Harry Wendell Hyde, 90, of Medford, Ore., passed away
Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Wendell was born May 6, 1921, in Tipton, Iowa, the son of Bertha and Harry Hyde. He graduated from Taylor University in Indiana, he also graduated from Asbury Theological
Seminary, and was ordained and pastored at a Christian and Missionary Alliance church for a short while, later acquiring a master's degree in physics education at the University of
Arizona in Flagstaff.
Wendell moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1960, where he taught high school science courses for 26 years at Santa
Barbara High School until his retirement in 1986. He moved to Pasadena, Calif., continuing as a full time volunteer at the U.S. Center for World Missions, working in the mobilization department. Wendell spent the last six years of his life living in Medford, Ore., near his daughter, Jane and family.
Wendell was active as a 25 year board member of the SB Rescue Mission, as well as participating in Christian Business Men's Committee, and also contributed to The Far Eastern Broadcasting Corporation, World Vision, and other Christian organizations.
As an astronomy buff, Wendell taught Westmont College night courses in the astronomy program, and presenting for the SB Planetarium as needed.
He is survived by his daughter, Jane Gorevin, of Medford, Ore.; a son, Joseph Hyde, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Johnny Rodriguez, Loretta Gorevin-Sandoval, and Kathryn Gorevin; and great-grandchildren, Isabel and
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; and two
children, Wendy and Teddy.
Arrangements under the direction of Litwiller Simonsen
Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore.