BIBBINS, George William, age 69, of 221 E. Holly, passed away at a local hospital Monday, June 14, (1954) following a short illness. Mr. Bibbins had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 40 years and was a member of the Church of Truth. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bibbins at home. Private family services will be conducted Thursday, June 17, at 2 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Dr. Margaret Whitney Kupfer, pastor, officiating, followed by cremation. Please omit flowers.

BIBLE, Frank O., age 87, of 309 Rose Street, passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, Dec. 27, (1955). Mr. Bible had resided in this community for the past 21 years and was a retired landscape architect. He was a member of the Methodist Church and leaves to survive his widow, Harriet A. Bible at home; one son, Robert L. Bible of Kodiak, Alaska; one sister, Mrs. George W. Davies of N. Freedom, Wis.; one brother, Dr. Walter Bible of Lime Ridge, Wis., and numerous nephews and nieces including Mrs. Carl Walters of Yakima. The remains rest at Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10 a. m. Final resting place Sedro Woolley Cemetery.

BICE, Alden N., 68, of Seattle, a Ferndale pioneer and player of Al's Old Calliope, died Wednesday (July 1, 1981) in Seattle of a heart attack. He was born March 29, 1913, in Ferndale. His father was one of the first doctors in the Ferndale area. He performed at the Old settlers Parade and at local business openings and festivals all over the state. He was a member of Seattle Musicians Union 76 and was the musician for several Masonic organizations in Seattle. He was a member of Tyee Lodge 115, F&AM; Nile Temple of the Shrine and Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a ham radio operator and is now Silent Key K7JZT. He is survived by his wife Irene, a daughter, two sons, a sister, two grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Masonic memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle's Fremont district.

BICKFORD, Lyle M., former teacher and musician, died August 12, 2005. He was born in Swan River, Manitoba, Canada to Vern and Olga Bickford, March 7, 1919, he was 86. After living in Pelly, Sask. and Vancouver, B. C., he completed High School in Greenfield, Iowa. He served in the U. S. Navy for six years as a Radioman. Upon his return, he started college in Bellingham and resumed studying piano. He met his future wife at the piano teacher's studio. On August 23, 1947, he married Cheryl M. Smith in Bellingham. He received his B. A. and M. A. in Education from WWU and taught in Ocosta, WA. He also taught in the Shoreline School District. His love of history, led him to also receive an M. A. Degree from U. W. Music was another important part of his life and he has loved all types of music. He was editor of the Musicians Paper and a life time member of Local 76. Member and "Scribe" of the North Seattle Exchange Club. Prior to his stroke he played in a Dixieland Jazz Band and a Big Band Symphonic Swing. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cheryl M. Bickford and two sisters Ruby Bodine, Laguna Woods, CA and Doreen Collins, Roseville, CA and and an aunt Irma Bickford, Greenfield, Iowa. A special thanks to Fred and Jane at the Davidson Family Home Living in Mountlake Terrace. No services will be held.

BICKHART, Bertha Flint, age 60 of 421 E. Maple St., passed away Nov. 17, (1975). Mrs. Bickhart had been a resident of this community for the past 40 years. Surviving daughters, Mrs. Jean Bannister of Bellingham and Mrs. Alison Thams of Springdale, Wash.; 1 son, Charles A. Flint of Spokane, 11 grandchildren; 5 brothers, Fred and Lloyd Thorsteinson of Vancouver, B.C., Herman Thorsteinson of Vancouver Island, Harold Thorsteinson of San Jose, Calif., and Eugene Thorsteinson of Penticton, B.C., and numerous other relatives. Funeral services Friday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. Jones Funeral Home. Interment Haynie Cemetery.

BICKING, Alice G., age 64, of Lummi Island, passed away in a local hospital, Sunday, Sept. 10, (1950). Mrs. Bicking had been a resident of the island for the past 14 years and was a member of the Episcopal Church and Lummi Island Grange. Surviving relatives are her husband, Charles R. Sr., at home; one son, Charles R. Jr. of Seattle; four daughters, Mrs. Jack Thornton and Mrs. Robert T. Jordan, both of Bothell, Mrs. Cecil Goring of Kirkland, and Mrs. Charles A. Gerrald of Seattle; three grandchildren; one brother, William Bair of Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Max Robb of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. H. Hollistine, also of Minneapolis. Private services were conducted from the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth Monday, Sept. 11, at 1:00 p. m. Cremation.

BICKNELL, Lola, of 2128A North Shore Rd., passed away in a local hospital Thursday September 10, (1964) following a short illness. She had been a resident for the past 22 years and was a well known retired businesswoman. She was a member of the Silver Beach Community Church, the Women's Bible Class of The Firs, and the Businesswomen's Club. Survived by a sister, Mrs. Grace Schoen of Lenora, Kansas, a brother George R. Bicknell of Leawood, Kansas; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. within The Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. George Ackley, pastor, officiating, assisted by Doug Anderson. Cremation.

BICKNER, Charles W., age 67 of Ferndale, passed away Aug. 5, (1966). Survived by wife, Maude, three daughters, two sons, mother, Mrs. Nellie Bickner of Vangard, Sask. Funeral services Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a. m. in Moles Funeral Chapel, Rev. John Haygood officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

BIDDLE, Shirley P., age 58 of 1412 E. Maryland St., passed away Sunday, May 8, (1977). Mrs. Biddle was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, a resident of this community for the past 5 years and owner of Welcome Inn & Flame Taverns. Surviving husband, Quentin; 1 son, Jerry, City; sister, Mrs. Arleen Shand, Seattle; 4 grandchildren, Troy and Angel Biddle, City, Mark and Todd Magnusson of Mount Lake Terrace; niece Shirley Ann Belanger, Seattle; nephews, Ronald Shand in Alaska and Alan Shand, Seattle. Services Thursday, May 12, 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, Rev. Lewin Clefisch officiating. Interment Bay View Cemetery.

BIDDLECOME, Flora. Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Biddlecome, 74, who passed away Friday (April 24, 1942) in a Bellingham hospital, will be conducted in the Ferndale Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. C. C. Hovda. Mrs. Biddlecome is survived by her husband, John, Ferndale; three sons, Howard, of Anacortes, Homer, of Sommerville, N. J., and Bert, in the U. S. navy; and one daughter, Mrs. Flora Murray, of Bellingham.

BIDLACK, Elizabeth, age 79, resided at 1303 Eleventh Street, passed away in a Seattle hospital Sunday, Mar. 15, (1953) after a lingering illness. Mrs. Bidlack was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church and had resided in Bellingham for the past 35 years. She is survived by one son, Fred Heff, Seattle, and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Buhl, Seattle. Also one brother, Frank Giles, of Minnesota, and four grandchildren. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel Taylor on Thursday, March 19, at 2 p. m. in the Chapel of Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment, Bay View Cemetery.

BIDLACK, George L., age 67 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Bidlack, 1303 Eleventh Street, passed away Sunday, July 29, (1945) after a brief illness. Mr. Bidlack had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty years and was a retired mill worker. Beside the widow he is survived by two step-sons, Wayne Hess, Anacortes, Fred Hess, of Seattle; one step-daughter, Mrs. W. G. Buhl, Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Bess Rafter, also of Seattle, and four grandchildren. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 1 at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. Ray Leslie Smith. Interment, Bay View.

BIEHLE, Arthur, age 66, of Everson, passed away in a Bellingham hospital, Thursday, February 16, (1950) following a lingering illness. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Levi Phawitz [Prawitz], of Bellingham; two brothers, Paul of Everson, Route 2, and Otto, of Everson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Saturday, February 18, at 2 p. m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas. Interment in Nooksack Cemetery. Please omit flowers, and those who wish may contribute to the Cancer Fund.

BIEHLE, Eileen Phylis, age 63, of Everson, passed away at the family home Wednesday, Dec. 23, (1959). She was born in Iowa and came here when she was five years old and has lived in the Everson district her entire life. Surviving relatives include her husband, Paul; one son, George of Everson; one daughter, Margaret Horton of Bellingham; one brother, Orville Willard of California; two sisters, Mrs. Otto Biehle of Everson, and Mrs. Agnes Burke of Marysville, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Chapel in Sumas, Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 1:30 p. m. Burial will be at Nooksack Cemetery.

BIEHLE, Frances E., age 84 of Everson died Sunday, March 13, 1983. She was an Everson area resident since the age of 3 and was employed by the C. S. Kale Cannery for many years. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary, Alexander Hamilton Post. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oletta Smith of Merced, California; nieces & nephews, Margaret Horton, Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Peterson, Mr. & Mrs. George Biehle. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18 at 10:30 am in the Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Loper officiating. Interment to follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. [born Oct. 12, 1898 in Iowa.]

BIEHLE, Otto L., age 86 of 513 E. Main St., Everson, passed away at home Thurs., July 13, 1978. A life time resident of the Everson area, he was a retired farmer and carpenter, served with the United States Army in WWI and was a life member and past commander of VFW Post No. 3685. Surviving are his wife, Francis at home; 1 daughter, Oletta M. Smith of Merced, Calif.; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are being held at Veroskes Bellingham Chapel, Monday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. followed by burial in Greenacres Memorial Park. [born March 25, 1892 in Everson.]

BIEHLE, Paul F., age 75 of Route 2, Everson, passed away in a local rest home Sunday, December 22, (1963) following an extended illness. A retired farmer he had made his home in Everson for the past 72 years. He was a member of the Woodsmen of the World and Neighbors of Woodcraft. Surviving are 1 son, George of Route 2, Everson; 1 daughter, Mrs. Margaret Horton of Bellingham; 1 brother, Otto of Everson; 1 sister, Mrs. Levi Prawitz of Vancouver, Wash.; also 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas Thursday, December 26 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Neil Higbee officiating. Burial will follow in the Nooksack Cemetery.

BIELASKI, Joseph, age 62, of Lawrence, passed away in a Seattle hospital Wednesday, Feb. 10, (1954). Mr. Bielaski, a resident of Whatcom County for the past 43 years, was a veteran of W.W.I. and a member of the A. F. of L. Local 2667, and was a retired farmer. He leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Julia Bielaski, at home; one son, David C. Bielaski of Everson; one daughter, Mrs. Glorianne M. Werts of California, and two grandchildren. Rosary will be recited in the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p. m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Father Bernard Cremer, Friday, Feb. 12, at 10 a. m. within the Church of the Assumption. Final resting place Bay View.

BIELASKI, Julia B. Christian Prayer Services for Julia B. Bielaski, age 86, formerly of 700 11th St., will be held Thurs. Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, with Mass of Christian Burial to be held Fri. Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald E. Pero officiating. Interment Bay View Cemetery. Mrs. Bielaski passed away Tues. Sept. 21, 1982. She is survived by 1 daughter, Gloria & husband Dr. Ramon Werts of City; 1 son, David & wife Helen Bielaski of Vashon Island; 6 grandchildren, Cindy & husband Scott Thayer of City, Judy & husband Mark Werts of Fullerton, Calif., Nancy & husband Mike Wardell of Boulder, Colorado, Diane Bielaski of City, Michelle & husband David J. Bielaski of Federal Way and Brian Bielaski of Seattle; 8 grreatgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl Zaremba of City. A resident of Whatcom County for the past 81 years, Mrs. Bielaski was a member of the Church of the Assumption; had been organist & member of The Alter Society at the Catholic Church in Clipper. Her parents, John & Mary Zaremba homesteaded in the Clipper Valley in 1897. [born Oct. 28, 1895 in Pe Ell, Wash.]

BIENZ, Chris, age 73 years, resident of Ferndale district for the past forty-seven years, passed away at a Bellingham hospital Tuesday, August 5, (1947) following a lingering illness. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Hobrock, Decatur, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted at the Monroe Funeral Chapel in Ferndale, Saturday afternoon, August 9, at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. M. Keller officiating. Burial in Woodlawn.

BIERING, Jean, age 42, of 1027 Twenty-first Street, passed away in a local hospital, Friday, July 5, (1946). Mrs. Biering had resided in this community for the past year and one half and is survived by two daughters, Bonnie and Myrna, at home; three brothers, Homer and Kenneth, of Bellingham, and Robert of Chicago; one sister, Mrs.Louise M. Chamberlain, of Chicago, and her mother, Mrs. Anna Aiston, of Bellingham. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson, Tuesday, July 7, at 10:30 a. m. Cremation.

BIERLINK, Jennie, age 67 years, of Lynden, Route 1, passed away in a Bellingham hospital, Monday, Sept. 12, (1955). She is survived by four daughters, Frances and Margaret at home, Mrs. Fred LeFebre of Roslyn Heights, N. Y., Mrs. Herman Lows of Lynden; one son, William of Everson, Route 2; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Bert Mulder of Sumas; two sisters, Mrs. Arie Noteboom and Mrs. John Van Dalfsen, both of Lynden. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 15, at 1 p. m. from the Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden with the Rev. F. Van Houten officiating. Interment in Monumenta Cemetery, under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

BIERLINK, John, age 69, of Lynden, Rt. 1, passed away at his home Tuesday, May 31, (1955) following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of the Lynden district for the past 56 years and was a charter member of the Third Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by his wife, Jennie; four daughters, Frances and Margaret at home, Mrs. Fred LeFebre of Roslyn Heights, N. Y.; Mrs. Herman Louws of Lynden; one son, William of Everson, Rt. 2; Ten grandchildren; one cousin, Mrs. A. Naber of Holland, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 2, at 2 p. m. from the Third Reformed Church in Lynden with Rev. F. Van Houten officiating. Interment Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

BIERWARD, Jack W., age 46, of Crescent City, Calif., passed away at Brookings, Ore., Monday, Nov. 17, (1958). Mr. Bierwood (sic) had resided in Skagit and Whatcom Counties his entire life and had resided in Crescent City for the past month. He was a logger and cook, having been employed as a cook for Denver Burtenshaw for 12 years; was a member of the Showman's Assn. of Los Angeles and the Culinary and Beverage Worker's Union, local No. 529. Survivors are his widow, Katherine, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Elwin Hillius, of Bellingham; on son, Robert, of the U. S. Army in Korea; two grandchildren, Robert and Rhonda Hillius, both of Bellingham; two brothers, Joe of Crescent City, Calif., and Raymond Waite of Burlington; step-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Waite, of Sedro Woolley; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted by pastor Norman Dahle, Monday, Nov. 24, at 1 p. m. Burial in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BIERY, Gladys A., age 57 of 1615 14th St., passed away Mon., Oct. 10, (1977). Mrs. Biery had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 31 years and was a member of the Assumption Church. She leaves to survive her husband, Kenneth E. of the family home; 1 son, Jay Barnes of Lynden; 8 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Elliot Beech of this city, Windall Beech of Michigan, Roland "Ike" Beech of Georgia; 5 sisters, Alice Kellog, Geneva Smith, Francis Smith, Zella Hioe and Beatrice Dafie, all of Michigan. Funeral services will be conducted Thurs., Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m., the chapel of the Westford Funeral Home. Interment Bayview.

BIERY, Harriet Alvord, age 74, of 1615 14th Street, passed away in a local hospital, Monday, April 4, (1955). Mrs. Biery had been a 47-year resident of this community and was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives are two sons, Galen A. and Kenneth Biery, both of Bellingham; five daughters, Mrs. Lucille Clem of Tacoma, Mrs. Jeannette Zabel of Bellingham, Mrs. Orcelia Eremich of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Nellie Capps of Port Angeles, and Mrs. Luellamae Schmidt of Yakima; 18 grandchildren and one aunt, Mrs. Florence Crofoot of Austin, Texas. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold K. Lawrence, Thursday, April 7, at 3:30 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BIERY, Theophilus O., age 77 years, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, September 19, (1945). Mr. Biery had lived in Bellingham for the past fifty-five years and was a foreman in the box plant of the P. A. F. for forty-five years and was employed by the Northwest Ship Yards for the duration. He was a member of the St. James Presbyterian Church. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Harriet A. Biery; three sons, Harry A., Seattle, Galen A., Bellingham, Kenneth E., Suquamish, Wash.; six daughters, Mrs. Esther Wood and Mrs. Jeanette Zabel, of Seattle, Mrs. Orcelia Isaacson, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Lucile Stearns, Mrs. Nellie Capps and Mrs. Luellamae Schmitt, of Bellingham; two brothers, Charles O. Biery, Seattle, Galen F., Bellingham; three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Wier and Mrs. W. M. James, Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. R. L. Fegley, this city; twenty-two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingswroth where services will be codnucted by Rev. John King Mitchell, Saturday, September 22 at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.

BIESHEUVEL, Dick, age 64 years, of Lynden, passed away at his home, Saturday, Jan. 8, (1955) following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of this district for the past 32 years. Mr. Biesheuvel is survived by his wife, Maggie; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Likkel and Miss Harriet Biesheuvel, both of Lynden, and Mrs. Margie Postma of Ferndale; one son, Richard, of Lynden; four grandchildren; five sisters: Mrs. John Hammingh and Mrs. Bertha Ford, both of Sumas, Mrs. Wyand VandeKamp of Lynden, Mrs. Ben Kluvers, in North Dakota, Mrs. William Oakhill, in Chicago; two brothers and one sister in The Netherlands. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 2 p. m. form the First Christian Reform Church in Lynden, with the Rev. F. Van Houten officiating. Interment, Monumenta Cemetery under direction of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden.

BIESHEUVEL, Maggie, age 78 of 205 South B.C. Ave., Lynden, was born on June 6, 1903, and died in a Bellingham Hospital on January 1, 1982. Maggie and her husband, Dick, were married in Lynden on October 1, 1925. They were life time residents of Whatcom County and members of the First Christian Reformed Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dick, who passed away on January 8, 1955. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Harriet (Jake) Vreugdenhil; Mrs. Ruth (Rod) Likkel; both of Lynden, and Mrs. Margie (Doede) Postma, of Sumas. A son, Mr. Rich (Ada) Biesheuvel of Lynden; 2 sisters, Mrs. Betty (Simon) Stremler, and Mrs. Ann Heusinkveld, both of Lynden; 2 brothers, Mr. Arthur Oordt and Mr. Andrew Oordt, all of Lynden; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 5 in the First Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. Arie Leegwater officiating. Burial followed in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lynden Christian Rest Home or the Christian Schools of Lynden. Arrangements under the Direction of Gillies Funeral Home.

BIGELOW, Mary Goodrich, 81, of 2720 McLeod Rd., passed away in a local hospital Monday, Oct. 7, (1957). Mrs. Bigelow had resided in the Deming area for the past 10 years, and was a member of the Congregational Church in North Borough, Mass. Survivors are her husband, Charles Abner Bigelow, at home; two sons, Charles G., in Vermont, and Vernon G., of Sedro Woolley; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy B. Hancock in Vermont; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where private services will be conducted by Canon E. B. Smith, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 11 a. m. Cremation.

BIGGERSTAFF, Carroll "Babe," lifetime Skagit County resident, died Nov. 21, 1975. Born Sept. 13, 1907 at Lynden, was Road Crew Foreman for the county of Skagit. Surviving wife, Anna, Sedro Woolley, a daughter, Carol Helgeson, Sedro Woolley, a sister, Earla Hollifield, Concrete, also 4 grandchildren. Services Wed. Nov. 26 at 11 am, Lemley Chapel. Intemrent Concrete Cemetery.

BIGGERSTAFF, Hazel Irene, age 55, of 414 Boulevard, passed away at her home Friday, July 21, (1950) following a lingering illness. Surviving relatives includes one son, Elmer, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Ergler, City, and her father, George G. Lowther, City; two brothers, Harry, of Seattle, and Arthur in California; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 25, at 2 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of Westford Beck Funeral Home, with the Rev. R. E. Slingerland, pastor of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BILES, Amanda, age 80, passed away Thursday, July 28, (1949) at her home after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Ferndale for the past two years. Surviving relatives include her husband, Frank; one daughter, Ella Biles, of Bellingham; three sons, Frank and Glen A. Biles, both of Lynden, and Harvey, of Everson; three sisters and one brother in Nebraska. Services were held Saturday afternoon, July 30, at the Monroe Mortuary of Ferndale, with the Rev. [torn] Moseid officiating. Burial was in [torn] Woodlawn Cemetery.

BILES, Frank E., age 72, of 1942 Trigg Rd., Ferndale, passed away Thurs., June 28, 1979. A resident of Whatcom Co. for 14 years, he is survived by his brother, Harvey of Custer; a sister, Ella Biles of B'ham. Graveside services will be held Mon. July 2, 10:30 am at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Marvin Jordan officiating. Burial under the direction of Moles Funeral Home.

BILES, Frank W., age 86, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Jan. 2, (1963) following an extended illness. Mr. Biles had lived in Whatcom County the past 16 years, the past eight years with his daughter, Miss Ella Biles of 1387 Meridian Road. Other survivors are three sons, Harvey of Custer, Frank of Lynden, Arnold of Everett; one sister, Mrs. Ella Shupe of White Rock, B. C., and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the Moles Funeral Home, Friday, Jan. 4, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.

BILLERMAN, Frank T., age 91, of 1509 E. Victor, passed away Saturday Feb. 4, (1978). Mr. Billerman was a 46 year resident of this community, a retired logger, WWI Veteran, a member of the Senior Citizens Activity Center. Surviving 1 sister, Mrs. Bertha Vest of Seminole, Oklahoma, nieces and nephews. Interment at Bay View Cemetery, Tuesday Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

BILLHIMER, Jacob Frank, aged 75 years, passed away at the Masonic Home at Zenith, Wash., May 4, after a long illness. He was a member of Yakima Lodge No. 24, F. & A. M. of Yakima, Wash. He leaves no known surviving relatives. Funeral services were held in the Rose Chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary Wednesday evening, May 8, at 7:30 o'clock, with the ritualistic services of Whatcom Lodge No. 51, F. & A. M., followed by cremation.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 10, 1940) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

BILLIG, Emma E. Funeral services for Mrs. Emma E. Billig aged 44 years, beloved wife of Max E. Billig, 204 Flora street, who passed away Wednesday, November 2, (1932) will be held in the Cathedral chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary Sunday afternoon, November 6, at 2 o'clock. Cremation. Mrs. Billig had resided in Bellingham for the past three years and leaves a host of friends to mourn her passing. Surviving relatives, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. G. H. Coleman, Pittsford, N. Y., and Mrs. William Sage, Salisbury, N. C.

BILLINGS, Ida M., age 64, of Olean, New York, passed away Monday, August 1, (1955) in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Billings had been visiting her nephew, George Leonard of Ferndale. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olean. She is survived by a brother, George, of Andover, New York, and one nephew, George Leonard, of Ferndale. Remains are being forwarded Tuesday by the Monroe Mortuary in Ferndale to Wellsville, New York, for funeral services and interment.

BILLOU, Anna L., age 78 years, passed away Tuesday, December 25, (1951) in a Bellingham hospital. She had been a resident of Blaine for many years and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are one son, William Gregory, a granddaughter, Miss Betty Ann Gregory, Seattle, and a niece, Mrs. Mella Howsare, in Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. L. B. Jenkins, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Blaine, at 2:30 p. m., Friday, Dec. 28. Cremation. Instead of flowers, friends are asked to donate to charity.

BILLS, Herbert E., age 57, who resided at Orcas Island, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Sept. 20, (1961). Mr. Bills had resided in Orcas for the past 11 years and he owned and operated the Orcas Home Service. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of East Sound. He leaves to survive his wife, Winifred M. of Orcas, Mrs. Petty Dimond; two grandsons, William and Timothy of Auburn, Wash. Rev. Norman B. Harrison will conduct funeral services Friday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Bingham and Jerns Funeral Home, followed by cremation. The family request that those who desire may contribute to the Orcas Island Library Fund.

BILLS, Rufus Augustus, age 84, of Route 3, Lynden, passed away in a Bellingham hospital Wednesday, March 21, (1951) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bills had been a resident of the Lynden district for the past 42 years. Surviving relatives include one sister, Mrs. Delia Stallard, of Lynden, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 24, at 1 p. m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Interment Lynden Cemetery.

BINDON, James Pattison, who was a resident of Bellingham, passed away in this city on September 13, (1954) at the age of 84 years following a lingering illness. Mr. Bindon had resided in Bellingham for the past 37 years and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was a former business man in Bellingham, at one time owner and operator of the Washington Plumbing Co. He leaves to survive him two daughters, Mrs. Dora Haan of Bellingham, and Mrs. Queenie Melosh, Marysville, Wash.; one son, Leonard W. Bindon of Seattle; also four grandchildren, Carol and Bruce Nethven (Methven?) and David Haan, all of Bellingham, and Rodney E. Bindon of Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Annie Bindon, of Auckland, New Zealand. The Rev. Father Robert W. Webb will officiate at funeral services on Wednesday September 15, at 11 o'clock in the chapel of Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment, Evergreen, Seattle.

BINGHAM, Bertha Elizabeth, age 85, of 1817 Knox, passed away in a local hospital Friday, April 15, (1955). Mrs. Bingham had been a resident of this community the past 58 years and was a member of Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence F. of Seattle and E. Lee of San Francisco, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Rachel Grinstead of Bellingham and Mrs. Rebekah Anderson of Portland, Ore.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow - Hollingsworth where services will be conducted Tuesday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BINSCHUS, Alice I., age 75, formally (sic) of Bellingham, passed away at a Federal Way rest home, Fri. April 28, 1978. She had been a resident of Bellingham for 33 years, moving to Kent 3 years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in Aug. 1976. She was a member of the Bellingham Women's Benefit Assoc., surviving are 1 son Richard of Kent, and 3 grandchildren. Services Mon. May 1st at 1pm, Veroskes Bellingham Chapel with Rev. Hurvey Woodson officiating. Burial at Greenacres Memorial Park.

BINSCHUS, Carl Ernest "Butch", age 64, of 2014 Cowgill, passed away at a local hospital Monday, April 30, (1951) following a short illness. Mr. Binschus had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 42 years. He was a veteran of W. W. I. and a member of the American Legion and the Warehousemen's Union, and was a former employee of the P. A. F. Surviving relatives include two sisters, Mrs. Anna Rushworth, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Marie Leslie, of Seattle; four brothers, Otto of Marblemount, Louis of Baker, Ore., and Herman and Frank, both of Portland, Ore.; many nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home Thursday, May 3, at 10:30 a. m. with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Interment in Bay View Cemetery.

BINSCHUS, Donna Lou, age 44 of 5035 212th S.W., Lynnwood, passed away Sun. Nov. 6, (1976). A resident of this community for the past 40 years, Mrs. Binschus was a member of FO Eagles No. 31, Bellingham. Surviving husband James Howard, Lynnwood, 2 sons, _onald, Bellingham and _anny, Lynnwood, 4 daughters, Louise, Ruby, Rhoda Binschus at home and Mrs. Diana Villiaobos, Renton, her mother, Ruby Sand, City, 1 brother, Robert Harper, Everett, and 5 grandchildren. Graveside services Wed. Nov. 10, 3pm, Greenacres Memorial Park with Rev. Cordell Baker officiating. Friends wishing to attend may meet at Jones Funeral Home 1/2 hour earlier.

BINSCHUS, Frank F., age 58, of 23731 111th Place Southeast, Kent, passed away in that city, Sun. Aug. 15, (1976). A veteran of World War II, he had been a life time resident of Bellingham and had been employed by Bellingham Builders Supply before retiring. He had been a member of the American Legion Post No. 7 and the VFW. Surviving are his wife, Alice, and one son Richard both of Kent, 6 brothers, William of Bellingham, Albert of San Mateo, Calif., James of Edmonds, Eddie of John Day, Oregon, Robert of Tucson, Arizona and Ronald of Portland, Oregon. One sister Marie Anderson of Bellingham. Also 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Veroske's Bellingham Chapel, Fri. Aug. 20th at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Williams officiating. Burial in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BINSCHUS, Herman, age 82, former resident of B'ham, passed away Thurs., Aug. 9, 1979, in Portland, Ore. He leaves to survive him, his wife, May; son Ronald, Portland; daughter, Mary Ellen McFadden, Cheney, Wa.; sister, Marie Leslie, B'ham; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Services in Portland, Mon., Aug. 13.

BINSCHUS, William A., age 63 of 519 N. Shore Rd., passed away Thurs., Sept. 27, 1979. Mr. Binschus was a life time resident of B'ham, was retired from Consolidated Freight and was a retired member of Teamsters Local #231. He leaves to survive his wife, Martha (Nea) Binschus of the family home; 2 sons, Lee & Glen and 1 daughter, Mrs. Cassie Johnson all of this city; 8 grandchildren; 1 step daughter, Mrs. Carol Vander Brink of this city; 5 brothers, Albert of Anderson, Calif., James of Seattle, Ronald of Portland, Edward of John Day, Ore. and Robert of Baker, Ore.; 1 sister, Mrs. Marie Anderson, Ferndale. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park with Rev. Paul Quenzer officiating. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home. Memorials to the B'ham Fire Dept. Emergency Service Councel (sic) or the Silver Beach Community Church. Friends wishing to attend may meet at the Westford Funeral Home 1/2 hour before services.

BINZER, Harry A., age 61 years, of 901 16th Street, passed away Wednesday, June 17, (1959). He had lived in Bellingham 37 years and was secretary and assistant treasurer of the Puget Sound Pulp & Timber Co. Mr. Binzer was a former state senator and trustee of Western Washington College, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7, American Legion, having been a veteran of World War I and II. He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Binzer, at the home; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Kelley and Mrs. Mary Ann Binzer, both of Bellingham; four grandsons, Mark Kelley, Bobby, Roger and David Adams, all of the city; also two brothers, Carl and Roy Binzer of Seattle. Services were conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal Church by the Bishop Frank Rhea, Friday, June 19, at 3 p. m., under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home.

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BIRCHETT, Edith C., age 83 of 1400 12th St., passed away Wed. March 7, 1979. Mrs. Birchett was a resident of Whatcom County most of her life and a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by a son, Arthur R. Birchett of Seattle, 2 daughters, Mrs. Alexa Owens and Mrs. Irene Provost, both City, numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreatgrandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Hazel Crilly, City, Mrs. Esther McLeod, Lakeport, Calif., Mrs. Louise Odgers, Folsom, Calif., Mrs. Helen Dean, Tulsa, Okla. Services Monday March 12 at 1pm at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment Bay View Cemetery.

BIRCHETT, Jesse Leroy, age 71, of 1319 Franklin St., passed away at home Saturday, Jan. 5, (1957). Mr. Birchett was a retired logger and lived in Blaine from 1921 until 1942 when he moved to Bellingham. Surviving relatives include the widow, Edith, at the family home; two sons, Robert Birchett of Philadelphia, Pa., and Arthur Birchett of Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Alexa Chartier of Bellingham and Mrs. Irene Walters of Redding, Calif.; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Earl Merrill of Seattle, Archie Merrill and Lyle Merrill, both in Montana; and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Vickie in Montana. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p. m. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.

BIRD, Agnes Violet of 610 No. Forest St., passed away in a local hospital Monday, March 19, (1962). A 37-year resident of Bellingham, Mrs. Bird had attended the Garden Street Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband John Stanley Bird at home. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Swerdfeger Wednesday March 21 at 3:30 p.m. followed by cremation.

BIRD, Moses, age 81 of Ferndale, passed away suddenly at home Wednesday, September 4, (1963). Mr. Bird had been a resident of the Ferndale Community for the past 41 years and was a retired poultry farmer. Survivors include a sister Mrs. Maude Richards of Fredericton, New Brunswick, 4 nieces, Mrs. Hazel Hart, Mrs. Margaret Crossman, Mrs. Myrtle Johnston, Mrs. Dorothy Wilkinson; 3 nephews, Ronald Bird, Reg Bird, Roy Hay. Funeral services were conducted in the Moles Funeral Home Saturday, September 7 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul Jacobson officiated. Cremation followed.

BIRDSELL, LeRoy Leslie, age 39 of 605 11th St., passed away suddenly Monday, May 31, (1965) the result of a heart attack. Mr. Birdsell had been a resident of Whatcom County his entire lifetime and was dock foreman at Bornstein Fish Co. He was a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F. & A.M. Surviving relatives include his wife, Maebelle; 2 daughters, Carrie and Barbara of Edmonds; 2 sons, Guy and Jimmie of Bellingham; his mother, Mrs. Dora Kennedy of Bellingham; numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Moles Funeral Chapel, Rev. Ray Wagoner officiating. Cremation to follow.

BIRDSEY, Claude M., age 64, 2729 Jensen Rd., passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, (1974). Mr. Birdsey had resided here most of his life and was a logger. He is survived by 2 sons, William of Jasper, Alabama, Jerry of this city; 5 daughters, Mrs. Terry Edelblute of Rathdrum, Idaho, Mrs. Dorothy Schomebaum of Seattle, Mrs. Helen Fitzgerald, Seattle, Mrs. Violet Tone of Tacoma and Mrs. Viola Shott of San Pedro, Calif.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his father, Herman Ellefson of this city; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Bloom, City, Mrs. Inez Leaton, Coos Bay, Oregon. Services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home by Rev. Paul Cantelon. Cremation to follow.

BIRDWELL, William Riley, age 72 years, whose residence was 2532 Iron Street, passed away at a local hospital Monday, November 23, (1953) following a lingering illness. Mr. Birdwell had been a resident of this vicinity for his entire lifetime and was a member of the Gospel Hall. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Birdwell; one sister, Mrs. Charles B. Walker of Bellingham, also six nieces and two nephews. Rev. William Rae of Portland, Oregon, will officiate at funeral services Friday, November 27, at 2 o'clock in the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.

BIRMINGHAM, Laura, age 60, of 1312 State street, passed away at a local hospital Friday, June 4, (1948). Mrs. Birmingham had resided here the past four years and was a member of the Revival Tabernacle. Surviving relatives are three sons, Byron, at Vancouver, B.C.; Harvey, at Portland, Ore., and Murray Birmingham, at Reno, Nev.; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Morris, West Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, and six grandchildren. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Revs. Ernest Baxter, of Vancouver, B. C., and Ray Johnson, of the Revival Tabernacle, Monday, June 7, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BISHOP, Ava W., aged 74 years, passed away at a local hospital Friday, March 31, (1950). Mrs. Bishop a pioneer, came to the Yakima Valley in 1903 and lived near Sunnyside until 1907 when she with her family located on a farm on the Smith Road. A member of the Garden Street Methodist Church and the W. S. C. S. The survivors include the husband Frank Bishop, two sons, John W. at home and Leo W., Bellingham, one daughter Mrs. Helen Finsberg, this city, one sister Mrs. Lucy Wing and one brother Everett Wood both of Los Angeles, Calif. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel E. Taylor, Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p. m. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.

BISHOP, Ben, age 62 years, passed away suddenly at his home in Blaine, Sunday morning, May 12, (1946). He is survived by his wife, Nora; four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Hegg, of Sedro-Woolley, Mrs. Evelyn Oliver, Mrs. Caroline Van Winkle and Mrs. R. Boxwell, all of Everett; two brothers, Delmont Bishop, of Arizona, Herbert Bishop, of Everett, and several nieces and nephews. The body rests at the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 16, at 2 p. m. with Rev. E. R. Thomas officiating. Interment in Blaine Cemetery.

BISHOP, Bernice, 74, Route 1, Sumas, passed away in a Bellingham hospital Monday (Aug. 7, 1967) following an extended illness. Born in Sumas, April 17, 1893, she was a daughter of an early pioneer family, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Swartwood. A lifetime resident of Sumas, she was married to William Bishop there on December 12, 1909. Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Sumas Advent Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, William; four son, Bill and Gale, both of Bellingham; James of Burlington and Bradley of Moses Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Reynolds of Bellingham; one brother, Earl Swartwood of Anacortes. Also 21 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Sumas Advent Christian Church, to day at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Sumas Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home. Friends wishing may donate to either the Church Memorial Fund or to the Cancer Fund.

BISHOP, Carolyn L., age 29, of Rt. 1, East Stanwood, passed away suddenly at her home Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1960. Mrs. Bishop had attended W.W.C.E., and leaves to survive her husband, Bradley Bishop; one daughter, Sharon Diane; three sons, Bradley, Bret, Brian, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hansen of East Stanwood; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Olsen of Oak Harbor, Mrs. Pauline Temet of Marysville, Mrs. Lillian Ford of Seattle; her grandmother, Mrs. Olena Hansen of Stanwood; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted, Monday, Aug. 8, at 1:30 p.m. from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in East Stanwood under the direction of the Tiffany-Gunderson Funeral Home of East Stanwood. Interment Sumas Cemetery.

BISHOP, Emily, age 89 years, of Sumas, passed away in a Sedro Woolley hospital Monday, December 10, (1951) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bishop had been a resident of the Sumas district for the past 51 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Hoffman, Seattle, Mrs. Mary Remington, Mrs. Alice Mead, both of Bellingham; five sons, William E., Thomas, George and Arthur, all of Sumas, and Frank, of Sedro Woolley; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 14, at 2 p. m., from the Gillies Funeral Home at Sumas, with the Rev. Canon E. B. Smith, of Bellingham, officiating. Interment Sumas Cemetery.

BISHOP, Etta L., age 89, a Sedro Woolley resident since 1968, died at a local nursing home Sun. Jan. 22, (1978). She was born in Minnesota June 10, 1888. She was a long time resident of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Before moving to Sedro Woolley she was a resident of the Acme Community her husband Edward preceded her in death in 1968. Mrs. Bishop is survived by 2 sons, Pete, Williams Lake, B.C., Gordon, Sedro Woolley, 3 daughters, Beryl Truscott of Spokane, Constance Parker of Alaska, Lenore Vanderburg of California, a sister Mrs. Louis Anderson of Texas. 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services Wed. Jan. 25, 10:30 am Lemley Chapel, of Sedro Woolley. Interment Saxon Cemetery.

BISHOP, Eva C., age 47 of 2817 Madrona, Bellingham, passed away suddenly Saturday, November 30, (1963). She had been a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and made her home in Bellingham for the past 13 years. She is survived by her husband, John; 2 sons, Eddy and Bobby; a daughter, Melody, all at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Eileen Bartoo of Seattle and Mrs. Deloris VanderMeulen of Route 1, Everson; her father, Casey Short of Astoria, Oregon. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas Tuesday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumas Cemetery. Friends wishing may contribute to either the Heart or Cancer Funds.

BISHOP, Frank, age 77 years, of Route 1, Smith Road, passed away at his home late Thursday, September 13, (1951) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bishop had been a resident of this community for the past 35 years and was a retired farmer, a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church, and the Laurel Grange. He is survived by two sons, Leo A., of this city and John W., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Fimsberg; two brothers, Jay of Nora Springs, Iowa, and Blaine, of Mason City, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Dailey and Mrs. Laura Zuehl, both of Nora Springs; five grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 18, at 1:30 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Taylor, pastor of the Garden Street Methodist Church officiating. Interment, Woodlawn.

BISHOP, Hariett F., age 94, a former resident of 3109 Birchwood Avenue, passed away in a local hospital, Thursday, Feb. 24, (1956). Mrs. Bishop had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 55 years; was a life member of Clover Leaf Camp No. 3402, Royal Neighbors of Lynden, and a life member of the Rebekah Lodge in Rochester, Ind. Many nieces and nephews in the east survive Mrs. Bishop. The remains rest at Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home, where services will be conducted by the Rev. James Hughes, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BISHOP, John K., age 83, of 1509 E. Victor Street, passed away Monday, February 27, (1950). Mr. Bishop had resided in this community for many years and was a retired lumber worker. Surviving relatives are one son, Carl J., of Yakima, and one daughter, Mrs. H. J. McCord. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted Friday, March 3, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.

BISHOP, Mabel, age 58, of Burlington, former Whatcom County resident, passed away Wed., Feb. 23, (1977) in a Mt. Vernon hospital. She was born Dec. 24, 1918 in Ellsworth, Michigan, the daughter of Walter and Lydia Youngdyke and came with her parents to Whatcom County in 1927. She was a graduate of Mt. Baker High School and Bellingham Business College. Her marriage to James P. Bishop took place August 30, 1941 in Sumas. Mrs. Bishop has made her home in Burlington since 1958. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star, Emblem Club, Wash. Athletic Club, B'ham Yacht Club and B'ham Skagit Gold & Country Clubs. Surviving are her husband, James at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Don (Sandra) Noblet and Cheryl Bishop, both of Burlington; 1 son, James E. Bishop of Burlington, 5 grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruby Huyler and 1 brother, Edward Youngdyke, both of Bellingham. She was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Farly and her parents. Funeral services will be held Sat. Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington. Interment will follow in the Burlington Cemetery. Remembrances are suggested to the Burlington United Methodist Church, the Wash. Lung Assn. or Skagit Group Ranch Homes.

BISHOP, Mabel Adra, age 56 years of 1213 Hannegan Road, passed away Sunday, October 9, (1955) while visiting her daughter in Sedro Woolley. Mrs. Bishop had been a resident of Whatcom County 35 years. She was a member of the Local No. 811 Cannery Workers Union. She is survived by her husband, Walter; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Flaherty, Sedro Woolley; Mrs. Doris Johnson, of Kennewick, and Mrs. Geraldine Holmgren, of Astoria, Ore.; one son, Wallace, of Sedro Woolley; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Monroe Funeral Chapel, Thursday, October 13, at 1:30 p. m. The remains will be forwarded to Mount Hope for interment.

BISHOP, Mary C., age 80, Sumas, passed away Monday, January 1, (1973). She was a lifelong resident of Whatcom County. She was a member of the Sumas American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving her are one daughter, Juanita Legerway, Sumas; three sons, Harold, Sumas, John, Bellingham, and Lloyd, Anacortes; sisters, Mildren Slater, White Rock, B.C. and Mrs. Charles Potter, Rapid City, South Dakota, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gillies Funeral Home directed services. Memorials may be made to the State Heart Fund.

BISHOP, Raymond J., age 60, resident of 402 Reed St., Sedro Woolley, former Renton resident, died March 15, 1978 in Sedro Woolley. He was born in California in 1918 & was a veteran of WWII. Mr. Bishop was a retired commercial painter. Graveside services will be held at 2:30pm Wednesday, March 22 at the Burlington City Cemetery under the direction of the Lemley Chapel.

BISHOP, Thomas, age 77 of Sumas, passed away at home Wednesday, July 6, (1966). A lifetime resident of the Sumas area, he is survived by his wife, Mary; 3 sons, Lloyd of Anacortes; John of Bellingham; Harold of Sumas; 2 daughters, Mable Fleenor and Juanita Lagerwey, both of Sumas; 3 brothers, William, George and Arthur, all of Sumas; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nell Hoffman of Seattle, and Mrs. Mary Remington of Bellingham; also 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas Monday, July 11 at 2 p.m., Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumas Cemetery. Friends wishing may donate to the Cancer Fund.

BISHOP, William Hampton, age 71, of 2418 Williams Street, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, November 29, (1950) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bishop had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 20 years and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church. Surviving relatives include his wife, Clora; three step-daughters, Mrs. Manara Robinson, of Bellingham, Mrs. Irene Burdick and Mrs. Petrea Stolpe, both of Cathlamet, Wash. Services will be conducted within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home Monday, December 4 at 2:30 p. m. by the Rev. Leonard White. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

BISSETT, David G., age 54 of Rt. 2 Everson, passed away suddenly Friday, March 16, (1956). Mr. Bissett had been a resident of this community for the past 34 years and was operating engineer for Whatcom County, having been in their employ for the past 33 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Teamsters Union No. 231. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margrat S., two sons, David G. Jr., William Douglas, one daughter, Elizabeth Mary Elder Bissett all at home, four brothers, George of Montreal, Can., Douglas, Alexander, and Robert, all in Scotland, one sister, Miss Elizabeth Bissett of London, England. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of Westford Funeral Home. Rev. R. E. Baldwin, pastor of Everson Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.

BITTERMAN, Valentine, age 88, of Route 1, Lynden, passed away Wednesday, October 1, (1947) following a short illness. Mr. Bitterman had been a resident of the Lynden district for the past fifty-eight years. He is survived by one son, William, of Route 1, Lynden; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Lowrey, of Bellingham; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 4, at 2 p. m. from the Gillies Chapel in Lynden with Rev. F. M. Nitz officiating. Interment in the Lynden Cemetery.

BIXBY, Frank, age 90 of Richmond, California, passed away in that city Thursday, January 22, (1959) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bixby had been a resident of Richmond for the past 3 years and was formerly a long time resident of Bellingham. He was a retired attorney, member of the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 194. He leaves to survive 2 daughters, Mrs. Florence Nelson of Richmond and Mrs. Marion Bonney of Everett; 1 son, Dr. Earl Bixby of Portland, 9 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 26 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Don Swerdferger officiating. Intement Lynden Cemetery.

BIXBY, Priscilla, age 55, passed away in a local hospital Monday, Sept. 24, (1956). Mrs. Bixby had resided in this community for the past 24 years and was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Surviving relatives include her husband, Frank, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Reid Patterson of this city, and Mrs. Victor Veloni of Mount Vernon, Wash.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Bertha Booth of Everett, Mrs. Harland Johnson of Corvallis, Ore., and Mrs. Lee Lacy of Seattle; three brothers, Floyd Booth of South Bend, Wash., Leslie Booth and George Booth of Cottage Grove, Ore. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where private Christian Science services will be read Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1 p. m. Cremation.

BIXBY, Vernon C. - A telegram was received today by Attorney Frank W. Bixby from his wife, stating that his son, Vernon Charles Bixby, had died at a sanitarium in Banning, Cal., this morning (March 1, 1920) at the age of 22 years. Mr. Bixby took the young man there from Bellingham about six weeks ago. The mother will bring the body to Bellingham and funeral announcements will be made by Arthur C. Harlow. Vernon Bixby was prominent in the Whatcom high and Normal schools, where he was a leading athlete, and he was one of the city's first young men to enlist in the war. He was a graduate of the Whatcom high school and was center basketball player at the Normal. He was a member of the Garden Street M. E. church. He enlisted in the coast artillery when he was 19 years of age and was ten months overseas. It was while he was in France that he contracted the disease that caused his death. He had been ill nearly two years. The survivors are the parents, one brother, Earl, of Mount Vernon, and two sisters, Miss Florence Bixby, who is teaching school at Beach, Lummi island, and Miss Miriam Bixby, who lives at home, 303 Twenty-first street.

BJARNSON, Abraham, age 64, 1455 Franklin Street, passed away at home Friday, January 3, (1964). Mr. Bjarnson was a fifty-year resident of this city and was a locomotive engineer for the Great Northern Railway. He was a member of the First Christian Church; F. O. Eagles, Aerie No. 31, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Survivors are his widow, Georgia, at home; three sons, Ronald and Donald, both of this city, and Robert in the U. S. Navy, San Diego; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Woltman of Oakland, California, and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Father W. Robert Webb, Tuesday, January 7 at 3 p.m.

BJERKE, Emma Mary, age 70, formerly a resident of Everson for 20 years, passed away in San Diego, Tuesday, April 22, (1958). Mrs. Bjerke was a member of the Gospel Hall and leaves to survive her husband, Peter T. at home; three sons, Walter E. of Vashon Island, Maynard R. of Seattle, and Merlin W. in Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Hanowell of Nooksack, Mrs. Bernice Maxwell of San Diego and Mrs. Bette Robertson of Formosa; 16 grandchildren; five great - grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted, Thursday, May 1, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BJERKE, Peter T., age 90, Nooksack, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, June 8, (1963). Mr. Bjerke was a fifty year resident of this community; was a mechanic for the Yellow Cab Co. in Seattle before his retirement, and was a member of the Little Church by the Roadside, Seattle. Survivors are three sons, Walter, Moses Lake; Maynard in Calif., and W/O Merlin, White Sands, New Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Maxwell, Seattle; Mrs. Betty Robertson in Virginia; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted in Wisconsin and Christ in Chicago, and two sisters in Wisconsin. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Claire Richards Thursday, June 13 at 3:00 p.m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BJORKLIE, Carl B., age 89, of 405 Irving St. passed away in a local nursing home Friday, Oct. 12, (1962). Mr. Bjorklie had resided in this community since 1907; was a retired commercial fisherman and was a member of the Central Lutheran Church. Surviving relatives are his widow, Christine M. at home; one daughter, Mrs. George Anderson of Seattle; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Aksel Bjorklie and one sister, Miss Tora Bjorklie both in Norway. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor Obed L. G. Vold Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 1:00 P. M. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BJORKLIE, Christine, 100 years old on May 7, passed away Mon. Oct. 10, (1977). She was born in Norway and came to B'ham in 1907. Has resided in a Seattle rest home the past few years. She is a member of the Central Lutheran Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Marie Anderson, 2 grandchildren, Carol Vanderhoof, and Reginald Anderson, also 5 great grandchildren all residing in Seattle. Several nieces & nephews. Private memorial services to be held in Seattle, Wed. eve. followed by cremation.

BJORLIE, Lars P. "Lewis", age 89, of 2838 Ellis Street, passed away at a local hospital, Wednesday afternoon, August 31, (1949) following a short illness. Mr. Bjorlie had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 37 years and was a former employee of the Lee Wholesale Grocery, having retired eight years ago, and was a member of the Central Lutheran Church. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lee Bjorlie; one son, Clarence, of Santa Clara, Calif.; four grandchildren; one brother, Peter Bjorlie, of Pekin, N. D., and one brother and three sisters in Norway. Many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 2, at 2 p. m. within the Central Lutheran Church with the Rev. Oscar Jacobson, pastor, officiating. Interment in Bay View Cemetery under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.

BJORLIE, Sarah, age 92 years, of 2801 James St., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, Nov. 10, (1956) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bjorlie had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 45 years, and was a member of the Central Lutheran Church. She leaves to survive one adopted son, Clarence Bjorlie, of California, four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, including Henry Weber, Palmer Ray and C. A. Lee, all of this city, W. F. and Donald Lee, both of Everett, Mrs. Agnes Rykken, Mrs. Lenora Miller and Mrs. Ella Myhre, all of this city. Funeral services will be conducted within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Oscar A. Jacobson, pastor, officiating. Interment Bayview.

BJORKMAN, Lena, age 99, of Route No. 3, Ferndale, passed away at home, Friday, Feb. 7, (1958) following an extended illness. Mrs. Bjorkman had been a resident of the Ferndale district for the past 40 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Johnson and Mrs. Thea McCall, both of Ferndale; three sons, Victor and Bernard of Tacoma, John of LaSierra, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted, Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p. m. in the Monroe Funeral Chapel in Ferndale with the Rev. A. A. Galbraith officiating. Final resting place, Enterprise Cemetery.

BJORNSON, Halldor, age 86 years, of Blaine, passed away at the home of his daughter in Hallson, North Dakota, on Wednesday, October 13, (1948) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bjornson is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Christine Stevenson, Mrs. Margaret Goodman, Mrs. Doris Olason, and Mrs. Freda Garrett; six sons, Bjorn, Tryggvi, Gvend, Khristjan, Tani and Freeman; also 8 grandchildren. The remains will be received by the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 28, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. H. Sigmar, of Vancouver, B. C., and the Rev. H. S. Sigmar, of Seattle, officiating. Interment in the Blaine Cemetery.

BJORNSON, Herman, age 66, a Blaine resident, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, Nov. 18, (1958) following a short illness. Mr. Bjornson is survived by his wife, Bertha; one brother, Gilse Bjornson in Manitoba; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hellis, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mrs. Nina Sigmar of Glemboro, Manitoba, and Mrs. Bertha Davidson of Souris, Manitoba; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 21, at 12:30 p. m. from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, with the Rev. A. E. Kristjannson officiating. Graveside services at 2:30 p. m. at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Vancouver, B. C.

BJORNSON, Jacobina K., age 63 years, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, February 24, (1948) following a short illness. Mrs. Bjornson had been a resident of Blaine for the past five years. She is survived by her husband, Halldor Bjornson; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Goodman, of Hallson, North Dakota, Mrs. Doris Olason, of Seattle, Mrs. Christine Stevenson, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Mrs. Freda Garrett, of Renton, Wash.; six sons, Bjorn, of Saudi Arabia, Tryggvi, of Orange, New Jersey, Gvend, of Guam, Kristjan, of San Diego, Tani, of Seattle, and Lt. Freeman also of Guam; also eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Kristine Eastman, of Akra, North Dakota, and several nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the McKinney Funeral Home of Blaine where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 28, at 2 p. m. with Dr. K. Sigmar, of Vancouver, B. C., officiating. Interment, Blaine Cemetery.


Mrs. Halldor Bjornson, better known as Bena to young and old alike, passed away Feb. 24, two days before her 64th birthday at the North Bellingham hospital following a brief but severe illness. She was born in Svold, N.D., and leaves her husband, 10 children, eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Steina Eastman of Akra, N.D., to mourn her. Children who have arrived home are her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olason and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tani Bjornson of Seattle; her daughter, Mrs. Leon Garrett of Renton; her daughter, Mrs. John Goodman of Hallson, N.D., and sons, Kris of National City, Calif., Gvend Bjornson and First Lt. Freeman Bjornson, the latter two being flown home from Guam. Her son, Bjorn, home on a two month's leave from Saudi Arabia, departed two days prior to his mother's illness. Other children are her step-daughter, Mrs. Christine Stevenson of Grand Forks, N.D., and her son, Triggvi of Orange, N.J. Pending the arrival of the sons from Guam, funeral arrangements are being planned for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McKinney funeral home with Dr. Harold Sigmar of Vancouver, B.C., officiating in Icelandic and Rev. Harold Sigmar of Seattle, speaking in English.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 26, 1948) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BJORNSON, Jona Kristin, age 85 years, of Blaine, passed away at her home Tuesday, February 10, (1948) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bjornson had been a resident of Blaine for the past seventeen years, and leaves to survive her husband, Sigurjon; one son, Bjorn Bjornson, Seattle; two daughters, Bjorg Goodman, Vancouver, B. C., Mrs. Gudrun Carlstrom, Vancouver, B. C.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, where funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14 at 2 p. m. with the Rev. A. E. Kristjannson officiating. Interment Blaine Cemetery.

BJORNSON, Sigurion, age 90, of Route 2, Blaine, passed away in a local rest home Wednesday, February 27, (1963) following an extended illness. A native of Iceland he had been a resident of the Blaine area since 1930 and was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a member of the Unitariun Church and the Aldan Library Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Carlstrom of Blaine, and Mrs. I. G. Goodman of Vancouver, B. C., one son Bjorn Bjornson of Seattle, one step-daughter in Iceland, 9 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the McKinney Funeral Home, Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m., Rev. G. P. Johnson and Rev. A. A. Kristpansson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Cemetery.

BJORNSON, Thorir, 81, former resident of Blaine, died Monday at the home of a niece in Seattle. He is survived by the niece, Mrs. Diana Rankin, and three nephews, including Barney Hrutfiord, of Blaine. Funeral services will be held at the McKinney chapel in Blaine Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. E. Kristjannson officiating. Interment will be made in the Blaine cemetery.
(From the Bellingham Herald, January 2, 1945) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BLACK, George Dow, age 72, passed away suddenly at his apartment, 212 Champion St., Sunday, March 15, (1959). Mr. Black had been a resident of this community and before his retirement had been a tugboat captain for Bellingham Tug & Barge. Surviving relatives include one sister, Mrs. May Olson of Sedro Woolley, and many nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted Thursday, March 19, at 1 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLACK, Nettie J., age 90 of 1801 "I" St., passed away Wednesday, March 16, (1966). She had been a resident the past 45 years. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Louise Parker; 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Gleason, Sumner, and Ronald Ferry, city. Funeral services Monday, March 21 at 2 p.m. within the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. William J. Gunter, the Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Cremation.

BLACK, Winford Carl, Jr., age 33 of 1439 Iron St., passed away Sunday April 2, 1978. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Winford C. Black Sr. of Clear Lake Highlands, Calif. 1 brother, David Black, City, 2 sisters, Mrs. Norma Bivins, City and Mrs. Darlene Johnson of Flandreau, So. Dakota. Funeral service Wed. April 5, 3pm, Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Back officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLACKBURN, Bertha Jane, age 80, of 1006 No. Garden St., passed away in a local rest home, Tuesday, May 9, (1961) following a brief illness. Mrs. Blackburn had been a resident of Whatcom County since 1910 and had made her home in the Sumas area until 1942 when she moved to Bellingham. She is survived by two sons, Chester and Herbert, both of Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. Vera Tyler of Bellingham; one sister, Mrs. Lura Dameron of Sedro Woolley. Also five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas, Saturday, May 13, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. David Roddey officiating. Burial in the Sumas Cemetery.

BLACKBURN, Dorothy Maude, age 42 years, of 1006 Garden St., passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, Dec. 15, (1954) following an extended illness. Mrs. Blackburn had been a resident of this community for the past 10 years and is survived by her husband, Hubert A. Blackburn; one daughter, Sally Ann, at home; her mother, Mrs. Pearl Straw of Turlock, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Neary of Caldwell, Idaho. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with the Rev. George Rodenberger, pastor of the Knox Presbyterian Church officiating. Cremation.

BLACKBURN, George E., age 66, of 9281 Stein Rd., Custer, passed away Tues., Sept. 6, (1977). A resident of the Custer area since 1920, he had owned and operated Blackburn's Store on the Delta Line Rd. for 25 years, he also had worked at the commissary at Ft. Graham, Alaska. He was a member of the Custer Sportsmans Club, the Rifleman's Assn. and the Delta Grange. Surviving a sister, Beatrice Johnson of Lynden; a brother, Frank of Custer; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Veroske's McKinney Funeral Home, Thurs., Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Hartley Christensen officiating. Burial in Haynie Cemetery.

BLACKBURN, Hubert A., age 70, of Seattle, passed away Sun. April 1, 1979. Mr. Blackburn had resided in Seattle for the past 10 years & was a former longtime resident of B'ham. in which he was a retired businessman being the former owner of the Blackburn Office Equipment. He leaves to survive 1 daughter, Sally Lundgren of 4287 King Dr., West Richland, WA. 99352. 2 grandchildren, 1 brother, C.A. Blackburn of Puyallup, 1 sister, Vera Tyler of Palmer, Alaska. At his request there were no services & memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

BLACKBURN, Ida May, age 91, of 2428 Nevada Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, May 24, (1953). Mrs. Blackburn had resided here for the past 15 years and was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Atwood, of this city, and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. C. Eugene Sabin Wednesday, May 27, at 3 p. m. Final resting place Bay View.

BLACKBURN, Lewis Alfred, age 70 years, of 1006 N. Garden, Bellingham, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, May 24, (1958) following a lingering illness. He was a former resident of Sumas since 1909, and had resided in Bellingham the past 14 years. He is survived by his wife, Bertha J. Blackburn; one daughter, Mrs. Vera Tyler; 2 sons, Chester A. and Hubert A., all of Bellingham; five grandchildren; one sister, Eva Barnes, of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 27, at 2 p.m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas. Interment Sumas Cemetery.

BLACKBURN, Mary E., age 96 years, of 2217 Henry Street, passed away at a local hospital Saturday, March 21, (1953) following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Bellingham for the past four years. Mrs. Blackburn is survived by two daughters, Myrtle Sehorn, of Rt. 4, Snohomish, Mrs. Opal Fry, of Sedro Woolley; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 24, at 1 p. m. within the Bakeman and Whyte Chapel in Snohomish under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Machias Cemetery.

BLACKMAN, Clemence T., age 67, of 2838 Nevada St., passed away Sunday, June 25, 1978. Mr. Blackman was a 25 year resident of the community, an iron worker, member of William Matthews Post No. 1585 VFW, and the Iron Workers Union Local No. 505. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; 1 son, Clemence M. Blackman of this city; 4 daughters, Mrs. Donna Melland, city, Patricia Torres, San Jose, Calif., Sheila M. Blackman, Ketchikan, Alaska and Jacque L. Blackman, St. Paul, Minn.; 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Clare Blackman, South Bend, Wa., Paul Blackman, Farmington, New Mexico; 1 sister, Mrs. Bess McKelvey, El Paso, Texas. Memorial graveside services at Bay View Cemetery will be conducted by the officers of William Matthews Post 1585 VFW, Thurs., June 29, 3 p.m. Cremation at Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home.

BLACKMAN, E. J., age 81 years, of Glacier Star Route, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, January 22, (1946) following a lingering illness. He was formerly operator of the stage between Mosquito Lake and Bellingham. Mr. Blackman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva M. Blackman, and one son, Donald of Bellingham. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Thursday, January 24, at 10 a. m. with Rev. Clarence Haugen officiating. Interment in Bay View Cemetery.

BLACKMAN, Eva, age 82, formerly of the American Hotel, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, April 30, (1961). Widow of the late Edward J. Blackman, she resided in the Wickersham and Deming areas from 1908 to 1946 and had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 15 years. Survivors are one son, Donald Blackman, of Bellingham; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Sickles, in Michigan. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Kaelin Tuesday, May 2 at 3 p.m. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.

BLACKMAN, Merrill Dean (Rusty), 2838 Nevada St., age 26, passed away in Anchorage, Alaska, (Oct. 1974). A 20 year resident of this city, Mr. Blackman was a 1965 graduate of Bellingham High School and served with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam for 4 years. He was a firemen for the Alaska Railroad. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Blackman, City; 1 son, David Russell of Spokane; 4 sisters, Mrs. Donna Jo Melland, City; Mrs. Patricia C. Alanic, San Jose, Calif., Miss Sheila Mae Blackman, Seattle, Miss JacqueLynn Blackman, St. Paul, Minn.; 1 brother, Clemence M. Blackman, City; his grandmother, Mrs. Bess Blackman, El Paso, Texas; grandfather, Olaf Thoreson, Port Orchard, Wash. Memorial services will be conducted by Rev. Donald Clinton, Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home.

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BLACKSTOCK, William Charles, age 92, of 1509 E. Victor Street, passed away in a local hospital on Wednesday, June 6, (1962). Mr. Blackstock was a retired carpenter, and had resided in this community for the past 52 years. He was a member of the Carpenters and Jointers Union, Local No. 756, and the Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 31. Survivors are two sons, William H. Blackstock of Bellingham; G. Earl Blackstock, Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Case and Mrs. Rolland Paus, both of Bellingham; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Blackstock, Pennsylvania, and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Holt in Pennsylvania. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Walter R. Naff on Friday, June 8, at 3 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres.

BLACKSTOCK, William H., age 70 of 1313 E. Maryland, passed away Monday, October 5, (1964). Mr. Blackstock was a U. S. Army veteran of WWW I and had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 50 years. He was a member of Laurel Post No. 3685, VFW, Carpenters Local 765. Survivors include his wife, Mabel; 1 daughter, Mrs. Jane Warner of Bellingham; 2 sisters, Mrs. Harold Case and Mrs. Charlotte Paus, both of Bellingham; 1 brother, Earl of Seattle; numerous other relatives. PRIVATE services will be conducted Wednesday, October 7 at 2 p.m. in Moles Funeral Chapel, Rev. John Haygood officiating. Final resting place Greenacres.

BLACKSTONE, Ernest G., of Walla Walla, Wash., formerly of Bellingham, passed away in a local hospital, Friday, July 14, (1961). He is survived by 4 sons, Lowell of this city, Dale of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Denny of Payette, Idaho, Ernest of Fresno, Calif., 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 brother in California. The body will be forwarded to Walla Walla for interment.

BLACKSTONE, Lowell Guy, age 62 of Everett, died Aug. 10, 1978. He was born July 20, 1916 in Missouri & had come to Eastern Washington in 1927. He had lived in B'ham for 32 years before moving to Everett 5 years ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ & the International Woodworkers of America Local No. 3-101, Everett. He is survived by his wife, Eilene of the home; son, Beryl Blackstone of Burlington; 2 sisters, Lowene Dickenson & Loretta English both of Seattle; 3 brothers, Dale Blackstone of Kansas City, MO., Denny Blackstone of Payette, Idaho & Ernest Blackstone of Fresno, CA.; 12 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews. Memorial service will be Sun., Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. at Church of Christ, 2431 Rucker, Everett with Rev. Steve Henley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Purdy & Walters Funeral Home. Viewing hours will be Fri. 8 am-8 pm & Sat. 9 am-9:30 am. Donations to be made to the Church of Christ 2431 Rucker, Everett.

BLACKWELL, Louise, age 67, of 413 Maple St., passed away as the result of an accident, Friday, Jan. 8, (1954). Miss Blackwell had resided in this community for many years and had been associated with the Y. W. C. A. and was a member of Payette Chap. No. 20, O. E. S. of Payette, Idaho. Surviving relatives are an aunt, Mrs. Julia Zimmerman, and cousin, Miss Elizabeth Zimmerman, both of Boise, Idaho. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun and officers of the Eastern Star, Monday, Jan. 11, at 3 p. m. Cremation.

BLAIR, Alice E., age 73 of 409 York St., passed away Sunday Nov. 25, (1979). Mrs. Blair had resided in Bellingham for the past 52 years and leaves to survive 2 sons, Robert & Gerald Blair, both of this city; 1 daughter, Mrs. Irene Placker of Ferndale; 7 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Bessie McCarthy of Rosedale, B.C. Funeral services will be conducted Wed., Nov. 28 at 11 am. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. J. Timothy Lann officiating, followed by cremation. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

BLAIR, Frank Hill, age 57, of 1015 Samish Highway, passed away at home, Monday, Aug. 24, (1959). Mr. Blair had resided in Bellingham for the past three years and leaves to survive his widow, Pearle, at home; mother, Mrs. Effie Blair of Victor, Mont.; three brothers, Edward of Victor, Mont., Lee of Kalispell, Mont. and Louis, of Hamilton, Mont.; two sisters, Mrs. Johnsie Hinman of Victor, Mont., and Mrs. Lucille Smith of Havre, Mont. The remains were forwarded to the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville, Mont., for services and burial.

BLAIR, Harriet A., age 73, of 1234 Marine Dr., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, July 17, (1960). Miss Blair had resided in Bellingham for the past 14 years and leaves to survive one brother, Archie Blair, of Bellingham and one sister, Mrs. Roy Bowman, of LaCrescenta, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Grant Whipple, Wednesday, July 20, at 3 p. m. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.

BLAIR, Helen M., age 58 of 3320 Alderwood passed away Tues., July 17, 1979. Mrs. Blair had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 32 years. She was employed at Lowman & Heily. She leaves to survive her husband, Robert of the family home, 1 son, Dennis Robert of this city; 2 daughters, Katherine Alice Smith of Custer & Patsy Jean Blair of Santa Rosa, CA; Twin Granddaughter(s), Tanis Marie & Shannon Carol Smith, Custer; 1 brother, Art Maney of Rostern, Sask.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Irene Wingerg of Red Deer, Alberta & Mrs. Mary Trickett of Toronto. Numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thurs., July 19, 1979 at 1 P.M. in the chapel of The Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Callahan officiating. Interment, Greenacres. Memorials may be made to The Heart Association.

BLAIR, Margaret Lewis, who wrote a "Shopping with Sally" column and started an interest in recipes on (sic) The Bellingham Herald from 1928 to the early 1930s, died March 22, (1978) at her Merced, Calif., home. She had last visited Bellingham when she attended the 50th reunion of her Fairhaven High class in 1974. She is survived by a sister, Marigen Atkins, of Bellingham, and a brother in Seattle.

BLAIR, Marie Idella, age 38, of 2814 Lyle St., passed away at home Sunday, April 14, (1957). Mrs. Blair had resided in this community the past 11 years and was a member of the Congregational Church. Surviving relatives include the husband, Douglas, at home; two sons, David Alan and Douglas Neil at home; two daughters, Robin Sue and Patricia Irene, at home; sister, Mrs. Mildred I. Schulz on Mindanao, P. I. and her mother, Mrs. Maude Wentworth, Mountlake Terrace. Remains rest at Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth where private services will be conducted Wednesday, April 17, by Dr. W. Carl Calhoun at 11 a. m. Memorial services will follow at the Congregational Church at 1:30 p. m. Cremation.

BLAIR, Martha, age 86, of 2231 Williams Street, passed away in a local hospital, Saturday, March 5, (1955). Mrs. Blair had resided in Bellingham for the past 55 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge No. 43 and Past Guardian Neighbor of Neighbors of Woodcraft. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Winona Gronning, Whitier, Alaska; three nephews, Ray Eggleston and Theodore H. Eggleston, both of this city, and Milton L. Eggleston, Seattle. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p. m. within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Durden, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Active pallbearers will be C. V. Barlindal, Henry Dewar, J. B. Brannian, Nicholas Duponti, Albert J. Lindquist and Vernon Downing. Interment Bay View Cemetery.

BLAIR, Robert, age 63, of 3103 Cottonwood, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, July 30, (1958) following a short illness. Mr. Blair had resided in Bellingham the past 31 years and was a member of the Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 194, and was retired plant foreman of the Pacific Laundry. He leaves to survive his wife, Alice E. Blair at the family home; two sons, Robert Jr. and Gerald Blair; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Placker, all of this city; six grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Isabella Blair of Powell River, B. C.; one brother, Tom Blair of Vancouver, B. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Mark Lee of Vancouver, B. C., and Mrs. John Collins of Powell River, B. C. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Aug. 1, from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Harrison officiating, followed by cremation.

BLAISDELL, Mabel, age 60, of Ellensburg, passed away in that city, Friday, September 23, (1949). Mrs. Blaisdell was a former resident of the Lynden district. Surviving relatives include her husband, George Blaisdell; her mother, Mrs. J. J. Aldrich, of Ellenburg; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Morgan, of Fall City; Mrs. Pearl Corgee, of Port Angeles, and Mrs. Shirley Telgemhof, of Seattle; three brothers, Dan Aldrich, of Lynden; Earl Aldrich of Malone, and Glen Aldrich, of Valdez, Alaska. Funeral services were conducted within the Nooksack Advent Christian Church, Monday, September 26, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Paul E. Friedman officiating. Interment in Nooksack Cemetery under the direction of Gillies in Lynden.

BLAKE, Anna C., age 85 of 6096 Lawrence Rd., died Thurs. Dec. 13, 1979. A resident of this community since 1898, she is survived by 2 sons, Frank of Everson and Donald of Castro Valley, Calif., 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wenstrom of Fair greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held Mon., Dec. 17, 1979 at 3:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery. Local arrangements by Jones Funeral Home. (Looks like 1 or more lines were skipped.)

BLAKE, Annetta, age 74 of 1475 Grant St. passed away in a local hospital on Saturday, Aug. 20, (1960) following an extended illness. Mrs. Blake had resided in Bellingham for the past 43 years. She was a member of the Church of the Assumption and a past member of the Altar Society. She leaves to survive four sons, Richard J., George T., Alving E. of Bellingham and Robert D. of Seattle, one daughter Irene V. Blake of Bellingham, nine grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p. m. in the Chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Requiem mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Assumption Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a. m. Interment Bayview.

BLAKE, Chester T., 1423 Lake Whatcom Blvd., age 61, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, (1974). A 22 year resident, Mr. Blake was owner and operator of the Geneva Grocery Store. He was a member of Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7 American Legion and Bellingham Lodge No. 194 BPOE. Surviving are his wife, Eileen; an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. George Blake, Plainfield, Illinois an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blake. Services will be conducted by Mr. Doug Anderson Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment Bay View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

BLAKE, George N., a lifetime resident of the community, died Wednesday, December 20, (1972). he lived at 430 16th Street. He was a retired assistant manager of Seattle First National Bank, the Bellingham branch. He was 73 years of age at the time of death and a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Bellingham Bay Masonic Lodge 44, F & AM. Surviving him are the widow, Grace; two sons, Edward, Bellingham and John, Cypress, California; a daughter Jane Bourlier, Seattle; a sister Mrs. John Williams, Bellingham; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were directed by Westford Funeral Home.

BLAKE, George Washington, age 66, of Marysville, passed away suddenly at Cultus Lake, B. C., Saturday, May 14, (1949). Mr. Blake had been a resident of Sumas for the past three months. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 20, at 2 p. m. in the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas. Interment in the Sumas Cemetery.

BLAKE, Grace M., age 79 of 3460 Emma Rd., passed away Tues., Nov. 20, (1979). Mrs. Blake had been a resident of Bellingham for many years, and was retired from the Registrar Office & Book Store at WWU. She leaves to survive 2 sons, Edward N. of this city and John W. of Lynnwood, Calif., 1 daughter, Jane Bourlier of Seattle; 5 grandchildren; 2 greatgrandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Mae Pride of this city; 1 brother, Homer Pride of Yakima; several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Fri. Nov. 23 at 10:30 am from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. Doug Anderson officiating.

BLAKE, Henry J., age 80 of Rt. 1, Blaine, passed away in a local hospital Friday, Feb. 20, (1970). A retired custodian engineer for the Seattle School District, he had made his home in Blaine for the past 11 years. Surviving are his wife Rose; 1 sister, Mrs. Alice Lichenberger and a niece Mrs. Marjorie Chapin, both of Seattle. Funeral services will be held at Veroske-McKinneys Funeral Home, Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Walter at 3:00 p.m. in Washelli Mausoleum in Seattle with officers of Arcana Lodge No. 87 F&AM in charge.

BLAKE, Mary Jane, age 82, of 430 Sixteenth Street, passed away at the family home Thursday, October 29, (1953). Mrs. Blake had resided in this community for the past 56 years and was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives include one son, George N. Blake of Bellingham and one daughter, Mrs. John Roy Williams of Bellingham; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson Monday, November at 1 p. m. Final resting place Bay View.

BLAKE, Robert A., age 79 years, of 1475 Grant Street, passed away at the family home, Saturday, Dec. 5, (1953) following a brief illness. Mr. Blake had resided in Bellingham since 1917. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Elks Lodge B. P. O. E. No. 194, and the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Ass'n. Mr. Blake is survived by his wife, Annetta Blake; four sons, Robert D. of Seattle, George T., Richard J., Alvin F., and one daughter, Miss Irene Blake, all of Bellingham; two brothers, Arthur Blake in San Francisco, and Morrison Blake of New York City; one sister, Mrs. Min Bryant of Rochester, N. Y., and eight grandchildren. The Rev. James M. Wilson will officiate at funeral services Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p. m. within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist-Jerns Funeral Home, followed by the ritualistic services of the Elks Lodge. Interment, Bay View Cemetery.

BLAKE, Thomas, age 82, 2413 Lynn Street, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, (1966). Mr. Blake had resided in this City the past ten years, and was a retired Barber. He was a 50 year member of Wilmington Lodge No. 208, F.&A.M., Wilmington, Ill.; Modern Woodmen of America, and the Barbers Local in Joliet, Ill. Survivors are a son, Chester, of this City; four brothers, Henry Blake, Van Nuys, Calif.; George Blake of Plainfield, Ill.; Richard and Benjamin Blake of Habenmoore, Sask. Services were conducted today, Feb. 4 by Chester Rutledge at 3:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. The remains will be forwarded to Aneroid, Saskatchewan for burial.

BLAKELY, David W., aged 75 years, passed away Tuesday evening in a Bellingham hospital. He had been ill for sometime and had resided in Blaine for the past 32 years. Surviving are three sons, Stewart of Blaine, Fred of Bellingham and Edward in the U. S. Navy; a daughter, Mrs. Jennie Weeman in Oregon; a brother, William in Ontario; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is resting at the Purdy & McKinney Funeral Home awaiting word from relatives for funeral arrangements.
(From The Blaine Journal, November 19, 1942) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

BLAKELY, Edward A., age 68, resident of LaConner passed away in Island Hospital, Anacortes Sat. Jan. 7th, (1978?). He was born in Fargo, N. Dakota Aug. 15, 1909. He was raised in Blaine where he graduated from high school. He attended college in B'ham. & Ellensburg. He was married to Myrtle Martin May 29, 1939 in Everett. Mr. Blakely was employed with the Columbia Cement Co. until retiring in 1967. He had been a resident of LaConner the past 9 years. Survivors; wife Myrtle of LaConner. Step-daughter Mrs. Lorraine Wargo of Enumclaw. 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Sister, Jennie Weeman of Mill Valley, CA. Brother, Fred Blakely of B'ham. Preceded in death by a brother, Stuart of B'ham. Funeral services will be held in the Kern Funeral Chapel, Weds. Jan. 11th at 1pm. Burial in Hawthorne Lawn Cemetery.

BLAKELY, Stewart, age 78 of 3205 Peabody, passed away Fri., Oct. 28, 1977. A resident of Whatcom Co. for the past 67 years, he was a member of the Senior Activities Center and had been employed as a sawyer prior to his retirement. Surviving, his wife, Matie; 1 son, Clyde (Skip) Blakely of Blaine; daughter, Caroll Jones of Wheaton, Illinois; 2 brothers, Fred of Bellingham, Edward of LaConner; a sister, Jennie Weeman of Calif.; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Veroske's Bellingham Chapel, Mon., Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Washington Children's Home.

BLAKESLEE, Lewis A., age 70 years, a resident of the county for the past 40 years, passed away suddenly at his home, Route 1, Ferndale, Monday afternoon, March 19, (1945). Mr. Blakeslee was a Grange member and a member of the North Bellingham Methodist Church. He is survived by the widow, Minnie; six daughters, Mrs. Florence Ross, Route 1, Ferndale, Mrs. Virginia Nelson and Mrs. Mary Larson, both of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Beth Ferri, Spokane, Mrs. Jean Kunzman, Bellingham, Mrs. Grace Bartelds, Everson; three sons, William, Vancouver, Wash., Frank, in the Middle West and Berton in the U. S. army. The remains rest at the Monroe Funeral Home in Ferndale where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 22, at 2 p. m. with Rev. Henry Cross officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.

BLAKESLEY, LeRoy, age 80, of 700-32nd St., passed away Weds. Oct. 18, 1978. Survived by 1 cousin, Willis Blakesley of Seattle. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Earl Crouse, Tues. Oct. 24th at 10:30am a(t) the Sumas Cemetery. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

BLAKEWAY, Hubert D., age 63, of Tillicum Beach, Camano Island, formerly of Bellingham-Ferndale area, died Tues. May 4th, (1976) while on vacation in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born July 30, 1912 in Blue Hill, Neb. And as a young boy moved with his family to Beattie & Summerfield, Kansas. Married to Vera Holloway in July of 1931. Living in Kansas & Neb. moving to Bellingham-Ferndale area in 1954. Worked for the Coast Truck Lines, which is now O.N.C., retiring in 1973. They had resided on Camano Island since 1974. Mr. Blakeway attended the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 231 of Bellingham. He is survived by his wife, Vera at home, 4 sons, Max of Jessup, Iowa, Dale & Bill both US Marine Corp Base, 20 Palms, Calif., Roger of Ferndale, one daughter, Mrs. James (Beverly) Taylor of Seattle, one brother, Gordon of Marysville, Kan. One sister, Maude Koch of Lincoln, Neb., 22 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday May 14 at the Camino Lutheran Cemetery with the Rev. Sherman Snow officiating under the direction of the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood, the casket will remain open until 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Gilbertson Funeral Home.

BLALOCK, Seth W., age 57, a resident of Ferndale for 18 years, died March 10, 1997, at his home from esophageal cancer. He was born March 5, 1940, in Greensboro, N.C. He married Carmen Lydia Cabeza on March 28, 1959, in Miami, Fla. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 19 years, and for U.S. Customs for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, Carmen, of Everson; son Wesley Blalock and wife Marie of Brewster, Wash.; granddaughter Amanda Blalock of Brewster; daughter Lydia Blalock of Olympia; sister Evangeline Parker of Florida; brother David Blalock of Florida, Paul Blalock of Colorado and Matthew Blalock of Idaho; mother-in-law Carmen Cabeza of Everson; a favorite niece, Patricia Quintana of California; and numbers other family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Delmer C. Blalock; mother, Fannie Pickett Blalock Williamson; and a brother, Joseph Blalock. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home and Crematorium.
From the Ferndale Record Journal, March 15, 1997) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BLANCHARD, Anna K., age 71, a resident of Bellingham for the past 68 years. Passed away Friday Feb. 11, (1977). Surviving are, a son Allen Blanchard of Yakima. A step-son, Chester Veratt of Bellingham. 2 brothers, Emil Jensen of Kirkland & Mel Jensen of Ferndale. A sister, Linda Hovde of Edmonds. Also, 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Veroskes Bellingham Chapel, Weds., Feb. 16 at 1 pm with the Rev. Robert E. Johnson officiating. Burial in Greenacres.

BLANCHARD, William LeRoy, age 64 years, passed away at Seattle Wednesday, January 17, (1945). Mr. Blanchard had resided here the past six months, making his home at 1075 Old Guide Road. Deceased was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and leaves the following survivors; the widow, Alma Nora Blanchard, at home; one step-son, Harvey S. Mowrey, Army Air Corps; two step-daughters, Mrs. Martha E. Kapp, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Constance Buckles, Larwill, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Coverston, Fallon, Nev., Mrs. Goldie Werner, La Grange, Ind., and Mrs. Barbara Henline, Bellingham Route 1; four brothers, Thomas, Scott, Charles and Lyman, all of Indiana; also seven grandchildren. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted Monday, January 22, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.

BLAND, Thomas Milton, age 69 years, of 204 Flora Street, passed away at his home Thursday morning, September 18, (1947). He had resided in Bellingham for the past forty-five years and prior to his retirement he had worked as city water inspector for thirty-five years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by three sons, Ellis, William and Clyde, all of Bellingham, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home Saturday, September 20, at 3 p. m. with the Rev. Ivan B. Bell of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLANK, John H., age 81 years, of 1509 East Victor St., passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Jan. 4, (1956). He was a former resident of the Lynden district. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nellie Sheffield, of Marshall, Minn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a. m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden with the Rev. Floyd Wells officiating. Interment in Burlington Cemetery.

BLANKENBURG, Helen Lucille, age 33 of Everett, passed away at a local hospital, Thursday, June 9, (1955) as a result of an accident. Mrs. Blankenburg was an employee of the Everett Pulp Co. She is survived by her husband, Ernest B.; three children, Danny, Judy and Dean, all at home; three brothers and one sister, all of Everett. Arrangements are pending at the Westford Funeral Home.

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BLANKENSHIP, George E. - Olympia, August 16. - Masonic funeral services were set for this afternoon for George E. Blankenship, 89, native-born Olympia pioneer, founder of the Olympia Daily Recorder, forerunner of the present Daily Olympian. He died Thursday (Nov. 1948) at Seattle at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. V. Abel, with whom he had made his home. He was born here July 17, 1858. His father, Col. George C. Blankenship, served under Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens in the early Indian Wars and was sheriff of Thurston County in territorial days. He was educated in the territorial university & worked as a compositor & printer in Seattle - San Francisco before starting the Daily Recorder. ...(not finished)

BLANKERS, Anna, age 91 of 717 Judson St., Lynden, passed away at her home Sunday, July 2, (1961). Mrs. Blankers had been a resident of Lynden since 1902 and was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church. Surviving are 2 sons, Herman and Dick Rutgers, both of Lynden; 2 daughters, Mrs. Johanna Hoeksema of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Carolyn Kok of Lynden, a stepdaughter, Miss Bertha Blankers of Lynden; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Boeve of Prairie View, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lena Blankers of Lynden; also 14 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 11 great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Second Christian Reformed Church Wednesday July 5, 10:30 a.m., Rev. William Reinsma officiating. Burial will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery, under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

BLANKERS, Arnold A., 67 years of age, passed away suddenly in a Bellingham hospital Tuesday afternoon, December 21, (1943). He was born December 2, 1876, in Veen, The Netherlands. The widow, Helena, survives, and also six sons, Bertis, Arnold, Robert, Gerrit, Ernest and Ceger, all of the Lynden district; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Bajema, Lynden, and Mrs. Gladys Cook, Portland; two brothers, L. Blankers, of Lynden and Ceger, of the Netherlands; three sisters, Nellie, Pternella and Marie, all of The Netherlands, and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 24, at 2 p.m., in the First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden, by Rev. D. Hollebeck, under the direction of Knapp & Knapp. Interment will be in Monumenta Cemetery.

BLANKERS, Laurens, age 77 years, of Lynden, passed away suddenly at his home, Friday morning, August 30, (1946). He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Rutgers Blankers; one daughter, Bertha Blankers, of Lynden; six sons, Gerrit, Cornelius, Laurens, Bert, Anthony and Maurice, all in Iowa; four step-children, Mrs. G. Hoeksema, of Chicago, Herman and Dick Rutgers and Mrs. Egbert Kok, all of Lynden; also fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 31, at 1:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, with Rev. J. F. Schuurmann officiating. The remains will be shipped to Sheldon, Iowa, for interment.

BLICK, John, age 61, of Rt. No. 3, Ferndale, passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 6, (1958) following an extended illness. He had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Gilbert, Ferndale, Mrs. Maxine Meyers of Echo, Ore.; three brothers, Charlie of Bellingham, Roy of Spokane, Dick of Everett; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Smith of Seattle; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Monroe Funeral Chapel, Saturday, Oct. 11, at 3 p. m. with Rev. Carl Calhoun officiating. Final resting place in the family plot in Enterprise Cemetery. The family would appreciate contributions to the Cancer Fund.

BLICK, Phoebe, age 65 years, 2431 Toledo Street, passed away at a local hospital, Monday, October 14, (1946) after a brief illness. Mrs. Blick had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past thirty-nine years and was a member of the Church of Truth. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Young, Bellingham; four sons, Richard Blick, Everett, Wash. John, of Ferndale, Charley, of Bellingham, and Roy, of Spokane; her mother, Mrs. Hattie Hudson, Bellingham; five brothers, Ray L. Hudson, Bellingham, Glen E. and Archie R., both of Mission, B. C., Chester A., of Seattle, and Perry L., of Saskatchewan; also twelve grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 16, at 2 p. m. with Rev. Margaret Whitney Kupfer, officiating. Cremation. Those acting as casket bearers will be: Messrs. Jack Hansen, John Conlin, Michael Slater, Einar Granburg, August Anderson and Clarence Swanger.

BLICK, William F., age 65 years, of 1825 Bakerview Rd., passed away in a local hospital, Thursday, Jan. 17, (1957) following a brief illness. Mr. Blick had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 50 years, and was a well-known retired farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Iris Hall and Mrs. Lois Swenson, both of this city; six grandchildren; one brother, Con Blick of Buhl, Idaho; mother-in-law, Mrs. Cora Hallett. Numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Austin A. Chamberlain, pastor of the United Brethren Evangelical Church, officiating. Interment, Woodlawn.

BLISS, Carolyn Sue, age 19, of 6886 Vista Dr., Ferndale passed away Thurs., Aug. 11, (1977). Carolyn had been a resident of Ferndale her entire lifetime. Was a member of the United Church of Ferndale & the Ferndale High School Class of '76. She is survived by; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bliss of Ferndale. 2 sisters, Barbara Lynn Bliss of Ferndale & Merideth Willis of Ferndale. Her grandmother, Mrs. Leona Levin of Blaine. Numerous other relatives including aunts, Barbara Bourne of Olympia & Judy Lee of Ferndale. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Graham Hutchins, Monday Aug. 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the United Church of Ferndale. Burial will follow in Enterprise Cemetery under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. The family would appreciate memorials to the Carolyn Bliss Nursing Scholarship Fund at the Ferndale Branch of ONB.

BLISS, Charles King, age 80 years, of East Sound, Wash., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, August 2, (1953) following a lingering illness. Mr. Bliss was the Head Master Minertus of the Lakeside School for Boys in Seattle, and a member of the Phi Beta Theta Fraternity. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie H. Bliss, at home; three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 5, at 3 p. m. with (in) the St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Fr. George Pratt, of Abbotsford, B. C., officiating, followed by cremation under direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.

BLISS, Lucius T., age 67, passed away in a local hospital Sat., Feb. 19, (1977). Graveside services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Bayview Cemetery with Rev. Albert Archer officiating, under the direction of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home.

BLISS, Milton, age 73, of 900 Roeder Avenue, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, Dec. 15, (1953). Mr. Bliss had been a life resident of this community and was a retired carpenter. Surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude and Mrs. Laura L. Harvey, both of Bellingham; one brother, George H. Bliss of ElMonte, Calif.; three nieces, Mrs. John Richey and Mrs. Fern Granberg, both of Bellingham, and Mrs. Irene Johnson of Everett; six nephews, Charles M. Hammell and Lester C. Harvey, both of Bellingham; Milton C. Hammell of Hoquiam, Clifford D. Bliss of Shoshone, Idaho, Clayton G. Bliss of Ione, Wash., and Gordon F. Bliss of Newport, Wash. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. C. C. Hovda Friday, Dec. 18, at 10:30 A. M. Final resting place Woodlawn.

BLISS, Norman W., age 71, of 8621 Harborview Rd., Blaine passed away Thurs., Feb. 5, (1976). Mr. Bliss had been a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and is survived by his wife, Pearl; one son, James of Ferndale; 2 daughters, Barbara Bourne of Bellingham, Betty Jefferson of Ferndale; 5 step-daughters, Betty Honrud of Bellingham, Shirley Larson of Seattle, Charlotte Rouse of Milo, Oregon, Joanne Graves and Claudia Unruh both of Ferndale; 1 brother, Harold of Casa Grande, Ariz.; 1 sister, Mildred Walker of Sooke, B.C.; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted in Moles Funeral Home, Mon., Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Enterprise Cemetery.

BLIVEN, James Albert - Visitation for James "Jim" Albert Bliven of Bellingham will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Greenacres Funeral Home near Ferndale. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Husman officiating. Burial will follow at Greenacres Memorial Park. Mr. Bliven died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his home. He was 58. Born Feb. 9, 1941, to Kenneth and Mina (Van Etten) Bliven in Bellingham, he had been a lifetime Whatcom County resident. On Jan. 18, 1964, he married Corrine Pruno in Bellingham. Mr. Bliven worked for the Bellingham Fire Department for 22 years before retiring in 1989. Mr. Bliven was a member of Bellingham Moose Lodge No. 493. An avid gardener, he loved hunting and camping and converting buses into motor homes. His brother, Harold Bliven, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, of the family home daughters Brenda Ferrell of Bellingham and Rhonda Reed of Ferndale son Jay Bliven of Bellingham mother Mina Lingbloom of Bellingham father Kenneth and stepmother Gen Bliven of Otis, Ore. sister LeeAnn Caviness of Bellingham four grandchildren and many other relatives.

BLIVEN, Mary E., age 74 years, of Lynden, passed away in Carson City, Nev., (July, 1951) following a short illness. She had been a resident of the Lynden district for the past 27 years and leaves to survive, four daughters, Mrs. Edna Look, of Hood River, Ore., Mrs. Della Edwards, of Puyallup, Wash., Mrs. Blanche Loucks, of Fife Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Bernice Young, of Ferndale; two sons, Leroy of Portland, Ore., and Wesley, of Bellingham; also 33 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p. m. from the Gillies funeral home in Lynden with the Rev. Cecil Barner officiating. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLIVEN, Wesley J., age 83, 3226 McLeod Rd., Bellingham, passed away in Bellingham on Tues., Dec. 25, 1984. Born April 16, 1901 in St. Joseph's, Missouri, Mr. Bliven moved to Whatcom County from Montana in 1924. Prior to his retirement he owned and operated a barber shop in Maple Falls for many years. He was married to Laura Brewster in Saskatchewan, Canada on April 19, 1918. Survived by his wife, Laura; 4 daughters, Vera VanderYacht of Deming, Violet Walker of Bellingham, Virginia and husband Cliff Thistle of Bellingham, Velaura and husband David Klineman of Bellingham; 2 sons, Virgil and wife Betty of Ferndale, Victor and wife Catherine of Sumas; 17 grandchildren; 34 greatgrandchildren; a greatgreatgrandson; a brother, Roy, of Portland, Oregon; 2 sisters, Bernice Young of Ferndale and Della Edwards of Puyallup; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. in the Deming Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Loper officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Falls Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.

BLIVEN, William Burton, age 79, of Lynden, passed away at his home, Friday, April 29, (1949). Mr. Bliven had been a resident of this district for the past 25 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 212, A. F. & A. M., in Hallock, Minn. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mary Bliven; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Look, of Hood River, Oregon, Mrs. Della Edwards, of Puyallup, Wash., Mrs. Blanche Loucks, of Fife Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Mrs. Bernice Young, of Ferndale; two sons, Leroy, of Portland, Oregon, and Wesley, of Bellingham; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Eisenwich, of Los Angeles, Calif.; thirty-three grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 4, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Dick A. DeYoung, at the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLOCK, Ben, age 65, of 2316 J Street, passed away at a local hospital, Monday morning, April 3, (1950) following a lingering illness. Mr. Block was born in Lithuania and had been a resident of Bellingham for the last 35 years. Surviving relatives include his wife Rose, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sullivan, both at home, and a son, Myer Block, of Olympia. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, April 4, at 11:30 a. m. at Bay View Cemetery, under the direction of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home.

BLOCK, Rose, age 74, of 2316 J St., passed away Monday, December 20, (1965) in a local hospital following an extended illness. She had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 55 years. Survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Harold Sullivan of Bellingham; 1 son, Myer Block of Tacoma; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rabbi Richard Rosenthal of Tacoma officiating. Burial followed in Beth Israel Cemetery.

BLOCKLEY, Susan H. - Funeral services for Mrs. Susan H. Blockley, Deming, have been scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home. Mrs. Blockley, 63, died in an auto accident Wednesday (Oct. 14, 1970). A 34-year resident of Whatcom County, she was owner of the Tel-Su-Hobby Shop, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are one son, Bill Blockley of Deming; two daughters, Mrs. Wilna J. Baisden and Mrs. Dwight A. Brunk, both of Seattle; nine grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Jessie D. Ritzheimer of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; two brothers, Fred Ritzheimer of Coeur d'Alene, and William Ritzheimer of Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Turner and Mrs. Eunice Horton, both in Santa Paula, Calif. Burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLOCKLEY, William Howard Sr., age 51, Glacier Star Route, Deming, passed away in a local hospital Monday, Nov. 5, (1962). Mr. Blockley had resided in the Deming area for the past 26 years; was a retired logger, had been a fire warden for the Washington Department of Natural Resources for many years, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are his widow, Susan H., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma J. Baisden, Taiwan, Formosa, Miss Dwight Ann Blockley, Seattle; one son, William H. Jr., Deming; four grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Granger, Lake Stevens; three brothers, Henry H. Blockley, Tacoma, Jesse Granger Jr., Marysville, Ray A. Granger, Lake Stevens; one sister, Mrs. Delores Minnish, Lake Stevens and nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Denton Sutton, Friday, Nov. 9, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLODGETT, Anton, age 84, of 1509 E. Victor, passed away at a local hospital Monday, March 26, (1951) following a short illness. Mr. Blodgett was a member of the Church of the Assumption. He is survived by relatives in Italy. Requiem mass will be said Thursday, March 29, at 8:15 a. m. within the Church of the Assumption with the Rev. Fr. Bernard Cremer celebrant. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.

BLODGETT, Clifford Leroy, age 58, of 2841 McLeod Road, passed away at his home Thursday, Feb. 11, (1954). Mr. Blodgett had resided in Bellingham for the past 49 years and had served with the Bellingham Police Department for many years, as police chief and in many other capacities, currently holding the position as assistant chief of police. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, had served with the U. S. Marines during the first World War, was a member of the American Legion, Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7, the 40 et 8, the William Matthews Post No. 1535 of the V.F.W., was a graduate of the F.B.I. National Police Academy in 1943, was a member of the Northwest Check Investigators and the Washington Police Officers Association. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Nellie Blodgett at home; a son, Clayton Blodgett; a daughter, Mrs. Ermine Hendrix; three grandchildren, Sandra, Karen and Lawrie Hendrix; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Depew, all of Bellingham; and a great number of other relatives. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Clarence J. Forsberg and Rev. Clarence Haugen in the Garden Street Methodist Church Monday, February 15, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BLODGETT, Lucy E., age 81, of 2505 Ellis Street, passed away in a local hospital Monday, May 3, (1948). Mrs. Blodgett had resided in this community for the past forty-three years and was a member of the First Congregational Church. Surviving relatives are one son, Clifford L., and one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle M. DePew, both of Bellingham; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; one brother Platt Hickok, of Bellingham; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Clark, of Seattle, Mrs. Hattie Crooks, of Waterloo, Iowa, Mrs. Myrtle Ransom, of Ionia, Iowa, and Mrs. Ethel Laufer, of Hampshire, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews in Bellingham and the East. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun, Friday, May 7, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

BLOM, Karl Otto, age 80 of Route 2, Ferndale passed away Sunday, July 12, (1959) in a local hospital following an extended illness. He was a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 56 years and was a member of Bethel Temple and a charter member of the W.C.D.A. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Earl Hitt of Ferndale, Mrs. T. E. Reid of Raymond, Mrs. Hannah Bedian of Pasadena and Mrs. James Muller of Auburn, two sons, Karl of Ferndale and Oscar of Buckley; 8 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren; 1 sister in Sweden. Funeral services will be conducted in the Moles' Monroe Funeral Chapel Wednesday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. Final resting place in the family plot Mountain View Cemetery.

BLOM, Pfc Leonard, age 22 years, passed away Monday, December 17, (1945) at Madigan Hospital, Tacoma. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. O. Blom, of Route 3, Ferndale; five sisters, Mrs. Ares Bedian, of Seattle, Mrs. William Reed and Mrs. Earl Hitt, of Ferndale, Mrs. William Nelson, of Houghton, Wash., Mrs. Thomas Reid, of Raymond, Wash.; two brothers, Carl and Oscar, at home. Funeral services were conducted from the Monroe Chapel in Ferndale, Saturday, December 22 at 2 p. m. with Rev. A. H. Johnson officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Graveside services were in charge of Kulshan Post No. 154, American Legion of Ferndale.

BLOM, Oscar S. of Ferndale, age 60, passed away Tues., Jan. 4, (1977). Mr. Blom had been a resident of Ferndale most of his life time and is survived by 1 brother, Carl of Ferndale; 2 sisters, Hanna Rose of Lynnwood and Violet Moler of Auburn; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Maynard Oss, Friday, Jan. 7 aat 1:30 p.m. in Mt. View Cemetery. Burial under the direction of Moles Funeral Home.

BLOM, Peter, age 83, of Ferndale, passed away at a Bellingham hospital Sunday, December 17, (1950) following a lingering illness. He had been a resident of the Ferndale district for the past 62 years. Survivors include one brother, Charlie of Ferndale, and a sister, Mrs. Ellieson, in Sweden. Numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted within the Chapel of the Monroe Mortuary in Ferndale Thursday, December 21, at 1 p. m. with the Rev. A. H. Johnson officiating.

BLOMBERG, Helen, age 57 of 2308 "G" Street, passed away in a local hospital on Friday, September 25, (1964). Mrs. Blomberg resided on Vashon Island before moving to Bellingham 3 years ago. She leaves to survive 2 daughters, Mrs. Royce White of Bellingham and Mrs. Beverly Wayer of Seattle; 3 sons, George Urness of Seattle; Richard of Eugene, Oregon, and Howard of Edmonds, Washington; her mother, Mrs. Rose Schaeffer of Bellingham; 1 brother, George Schaeffer of Bell Park, Calif. Chapel services will be held Tuesday, September 29, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Seattle, Wash.

BLOMGREN, Trudy E., age 45, of 610 Willow Rd. passed away in a Seattle hospital Mon. Apr. 25, (1977). A resident of B'ham for the past 9 yrs., she had moved here from Spokane. Surviving are her husband, Robert at home. 2 daughters; Linda Ross of B'ham. & Carlene Guest of Colbert, Wa. Her mother, Mrs. Arlene Justice of Deer Park. 2 brothers, Jim Justice of Loon Lake & Carl Justice of Deer Park. Also 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Veroskes Bellingham Chapel, Thurs., Apr. 28 at 10:30 am with Clarence Nelson & Larry Greenaway officiating. Concluding services & interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery at Deer Park Sat., April 30 at 10 am with Dick Middleton & Dave Wood officiating.

BLOMQUIST, Arthur O., age 74 of 411 So. 17th St., Lynden, passed away Wed., July 14, (1976). A retired farmer, Mr. Blomquist was born in Ferndale and had been a resident of the Everson Lynden area for the past 35 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lynden. He is survived by 3 step-daughters, Miss Christine Jensen of Lafayette, Calif., Mrs. Sophia Bolivia, Niles, Calif. and Mrs. Elphie Davis, Walnut Creek, Calif.; a stepson, Mr. Clifford Smeder, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Robert Blomquist, Ferndale; nieces and nephews, Ray and Larry Blomquist of Ferndale, Mrs. Carol Gillespie of Everett, Mrs. Ardell Hanowell of Ferndale, Mrs. Marilyn Croy of Bellingham and Mrs. Lyla Boyer of Ferndale. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Florence Fox. Funeral services will be conducted Sat., July 17 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, July 19 at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions and memorial gifts may be made to your favorite charity. Services under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.

BLOMQUIST, Peggy L., 73, of Ferndale, passed away at her home on Oct. 1, 2008. She was born in Malvern, AK, on May 26, 1935, to Burnell and Lelah Bost. She married Ray L. Blomquist on Nov. 6, 1954. Peggy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Preceding Peggy in death were her husband, Ray; daughter, Kathryn; and grandson, Nathan. Peggy is survived by her sons, Steve and his wife Sharyl, and Tim and his wife, Darlis; grandsons, Michael, Christopher, Robert, Taylor, and Jeromy; 7 great-grandchildren; her sister, Christine Neely; brother, Glen Krewson and his wife, Rebecca; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 4, 2008, at Cornerstone Community Church, 5732 Olson Rd, Ferndale. Private graveside services were held at Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Church Youth Program. Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ferndale

BLOMQUIST, Lydia Axling, age 78, of 2409 F Street, passed away at a Seattle hospital Sunday, January 18, (1953). Mrs. Blomquist had resided in the Bellingham community for the past 64 years, and was a member of the Champion Street Baptist Church and the Ladies Missionary Society of the Church. Surviving relatives include a son, Clarence L. Blomquist, of Alberta, Canada; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Nelson, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Mrs. Bernice Harris, of Seattle; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Conrad Axling, of Bellingham, John, of Lynden, Joe, of Seattle, and Phil, of Spokane; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ericson, of Lynden, and Mrs. Edith Axlund, of Bellingham; and many nephews and nieces. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Clifford M. Dickau, assisted by the Rev. Edwin R. Greene and Rev. N. C. Parsons, Wednesday, January 21, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Lynden Cemetery.

BLOMQUIST, Margaret C., age 75, of 2717 Thornton Rd., Ferndale passed away Thurs., March 2nd, (1978). Mrs. Blomquist was a resident of Ferndale for about 75 years and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church of B'ham & Lydia Circle. She is survived by her husband Robert, 2 sons: Larry & Ray both of Ferndale. A daughter Carol Gillespie of Everett. Sister Esther Anderson of N. B'ham. 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren & numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be held Tues. March 7th at 2pm in Moles Funeral Home. Rev. Keith Swenson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. Family would appreciate memorials to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Arthritis Foundation.

BLOMQUIST, Robert, age 72 of 2717 Thornton Rd., Ferndale, passed away Sat., April 14, 1979. A life time resident of Ferndale. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of B'ham and was a member of Whatcom County Dairyman's Assoc. He is survived by 2 sons, Ray & Larry both of Ferndale. A daughter, Carol Gillespie of Everett. 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Reverand Keith Swenson, Tues. April 17 at 1:30 PM in Moles Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the American Parkinson Disease Assoc. 147 E. 50th St. New York, New York, 10022.

BLONDELL, Isa E., age 55 of Sultan, died Jan. 22, (1977) following a brief illness. Born June 9, 1921 in Yakima, came to the Sultan area in 1965 from Bellingham. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Church of Monroe and was baptized in 1952. She leaves her husband, Tors of the family home; 1 son, William of Sultan; 4 daughters, Miss Patricia Blondell of Bellingham, Helen and her husband, Ken Hayes of Monroe, Elsie and her husband, Raymond Roberts of Lynden, Mary and her husband, Gary Novak of Sultan; 7 grandchildren. Private graveside services were held Monday at the Sultan Cemetery. Memorial services Sat., Jan. 29 in the Monroe Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall at 1:30 p.m. with Mr. Rodney Benson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall Bldg. Fund, 517 Monroe St., Monroe, Wa.

BLONDEN, George Carl, age 72 years, 1044 State Street, passed away at a local hospital, Monday, April 19, (1948). Mr. Blonden had resided in this county the past twenty years and had conducted a confectionery at Lynden. Surviving relatives are one brother, William, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Gorrow, Seattle, and Mrs. Annie Hogue, at Kirkland; also a number of nieces and nephews. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Rev. Alexander P. Aiton, Friday, April 32, at 1:30 p. m. Cremation.

BLONDEN, Laura G., age 73, of 1618 Iron Street, passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, May 6, (1947). Mrs. Blonden had been a resident of this community for sixty-two years, and was a member of the Maccabees, W. C. T. U., was county superintendent of schools in Island County for two years, and taught in the city and county schools for fifteen years. She was a member of the Pioneers of Whatcom County, and the Garden Street Methodist Church. Mrs. Blonden was the widow of the late M. W. Blonden, for many years circulation manager of The Bellingham Herald. Surviving relatives are one son, Milton M., of Cashmere, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Fountain, Lynden. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth Thursday, May 8, at 1:30 p. m. with the Rev. Roy L. Smith officiating. Final resting place, Lynden Cemetery.

BLONDEN, William, age 75, passed away at the family home, 1464 Iron St., Friday, April 10th, (1959). Mr. Blonden had been a 50-year resident of this community. He leaves to survive one daughter, Mrs. Robert G. Walken of Bellingham; one son, William E. Blonden of Frances, Wash.; 7 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Anne Houge of Redmond, Wash. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m. Cremation.

BLONDHEIM, Eunice, Funeral services for a longtime Ferndale resident, Eunice Blondheim, 83, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Moles Funeral Home. She died Tuesday (September 11, 1973) following an extended illness. Mrs. Blondheim formerly owned and operated a beauty shop in Ferndale. A resident since 1912, she was a member of the United Church of Ferndale, Rebekah Activity Lodge Royal Neighbors of America. In addition to the husband, Maurice, she is survived by one son, Farold (Harold?) McCarthy of Ferndale; grandson Larry McCarthy of Federal Way; three granddaughters, Delores Grout, Ferndale, Eunice Boyer, Portsmouth, Va., Betty Garrard, Wheatridge, Colo. 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rev. Davis Nelson will officiate at the service. Interment will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLONDHEIM, Maurice J,. age 91, 1200 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, passed away Wed. Oct. 24, 1979. He was born Aug. 1, 1888 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Surviving are 2 sons, Earl of Bellingham and Elmer of Bremerton; 2 daughters, Ethel Furtrell of Portsmouth, Virginia and Viold Renard of Bellingham. Private burial was held Oct. 25 under the direction of the Moles Funeral Home.

BLOOD, Clara L., age 93 years, of 1507 Lincoln Street, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, October 2, (1951) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Blood had been a resident of this community for the past 48 years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Obert LaBree, of Moxee City, Wash.; one son, William Morgan, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 4, at 10:30 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck funeral home with Elder R. J. Winders, pastor, officiating. Interment, Woodlawn.

BLOOM, Aline, age 87 years, of Lynden, passed away at a local hospital Thursday morning, September 30, (1948). Mrs. Bloom had been a resident of the Lynden district for the past sixty years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roland C. Richards, of Bellingham; one son, Homer, of Lynden; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 2, at 2:30 p.m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, with the Rev. Cecil Barner officiating. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery at Clearbrook.

BLOOM, Emma P., age 70 of 1423 Alabama, passed away Saturday July 10, (1976). A resident of this community for the past 60 years, Mrs. Bloom was a member of Calvary Temple. Surviving 1 daughter, Mrs. Pauline Ingersoll of Bellingham, 1 sister, Mrs. Inez Leaton of Coos Bay, Oregon, 3 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. Cremation. Memorial services Sunday July 18 at 3 pm in Calvary Temple with Rev. Paul Cantelon officiating. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

BLOOM, Esther Maud, age 91, of 2315 Williams Street, passed away in a local hospital, Monday, January 17, (1949). Mrs. Bloom had resided in this community for the past thirty-three years and was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving is one niece, Mrs. May Linton, Northfield, Minn.; three nephews, Arthur H. Pilkey, of Bellingham, Fred Greer, of Deming, and Bert Greer, of Eugene, Ore. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Everett Montgomery, Friday, January 21, at 11 a. m. Final resting place, Tacoma Mausoleum at Tacoma.

BLOOM, Homer Arnold, age 67 of 1220 1/2 State St., Bellingham passed away in a local hospital Sunday, Jan. 18th, (1959) following an extended illness. Born in Lynden May 9, 1891 he had lived in this area his entire lifetime. He leaves to survive one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Moreland of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Roland Richards of Bellingham; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be conducted in the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden Tuesday, Jan. 20th at 10 A. M. with Rev. James Updike officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeside Cemetery.

BLOOM, John J., age 76, Clipper, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, September 6, (1963). Mr. Bloom was a forty year resident of this community, and was a retired owner and operator of heavy construction equipment. Survivors are his widow, Emma, at home; two sons, Robert and Jack, both of Seattle; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Grout, Seattle; one step-daughter, Mrs. Pauline Ingersoll, City; eleven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Paul Cantelon Tuesday, September 10, at 1:00 P.M. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLOOM, Lanetta Violet, age 57, of 1319 E. Illinois Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, June 8, (1952). Mrs. Bloom had resided here for the past 12 years and had attended the Baptist Church. She leaves to survive, her husband, John Bloom, at home; two sons, Aden L. Simmons, of Columbus, Ohio, and Fred E. Simmons, of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Perkins, of Neah Bay, Wash.; two step-sons, Robert Bloom, of Seattle, and Jack Bloom, of Grandview, Wash.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Grout, of Puyallup, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; her father, Lee Smith of this city; one brother Fred Smith and one sister Mrs. Arlyle Sornberger both of this city. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. John E. Parrott Wednesday June 11 at 1:00 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLOOM, Melvin Sr. - Burlington - Services for Melvin Bloom, 71, a retired butcher, will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday in the Hulbush Funeral Home here. Mr. Bloom, 405 S. Alder St., died Saturday following a heart attack on a nearby farm. he had lived in Skagit County for the past 20 years. Survivors include the widow, Marie, in Everett; four sons, Melvin Jr., of Camano Island, Vernon and Arden Bloom of Everett, and Army M./Sgt, Robert Bloom, stationed in Maryland; a brother, Arthur of Soap Lake, and three sisters, Miss Martha Bloom of Stanwood, Mrs. Hanna Bergoust of California and Mrs. Annie Nygard of North Dakota. Six grandchildren also survive. Burial in Parkland Cemetery near Tacoma will follow the Tuesday service.

BLOOMGREN, Alfred, age 75 years, 1725 Twenty-second Street this city, passed away Thursday evening, November 8, (1945) after about four months' illness. Mr. Bloomgren had resided in Bellingham for the past forty years and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Sweden and the F. and A. M. Lodge, No. 73, of this city. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Hannah Bloomgren, and three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Richards, of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Harriett Rangeley, of New York City, New York, and Mrs. Jennette Rudstron, of Berkeley, Calif.; also two grandchildren. Mr. Bloomgren rests at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted by Rev. James M. Wilson, Wednesday, November 14, at 1 p. m. Interment in a local cemetery. (Bay View)

BLOOMGREN, Hanna M., age 80, of 624 N. Garden, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Nov. 2, (1955) following an extended illness. She had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 51 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harriet Rangeley of Palm Springs, Calif., Mrs. Jeanette Rudstrom of Berkeley, Calif.; Mrs. Mildred Richards of Seattle; two granddaughters, Carol Ann and Edna Rae Bloomgren, both of this city; one brother, Frank A. Johnson; one sister, Mrs. Ida Peterson, both of this city. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with the Rev. James B. Hughes, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment Bayview.

BLOSSEY, Wanda S., age 67 of Edmonds passed away Oct. 2, 1979 in Edmonds. She leaves to survive 3 sons: James H. Blossey and Jeffrey E. D. Blossey, both of Edmonds, Jay H. Blossey of Mt. Lake Terrace, a brother Mike Skinner, a sister Carol Ankrom, 4 grandchildren. Memorial services Sat. 11 am at Beck's Funeral Chapel, Edmonds. Interment at Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane. Memorials to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.

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BLOW, William Henry, age 78, formerly of Sumas passed away Friday, Oct. 15, (1976). A Whatcom County resident since 1917, Mr. Blow had owned and operated the Van Buren Store until 1953 and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Monumenta Cemetery with Rev. Earl Crouse officiating. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden.

BLOXHAM, Ralph E., 1717 4th St., age 75, passed away Saturday, June 29, (1974). A 55 year resident, Mr. Bloxham was a retired millworker and was a veteran of WWII. He is survived by 5 sisters, Mrs. Marion McIvor, Mrs. Bernice Mills, Mrs. Marguerite Shaw, Mrs. June Doncaster all of this city; Mrs. Helen Dimico, St. Maries, Idaho; also several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services were conducted today July 1 by Rev. Grant Whipple at Bay View Cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund.

BLUGARAS, George, age 75, who resided at 807 W. Chestnut St., passed away in a local hospital on Thursday, Nov. 16, (1961) following an extended illness. Mr. Blugaras had resided in Bellingham for the past 54 years and belonged to the Greek Orthodox Church. He leaves to survive, his close friends, Mr. and Mrs. John Gimurtu of Bellingham. Also numerous relatives in Macedonia, Greece. The Rev. Father W. Robert Webb will conduct funeral services on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p. m. in the Chapel of the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment in Bay View Cemetery.

BLUHM, William - Funeral services were held at the Purdy chapel Monday, December 6, (1932) for William Bluhm, age 68 years, with the I.O.O.F. lodge of Blaine, in charge. Mr. Bluhm passed away Saturday, December 3 at the County Hospital following a short illness. All that is known of his relatives is that they reside in Germany.

BLUM, Ernest, age 44, of San Jose, Calif., passed away in that city, Monday, April 25, (1977). Mr. Blum had resided in Calif. for the past 22 years and was a former resident of Bellingham. He was in the catering business and also was a representative of the Lutheran Brotherhood Life Insurance Co. He leaves to survive his wife, Marilyn Blum; 2 sons, Bradley and Jeffery; 1 daughter, Julie, all of the family home; his father, Julius Blum, City; 1 brother, Robert L. Blum of this city and 1 sister, Mrs. Carol Anderson of Port Coquitlam, B.C.; 5 nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Pastor Robert E. Johnson of Christ Lutheran Church of Ferndale officiating. Interment Greenacres.

BLUMSEN, Ernest. Funeral services for Ernest Blumsen, 58, Bow, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hulbush Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Hotte officiating. Cremation will follow at Hawthorne Lawn Memorial Park. Mr. Blumsen died Saturday (Feb, 1972) as a result of a tractor accident. He moved to Skagit County in 1948 and was employed as a machine operator for Burlington Northern Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, Local 1423 of Everett and served in the Canadian army during World War II. Surviving are his widow, Lila; a son, Frank Bingham of Port Angeles; two daughters, Janett Smith of Shelton and Mrs. Betty Backstrom of Bellingham; his mother, Mrs. Lena Blumsen of White Rock, B.C.; a sister, Lily England of New Westminster, B.C., and five grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be made to the Masonic's Widows and Orphans' Fund.

BLUNT, Gerald H., age 60, of 3214 Peabody, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, June 20, (1962). Mr. Blunt had resided in Bellingham for the past 43 years, was employed by the Bellingham Builders Supply and was a member of the Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 194; Teamsters Union, Local No. 231; Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 31; was a former member of Company E 161st Inf., National Guard. He leaves to survive his wife, Mary M. Blunt of the family home; two sons, Gerald R. and Donald B., both of Seattle; one step-daughter, Mrs. June Shilleto, city; eight grandchildren; one brother, Lynn of Ferndale; one sister, Mrs. Corinne Blevins of Hoquiam; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 25, at 2 p. m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Irwin officiating, followed by the ritualistic services of the Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 194. Cremation.

BLY, John Vanderbilt, 21, of Seattle, passed away in that city Saturday, March 9, (1957). Mr. Bly was born in Bellingham and was a graduate of the Bellingham High School. Surviving relatives include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bly of this city; two brothers, Jack of Bellingahm and Talmadge of Lewiston, Idaho; four sisters, Mrs. Doris Hanson of LaJolla, Calif., Miss Henrietta Bly, Mrs. Helen Plostino, and Mrs. Marietta Neibuhr, all of Seattle. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. James B. Hughes Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.

BLY, Talmage "Tom", 618 Myrtle St., passed away Monday, May 6, (1974). Mr. Bly was a 50 year resident of this community and a retired bookkeeper in the county auditor's office. He was a member of Garden Street Methodist Church, Whatcom Lodge No. 151 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, Sehome Chapter No. 17 OES. Surviving 2 sons, Talmage E. Bly, Silverlake, Wn., Jack Bly, City; 4 daughters, Mrs. Helen Plastino, Seattle, Mrs. Doris Hanson, LaJolla, Calif., Mrs. Marietta Niebuhr, Seattle, Miss Henrietta Bly, City; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Sol Bly of Portland. Services will be conducted by Rev. Lawrence Guderian and officers of Rose Croix, Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Officers of Whatcom Lodge No. 151 F&AM officiating.

BLYTHE, Arthur J., age 80, of 2720 Cornwall Ave., passed away at home Tuesday, Oct. 20, (1959). Mr. Blythe had resided in Bellingham for the past 66 years; was founder and president of the A. J. Blythe Plumbing & Heating Co.; was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; was a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F & A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies, Nile Temple of the Shrine and was a 32nd degree Mason; was a member of the Birchwood Garden Club; was a member of the State Assn. of Master Plumbers. Survivors are his widow, Stella, at home, one son, Steward A., of Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Wilson, of Anacortes; five grandchildren, Richard and Robert Wilson, both of Anacortes; Judith, Kathryn and Betty Blythe, all of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Arthur Bezanson, Thursday, Oct. 22, at 3 p. m., followed by ritualistic services of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44 at Bay View Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be Frank A. Dupar, Samuel Alsop, George Cole, Laverne Freimann, Ogle Heston, Henry Jukes, Watson Quinby and Bert Sorenson.

BLYTHE, Stella B., age 84, 2720 Cornwall Avenue, passed away Wednesday, February 26, (1964). She was the widow of Arthur J. Blythe, who preceded her in death in 1959. Mrs. Blythe moved to Strandell in 1889, where she resided until 1904, at which time she moved to this city. Mrs. Blythe was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; Sehome Chapter No. 17, O.E.S., and the Broadway Park Garden Club. Survivors are one son, Steward A. Blythe, city; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Wilson, city; five grandchildren, Richard and Robert Wilson, and Judith, Kathryne and Betty Blythe, all of this city. Services will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Bezanson Friday, February 28 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by burial in Bay View Cemetery.

BLYTHE, Wesley V., age 65 years, who resided in Everson, passed away suddenly at a local hospital, Wednesday, Dec. 28, (1961). Mr. Blythe had resided in Everson for the past two years, having formerly resided in Bellingham. He was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints and was vice president of the Chamber of Commerce of Everson. He leaves to survive, his wife, Mrs. Olive Blythe at the family residence; two sons, Marion Harrison of Utah and Parley Harrison of Los Angeles, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Vesta Biendl and Mrs. June Filbert, both of Bellingham, Mrs. Velda Eaton of Lewiston, Mont., and Mrs. Luvirla Hurley of Raymond, Wash.; one brother, Alvin Blythe in California, and two sisters, Mrs. Mazie Bock of Sedro Woolley and Mrs. Ethel Perry in Idaho; also 21 grandchildren. Bishop Henry Linde will conduct funeral services on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 10 a. m. within the Chapel of Bingham and Jerns Funeral Home. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.


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