The Rev. Dr. Richard “Dick” Lovett Allen

The Rev. Dr. Richard “Dick” Lovett Allen died on October 22, 2017 at the age of 93.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Lois Allen; children Bruce Klickstein, Laura Crowder, Robin Klickstein, and Joe Allen; grandchildren Crystal Allen, Maile Allen, Emily Hunt, Kristina Koberg, Cameron Ito, Grace Bancroft, and Joe Bancroft; and 5 greatgrandchildren, with another on the way. He was predeceased by his first wife Emma Lou.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UU Society for Ministerial Relief, c/o the Rev. Dr. David Hubner, 192 Boston Post Road #29, Sudbury, MA 01776.

A memorial service is being planned for the near future, to take place at the UU Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County, 2201 Lawton Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

Notes of condolence can be sent to 1691 Seabright Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433.

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

The Rev. Homer “Jerry” A. Goddard III

The Rev. Homer “Jerry” A. Goddard III died on October 15, 2017 at the age of 87.

He is survived by wife Margaret “Peggy” Goddard; children Linda Goddard (Spencer Amesbury), Kirk Goddard (Kathy), and Jan Goddard-Taylor (Mark Taylor); and grandchildren Will Amesbury, Elena Goddard-Amesbury, Lauren Withers, Eliza Goddard, and Isabella Goddard-Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union and to Planned Parenthood.

A memorial service is being planned, to take place at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Peggy Goddard at 100 Russet Ct Apt 305, Lincoln, MA 01773.

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

Helen Rice Pickett

Helen Rice Pickett died on October 4, 2017 at the age of 88.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. O. Eugene Pickett, and three daughters: Ann, Martha and Emily.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Notes of condolence may be sent to the Rev. O. Eugene Pickett, 912 Main Street, #201, Chatham, MA  02633-2746.

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

The Rev. Donald William McKinney

The Rev. Donald William McKinney died on October 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

He is survived by wife of over 60 years Julie L.. McKinney, children Bruce B. McKinney and Barbara McKinney Sow, and grandchildren Omar and Adama Sow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Unitarian Church, 54 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and to First Universalist Church of Southold, P.O. Box 221, Southold, NY 11971.

Memorial services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Rd, Laurel, NY 11948; and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, NY (address above).

Notes of condolence can be sent to Julie McKinney at 1500 Brecknock Rd Apt 302, Greenport, NY, 11944.

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

The Rev. Robert “Bob” Nelson West

The Rev. Robert “Bob” Nelson West, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1969 to 1977, died on September 27, 2017 at the age of 88.

He is survived by children Robert Jr., Charles, Thomas (Amy), and Mary Catherine Pinto (Josh); grandchildren Lila and George West, and Lily and Oliver Pinto; grandchild Phoebe; and sister Rilla Krebbs. He was predeceased by wife of 65 years Nancy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24501.

A memorial service is being planned; details will be released as they become available.

Notes of condolence can be sent to Thomas West, West88@verizon.net.

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

The Rev. Dr. John Burton Wolf

The Rev. Dr. John Burton Wolf died on September 19, 2017 at the age of 92.

He is survived by wife of 65 years Barbara N. Hudgins Wolf, son John David Wolf (Anita Jacobson Wolf) and daughter Catherine Elizabeth Wolf, grandson Aaron Michael Wolf-Johnson (Kayla Wolf-Johnson); and great-granddaughter Willow Rose Wolf-Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John B. Wolf Memorial Fund, c/o All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114. The memorial fund will be distributed based on Rev. Dr. Wolf’s wishes and the wishes of his family.

A memorial service was planned on September 25, 2017 at All Souls Unitarian Church (address above).

Notes of condolence can be sent to the family at All Souls Unitarian Church (address above).

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

Betty Carolyn Murdock

Betty Murdock

Betty Murdock

Betty Carolyn Murdock died September 7, 2017, in Tulsa OK. The widow of the Reverend Dr. Virgil Murdock, she was 88 years old. Betty grew up in Hartshorne, OK where her parents, the late Elmer and Juanita Thrower, owned and published the Hartshorne Sun.

After high school, she attended Phillips University in Enid and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA degree in journalism. She worked as a reporter for The Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma City Times.

In 1955, she and her husband moved to Cambridge, MA where he attended Harvard Divinity School. They remained in Massachusetts, where he served a congregation for a few years, then became the Executive Director of the Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches. Betty was active in a number of charitable organizations in Massachusetts. After they retired to Tulsa in 1986, she was a Gillie at the Gilcrease Museum.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Carolyn Ake, and her husband Tracy Ake, of Bristow, VA; grandchildren, Hayley Ake, Hannah Ake, and Sam Ake; a sister, Janice Elliott of Nashville, TN; and a brother, Frank Thrower of Dallas, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her name to All Souls Unitarian Church.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Lisa Murdock Ake, 9346 Angel Falls St., Bristow, VA  20136

The Rev. Marguerite “Peggy” C. Clason

The Rev. Marguerite “Peggy” C. Clason died on August 29, 2017, at the age of 76.

She is survived by her spouse of 54 years Don Clason; children Eric Clason (Victoria) and Christine Briedie (Mark); and grandchildren Nicholas, Natalie, and Lauren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UU Society of Cleveland, 2728 Lancashire Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106; to East Shore UU Church, 10848 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094; and to the Life Care fund of Ohio Living Breckenridge Village.

A memorial service was planned for 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at East Shore UU Church (address above).

Notes of condolence can be sent to Don Clason at 5665 Grace Woods Drive, Unit 209, Willoughby, OH 44094.

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

The Rev. Richard Rodda Gay

The Rev. Richard Rodda Gay died in Bend, OR on Aug. 13, 2017, at the age of 97.

Richard Gay began his career as a Methodist minister and educator. In Anchorage, Alaska, he served several local churches, including the Anchorage Unitarian Fellowship. He received affiliate status with the UUA and was a member of the UUMA.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Averill. He is survived by his brother, Thomas Ward Gay Jr.; his daughters, Judy Blake (Greg Joannides), Patti Thorne (Ron), Sherry Ellis (Glenn) and Jerilee Drynan (Steve); son, Rick; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and grand-nieces; and nephews and grand-nephews. He is also survived by his loving companion, Doris Lagging.

At Richard’s request, there will be no service.

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

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.