Latest Obituaries

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 ...

Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson of Custer passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, and is now without pain. Ann was born in Hamlin, Alberta, on June 6, 1930. She survived her husband George, who died on May 1, 1986. ...

Mildred Likkel

Mildred J. (Zoet) Likkel, age 87, of Lynden, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Christian Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lynden…. ...

Barbara Smallwood

Barbara Ann Smallwood passed away suddenly in Lynden this past spring after recovering from pneumonia. Although Barbara had been improving in great strides, unfortunately, a few days prior to coming home, ...

Dena Koop

Dena V. Koop, who died on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, was born on Nov. 19, 1922, the eighth child of Ray and Marie (Honcoop) Van Egdom in a farmhouse at the corner of Northwood and Stickney Island roads. ...

Mary Lou Cochran

Mary Lou Cochran, a daughter of Scott and Mary Francis (Sevak) Kifer, was born on Dec. 27, 1933, in Marienville, Penn. She died at the age of 79 on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in her daughter’s home in Rugby, ...

Wilhelmina Ludovici

Wilhelmina “Willy” Ludovici passed away at home with her children at her bedside on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. She lost her battle with cancer, but not without great strength. She was born in Den-Haag, ...