community in Portland to be nearer family who could help more with their retirement needs. In 2010, Joe was honored by the Garrett Evangelical Seminary as the 50-year Distinguished Alumnus, and Joe went to deliver an address to the students and faculty.
Outreach and mission were key points of Joe’s life as a pastor, fundraiser and executive in the church. His knowledge of the local church and it’s response to need around the world was profound.
Joe was involved in mission in the war-torn country of Liberia for decades. Together with his wife, Beverly, and 244 local churches in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, they were able to ship 14 containers of relief goods during the Liberian civil war. Bishop John G. Innes of the Liberia Annual Conference writes, “Today, the Oregon-Idaho Conference has a partnership relationship with the Liberia Annual Conference because of Joe’s love for The United Methodist Church in Liberia.”
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Randall Walker and Katherine Jamieson Walker, his brother Jim Walker and his son Chuck Walker.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of almost 29 years, Beverly Walker; daughter Patty and husband Terry McClelland of Gig Harbor, WA; daughter Cindy and husband David Durant of Pleasant Hill, CA; daughter Heidi Walker of Oregon City, OR; son Scot Bishop-Walker and partner Corey Payne of Portland, OR; son Mike Walker and partner Patricia Phillips of Hillsboro, OR; daughter Shawn and husband Dan Whyte of Helena MT; former wife Jeanne Walker of Milwaukie, OR; grandchildren Tim Yuhasz of Pleasant Hill, CA; Kim and husband Eric Buksa of Petaluma, CA; Jesse and wife Lindsay McClelland of Auburn, WA; Ryan McClelland of Olympia, WA; Nathan and Katie Kammerer of Oregon City, OR; Connor, Maggie and Seamus Whyte of Helena, MT; and great-grandchildren Joshua and Abigail Buksa and William McClelland.
A celebration of life service is to be held for Joe W. Walker on May 24, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Rose City Park United Methodist Church, located at 5831 NE Alameda St, Portland Oregon.
In lieu of flowers at the service, the family requests that donations be sent to: Conference Treasurer, Attn: Joe Walker Memorial Fund for Camphor Mission School, 1505 SW 18th Ave, Portland OR 97201.
August 23, 1944 ~ March 20, 2014
Edd Hurley, the devoted husband of Linda Hurley and the kindest and most loving dad you could hope for, died peacefully March 20, 2014, in his Oregon home. Edd was born August 23, 1944, in Connecticut and met Linda in 1964 while she was serving in the Red Cross and he was a corpsman in the U.S. Navy. They married in 1965 and moved to Oregon, where they raised their children David, Kristin, and Matthew. Edd worked in logistics throughout his career and loved his family, dogs, travel, the dramatic arts and John Wayne, in that order.
Edd is survived by his wife; children; amazing grandchildren, Louie, Jacqueline and Walton; and his extended family east of the Mississippi, who he always missed and thought of often.
A Celebration of Life was held for Edd at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3oth, 2014 at Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 NE Alameda St., Portland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to RCPUMC Sunday School or the Oregon Human Society. A potluck followed the celebration, which Edd would agree was the best part.
May 28, 1934 ~ February 6, 2014
Richard Enghouse was born at the Portland Sanitarium on May 28, 1934 to Clarence Enghouse and May Irene Priest of Clackamas. He grew up in West Linn, graduating in 1952 as Valedictorian of his class. In 1956 he graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in business and technology. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry from 1956 to 1958, spending most of his time stationed in Bamberg, Germany, taking opportunities to travel in Europe.
Richard worked from 1958 through 1991 as an accountant and later as Controller with Crown Zellerbach which became Boise Cascade at the St. Helens paper mill.
Richard married Veva Howell from Caldwell, Idaho on December 8, 1963. They built their home on ten acres on Sauvie Island, where they lived from 1966 to 1984 then to N.E. Portland (Parkrose) from 1984 to the present.
After retirement Richard was a volunteer financial officer for Rose City Park United Methodist Church for ten years. During retirement he also continued to enjoy skiing, bowling, golf and traveling (including several trips back to Bamberg, and a visit to all 50 states). He was a master collector of trivia. For years he and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels from Hollywood. He was a life-long Red Cross blood donor, contributing over 17 gallons. He was a skilled cribbage player, challenging daughter and pastor at every opportunity.
Richard is survived by his wife Veva, son Stephen (Adrienne), daughter Susanna, grandsons Demetri, Bailey, and Lucien, and his special granddaughter Ashley, along with extended families of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Rose City Park United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 (5830 N.E. Alameda). In lieu of flowers the family suggests gift to the RCPUMC Camp fund.
Arrangements by Omega