Several hundred family, friends and colleagues of Roy Branson attended a memorial service and celebration of his life at the Azure Hills Church in Grand Terrace, California. The service was broadcast live from Azure Hills for those unable to attend in person. Archival video of the event is now available on the Azure Hills Church’s livestream page. Highlights of the event are pictured below.
WATCH: Roy Branson Memorial Service (Click link for the video page)
Historian Ronald Numbers recounting Branson’s pedigree:
Larry and Gillian (Keough) Geraty discussing Branson’s time in the Middle East.
Robert Soderblom discussing Branson’s experience at Atlantic Union College.
Alvin Kwiram discussing the Harvard years and the development of Adventist Forum and Spectrum.
Gerald Winslow on Roy Branson’s tenure as a seminary professor at Andrews University.
Charles Scriven on Roy Branson’s time in Washington DC and his anti-tobacco advocacy.
Bonnie Dwyer discusses Spectrum Magazine and Branson’s editorship.
David Larson on Roy Branson’s rich friendships and his time at Loma Linda University’s School of Religion.
Richard Hart discussing Branson’s contributions to Loma Linda University.
John Brunt’s homiletic refrain: “Roy cared deeply and lived joyfully.”