Obituary: Diane Laverne Roth

Diane Laverne Roth, wife of retired Covenant minister Randy Roth, died January 11.  She was 76.

She was born June 2, 1944, in Eagle Pass, Texas, to Alfred and Laverne Graf and grew up in Sacramento, California.

Diane earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Westmont College and a Master of Arts in English from the University of California–Los Angeles.

She married Randy on July 2, 1966.

They served West Hills Covenant Church in Portland, Oregon, and First Covenant Church in Oakland, California. Diane was known for her hospitality and commitment to praying for others.

She is survived by Randy and children Steven Goodwin, David Roth (Jennifer), Katie Otis (Amos), and Chelsea Boniak (Christopher); and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Children Rising, 2633 Telegraph Ave. #412, Oakland, CA 94612; or First Covenant Church, 4000 Redwood Road, Oakland, CA 94619.

 

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