Ronald N. Pilon, age 72, passed away on Jan. 5, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after battling cancer for three years.

Eleanor (Johnson) Shagren, born Jan 18, 1921, in Anacortes, is celebrating her 100th birthday. She was married to Henry for 74 years before his death in 2015. She still lives on her own and drives. She is a blessing to her family, church members and many friends.

  Dr. Brian D. Matheis, formerly of Lynden, age 45, was called “Home” by his Lord Jesus on Jan. 7, 2021, after a five-year courageous battle with lung cancer.

  Thornton E. Skinner, of Everson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

  Luannis O’Neil, age 98, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2020. A private service will be held at Greenacres Memorial Park of Ferndale.

  William Stevens Mancha passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at the Christian Health Care Center of Lynden.

Lifelong Lynden resident John J. Honcoop passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. He was very outgoing with a great sense of humor and a big smile. John loved everyone he met and always welcomed everyone into his home.

  Donna Joyce Timmer, age 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. She was known for being a patient wife, kind and loving mother and grandmother.

  Dr. Grant Winfield Nelson, DDS, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his Ferndale home on Dec. 31, 2020.

  Roger Nieuwendorp was born on May 21, 1935, in Pollack, South Dakota, to Richard and Hannah Nieuwendorp and he passed away on Jan. 5, 2021, in Bellingham. In 1953 Roger was married to Gladys Talmage in Lynden.

 Darla Gay Bustos, age 84, passed away peacefully on Dec. 13, 2020, in Bellingham.

  Clara Jean Zoet went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Mom is warm now in the arms of Jesus.

  Earlena Nielsen, 97, of Ferndale, died Dec. 29, 2020, in Bellingham.

 Jack Allen Ohmart, age 75, passed away peacefully on Dec. 5, 2020. He was born Dec. 18, 1944, to Bert and Irene Ohmart, along with twin sister Gerry Ellen (Sleeth), in Snohomish, WA. For the past four years Jack had battled COPD and vascular dementia.

  Cecilia Adele Crnich, born on Lopez Island to George and Ruth (Van Bogart) McCauley on Feb. 28, 1928, died Dec. 27, 2020. She and Joseph Crnich Jr. were married in Bellingham in June 1947, and together they raised three children, Charles, David and Jackie. Adele enjoyed baking, knitting, c…

  Louise “Tiny” Marie Tyler, age 85, entered into rest on Dec. 28, 2020, in Bellingham. She was born on Oct. 13, 1935, in Bellingham, WA to Henry and Frances (Buckenmeyer) Zender. Tiny attended Mount Baker High School and graduated in 1953. On Sept. 25, 1954, at Columbia Valley Catholic Chur…

  Marjorie Kathleen Loveall, age 90, a 47-year resident of Colville WA, passed away on Dec. 23, 2020, in Spokane, surrounded by her family.

     Cheryl left us to mourn her on Dec. 21, 2020, at the age of 53. Her decade battling metastatic breast cancer is mercifully complete, but she is gone from us far too soon. She takes her place in heaven rejoicing with her Savior Jesus Christ and departed family.

    On Monday, Nov. 30,  2020, John Conrad Hanson, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 77, succumbing to kidney cancer.

      Doctor Paul Edward Rubbert went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. He was 83 years old and was confident of his salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Charles J. Tjoelker of Lynden is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born on Jan. 1, 1931, at home on the Lynden family farm to William and Ruby Tjoelker. Charles is retired from trucking, which he did from age 16, although his work was also his hobby. He kept his truck and hauled logs cut…

     John Harold De Vries, 77, passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2020, due to complications from Crohn’s disease.

     LaVerna Marcella Walz Schafer passed away in Bellingham on Dec. 12, 2020, at the age of 90.

     Cheryl Lynn Marston, of Lynden, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at the age of 53.

      Longtime Sumas resident Doede Postma went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. Doede is remembered for his strong faith, his devotion to his family and his strong work ethic.

     Gordon George Neevel, 69, of Ferndale, went home to his heavenly Father on Nov. 27, 2020, in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife and children by his side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

     William Henry Blockley age 82, born May 10, 1938, died at his home on Dec. 3, 2020. Bill was born in Lake Stevens, at his grandparents’ house, to William and Susan Blockley.

      Noel Duane Harrison, age 72, passed away on Nov. 14 with a smile on his face and a peace sign held in the air.

Earl Matheson of Lynden is turning 100. He was born on Dec. 17, 1920, in Bellingham. He is a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served at the naval base in Kodiak, Alaska. Earl likes to spend time with family and friends, following sports, gardening and singing a happy tune. Earl …

Stephanie and Nathan Kooi of Washington, D.C., welcomed a daughter, Holland Olivia, on Oct. 26, 2020, in the nation's capital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and joins Lynden, 7, and Dempsey, 6. Grandparents are Rick and Jill Lubbers of Hudsonville, Michigan, and Veryl and Connie Kooi of Ly…

     Harold James VanBerkum was welcomed home to glory by his loving Father on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.

      Elizabeth “Betty” Hordyk Visbeek Haldemann was welcomed into the Kingdom of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.

     Timothy Michael Elenbaas of Lynden passed away on Nov. 16, 2020, in Ferndale. He was 37 years old.

Sheri and Alan Haaland of Overland Park, Kansas, welcomed a son, Andrew Bruce, on Nov. 23, 2020, at Advent Health Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Kansas. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and joins sisters Amelia, 4, and Morgan, 2. Grandparents are Sandy Haaland and Marlin and Nellie…

     We have lost a wonderful woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend and role model.

Chelsea and Kelby Stadt of Everson welcomed a son, Kason John Stadt, on Nov. 16, 2020, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Bruce and Lisa Stadt of Everson, and Scott and Eileen VanDalen of Lynden. Great-grandparents are Jac…

      Marvin Polinder was born in Bellingham to Alroy and Ida (Ashe) Polinder on Oct. 24, 1960.

    Alfredo Andres “Kiko” Gonzalez stepped from this life into Jesus’ arms on Nov. 14, 2020.

     William Wayne “Bill” Stuurmans, age 73, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at his home in Mount Vernon.

     Cora Vander Woude, at the age of 96, ended her earthly voyage on Nov. 26, 2020, and passed into glory to see her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

      My wife, Julie Marie Martin, died Nov. 24 from illnesses that accompany cystic fibrosis. The disease made her a tiny, 4’10” warrior, and among the oldest CF patients in the country. She fiercely refused to let CF define her and lived a full, wonderful life. She would have been 55 years…

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maureen Elizabeth (Harris) Skillman on Nov. 24, 2020.

     Daryl Craig Kooy was taken home to his heavenly Father on Nov. 25, 2020. He will be remembered for his love of God, family and friends.

  This guest column is from the National Newspaper Association, representing 1,600-plus community newspapers across the United States, on an issue that concerns all citizens. It is written by Brett Wesner, president of the association and also of his Wesner Publications in Oklahoma.

  Edna Louise Kyllingmark, age 95, was ushered into the glorious presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.  She was at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shiela Mae Constance Powell passed away Nov. 9, 2020, at Shuksan Healthcare Center in Bellingham. She died of natural causes.

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