Latest Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Schouten

Longtime Blaine resident William ‘Bill’ Schouten, age 86, was taken home to his Heavenly Father at Stafholt Good Samaritan Home on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Born on Aug. 26, 1927, in Lynden, Bill was a ...

Doyle ‘Shorty’ Kortlever

Doyle Hugo “Shorty” Kortlever, age 79, of Lynden, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Doyle proudly served his country as a Marine during the Korean War. He worked for the Ford Motor Company in ...

Marie Kaptein

Marie Kaptein, age 92, of Lynden, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. A daughter of John and Gertrude (Griffoen) Van Dyke, she was born on March 19, 1921, in Conrad, Mont., ...

Clarence Ten Kley

Clarence Ten Kley, family man, quiet leader, number-cruncher, accomplished bowler and light-hearted prankster, passed away at home in Lynden on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013. Clarence’s entire life ...

Mildred Likkel

Mildred Jane (Zoet) Likkel of Lynden passed away at the Christian Health Care Center on Nov. 22, 2013. She was born on March 10, 1925, in Lynden to Arie and Mattie Zoet. On Oct. 10, 1943, she married Gerrit ...

Lena ‘Lee’ Honcoop

Lynden-area native Lena “Lee” Honcoop, age 92, died in a Santa Monica, Calif., health care facility on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. A daughter of Anthone and Marie (VanWeerthuizen) Honcoop, Lee was born ...

Marian ‘Toots’ Vavra

Whatcom County resident Marian “Toots” Vavra, age 86, died in Lynden on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Lynden Manor. A daughter of Harvey and Florence (Connor) Pike, she was born on June 14, 1927, in Everson ...

Frances Vogel

Frances Mae Vogel, 94, recently of Lynden Manor in Lynden, passed on to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2013, in Bellingham after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Merle ...

Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Vos

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ann Vos, age 86, of Lynden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Born in Friesland, the Netherlands, on March 4, 1927, she was a daughter of Willem ...

Edith Fischer

Edith Grace Fischer lost her long and hard battle with cancer at her home in Lynden on Nov. 20, 2013. She was born in Darrington, Wash., on Dec. 30, 1926, to William and Rachel Beebe. Edith, with husband ...