Fern Holmgren Erickson went to be with her Lord and Saviour on February 28, 2013. She was born in Chico, California on April 3, 1913. When she was five years old, her parents moved to Oakland, California and she lived there and went to school there until she was married to a young seminarian on March 29, 1935. Her husband was ordained in 1936 and served Evangelical Free Churches in Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota and Hawaii. Fern’s primary concern was for Children’s and Women’s Ministries. Her husband’s last pastorate was at the Chico Evangelical Free Church where he served as a Visitation Pastor. They moved there in 1972 and lived there for twenty years. When it became apparent that her husband’s health was failing, their son in Modesto arranged for them to move there. They lived in Copper Creek but after eleven months her husband passed away. She continued to live there for two more years and then moved to Covenant Village in Turlock where she resided until her death.
She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Laurence Bernard; her husband Clarence Bernard; six sisters and two brothers. Fern is survived by her son Ronald Clarence (Sandee) of Scottsdale, AZ, son Raymond Charles (Cheryl) of Modesto, California; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at Berg Hall at Covenant Village of Turlock on March 30, 2013 at 2:30p.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to Covenant Village Benevolent Fund 2125 N Olive Ave. Turlock, CA 95382.
February 4, 1947-February 21, 2013
Chuck McCoy, 66, a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County, went home to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Alana, son Larry, mother Charlene Leno, and two brothers: Tim and Rod. He was preceded in death by his father Jack. Chuck touched the lives of countless families through over thirty years of service to the community as a paramedic. His work is carried on by the many medics he trained over the years. Chuck also served his country as an Army medic in Vietnam. Since 2002, he worked for San Joaquin County as an Information Systems Analyst. Chuck’s love of the outdoors and competition kept him on the softball field for decades. He had a knack for putting together very talented adult teams. In recent years, he developed his skills on the skeet range. Chuck’s love for people and learning made for a lot of unforgettable conversations. The depth of knowledge Chuck had in so many areas made him a source of trusted information to his many relatives and friends. Cherished memories of Chuck will remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
A grave side service was held at Turlock Memorial Park on Friday, March 1 at 1:00.
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