The Rev. Rebecca “Becky” Morton Blodgett

The Rev. Rebecca “Becky” Morton Blodgett died on August 12, 2017 at the age of 84.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years Timothy Blodgett; children Sarah Blodgett, Amy Walker (Jonathan), Jeffrey Blodgett (Emily), and Katherine Blodgett; and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St, Concord, MA 01742, in support of children’s services.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, September 29th at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742.

Notes of condolence can be sent to First Parish in Concord (address above).

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Edwin “Ed” A. Lane

The Rev. Edwin “Ed” A. Lane died on July 19, 2017 at the age of 89.

He is survived by wife Helen, sons Michael and John, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Parish in Needham, 23 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA 02492.

A memorial service is being planned for the fall.

Notes of condolence can be sent to his widow, Helen, at HelenBLane@gmail.com or 66 Hastings St. Apt 106, Wellesley, MA 02481.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Russell Murry

The Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Russell Murry died on July 6, 2017 at the age of 85.

He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Brian, John, and Christopher; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the scholarship fund at Meadville-Lombard Theological School.

Plans for a memorial service are forthcoming.

Notes of condolence can be sent to the Murry Family at 701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD, 20850.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Alfred James Norman Henriksen

The Rev. Alfred James Norman Henriksen died on June 24, 2017 at the age of 95.

He is survived by wife Georgianne DeClercq; children James Peter, Carl (Beverly Thacker), and Heidi (Neal Conner); grandchildren Eric (Emily), Nini, Teddy, Becca Reeve (Alec), Rueben Conner, and Bryce Conner; stepchildren Erika Sweet (Jeff) and Renee Ackley, and their children Kevin Sweet, David Sweet, and Stephanie Ackley; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by first wife Ruth Baxter Henriksen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

A memorial service will take place at 2pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Pacific Unitarian Church (address above).

Notes of condolence can be sent to Georgianne DeClercq at 435 W 8th St #210, San Pedro, CA, 90731 and at Georgianne.DeClercq@gmail.com.

A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Sandra Gillogly Lee

The Rev. Sandra Gillogly Lee died on June 23, 2017 at the age of 74.

She is survived by spouse Don Bell and sister Marsha Green.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NARAL Pro-Choice America, or to the charity of one’s own choosing.

A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Grand Junction, CO, at a venue still to be determined.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Don Bell at 315 Ouray Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501 and at DonWayneBell@gmail.com.

The Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider

The Rev. Joan Kahn-Schneider died on June 18, 2017 at the age of 86.

She is survived by children David Friedman, Jim Friedman, Robin Guethlein, and Jerri Menaul; eight grandchildren; and sister Lu Cohen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UUA Living Tradition Fund.

A memorial service is being planned for July, to take place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, 409 E Patterson St, Hendersonville, NC, 28739. There will also be a small gathering in Cincinnati, OH.

Notes of condolence can be sent to JimFriedman@mac.com.

A more complete obituary will follow.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Greeley Higgins, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Greeley Higgins, Jr. died on June 9, 2017 at the age of 90.
He is survived by children Daniel G. Higgins III, Cynthia Westlake, Ann Spicer, and Kim Clark; grandchildren Caitlin Lankford, Skyler Westlake, and Shane and Aubree Clark; and great-grandson Myles Lankford. He was predeceased by wife of almost 60 years Jean, sister Charlotte Weems, two brothers who died in childhood, and grandson Austen Westlake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michaels Fire Dept., 1001 S. Talbot St, St. Michaels, MD 21663; and to the Rev. Dr. Daniel Higgins Scholarship Fund, c/o Barbara Baldwin, Meadville Lombard Theological School, 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.
A memorial service is being planned for September, to take place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton, MD.
Notes of condolence can be sent to 3444 Orange Wood Ct, Marietta, GA, 30062; and to woocjw@aol.com.
A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Charles Kimball

The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” Charles Kimball died on May 29, 2017 at the age of 88.
He is survived by children Seth, Jeanette, Amy, and Paul; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased earlier this year by wife of 65 years, the love of his life Lorna Jean Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the charity of one’s own choosing, though specific donations to Starr King School for the Ministry are also welcomed.
There will be no formal memorial service, but a barbeque is being planned whereat family and friends can gather in remembrance of Bob.
Notes of condolence can be sent to transitions@uua.org, where they will be gathered and sent to the family.
A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Stedman Stephen, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Stedman Stephen, Jr. died on May 29, 2017 at the age of 85.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia; children Debra June, Susan Elizabeth (Michael Jensen), David Charles (Anne Henshaw), Carl Scott (Janet Kleine), and Bruce Jonathan; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers Sander and Mark.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 6300 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510; to Nebraska’s Planned Parenthood of the Heartland; and to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska.
A memorial service will take place at 4pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln (address above).
Notes of condolence can be sent to Pat Stephen at 7005 Shamrock Road Unit 109, Lincoln, NE 68506.
A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.

The Rev. Marcia Welsh Schekel

The Rev. Marcia Welsh Schekel died on May 18, 2017 at the age of 70.
She is survived by husband Kurt, son Zachary (Tiffany), brother Mike (Cathy), and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main St, Portland, OR 97205; to the Matt Schekel Memorial Scholarship Fund at Seeds of Learning; and to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
A memorial service took place at 1pm on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the First Unitarian Church of Portland.
Notes of condolence can be sent to Kurt Schekel at 12400 SE 15th St, Vancouver, WA 98683.
 A more complete obituary will be forthcoming after biographical research has been completed.