HAT CREEK, Calif.—Lela Wilhite, a pastor’s wife, died Nov. 18. She was 77.

Lela served alongside her husband, Tom, as he pastored six churches and helped plant three churches. The most recent church where they were pastor and wife was First Baptist Church, Wilmington, California, from 2010 to 2015. In 2015 they moved to Hat Creek to be with family.