Saturday, July 5, 2008

Nunns remembered for public service

OAKLEY — Erik and Tanya Nunn were praised by loved ones Saturday as an Oakley couple who made major contributions to their community and beyond as public servants.

"They had vision that was greater than what was right in front of them," Rev. Bill Terry said at the dual memorial service.

The Nunns were killed in a plane crash last Saturday on the way home from a Las Vegas tenth wedding anniversary celebration. County supervisor candidate Erik Nunn was the pastor of an Oakley church where he and Tanya focused on community outreach.

"With Erik and Tanya, it was all about God, family and friends," Rev. Greg Terry said during the eulogy.

Family and friends said that it was the couple's giving nature that drew Erik Nunn into politics. He was an Oakley planning commissioner and in the middle of his second race for the supervisor seat held by incumbent Federal Glover.

"They loved to go big or go home. They did everything with passion," said Rev. Bill LaSpada. "Erik and Tanya had a purpose and a passion."

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