Earl and Marcia VerHoeven Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Family and friends
After graduating from Simpson Bible College in Seattle, Washington, Marcia VerHoeven completed a one-year missionary medical course at Biola College in Los Angeles, California. Earl VerHoeven served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II before also attending Biola where he met Marcia. Having a desire to serve together on the mission field, Earl and Marcia were married in June of 1949. A serious car accident around Thanksgiving of that same year interrupted their preparation for the mission field. Due to the extent of their injuries and the lengthy rehabilitation required, their overseas ministry was never realized.
In 1953 God led Earl and Marcia to John Brown University where Earl eventually became the Building Maintenance Supervisor, retiring after 38 years of service. When the youngest of their four children reached school age, Marcia entered the workforce and, in time, became the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs at JBU, retiring after 22 years.
Following a three-year battle with cancer, Marcia went home to be with the Lord in 1994. Earl joined her in early 2010.