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Lincoln Funeral Home

406 H Street, Lincoln, CA

OBITUARY

Herbert William Pedigo

January 7, 1943October 31, 2019

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Herb’s name to UC Davis MIND Institute at https://give.ucdavis.edu/MIND

Services

23 November

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cedar Grove Community Church

2021 College Ave
Livermore, CA 94550

Memories

Herbert William Pedigo

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Shirley Smith

November 17, 2019

Oh what memories Herb and I go back to college days Cheryl and I were roommates for 3 years
All the trip to and from college my mom thought herb was the greatest
Oh yes the trips to California I don’t know why Herb wanted to drive all those miles ha ha
Herb was a great person heaven is little sweeter
I am sure phil and herb r rejoicing together at Jesus feet
Praying for the family during this difficult time

Henry Mutz

November 16, 2019

Many years ago Herb shared a poem titled "The Dash" in a sermon that really stuck with me. "The Dash" is about a person sharing at a funeral for a friend. This friend referred to the beginning and end dates on his friends tombstone, but also noted the all important Dash in the middle, the Dash signifying the persons life and what they chose to do with it.
My friend Herb's Dash was a good one. He was not overly concerned with material things but loved his family and his friends dearly. He always slowed down enough to consider what is true and real, all the while constantly sharing about his friend Jesus who he is with now. He knew full well that this special "Dash" might only last a little while.

Sue Samuel

November 15, 2019

Herb had a magical touch with special needs students. He would read Robert Frost to a non verbal student who was never calm or still. When Herb would read the student was calm, would smile and look at Herb. It was a beautiful thing to watch. 💗

Dave and Gloria Froines

November 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing this wonderful summary of the great man that Herb was to so many of us. For the last 54 years he has been a counselor and dear friend. Through the tears, the joys, the milestones and the fun times. We will miss him so much. Love to the family. Dave and I are here when you need us. Our love and prayers, Dave and Gloria

Michael Jacobs

November 15, 2019

Herb was simply a great guy. He led our Monday night men’s group and over the years Mondays were always something to look forward to for me. He was a spiritual leader, a confidant, a source of awesome dad jokes, and a great friend. I miss him dearly but know that he is having a great time in heaven right now smiling down on all of us. Love and miss you Herb!

Tom Dunn

November 15, 2019

One of my fondest memories is spending July 4th with Herb and the rest of his family and friends. From day one, Herb made us feel like family. He had a way of making everyone, not just my family, feel welcomed. Herb will forever be remembered as one of the kindest most loving people I have ever met and I am blessed to have known him and call him a friend.

Fred Moritz

November 15, 2019

Attended college with Herb. Our sympathy to the family, and "we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God."

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Biography

Dad didn’t want an obituary listing all of the the details of his life, but we find ourselves wanting to remember who he was to us, and to so many other people. So, we’ve compromised, and will call this a biography, rather than an obituary – we don’t think he’ll mind.

Herb was a son to Fred and Alberta Pedigo; brother to Shirley Johnson; husband to Cheryl; Father to Chris, Lisa, Jodi and Matt; Father-in-Law to Eric, Mike and Amanda; and Grandpa to Jake, Tyler, Andy, Mayah, Zac, Adam and Josh.

He was a Speech Professor at Marathana College, a Pastor at Cedar Grove Community Church and a Teacher’s Aide for special needs kids at Placer County Office of Education. He knew American Sign Language, loved the Giants, and sang with all his heart during worship. He told jokes, a lot of jokes - some were great, others were not. But he loved life, and he lived his with an undying joy that came from his faith in Jesus.

Dad started the King’s Players at Cedar Grove to spread the word of God through drama – a passion of his. With the support of actors, lighting experts, set builders and many others, he directed plays at Cedar Grove for many years. The church plays were a family affair, with most of us participating in at least one. Mom made the costumes and we saw them work together, showing us the picture of true partnership in marriage.

We had the pleasure of being raised by a father who demonstrated God’s love to us throughout our childhood, and into our adult lives as well. He allowed each of us to be who we are, guiding us, loving us and always cheering us on. He was a staple at our sports games, and not only cheered loudly for us, but made sure he knew the names of our teammates, so he could cheer for them as well. This continued with his grandchildren – at sporting events, at piano recitals, at school plays and rites of passage.

Even at the end of his life, Dad was faithful in his walk with the Lord. He led a small group bible study on Tuesday nights and a Monday night Men’s small group through Bayside Church. Many of those he met at his small groups continued their visits even while he was in the hospital. He was a favorite in the oncology department, always remembering his nurses’ names, telling jokes, and putting people at ease. He opened his home and heart to any who needed either.

His life verse, Philippians 3:14 says “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Even as we grieve his loss here on earth, we find joy and peace knowing that he finished his race strong, and he is forevermore in the presence of his Father in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dad’s name to the UC Davis MIND Institute at
https://give.ucdavis.edu/MIND.