Latest Obituaries

Ben Boxum

Ben Boxum, well known as a former superintendent of Lynden Christian Schools, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at age 91. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Bethel ...

Don Smith

Don Smith, age 67, of Lynden, owner of Gillies Funeral Home, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. Services are pending with Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden…. This content is for subscribers only. ...

Mary Barker

Mary Margaret Barker, 89, of Everson, passed away on Feb. 11, 2014, in Bellingham, surrounded by her family. Mary Margaret was born in Bellingham to Arthur and Mabel McMillen on Dec. 21, 1924. She went ...

Edward Strachila

Edward L. “Ed” Strachila, age 52, died in an accident on the family farm at Clipper, Wash., on Feb. 18, 2014. He was born on Aug. 29, 1961, in Bellingham to Adolph and Florence Strachila. Ed graduated ...

Kurt Mauer

Kurt E. Mauer, born on April 25, 1941, in Walsrode (Hamweide), Germany, to Martha (Dittmer) and Erich Mauer, passed away on Feb. 11, 2014, peacefully at home in Ferndale. Kurt was apprenticed in Germany ...

May Miller

May (Einfeld) Miller, age 94, went to be with our Lord and Savior in Heaven on Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Canada on Feb. 25, 1919, and lived the majority of her life in Lynden. May served the Lord ...

Nella Shagren

Nella V. Shagren, age 99, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Born on June 4, 1914, in Lynden, she was the first of two daughters born to Adrian and Jennie (Schuyleman) ...

J. Elliott Fleming

J. Elliott Fleming, age 89, of Lynden, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2014. Elliott was born on Feb. 29, 1924, and would have turned 90 later this month. Born to Mary and Clare Fleming in Manitoba, ...

Cornelius Rientjes

Cornelius “Cornie” Rientjes, age 101, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Jan. 28, 2014. Visitation hours are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside ...

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 ...