Ellen Davis went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Ellen was known for her faithfulness to the Lord and being gracious and thoughtful.

     Nellie Mae Vriesman, age 93, of Lynden, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.

      Lisa Rose Galoia, age 45, of Lynden, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Bellingham.

      Lance Allison Van Brocklin passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at his home under hospice care.

BELLINGHAM ­— The Homeless Strategies Workgroup has set a Friday, Nov. 15, meeting, starting at 8:30  a.m., in the Whatcom County Civic Center Annex building, 322 N. Commercial St., lower level, to broadly address the issue of homelessness in Whatcom County.

LYNDEN ­— The city held a reception to let staff and community stakeholders meet and mingle with the top three finalist candidates for the position of police chief at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St.

  Harold Bolt, age 86, of Lynden, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

  Orval Adams was born on Jan. 11, 1932, in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Leonard and Edna Adams. He passed away on Nov. 2, 2019.

  Betty Jean Mayo, age 94, a 22-year resident of Lynden, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

 Nellie Mae Vriesman, age 93, of Lynden, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.

 Herman Heusinkveld Jr., longtime Lynden dairy farmer and Monumenta Cemetery caretaker, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at the age of 90. He was known for his humble, kind and honest ways, yet so loyal, steady and hardworking.

  Lucille Feenstra Clark was born in Bolsward, Friesland, the Netherlands, on March 6, 1920, and passed away on Nov. 1, 2019.

 Alice Briant, age 95, died on Oct. 12, 2019, at Birchwood Adult Family Home in Bellingham. She was the kindest, gentlest, smartest and sweetest person on earth and she will be missed so much by so many people.

  Mary Louise (Pruett) Huff, age 98, of Vancouver, Washington, and formerly of Lynden, passed into the arms of her loving Savior on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

 Robert Fred James went to be with his Lord on Oct. 31, 2019. He was 85 years old.

  Grace S. Gortsema, 97, went home to her Lord and Savior on Oct. 29, 2019.

  John Lee DeBruin was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Artesia, Los Angeles County, California, the oldest of Henry J. and Henrietta M. DeBruin’s four children. He graduated from Mount Baker High School in Deming in 1960.   

LYNDEN — Karl Petersen, raised in Sumas, will read from his new book about that childhood, “Reformed: Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid,” at Village Books on Saturday, Nov. 23.

  Harry Henry Nicolaas, age 87, born Sept. 11, 1932, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, at his home in Bellingham.

 Gerrit “Bud” Neevel passed early Sunday morning, Sept. 22, 2019.

  John DeBruin, age 76, of Maple Falls, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019.

  Judy Varang, age 78, passed away in Bellingham on Oct. 20, 2019. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in Nooksack Cemetery.

  Michael M. Hofer, age 42, of Lynden, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

  Harold L. Bolt, age 87, of Lynden, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

 Maxine Joyce Buford, daughter of the late George and Agnes Rexford, was born in Lynden on Oct. 29, 1930. She departed this life at her residence in Ellington, Missouri, on Oct. 21, 2019, at the age of 88.

  Mary Ellen Hamstra, of Lynden, met her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. She lived a life of strong faith, had a gentle spirit and was deeply devoted to her family.  

  Mary L. Huff, age 98, of Vancouver, Washington, and formerly of Lynden, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

 Barbara McIntyre Kenner, 100, peacefully passed on to be with her Savior in the early morning of Oct. 22, 2019.

 Correan Nims, age 76, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Bellingham.

  Francis Eugene (“Fran”) Likkel passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2019, at age 92. He was born to William and Anna (Vander Tuin) Likkel on Jan. 28, 1927, in Joubert, South Dakota. He was the fourth oldest of eight children.

WHATCOM ­— Second-half property taxes are due to be paid by Oct. 31, reminds County Treasurer Steve Oliver. Payment must be either received or postmarked by that date to avoid extra charges.

Michelle and Mark Tolsma of Lynden welcomed a son, Isaac Mark, on Sept. 30 at the University of Washington Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and joins siblings Jacob, 14, Samantha, 13, Levi, 10, Makenna, 9, and Ethan, 5. Grandparents are Larry and Debbie Stap and John and Carol…

  Nathaniel “Thany” Lee Schelling of Lynden passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the age of 34.

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 …

Fred and Anne Vander Veen of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 17, 1969, in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Ferndale. Fred is retired from working with Starkenburg & Wiersma and also Dick Vellema construction companies. They have four children…

 Betty Lou (DeVries) Wigboldy went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Betty was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Munster, Indiana.

  Mary Ellen Hamstra, of Lynden, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at home.

  Alice A. Briant, age 95, died on Oct. 12, 2019, at Birchwood Adult Family Home in Bellingham. She was the kindest, gentlest, smartest and sweetest person on earth and she will be missed so much by so many people.

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