Latest Obituaries

John Nyland

John Nyland was born on Aug. 1, 1923, in Everett to Gerrit and Wilhemina (Hulshof) Nyland, the youngest of eight children. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior after a short illness on Friday, ...

Gail Van Beek

Gail Lynn Van Beek, age 51, of Lynden, went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Born on May 9, 1964, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Glen and Joann (Wester-velt) Bajema, she moved ...

Orma Slater

Orma Mae (Lucas) Slater passed peacefully into her Lord’s arms on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. She was preceded on this journey in 1999 by her husband, Rev. Ronald Slater. Orma is lovingly remembered by ...

Gilbert McCollum Jr.

Gilbert D. McCollum Jr. was born on Aug. 25, 1929, to Jennie M. (Johnson) and Gilbert D. McCollum Sr. of Everson. Gilbert passed away on Aug. 19, 2015, at his family farm. Gilbert is survived by his sisters, ...

Dorothy Wimbush

Dorothy James Wimbush, age 96, passed away in Bellevue on Sept. 16, 2015. A service of remembrance will be held in Westford Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. A reception follows. You may share ...

Betty Rickenbacker

Betty A. Rickenbacker of Lynden passed away on Sept. 17, 2015. She was born on Sept. 27, 1929. A remembrance gathering will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bernardy home, 1553 Kamm ...

Bob Bateman

On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2015, Bob Bateman, age 71, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He had spent the afternoon watching his grandson’s football game at Lynden High School. ...

Lester Kooistra

Lester Keith Kooistra, age 56, of Lynden, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, after a courageous two-year battle with ALS. Les was born on Nov. 30, 1958, in LeMars, Iowa, to ...

Alfred Clark

Alfred “Neil” Clark, age 59, of Lynden, passed unexpectedly at his family home on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. He was born on Jan. 14, 1956, in Brawley, California, to Henry H. and Natalie J. (Buck) ...

Betty Metz

Betty Metz was born on Dec. 29, 1938, in Polson, Montana, to Allen and Helga Crawford and passed away on Sept. 8, 2015, in Lynden at the age of 76. Betty graduated from Polson High School in Polson in ...