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  Randy Reimer was 68 years old when he made his entrance into heaven on Friday, Jan. 27 after a long valiant battle with lung cancer, his loving wife Ruthie by his side.

  In the early morning hours of Jan. 28, Wilma Pearl (Haak) Vander Pol went home to glory at the age of 93. She was the second daughter of John and Tena (Van Mersbergen) Haak and was born on July 18, 1929 in Lynden.

  Dianna May (Dykstra) Meyer was born on March 18, 1951, in Corsica, South Dakota to Edward and Marjorie (VanderTuin) Dykstra. She passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital in Bellingham, Washington, in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, with a daughter holding each hand.

  Longtime Everson resident, Harvey Smith passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice on Monday, Jan. 23.

  Evelyn Faye (Weaver) Williams, 92, of Everson passed away peacefully Jan. 28 at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

  Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Mary Ellen Hill Roebuck, mother, longtime Lynden resident, and beloved third grade schoolteacher.

  Norma Jean Hackett, longtime Custer resident, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Whatcom Hospice House.

  Shirley Wallace of Ferndale, beloved mom, grandma, and great grandma, passed away Friday, Jan. 27. She was born March 2, 1937, and married Robert Butler “Doug” Wallace in 1954. They were married 50 years, until his death in 2004.

  Norma Jean Hackett, age 78, passed away at Whatcom Hospice House on Saturday, Jan. 21.

  Fred H. Dow, born Aug. 11, 1933, passed away peacefully of heart failure at home in Lacey on Jan. 12.

  Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, Dolores Elaine Swanson Bjornstad passed away at the age of 91 on Jan. 10, 2023, in Lynden, Washington.

  Ivan Lee Likkel was born March 20, 1940 and passed peacefully on Jan. 10 at the age of 82.

  Jo Young went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 9, 2023. Jo was born on a farm outside of Rock Valley, Iowa on Nov. 29, 1931 to John and Jeannette Harmelink. She was her dad’s 21st child and loved her position as Baby Jo in the large Harmelink family.

  Dr. Robert James Lorence was born on Dec. 19, 1940 in Yakima to parents Charles Martin Lorence and Kathleen Esther (Pollock) Lorence. Bob passed Dec. 27 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 82.

  Louis “Louie” (Punk) Millay passed away in Bellingham, born in Lynden to parents Fred and Estella Millay (deceased) and raised on the farm in Everson with brothers Fred (Bob) and Darrell, both deceased.

  On Dec. 17, 2022, Jeanette (Jeanie) Cyr of Everson died at the age of 101. She passed peacefully at the Christian Health Care Center.

  Louise Inez Greer, extraordinarily loved mother, grandmother, aunt, and great grandmother has died in her sleep at the age of 96.

  Always loving, never giving up, Ronnie Caldwell went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Jan. 6.

  Ron Bennink passed away Jan. 2, 2023 under hospice care at his home in Sherwood, Oregon.

  Jesse Dale DeVries, age 29, went home to be with his heavenly Savior on Dec. 19, 2022.

  John William Tjoelker, of Quincy, born Sept. 16, 1934, in Everson to Peter and Anna (Oordt) Tjoelker, passed away on Dec. 28, 2022. He was the fourth child of nine children and worked on the family farm until joining the Army in 1957.

  Born July 7, 1953, James Louis Ferens, age 69, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, Dec. 29 on Marrowstone Island, Washington.

  Evelyn Jean Hagen (Buys), age 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Lynden on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

Louise Inez Greer, extraordinarily loved mother, grandmother, aunt, and great grandmother has died in her sleep at the age of 96. She was born on June 14, 1926 in Sumas and died on Dec. 26, 2022 in Bellingham. 

  Laura (Neyens) Johnston passed away Christmas morning, at the age of 79, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Lisa Diane Nieuwendorp was born on Nov. 27, 1962, and passed away in Bellingham on Dec. 12 after a 6 1/2-year battle with cancer.

  Carmen Elizabeth (Kelley) Denson, age 42, passed away at her Ferndale home on Wednesday, Dec. 14. She is remembered for being selfless, for her high energy, always having a warm smile, and always generous with her love. She lit up every room she entered.

Lise Vande Kamp, age 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.  

Theodore “Ted” Huizenga, age 86, died peacefully at home on Dec. 13.

Lise Vande Kamp, age 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.  

Theodore “Ted” Huizenga, age 86, died peacefully at home on Dec. 13.

  Henry P. Buys, age 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Yakima, on Nov. 30.

  Judy Bovenkamp VanderLey, of Puyallup, went to be with Jesus on Nov. 30 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Judy was the second daughter of Jake and Gertrude ‘Toots’ Bovenkamp, born on Aug. 26, 1944, in Lynden.

  Dolores (Bosman) Schipper, age 79 of Sioux Center, IA, passed away Thursday evening Dec. 8 at Crown Pointe Estates in Sioux Center, Iowa.

  James “Jim” C. Freeman, age 80, of Deming passed away at his home Wednesday, Nov. 28.

  Jennifer Marie Standerfer Maarhuis, age 57, passed away on Dec. 4 at the Idaho Falls Community Hospital with her loving family by her side.

  On Dec. 5, Robert “Bob” Van Beek, surrounded by his family, passed quietly away at the Christian Health Care Center.

  On Dec. 4, Zacarias Ortiz, “Zack,” 74 years old loving father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away.

  Anna DeVries, age 86, of Lynden passed away Thursday, Dec. 8.

Anna DeVries, age 86, of Lynden passed away Thursday, Dec. 8. 

On Dec. 5, Robert “Bob” Van Beek, surrounded by his family, passed quietly away at the Christian Health Care Center.

  James “Jim” C. Freeman, age 80, of Deming passed away at his home Wednesday, Nov. 28.

  Bonnie Lavonne (Bonner) Donahue, 88, went home to her lord and savior on Nov. 25, surrounded by her beloved husband and children.

  Rhoda Mae (Rodine) Wedan went to be with the Lord peacefully on Nov. 20.

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