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Obituary: Barbara Ruth Willard 1926-2018
- Originally Published: July 2, 2018 2:21 p.m.
Barbara Ruth (Hastings) Willard died on Monday, June 25, 2018, at her home in Cottonwood, Arizona, aged 91. She was born Aug. 11, 1926. in Battle Creek, Michigan. to Ralph Corwin Hastings and Anita Schueler.
Barbara graduated from Battle Creek Academy and enrolled for two years at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
A trip to California to attend her older brother’s wedding brought her to Loma Linda, California. She decided to stay and it was there she met her lifelong love, Rodney Ellsworth Willard.
They married 70 years ago on June 7, 1948, at Loma Linda.
Barbara acquired her teaching credentials, taught in elementary school, started her family, moved from Loma Linda to Detroit (1956), then Dearborn, Michigan (1959), to Avondale Estates, Georgia (1963), to West Hartford, Connecticut (1966), to Redlands, California (1967), passed the test for her ham radio license in 1971, became a private pilot rated for single engine airplanes in 1973, and returned to college,
For many years she was a beloved school nurse for the Loma Linda Elementary School and Academy.
She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
An avid reader herself, Barbara not only taught all of her children to read before they entered 1st grade, but infected all of them with her enthusiasm.
In retirement, Barbara and Rodney moved from Redlands, California, to Cottonwood, Arizona, where Willard ancestors had pioneered the Verde Valley, and where Rodney had spent his childhood years.
His family connections to Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Clemenceau, Jerome, Camp Verde, Flagstaff, Prescott and Phoenix provided stories and frequent expeditions to historical spots that enlivened their days.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Rodney; children, Karen Willard, Keith Willard, Kathleen Willard, Kirk Willard, and their spouses; her brother, Ronald Hastings; and sister, Norma Huckaby; and eight grandchildren.
Church Trees Trimmed thanks to Al Scott and the church board.
Our deepest sympathy and condolances to the Collin's
family at the loss of their beloved wife and mother,
Kathleen. May the Lord reach down and comfort you in
the hope of the resurrection.
Kathleen Collins memorial Sunday, Feb 18, 2 pm at
Cottonwood SDA Church.
1 Thessalonians 4
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not,even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words
Baby Dedication: Congrats to the Allan Family. May God bless their child.
Steve and Beverly Garver Wedding
Congratulations to Steve and Beverly Garver,
Evelyn and Patsy Haase and the entire Garver and Haase families
Desmond Doss and Hacksaw Ridge
Learn How Desmond rescued many soldiers during World War II and received
the congessional medal honor for his bravery. More info here.
Tell the World Video. Must See -- Click Here to watch.
"Tell the World" shares the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast region of the United States who would go on to set the foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since the 19th century, the Church has been at the forefront of matters relating to health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation.
Adventists In Step for Life - Conquering childhood obesity
Adventists InStep for Life was created by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to assist Adventist churches, schools and health care organizations in tackling the challenge of childhood obesity. Every conference, church, school, university and health care organization in the North American Division is encouraged to form an Adventists InStep for Life team to coordinate activities that inspire healthy eating and physical activity and further awareness of childhood obesity in their community.
Astronaut John Glenn passes at age 95.
“To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible, ... It just
strengthens my faith. I wish there were words to describe what it's like.” – John Glenn
of Overcoming Addictions - Sunday, March 26, 2017 3 to 5 pm at Cottonwood SDA Church
Canther starting at 3 pm. A lecture entitled “The Physiology of Addiction and Victory” by Dr.
Diane Burnett begins at 4 pm. Come this Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm – 5 pm to the
Cottonwood, Seventh-day Adventist Church, corner of Mingus and Willard.
tremendous insight to the battles of life. A three-pound mass of gray and white matter sits at
the center of all human activity. So important is this control center that God Himself and Satan
contend for the ownership. This lecture anatomically demonstrates the location of the body’s
“Throne Room,” and shows how lifestyle factors impact the performance and outcome of daily
decisions. In simple terms, you will learn how each decision impacts every future decisions, and
how to break the addictive cycle and gain victory in everyday life. You will gain an
understanding of why things like nutrition, exercise, and sleep affect our health of mind as well
as our spirituality.
Diane Burnett, MD has been in the health field for over 35 years. After Family Practice
Residency at the University of Arizona, she has had a private practice utilizing natural remedies
and educating others in healthy lifestyles. She served as medical director of a lifestyle center in
Alabama, served as a missionary doctor for the Native Americans, and travels throughout the
United States and abroad teaching how to prevent and treat the health problems in today’s world.
For more information contact Ariel Hume 300-8510.
Radiant Living Health Class and plant based potluck meets on various Sundays at 3 pm in the Church Fellowship Hall. October is completed and no meetings during November and December Contact Vickie Bird for more info at 928 649 9007
A big thank you to sponsors and attendees of the Verde Valley Health Fair.
Your participation is what made it a huge success. View photos here.
FREE NATURAL REMEDIES/HYDROTHERAPY CLASSES “FROM HEAD TO TOE”
Coming this Sunday, Mar 2, 2014, and the first Sunday of every month from 3-5 p.m. Join us for a
plant-based potluck at 3 p.m OR just come for the classes at 3:30 p.m. Inexpensive, natural
remedies, using items found in your home! March 2 demonstrations are:
Chest / Lungs
Lymphatic System Treatments
Use of Charcoal
Demonstrations performed by: Pam Martinez, R.N. and Zetta Gore, R.N.
Contact Vickie Bird 928-649-9007 or meet at the Fellowship Hall, 51 West Mingus, Cottonwood.
We had a great turnout for the Healthy Beginnings DVD lectures by Dr. Hans Diehl. Be sure to join us April 14 at the 2nd annual health fair and screening from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will also be having followup potluck-style meetings with further health DVDs on the 1st Sunday of each month from May through August from 3-5 p.m.. Join us for a healthy potluck and more incredible health videos. Bring a salad, vegetable or healthy entree.
For more information contact Vickie Bird - 649-9007 and on this link.
Peace in God's Word, a valuable series of meetings presented by Jeremy Smith. Learn how to know God and
have a deeper experience with Him through these presentations. The series is available for download at
Peace in God's Word
Elder Ed Keyes accepts call to be Arizona Conference President
Elder Ed Keyes officially accepted the call to be the new Arizona Conference President.
He plans to be back in Arizona by February 1. We rejoice that our dear friend will be
returning home to the Arizona Conference family who loves and appreciates him dearly.
Reporter: Phil Draper, Arizona Conference Communication Director
Elder Ed Keyes, new Arizona Conference President
The Memorial Service for Pastor Ted Parks was held at the Mesa Palms SDA Church, 6263 E Thomas Rd, Mesa AZ 85215 on Sunday, May 24, at 3 p.m. You are invited to attend and help celebrate the life of a dear Friend and Servant Leader. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be me to the Maricopa Village Christian School in memory of Pastor Parks.
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