Karen MacArthur Hamer passed away on Sept. 10, 2018, in Ephrata, Washington.

     Harriette “Hattie” Mary Alexander went home to be with her eternal savior on Aug. 7, 2019. We know that she is dancing right now on streets of gold with the love of her life, our dad, Denny Alexander.

     Marilyn Helen Peterson Smith, of Laurel, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at St. Joseph hospital.

Lawrence and Bertha Silvis of Nooksack were married in Lynden on Aug. 17, 1954. They will celebrate their 65th anniversary with family on a dinner cruise. Their children are Larry and Adri Silvis of Lynden, Randy Silvis of Lynden, and Lynette and Jeff Hemnes of Everson, with six grandchildre…

Clyde Fisher went to be with the Lord, and his bride MaryLou, on Aug. 1, 2019.

EVERSON ­— The ministry Open Hands, which provides weekend food to needy students in the Nooksack Valley School District, will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Calvary Creekside church, 2313 E. Badger Rd.

 Byford Stepan, 94, passed away at home on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. His loving wife, Eileen, son Rick and friend Robert were at his side.

 Nyla Rae (Wiersma) Van Soest Smith, 69, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Lynden, WA.

 Marilyn Smith age 83, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at St. Josephs Hospital.

  Richard “Dick” Eugene Stone was born in Pasco, Washington, on Sept. 28, 1923, to Simon and Fannie (Jewell) Stone. He joined two brothers and two sisters. Richard passed away on July 13, 2019.

 Marie “Toots” Geraldine Heeringa, 80, was called home suddenly to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Toots was known for her unselfish, quiet and easy-going spirit.

 Alleluia! Clyde Fisher went to be with the Lord, and his bride MaryLou, on Aug. 1, 2019. Clyde was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in the shadow of Wrigley Field. He graduated from Lane Tech High School, University of Illinois (BA in geology), and Southern Illinois Univ…

The first-ever Hops Down Front Street beer walk took place Thursday, Aug. 1, courtesy of the Lynden Downtown Business Association. Eleven Lynden businesses took part in the walk, and the Lynden Hot Thursday Nights event was taking place at the same time on Front Street featuring family-frien…

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Literacy Council will host the annual Literacy Breakfast with Nancy Pearl Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-9 a.m. at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall. A $15 registration will be required to reserve a seat. Early registration is advised.

FERNDALE — The Friends of Tennant Lake and Hovander Park invite the public to join them for their annual “Skulls and Skins” event with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1-4 p.m. Attendees will touch and learn about tortoise shells, wolf skins, deer antl…

 Margaret Assink, age 98, of Lynden, was taken to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Christian Health Care Center of Lynden.

 Brian L. Whittaker, much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend, passed from this life into new life in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 21, 2019. A kind and gentle soul, he loved Jesus, his family, his country and fishing with his boys.

 Dawn Marie Ellyson-Thompson was born May 11, 1964, in Alameda, California, and passed away peacefully on June 23, 2019, in Bellingham.

 Murella (Koert) De Vries, of Lynden, died July 20, 2019, at age 85 of natural causes.

  James Barry Bosman, 70, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, near his home in Lynden after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

 Our beautiful and loving mother, Louise Carolyn Green, departed this life at age 83 on July 12, 2019, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham.

Glenn and Sandy will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4 with an open house at Shuksan Golf Event Center, 1500 Axton Rd., Bellingham, from 2 to 6 p.m. They were married Jan. 31, 1969. They are inviting friends and family to join in their celebration.

Rev. Jack Matheis of Lynden celebrates his 95th birthday with an open house/art show, along with a time of family fun, festivities and falderal!  Jack James was born to Jack and Jacoba Matheis on Aug. 5, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is retired from ministry in the Christian Reformed Church,…

 Gale Senti, age 77, was ushered into the presence of Jesus on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Silverado Care Center in Bellingham.

Two sets of Lynden City Council candidates answered questions and presented their views at a forum so-sponsored by the Lynden Tribune and the League of Women Voters Wednesday evening in City Hall Annex. Running for Position 4 are, from left, incumbent Brent Lenssen and challengers Jen Marion…

Ada Voskuilen, Welkom Basket ambassador of Lynden, was present at City Hall Wednesday to greet and talk in Dutch with five members of the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., who were visiting local people and places for the day. The Beyond the Beltway initative is to go to 10 states over two …

  Connie Jo Squires passed away peacefully at the Christian Health Care Center on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, just 25 days after her husband Daryl and three weeks shy of her 86th birthday.

 James Bosman, age 70, of Lynden, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Christian Health Care Center.

 Donald Charles Richendrfer passed away on July 13, 2019, at 98 years old. Born May 14, 1921, he was a lifetime Whatcom County resident.

  Robert (Bob) James Miller of Lynden joined his beautiful bride, Barbara, in the arms of his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2019.

  Brian Lee Whittaker, age 63, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House.

 Grace Doris Straka was born in Victoria, British Columbia, on July 28, 1925, to Thomas and Wynifred Earl. She went to be with the Lord on July 17, 2019.

The family of Pat Van Dyk invites you to join them at an open house in celebration of Pat's 90th birthday on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. No gifts, please; your presence is her present.

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