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Thomas Bajema

Thomas J. Bajema, age 76, of Lynden, died on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. Funeral arrangements are pending. Please contact Gillies Funeral Home for scheduled day and time ...
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William ‘Bill’ Bode

William “Bill” Bode, age 95, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Christian Health Care Center. Born on Oct. 14, 1917, in Borculo, Mich., to Gerrit and Clara ...
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Loretta Hunter

Loretta Virginia Reilly Hunter was born at home in Ferndale on May 29, 1919, to Thomas and Josephine Reilly, Ferndale pioneers. She died on March 4, 2013, at the age of 93. She met her future husband, ...
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Howard ‘Squeak’ Koetje

Howard “Squeak” L. Koetje, age 85, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was born on Jan. 9, 1928, in Lynden to Clarence and Alice (Haveman) Koetje, was a lifetime ...
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Dowa Bylsma

Dowa Bylsma passed away on March 10, 2013. Dad was born in Lynden to John and Anna (DeJong) Bylsma on April 9, 1915. His mother passed when he was 4 and Dow was on his own from the age of 13 — earning ...

Arliss Naylor

Arliss Naylor passed away peacefully on March 7, 2013, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. She was born on July 17, 1922, in Bertha, Minn. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Jim) Atwater; granddaughter ...

Mary Griffith

Sister Mary Matthew Griffith, CSJP, died on March 12, 2013, in Bellevue. She was born on Feb. 18, 1928, in Bellingham. Vigil Service was held on Monday, March 18, at St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel in Bellevue. ...

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2013. He was born on July 12, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio, to Martin C. and Norma (Speers) Van Buren. He attended the University of Toledo until ...

Doug Bos

Doug Wayne Bos passed away peacefully on March 4, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family, at the age of 58. Doug was born on May 12, 1954, in Bellingham, to George and Leona (Dykstra) Bos. He was raised ...

Elizabeth Meenk

Elizabeth (Van Andel) Meenk, age 98, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Bellevue. A daughter of Chris and Mina Van Andel, Elizabeth was born on March 31, 1914, ...