In Memory of Merlinda Fournier( - 2015)

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Merlinda Fournier
Ascension Date
February 1, 2015  

Merlinda Skow Fournier passed into the Spiritual World on February 1, 2015, at age 66. Due to many unfortunate circumstances this was not discovered by her spiritual family until January 8, 2016.

Merlinda joined the Unification Church in 1970 in California. She participated on the Southern One World Crusade (OWC) team and pioneered the Unification movement in Alabama and later in Mankato, Minnesota. She received the Marriage Blessing in 1975 with Lou Fournier as part of the 1800 couples.

She was one of the first missionaries to Sri Lanka, and stayed there for one year before the communist take-over.

In 1980, she returned to America to join her husband in New York. She later moved with her son to California to care for her aging parents and disabled younger sister. Merlinda is survived by her son, Coby, and sister, Teri, as well as numerous spiritual family members across the United States and abroad.

Seonghwa Ceremony


Comments (2)

  • Gloria Frothingham


    Merlinda and I were friends but lost contact after she moved to Chico Ca. Highest of heights
    in the Spirit World dear friend. Gloria greet my husband Marshall for me.


  • Clark Eberly


    I met Merlinda in the early 1970s when a One World Crusade team visited Little Rock, Arkansas where I lived at the time. I owe deepest gratitude to Margaret Herbers, who first met me and asked me to come to my very first UC event, and also to Merlinda, who with unbelievable patience and love, never gave up on me for months. Finally, in December of 1972 while studying for final exams for the college semester, Merlinda called me one evening and surprised me with an invitation to join a van of people who would be driving through Little Rock the next morning to attend a 7 – day workshop in the Bay Area of California. Only the spirit of God (and Merlinda’s prayers) could have moved me to drop exams, study, college itself, and suddenly determine to attend this workshop with no prior notice. I told my parents, who were in the room when Merlinda called, that I needed to go to California to find out whether Reverend Moon was the Messiah. God bless them forever, my parents understood and sent me off the next morning with their blessings. I found the answer to my question at that workshop.
    If it had not been for Merlinda’s prayers, patience and tenacity (and Margaret’s prayers and previous indemnity) I almost certainly would never have made it. God bless you always Merlinda, and you too, Margaret.


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