QUIET HOUR FIXTURE: Alma Tucker, who passed to her rest Jan. 10, 2014, at age 90, speaking about the early Quiet Hour years at our 75th Anniversary Celebration in April, 2012. [Steve Hamstra photo]

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Alma Tucker, 90, ‘Quiet Hour’ Fixture, Passes to Her Rest

Served ministry for decades alongside late husband LaVerne Tucker


Alma (Hooper) Tucker, 90, a fixture on the staff and board of Quiet Hour Ministries, a Seventh-day Adventist Church-supporting broadcast outreach, passed to her rest January 10, 2014, QHM officials reported.

She had been a part of QHM since the 1940s, when she married LaVerne Tucker, son of QHM founder J.L. Tucker. Alma had several roles within the ministry: singing in the radio and TV show quartet, speaking and singing at international evangelistic meetings, working as an employee and serving on QHM’s board of directors.

In the 1950s, Alma and LaVerne, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, served as missionaries in the Philippines. Afterward they expanded QHM’s international ministry, including mission projects and evangelistic meetings. This laid the groundwork for the ministry’s focus today on international evangelism mission trips.

While employed by the Quiet Hour, Alma was instrumental in developing and maintaining the QHM Way of Life Bible study course. She also supported LaVerne’s work as ministry vice president and later president/speaker. This included many appearances on various media programs and significant roles in our international evangelistic meetings. In addition, she served on the QHM board of directors for more than 30 years.

“She truly had a heart for service and for sharing the gospel,” said Bill Tucker, Alma’s son and current QHM president/speaker. “Whatever outreach opportunity presented itself, she was tireless in pursuing it. There will be many people, not least myself, eager to see her on resurrection morning.”

LaVerne Tucker, who passed away in 2001, preceded her in death, as did a son, Donald. Sons Bill and John, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive.

A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath, February 8 at 3:30 pm at the Calimesa, California Seventh-day Adventist Church, the ministry said.

— with information from Steve Hamstra, Quiet Hour Ministries

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