Helen Thomas Stine Zonneveld
December 13, 2005
The funeral service for Helen Thomas Stine Zonneveld will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., at the Ashland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 111 Clay Street, Ashland, OR. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., at the church. Interment will be in Spanish Fork, UT.
Helen Thomas Stine Zonneveld, 73 passed away at her home in Ashland, Oregon from a lingering illness on December 8, 2005. She was born July 13,1933 in Spanish Fork, UT and raised in Payson, UT, the daughter of Arthur Unger Thomas and Dora Mae Taylor Bradford Thomas.
She married Ronald B. Stine on April 11, 1955 in Reno, NV. She later married Leo Zonneveld, and the couple moved to Ashland Oregon. Both Ronald and Leo preceded her in death. For several years she cared for children in the Ashland area and was known and loved by children and families as "Grandma Helen." She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include a daughter and son; Kathleen Kubecka of Ashland Oregon and Jay (Beth) Stine of Saudi Arabia. Also, her beloved grandson Derek (Sarah) Kubecka of Medford. Also survived by — brothers and — sister; Arta Mae Balyint (Gene Wilson) of Brunswick, OH; Dean T. (Cherryl) Thomas of Livermore, CA; John "Jack" (Susan) Thomas of Bountiful, UT; and Jay (Janie) (Thomas) Wignal of Indianapolis, IN. Two sisters-in-law; Betty (Sterling) Bradford of Salt Lake City, UT and Faye (Howard) Bradford of Holiday, UT. Brothers and sisters who preceded her in death; Earnest (Margeret) Thomas, Robert (Pauline) Thomas, Harry R. (Josephine) Thomas, Fred C. (Zola) Thomas, Frank C. "John" Thomas, Harry T. (Kareen) (Thomas) Anderson, Mary Fern Thomas, Clarice Thomas Worthy, Sterling T. Bradford, Lester Bradford, Lila Jean Bradford (Bert) Manley, Howard Bradford.
Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR.
L. W. "Rich" Ford, Th.D.
On, we lost a precious friend, teacher, and spiritual leader.
Messianic Rabbi "Rich" Ford was born to Ruby and Walter Ford on July 30, 1946. At age five, he moved with his family to southwest Oregon. Following graduation from Crater High School, he served his country rescuing injured personnel in Viet Nam&
39;s battlefields. Later, in Amarillo, Texas, he met and married Arlene Stephens, who survives.
A versatile and brilliant, multi-talented scholar, Rich studied history, anthropology, computer technology, fine arts, languages and theology, attaining a Th.D.
Rabbi Rich spent two decades translating the New Testament from Koine Greek into English, producing ?The Abiding Word? translation.
In 1996, he founded the local Messiah Assembly congregation now in Central Point.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Arlen of Willamina, Oregon, and Mark of White City. Also one brother; Everett Ford of Colorado; seven sisters; Charlotte Miller and Myrna White of Texas, Linnea Thompson and Danette Heinlein of California, Janice Ford of Oklahoma, Vicky Purcella of Oregon, and Sheila Kessler of Georgia; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
There will be a Memorial Service honoring Rabbi Ford at the Central Point Grange Hall, 436 Pine Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2005. A potluck lunch will follow the service.