Monday, December 29, 2008

Remembrance: Earl H. Traughber.

Earl H. Traughber (80) passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, in Ontario, Idaho. He was a former district executive minister for Idaho District, a former member of the Church of the Brethren General Board, and an ordained minister and pastor in the Church of the Brethren.

"Tonight we in the Idaho District mourn the passing of a dear friend and brother," said a call to prayer from the Idaho District Office, sent by e-mail on the evening of Dec. 21.

Traughber was district executive minister of Idaho District from 1977-85, in a part-time position while he concurrently served as pastor of Fruitland (Idaho) Church of the Brethren and the nearby New Plymouth United Church of Christ. He was pastor of the Fruitland congregation for a total of more than 30 years. He also served as a member of the Church of the Brethren General Board from 1989-94. In other volunteer service, he had a passion for working with the church's disaster ministries and was a counselor for the Fruitland school district.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Lois Traughber, at 1565 W. First St., Fruitland, ID 83619-2492. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, at Fruitland Church of the Brethren. Concluding services will be at Riverside Cemetery in Payette, Idaho. Memorial contributions are being received to the Idaho District disaster ministries, Fruitland Church of the Brethren, and Heifer International.

Source: 12/29/2008 Newsline Extra

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