Diane A. Sterk, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

      Christopher M. “Cowboy” Rodenberger passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the age of 33.

      Helen Marie Miller Rhea, age 90, of Lynden, was born Jan. 2, 1930, to William Jennings Bryan and Jennifer Marie (Veenhuizen) Miller in Kent, Washington.

      Timothy “Duffy” James Hughes, age 69, of Ferndale, was born Jan. 17, 1951, in Bellingham and passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Ferndale.

     Muriel Cartwright, age 96, was lifted into the arms of Jesus on Sept. 21, 2020, after a short stay at Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. She was known for family, faith, children and Norwegian goodies.

  Two years ago, Maureen “Mo” (Gallagher) and Brooks Jensen moved from Anacortes to Lynden along with Mo’s newly widowed identical twin sister, Mary Lou Gallagher Childs. Their shared birth date was Oct. 1, 1954.

     On Sept. 14, 2020, Esther Eilene Neyens went to be with her Lord and Savior.

  J. Wayne Lamphere, born July 22, 1937, in Albany, Oregon, passed peacefully on Sept. 4, 2020, at the St. Francis Care Center in Bellingham.

  Esther Neyens, age 93, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

  Gertrude “Gertie” Lee (Romberg) Lapinsky of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was called home on Sept. 4, 2020.

  Frances Miller passed into Heaven on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, while residing at the Christian Health Care Center of Lynden, where she was lovingly cared for.

  Patricia Mary (Sharkey) Imhof (1921-2020) passed away on Sept. 9, 2020, surrounded by her family.

  Judy Nonhoff passed away peacefully into God’s loving arms on Aug. 29, 2020, while surrounded by her family. Judy was known for her love of family, faith, children, grandchildren and interior design.

  Jessie Marie Isom Peterson, 89, died peacefully on Sept. 6, 2020, with her family by her side in Lynden. A family graveside service was held at the Lynden Cemetery.

  On Aug. 31, Heaven’s gates opened to welcome Robert Mack Ehrlich. Bob was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Topeka, Kansas, to parents John Henry Ehrlich and Idamac Warner Ehrlich. He joined brother John and sister Mary.  

  Joanne Vogel, early in the morning of Sept. 8, rose to her Lord God Almighty at the age of 86.

  Jess Acencion Salazar passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was 78.

  Ken Isenhart passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, after a short battle with mesothelioma.

Jessie Peterson passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 ,at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Homeand Cremation Services.

Charles Albin, age 94, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending with Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

  Artencia “Arty” Johanna Brown, age 87, was born March 21, 1933, to parents Johnny and Amy (Jensen) Johnson and passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Blaine.

  Joel Allen DeVries passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2020.

  Marina Adriana Nyssen Timmermans was born in Kattenddijke, Holland, on Dec. 16, 1925, and went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2020, in her Lynden home.

  Dixie June Hagen joined her beloved husband Gilbert Wayne Hagen and son Scott Brian Hagen in Heaven on Aug. 5, 2020, after a very brief battle with ovarian cancer (not COVID).

  Brian Keith Ellyson went home to Heaven, welcomed by his Savior, on Aug. 10, 2020, at 53 years of age.

  James (Jim) Elroy Kok passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, surrounded by his family.

  Elizabeth A. Brockmeyer Hiebert, age 90, passed away peacefully Aug. 19, 2020, at Easthaven Villa in Yelm, Washington.

  Marvin John Kok passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends.

Marina Adriana Nyssen Timmermans was born in Kattenddijke, Holland, on Dec. 16, 1925, and went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2020, in her Lynden home.

  Curtis Marvin Martin, age 89, formerly of Sumas, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.

  Arnold Van Dyken, of Lynden, was taken into glory on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.

  Kathy Ann Spinelli, of Lynden, passed away at home on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.

  Joan Lorraine (Franklin) Christianson, 74, returned to The Great Spirit on Aug. 1, 2020.

  John Kelsey, 26, passed away into the arms of his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2020, in Reno, Nevada. He was born on July 17, 1994, and was an amazing son, brother, uncle, boyfriend and friend. He is survived by dad Michael Kelsey, sisters Elizabeth and Alysa, girlfriend Chelsea Hansen. He …

  Ms. Julia Ann Larsen was born in Los Angeles on March 21, 1969, to Dora (born in Managua, Nicaragua) and Robert William (born in Chicago, deceased).

  Cynthiann Campanle passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2020, with family at her side at Meadow Green Retirement Community, Lynden. She was 94. She was known for her jokes, sweetness, crafts and faith.

  Floyd K. “Butch” Russell, 64, passed away in the comfort of his family and home on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Born in Montpelier, Vermont, on Feb. 11, 1956, he was a son of the late Vern R. and Marie E. (Gibbs) Russell. On Sept. 28, 1991, he married the former Dawn M. Perry in Waterbury, Con…

  Vernon “Vern” Harmelink, 90, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Abrazo West Campus Community Hospital in Goodyear, Arizona.

  On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, loving father Chris B. Russell passed away at age 67.

An outdoor Memorial service is scheduled at Baker Creek Bible Church in Bellingham on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. on the church grounds Henry designed, landscaped, built and maintained for many years. Dress is casual and social distancing will be honored. Gillies Funeral Home.

Jeannette A. Domanico was born on Aug. 11, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio,  and died on July 22, 2020, in Whatcom County. She lived most of her life in Schenectady, New York, where she graduated from SUNY at New Paltz with a bacholer’s degree.

  On Tuesday July 21, 2020, Daniel E. Cleator passed away at the age of 50 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Brian William Cratsenberg, age 59, died July 18, 2020, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham.

  Dianne Borealis Latona, age 60, passed away in Bellingham, WA, on July 17, 2020. Dianne was born on May 28, 1960 in Baltimore, MD, to Bernard and Sylvia Amadio. She earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker College in Dallas, TX, and later worked as a Consumer Safety Officer for the U…

  Henry Kuiken Jr. was born in Springfield, S.D. to Henry and Jennie (Vander Molen) Kuiken on 23 July, 1932.  In 1936, the Kuiken family moved to Lynden and Henry remained since, attending Lynden schools. Henry died on his 88th birthday of natural causes.

  Danny J. Manthey, age 68, of Bellingham, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at his home.

  Barbara Ann Fortner, age 90, of Everson, passed away, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.

Frances Jean (Fay) Shuler, age 95, was lifted into the arms of Jesus on July 27, 2020 after a short stay at Whatcom Hospice House.  Frances was born on May 15, 1925 to John and Gunda (Ledfors) Fay.  She had five sisters and one brother.  Frances grew up on a farm in Rugby, North Dakota. She …

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