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  • Gordon Wade Newell - class of 1972 (click on image for obituary)Dear Faith Academy classmates and friends, It is with great sadness that I bring the news that Gordon Newell passed away last Saturday, July 11, in Seattle.  Gordon had a brain aneurysm on Thursday (approximately), was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he suffered a massive heart attack.  Then his organs began failing and he passed away on Saturday. I talked with his sister, Kathy, class of ’73, briefly on the phone this afternoon.  She wasn’t sure when Gordon’s daughter would be coming to Seattle from Edmonton, Canada to pack his belongings and take them and his body back to Edmonton.  Kathy isn’t sure if she is coming down to Seattle at ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 4:23 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator
  • Former Staff, Nan Boesel Nan Boesel completed her earthly journey and entered heaven a little before midnight this past Friday evening the 19th of June, 2015.  For those of us who've known Nan personally we've been deeply enriched by her life and journey with the Lord Jesus.A memorial service for Nan will be held Saturday, June 27th at 1:00 pm at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs.  The family invites all within the One Challenge family to attend this special gathering.  Thank you also for joining me in praying for Don, Jeff, Scott, Chris and the extended Boesel family during these tender days following Nan's passing.Sincerely,Ralph Anderson
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 9:51 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator
  • Former Staff, Alex Froelich FROELICH, ALEX                                               March 15th, 2015 FROELICH, Alex Ludwig, 78. On the eve of April 3, 1936, my mother started into labor while millions of Americans were glued to their radio sets. My parents, immigrants from Germany, had decided on a name for their first child, if it were a girl, Alexis (after a well-known movie actress,) and Bruno if it were a boy. The kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh's young son was tried, convicted and now millions of Americans were listening to the countdown of the execution of Bruno Hauptmann. At 9:59 the next morning, I was born in Jersey City. They named me Alex. I grew up in East Orange, N.J., later spent two years ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2015, 12:05 AM by Sites Admin
  • Laura German Coniglio - Class of 1973 By the Lincoln Journal Star0 Laura German Coniglio, wife, daughter, sister, nurse and Siberian Husky mother passed from this life on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Born in Manila, Philippines on October 28, 1954 to missionary parents she spent her youth exploring the islands of Luzon and Palawan and developing a lifelong love of the country and the Philippine people. Laura was a nurse at Bryan Hospital for 29 years. Being a nurse provided her with an avenue to use the God given gifts she had; empathy, compassion and caring.At 6:14 PM August 14, 1983 Laura met her love her soul mate, her husband, Ron Coniglio. They married on December 22, 1984. Through 30 years of marriage they ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2015, 4:36 PM by Sites Admin
  • Len Brooks We received word that Len Brooks, a former staff member, has passed away. He and his wife, Esther, served at Faith from 1960-1971 and Len was instrumental in obtaining the present property where Faith Academy stands. This photo is Len with his daughter, Kathy (Brooks) VanDuzer. The following is from his niece’s (Joyce Brooks Hardisty) Facebook post:  Heard this morning that one of our mighty men of God Leonard C. Brooks (my Uncle) went home to be with His Lord…. that would have been on Friday, in New Jersey. Uncle Len followed faithfully in the godly footsteps of his missionary parents, Cyril and Anna Brooks. He leaves behind his lovely wife, Esther Brooks, and almost all of his ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2013, 3:49 AM by Sites Admin
  • Bonnie Carvey Bonnie Carvey and her husband, Vern, both served on the Board of Trustees at Faith Academy and were parents to Tim ‘70; Chuck ‘72 and John ’74. Email received on September 17th: “My Mother passed on to heaven at 3 pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. I wanted you to know so you can pray with us for grace during this time and celebrate her life. My brother, Chuck, wrote the following notice and it expresses my thoughts and feelings as well. Blessings, John Carvey” Dear Friends, This afternoon (9/11/2012) at about 3pm, my Mom, Bonnie Carvey, was blessed by the receipt of her heart’s desire. She has moved from Denver, Colorado, to Heaven itself. Many ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2012, 10:13 PM by Sites Admin
  • John Lingenfelder The Lord Jesus Christ called John Lingenfelder, former Faith Academy band director (1983-1990) to join him in Glory at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011. John lived a full and blessed life to his final breath, whispering “Victory…victory in Jesus” and then mouthing the words as his family sang it with him.John and Kay served at Faith Academy from 1983 until 1990, when the Lord brought them back to the Midwest and called John into pastoral ministry. John was most recently ministering in New Life Church in Clarkfield, Minnesota upon his home-going.  John is survived by his wife Kay; his son Christian and wife Amy (Volkmann) Lingenfelder and their children, his son-in ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2011, 7:09 PM by Sites Admin
  • Dr. William (Willie) Pearson Dr. William (Willie) Pearson, 63, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, February 22, 2011, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.  In the 1980s, he and his wife Mallory, served at Faith Academy with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  He was a teacher and administrator at Faith Academy.Thoughtful and chivalrous, Will was truly a Virginia Gentleman.  His sweet tenor voice and his quick wit will be sorely missed by friends and family.  Deeply mourning his loss are his beloved wife, Mallory, son Will Pearson Jr (F.A. Class of '88), daughter-in-law Sherry M. Pearson, daughter Charlotte T. King (F.A. Class of '89) and son-in-law Jonathan D. King (F.A. Class of ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2011, 11:15 PM by Sites Admin
  • Vincent Stringer Many in the Faith Community have been praying for Daniel and Rebecca (Holmes) Stringer (both '99 FA grads)  and their parents as they have been caring for 18 month-old Vincent Stringer in his battle with liver cancer.  Rebecca wrote in their caringbridge journal that Vincent "passed from this world to the next, Saturday night (November 20), around 8:25p.m."   http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/vincentstringer/journal ~ Please remember the Stringers and the Holmes families in your prayers at this time.
    Posted Nov 24, 2010, 3:53 AM by Sites Admin
  • Stephen Ashton Please be in prayer for the Ashton family. Stephen Ashton (F.A. Alumni, Class of '96) passed away suddenly in November. His death resulted from a fall he took during a basketball game. Stephen was a student at Faith from Kindergarten through 8th grade. His parents are Alan and Edna Aston, OMF missionaries from UK. His sister Sandra (Class of '94) attended Faith through her Sophomore year.  Steve's wife Jenny is expecting their 3rd child.************************************************************************************************************************************I'm Sandra Pell nee Ashton ('94).  We have just had [Steve's] funeral and it was an amazing tribute to him. The tributes spanned his life from a baby born in the Philippines through his success as a basketball player and ending with ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2010, 3:27 PM by Sites Admin
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