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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 ...

Bethel Granahan

Bethel Granahan passed away peacefully in LaConner Retirement Inn on Nov. 12, 2014. She was 96 years old and born in Waterloo, Iowa, on May 24, 1918. Bethel married Henry E. Granahan on Sept. 20, 1938, ...

Gladys Horat

Gladys Horat, age 90, of Lynden, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. She was born on June 13, 1924, to Arthur and Selma Rushold. Gladys was raised in the Everson area, graduating from Mount Baker High ...

Janet Sierdsma

Janet (Janke) Sierdsma, age 89, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Bellingham. She was born on July 12, 1925, to Bartele and Lummije (Coehorn) VanDyk in Akkrum, the Netherlands. Janet met and married ...

Donald Hickenbottom

Donald E. Hickenbottom, age 89, of Custer, passed away on Nov. 8, 2014. He was born on Sept. 28, 1925. He is survived by his three daughters, Pamela Shelton (Don) of Oregon, Patricia Sawyer (Ben) of Custer ...

Greg Westford

Greg Westford, age 56, of Renton, formerly of Lynden, passed away on Nov. 13, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul, and his brother, Steven. He is survived his mother, Shirley Hopkins; brother ...

Dewey Soren

Dewey Soren, age 84, of Ferndale, passed away on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service…. This content is for subscribers only. Already ...