Wedding, Quinceanera Expo on April 7

BELLINGHAM — Ideas for anyone planning a wedding or quinceanera celebration, plus samples of food and live music, will be featured Saturday, April 7, at the second Wedding & Quinceanera Expo in downtown ...
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Malorie Nonhoff – Jason Hurlbert wedding

Malorie Nonhoff and Jason Hurlbert were united in marriage on July 14, 2012, in Bellingham. The bride is a daughter of Mark and Catherine Nonhoff of Everson. Jeff and Kathi Hurlbert of Bellingham are the ...
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Verna ‘Bernice’ Claassen – 90th birthday

Verna “Bernice” Lennart Claassen plans to celebrate her 90th birthday with a public coffee time from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Grace Baptist Fellowship, 338 N. Park St., Lynden. Family ...

Births – Published March 20

BRANT LEE GROEN Kelsey and Darren Groen of Lynden welcomed a son, Brant Lee, on Feb. 2, 2013, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces, and is still in the ...
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William ‘Bill’ Bode

William “Bill” Bode, age 95, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Christian Health Care Center. Born on Oct. 14, 1917, in Borculo, Mich., to Gerrit and Clara ...
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Loretta Hunter

Loretta Virginia Reilly Hunter was born at home in Ferndale on May 29, 1919, to Thomas and Josephine Reilly, Ferndale pioneers. She died on March 4, 2013, at the age of 93. She met her future husband, ...
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Howard ‘Squeak’ Koetje

Howard “Squeak” L. Koetje, age 85, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was born on Jan. 9, 1928, in Lynden to Clarence and Alice (Haveman) Koetje, was a lifetime ...
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Dowa Bylsma

Dowa Bylsma passed away on March 10, 2013. Dad was born in Lynden to John and Anna (DeJong) Bylsma on April 9, 1915. His mother passed when he was 4 and Dow was on his own from the age of 13 — earning ...

Arliss Naylor

Arliss Naylor passed away peacefully on March 7, 2013, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. She was born on July 17, 1922, in Bertha, Minn. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Jim) Atwater; granddaughter ...

Mary Griffith

Sister Mary Matthew Griffith, CSJP, died on March 12, 2013, in Bellevue. She was born on Feb. 18, 1928, in Bellingham. Vigil Service was held on Monday, March 18, at St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel in Bellevue. ...