V. Louise Pruitt, age 98, of Lynden, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

    Grace Emiline (Dyk-stra) Hoyer, age 82, passed away in her childhood home on Monday, March 30, 2020. She was released from this life into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

      Judy A. Stauffer passed into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. She was 90 years old.

      Richard James Korthuis, age 78, of Lynden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 4, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. His family remembers him for being humble and hardworking and Alvina’s “big strong hero.”

    Gone too soon, Dennis Conner passed away in Bellingham on April 1, 2020, at 67 years young.

    Donald James George passed away on Saturday,  March 28, from complications of COVID-19. He was initially hospitalized on March 16 for a bleeding ulcer, which was treated, and was due to return to his skilled-nursing facility on the 20th, until positive coronavirus cases were reported the…

Nick and Judy (Boehringer) of Bellingham are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married on April 4, 1970, in Bellingham. Both are retired. Their children are: Michelle (Darrel) Cronk of Deming and Brian (Julie) Criscuola of Watauga, Texas; plus 11 grandchildren. They give credit t…

Aiming to lift spirits during the coronavirus outbreak, Haley Noblitt, 15, of Nooksack, was chalking the parking lot of Valley Church this week with inspirational messages to go with colorful design. Her younger sister Alexi was doing the same. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

     Barbara Van Der Steenen, of Puyallup, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the age of 79.

     Colleen Spoelstra graduated on to meet her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the age of 93. She was known as a prayer warrior to her family and friends.

     Michele Neff, age 66, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was known for her love for the Lord and her happy ways.

    Robert “Bob” Leslie Cline, age 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

      Bonnie King passed on to meet her beloved Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, March 20, 2020. She was always friendly, kind and encouraging to everyone she met.

Kevin and Stephannie Davis are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on March 29, 1990, in South Jordan, Utah. “We stood in front of family, friends and God to promise to love, honor and cherish each other until death do us part. Our lives have been filled with happin…

A Whatcom dairy farms’ group of four came to the exterior of the Christian Health Care Center Monday with an interesting scene for room-bound residents inside to see through their windows. A day-old Jersey calf was being carried by Erica DeWaard while inspirational signs were held up by Broo…

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  On Feb. 16, 2020, Jerry Bonsen joined his brothers in Heaven whom he had missed so much.

  Jerald Bernard Hardy (Jerry), age 88, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at his home in Everson.

  Curtis Marvin Martin, age 89, formerly of Sumas, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.

  Peg Thorinson passed away on Feb. 29, 2020. She was born Genevieve Bode in Lynden and moved to Everett where she married her husband, Emery (deceased 1996) and raised a family.

 Ronald Schoonover, 83, died after a three-year battle of painful illnesses.

  Jane (Staal) Hawkins, loving wife and mother, met Christ face-to-face on March 7, 2020, after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

  Allen Reinikka, age 74, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020.

  Norman Anderson, age 75, of Nooksack, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020.

 Warren Sidney Pugh passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2020, in his Utah home surrounded by family.

Grace B. (Bouwman) Hayes of Lynden is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on March 10, 1930, in Lynden to Dick and Sadie (Stremler) Bouwman. She worked for Continental Telephone Co. in Mount Vernon for 27 years. She enjoyed volunteering. A celebration hosted by her children and spous…

Dena DeKriek of Deming is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Manhattan, Montana, to Frank and Tryntje DeHaan. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cake decorating, babysitting and knitting. She married Peter DeKriek on Nov. 12, 1952, and their children were Mark DeK…

John Te Velde and Elsie Ver Steeg of Lynden are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married March 4, 1960, in Hancock, Minnnesota. Their children are Chuck (Debbie Reeves) TeVelde of Wenatchee, Duane -deceased (Ann) Te Velde, Gary (Deanna) Te Velde, Dale (Lori) Te Velde and…

     William Wesley Kentch passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 21, 2020, after a day surrounded by family and friends.

     Sharon Holz went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2020, after a battle with cancer.

     Wanda Mae Crumpacker, 82, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Blaine.

     Warren Sidney Pugh passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2020, in his home surrounded by family.

      Paul Roorda, age 77, passed away peacefully at home early Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2020, into the loving arms of his Savior.

     Hermina Arendse, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. She loved her family and was dearly loved.

  Robert Elisha Moore was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Topeka, Kansas, to Chester and Edith Moore. He passed away Feb. 21, 2020, at the age of 95.

  Joyce Scheuffele, of Lynden, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Visitation will begin at Second Christian Reformed Church at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m.

  Paul Roorda, age 77, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, surrounded by his family.

  Jack Felch, age 74, of Lynden, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. He will be greatly missed.

  It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Lynn Michael Megard, who passed away suddenly on Feb. 7, 2020.

  Anna (Valk) Keizer passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the age of 86 after a lengthy time battling the debilitating disease of dementia.

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