Joan and Herm Fransen of Lynden are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 12, 1960, in Redlands, California. Herm is a retired school administrator and businessman. Joan retired from teaching and being in retail sales. Their children are: Kim (Bill) Naber of P…

Edwin and Rose (Goodacre) Mork of Lynden are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 2, 1960, in the Lutheran church of Campbellsport, Wisconsin, both having been raised on farms there. Edwin is a retired from being a locomotive mechanic and electrician. Rose wa…

Glen and Anita (DeGraaf) Chapman are celebrating 70 years married; they were wed on July 22, 1950, in Bellingham.  Anita worked as an administrative assistant, Glen in sales. Their children are Chris Flammang of Kent, Ray and Jan Chapman of Bellingham, and Susan Straight of Everett, and ther…

John and Jessie (Zylstra) Van Hofwegen are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 12, 1960, in Artesia, California. John is retired from carpet installation; Jessie was a homemaker. Their children are Derrick and Shari DeBoom, Eric and Sharla Ellens, and Dale a…

Hazel Wright is almost 100 years old! Born in Indiana on July 16, 1920, she married Evan Wright in 1941 and they set out right after the wedding for Everson, Washington. She has now lived in Lynden for more than 45 years. Cards and calls to her would be appreciated.

Elizabeth Kayser and Brandon Mount of Lynden welcomed a baby boy, Kevin Daniel Mount, on May 5, 2020, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces.

Dana and Cindy (Davis) Petersen of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 5, 1970, in Zumbro Lutheran Church of Rochester, Minnesota. Cindy is retired from nursing and Dana from being a family-practice physician. Their children and spouses are Meliss…

Ron and Luanne Alvord of Lynden are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 29, 1980, in Bremerton. Ron is retired from being a general contractor and bus driver, Luanne retired from teaching school. Their children are Erin (Brian) Clemmer of Lynden, Jennifer Al…

On July 2 John Kooy of Lynden will celebrate his 98th birthday. He was born in 1922 in Alberta, Canada. In 1944 he married Dena Withage and they were married for more than 72 years before her passing in 2016. They raised six children: Wayne, Beatrice, Brenda, Greg, Garth and Ted. John now ha…

Loren and Vickie (Emerson) Crabtree of Sumas are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 6, 1970, in the First Assembly of God church of Nampa, Idaho. Vickie is retired from being a brokerage analyst with UPS Brokerage, and Loren is retired from being an agronom…

The family of Glen Huleatt wishes him a Happy 90th Birthday! Glen was born to Dale and Elizabeth (Zylstra) Huleatt on June 4, 1930. He was active in sports at Lynden High School. During summer breaks and after graduating he worked for the U.S. Forest Service before joining the Navy. Glen has…

Ed Mills of Lynden is celebrating his 80th birthday. Ed was born May 24, 1940, in Loogootee, Indiana, to Earl and Catherine Mills, the youngest of 12 children. He relocated to Seattle in 1961 and then to Lynden in 1999. Most of his 40-year work career was in marine construction for Manson Co…

Bob and Edna (Vander Meulen) Vander Hoek are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 8, 1970, in Third Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. Bob is retired from more than 40 years with Scholten Roofing (if you ever take a Sunday drive with him, he will often point…

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…

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…

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…

Chelsea and Jacob Alsum of Sumas welcomed a daughter, Emma Josephine on Feb. 6, 2020, at the Bellingham Birth Center, She weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces, and joins Judah, age 2. Grandparents are Barry and Wendy Van Der Meersche of Arlington and John and Cindy Alsum of Lynden.

Walt DeKraai is coming up on his 98th birthday. He was born on Feb. 15, 1922, and is a World War II Seabee veteran. During the Lynden VFW breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 15, there will be a birthday celebration for Walt at 9:30 a.m. Also, in the evening Walt will be honored by leading the Pledge…

Bob Bronkema celebrates his 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2176 Blue Stem St., Lynden. Bob was born Feb. 19, 1930, and was raised in Lynden. He worked for Darigold until retirement. He was married to Dorothy in 1955 and they have been married for 64 years…

Bob and Terri Crabtree of Laurel are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Valentines Day Feb. 14, 1970 in Reno. Both are retired, Terri from being a checker at CostCutter and Bob from owning Hannegan Auto Body. Their children are Kelli (Eric) Martin and  Meagan (S…

Fred Sutcliffe of Ferndale is celebrating his 80th birthday. He was born on Feb. 14, 1940, in Seattle to Clifford and Alice Sutcliffe. His family will host a time of light lunch and good stories from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St.; all…

On Feb. 8, 2000, Walter Meester received a stem-cell transplant as treatment for his leukemia. God graciously healed Walter with these 20 additional years for his wife Theresa, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, church family and many friends. To celebrate this happy occasion, the…

  Chelsea Van Dalen and Kelby Stadt were united in marriage on Jan. 4, 2020, in the new Farm Pavilion building of the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. The ceremony was conducted by pastor Chuck Kleinhesselink.

Virginia Call is celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on Jan. 22, 1930, in Williston, North Dakota, to Frank and Chris (Alexander) Prim. The family moved to Lynden when Virginia was 12; she went to Northwood and Lynden schools and graduated from Bellingham High. She has been a church …

Ed and Judy (Heeringa) Marr of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 24, 1970, in the United Methodist Church of Lynden. Judy was a homemaker. Ed is retired from being a dentist in the U.S. Air Force. Their children are Kathy Marr of Lynden and Jim …

Don Kooy was born on Dec. 23, 1929, in Nobleford, Alberta, Canada, to John and Katie Kooy. He immigrated with his parents and brother Harold to the United States in 1946 and became an American citizen. He graduated from Lynden High School and attended Bellingham Business College. He was empl…

Fred and Ginny Shea of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 3, 1970, in First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Illinois. Ginny is office coordinator of the Lynden Community Church. Fred is retired from Nooksack Valleyview Construction. Their children ar…

Victoria and Blake Tjoelker of Blaine welcomed a boy, Tate Clarence, on Nov. 13, 2019, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center of Bellingham. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and joins Kohlson, 3 1/2, and Trenton, 2. Grandparents are Wendy Beebout of Lynden, Dean and Heather Tjoelker of Blai…

Mike and Terry Hickey of Everson were married on Nov. 22, 1969, in Trinity Lutheran Church of Bellingham. They have two children, Donald (Janet) Hickey of Bellingham and Deborah (Brian) Miedema of Everson, and also four grandchildren, Ashley (Caleb) Robinson, Justin Miedema, and Claire and C…

Richard and Julie Bailey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Dec. 1. They were married on Dec. 1, 1969, at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Richard is now retired from 40 years with Friese Hide and Tallow of Ferndale and Julie is retired from teach…

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…

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…

Tina Navis (Van Waveren) was born to Dick and Ruby Rutgers on Oct. 30, 1919, in Lynden. Her children — Lori Grant of Bellingham,  Ron Van Waveren of Willows, Alaska, and Joy Brennick of Lynden — will celebrate her 100th birthday with relatives and friends on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at an open ho…

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 …

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…

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…

Ron and Jean (Bannerman) Handy of Bellingham are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 19, 1954, in Yuma, Arizona. Their children are: Ronell (Gil) Willemsen of Nooksack, Doug (Meg) Handy of Bellingham, Bill (Rikki) Handy of Bellingham, and Chuck (Leeann) Han…

Butch and Polly (Hartman) Kvamme of Blaine are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 27, 1959, in the Methodist Church of Pasco. John was a farmer and real estate developer while Polly was a wife, mom and business partner. Their children are: Jeff and Jane Kv…

Please join the family of Lois (Kleinhuizen) Polinder in wishing her a very happy 90th birthday. An open house will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept 21, at Third Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. Mom taught K-8 music at Lynden Christian School for many years, She also directed choirs at…

Herm Heusinkveld is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born Sept. 20, 1929, on the Benson Road family farm north of Lynden to Herman and Grace/Ann Heusinkveld. He served two years in the U.S. Navy and then dairy farmed all his life until retirement. Herm is a member of the Lynden Breakfas…

Bethany and Zac Higman of Lynden welcome a baby girl, Stassi Michelle, born Aug. 22, 2019, at the PeaceHealth Childbirth Center in Bellingham. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and joins sister Scarlett. Grandparents are Jerry and Margie Struiksma of Everson, Shawn and Kathie Shook of Lynden a…

Rod and Marilyn Bruland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends (no gifts, please) from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Rd., where they were married on Sept. 14, 1969. Rod worked his whole career of 30-p…

Meredith Jacobson of Ferndale is celebrating her 80th birthday. "Happy birthday to a wonderful mom who gave us life, love and the ability to laugh. As can be seen, your future is so bright you have to wear shades. Really, really big shades. Mom, we love you so much. Here's to 80 more! From y…

Don and Janice Geleynse were married on Sept. 2, 1954, at First Reformed Church of Lynden. They celebrated their 65 wedding anniversary in late July at Suncadia near Cle Elum with their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Their children are Greg and Lavonne Geleynse of Mount Vernon, Ken and…

Don and Lynda (Vander Mey) Clark of Lynden were married on Sept. 5, 1969, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Lynda worked for 35 years with the Lynden YMCA, Don for 45 years with Lynden Sheet Metal; both are retired. Their children are Michelle and Donny Boyd and Aaron and Shirlene Clark, all of Lynde…

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