Eugina Alene Paden

Eugina Alene PadenEugina Alene Paden passed away Jan. 20, 2018, at home in Clovis.

She was born on March 10, 1930, in Paducah, Texas, to Samuel and Julia Dunham.

She graduated from Bakersfield High School and attended California Baptist University. She married Edward Glen Paden on March 3, 1950. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary before Glen passed away in April 2017.

Glen and Alene served at Immanuel Baptist Church in Ridgecrest and have many lifelong friends here.

Alene will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, a dedicated pastor’s wife and an educator. She spent her life serving her family and caring for others.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glen; her parents Samuel and Julia Dunham; her brothers Noel Dunham and Cecil Dunham; her sisters Beatrice Gladden, Anna Lee Chamberlin and Wanda Davidson; and her daughters Janis Alene Paden and Paula Lynell “Lynn” Higdon.

She is survived by her daughters Deborah Anne Lewis husband Robert, Alison Burson and husband David, Jennifer Elaine Tanaka and husband Daniel, Judith Paden Logan and husband Richard, and son-in-law Larry Higdon; her siblings Gay Autagne and Paul Dunham; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made on her behalf to the California Baptist University Needy Student Fund. Gifts can be mailed to California Baptist University 8432 Magnolia Ave Riverside CA 92504, Attn: Needy Student Fund.

— Submitted by the family of Alene Paden

Story First Published: 2018-02-02