BENANCER, Anna, age 71 years, 1114 Sixteenth Street, this city, passed away at a local hospital Thursday morning, November 22, (1945) after a lingering illness. Mrs. Benancer had resided in Bellingham for the past twenty-seven years and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, South Bellingham. Surviving relatives include two brothers, Henry Triebsch, of Bellingham, and Alvis Triebsch, of Marysville, Wash.; also one sister, residing in Germany. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday morning, November 24, at 9 o'clock and rosary will be said Friday evening, November 23 at 7:30 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Church with Father Peter R. Smyth, celebrant. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENDER, David Wilson, age 85 years, of Lynden, Rt. 3, passed away at his home, Sunday, March 6, (1955). He had resided in the Lynden district for the past 54 years and was a member of the Lynden Masonic Lodge, the Northwood Grange, and the Whatcom County Dairymen's Association. He had served as Lynden postmaster and Lynden mayor, and was past director of the Washington Co-Op and past secretary of the Federal Land Bank. Mr. Bender is survived by his wife, Sophie L.; one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Werkema of Vancouver, Wash.; one grandson, Douglas; one sister, Mrs. Mary Hartzell of Bethlehem, Penn. Masonic services will be conducted Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p. m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, followed by cremation. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

BENDER, Elizabeth, age 69 of Rt. 1, Ferndale, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, (1962) at her home following a brief illness. Mrs. Bender had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 35 years and was a member of the Silverleaf Club. She is survived by her husband, William, 1 daughter, Mrs. Betty Grasher of Custer, 4 sons, William Jr., and Roy, both of Ferndale, Charles of Sumner and Lee of Lynden, 20 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 1:30 p. m. in Moles' Funeral Chapel with Rev. Myron Hilty officiating. Final resting place Enterprise Cemetery.

BENDER, Sophia, age 85, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away in that city Sunday, May 10, (1964). A former pioneer Lynden resident, she had made her home in Lynden for 58 years. She leaves to survive one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Werkerma, Vancouver, Wash.; one grandson, 3 brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden Tuesday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow.

BENDER, William, age 58 of 2613 Thornton Rd., Ferndale, passed away Thursday, July 21, (1977). He had been a resident of Whatcom County for 52 years and was a member of the OCAW Union and the American Rhododendron Society. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia; 2 sons, Carl and wife, Cindy of Bellingham, Bapt. James Bender and wife, Michelle of Alamorgordo, New Mex.; a daughter, Carlene Pate and husband, Jerry of Oak Harbor; 2 granddaughters, Leigha and Maia Bender, New Mex.; several other relatives. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. at Moles Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Myron Hilty officiating. Interment will follow at Enterprise Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Heart Fund or the Red Cross.

BENDER, William. - Funeral services for William Bender, 88, 1692 Birch Bay Lynden Rd. will be held Friday in Moles Funeral Home, Ferndale, at 1 p.m. Mr. Bender died Monday (April 10, 1972). He lived in Whatcom County since 1925. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Martin Grasher of Lynden; four sons, William Jr. of Ferndale, Charles of Sumner, Lee of Palinsfield, Ill., and Roy of Lynden; 21 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery.

BENECKE, Frank, age 84 of 2608 F St., passed away Wednesday, January 14, (1959) in the Veterans Hospital, Vancouver, Wash. Survivors include his wife, Marie, two sons, William of Vancouver and Franklin of Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Lemley Mortuary in Sedro Woolley Saturday afternoon, January 17.

BENECKE, Stephen F., age 20 of 2839 Broadway, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, (1964). Stephen had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 8 years and was a graduate of Bellingham High School. He attended the University of Washington and was a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He leaves to survive his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William O. Benecke of the home; 3 brothers, Mark of Berkeley, Calif.; Jeffrey and Peter, both at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Benecke, of this city. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. C. Theodore Hegg officiating. Interment Bay View.

BENEDICT, Carrie H., age 68, of 2520 Toledo Street, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, (1953). Mrs. Benedict had resided in this community for the past 49 years and leaves to survive her husband, Charles E., at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Betty Kelley, of San Francisco, Calif. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson, Thursday, October 1, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BENEDICT, Esleigh C., age 70 years, of 2217 Walnut Street, passed away at a local hospital, Saturday evening, May 5, (1945). Mr. Benedict had been a resident of this community for the past 28 years and was a member of the Episcopal Church. He had been a guard at the Bellingham Iron Works, Marine Division. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Benedict; two sons, Floyd of Bellingham, and Wendell, of Portland, Oregon; two daughters, Mrs. Viva Wahltrom, of Seattle, and Mrs. Doris Gates, of Forest Grove, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Eldi Angel and Mrs. Wilma Bell, of Osage, Iowa; also eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p. m., with Rev. Canon E. B. Smith, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment, Enterprise Cemetery.

BENEDICT, Floyd M., 74, a former longtime Bellingham resident, died June 22, (1981) in Sitka, Alaska. He was born April 12, 1907, in Ferndale and moved to Alaska in 1951. He was a member of Whatcom Lodge 151 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Shriners. He is survived by a son, two daughters, Marilyn Mastor and Susan Sandell of Bellingham, a brother, two sisters, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services were held in Sitka under the direction of Prewitt Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle.

BENEDICT, Gary P., age 19, 1506 F. St., Bellingham, died suddenly following an accident Thursday, March 22, (1973). Gregory (sic) was a life time resident of that city. Surviving him are his wife Debra; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benedict, and three sisters, Jeannette, Delight and Heather, all of Bellingham; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hooker, Seattle; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Jacobson, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Benedict of Boise, Idaho. Services were conducted by Rev. Robert D. Mathers at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENEDICT, Georgina O., age 72, who resided at 2104 Humboldt St. passed away in a local hospital on Saturday June 2, (1962) following an extended illness. Mrs. Benedict had resided in Bellingham for the past 40 years and was a member of the Birchwood Presbyterian Church. Also a member of the Leisure Time Club. She leaves to survive her husband, Albert O., of the family residence. Five sons William, Frank, and Lyle Wallace, all of Bellingham, Robert Wallace of Tacoma and Lawrence L. Benedict of Portland, Oregon. Three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Swann of Bellingham, Mrs. Geneva Flood of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Leola Getchell of Raymond, Wash. Her sister, Mrs. Ada Fox of Bellingham and her brother, Frank Sparkhawk, Calif. Also many grandchildren. Funeral services will be in the Church Chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home on Thursday, June 7 at 2 p. m. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENEDICT, Ida Mae, age 75, of 3495 Y Rd., passed away Thurs. Nov. 29, 1979. Mrs. Benedict was a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and is survived by her husband John, a niece, Mrs. Beulah Wilson of Seattle. Memorial services will be conducted Mon., Dec. 3, 10:30 am at the Jones Funeral Home, Rev. Keith Swenson officiating. Cremation at Greenacres Crematorium. Donations may be made to the Heart Fund.

BENEDICT, Margaret, M., age 82 of Route 3, Lynden passed away in a Bellingham rest home Tuesday, April 2, (1963) following a short illness. She made her home in Indiana prior to moving to Whatcom County one year ago. She had been a member of the First Christian Church of Indianapolis for for the past 46 years. Surviving are one brother John Bravard of Lynden, one sister Mrs. Ella Kinsley of San Francisco, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alta Post of Sumas. Numerous nieces and nephews including Mrs. Asa Schuett of Sumas, Ray Bravard of Sumas, Mrs Boyd Shea of Lynden, Mrs. Ray Connell of Bellingham, Charles Bravard, Mrs. Mary Scheaffer, and Mrs. Helen Gaithers all of Greenfield, Indiana, Mrs. Opal Gogh of ElCajon, Calif., Mrs. E. L. McWilliams of Mansfield, Wash., Mrs. Ellen Bartlow of Anderson, Indiana and Russell Blackmier of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home at Sumas Friday, April 5 at 2 P. M. with Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynden Cemetery.

BENEDICTSON, Ingersoll S., age 66, of Blaine, Wash., passed away Saturday, January 14, (1967) in a Bellingham hospital following a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Kristina, a daughter, Mrs. Egill Thomasson of Seattle; a brother, Oscar of Calgary, Alberta; a sister Mrs. Helen Dalstead of Anacortes; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 18, at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Funeral Chapel with Rev. Willard Buckner officiating. Private cremation services will follow.

BENEDICTSON, Margaret. - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Benedictson who died Thursday (Dec. 13, 1956) in Anacortes will be held in Blaine, her former home, at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. A. E. Kristjanson will conduct the service in the Blaine Free Church. Cremation will follow.

BENEFIELD, Ruby J., age 81, of 8680 Custer School Rd., Custer, passed away Tues., Sept. 2nd, (1986) at her home. She was born July 1, 1905 at her home in Custer and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of the Custer Methodist Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S. in Ferndale. She was also an active member in the Haynie Helping Hands, the Haynie Grange and the Blaine Senior Center. She enjoyed needle work, gardening, and was assistant manager of the Haynie Cemetery, and was foster parent for some 50 children. She is survived by her husband, Walter whom she married in Custer March 18, 1923. Memorial services will be held Sat., Sept. 6th, 11 a.m. at the Jerns & McKinney Funeral Chapel in Blaine with the Bishop Merlin Alcorn officiating. Memorials are preferred to the Haynie Cemetery Fund, c/o Lou Martin, 8860 Valley View Rd., Custer, WA. 98240. Arrangements by Jerns & McKinney Funeral Chapel.

BENEFIELD, Thomas J., age 63 years, of Adin, California, passed away Sunday, June 6, (1948) following a short illness. Mr. Benefield had been residing at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ruby Benefield, in the Haynie district. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Iva Sulloway, of McCloud, Calif., and Mrs. Josephine Hawkins, of Hayford, Calif.; also several nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, where funeral services will be conducted.

BENGEN, Pearl, age 61, of Rt. 2, Everson, passed away in a local hospital, Monday, Jan. 4, (1960). Mrs. Bengen had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 35 years and leaves to survive two sons, Robert and Frederick, both at home; one daughter, Mrs. Wilson Tollum of Deming Star Route; 10 grandchildren; one brother and three sisters in Minnesota. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p. m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. E. M. Bremer, pastor of the Lawrence Emanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Greenacres.

BENGTSON, Gertrude J. of Seattle, former resident of Lynden. Widow of Gustav, mother of Carl M., Seattle and Kermit B., Pleasanton, Calif. Sister of Henry Ripperda, Lynden, William Ripperda, Everson, Mrs. Josephine Medcalf and Mrs. Virginia Crane, both of Bellingham, Mrs. Grace Dekker of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Augusta Strecker of Orinda, Calif. Also, 4 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Services Sat., May 21, (1977) 3 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden. Interment Monumenta Cemetery, Lynden. Under the direction of Hoffner's, Fisher-Kalfus Funeral Home, Seattle.

BENJAMIN, Catherine E. of 2515 Williams passed away in a local hospital Sunday, Aug. 3, (1958) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Benjamin had resided in Bellingham the past 40 years and leaves to survive 2 sons, Fred Babb of Lasquiti Island, B. C. and Loyal Benjamin of Portland, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Homer Markhart of the city; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p. m. from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Bertha Broyles officiating. Interment Greenacres.

BENJAMIN, Fred E., age 73 years, of 311 Texas, passed away at his residence July 10, (1951) following a brief illness. Mr. Benjamin had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 42 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine Benjamin; one son, Lloyd David; one step-daughter, Mrs. Homer Markhart, all of Bellingham; one step-son, Fred Babb, of Vancouver, B. C. Also four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 12, at 2 p. m. from the chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel E. Taylor will officiate, followed by cremation.

BENJAMIN, Helena, age 88, of 2322 H St., passed away in a local hospital Monday, May 30, (1960). Mrs. Benjamin had resided in Bellingham for the past 49 years; was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church; was a member of the Mt. Baker Chapter No. 277, Women of the Moose; was a member of the Daughters of America, Council No. 2; was a member of the Bellingham Rebekah Lodge No. 43. Survivors are two grandsons, Lester Shephardson, of Bellingham and Wilbert Fordyce, of Bremerton; three great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor E. M. Butenshon Wednesday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENJAMIN, Lida B. - Memorial service for Lida B. Benjamin, age 91, formerly of 702 32nd St., will be Sat. May 16, (1987), 4 P.M. in First Baptist Church of Bellingham, with Rev. Russell Hendrickson officiating. Cremation. Mrs. Benjamin passed away Sun. May 10, 1987. A lifetime Whatcom County resident, she was a retired Meridian School District teacher; member of First Baptist Church of B'ham, Laurel Grange and is survived by her daughter, June Loggins of East Point, Georgia; son, Keith Benjamin of Mt. Vernon; 6 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; sister, Thressa (sic) Young of San Gabriel, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Milford L. Benjamin in 1969, 1 infant son & 2 grandsons. The family suggest memorials to First Baptist Church, 110 Flora, B'ham 98225. Jones Funeral Home. [born in Lynden July 8, 1895]

BENJAMINE, Margaret M., age 86 of 1305 Northwest Road, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, (1967). She had been a resident of Bellingham since 1923 and was a member of the Church of the Assumption. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. George H. Block of Bellevue and 5 nephews in Seattle. Requiem mass will be offered Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. within the Church of the Assumption. Interment Bay View Cemetery under direction of the Westford Funeral Home.

BENN, Alma Moa, resident of Ferndale, passed away at a Bellingham hospital Friday, Jan. 29, (1954). She was born in South Dakota July 1, 1894, came west to Washington with her parents in 1902 and resided in Stanwood. She was united in marriage to Thomas E. Benn, Dec. 25, 1921. Mr. Benn preceded his wife in death last year; 15 years ago they lived in Ferndale where they operated the Benn Barber shop and Beauty shop. She had worked at the Skagit County School Superintendent office for eight years. She was a member of the Fir Conway Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid in Ferndale, Elks Auxiliary of Bellingham. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Amanda Schrader of Mt. Vernon, Miss Nora Moa, Mrs. Sarah Cramer, both of Seattle, Mrs. Stella Johnson of Stanwood; five brothers: Arthur Moa, Arnold Moa, Herman Moa, all of Stanwood, Julius of Rt. 3, Mt. Vernon, George of Bellingham; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2 p. m. at the Kern Funeral Chapel in Mt. Vernon. Burial at the Milltown Cemetery.

BENN, Mary E., age 66, of 1415 "H" Street, passed away in a local rest home Friday, September 4, (1964) following a short illness. Mrs. Benn had been a resident of Bellingham the past 60 years and was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Frank Benn of Bellingham and 1 son, Tommy Benn of Seattle. Graveside services will be conducted in Bay View Cemetery Thursday, September 10, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Vandenberg officiating, under the direction of the Bingham and Jerns Funeral Home.

BENN, Thomas E., age 69, of Ferndale, passed away Thursday, April 2, (1953) in a Seattle hospital following an extended illness. He had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 20 years, operating his own barber shop. Mr. Benn was a member of the Bellingham Lodge No. 194, B. P. O. E., and a charter member of the Anacortes B. P. O. E. He is survived by his wife Alma; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Klien, of Benedict, Md.; three sisters, Miss Mamie Benn, Mrs. Maggie Starr and Mrs. Katherine Butler, all of Portland, Ore.; two brothers, Frank of Anacortes, and Jack of Bellingham. Funeral services will be conducted at the Monroe Funeral Chapel in Ferndale, Monday, April 6, at 2 p. m., under the auspices of the Bellingham Lodge No. 194, B. P. O. E. Cremation.

BENNER, Adam, age 53 of 3023 Northwest Ave., passed away Tuesday, June 7, (1966). Mr. Benner had been a resident of Bellingham for several years and was owner of The Ritz Tavern. He was a veteran of WW II, and a member of the DAV. He leaves to survive his wife, Esther; 2 daughters, Lyndell and Lynette, all of the home; his father, Henry Benner of Turner, Oregon; brothers, Clarence of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Sam of Portland and Londell of the Armed Services in Germany; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Schmidt of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Mrs. Helen Borrusso of Seattle. Requiem mass will be offered Monday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. within the Church of the Assumption. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park, under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.

BENNER, Alton D., age 64 of 1713 G St., passed away at the family home Saturday, July 1, (1961) following an extended illness. Mr. Benner was a lifetime resident of this community and a retired rest home owner and operator. He was a member of the Calvary Temple, the Nooksack Masonic Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 192, the Bellingham Consistory of the Scottish Rite. Survived by his wife, Ruth H., 3 sons, Alton Jr., city, Ernest D., Seattle, Lawrence A., Nooksack; 1 daughter, Mrs. Jean Stromme of Glacier, 14 grandchildren, 1 brother, Fred, 2 sisters, Mrs. Millie Wheeler and Mrs. Sadie Tuttle, all of this city. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m. in the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Allen G. Wood, pastor, officiating. Interment Greenacres.

BENNER, Amelie, age 91 years, of 1212 E. Victor Street, passed away at a local hospital late Monday evening, December 6, (1948) following a short illness. Mrs. Benner had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty-eight years. She is survived by two sons, Fred, of Bellingham, and Alton, of Nooksack; three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Tuttle, of Route 1, Bellingham, Mrs. Millie Wheeler, city, and Mrs. A. E. Heintzelman, of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Carpenter, of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Ida Currie, of Vancouver, B. C.; also thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 9 at 2 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck funeral home with the Rev. Byron Gallagher, pastor of the Nooksack Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Bay View Cemetery.

BENNER, Avis, age 87, of 1509 E. Victor Street, passed away in a local hospital, Friday, June 15, (1962) following an extended illness. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. May Louer and a niece, Mrs. Landgon, both of Seattle; a nephew, Ralph Louer of this city. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 20, at 11 a. m. in the chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. W. Robert Webb officiating. Interment Bay View.

BENNER, Clayton George, age 72, passed away at the family home, 1714 12th St., Sunday, July 19, (1953). Mr. Benner had been a resident of this community for the past 53 years, and had for 28 years been a caretaker for C. X. Larrabee. Deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and leaves to survive his widow, Edith I., at home; three sons, Claude C., of Ketchikan, Roy G., of Bellingham and Ralph W. of Olympia; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keehn of Olympia; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Doty and Mrs. Sylvia Brown, both of Bellingham and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson Tuesday, July 21, at 1 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENNER, Edith I., widow of Clayton George Benner, passed away in Olympia, Fri., Aug. 18, 1978. She was a 13 yr. resident of Olympia & previously resided at B'ham. for 60 years. Mrs. Benner was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons; Claude Benner of Tumwater & Roy Benner of Kirkland. 1 daughter, Hazel Pitman of Olympia. 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandsons. 3 sisters; Ruth Henderson of Olympia, Jean Dunker of Tumwater & Grave [Grace?] Carter of Lacey. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. F. Dean Hackett, Weds. Aug. 23rd at 10am at Selene Mortuary, Olympia. Graveside services Weds. Aug. 23rd at 3pm at Greenacres Memorial Park, B'ham.

BENNER, Fred L. Jr., age 28, of 1212 E. Victor, passed away at a local hospital Saturday, March 27, (1954) following an extended illness. Mr. Benner had been a life resident of Bellingham and was a graduate of Bellingham High School. He leaves to survive his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Benner Sr.; one brother, Gordon, U. S. Navy, Korea; maternal grandmother, Mrs. T. P. Johannessen of Seattle, and many other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 30, at 1:30 p. m., within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. Clarence Haugen, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment, Bay View.

BENNER, Howard E., age 46, of 1305-14th St., passed away at Kodiak, Alaska, Sunday, Jan. 31, (1960). Mr. Benner was a life resident of Bellingham; was a fisherman, having been employed by the Kachemak Fisheries, Inc.; he was a member and past president of the International Longshoremans and Warehousemen's Union, Local No. 15; was formerly employed by P.A.F. for many years. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mabel J. Benner; one son, Craig Lane Benner; one daughter, Judy Irene Benner; one sister, Mrs. Fred Larsen, all of Bellingham; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Keelin, Thursday, Feb. 4, at 1 p. m. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENNER, Lawrence, age 74, passed away (Jan. 1952) at the family home, 3012 Pinewood Ave. Mr. Benner had resided in this community for the past 49 years and was a retired shingle packer, formerly with Bloedel-Donovan. Surviving relatives are his widow, Avis, at home, and several nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel E. Taylor, Saturday, January 19, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BENNER, Nancy Jane, age 30, of 9003 38th Ave. S. W., Seattle, passed away in a Seattle hospital Thursday, December 25, (1952). Mrs. Benner had resided in Seattle for the past 18 months and had previously resided in Bellingham and Everson. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Benner and one son, Wayne, both at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Denny, of this city; one brother, Peter Denny, of Seattle, and one sister, Mrs. Pauline Sweet, of Yakima. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. David S. Land, Monday, Dec. 29, at 10:00 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BENNER, Randall A., age 15 of Route 2, Everson, passed away in a Seattle hospital Tuesday, July 16, (1963) following an extended illness. "Randy" was a member of the Nooksack Valley Baptist Church and was a freshman at the Nooksack Valley High School. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Benner; 4 brothers, Greg, Galen, Brian and David; 2 sisters, Debbie and Jan, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Benner, City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nieuwendorp of Lynden; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 19 at 2:30 p. m. within the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, with Rev. Stanley Gundry pastor, officiating. Interment Greenacres.

BENNER, Ruth, age 84 of 1713 'G' St. passed away at her residence, Tues. April 20, 1982. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Nooksack and a member of Calvary Temple. She was active in the Senior Citizens and also retired operator & owner of Benner's Rest Home. She leaves to survive 3 sons, Alton & wife Rose of Bellingham, Ernest & wife Barbara of Seattle, Lawrence & wife Delorse of Nooksack; 1 daughter, Mrs. Jean & husband Gene Brommers of Bellingham; 1 sister Christine Little, Bellingham; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 23, at 1:30 pm in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Cantilon officiating. Interment Greenacres. Following the committal service there will be a fellowship hour where friends may meet and greet the family at the Calvary Temple, 2014 'C' St. Under the direction of The Westford Funeral Home. [born Feb. 13, 1898 in Bellingham]

BENNETT, Anna M., age 70, of Rt. 1, Blaine, passed away Sat. April 22, 1978. She had been a resident of Blaine since 1949 & is survived by 2 sons; Gerald of Blaine & Edwin. A sister, Mrs. Norman Gudmundson of Ferndale. Also 5 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held in the Blaine Cemetery, Tues. April 25th at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Walters officiating. Arrangements by Veroske's McKinney Funeral Home.

BENNETT, Arthur Joshua, age 91 years of Sumas, passed away in his home following a lingering illness. He had resided in Sumas for the past 27 years. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 18, (1957) at 2 p. m. in the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas. Interment Lynden Cemetery.

BENNETT, Aubrey P., age 68 of 2805 Plymouth Dr. passed away in a local hospital Thursday, June 6, (1974). Mr. Bennett had been a lifetime resident of Bellingham and was founder and owner of Bennett Lumber Co. He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Assumption and Knights of Columbus Council No. 829. He leaves to survive his wife, Anne Bennett of Bellingham; 1 daughter, Elizabeth Bocek of Ferndale; 1 brother, Leo W. Bennett of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Christian prayer services will be held Monday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. in the Catholic Church of the Assumption. Followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENNETT, Eddy A/K/A George Hamilton, age 28, 412 Baker Street, passed away Wednesday, July 29, (1964) as the result of a logging accident. Mr. Bennett was a truck driver for the Ludtke Logging Co. and had resided in Oklahoma before moving to this community. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Olive Bennett, Lynnwood, Calif., and a niece, Mrs. Betty Mortensen, city. Services will be conducted by Rev. James York Wednesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENNETT, Ella, age 71 years, of Sumas, passed away Thursday, January 3, (1952) at her home, following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Sumas for the past 22 years. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband, Arthur J. Bennett, of Sumas. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 5, at 2 p. m., from the Gillies Funeral Home, at Sumas, with the Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Interment, Lynden Cemetery.

BENNETT, Fred A., age 90, of Wickersham, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, June 14, (1950) following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of the Wickersham community for the past 45 years. Surviving relatives include two sons, T. H., of Wickersham, and Fred R., of Wrangell, Alaska; two daughter, Mrs. Edith L. Ketchum, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Phyllis Scarbrough, of Wrangell, Alaska; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home, Saturday, June 17, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Interment in Saxon Cemetery.

BENNETT, George, age 75, of 632 10th St., Blaine passed away on Sat., Aug. 27, (1977). A 33 yr. Whatcom County resident, and a Blaine resident for the past 9 yrs. Mrs. (sic) Bennett was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 756 of Bellingham. He was also a member of the Blaine Lutheran Church, was active in the senior citizen center in Blaine and served with the Canadian Armed Forces in WW II. He was also a member of the Canadian Legion in White Rock, B.C., and on Dec. 17, 1927, was married to Elizabeth Gudjonson in Morden, Manitoba. Besides his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by a son, George E.W. Bennett, Jr. of Blaine; a daughter, Mrs. Cora (John) Dickey of Hatch, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers; Lorne in Richmond, B.C. & Stanley of Foston, Saskatchewan; 3 sisters; Mrs. Kay Qually of Wadena, Saskatchewan; Mrs. Cora McLean of Lowell, Indiana & Mrs. Jessie Gray of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted on Wed. Aug. 31, at 1 PM, in the Blaine Lutheran Church with Reverend Dennis Martin officiating. Cremation, Greenacres Memorial Park. Contributions and memorial gifts may be made to the Stafholt Nursing Home of the Memorial fund of the Blaine Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

BENNETT, George Edwin, age 71 years of Blaine, passed away at his home (May, 1957) following a short illness. He had been a resident of Blaine for the past 8 years. Mr. Bennett was a veteran of the Spanish American War and World War I. He leaves to survive his wife Anna of Rt. 1, Blaine, 2 sons, Edwin L. of Juneau, Alaska and Gerald G. of Ketchikan, Alaska, 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 13 at 10:30 a. m. in the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, with Rev. Clarence Lund officiating. Cremation.

BENNETT, Harriet E., age 68, of 601 East Holly St., passed away in a local sanitarium Saturday, April 29, (1961). Widow of the late Harry Bennett, she was a resident of Bellingham for the past 60 years. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Nina Christenson and one niece, Miss Harriet Christenson, both of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where private services will be conducted Tuesday, May 2 at 1 P.M. followed by cremation.

BENNETT, Harry, age 61 years, of 2413 Jaeger Street, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, August 10, (1952) following an extended illness. Mr. Bennett had spent his entire lifetime in this community and was employed by the Olympic Portland Cement Co. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F. & A. M. No. 151. Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife, Ethel Fern; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hanson; one grandson, Thomas Lynn Hanson, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. Maye Shields, Rt. 1, City; one brother, Lynn Bennett, in Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 14, at 10:30 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home. Interment, Bay View Cemetery.

BENNETT, Ida, 75, 2600 E. Sunset Dr. died Sunday, December 31, (1972). She was a retired registered nurse and a resident of the community for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Church of the Assumption, the Catholic Daughters, and Ada Knox St. Luke's Auxiliary. Surviving her are one son, William Bennett, Bellingham; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Komen of Port Townsend and Mrs. Carol Gooding, Bellingham; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; her sisters, Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, O.P. of Chehalis, Mrs. Virginia Hackett, Kirkland and Mrs. Sarah Ackey of Pasco; and one brother, William Dorcy of Clear Lake, California. Services under direction of Westford Funeral Home.

BENNETT, James Edward, age 52 years, of Darrington, Wash., passed away in that city Wednesday, Nov. 25, (1953) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bennett had resided in Darrington for one year, where he owned and managed the "Cottage Inn." He had formerly lived in Bellingham for many years and was a member of the Elks Lodge, B. P. O. E. No. 194, and the Alaska Fisherman's Union. He is survived by his wife, Thora, at home; one son, Louis E., in the U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Harriman and Mrs. Barbara Crombie, both of this city, and Mrs. Betty Roberts of Mystic, Conn.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida Dominic, of Ontario, Oregon. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun, pastor of the Congregational Church officiating, followed by the ritualistic services of the Elks lodge, B. P. O. E. No. 194. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENNETT, James Gordon, age 57 years, passed away at his home, 708 E. Holly, Wednesday, May 23, (1945). Mr. Bennett had resided here the past year previous to his removal he resided in Seattle and was credit manager for Seattle City Light. Surviving is the widow, Katherine S., at home. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth. Services will be conducted at the Assumption Church by the Rt. Rev. Mgs. J. G. Stafford, Saturday, May 26, at 8:15 a. m. Final resting place, Washington Memorial Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash. [born May 12, 1888 Omaha, NE]

BENNETT, John Wesley, age 79 of 1202 E. Main St., Everson passed away at his home Fri. Dec. 21, 1979. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn. on Jan. 18, 1900, and moved to Everson area from N. Dakota in 1936. A retired farmer, Mr. Bennett was a member of Everson Christian Reformed Church, and had farmed on the Gillies Rd. until 1968, he had also been employed by Everson Implement for a number of years. He was married to his wife Tillie [Kroontje] in Hull, N. Dakota on July 4, 1936. He is survived by his wife Tillie, 2 brothers, Henry Bennett of Nooksack and Albert Bennett, Jamestown, N. Dakota, 3 sisters, Mrs. Frances VanSoest of Everson, Hazel Bennett of Pollock, S. Dakota, and Mrs. Katie Pruett, Unionville, Missouri. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, William Kroontje of Everson and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Mon. Dec. 24, at 1 pm, at The Everson Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Duane Tinklenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Everson Christian Reformed Church Calvinettes of your favorite charity. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

BENNETT, L. Clyde, Rev., age 67, of 1131 Sixteenth Street, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, December 13, (1950). Rev. Bennett had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and been a minister of the Gospel for over 30 years and was pastor of the Fairhaven Methodist Church at the time of his death. Surviving relatives include his wife, Hortense, at home; three sons, Harold and Paul, of Yakima, and Kenneth, of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Aletha Johnson, of Seattle, and Mrs. Dorathy Donnelly, of Wichita, Kans.; four brothers, Charles, of Washington, Kans., Grover, of Grants Pass, Oregon, Allen, of Seattle, and Herman, of Kennewick; 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Friday, December 15, at 11 a. m. within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home with Dr. Ernst F. Harold and the Rev. Daniel E. Taylor officiating. The remains will be shipped to Yakima where graveside services will be conducted by Dr. Recter Johnson.

BENNETT, Leslie A., age 87, of Everett, formerly of Bellingham and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Bellingham for 60 years, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, (1977). Born on July 15, 1890 in Victoria, B.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bennett in 1963. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. W.B. (Mettje) Jeschke of Snohomish; a son, Alastair Bennett of Camano Island; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchidlren. Friends are invited to attend services on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. at the Solie Funeral Home in Everett, Rev. S. J. Vicent officiating. Interment will follow at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Snohomish.

BENNETT, Mae H., age 77 years, beloved wife of Mr. Fred Bennett, Wickersham, Wash., passed away at a local hospital Sunday, December 8, (1946) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bennett had been a resident of the Wickersham community for the past forty-one years and leaves to survive, beside the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Edith Ketchum, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Phyllis Scarborough in Alaska; two sons, Fred A. Jr., in Alaska, and Thurlough H., Wickersham. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at the Community Church at Wickersham, Wednesday, December 11, at 2:30 p. m., with Rev. James Martyn Wilson officiating. Interment in Saxon Cemetery.

BENNETT, Marie E., age 91, 2205 "C" Street, passed away at home Saturday, December 21, (1963) following an extended illness. Mrs. Bennett had resided in Bellingham for the past year. She leaves to survive 1 son, Rudolph W. Bennett of Bellingham; 1 daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth W. McCarty of Boise, Idaho; 1 sister, Mrs. Bertha Lancaster, Sedro Woolley. Also 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Christian Science services will be read Friday Dec. 27 at 10 a. m. in the Chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

BENNETT, Mary, age 79 years, 2226 Franklin Street, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Woody, 2226 Franklin Street, Wednesday, October 16, (1946) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bennett had been a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty-six years, was a member of the Michigan Club and the Daughters of Union Veterans. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mrs. Edna M. McAllister and Mrs. Clara M. Woody, both of Bellingham; two brothers, William F. and Edward A. Simmons, both of Bellingham; also six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, Monday, October 21, at 2 p. m., with Elder A. J. Gordon officiating, followed by ritualistic services of the Daughters of Union Veterans. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENNETT, Maude H., age 78 of Clarkston passed away in that city, Sunday, Feb. 16th, (1958) following a short illness. Mrs. Bennett had resided in Clarkston for the past 14 years and was a former longtime resident of Bellingham. She leaves to survive one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Blalock of Clarkston, two sons, Harold Samms of Sacramento and Leo Osterman of Juneau, Alaska, one sister, Mrs. Ethel Schrump of this city, one brother, Ted Hagen of Tucson, Arizona and several nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 21st at 1 p. m. at Bayview Cemetery with the Rev. Calvin W. Moore officiating, under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.

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BENNETT, Theodore, age 60, of 3102 Cottonwood Ave., passed away Friday, October 23, (1959) in the Mt. Baker National Forest. Mr. Bennett had resided in Bellingham for the past 21 years and was a veteran of World War I and was a logger. Survivors are his widow, Louella, at home; four sons, John, of Spokane, Bill, of Bellingham, Charlton, of Redwood City, Calif., and Tom, at home; one daughter, Miss Joanne Bennett at home; 6 grandchildren; four brothers, Fred, of Everett and Dudley, of Portland; Miller, of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Robert, of Everett. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. E. Gordon Crider, Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENNETT, Thurlough Howard, age 80 of 5192 Lynch St., Acme, passed away May 18, 1979, and he was born Oct. 7, 1898 in Chelsea, Michigan. He was a life resident of the county, he is survived by 1 brother, Fred Bennett and 1 sister Phyllis Scarbrough, both of Wrangell, Alaska and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at Saxon Cemetery, Mon. May 21 at 2:30 pm. Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.

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BENNINK, Nancy, age 42 years, of Lynden, passed away at her home Tuesday, May 22, (1956). She is survived by her husband, John H. Bennink; one son, Doyle; one daughter, Diane, at the family home; her mother, Mrs. J. W. Vander Houwen, of Lynden; one brother, Fred Vander Houwen of Outlook, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Scholten, Everson, Rt. 1; Mrs. Andrew Visser, Burlington, Rt. 1; five step-brothers, Dr. Sheldon Bajema of Spokane, Ray C., Rev. John C., Harry and Simon Bajema, all of Lynden; one step-sister, Mrs. Grace Sittser of Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 25, at 2 p. m. from the Grace Baptist Church in Lynden with Rev. John C. Bajema officiating. Interment, Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden.

BENNUM, Benjamin B, age 81, of 2609 Jaeger Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, January 24, (1951). Mr. Bennum had resided here for the past 33 years and had been a railroad car repair inspector. He was a member of the Baptist church and the I. O. O. F., of Indianola, Iowa. Surviving relatives are his wife, Mrs. Lydia L. Bennum, at home; two sons, Warren A., of the city, and Lloyd B. Bennum, of Baltimore, Maryland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Frances Wiley, of Cody, Wyo., Mrs. Ida Mead and Miss Rose Bennum, of Grand Junction, Colo. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. John E. Parrott, Saturday, January 27, at 3 p.m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENNUM, Floyd B., age 85, passed away at Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md., May 12, 1981. Mr. Bennum lived in Bellingham for the last 15 years. He leaves to survive 1 sister-in-law, Ruth Bennum; 2 daughters & 2 grandsons in Baltimore, Md.; 1 nephew Ben of Castle Rock, WA; and several great nephews & nieces of Bellingham.

BENNUM, Lydia L. - Graveside services for Lydia L. Bennum, 91, 4017 Silver Beach Ave., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenacres Memorial Park with the Rev. Max Oliphant officiating. Mrs. Bennum, a resident here the past 37 years, died Monday (Nov. 22, 1965). She was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Warren A. and Floyd B., both of Bellingham; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

BENNUM, Warren. - Funeral services for Warren Bennum, 53, 2222 Williams St., will be 1 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home. He died Friday (July 12, 1974). A 45-year resident of Bellingham, Mr. Bennum was an employee of Dahl Fish Co. He was a member of Meat Cutters Local 247. Survivors include the widow, Irene; seven sons, Frank, Richard, Randy and Greg of Bellingham, Mike of Federal Way, Steve of Renton and Jim of Port Angeles; a daughter, Sandra Bennum of Bellingham; a brother, Ben of Bellingham, his mother Ruth Bennum of Bellingham; and two grandchildren. Burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENOIT, Gloria B., age 48, a New Halem resident the past 14 years, passed away Sat. April 29, 1978 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in Seattle in 1929. She was employed by Sears & Roebuck in Seattle. In New Halem she was employed by Seattle City Light. She is survived by her husband, Edward A. son Vance. A stepson, Michael Benoit. 2 step-daughters: Rose McScott of Pt. Angeles & Barbara Stull of Vancouver, WA. 3 sisters: Louise Taylor of Kent, Frances Tebbleman of Seattle & Bernice Johnson of Seattle. 9 step grandchildren. Funeral services Sat. May 6th at Lemley Chapel, 11 a.m. Interment Sedro Woolley Cemetery. [Gloria Benoit was driving the car about 3 a.m. Saturday when it crossed the centerline eastbound then returned to the right side of the road and struck a dirt embankment.]

BENSEN, Albert N., age 59, of 1088 Washington St., Reno, Nev., passed away in that city Wednesday, March 4, (1959). Mr. Bensen was born in Bellingham and resided here until 1950 when he moved to Reno. He was a retired musician and leaves to survive his widow, Mrs. Madelaine Bensen, at home; one son, Court Bensen, at home; mother, Mrs. Carrie Bensen, of Bellingham; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Rundquest, of Seattle, and Mrs. Clara Swanson, of Vashon Island; four brothers, Edwin, of Belfair, Wash., Percy, of Seattle, Harold, of San Francisco, and Charles, of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Fr. W. Robert Webb, Monday, March 9, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENSEN, Carrie M., age 88, of 1309 (1509?) E. Victor, passed away in a local nursing home Thursday, June 18, (1964) following an extended illness. Mrs. Benson (sic) had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 71 years and is survived by 4 sons, Charles, city; Percy, Seattle; Edwin, Tucson, Arizona and Harold of San Francisco; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clara Swanson and Mrs. Gladys Rundquist, both of Seattle; many grand and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held June 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond E. Pfleuger officiating. Interment Bay View. Memorials may be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Fund.

BENSETH, Alfred W., age 71, passed away in a local hospital Monday, Jan. 18, (1960) following a short illness. Mr. Benseth had resided in Bellingham for the past 60 years, was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, a veteran of World War 1, and was retired from Pacific American Fisheries. He leaves to survive two brothers, Harry of this city, B. M. of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Tweit and Mrs. Esther Ford, both of this city; three nephews, Vernon Tweit, Robert and Warren Ford, all of this city; three nieces, Jean Tweit of this city, Mrs. Jane Benseth McCraedy and Mrs. Ann Benseth Duncan, both of Seattle; several grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 2 p. m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Pastor Oscar A. Jacobsen officiating. Interment, Bay View.

BENSETH, Anne, age 94, of 2106 Mill Avenue, passed away at the family home Wednesday, May 30, (1951) following a short illness. Mrs. Benseth had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 51 years and was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Surviving relatives include three sons, Bernhart, of Seattle, Harry and Alfred, both of Bellingham; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Ford and Mrs. Clara Tweit, both of Bellingham; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Gjelsten, in Norway, and many nephews and nieces and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, at 1:30 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Haugen, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church officiating. Interment, Bay View.

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BENSON, Andrew, age 89 years, of Lynden, Route 1, passed away Saturday, March 22, (1947) at his home. He was a pioneer resident of Lynden, having lived there sixty-six years. Survivors are his wife, Helene; three sons, Arvid, Herbin and Edwin, all of Lynden, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 25, at 2 p. m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, with Rev. H. L. Richardson officiating, to be followed by cremation. Please omit flowers. Those wishing to may make a donation to the Orthopedic.

BENSON, Anna L., age 92 years, of 1112 Roland Street, passed away at a local hospital Thursday, Nov. 4, (1954) following an extended illness. Mrs. Benson had resided in Bellingham for the past 30 years. She is survived by two sons, C. Fred Benson, of this city, and Dean Benson, of Route 3, Ferndale; three daughters, Mrs. Lee Sapp and Miss Vester Benson, both of this city, and Mrs. Edna Westerland, of Snoqualmie; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 8, at 2 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Eugene Sabin, pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Interment Bay View Cemetery.

BENSON, Bruce, age 81, of 2823 Walnut Street, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, February 6, (1954). Mr. Benson had resided in this community for the past 16 years, and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Prairie View Methodist Church in Waverly, Kas. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Lena Benson at home; a son, Leonard Benson of Bellingham; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Haworth of Long Beach, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ivan Jensen, Seattle, and Mrs. Jeff Martin of Pt. Roberts; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Clarence Forsberg Tuesday, February 9, at 11 a. m. Interment, Bay View Cemetery.

BENSON, Carl E., age 53 of 3001 Alderwood Ave., passed away Sept. 3, (1975). A lifetime Whatcom County resident, Mr. Benson was a retired truck driver and a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Surviving son, Bert Elroy Benson of Houston, Texas; 3 grandchildren; his stepmother, Mrs. Ethel Benson and 3 stepsisters, Delores Dalenius of Ferndale, Barbara Hanson of Bellingham and Lorraine Walsh of Kent. Graveside services and interment of remains Thursday Sept. 18 at 10 a. m. at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Paul Cantelon officiating. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

BENSON, Christian S., age 67 of 1217 Samish Hwy, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, Aug. 5, (1962). Mr. Benson had resided in Bellingham for the past 15 years and was proprietor of the Tobacco counter in Bellingham Hotel and a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church. He leaves to survive his wife Ella at home, one daughter Janice Johnson of North Carolina and one grandchild. Two brothers Asmundur Benson and Oscar Benson both of Bottineau, North Dakota, four sisters Mrs. Barnie Asmundson of this city, Mrs. Walter Arnison of Upham, North Dakota, Mrs. Walter Goodman of San Diego, and Mrs. Morris Boulange of Kennewick, Wn. Several nieces and nephews. The remains were forwarded to Upham, N. D., by the Westford Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday, Aug. 9.

BENSON, Edwin R., age 46, of Route 1, Lynden, passed away at his home Sunday, March 25, (1951) following a short illness. He had been failing in health for several years. Mr. Benson had been a resident of the Lynden district his entire life. Surviving relatives include two brothers, Herbin and Arvid R., both of Lynden. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Clifton Trued of Clearwater, Thursday, March 29, at 2 p. m. within the chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park. The family requests that flowers be omitted, those who wish may donate to the Orthopedic.

BENSON, Frank G., age 72, of 1010 Mason Street, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, January 15, (1953). Mr. Benson had resided in this community for the past 45 years, and had been employed as a foreman for the Columbia Valley Sash and Door Factory for the past 40 years. He was a deacon for the Champion Street Baptist Church, and was a member of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union. Surviving relatives include a son, Carl Benson; a daughter, Mrs. Hilvie McDonald, both of Bellingham; and nine grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Clifford M. Dickau, Monday, January 19, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BENSON, George, age 67, of 2736 Park Drive, passed away at the family home, Wednesday, July 30, (1952). Mr. Benson had been employed at Gage-Dodson Clothing Co., and was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, and a life member of Bellingham Lodge No. 194, B. P. O. Elks. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mattie, at the family home; a brother, Arthur Benson, of Seattle; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Leonard, of Los Angeles. Private Christian Science services were read at the Funeral Home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, Friday, August 1, at 4:30 p. m. Cremation.

BENSON, George W., age 69, of 2420 Racine, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Feb. 7, (1962) following an extended illness. Mr. Benson had resided in Bellingham for the past 40 years and was a retired cook. He leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Lena B. Benson of the family home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Gladys Wallace and Mrs. Ethel Rieter, both of this city; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Benson of Los Angeles, Mrs. Rose Roberts of Alhambra; four brothers, Frank of Taft, Calif., Thomas of Carmichael, Calif., James and Albert, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a. m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Crider officiating, followed by cremation. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

BENSON, Helen, age 84 years, of Rt. No. 1 Lynden, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, July 4, (1948) following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of the Lynden district for the past 5 years. Mrs. Benson is survived by her 3 sons, Arvid R., Edwin R., and Herbin, all of Lynden; also 8 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 7 at 2 p. m. [standard time] from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden with the Rev. C. Haugen of Bellingham officiating. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BENSON, Hilda, age 53, of 1010 Mason Street, passed away in a local hospital, Thursday, July 10, (1947). Mrs. Benson had been a resident of this community for the past forty years and was a member of the Champion Street Baptist Church. Surviving relatives are the husband, Frank G., at home; one son, Carl S., and one daughter, Mrs. Hilvie McDonald, and five grandsons, all of Bellingham; mother, Mrs. Minnie Anderson, of Bellingham; five brothers, Oscar Anderson, of Stanwood, Edward Anderson, of Sedro-Woolley, Axel, Walfred and Carl Anderson, all of Bellingham; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Lind, of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Elna Lumbert, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Evelyn Plummer, of Portland, Oregon. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Gordon Carlson, Monday, July 14, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BENSON, Jean A., age 24, 2801 Alderwood Ave., passed away Monday, January 10, (1966). A lifetime resident of this city, Mrs. Benson was a member of the First Baptist Church. The family suggests Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund. Survivors are her husband, Marvin A.; a son, Martin D., both at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer of Laurel; a brother, William Meyer in California, and a sister, Mrs. LeRoy Murray of this city. Private graveside services were conducted by Rev. Max K. Oliphant today, January 11 at Greenacres Memorial Park under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.

BENSON, Jennie J., age 86 years of 1306 James Street passed away in a local hospital Saturday, Sept. 10, (1960) following an extended illness. Mrs. Benson had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 20 years and was a member of the Icelandic Lutheran Church. She leaves to survive two sons, Leonard of Mountain, No. Dakota and Christian of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Olson of this city and Mrs. Marie Johnson of Langdon, No. Dakota; also 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a. m. within the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with the Rev. G. P. Johnson officiating. The remains will then be forwarded to Milton, No. Dakota for interment.

BENSON, John L., age 80 of 3812 Kansas, passed away Thursday Dec. 25, (1975). Mr. Benson had resided in Bellingham for the past 35 years and was a retired fisherman. He leaves to survive 5 sons, Leonard and Joe both of Sacramento, Irvin of Lynden, Bill and Johnny both of City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lois Bolton of Fresno and Josephine Benson of this city; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother residing in Canada and numerous other relatives in Norway. Funeral services will be held Mon., Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m. within the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Cantelon of Calvary Temple officiating. Interment Bayview.

BENSON, Lena Sailer, age 83, formerly Mt. Baker Apts., passed away in Seattle Wednesday, July 13, (1966). Mrs. Benson was a life time resident of this community before moving to Seattle 17 months ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Augusta Martin, Point Roberts; Mrs. Ann Neer, Everson; Mrs. Nettie Hanson, Seattle; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Neishe and George Neishe, both residing in Concrete, Wn.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Grimm of Everson and Mrs. Mary Greer in Oregon. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Heart Fund. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.

BENSON, Leonard M., 76, expired Sunday, December 10, (1972). He lived at 2217 I St. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 231 and of the Birchwood Presbyterian Church. He was a 35-year resident of the city. He leaves surviving, his widow, Loa; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hankenson, Bellingham and Mrs. Margret Martin Seattle; a sister; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

BENSON, Maria, age 97 years, of 2300 B Street, passed away at her residence Thursday, July 5, (1951) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Benson had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 14 years and was a member of the Icelandic Lutheran Church in Upham, N. D. Surviving relatives include three sons, Asmundur and Oscar, both of Bottineau, N. D., and Chris, of Bosman, Mont.; six daughters, Mrs. Bjorg Frederickson, of Mervin, Saskatchewan, Mrs. Helga Westford, Mrs. Anna Asmundson and Mrs. Lillie Arnason, all of Bellingham, Mrs. Bertha Boulange, of Kenniwick, Wash., and Mrs. Margaret Goodman, of Bantry, N. D.; also 48 grandchildren and 87 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 7, at 3:30 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. G. P. Johnson officiating. Remains will be forwarded to Upham, N. D., for interment.

BENSON, Mattie S., age 65, of 2736 Park Drive, passed away at home Thursday, August 20, (1953). Mrs. Benson had resided in this community for the past 50 years and was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Bellingham. Surviving relatives include one sister, Mrs. Lillian M. Bacon, of Bellingham; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Edna B. Leonard, of Pasadena, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Arthur L. Benson, of Seattle. Christian Science services were read at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth Friday, August 21, at 3 p. m., followed by cremation.

BENSON, Ruth [formerly Ruth Holmes], age 52 years, of Ashland, Oregon, and a former resident of the Lynden district, passed away at Spokane, Monday, August 11, (1947) following a short illness. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. John R. Owens, Bellingham; one son, Alfred Holmes, Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. M. C. McDonald, Spokane, and Mrs. James Fisher, Bellingham, and brother, Albert Mundell, Lynden. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 14, at 1:30 p. m. from the Gillies Funeral Home at Lynden, with Rev. Cecil Barner officiating. Interment in Lynden Cemetery.

BENSON, Tilda Marie, age 87, of 1593 Northwest Rd., passed away in a local hospital Friday, November 15, (1963). A member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Mrs. Benson was a 52 years resident of Bellingham. Survivors are two sons, J. Albin Benson of Bellingham and William P. Benson of Seattle; one daughter, Miss Ann Benson of Bellingham; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor E. E. Olsenius and the Rev. Marmaduke Dodsworth Monday November 18 at 3:00 p.m. Final resting place Nooksack Cemetery.

BENSON, William P., age 77, a retired teacher who taught in the Seattle public schools for 40 years, died in Seattle, Sunday (Nov. 27, 1977). Mr. Benson was born in Anaconda, Mont. He graduated from the Nooksack Valley High School and the University of Washington. He taught at James Monroe Junior High School in Ballard for 33 years specializing in industrial and architectural drawing before retiring in 1965. He was a member of the National and Seattle Retired Teachers' Association, University Lodge 141, Scottish Rite, and Nile Temple. His surviving wife, Marian, also was a long time Seattle teacher. Other survivors include a brother, Albin and a sister, Ann, both of Bellingham. At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Bleitz Funeral Home.

BENTHIEN, Emma A., age 87, passed away at 1817 Knox St., Tuesday, June 2, (1964). Miss Benthien came to Whatcom County in 1906; had taught school in Blaine and Rome schools, had been the librarian at Roeder School prior to her retirement in 1940. She was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church and Retired Teachers Assn., and leaves to survive two nieces and two nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Walker Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. Final resting place Bay View.

BENTLEY, Elmo G., 41, 1708 Euclid, passed away at home Wednesday, Oct. 30, (1957). Mr. Bentley had resided in this community for the past nine years, had attended the Congregational Church, was a past district governor of the Moose Lodge, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermaker's Union, Local 709. Survivors are his widow, Irene, at home; one son, James E. U. S. Navy, in Oceana, Va.; one granddaughter, Bonnie Lynn of Oceana, Va.; mother, Mrs. Floyd A. Wilson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; six brothers, Budd, Charles K. and Ronald E. Bentley, all of Grand Rapids, Mich., Fred D. Bentley of Ada, Mich., Milford L. Bentley of Bellingham, and Pfc. Floyd M. Bentley, U. S. Army in Korea; three sisters, Mrs. Carl Andrews of Ada, Mich., Mrs. Lester Gibbs and Miss Sharon L. Bentley, both of Grand Rapids, Mich. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Dr. W. Carl Calhoun, Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a. m. Cremation. Honorary casket bearers will be Dan Bathrick, Earl Kennedy, Ed Youngdyke, Jim Brooks, Ray Hawley, and C. L. Kline.

BENTLEY, James Lowell, age 16, passed away in Oakland, California, Saturday, November 28, (1953). James had resided in Bellingham for six years, and had attended Meridian high school last year. He had lived in Alameda, Calif., for the past one-half year. Surviving relatives include his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corning, of Alameda; his grandfather, C. A. Hecock of 1887 Smith Road, Bellingham, and many uncles and aunts including Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hecock and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hecock, both of Bellingham, Mr. and Mrs. George Hutter of Prairie DuSac, Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hecock of Long Prairie, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hecock and Mrs. Clarice Woodring, both of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Mrs. O. T. Field, Tuesday, December 3, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

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BENTLY, Tom C., age 85, passed away at a local hospital late Saturday, October 1, (1949) following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of Bellingham for many years and was a Spanish-American War veteran. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emil Nelson of Seattle. Funeral services were conducted within the Rose Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 4, at 10 a. m. with the Rev. John Parrott, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Cremation.

BENTON, Ida C. - Prayer service for Ida C. Benton, age 92, of Bellingham, will be Thurs. July 13, 2 P.M. at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. John C. Madigan, officiating. Entombment Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Benton passed away Sat. July 8, 1989. A lifetime Bellingham resident, she was a daughter of pioneer contractor, Charles E. Lind; widow of J. Gilbert Benton; member of Assumption Roman Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Survived by daughter, Peggy & husband Bert Hardan of Woodinville; 3 grandchildren, Susan Thomas of Issaquah, William Hardan of Sultan, Christina Monsen of Woodinville; great-grandson, Erik Monsen; niece & nephew. [born Oct. 6, 1896 in Bellingham.]

BENTON, Mildred, formerly Mildred Merriam of Nooksack, died Friday (October 26, 1979) in a Seattle hospital. She was 78 years old. Mrs. Benton, 1617 Third Ave. W., Seattle, was born Aug. 28, 1901, in Minnesota. She moved to Nooksack while a child, and lived there until marrying Floyd Benton. The couple's 50th wedding anniversary was next June. The couple moved to Seattle soon after their marriage. Surviving Mrs. Benton are her husband, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were to follow cremation today at Unity Church in Seattle.

BENTSON, Carrie M., age 74, of Ferndale, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, June 7, (1950) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bentson had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 29 years. Surviving relatives include her husband, John; two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Nelson, of Route 1, Custer, and Mrs. Clara Rode, of Route 1, Bellingham; a son, Leonard Person, of Pasco. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Monroe Mortuary in Ferndale. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENTSON, John L., age 83 years, of Rt. 3, Ferndale, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, (1952) at a local hospital following a brief illness. He had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 32 years. Mr. Bentson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Nelson of Custer, Mrs. Clara Rode, Bellingham; one son, Leonard, of Pasco; one brother, Sam Olson, of Ellensburg. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a. m. at the Monroe Funeral Chapel in Ferndale, with the Rev. A. A. Galbraith officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.

BENTZEN, Edith, age 90, passed away in a local nursing home Monday May 16, (1983). She has been a 50 year resident of Bellingham and was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church, also Eastern Star Maple Leaf Chapter and the Bellingham Music Club. She leaves to survive 1 son, Conrad Bentzen and wife, Maxie of California; also 2 brothers, Dr. C. Wilbur Rasmussen and sister-in-law, Agnes, of Lummi Island, Lloyd Rasmussen and sister-in-law, Florence Rasmussen of Bellingham; 1 grandson, Michael Bentzen of California, also numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was held under the direction of Jerns LeVeck Chapel & Crematorium. Memorial services will be held later on in June under the direction of Jerns LeVeck Chapel. [born June 16, 1892 in Tacoma.]

BENTZEN, Johanna, age 92 years, a resident of Whatcom County since 1881, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Selma Swanson, of Ferndale, Tuesday, October 1, (1946) after a lingering illness. Besides her daughter, she is survived by one sister, Christina Johansen, of Lynden; three grandchildren, Earle Swanson, of Spokane, Gerald Swanson, of Seattle, and Mrs. John Nevins, of Ferndale; also four great grandchildren. The body rests at the Monroe Mortuary in Ferndale, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 3, at 2 p. m. Entombment in Bay View Abbey.