Sonia Vander Veen

Sonia Faye Vander Veen, 79, surrounded by her family, went home to be with her Lord at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. She was born in Lynden on Jan. 20, 1935, to Simon ...

Melvin Nieuwsma

Melvin R. Nieuwsma, age 84, of Lynden, was taken to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Hospice House in Bellingham. A son of Joe and Katie (Huisingh) Nieuwsma, he was born in Hull, ...

Terrance Senger

Terrance Jerome Senger, age 59, passed away on Feb. 4, 2014, in Seattle, where he had lived for 18 years. He was born on Aug. 17, 1954, to Nicholas and Helen Senger at Camp Gordon, Ga. Terry graduated ...

Nicki Doerrer

Nicki F. Doerrer passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 29, 2014. She was 96 years old. Nicki was born in Juneau, Alaska, on Dec. 7, 1917, to her parents, Nellie May (Sheppard) Frakes and Benjamen ...

John Christie

John Lyle Christie of Everson passed away on Feb. 7, 2014, in Peace Health St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness. He was 82 years of age and was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. He graduated from Western Michigan ...

Birth – published Feb. 12

Emerie Estelle Bonsen Mariisa and Grant Bonsen of Lynden welcomed a daughter, Emerie Estelle, on Jan. 23, 2014, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and ...
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Georgia Smith – 100th birthday

Georgia Smith of Lynden celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. An open house will be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the lobby of Meadow Greens, 301 W. Homestead ...
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Anton Neyens – 90th birthday

Anton Neyens of Everson is celebrating his 90th birthday. Friends and family are invited to an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Christ Fellowship Church, where Anton and Esther ...
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Walt DeKraai – 92nd birthday

On Feb. 15, 1922, a very special man was born. This special man shared 72 wonderful years of married life with the love of his life, Jean. His accomplishments are many, including his service with the Seabees ...
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Louis Kok – 85th birthday

Louis Kok of Lynden is celebrating his 85th birthday with his family. He was born on Feb. 18, 1929, to Edward Kok and Grace Van Dalfsen Kok in Lynden. He is a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church ...