In sadness, we share the news that Rev. William (Bill) Usher died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.
Memorial service details have been added below.
Rev. Usher was born in April 1927. He graduated from Lycoming College, Pennsylvania State University and The School of Theology at Claremont. He and his late wife Donna were married in 1948. Rev. Usher was a member of the Rock River Conference of the Methodist Church and was admitted on trial in 1956, serving at Durand. He transferred to the Southern California-Arizona Conference of the Methodist Church and served: Monrovia (associate); Tustin; Aldersgate; the Conference Field Service and Finance; Long Beach: North; and as the Assistant Administrator at Fredricka Manor (Chula Vista CA). He was ordained and entered into full connection in 1959. Beginning in 1968, he served in the Southern California-Arizona Conference of The United Methodist Church: as the Administrator at Desert Crest (Phoenix AZ); as the Administrator at Casa de Manana (San Diego); as the Admission Administrator of Pacific Homes (Los Angeles CA); as the Administrator of Lake Park Retirement Residence; as supernumerary; and at Phoenix: Creighton. He served in the Pacific & Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church at Phoenix: Creighton; Sun City: Lakeview (associate); Las Vegas NV: First; and in the Desert Southwest Conference: Las Vegas NV: First; Las Vegas NV: Griffith. Rev. Usher retired in 1989.
Rev. Usher served with a caring, servant-heart. He was at his best as he cared for the congregation and nurtured folks in the faith and being disciples of Jesus Christ. Being around Bill gave one a feeling that all is well.
A virtual memorial service will take place on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2 pm pacific. The link to the service can be found here and it will be recorded for anyone who is not able to attend.
Condolences can be sent to:
Mr. Ken Usher
740 Rinecrest Lane
Richardson, TX 75090
Memorial gifts can be given to your local animal shelter/rescue in memory of Bill and Donna who both loved God’s creatures.
We join our hearts together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort; in sorrow, hope; and in death, resurrection. With gratitude for the life and ministry of Rev. William Usher, please hold his family and friends in prayer at this time.