Donna Anderson, 91, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Jan. 9, 2020.

      Paul Van Zanten passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. He loved the Lord, his family, babies and flowers. A man who loved to be around people, he never met a stranger and was a great storyteller.

      Tillie (Penny) Tichelaar Hawke passed away Dec. 11, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

     Korean War veteran and naval officer Jack R. Gardner passed away on Jan. 11, 2020, at the age of 90, with his wife and three sons at his side. He was born Sept. 25, 1929.

     Frank DeFreytas passed away Jan. 11, 2020, of a brief but devastating illness.

     Gregory Vincent Broersma, age 34, of Moses Lake (formerly of Lynden), went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. He is now running and talking to his friends and family that were there to welcome him home.

     Wilma (Nieuwsma) Terpsma went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Jan. 19, 2020. Her faith in Jesus was strong and unwavering and helped her through many hard times. She was diagnosed with melanoma sarcoma a month ago.

      Curtis Gene Atneosen, 81, passed from this life into eternal life at his home in Lynden. He was born in St. James, Minnesota, the son of Clarence and Helen Atneosen.

     It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

     William “Bill” Boxx was born in Van Buren, Missouri, on Feb. 8, 1936, and passed away at the Christian Health Care in Lynden on Jan. 10, 2020.

     John Lynn Belisle, age 72, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. He was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, on Feb. 26, 1947, and grew up in Somerset, Wisconsin.

 Gregory V. Broersma, age 34, of Moses Lake, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

  Donna Anderson, 91, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Jan. 9, 2020.

 Conrad TeVelde, age 78, transitioned to heaven from home with his family around him on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

  A member of the “Greatest Generation” has finished this earthly race and now rests in the arms of his Lord’s eternal embrace. Rogers Davis Littlejohn died Jan. 11, 2020, at the age of 97. That’s 35,700 days of a full life!

 Arnold T. Raaymakers passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Dec. 2, 2019, after a short illness complicated by Alzheimer’s.

  Lloyd Raymond Soderlund died peacefully Jan. 3, 2020, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

 Celia was born in Lynden to Neal and Maria Polinder Meeboer on March 19, 1930. She passed on Jan. 8, 2020.

  On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, Della Ilene Ward, loving wife and mother of four, passed away at the age of 85 at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden.

  Wayne Vander Pol passed away Dec. 21, 2019, in Yelm, Washington. He was a retired sergeant major from the U.S. Army.

     Lyle V. Isert, age 92, passed away quietly on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in Burlington. Lyle was known for his very strong faith and unending love for his wife Elvena. He loved to be on the go, from getting together with friends for coffee to family potlucks and reunions.

      Arnold T. Raaymakers passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Dec. 2, 2019, after a short illness complicated by Alzheimer’s.

     Our dad, Paul Edward Werth, of Ferndale, Washington, passed on Dec. 24, 2019, at Bellingham’s St. Joseph hospital after a brief illness. He was 84 years old.

     Judy Lynn Calkins, of Lynden, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 16 at the age of 72, surrounded by her kids. Judy was born Oct. 18, 1947, in Arlington.

     Sharon Eva Downey passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, after a lifelong fight against lupus and several years battling breast cancer. Her husband Ben and service dog “Jiggs” were at her side.

     Lyle Isert, age 92, of Burlington, passed away at his home on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.

      Andrew Garcia of Lynden passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the age of 74.

      Wilbert “Wil” D. Brutout, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, passed away in Bellingham on Dec. 24, 2019.

     Born Sept. 12, 1939, to Ray and Doris Pittman, Kenneth Leroy Pittman died Dec. 13, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Whatcom County.

     Trenton M. DeJong, born Feb. 8, 1936, went to meet Jesus on Dec. 26, 2019.

     Jose L. Ortiz, age 57, of Ferndale, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

     Vernelle Ruby Rauch, age 85, of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Lynden.

     Oddie C. Bowen, age 81, born Aug. 30, 1938, passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2019, in Bellingham.

     Connie D. Martinson, loving wife and mother, went home to Jesus on Dec. 19, 2019, at age 72.

      Cody Hathaway Zander, age 52, of Everson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital from complications of pneumonia.

  Darrell A. Millay was born in White River, South Dakota, on April 19, 1933, to Estella (Bill) and Fred H. Millay.

 Marlene Blankers (Walters) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Dec. 10, 2019, after a short battle with cancer.

  Jarman Hunt, age 86, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

  Ellen “Cookie” Hess was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 29, 1949, and the world was not prepared for the force of nature that she became.

  Barbara Ann Vinson went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Barb was known for her quiet, gentle spirit and servant heart.

  Cody Lane Zander, of Everson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at St. Joseph hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 52.

  Lorne A. Jensen passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2019, in Bellingham.

  The Lord took Betty Jean Eshuis home to be with Him on Dec. 3, 2019.

  Jeanette Geleynse, age 95, went home to her Lord and Savior on Dec. 5, 2019.

  Marianne Brush, age 88, of Lynden, passed peacefully on Nov. 25, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House.

  Clarence Zylstra, age 89, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.

 Ricky Ray Moore, 66, of Custer, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, losing his battle with metastatic prostate cancer.

  Herbert “Herb” Bol, age 80, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2019. He was born on Nov. 4, 1939.

  Gerrit Marinus Hoogenboezem, of Lynden, passed away on Nov. 26, 2019, at age 99. He was born on July 27, 1920, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.   

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