Adrietta Marie Smits passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, with her family by her side at the Christian Health Care Center.

 Elizabeth Marie Chase, wife, mother, sister and daughter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at age 37.

  Alice Vasconcelos, age 71, of Custer, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. She had a unique ability to see the good in people and had a loving forgiving nature.

 Bernita Mae (Muenscher) Zuidmeer was born in Bellingham on May 7, 1923, to Fritz and Neldia (Hallman) Muenscher. She passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, at the age of 96.

  Gene Bird was born to Dourland and Arlene Bird of Ferndale on Sept. 12, 1967, the youngest of four children. He passed away on Oct. 12, 2019.

Lee and Shirley (Larson) Jones of Mount Vernon are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 17, 1959, in First Baptist Church of Lynden. Shirley was an office assistant and Lee a delivery driver for Visser Oil; both are retired now. Their children are: Tim and Beth …

  Karen Cowin, age 74, of Pasco, Washington, former longtime resident of Lynden, passed away on Sept. 29, 2019.

 Walter Steele Jr., age 55, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

 David C. Leuckel Sr. joined his wife Barbara playing golf in heaven on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

Kids were able be at the controls of an O-gauge layout at the Model Train Show of the Lynden Lions Club Oct. 5-6 on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. All sizes and types of miniature trains from the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association were on display in th…

  Lynden resident Jenny Tolsma de Boer, age 98, passed away on Oct. 3, 2019, into the arms of her loving Savior Jesus Christ (Isaiah 40:11). She died after a short stay at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. She was very loved as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-…

  Ramona Grace Dickinson, age 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior and joined her hubby on his birthday, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. She was best known as the restaurant owner and main cook of Dickinson‘s Family Buffet restaurant in Bellingham from the early 1970s until retiring in the 1990s.

 Anna Marie Menchaca, age 60, was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

  Henrietta (Sterk VanderHeiden) Chitwood, age 94, of Lynden, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

  Elvena M. Isert, age 93, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

 Clarence Dale VanderHeiden, age 76, passed away at home on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 in Seattle.

  Alice Vasconcelos, age 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

  Norma (Nieuwsma) Buys, age 90, longtime resident of Lynden and Sunnyside, Washington, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2019, in Lynden.

 Adrietta Smits, age 91, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Christian Health Care Center of Lynden.

  Elaine E. Ecalbarger was born on Sept. 20, 1939, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Aleck and Kay Horback. She passed away on Sept. 28, 2019.

  Michael Colon, age 50, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at this home in Lynden surrounded by his wife, family and friends following a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.

  Ethel Mullick, age 95, longtime resident of Fremont, California, and then Lynden, passed away peacefully at her home in Sequim, Washington.

 Sid Fekkes, of Everson, passed away on Oct. 3, 2019, at the age of 66 at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham after a short illness.

Hank and Kathy (Scholten) Poortinga are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 10, 1969, in First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. She is retired as a watiress for 30 years, mostly with Hong Kong Garden. He had 40 years as a meat cutter, mostly in retail. T…

LYNDEN ­— “Anne of Green Gables” is the fall play of Lynden High School performing arts students Nov. 7-10 at Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Four shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A free Health Fair of National Active and Retired Federal Employees will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the senior center at 1401 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon. Representatives from major federal health care benefit providers will give details about changes in Federal Employees Healt…

LYNDEN — A proposed update of the Master Plan of the Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District will be up for public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St., at the monthly district commissioners meeting.

People were hurrying to enjoy the Chain Lakes hiking trails yet on Saturday, Sept. 28, before the full snow of winter blows in and closes access at the high end of the Mount Baker Highway. (Elisa Claassen/Lynden Tribune)

Shannon and Dave Heutink of Everson welcomed a baby daughter, Ellie Rose, born Aug. 9, 2019, in Bellingham. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and joins Joie, 8, Tytus, 6, and Alyx, 4. Grandparents are Scott and Eileen Van Dalen of Lynden, and Del and Karen Heutink of Sumas. Great-grandparents…

 Peter Bosman, age 95, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the Christian Health Care Center. He was known for having a servant heart and being patient, giving and humble.

 Michael Colon of Lynden passed away at home on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. He was 50 years old.

  Elvena Mae Isert, of Burlington, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at the age of 93.

 Wigger “Rook” Van Halm passed away on Aug. 31, 2019, in Bellingham. He was 86 years old.

 Wilma Faye Ruble (Rambo), of Lynden, passed away on Sept. 25, 2019, at the age of 96. She was born in Hoquiam, Washington, on Dec. 13, 1922, and grew up in Rochester, graduating from Rochester High School in 1941.

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