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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.