Reverend Max Lee Kendrick of Eckert died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his home. He was 71.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Eckert Presbyterial Church with Reverend Jo DeVinney and Reverend George Miller officiating. A private inurnment will take place at Eckert Cemetery.
Reverend Kendrick was born July 8, 1940, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Donald and Atha (Basey) Kendrick. He spent his early childhood in Oklahoma City, Okla. He and his family moved to Eckert when he was six. He attended school in Eckert and graduated from Cedaredge High School in 1958. He attended Mesa College in Grand Junction, Marylhurst University in Portland, Ore., and San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, Calif.
He married Betty Peterson on July 14, 1963, in Cedaredge. They celebrated 48 years of marriage. She survives.
Reverend Kendrick was past president of Cedaredge Rotary Club, an advisory board member of Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, a Chaplain and Ethics Committee member of Delta County Memorial Hospital, former Eckert Presbyterian Church minister and served as moderator of the Presbyterian Church.
He loved his Lord and Savior and serving people. He enjoyed fly fishing, reading, photography, live music and eating a home cooked meal. He served in churches in Central Washington, and Ridgway before moving to Eckert in 2001.
Reverend Kendrick is survived by his wife, Betty Kendrick of Eckert; two sons and their wives, Mike and Susan Kendrick of Beaverton, Ore., and Doug Kendrick and Sonya Templin-Zimmer of Dundee, Ore.; a daughter, Tricia Kendrick of Eckert; two brothers and their wives, Charles "Dick" and Kathy Kendrick of Waynesville, N.C., and James "Jim" and Jonni Kendrick of Delta; and three grandchildren, twins, Justine Bird and Kayla Bird, and Jacob Kendrick, all of Beaverton, Ore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or Eckert Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 7, Eckert, CO 81418.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus