Merritt Ellen Thwaites

Date of Death: August 30, 2015
East Bay Free Methodist Church
Saturday 9/19, 1:00 pm

Born at Oaknoll Naval Hospital, Merritt Ellen Ince was so named because her mother was reading a book and one of the characters was named Merritt, but she known to all as Meri. Meri was a woman of deep faith and prayer and loved all people, especially children. Hospitality was one of her gifts andContinue Reading

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Megan Derouchey left a message on January 20, 2024:
My mother was the most kind spirit to walk this earth. She was an angel without wings yet. She helped care for so many children that needed love or extra love. As she adopted my two bothers and myself. You will be forever missed even though I taught my children to look for you in the skies in any rainbow and any sun been peaking through the clouds and even the few things we own that you owned. One being a Hawaiian blue cover up my daughter still sleeps with her opoe every night and tucks the little blue flower printed fabric under her pillow. Or how I drink my beloved coffee in the tinkerbell (sassy coffee mug) my ma got me we cherish her an her memory daily m. I love you ma and I hope I make you proud.
Michael Thwaites left a message on January 2, 2022:
It’s been 6 years / working on our 7th since she passed. The pain has diminished but the softness it made my heart still affects me in a profound way. Bless you Meri and our memory of you.
Rev. Craig E Anderson left a message on September 18, 2015:
Dotty and I have a scrapbook of wonderful memories of Meri from our years in Berkeley and afterwards. We will always remember her laughter, her kindness to us and her abiding faith in God. Deepest sympathies to Michael, the children and to the extended family. She rests now in the embracing arms of her Lord. Peace to her memory. Pastor Craig Anderson
Laurie Fiddes left a message on September 11, 2015:
We met in the 2nd grade and were friends ever since, our children grew up together and we all had many happy times together. She was one of those friends that no matter how much time in between seeing each other we could pick up where we left off. She helped me through a tough time when my husband passed away from cancer. Always an encouraging word until her last day. I will miss her in this life but thankful she is now well and that we will meet again. Praise the Lord! Gods Peace and Love to her family, Laurie
Alan Hyde left a message on September 16, 2015:
I came across a 2009 photo that included Meri at the 25th anniversary celebration of First Resort (originally Berkeley Crisis Pregnancy Center). Her service on the original steering committee in 1984 reflected her celebration of life.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Marianne left a message on September 11, 2015:
Always a sister-in-Christ! Always in my heart! A childhood friend who is my part of my eternal family. Aloha Meri!
judy Sendig left a message on September 11, 2015:
She was an angel who walked the earth. God directed & ordered her steps, and I'm blessed that some of her steps found me. Blessings to all who have her memories. Judy Sendig
Mary Snowden left a message on September 11, 2015:
I have so many memories of Meri, but I look most fondly on the time when Meri and Michael found each other and their subsequent marriage. They were the best of couples. I thank God for the years they had together.
Lakshmi Johal-Dominguez left a message on September 11, 2015:
Lit a candle in memory of Merritt Ellen Thwaites
Lakshmi Johal-Dominguez left a message on September 11, 2015:
Peace to our friend who loved beauty everywhere she found it!
Sunset View Mortuary left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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