BEHAM, Ira H., age 78, of 2231 Williams street, passed away in a local hospital Friday, October 24, (1947). Mr. Beham had been a resident of this community for the past three years and was a retired school teacher. Deceased had attended the Broadway United Presbyterian church, and was a member of Whatcom lodge No. 151, F. & A. M. Surviving relatives are three sons, Merrill, of Bremerton, Wesley, of Poulsbo, and LeRoy, of Olympia; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth McDonald, of Bremerton. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. G. Raymond White and officers of the Masonic lodge. Tuesday, October 28, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting space, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BEHME, Amy E., 71, passed away Friday, December 31, (1949) following a short illness. She was a pioneer resident of Custer. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bess Tarte, and Mrs. Edna Parish, both of Custer. Also three brothers, Claude R., Percy M., and Elmer R. Behme, all of Custer. Also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 3 at 2 p. m. in the Custer Methodist Church under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine. Rev. Dennis DeVoe will officiate. Interment in Enterprise Cemetery.

BEHME, Bessie M., of Custer, passed away suddenly at her home Thursday, Oct. 3, (1957). Surviving are her husband, Claude R.; one son, Claude D., of Rt. 1, Custer, one granddaughter, Shelly Lynn, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p. m. from the Custer Methodist Church, with Rev. E. B. Canon Smith officiating. Interment, Greenacres Memorial Park, under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine.

BEHME, Claude R., age 80, Custer, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, August 20, (1964) following a short illness. He had been a resident of Whatcom County since 1890 and had made his home in Custer for the past 73 years. He had operated the General Store and Post Office in Custer and had been employed by the Citizen's Bank in Blaine for many years. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Telephone Co. and had previously served as director for the Farmer's Mutual Telephone Co. He is survived by 1 son, Claude D. Behme of this city; 1 sister, Mrs. Edna Parrish and 1 brother, Elmer Behme, both of Custer; also 1 grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Custer Methodist Church Monday, August 24, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jesse Tooley officiating. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home.

BEHME, Evelyn L., age 74, of 1979 1/2 Lake Whatcom Blvd passed away at the family residence, Sunday, September 3, 1990. She leaves to survive her husband Claude Behme of Bellingham. One daughter, Shelly Oshie of Everett. Two sisters, Helen Walser of Marysville & Bernice Lindal of Blaine. Two grandchildren. Private family graveside services will be held Friday, September 7, 1990 at 11:00 am at Greenacres Memorial Park. Under the direction of Jerns Leveck Funeral Chapel. [born Feb. 9, 1916 to William and Nora Allen; retail clerk for 8 yrs at Malahan's; married in 1945.]

BEHME, John C. - Private family graveside service for John Conner Behme, age 51, of 3500 Ridgemont Way, Bellingham, will be at Woodlawn Cemetery with Chaplain Harold Minkler officiating. Mr. Behme passed away, Friday, August 22, 1986. A lifetime Bellingham & Whatcom County resident he is survived by his wife Regina; 3 daughters, Shannon, Sarah, Jenny Behme; mother, Clara Behme, all of Bellingham; 2 sisters, Diane Scanson of Portland, Oregon & Myra Olson of Ferndale.

BEHME, Nellie C., age 78 of 8662 Custer School Road, Custer, passed away Saturday, June 5, (1976). She had been a resident of the Custer area since 1902 and was a member of the Haynie Grange. Surviving are her husband, Robert; 4 daughters, Dorothy Campbell of Sedro Woolley, Edna Christianson of Ferndale, Bernice Behme at home, Aldene Brainard of Ojai, Calif.; 2 sisters, Nettie Evans of Brewster and Marion Cook of Bellingham. Also 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Veroske's McKinney Funeral Home Tuesday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. Followed by burial in the Haynie Cemetery.

BEHME, Perce M., age 66, a Custer resident his entire life, passed away at a local hospital Monday, January 1, (1951) following a short illness. Surviving relatives include his wife, Nettie; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bishop, of Seattle, and Mrs. Beverly Smilanich, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Hugh M., of Custer; three grandchildren; two brothers, Claude and Elmer, and two sisters, Mrs. Bess Tarte and Mrs. Edna Parrish, all of Custer; several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Thursday, January 4, at 2 p. m. from the Methodist Church at Custer. Interment in Enterprise Cemetery under the direction of McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine.

BEHME, Robert E., age 91 of 6165 Portal Way, Ferndale, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 1981. He leaves to survive: 3 daughters, Dorothy Campbell of Sedro Woolley; Shirly (sic) Behme of Blaine; Aldene Brainard of California; 1 sister, Ruby Benefield of Custer; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 daughters. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 15 at 11am at Haynie Cemetery. Visiting hours at Jerns-McKinney Funeral Chapel 4-8pm Thursday & Friday, Saturday by appointment. Memorial may be made to a favorite charity of the Crippled Children's Society.

BEHME, Thornton A., age 76, of 4915 Samish Way, died Tuesday, June 2, 1981. Born in Custer, he was a life long area resident. He married his wife Clara in Ferndale September of 1933; he worked for Georgia Pacific for 42 years before retirement. He is survived by his wife Clara; his son, John C. Behme of Ferndale; 2 daughters, Diane C. Scansen of Bellingham & Myra Olson of Bellingham; 2 sisters, Maude Elliott of Bellingham; & Isabelle Hyle of Yakima; 10 grandchildren, Gary Grim, Jr.; Matthew Grim; Shannon Behme; Mark & Adam Grim; Mia Jonak; Sarah Behme; Eddy & David Jonak; & Jenny Behme; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 5, 1981 at 10 am in the Chapel of Veroske, Jerns & LeVeck with Rev. Patrick Callahan as celebrant. Those wishing may contribute to Sister Brigit Collins, Social Services Department, St. Joseph Hospital. Calling hours, 4-8 Thursday. [born June 19, 1904]

BEHME, Sarah Deborah, age 85, passed away Friday, April 8, (1949) in a local hospital following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of the Haynie district for the past 46 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Benefield, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Lena Ogle, of Richfield, Wash.; three sons, Robert, of Rt. 1, Custer, Boyden, of Seattle, and Orville, of Bellingham; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p. m. from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, with Rev. Thomas Allport, officiating. Interment will follow in Haynie Cemetery.

BEHMER, George S., age 33 of Blaine, passed away Sun. Jan. 25th, (1976). He had been a resident of the Blaine area for the past year. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Cherry Behmer of Fredrickton, New Brunswick, and his father George Behmer of Birch Bay, a brother Thomas, of Blaine and a daughter Tina of Canada. Graveside services will be held in the Enterprise Cemetery Wed. Jan. 28th at 3 p.m. under the direction of Veroske's Bellingham Chapel.

BEIDLER, Bertha Stella. - Funeral services for Bertha S. Beidler, age 88, 2308 E. Smith Road, Everson, were held at Jones Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 23 with Rev. Donald L. Patz of Chapel In the Valley, Sudden Valley, officiating. Interment followed in Ten Mile Cemetery. Mrs. Beidler was born at Wahl Station and had lived in Whatcom County all her life. She passed away Friday, Oct. 19, (1984). She is survived by her husband, L. W. Beidler of Everson; brother-in-law, Dwaine and wife Marjorie Beidler of Monroe; numerous nieces and nephews; also close friends, Mrs. A. Deyon and Mrs. Elizabeth Morgenthaler, both of Bellingham. Memorials may be made to the Washington State Heart Fund, Mrs. Steven Swind, Heart Chairperson, 2222 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham. [born Feb. 22, 1896]

BEIDLER, Burt, age 81, of 1891 E. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham, passed away Friday June 18th, (1976). Mr. Beidler had been a life time resident of Whatcom County and was a member of the First Christian Church of Bellingham, Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club, and Bellingham Senior Citizens. He is survived by four brothers, Lewis, of Bellingham, Alfred of Anacortes, Frank of Los Angeles, Duane Beidler, one sister, Frances Prettyman of Bellingham and numerous other relatives. Private family services were held in Moles Funeral Home, followed by cremation. The family would appreciate memorials to the Heart Fund.

BEIDLER, Elsie, age 97, former resident of Peabody St., passed away in a local hospital Friday, April 7, (1961). Widow of the late Frank G. Beidler, she had resided in Bellingham for 83 years. Survivors are six sons, Henry H., Lewis W., and Bert H., all of Bellingham; Frank E., of Santa Rosa, Cal.; Alfred G., of Everett and Duane G., of Monroe; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Delmar, of Seattle and Mrs. Frances R. Prettyman, of Bellingham; 18 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Walter R. Naff Thursday, April 13, at 11 a.m. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.

BEIDLER, Henry D., age 86, formerly of 2805 Utter St., passed away Friday, Oct. 18, (1974). Mr. Beidler was a retired butcher and resident of Whatcom County most of his life. Survivors are 5 brothers, Lewis and Bert both city, Frank, Santa Rosa, Calif., Alfred of Anacortes, DeWayne of Monroe, Wash.; 1 sister, Mrs. Francis Prettyman of city, numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may meet at Woodlawn Cemetery Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for his interment under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.

BEIDLER, Lew W. - Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery for Lew W. Beidler, 97, a lifetime resident of Whatcom County. Beidler, of 1200 Birchwood Ave., died Monday (Feb. 20, 1989) in Bellingham. He was born Dec. 8, 1891 in Washington state. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha, who died Oct. 19, 1984. Survivors include a brother, Dwaine Beidler of Monroe, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

BEISWENGER, Rose, of 520 Garden St., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, July 21, (1962). Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Miss Beiswenger formerly resided in Chicago and for the past 25 years had made her home with her sister, Miss Anna Beiswenger of Bellingham. She was a member of the Garden St. Methodist Church. Besides her sister, she is survived by one niece, Mrs. Elsa Boothe of Bellingham and two grand nieces, Mrs. John McCabe of Arroyo Grande, California and Miss Barbara Boothe of New York City. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Swerdfeger Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 P.M. followed by cremation.

BEITER, John L., of Lynden, passed away April 23, (1943) at the age of 87 years. He was a former resident of Nooksack. He leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Edna M. Frick, of Lynden; three grandchildren, Robert P. Frick, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Stanley, of Kalispel, Montana, Mrs. Janes Haglurd, of Seattle, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. from the Gillies funeral home in Lynden. Interment will follow in Lynden Cemetery.

BEKENYI, Loretta - A memorial service for Loretta (McIvor) Bekenyi of Ferndale will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ferndale United Church, with Don Walter officiating. Mrs. Bekenyi died of cancer Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at her home. She was 71. Born March 19, 1928, in Park Rapids, Minn., she had been a Blaine resident since 1973. On Sept. 19, 1973, she married Louis Bekenyi in Blaine. Mrs. Bekenyi was a homemaker. Her hobbies included fishing, camping, gardening and puzzles. She loved animals, especially her cat. Survivors include her husband, of the family home sons John Allen of Ferndale, Donald Allen of Burlington and Eugene Allen of Virginia Beach, Va. daughter Loretta Horiguchi of Virginia Beach, Va. stepson Doug Bekenyi of Bremerton stepdaughters Dawn and Lovena Bekenyi, both of Bellingham, and Debbie Franks of Blaine nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

BELANGER, John Charles Romeo, age 81, of 2720 McLeod., passed away in a local hospital, Monday, April 28, (1958). Mr. Belandger formerly lived in Seattle, had resided in Bellingham for the past 20 years and was a retired shingleweaver. Survivors are one son, Clyde, of Seattle; two nephews, Jim Moore, of Bellingham, and Tom Moore, of Toledo, Ore. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home. Private graveside services will be conducted at Bay View by the Rev. Don Swerdfeger, Thursday, May 1, at 10 a. m.

BELANGER, Joseph, age 77, of 2859 Cedar Ave., Lummi Island, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 1978. A retired high school teacher, he had been a resident of this community for the past 8 yrs. & was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church & Lummi Island Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Vera; 1 son, Robert Joseph Belanger of New Plymouth, Idaho; 2 daughters, Joanna Ferlan of Seattle & Lenora Jost of Palo Alto, CA; 9 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. Memorial service Thurs. Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. in Lummi Island Community Church with Rev. Herbert B. McLellan officiating. Cremation Greenacres Crematorium. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

BELCHER, Bertha Belle, age 81, of Deming, passed away in a local hospital, Wednesday, March 1, (1961). Widow of the late John Frank Belcher, she was a resident of Whatcom County for the past 54 years; was a member of the Deming Presbyterian Church and the Rebekah Lodge. Survivors are one son, Willis G. Belcher of Sunnyside; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Owen of Bellingham, and Mrs. Jesse N. Niles of Oak Harbor; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Cress Benwell of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Mayte Wagner of Clear Lake, Iowa; two brothers, Archie Reeves of Henning, Minn., and James Reeves of Mason City, Iowa. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Turney and Dr. Jesse Baird, Friday, March 3, at 3 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELCHER, Ellsworth, age 74, of Deming, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, May 11, (1947). Mr. Belcher had been a resident of this community for the past 48 years and had been the fire warden at Deming for the past 12 years. Surviving relatives are the widow, Mary A., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Morse, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Mabel Perry, of Montesano; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Cummings, of Castle Rock, and one cousin, Frank Belcher, of Deming. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun Wednesday, May 14, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELCHER, John F., age 80, of Deming, passed away at his home Sunday, February 15, (1953). Mr. Belcher had resided in this community for the past 46 years, and was a retired logger. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Bertha B. Belcher, at the family home; a son, Willis G. Belcher, of Sunnyside, Wash.; two daughters; Mrs. Hazel D. Johnson, of Seattle, and Mrs. Lizziellen Owen, of Bellingham; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, A. Zur Haney, of Seattle, and a nephew, Richard Wells, of Martinez, Calif. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel E. Taylor, Thursday, February 19, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park. [born Sept. 15, 1872 in Mason City, Iowa.]

BELCHER, Mary A., age 80, of 409 Carolina St., passed away in a local rest home Thursday, Jan. 16, (1958). Mrs. Belcher was a 60-year resident of this community and leaves to survive two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Perry of Cosmopolis and Mrs. Alma Robinson of Bellingham; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Stephens and Mrs. Annie Hill, both of Castle Rock and Mrs. Mabel Edwards of Albuquerque, N. M. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. W. Robert Webb, Monday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELCOE, Ernest P., of Bellingham died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1993, at his home. He was 77. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel in Ferndale. Born April 11, 1916, in Everson to Paul and Anna Fullner Belcoe, he was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Belcoe worked as a supervisor at Bellingham Cold Storage. Survivors include his wife, Nita of the family home; daughter Lori Osborne of Bellingham; son Terry Belcoe of Bellingham; two grandchildren; brother Melbert Belcoe of Moses Lake and Carl Belcoe and Bud Belcoe, both of Mount Vernon; sisters Muriel Hale of Bellingham, Agnes Robinson, Marie Belcoe and Elva Dengel, all of Seattle, and Margret Angel and Delores Monsees, both of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Whatcom County, 600 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225, or to the charity of one's choice.

BELD, Winnefred of Lynden, passed away at a local hospital Jan. 23, (1954) at the age of 18 years. She is survived by her husband, Maurice; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young of Abbotsford, B. C.; one sister, Mrs Jean Spolstra of Lynden. Services will be conducted Friday, January 29, at 1 p. m. in the First Christian Reformed Church at Sumas, under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas. The Rev. William Verwolf will officiate. Final resting place Monumenta Cemetery at Lynden.

BELDEN, Edna, age 87, of 2710 Kulshan St., passed away at home Friday, January 18, (1963). A member of the First Christian Church, Mrs. Belden was a 57 year resident of this community. Survivors are her husband, Ephriam E. Belden at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gilfilen of Bellingham; three granddaughters, Mrs. Nellie Brock, Mrs. Gloria Ashburn and Mrs. Marjorie Kenoyer all of Bellingham; eight great grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Ray S. Wagoner Tuesday, January 22 at 3:00 P. M. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.

BELDEN, Ephriam E., age 90, of 2710 Kulshan St., passed away in a local hospital Friday, May 10, (1963). A retired farmer, Mr Belden was a 61 year resident of Bellingham and Whatcom County and was a member of the First Christian Church and was deacon emeritus of the Church. Survivors are one step-daughter, Mrs. Ruby Gilfilen; three grand daughters, Mrs. Nellie Brock, Mrs. Gloria Ashburn and Mrs. Marjorie Kenoyer all of Bellingham; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. James O. York Monday, May 13 at 3:00 P.M. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.

BELFORD, Albert M. "Bert", age 69, of 414 15th Street, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, Aug. 11, (1953). Mr. Belford had been a life resident of this community; was a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F. & A. M., Scottish Rite Bodies; Nile Temple of the Shrine; N. W. Shrine Club; White Shrine of Jerusalem Lodge No. 17; Sehome Chapter No. 17, O.E.S.; Rainbow Honorary Grand Cross of Color; Bellingham Lodge No. 194, B. P. O. Elks, and also a member of the Bellingham Yacht Club. Surviving relatives are his widow, Grace M. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Reg C. Hillyard, of Bellingham; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, John and William, both of Bellingham, and Harry of Marysville; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude B. Crockett, Mrs. Maud B. Lane and Mrs. Iva B. Taylor, all of Bellingham. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick and officers of the Rose Croix of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Friday, Aug. 14, at 1 p. m., followed by Grand Masonic Honors at Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELFORD, Alice E., age 67 years of 3019 Birchwood Ave., passed away suddenly in the family home Saturday March 3, (1956). Mrs. Belford had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 12 years. She was a member of the World War II Mothers Club and Daughters of Pioneer. She leaves to survive, her husband, William T. Belford and many other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment Greenacres.

BELFORD, Elma Helen, age 81, formerly 2308 Elm Street, passed away Monday, December 13, (1965). Mrs. Belford was a lifetime resident of this city, and was a member of the Neighbors of Woodcraft. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Walter B. Calhoun; two grandsons, Jack A. and Dale Calhoun; four great-grandchildren, Robert, Patricia, Richard and John Welch, all of this city, and a brother, Judson Van Liew, Clear Lake, Wn. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Father John B. Winn Wednesday, December 15 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial Greenacres Memorial Park. Visiting hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BELFORD, John, age 82, of 2308 Elm Street, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, September 1, (1955). Mr. Belford had resided in this community since 1882 where he and his father had jointly operated one of the first meat markets. He had been a night watchman for the Bellingham Plywood Co. for 13 years and was manager of the Daylight Apartments, was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and of the Neighbors of Woodcraft Circle No. 188. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Elma Belford at home; one daughter, Mrs. Walter B. Calhoun; one grandson, Jack A. Welch; four great-grandchildren, Robert, Patricia, Richard, and John Welch, all of Bellingham; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Crockett and Mrs. Maude Lane of this city; two brothers, Harry of Marysville and William of Bellingham; sister, Mrs. Iva Geer of this city, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. W. Robert Webb, Tuesday, September 6, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELKLE, Anna M., 89, passed away Sat. Feb. 5, (1966). A 61 year resident of Bellingham, Mrs. Belkle was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Milne and Mrs. Earl Milne both of Bellingham; three sons, Ralph of Bremerton, Carl E. and John both of Bellingham; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; one brother, Frank Swanstrom in Minnesota. Christian Science services will be read at the Jones Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 1:00 P.M. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.

BELKLE, Grace M., age 77, of 4329 Northwest Rd., died Sat. (Sept. 23, 1989) at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1912 in Spirit Lake, Idaho; was a Bellingham resident most of her life; employed by Cascade Laundry, later retiring from Bellingham Laundry; was a member of Laundry & Dry Cleaners Local No. 127. Mrs. Belkle was preceded in death by her husband John in 1982 and is survived by 4 daughters, Barbara & husband Ed Schultz, Judy & husband Ed Hayes, Carol & husband Larry Backstrom, all of Bellingham, Joan & husband Tye Roberts of Coupeville; 13 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law, Carol Belkle of Poulsbo, Evelyn & husband Clarence Milne, Helen & husband Earl Milne, all of Bellingham. Graveside service Tues. Sept. 26, 2:30 P.M. at Bayview Cemetery with Reverend William G. Berney, Garden Street United Methodist Church, officiating.

BELKLE, John H. - Graveside service and inurnment of cremains for John H. Belkle, age 73, of 316 W. Lake Samish Drive, will be Tues. March 9, 2 p.m. at Bay View Cemetery, with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen officiating. Mr. Belkle passed away Fri. March 5, 1982. Visitation at Jones Funeral Home Sunday March 7, 2 -4 p.m. He is survived by his wife Grace; 4 daughters, Barbara & husband Ed Schultz, Judy & husband Ed Hayes, Carol & husband Larry Backstrom, Joan & husband Tye Roberts, all of City; 13 grandchildren; 3 greatgrandchildren; 1 brother, Ralph & wife Carol Belkle of Poulsbo, Wa.; 2 sisters, Helen & husband Earl Milne, Evelyn & husband Clarence Milne, all of City. A lifetime resident of this community, he was a member of Bellingham Moose Lodge No. 493. The family suggest memorials to the Bob Hope Heart Research Center, Providence Medical Center, 500 17th St., Seattle 98101. [born in Bellingham June 23, 1908]

BELL, Alexander Ralph, Elder, age 84, passed away at 1817 Knox Street, June 13, (1949). Elder Bell had resided in this community for the past 22 years and for 53 years had been a minister of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs. R. W. Sutton, of Daily City, Calif.; two sons, Clarence Bell, of Shreveport, La., and Courtland Bell, of Holden, Wash.; also two grandsons, Charles Bell, of Pitcarin Island, and Rodney Bell, of Whidbey Island; also one great-grandchild. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Elder Don H. Spillman, president of the Washington Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Churches, and Elder R. J. Winders, pastor of the local Seventh Day Adventist Church, on Friday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m. (D.S.T.). Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.

BELL, Charles Franklin, of Blaine died suddenly in a mill accident Tuesday afternoon, May 23, (1944). Deceased was 33 years of age and was born at Blaine. Surviving relatives include the widow, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Bell, and a brother, George, all of Blaine; four aunts, three uncles and a great aunt. The remains are resting at the McKinney Funeral Home, Blaine, and services will be conducted from the chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Ernest Losey, pastor of the Blaine Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Blaine Cemetery.

BELL, Charles W., age 84, formerly of 321 Avenue H, Snohomish, passed away in Marysville on Sun. May 25, 1980. Born in Denver, Colorado (March 29, 1895), Mr. Bell was a former Everson & Maple Falls area resident, was a retired shingle weaver and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Neva Goss of Snohomish; 4 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; a brother, Mr. Lowell Bell of Newport, Oregon; a sister, Mrs. Mary Chase of Lynden and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted on Wed. May 28 at 1 pm in the Kendall Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.

BELL, Earl R., 72, pioneer resident of Blaine, passed away in a Bellingham rest home, Saturday, May 5th, (1973) following an extended illness. Mr. Bell was born in Blaine, May 17, 1900 and was a lifetime resident of Whatcom County. A retired fisherman, he was preceeded in death by his wife, Cora in 1970. Surviving are step daughter; Mrs. Dorothea Swatsenburg of Folsom, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Collins of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Donald Thomas of Huntington Beach, Calif. A sister-in-law Lena Bell of Blaine. Funeral services were held in Veroske's McKinney Funeral Home, Wednesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Julia Brand officiating. Concluding services and interment followed in the Blaine Cemetery.

BELL, Florence, age 79 of 1509 E. Victor St., passed away Sunday May 22, (1977) in a local nursing home. She had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 2 years, was a member of Eastern Star, Medina, Tenn., and a member of the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She leaves to survive 2 sons, Tom Bell of Glacier and Donald E. Webster of Okinawa, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 sisters, Nina Whitney and Bernice Whitney both of Michigan, numerous nieces & nephews. The remains will be forwarded to Medina, Tenn. for burial. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home. Donation may be made to the American Cancer Society.

BELL, Florence A., 87, a Bellingham resident for 62 years, died Saturday in Tacoma (August 30, 1986). She was born Aug. 16, 1899, in Lake Park, Minn., and moved to Bellingham in 1922. She left Bellingham for Tacoma in December 1984. Mrs. Bell attended the First Advent Christian Church in Bellingham. Survivors include her husband, Howard, of the family home; two sons, Thomas of Lacey and Howard C. of Bellingham; a daughter, Eileen Fox of Tacoma; a sister, Helen Hemmingson of Saskatchewan, Canada; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenacres Funeral Home and Chapel. The Rev. Al Currier of the First Advent Christian Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.

BELL, Grace M., age 74, of 6501 East E Street, Tacoma, passed away in a Tacoma hospital Thursday, August 7, (1952). Mrs. Bell had been a resident of Tacoma for the past 33 years. Surviving relatives include two sons, Charles, of San Leauro, Calif., and Cecil C., of Staten Island, N. Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Manely, a brother, Harry Crosely and a sister, Mrs. A. H. Treleven, all of Tacoma, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Bell, of Bellingham. Services will be conducted Saturday, August 9, at 10 a. m. at the Gaffney Chapel in Tacoma with the Rev. R. L. Powell officiating. Interment will be Monday, August 11, at Bay View Cemetery in Bellingham.

BELL, Howard C., 91, formerly of Bellingham, died Tuesday (March 26, 1991) in Tacoma. Mr. Bell was born June 14, 1899, on Lopez Island to Thomas and Hannah Bell. He lived in Bellingham from 1930 to 1986. He attended the Bellingham Advent Christian Church. He worked on boats in Puget Sound and Southeast Alaska as an engineer and skipper. He enjoyed his yard and vegetable garden. He married Florence A. Bell on July 14, 1929, in Bellingham. She died in August 1986. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Fox, of Tacoma; sons Thomas Bell of Lacey and Howard Bell of Bellingham; a sister Louise Owens, of Bellingham; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Al Currier of Bellingham Advent Christian Church. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.

BELL, James, age 88 of 2239 Lincoln, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, (1976). Mr. Bell had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 9 years and was a retired Greyhound mechanic. He leaves to survive 1 niece in Scotland. Family services will be held Thurs., January 6 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas C. Lane officiating.

BELL, James H. K., age 92 of San Gabriel, Calif., passed away Thursday, April 14, (1966). A pioneer of the Everson Area he had moved to Everson in 1879 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson. For the past 68 years he had made his home in California. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Bertha Backer of Everson. Graveside services will be held in the Nooksack Cemetery Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

BELL, James Lloyd, age 51, of 2202 Washington Street, passed away in Mount Vernon, April 5, (1948). Mr. Bell had been a resident of this community for the past forty years and had been a chef in many of the Bellingham restaurants for the last twenty-five years and more recently had been a part owner of the Modern Cold Storage, Inc., Mount Vernon. Deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and Culinary & Beverage Workers, Local No. 529, and leaves to survive his widow, Emma May, at home; one son, Donald A.; two grandchildren; father, William G., all of Bellingham; three brothers, Lynn and Harold, also of Bellingham, and Cecil, of Seattle. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where private services will be conducted by Dr. Robert T. McFarlane, Wednesday, April 7, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BELL, J. Langdon, age 74 years, 401 Sixteenth Street, passed away near Wiser Lake, Sunday, October 13, (1946). Mr. Bell was a retired hardware and candy salesman and had resided here the past forty-three years. Deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the United Commercial Travelers and the Sportsman's Club. Surviving relatives are the widow, Lillie L., at home; one niece, Mrs. Frances Manley, Tacoma, Wash.; two nephews, Langdon Bell, Oakland, Calif., and Cecil Bell, Staten Island, N. Y.; also a sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace Bell, Tacoma, Wash. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert T. McFarlane, Wednesday, October 16, at 3 p.m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BELL, Karen, age 38, of Sitka, Alaska, passed away Nov. 12, (1975). Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Moles Funeral Home by Rev. David Nelson. Mrs. Bell is survived by two daughters, Karen and Jerri Bell, both of Lamont, Wash.; her parents, Mrs. Jimmy Jones of Ferndale and Malcom W. Wittman of Hollywood; her grandmother, Gladys Manning of Ferndale; three brothers, Barry J. Clift of Lamont, David Clift of Moscow, Idaho, Michael Wittman of Seattle. Interment was in Greenacres Memorial Park. [also survived by son, Jon Bell in U.S. Marine Corp in Hawaii.]

BELL, Kathleen Elise, on August 17, 1979 of 7416 Birch Bay Dr., Blaine, Wa. Formerly of Vancouver, B.C. Survived by her loving husband, Brian H. Bell and sister Petty (sic) Byron and daughters, Beverly, Carol, Penny & Maureen, and 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services Wed. Aug. 22, at 1pm in the White Rock Funeral Home, (Chapel Hill). 14615-16th Ave. Surrey, B.C. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart Fund would be appreciated. Local arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home.

BELL, Lauren, passed away July 21, 1980 in Santa Cruz, California. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Marion Bell of Santa Cruz; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Duffy and a grandson, Kevin Duffy, both of Pleasanton, California. A native of Seattle, Washington. Private interment at Greenacres Memorial Park, Bellingham, Washington. Arrangements by Norman's Family Chapel, "Norman Benito," Director, 3620 Soquel Drive, Soquel, California. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christian Science Music Fund of Bellingham, Washington.

BELL, Lillian A., age 71, of 1934 James Street, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, March 24, (1951). Mrs. Bell came to Whatcom county in 1901 and took up residence in Bellingham in 1913 where she has since resided, and was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church; was a member and Past Worthy High Priestess of Nazareth Shrine No. 12 of Bellingham of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; was Past Worthy Matron of Order of Amaranth No. 12, and was Past Worthy Matron of Sehome Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving relatives are her husband, Carl E., at home; three sons, Lauren E. of Bellingham, Carlton W. of Bremerton, and Curtis of Capistrano Beach, Calif.; also three grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel E. Taylor and officers of the White Shrine Tuesday, March 27, at 10:30 a. m., followed by interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle at 2:30 p. m. [born Aug. 28, 1879 in Aurora, OR.]

BELL, Lillie, formerly 1011 Garden Street, age 94, passed away in a local nursing home Thursday, September 29, (1966). Mrs. Bell was a 68-year resident of this city, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Chapter A.B., P.E.O. Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Henry Stern of San Francisco, Calif., and three nephews. Services will be conducted by Rev. Richard Stussi Friday, September 30 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bay View Cemetery.

BELL, Mabel - Ferndale resident, Mabel Ellen Bell, 89, 4170 Georgian Drive, Ferndale, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992, in Bellingham. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Moles Funeral Home, Ferndale. Born April 17, 1903, to Edgebert and Clara Belle Williams Mortan in Bellingham, Mrs. Bell lived in Whatcom County all her life. She attended Bellingham schools and graduated from Bellingham Normal School, which is now Western Washington University. She taught school and worked as a clerk in a specialty shop. Mrs. Bell was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church Altar Guild in Bellingham and of the Order of Eastern Star, Ferndale Chapter No. 223. She is survived by her husband, Lynn A. Bell, of Ferndale; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

BELL, Marcelle Y. - A private family service for Marcelle Y. Bell of Lynden will be held at Greenacres Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Ferndale. Mrs. Bell died of cancer Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at her home. She was 67. Born in May 1932 in St. Dizier, France, she moved to America in the 1960's and moved to Bellingham in 1989. Mrs. Bell lived in many foreign countries and throughout the United States. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Clinton M. Bell Jr., of the family home, daughters Jeannou Saunders of Bellingham and Michelle Bell of Ferndale son Eric J. Bell of the family home, brother Maurice Ahmed of St. Dizier, sister Alice Mathews of Detroit, one grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

BELL, Mary Hannah, age 79, of 1518 Iron st., passed away in a local hospital Thursday, Jan. 5, (1956). Mrs. Bell had resided in this community for the past 11 years and was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Camp No. 5855. Surviving relatives include two sons, Howard C. of this city and Richard J. of Bellevue; three daughters, Mrs. Alice G. Lewis and Mrs. Louise Reece of Bellingham, and Mrs. Margaret B. Brownie of Sedro Woolley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Craig of Swift Current, Sask., Canada, and Mrs. Etta Weeks of Lopez Island; one half-brother, Victor Blake of Vancouver, B. C. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday, January 11 at 1 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELL, Ora May, 86, of 2737 Pacific Street, passed away Saturday, July 16, (1966). A resident of this community for the past five years, Mrs. Bell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellingham and had been a 50-year member of the University Baptist Church in Seattle. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Cloud, City; a son, Milton E. Bell, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Z. B. Brown, Sr., Raymond, Wash.; and brother, Ben Winters, Prosser, Wash.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday, July 19 at 1:30 P.M. from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mr. Richard Orr officiating. Cremation under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

BELL, Pearl Frank, age 68, of Blaine, passed away suddenly Monday, March 6, (1961). Mr. Bell was born in Blaine, September 15, 1892, and had lived his entire lifetime there. He had been employed for many years as a machinist and cannery foreman for the Washington Fish & Oyster Co., and was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 3029 of Blaine and the Machinists' Union. Surviving are his wife, Lena; one brother, Earl Bell of Blaine, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Collins of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Cleo Thomas of Westminister, Calif. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, at 2 p. m. in the McKinney Funeral Home with the Rev. Willard Buckner officiating. Concluding services and interment in Blaine Cemetery.

BELL, Raymond E., age 31, of Route 4, Bellingham, lost his life Tuesday, June 5, (1951) in a logging accident. Mr. Bell had been a resident of the community for the past month. He was employed by the Larson Logging Company. A veteran of World war II and a member of the V. F. W. and D. W. V. Surviving relatives include his mother, Mrs. Mamie Bell, and brothers in Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Aughey, of Memphis, Tenn. The remains were forwarded by the Westford-Beck Funeral Home to Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, June 10, for services and interment in the National Cemetery.

BELL, Rebecca Catherine, age 89 years, of Route 3, Bellingham, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, August 10, (1948) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bell was a pioneer of Whatcom County. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dora Greenside, of Snohomish, Wash., Daisy D. Bell, at the home; and one brother, David Spitler, in Ohio. The remains are being forwarded by the Westford-Beck Funeral Home to Shaw & Son's Funeral Home, Yakima, where funeral services will be held.

BELL, Robert C., age 90, a resident of this area for many years, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, May 1, (1954). Mr. Bell was a retired farmer. He had homesteaded near Deming in 1889, and Bell Creek in that area carries his name. He leaves to survive one son, William A. Bell of this city; one brother, Carl Bell of this city; William R. Murray, son-in-law, Bellingham; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist and Jerns Funeral Home, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold K. Lawrence Wednesday, May 5, at 2 p. m. Interment, Bay View.

BELL, Stephen D., age 38 years of Beach Star Route, passed away Saturday, April 7th, (1962) in Bellingham, following an automobile accident. Mr. Bell had been a resident of Lummi for the past 4 years and is survived by his wife Vina, one daughter Geneva, one son Stephen Jr.; three sisters and one brother, all in Alaska; numerous other relatives. Rosary will be said Monday April 9th, at 7 p.m. in Moles Funeral Chapel. Graveside services Tuesday, April 10th at 10 a.m. in Lummi cemetery, with Rev. Father Joseph Dakin officiating.

BELL, Thomas J., age 80 years, passed away at the family home, 1421 Franklin Street, Tuesday, November 6, (1945) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bell was a retired postmaster of Port Stanley and had lived in Bellingham one year. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Hannah Bell, at home; two sons, Howard C. Bell, of Bellingham, and Richard J. Bell, of Seattle; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret B. Browne, of Sedro-Woolley, Mrs. Louise Reece and Miss Alice Bell, both of Bellingham; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Goodrow, Friday, November 9 at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELL, Walter H., Jr., age 85, former resident of Bellingham, passed away Nov. 14, (1977) in Haslett, Michigan. Memorial services were held at St. Katherine's Episcopal Chapel. Arrangements by Gorsline-Runciman East Chapel.

BELL, William Almond, age 66, of 1120 1/2 Cornwall Ave., passed away in a local hospital Friday, Aug. 24, (1962). A retired laundry worker, Mr. Bell was a life resident of Bellingham. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Albert J. Hamilton Post 7, American Legion. Survivors are one niece, Mrs. Lavina Bartholomew of Bellingham; one nephew, Thomas Murry, of Eugene, Oregon; one uncle, Carl E. Bell of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted by officers of the Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7, American Legion, on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 3 p. m. at Bay View Cemetery.

BELL, William G., Capt., age 77, of 2320 Lynn Street, passed away Wednesday, May 24, (1950) at a local hospital following a lingering illness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 44, Elks No. 194, the Scottish Rite, the Nile Temple and Modern Woodmen of America. Survivors include three sons, Lynn A., of Bellingham, Harold, of Alaska, and Cecil, of Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Hull, Santa Barbara, Calif., Mrs. Millard Gemeny, of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Orpha Waggoner, of Diller, Nebraska; one brother, Bud, of Diller, Nebraska; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. M. Wilson, Monday, May 29, at 2 p. . in the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Chapel, followed by ritualistic graveside services of the Elks at Bay View Cemetery.

BELLAND, Dora F., age 61 years, of 1601 East Maplewood Avenue, passed away at a local hospital Saturday morning, April 26, (1947) following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 37 years and was a veteran employee of the Leopold Hotel. She is survived by two sons, Harold, of Bellingham, and Kenneth, of Kirkland, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Byron, of Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Maude McPherson, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; five grandchildren; a niece, Ada Oldham, of this city, and other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 28, at 2 p. m., within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Calhoun, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Interment in Bay View.

BELLAND, Napoleon Joseph "Paul", age 66, of 1777 Kelly Rd., passed away in a local hospital, Friday, June 27, (1958). Mr. Belland had been a resident of this community the past 60 years, was a retired teamster, a member of Teamsters Local Union No. 231, and had worked for the Ryan Fruit Co., the Pacific Fruit Co., Walton Fruit Co., and Lee Grocery Co. many years. Surviving relatives include a son, Robert G. Belland of Bellingham; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley A. Brown of Bellingham; five grandchildren; half-brother, John A. Robarge of Seattle, and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Elder Percy O'Neil, Monday, June 30, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELLAND, Robert Gene, age 38, of 2204 G St., passed away Monday, March 28, (1966). Mr. Belland had been a life resident of this community, and before he was taken he had been employed at Bornstein's as a truck driver. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and leaves to survive his widow, Wanda Lee at home; three sons, Donald G., Ronald D. and Steven C., also at home; mother Mrs. Myrta N. Fredeen of Santa Monica, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Edwin E. Brown of Bellingham. Services will be conducted at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Bishop Arnold Larson, Thursday March 31, at 1 p.m. under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELLES, Annie, age 62 years, passed away at the family home, 2425 Grant Street, Tuesday, Aug. 15, (1950). Mrs. Belles had lived in Bellingham for the past 35 years and was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mabel Burger and Mrs. Dorothy Christie, Bellingham, Mrs. Alice Hinds, Seattle, and Mrs. Eva Blanger, Bremerton; one son, Earl Belles, Ferndale; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Vanniman, Calif., Lee Vanniman, Portland; a son-in-law, Merle E. Burger. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Ray S. Wagoner, Thursday, Aug. 17, at 3:00 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.

BELLEVUE, Harold Gene, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Bellevue, of Orcas, passed away at his home early Friday (August 2, 1946) after being ill for six months. He was 21 years old, being born April 25, 1925 at Orcas. He attended West Sound grade school and East Sound grade and high school, graduating from high school in 1943. After graduating he went to Seattle to aid the war effort by working in a shipyard. He stayed there until he returned to the island to do more essential work in the logging camp on the island. It was during this latter period that he become ill and was forced to quit. Surviving him are his parents, Irene and Lawrence J., his brother, Lawrence Jr., a recently discharged veteran; and three sisters, Emma Lou, Irene and Eva Marie, who resides in Greenwich, Conn. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church at East Sound with the Rev. Dr. Eastman reading the services. Surrounding the casket were gorgeous displays of beautiful carnations, gladiolas, roses and many other floral pieces sent by his many friends. Acting as pallbearers were Robt. Hall, Buryal Madden, Calvin McLachlan, Jim Henrickson, Fred Nicols and Albert Hiskey. All of them were friends and classmates of Harold. Burial services were at the Orcas island cemetery.

BELLEVUE, Joseph T., age 86 years, Friday Harbor, Wash. passed away at a Bellingham hospital Friday, May 3, (1946) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bellevue had been a resident of San Juan County for many years and was a member of the Catholic Church. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Miss Clara Bellevue, Honolulu and two sons, Lawrence J., of Orcas Island and Ernest of Olympia. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home. Removal will be made to Friday Harbor, where funeral services will be held and interment (unreadable).

BELLEVUE, Lawrence Joseph, 83, a resident of 203 Evergreen St., Mt. Vernon, died at Skagit Valley Hospital on Saturday, March 5, 1977. He was born in Friday Harbor on July 19, 1893. His marriage to Irene Van Moorhem took place on Orcas Island on Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Bellevue was a Union Oil distributor on Orcas Island for 10 years and prior to his retirement he operated a Seattle Times motor route on Camano Island, Stanwood, Fir Island and Mount Vernon for five years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post #93, East Sound, Orcas Island. He attended Bethany Covenant Church. Survivors include his wife, Irene, Mount Vernon; three daughters, Eva Marie Thomas, Seattle, Mrs. Emma Lou Meicho, Seattle and Mrs. Irene Brown of Everett; one brother, Ernest of Kittitas; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Two sons, Lawrence, Jr. and Harold, preceded him in death. The family suggests memorials to Bethany Covenant Church or a favorite charity.

BELLINGAR, Acel. - Burial services for Acel D. Bellingar, 59, of 1600 West Axton Road were held Tuesday morning in Enterprise Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Cornell officiating. Mr. Bellingar, a lifetime resident of Ferndale, died Saturday (April7, 1973). He was a member of Cement Masons Local 683, Bellingham. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie; four sons, Gary of Deming, Bell, Dell and Jim, all of Ferndale; his mother, Mrs. Emma Bellingar of Ferndale; sister, Mrs. Iris Martin of Seattle, and three grandchildren. Moles Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

BELLINGAR, Alice. - Private family services will be conducted for Alice Bellingar, 89, of Bellingham. Mrs. Bellingar, 1224 Cornwall Ave., died Tuesday (October 16, 1990) at her residence. She was born Alice Baer June 3, 1901, in Ferndale, and had lived her life in Whatcom County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, Bellingham Yacht Club, Beta Orthopedic Guild, and Edgemoor Garden Club. She married Frank N. Bellingar on June 6, 1923, in Bellingham. He died in 1980. Mrs. Bellingar enjoyed entertaining, gardening and handwork. She had attended Bellingham Normal School. Survivors include daughters Gloria Bang of Seattle and Elaine Blair of Enumclaw; brother-in-law Earl Bellingar of Seattle; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Garden Room of the Leopold Hotel. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

BELLINGAR, Anna, age 82 years, of 29th and Bennett Ave., Bellingham, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Aug. 10, (1955) following a short illness. She had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 51 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sylva Moa, Bellingham; Mrs. Golda Beard, Rt. No. 2, Lynden; two sons, William A., Anchorage, Alaska, and Nathan G., Bellingham; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three nieces in Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, with the Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Interment in the Lynden Cemetery.

BELLINGAR, Eleanora R., age 86, a resident of Bellingham and Whatcom County for over 50 years prior to moving to Seattle one year and eight months ago, passed away in that city Thursday, March 25, (1954). Mrs. Bellingar was the widow of the late Phineas Bellingar, and was a member of the Church of Assumption. Surviving relatives are four sons, Lee A. of Seattle, Frank N. of Bellingham, E. J. "Shorty" of Bellingham, and Earl E. of Seattle; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Xavier, Frances and Phil Rosberry, all in Ontario, Canada; two sisters, also in Ontario, Canada, and one sister in Michigan. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where Rosary will be said Sunday, March 28 at 7:30 p. m. Requiem High Mass will be sung by the Rev. Father Bernard Cremer Monday, March 29, at 9:30 a. m. in the Church of Assumption (line error) Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be H. A. Witter, Elmer Anderson, E. M. Critchlow, Frances Griswold, Frank Leonard and Jack Mallahan.

BELLINGAR, Frank N., age 80 of 204 Hawthorne Rd., passed away Thurs. Oct. 8, (1981) at his residence. Mr. Bellingar was one of the founders of Ireland & Bellingar Insurance and now retired. He was a member of Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Bellingham Yacht Club, life member of Elks Lodge BPOE 194 and one of the founders & on the Board of Directors of Northwestern Commercial Bank. He is survived by his wife Alice; 2 daughters, Gloria Bang of Seattle, Elaine Blair of Enumclaw; 1 brother Earl Bellingar of Seattle; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 am in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral (Home) with Rev. Leonard Erickson officiating. Interment Greenacres. Mr. Bellingar will lie in state from Friday afternoon until 10 am Monday morning. [born May 20, 1901 at Mount Pleasant, Mich; moved to Bellingham at the age of 1 1/2.]

BELLINGAR, Jerry, age 13 years, passed away at a local hospital Thursday, February 15, (1945). Jerry had resided here his entire lifetime and was a student at Whatcom Junior High, where he was also a member of the band. Deceased was a member of the First Christian Church and the Lions Club Boy Scout Troop No. 4. Surviving relatives are the parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Elmer J. Bellingar and sister, Ida Rae at home, 2546 Park Drive, and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eleanora Bellingar and paternal grandfather, Mr. E. C. Baxter, both of this city. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Ray S. Wagoner, Saturday, February 17, at 3:00 p. m. (Not at 1:30 as previously announced in another column.) Final resting place, Bay View.

BELLINGAR, Nathan G., age 44 years, who resided at 925 25th St., passed away at the family residence on Wednesday, Nov. 26, (1950) as a result of an accident. Mr. Bellingar had resided in Bellingham and vicinity his entire lifetime, and for the past ten years was employed by the Chicago Milwaukee Railroad. He leaves to survive his wife, Charlotte; one son, David and a daughter, Patricia, all residing at home; one brother, William Bellingar of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Sylva Erickson of Bellingham, and Mrs. Golda Beard of Lynden; also numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Rev. Don Kaelin, pastor of the Fairhaven Methodist Church will officiate at funeral services on Monday, Dec. 1, at 2 o'clock in the Chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment Bayview.

BELLINGAR, Nathen (sic) Kimball, age 80, of 29th and Bennett Avenue, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, August 20, (1950) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bellingar had been a resident of Bellingham for the past two years; he was a former resident of the Lynden district. Surviving relatives include his wife, Anna; two daughters, Mrs. Golda Beard of Lynden, Rt. 2, and Mrs. Sylva (sic) Moa of Bellingham; two sons, William A. of Vancouver, Wash., and Nathen G. of Rt. 2, Lynden; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden Saturday, August 26, at 2:30 p. m. Interment in Lynden Cemetery.

BELLISLE, Courtland, age 67, of 1908 Wilson Avenue, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, July 25, (1951). Mr. Bellisle had resided here for the past 58 years and was a retired printer. He leaves to survive, two daughters, Elma, of Tenino and Elmina, of Seattle; his mother, Mrs. LaVaughn Duppenthaler, of this city; one brother, Volly Bellisle, of Coos Bay, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. Z. E. Messer, of San Diego, Calif.; his step-father, William E. Duppenthaler, of this city; and many uncles and aunts, including Mr. and Mrs. Claude O. Rowe. The remains were at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services were conducted by the Rev. James Martyn Wilson Thursday, July 26, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BELLMAN, Amanda, age 72, of 1436 Marine Drive, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, June 10, (1952). Mrs. Bellman had resided here for the past 53 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Frederick A. Graham and Mrs. Alice V. Roland, of Bellingham; three grandchildren; one brother, William A. Hohman, of Rt. 3, Bellingham, and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick Friday, June 13, at 1 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELLMAN, August Johann, age 94, of Milwaukie, Oregon, passed away Sunday, July 15, 1979. He was born in Portland, Oregon. He moved with his parents and brothers to the Van Wyck area on the Noon Road in 1889, where they were pioneers in the truck gardening business. In 1912 he married Johanna Gulbranson. In 1947 they returned to Milwaukie. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; a daughter, Mrs. Phil Hallander and a son, Albert Johann Bellman; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Milwaukie Lutheran Church on Lake Road in Milwaukie.

BELLMAN, Bertha M., age 77 of 2110 Kentucky Street passed away in a local hospital Friday, Sept. 11, (1959) following an extended illness. Mrs. Bellman had resided in Bellingham for the past 67 years and is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Betty Brown, 1 daughter Janna Brown both of this city. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p. m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home. Interment Bayview Cemetery.

BELLMAN, Felix H., age 64 years, passed away at his home, 2705 Maplewood West, Friday, June 8, (1945). Mr. Bellman was a retired farmer and had resided here the past sixty-three years. Deceased was a member of the Birchwood Presbyterian church and leaves the following survivors: the widow, Amanda D., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Frederick A. Graham and Mrs. Andrew J. Roland; Three grandchildren; also three brothers, Kurt, August and Max, all of this city. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson, Tuesday, June 12, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BELLMAN, Max Hugo, age 82, who resided on the Mount Baker Highway, passed away at a local hospital, Thursday, March 27, (1958) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bellman had resided in Bellingham for the past 72 years and was a retired farmer. He leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Caroline Bellman at the family residence, one brother, August of Portland, Ore. Private funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Bertha Broyles on Tuesday, April 1, at 10 a. m. in the Chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home, followed by cremation.

BELLMAN, R. Kurt, age 81, of 2110 Kentucky Street, passed away at his residence Thursday, Aug. 29, (1957) following a short illness. Mr. Bellman had resided in this community for the past 71 years, and was a truck gardener. He leaves to survive his wife Bertha of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Brown, one granddaughter, Janna Brown, both of this city; two brothers, Max Bellman of this city and August Bellman of Portland, Ore. Also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 3 p. m. within the Cathedral of the Westford Funeral Home. Interment Bay View Cemetery.

BELLOMINI, John, age 70, of Deming, passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, March 25, (1947). Mr. Bellomini had been a resident of this community for may years and was a member of the Catholic Church. Deceased leaves no known survivors. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Father G. Galvin from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lynden, Friday, March 28, at 9:00 a. m. Final resting place, Lynden Cemetery.

BELT, Judge H., age 65, of Salem, Oregon, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, August 6, (1950) following a short illness. Judge Belt was an associate justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, a member of the Oregon Bar Association, Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, Knights of Pythias, the University Club of Portland, and an honorary member of the Phi Delta Phi. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Martha P. Belt; two daughters, Mrs. Alex deSchweinitz, of Bellingham, and Barbara Belt, of Portland; three grandchildren; a brother, Paul, of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Fendell, of Forest Grove, Oregon and Mrs. Merle Campbell and Mrs. Ormsby, both of Portland. The remains will be forwarded to Salem for services and interment by the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.