Virginia Call is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on Jan. 22, 1930, in Williston, North Dakota, to Frank and Chris (Alexander) Prim. The family moved to Lynden when Virginia was 12; she went to Northwood and Lynden schools and graduated from Bellingham High. She has been a church …

      Donna Anderson, 91, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Jan. 9, 2020.

      Paul Van Zanten passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. He loved the Lord, his family, babies and flowers. A man who loved to be around people, he never met a stranger and was a great storyteller.

Ed and Judy (Heeringa) Marr of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 24, 1970, in the United Methodist Church of Lynden. Judy was a homemaker. Ed is retired from being a dentist in the U.S. Air Force. Their children are Kathy Marr of Lynden and Jim …

      Tillie (Penny) Tichelaar Hawke passed away Dec. 11, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

     Korean War veteran and naval officer Jack R. Gardner passed away on Jan. 11, 2020, at the age of 90, with his wife and three sons at his side. He was born Sept. 25, 1929.

     Frank DeFreytas passed away Jan. 11, 2020, of a brief but devastating illness.

     Gregory Vincent Broersma, age 34, of Moses Lake (formerly of Lynden), went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. He is now running and talking to his friends and family that were there to welcome him home.

     Wilma (Nieuwsma) Terpsma went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Jan. 19, 2020. Her faith in Jesus was strong and unwavering and helped her through many hard times. She was diagnosed with melanoma sarcoma a month ago.

      Curtis Gene Atneosen, 81, passed from this life into eternal life at his home in Lynden. He was born in St. James, Minnesota, the son of Clarence and Helen Atneosen.

     It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

ATLANTA — Point 27, a global nonprofit, has sent gifts of Thin Blue Line scripture-inscribed dog tags called Shields of Strength to the Lynden Police Department to honor fallen Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp, who died Nov. 6, 2019, after being hit by a vehicle.

     William “Bill” Boxx was born in Van Buren, Missouri, on Feb. 8, 1936, and passed away at the Christian Health Care in Lynden on Jan. 10, 2020.

     John Lynn Belisle, age 72, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. He was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, on Feb. 26, 1947, and grew up in Somerset, Wisconsin.

 Gregory V. Broersma, age 34, of Moses Lake, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

  Donna Anderson, 91, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Jan. 9, 2020.

 Conrad TeVelde, age 78, transitioned to heaven from home with his family around him on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

  A member of the “Greatest Generation” has finished this earthly race and now rests in the arms of his Lord’s eternal embrace. Rogers Davis Littlejohn died Jan. 11, 2020, at the age of 97. That’s 35,700 days of a full life!

 Arnold T. Raaymakers passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Dec. 2, 2019, after a short illness complicated by Alzheimer’s.

  Lloyd Raymond Soderlund died peacefully Jan. 3, 2020, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

 Celia was born in Lynden to Neal and Maria Polinder Meeboer on March 19, 1930. She passed on Jan. 8, 2020.

  On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, Della Ilene Ward, loving wife and mother of four, passed away at the age of 85 at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden.

  Wayne Vander Pol passed away Dec. 21, 2019, in Yelm, Washington. He was a retired sergeant major from the U.S. Army.

     Lyle V. Isert, age 92, passed away quietly on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in Burlington. Lyle was known for his very strong faith and unending love for his wife Elvena. He loved to be on the go, from getting together with friends for coffee to family potlucks and reunions.

      Arnold T. Raaymakers passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Dec. 2, 2019, after a short illness complicated by Alzheimer’s.

     Our dad, Paul Edward Werth, of Ferndale, Washington, passed on Dec. 24, 2019, at Bellingham’s St. Joseph hospital after a brief illness. He was 84 years old.

     Judy Lynn Calkins, of Lynden, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 16 at the age of 72, surrounded by her kids. Judy was born Oct. 18, 1947, in Arlington.

     Sharon Eva Downey passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, after a lifelong fight against lupus and several years battling breast cancer. Her husband Ben and service dog “Jiggs” were at her side.

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