Promoted to Glory

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Promoted to Glory

Major Albert Lum was promoted to Glory December 31 from his home in Louisville, Colorado.
Born January 18, 1924 in Honolulu, Albert H. Q. Lum worked at the U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor and served two years, 1945-1947, in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his military service, he came to know the Lord during a revival meeting at the old Kauluwela Mission Corps.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Biola University, Al and his wife, Mildred, entered training college in San Francisco from the Los Angeles Tabernacle Corps. They were commissioned in 1956 with the Sword Bearers Session.

The Lums first served in Hawaii, followed by postings in the Oregon and Idaho and the Southern California divisions. Major Lum then served as divisional financial secretary in the Southwest, Northern California and Nevada, and Southern California divisions, followed by appointments as divisional secretary in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands and Southwest divisions. His last appointment before retirement was as corporation auditor at Western Territorial Headquarters.

Al was a delegate to the Brengle Memorial Institute, the National Holiness Conference and the International College for Officers.

Al leaves behind his wife, Millie; daughter, Deborah; son, Dr. Andrew and his wife, Dayle; and four
grandchildren: Joshua, Sarah, Anna and Thomas. He is also survived by two officer nephews, Major Bill Lum and wife, Joy, and Major Philip Lum and wife, Debbie.

A memorial service was held at the Kauluwela Mission Corps in Honolulu with Major Phil Lum leading the service with Major Richard Taba speaking. A second service will be held at the Broomfield Corps in Broomfield, Colorado with Major Dan Abella leading and Lt. Colonel Harold Brodin bringing the message.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Broomfield Corps or the Cadet Scholarship Fund of the School for Officer Training.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Major Mildred Lum and family at 465 Orchard Drive, Louisville, CO 80027.

On January 6, Brigadier Erik Swan was promoted to Glory from his home in Ridgefield, Washington.

Erik Svensson was born in Sweden on July 25, 1914, and there, in 1936, he began his 43 years of active service with The Salvation Army. After two years in his home country, he departed for the Philippine Islands where he spent eight years as a pioneer missionary building the work of the Army. During World War II, he was captured and held as a prisoner of war for three years. Erik never lost faith during this time.

After the war ended, he agreed to continue as a missionary in the Philippines. Upon his return to Sweden in 1946, Erik was reunited with his finance Victoria, who had waited for him during the war, although for several years she did not know his whereabouts or even if he was still alive. They were married in 1947.

Later that year, the Swans (Svenssons at that time) were transferred to the U.S. While stationed in Seattle, Washington, they became parents to twins, Roy and May. Roy was promoted to Glory in 1967.

Various assignments took the Swans to Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Montana and Colorado. They retired from active service in 1979.

In retirement, Erik and Victoria shared a home with daughter May and her family—the family formed a very close bond during this time. Victoria was promoted to Glory in December 2003.

Surviving Erik are daughter, May Eley; son-in-law, Reverend Don; granddaughter, Kristin (Joe) Reef; and great-granddaughter, Olivia.

A celebration of life service was held at the Portland Tabernacle Corps, Portland, Oregon.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Reverend and Mrs. Don Eley, 16010 NE 26th Court, Ridgefield, WA 98642. The family kindly requests no flowers.

Captain Robert “Bob” McEaneney was promoted to Glory December 14 from the RTA Hospice Care in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Born August 20, 1925 to Salvationist parents, Bob was raised in the Youngstown, Ohio, corps.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Bob entered the training college in New York from the Cleveland (Addison), Ohio, corps. In 1953 he was commissioned as a Probationary Lieutenant with the Heralds Session. Due to family difficulties he had to leave officership in 1954.

He re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1960 and in 1962 was sent to San Jose, California, where he met Lt. Diane Slack, whom he married in 1963.

In 1965, while stationed in Taiwan, the McEaneneys helped re-establish The Salvation Army there.
After Bob retired from the Air Force in 1975, Bob and Diane were re-accepted as Salvation Army lieutenants. They served throughout the Western Territory—in the Intermountain, Golden State, Southwest, Alaska, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands and Northern California divisions. In 1990 they retired, making their retirement home in Dover, Ohio.

In 1994, Bob and Diane were asked to survey the possibility of opening a corps in Casa Grande, Arizona, and they continued there as corps officers until September 1995.

A memorial service was held at the Casa Grande Corps with Lt. Colonel Mervyn Morelock officiating. A second memorial service was held at the Phoenix ARC with Commissioner Andrew Miller officiating and music provided by Lt. Colonel Albert Avery.

Captain McEaneney leaves his wife Diane, son Mark Lawrentz of Mogadore, Ohio, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces and four nephews.

Cards of condolence may be sent to Captain Diane McEaneney at 450 Sunwest Dr., #188, Casa Grande, AZ 85222.

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