Saturday memorial scheduled for Nunns

July 3, 2008 11:27:27 AM PDT
A memorial service for an Oakley couple killed Saturday in a plane crash in Nevada along with their close friends will be held an hour earlier than was originally planned, Oakley City Councilman Kevin Romick said today.

Services are being held today at 11 a.m. for Craig Wilson, 36, and Michele Wilson, 37, and Saturday at 10 a.m. for Erik Nunn, 37, and Tanya Nunn, 26, Romick said.

The church is located at 2401 Shady Willow Lane just off of Lone Tree Way in Brentwood.

The Clark County coroner's office confirmed the identities of the four victims Wednesday, a deputy coroner said today.

The two couples had gone to Las Vegas to celebrate their wedding anniversaries and were flying home in a small, single-engine plane piloted by Erik Nunn on Saturday afternoon when the aircraft crashed into a hillside about 20 miles outside of Las Vegas.

The plane struck some power lines as it went down and erupted into flames, killing all four people on board and igniting the surrounding forest, investigators said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Erik and Tanya Nunn left behind four children and Craig and Michele left behind three. The children are now being cared for by their grandparents, according to Romick.

Trust funds have been set up for the orphaned children at the Bank of the West in Oakley, located at 2195 Main St.

Erik Nunn was chair of the Oakley Planning Commission and a Contra Costa County supervisor candidate. He, Tanya Nunn and two other couples started New Lifeline Ministries Church in 1999, and Erik Nunn was ordained as a minister in 2000, according to his campaign Web site. Tanya Nunn was a realtor with Coldwell Banker Amaral and Associates in Brentwood.

Craig Wilson was a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer and Michele Wilson was a flight attendant for United Airlines.

ations can be made at any Bank of the West to the Nunn Children Trust Fund and the Wilson Children Trust Fund.


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