Oliver Melton Hurn
Birth Date: July 13, 1937
Death Date: January 21, 2016
Oliver Melton Hurn was born on July 13, 1937 in Fresno, California to Bill and Ni Hurn. Oliver was the only son of three children. His parents and sisters, Billie Marie Brown and Edith Browning all preceded him in death. Oliver grew up in Grass Valley, California. He helped his dad in the logging industry and also worked at the roller rink. Oliver was a great skater! He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1956 and attended Sierra College before enlisting in the US air Force. Oliver served for 20 years in the transportation pool. He served in Viet Nam, Guam, Okinawa, and the Philippines.
Oliver met Nancy Barron, his wife, at First Baptist Church in Grass Valley. They were married on October 28, 1967. Oliver and Nancy have two children. Michael, who now lives in Texas along with his wife, Jeannie; and their daughter, Kimberly who lives in North Highlands. He has five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Oliver and the family lived in some great places while he was in the Air Force. They were stationed at Ellsworth AFB, in Rapid City, South Dakota for four years where both of their children were born. They enjoyed the frozen lakes to ice skate on and, of course, Mt. Rushmore. Next they moved to Hahn Air Force Base in Germany for four years. They loved traveling through Europe and the Tulip Festival in Holland was their favorite place to visit. The family moved back to the states in 1974 to Malmstrom AFB. They enjoyed camping in Yellow Stone and Glacier National Park. Oliver retired in 1978 and settled in Sacramento. He spent the next 18 years working for the Robla School District as a Bus Driver and Custodian.
Oliver and Nancy always served the Lord together. They taught Sunday school wherever they were. Whether it was with adults, with Native American children in Montana, driving the church bus for youth trips or serving in the fellowship hall, they were always involved in ministry.
Oliver became ill in 2012 with COPD, congestive heart failure and a few other conditions. He was hospitalized many times over the past three years. Nancy and their family cared for him and kept him comfortable. Oliver went to the hospital for the last time on Tuesday, January 21st at 4:17 a.m. He was peaceful and surrounded by his loved ones. Oliver touched many lives with his smile and caring attitude. He never complained. We are grateful for his love of Jesus and we know he is in Heaven with Him now.