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Saturday, October 26, 2019

DL Capt. Lance A. Wilmarth

Link to obituary online:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/neptune-society/obituary.aspx?n=Lance-Wilmarth&lc=1906&pid=194315681&mid=8889612 

In Memory of


NOVEMBER 6, 1944 - OCTOBER 11, 2019

Lance Alan Wilmarth, age 74, died October 11,2019.
Lance was born in Portland, Oregon to Wilma and Richard Wilmarth, both of Portland,
Oregon. Lance graduated from the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. He served as
a Navy pilot for Patrol Squadron Sixteen , based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Attack
Squadron Forty-two, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with deployments to Bermuda,
Sicily and Argentia, Newfoundland. Upon completing his Naval service, Lance joined
Delta Airlines as a pilot from which he retired after thirty years.
Lance and Hope joined St. Philip Presbyterian Church in the early seventies, continuing
to serve to the present day. Lance was a Deacon, taught Sunday school for many years
and served on various committees, culminating in his support for Kids Against Hunger.
Additionally,Lance was a Big Brother and a Northwest Assistance Ministries volunteer.
He delighted in playing golf in all fifty states, and was an avid fly fisherman.
Lance is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his two brothers, Rande
and Tim, of Oregon. His greatest joys in life were his fifty-one year marriage to Hope,
who survives him, and his walk of faith. Lance is also survived by his daughters,
Heather Burkhart of Houston, Texas, Jill Hermann-Wilmarth of Kalamazoo, Michigan
and Emily Wilmarth of Highlands, North Carolina; grandchildren, Isabelle and Jeb
Burkhart, Arden and Gertrude Hermann-Wilmarth and Clara Gates-Wilmarth. He is also
survived by a host of loving relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip Presbyterian Church Mission Committee.

Military veteran, DL Capt. Lance A. Wilmarth
November 6, 1944 ~ October 11, 2019

Word from friends and family has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Lance Alan Wilmarth, age 74.  Captain Wilmarth joined Delta Air Lines  04-09-1973. He is survived by his wife Hope Buchanan Wilmarth.  We have learned that services for Captain Wilmarth will be held November 15th at 2:00 PM at St Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston.  Here is the church information:
philipeye@saintphilip.net  or call 713-622-4807
4807 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at   
6415 Hickorycrest Drive, Spring TX 77389-5231
As we learn more we will be sure to update our memorial site and pass that news along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

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