Please pray for the people on this page. The newest prayer requests are at the top of the page and the list will be updated regularly. If you have prayer requests, please start by contacting your District Superintendent.
Rev. Lisa Petty on surgery
Family of Gary Stephens
Please pray for the family of Gary Stephens, who passed away Jan. 7. Stephens was a certified lay minister assigned to First United Methodist Church in Alamosa, Colorado. Services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at First UMC, 2005 Mullins Ave., in Alamosa. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Betty, at 5490 Sierra Vista Road, Alamosa, CO 81101. Contributions can be made to First UMC Alamosa or to Hospice del Valle.
Family of Dixie Spangler
Please pray for the family of Dixie Spangler, spouse of retired pastor John Spangler, who passed away Jan. 1. Her memorial service was held Jan. 9 at University Park United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado.
Family of Ernest Greenwood
Please pray for the family of Ernest Greenwood, who passed away Dec. 10. Ernest was the spouse of deceased clergy Doris Greenwood. Doris served the Rocky Mountain Conference from 1977 until her death in 2009.
Family of Rev. William Simmons
Please pray for the family of the Rev. William Simmons, who passed away Dec. 24. Simmons served the Rocky Mountain Conference from 1966 until he retired in 1996.
Family of Rev. Everett Matz
Please pray for the family of the Rev. Everett Matz, who passed away Dec. 15. Matz served the Rocky Mountain Conference from 1953 until he retired in 1981. Condolences can be sent to his daughter, Janice Kohlmann, at 6231 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, WI 53325.
Family of Rev. Sione Tukutau
Rev. Delbert Hansen after emergency surgery
Please pray for the Rev. Delbert Hansen, retired clergy, who is in Cheyenne Regional Medical Center recovering from a long, emergency surgery on Nov. 25 before Thanksgiving. He is much improved and in good spirits, but his condition is still serious. Hansen is currently serving Pleasant View United Methodist Church in Burns, Wyoming. Prayers are greatly appreciated by Del, his wife Lois, and family. Expressions of care can be sent to 122 Ahrens Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82007-2223.
Family of Sally Geis
Please pray for the family of Sally Geis, who passed away Nov. 16 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 87. Geis, a well-known advocate for social justice and equality for all persons, served on a number of General Boards for The United Methodist Church. Most notably, she served on the Judicial Council, the church's highest court. Read her complete obituary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Iliff School of Theology at https://apps.iliff.edu/give.
Family of Rev. Frank Harvey
Please pray for the family of the Rev. Frank Harvey, who passed away Nov. 16. Harvey served the Rocky Mountain Conference from 1960 to 1983, and retired in 1988. Condolences can be sent to his daughter, Cicely Garner, 321 Gannett Drive, Evanston, Wyoming, 82930 or 307-871-1797.
Family of Rev. Deb Edwards
Family of the Rev. George Houser
Please pray for the family of the Rev. George Houser, who passed away Aug. 19 in Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 99. Houser served in extension ministry for the Rocky Mountain Conference and retired in 1981. According to The New York Times, he was "believed to be the last living member of the inaugural Freedom Ride — the volatile, sometimes violent bus trip through the South by a racially mixed group in 1947." Houser founded the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) with an African-American colleague, James Farmer, and others. According to The Washington Post, Rev. Houser was a pacifist and civil rights activist who advocated racial equality across decades and continents. Read the full story about him on The Washington Post and The New York Times. Condolences can be sent to his wife, Jean Houser, 684 Benicia Drive, Apt. 64, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 or call 707-573-4581.
Family of Jere Sutton
Please pray for the family of Jere Sutton, who passed away Sept. 24. Sutton was a certified lay minister for First United Methodist Church in Pueblo, Colorado, for three years. A service was held Sept. 30 at First UMC, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Cards may be sent to Margaret Sutton & Family, 8 Swift Arrow Court, Pueblo, CO 81001.
Family of Rev. Terry Benedett-Farmer
Please continue to pray for the family of the Rev. Terry Benedett-Farmer. The mother of Terry's spouse Larry, Barbara Farmer, 91, passed away Sept. 24 following a massive stroke earlier this month. She was in hospice care in Wichita Falls, Texas. Burial service was Sept. 28 and a memorial service was held Oct. 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Expressions of care may be sent to Terry at 4620 Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113-5956.
Family of Verla Goff
Please pray for the family of Verla Goff, who passed away Sept. 15 in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 102. She was the wife of the Rev. Reginald Goff, who served Worland United Methodist Church in Worland, Wyoming, from 1943-62, according to daughter, Ruth Penton. Rev. Goff died in 1996. See Verla Goff's obituary for more information about her. Her service was held Sept. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Tuscon, Arizona. Memorial gifts can be sent to Worland UMC, 1301 Big Horn Ave., Worland, WY 82401.
Family of Rev. Lonnie Eakle