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Alfred Randolph Varian was memorialized January 17, 1932 at the W. A. Brown Funeral parlors, Dr. Carl S. Patton, of First Congregational Church  presiding and Dr. C. F. Aked, Pastor of All Soul's Church officiating.  a native of New York City, Mr. Varian arrived in Southern California from Chicago, Illinois, born about 1853, and made a name for himself by building subdivisions.  He was a member of the Congregational Extension Society.  Mr. Varian was a native of New York City, .  Mr. Varian came to Southern California in 1904 from Chicago.

One of the most deeply respected ministers of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles has been called home to be with God.  Walt was a gentleman and a gentle man.  He was an easy listener and a wise counselor.   

Ordained 1950.  Service to the National Association of Christian Congregational churches included:  

  1. Commission on Ministry 1963 - 1965
  2. Executive Committee 1964 1968
  3. Nominating Committee 1978 1980
  4. CFTS 1982 1986

He served as minister for Saticoy Community Congregational Church. Ventura County, California, First Congregational Church of National City, California, First Congregational Church of Anaheim (founding pastor), Plymouth Congregational Church of Wichita, kansas, and the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.  He served as the Associate Executive Secretary of the National Association of Christian Congregational Churches (NACCC) from 1970 - 1974 and received the citation of the association in 1999.

When I was a small child, I stepped into my father's shoes and tried to follow in his footsteps.  I was unequal to the task.  No one will ever fill Walt's shoes.  We would all do well to follow in is footsteps.  

He never wavered in his faith in God in all the years I knew him.  He never hesitated to step up to the plate when help was needed, including working for no pay during a period of hardship for First Church.  

His was the one memorial service we hoped never to have to attend, but it was the one service I would not have missed in this lifetime.

God Bless you Dr. Vernon.  You will be deeply missed.  We know you will never be truly gone because you will always be here in our hearts.

Rev. Dr. Walter J. Vernon - 

6 Aug 1925 - 6 Jul 2006

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