Latest Obituaries

Richard Vander Yacht

Richard (Dick) Vander Yacht, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Dick is survived by his wife, Ida, at the family home in Blaine; two sons, Gary (wife Erin) ...

Lambert Strengholt

Lambert Martin Strengholt passed away on Nov. 19, 2014, in Lynden’s Christian Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years old. “Larry” Strengholt was born to Gerrit and Wilma ...

Frieda De Vries

Frieda De Vries, a longtime Mount Vernon resident, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the age of 94. Frieda was born in Urterp, Friesland, the Netherlands, on April 23, 1920. She grew up on the ...

Dewey Soren

Dewey James Soren, age 84, of Ferndale, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was born in Hamilton on Jan. 6, 1930, to Dewey and Jessie (Wilson) Soren and was celebrated as the “New Year’s Baby.” ...

Beulah Honcoop

Beulah Helen Honcoop went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Beulah was born on Aug. 26, 1931, to Dewey and Grace (Brunink) Van Der Stoep. In her early years, she enjoyed playing ...

Luke Spoelstra

Luke C. Spoelstra, age 21, of Lynden, passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born in Bellingham on July 4, 1993. During his high school years, Luke worked at the Quality Inn in the maintenance department. ...

Berend Maarhuis

Berend (Ben) Maarhuis, age 85, passed away on Nov. 15, 2014, at home with his family by his side. He was born on Feb. 18, 1929 in Wirdum, the Netherlands, as the fourth of five children to Adolf and Luikje ...

Esther DeJong

Esther Marie (VanderVorste) DeJong, age 87, of Lynden, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was born on April 2, 1927, in Strasburg, North Dakota, to Jack and Bessie VanderVorste. After ...

Alice Hoekema

Alice Hoekema went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Alice was the oldest child of Bert and Lena (VanWeerthuizen) Vander Ploeg, born on Nov. 8, 1919. She grew up on a Beard ...

Rita Koehler

Rita Koehler, 94, of Sumas, died on Oct. 30, 2014, in PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham after a short illness. Born in Three Forks, Montana, to James and Maggie (Van Diest) Posthumus, Rita ...