LINGLE – April Lynn Douglas Wadsworth, 70, passed away peacefully Dec. 2 at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the missionary organization “Be One Together” at PO Box 112, Hiram, GA 30141 or to Jill Bryan at PO Box 1030, Torrington, WY 82240
April was born April 15, 1950 in Seattle, Wash., to Lewis Francis Douglas and Donna Olga Johnson Douglas. Her family moved to Seattle in the 1950’s, while spending some years in Michigan. Eventually they moved to Sequim, Wash. April got her education in Michigan, Seattle, Sequim and then college in Bellingham, Wash. She taught school for several years both in public and private Christian schools. She also did commercial fishing with her brother Glen, worked in drywall with her father and worked as a secretary at a computer design company in Seattle. She received the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior while in college and became a very knowledgeable Bible student under the teaching of Sequim Bible Church. In 1985, she met her future husband, Wade Wadsworth, who was pastoring a small church in Thayne, Wyo. They married July 12, 1986. Together they served the Lord in a variety of ways until 1993 when they moved to Harrison, Neb., to pastor Harrison Bible Church. From there they moved to Lingle and went into nursing home ministry. For five years she and her husband served in the position of Regional Director with American Missionary Fellowship. April taught children’s classes, Women’s Bible Studies and had a beautiful singing voice. Her favorite songs were the classical “Clair de Lune” and “Beau Soir” (Beautiful Evening) by Debussy and “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.” Her favorite activities included travel, sewing, bead work, reading, writing, cross stitch, gathering with people and encouraging others. She suffered many years with debilitating health issues but still trusted the Lord. One of her favorite verses in the Bible is Psalm 118:1 “Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; because His mercy endures forever.” She is now with the Lord Jesus she loved so much.
April was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts and uncles and a nephew Justin Douglas.
She is survived by her husband Wade, brother Glen (Donna) Douglas and several nieces and cousins.