Rev Edward T Alora

Edward T Alora “Ed”
Date Of Birth: 11/25/1925
Date of Death: 11/01/2022

Edward T Alora “Ed” died peacefully at home under the care of Hospice on Nov 1, 2022 at the age of 96.

He was born on Nov 25, 1925, the first son to Prudenciao Alora & Edna Hoppel in Philadelphia, Pa. Ed grew up in Eureka, Ca where his family moved when he was 8. He graduated from Eureka High School as Valedictorian in 1944. After graduation he entered Army Air Corp, serving in WWII and later Korea.

In 1953, Ed married Eloise Carter. From the marriage, Ed adopted daughters Donna and Jonel as his own and later son Wayne was born. Ed and Eloise divorced in 1979.

He received a BA at Humboldt State in 1963 and continued his education at San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he received a BA (1966) and MA (1971) of Divinity. He also received a MS (1973) from U of Oregon. While in Seminary, Ed participated in the 1964 Selma March. This was a highlight of his life.

He was ordained at Homedale Presbyterian Church in 1966. In 1973, he was called to Lake Grove Presbyterian as an Associate Pastor. He also served at Emmanuel Presbyterian and Cherry Park Presbyterian Church where he retired in 1991.

Ed married Barbara Hardy in 1991 where he inherited more family.

He loved Ministry, photography, camping/fishing and family.

He is survived by wife Barbara, daughter Jonel and son Wayne (Irene) and step-daughters Donya, Dana & Deanne, 11 grand-children and many great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Milton, Al, sister Vera and daughter Donna.

A Celebration Of Life will be held at Southminister Presbyterian Church, Sunday Nov 20 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to Gracie’s Gang Alzheimer’s Assoc.

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  1. Larry Stevens says:

    To the family of Ed Alhora,
    Words alone cannot express the man he was to his family and friends. For me, Ed was another father like my own, loving, caring, compassionate, strong and thoughtful. He was not only my own Dad’s fishing partner, but mine too. I loved my days of camping and fishing with these two men. The stories they’d tell were always joyfully told. You could see they were best friends as they fished – each looking out for the other as they stumble over rocks and trees. Happy to fish even when no one caught anything simply because they were out worshipping in their own way when camping. As a young man in high school and part of the youth choirs – he always had kind words for us after we’d sing, and his words meant so much as we took them away from church to practice what he preached to us in our daily life’s.

    Ed is loved in so many ways and a part of us goes with him to heaven in hopes we’ll see him again fishing along side my Dad. Until then, Ed – I love and miss you. Larry Stevens

  2. Leigh Stevens says:

    One incredible being…Ed Alora came into my life as my pastor when I was a young child. I gravitated to his ability to distill complex topics into understandable life lessons and of course his sense of humor and groundedness. He was our father’s best friend – fishing and camping companion – and of course as a photographer himself, a lover of the arts like our father, Rudy Stevens. Ed always brightened up a room, a gathering and was for me, always a steadying force. Ed’s impact as a person, a spirit and being of light will continue long after his passing. Thank you for gracing our lives! Much love, Leigh Stevens

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