MERCER ISLAND, WA (August 25, 2011) – Two services have been scheduled for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Worth Vernon Hodgin who died last Saturday, August 20, in Mercer Island.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. this coming Saturday, August 27, at the Mount Vernon cemetery with a reception following at Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 S. 18th Street in Mount Vernon, Washington. A memorial service will be conducted the following day, Sunday, August 28, at Covenant Shores, 9150 Fortuna Drive in Mercer Island, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Born January 1, 1920, in Canada, Hodgin completed studies at Pasadena College, San Francisco Seminary, the Urban Training Center, and Mansfield College in California. Ordained in 1946 in the former Pilgrim Holiness denomination, he transferred his ordination to the Covenant in 1957.
He married Genevie Sheppard in 1942 in Pasadena. The couple went on to serve a number of Covenant congregations in California, Washington, Arizona and Illinois. Hodgin retired in January 1984.
In addition to his wife, Genevie, survivors include a son, Richard, and two married daughters, Bonnie and Anne.
Covenant News Service will publish more information as it becomes available.