Arlene Fay Ellefson, age 86 of Maple Falls, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 18.

  Ron was born to Ralph and Oma Little in Bellingham, WA, with five sisters and three brothers.

  On July 21, Norma was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father, 6 years after suffering a debilitating stroke.

  On July 23, we lost our beloved father, Richard “Max” Boekenoogen. He passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in Everett, Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Maureen, who died on October 19, 2020.

 Sally J. Dodds, 85, resident of Avamere, Bellingham, WA, passed into her Father’s loving arms on July 14.

Tracy Vander Stelt of Lynden is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on Aug. 3, 1931, in Rapelje, Montana to parents John and Kate Zylstra. Tracy has been married to Gerrit Vander Stelt for 69 years. Tracy and Gerrit have four children, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. …

  On July 21, Norma was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father, 6 years after suffering a debilitating stroke. 

     Donald Dale Perkins was born July 12, 1930 in Seattle Washington to parents Evelyn G. Vander Yacht and Sam H. Perkins.

     Albert Frank Jorgensen, age 72, of Bellingham passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Bellingham at Alderwood Park Health & Rehabilitation.

    Arlene Ellefson, age 86 of Maple Falls, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 18.

       Darryl Ehlers was born to Bill and Frances (Allen) Ehlers on Aug. 24, 1938 in Sumas Washington.

Over the last 40 years, our family has vacationed at the same place on the beach. While the buildings have been refurbished, the complex remains largely unchanged. The exception was last year when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down travel and beach lodging.  

  Rosalie Margaret Robey, age 79, of Bellingham passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Bellingham.

  Wade Athearn, age 69, of Maple Falls, Washington passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021.

  David Wadleigh, age 85, of Lynden, Washington passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021.

  Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend Kyle Erdmann passed away on July 4, 2021 in Seattle, WA during a courageous battle with cancer.

LYNDEN -- A family of vast descendants gathers for a final reunion on Sunday, July 11 at Berthusen Park and then will leave the family sharing for newer generations.

These are some of the many events taking place in Lynden and the surrounding areas. If you would like your event posted in the Lynden Tribune newspaper, email bill@lyndentribune and in the subject line, include 'event notice.' Please keep your event notice to less than 150 words and include …

     Josie (Josiena) Van Werven passed away on June 30, 2021 in Lynden, Washington.

     Thomas Berkley Blume, age 73, of Bellingham passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, in Bellingham.

      The City of Ferndale held its first-ever “Summer of Fun” series in 2017, hosting a variety of events aimed at getting people out to the city’s many parks.

News snippets from The Lynden Tribune: Thursday, June 21, 1951, as compiled by Tribune publisher Michael Lewis:

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