BUSCH, Esther M., age 72, of 409 York St., passed away Sat., Sept. 3, (1977). A resident of Bellingham for the past 15 years, she was a retired restaurant and hotel operator and was a member of the Culinary Workers Local 451. Surviving are her husband, Otto at home; 1 son, Earl Jouppi of Shreveport, La.; a brother, John Jouppi of Duluth, Minn.; also 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, several nephews. Private family services will be held in Veroske's Bellingham Chapel Tues., Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Myron Hilty officiating. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Busch will lie in state until 9 p.m. Tues. evening.
BUSCH, L. P. "Joe", age 53, of 808 Liberty, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, May 20, (1958) following a lingering illness. Mr. Busch had resided in Bellingham for the past 28 years and was a member of the B.P.O.E. No. 194 Lodge. He was employed by Ashe Motor Co. as a salesman. He leaves to survive his wife, Gene; one son, Robert both of the family home; two sisters and one brother in Denmark. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 23 at 11 a. m. within the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with officers of the Elks Lodge in charge. Cremation will follow.
BUSE, Martha Elizabeth, age 50 years, who resided at Blaine, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, May 5, (1956). She is survived by her husband, Cornelius Buse, Blaine; one daughter, Violet Bacon, a granddaughter, Joyce Lee, both of St. Louis, Missouri; one half sister, Mrs. Beatrice Coker, West Fork, Ark. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 8 at 10:30 a. m. from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, with Rev. Earl Henning and Rev. Alfred Hanson officiating. Interment Blaine Cemetery.
BUSH, Deo, age 85 of Marysville, formerly of Blaine died Friday, January 7, 1983 in Marysville at home after an extended illness. He was born September 28, 1897 at Milan, Michigan and moved to Blaine in his youth. He had lived in Blaine for more than 60 years and was a logger in his earlier days; was a Warehouseman for Alaska Packers for many years, retiring 20 years ago. He leaves his wife, Marian of Marysville; a son & daughter-in-law, Jack & Mavis Bush of Marysville; 3 grandchildren, Jackie Washburn of Kent; Carolyn Storme and Steven Bush, both of Anacortes; 1 sister, Wanda Colvin of Anacortes. Graveside services 2 pm Monday, Jan. 10 at Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale with Pastor Baldwin Camin officiating. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Arrangements by Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.
BUSH, Marian, age 81, former resident of Blaine, passed away Oct. 17th (1985). Survivors include son, Jack Bush and wife Mavis; 3 grandchildren; 3 greatgrandchildren; 2 sisters, Hazel Peterson of Everett, Ardis Pazaski of Bellingham. Graveside services 2:00 p.m. Greenacres Oct. 21st.
BUSHORE, Allie Marie, 52, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 1985) in Cloquet, Minn. She was born June 1, 1933, in Wright, Minn., and had lived in Bellingham for many years. She is survived by two brothers, including Roger Pearson of Bellingham; three sisters, including Esther Hillius of Bellingham and Elaine Schrecengost of Ferndale; and a son. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Minnesota.
BUSS, Frank R., age 63, 3007 Ferry Ave., passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, (1965). Mr. Buss was a member of Broadway United Presbyterian Church, and was a twenty one year resident of this city. He was a retired machinist. Survivors are his widow, Verena W.; 3 daughters Mrs. Barbara Burrow, City; Mrs. Maxine Cray of Alderwood Manor; Mrs. Aritha McAllister, Portland, Ore.; 3 sons, Roger J., Alderwood Manor; Dale A., U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, and Delano F. of Seattle; six grandchildren; a brother, John Buss of Amhurst, S. Dakota, and a sister, Mrs. Beulah Willison of this City. Services will be conducted by Pastor C. T. Theodore Hegg Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUSS, Mrs. Margaret, age 84 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Beulah Willison, 2413 Humboldt street, Thursday, May 26, (1949), after an illness of one week. Mrs. Buss had been a resident of Bellingham for the past year, having moved here at that time from Britton, S. Dak., where she was a member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving relatives include, besides Mrs. Willison, two sons: Frank Buss, Bellingham and John of Amhurst, S. Dak.; two brothers Tony Bocker, Mitchell, S. Dak., and Klass Bocker, Forreston, Ill.; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The remains will be forwarded from the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home to Britton, S. Dakota, where funeral services will be held and interment made.
BUSS, Milton. - Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Richard Beddow Tuesday morning at 10:30 at Woodlawn Cemetery for Milton E. Buss age 61. Mr. Buss had lived in the Ferndale area for 23 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Bills of Ferndale and Miss Bertha Buss of Bellingham; three sons, Parnell in Massachusetts, Leroy of Azusa, Calif., and Marvin of Ferndale. The services were under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. [died Jan. 19, 1972]
BUSSANICH, Christopher M., age 21 of 4168 Guide Meridian, Bellingham passed away Sunday, April 4, 1982, as a result of an accident. He was born August 25, 1960 in Bellingham. He was a graduate of Bellingham High School and a member of the Retail Clerk's Union, United Food & Commercial Workers Union No. 44 and was employed at Fred Meyer's. He is survived by his parents Harry & Carol Bussanich; 1 sister Leeanne Riddle of Bellingham; 2 grandmothers, Hazel Bussanich and Ester Christopher; great grandmother, Mrs. T. Bussanich of Burnaby, B. C. Services will be conducted Wed. April 7 at 1 PM in the chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Don Walter of the Blaine Congregational Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.
BUSSANICH, Michael J., age 64 of 2105 I St., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, (1975). Mr. Bussanich had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 45 years, and was a Master Barber. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church Mens Study Group and the Barber's Union. He leaves to survive his wife, Hazel of the family home; 1 son, Harry of this city; 2 grandchildren, Lee Anne and Christopher, both City; his mother, Mrs. Elena Bussanich of Burnaby; 2 brothers, Anthony of Prince Rupert and Mario of Burnaby; 2 sisters, Irma Prouix of Prince Rupert and Mary Rerecich of Seattle; numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Greenacres Memorial Park with Dr. J. Vincent Crane officiating under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home. Friends may meet at Westfords to go in procession to Greenacres.
BUSSARD, John O., 56, Oakville, a former Lynden resident, died Tuesday (May 7, 1974). Born and reared in Lynden, Mr. Bussard was a member of the Whatcom County Clamdiggers Association and was a member of the Oakville school board. Survivors include the wife, Mildred of Oakville; four daughters, Nancy Wollen of Olympia, Sandra Bicchieri of Spokane, Kathy Church of McCleary, and Carol Arnott of Hoquiam; two sons, John Jr. and Bob, both of Oakville; three sisters, Pearl Hos and Bonnie Van Alsburg, both of Lynden, and Elaine Barrett of Eureka, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Bussard's body was donated the University of Washington medical school. The family suggests memorials be made to the Oakville Civic Scholarship Fund for Oakville school students.
BUSSING, Albert N., age 75 years, passed away in the N. P. hospital in Tacoma Saturday, October 13, (1945). Mr. Bussing came to Bellingham forty-five years ago and was the general agent for the N. P. Railroad until he retired ten years ago. He was a life member of the B. P. O. Elks No. 194, a Past Master and for fifteen years secretary of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F. & A. M., Scottish Rite, Nile Temple Shrine and the Kiwanis Club. His survivors include the widow, Elizabeth K. Bussing; two sons, James W., Port Angeles, Wash., Dr. John A. Bussing, Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Dr. Grace B. Sherrer, Kent, Ohio; two grandsons, James Michael, Port Angeles, and Billie Bussing, Los Angeles; one granddaughter, Mrs. Carroll Jonathon Brown, and one great-grandson, Johnathon Brown, Calirton, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Miller, Springfield, Ill. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Rev. James M. Wilson Tuesday, October 16, at 10:30 a. m. Cremation.
BUSSING, Mrs. Ella G., long time resident of Bellingham died Monday (Feb. 28, 1955) in an Everett hospital at the age of 95. She was the widow of John L. Bussing of this city who died in 1931. Born in Rock Island, Ill., April 22, 1859, she came to Washington and to Burlington in 1902, moved to Bellingham in 1923. Mrs. Bussing was a member of the Garden St. Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Floyd Bussing, now residing in Everett; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Wetteroth of Long Beach, Calif., seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Everett Saturday at 1 p. m., in the Chalcombe & Finckel Chapel, the Rev. A. M. Chamberlin officiating. Burial will take place in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BUSSING, Elizabeth Kay, age 79, of 1401 S. Cherry Street, Port Angeles, passed away in a Seattle hospital Tuesday, April 24, (1951). Mrs. Bussing had recently been making her home with her son in Port Angeles and had resided here for the previous 50 years. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church and the Order of Easter Star, Sehome Chapter, No. 17. Surviving her are two sons, James W., of Port Angeles, and Dr. John A. Bussing, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Dr. Grace B. Sherrer, of Kenestand, Rhode Island; one granddaughter, Mrs. J. Brown, of Boston, Mass.; two grandsons, William Bussing, of Los Angeles, and Michael Bussing, of Port Angeles, and two great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Elizabeth Brown, of Boston. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson Friday, April 27, at 1 p. m. Cremation.
BUST, Cassius John, age 77, of Box 46, Acme, Washington, passed away at the family home Thursday, April 2, (1953). Mr. Bust had resided at Acme for the past 24 years and was a member of the Shingleweavers Local 2529. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine E. Bust and one son, John C. Bust, both at home; three brothers, Charles, of Anacortes, Frank, of Charlotte, Mich., and Lewis, of Pasadena, Calif., and several nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted Monday, April 6, at 1 p. m. with the Rev. Versa Callas, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Acme officiating. Final resting place, Bay View.
BUST, Pauline V., age 60, a Sedro Woolley resident since 1920 died suddenly at her home Fri. Feb. 23, 1979. She was born in Bend, Oregon in 1918. Graduated from Sedro Woolley High School in 1935. Served in the US Navy Waves during WWII. Married to Everett Bust in 1951. Member of St. James Episcopal Church, George Baldridge American Legion Post & American Legion Auxiliary. Survived by husband Everett. Son, Gary of B'ham. Daughter, Kathy Hanson of Burien. 2 brothers; Randolph Jech of Los Angeles, Ca. & John Jech of Richland. Several nieces & nephews & 1 aunt. Memorials to St. James Episcopal Church or a favorite charity. Memorial services Mon. Feb. 26th at St. James Episcopal Church, Sedro Woolley at 7:30pm. Cremation Hawthorn Lawn Cemetery.
BUSWELL, Ray, age 92, 3115 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, passed away in Bellingham, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1993. He was born on May 1, 1901 in Ferndale to Mary (Underwood) and Ashley C. Buswell. He graduated from Whatcom High School in 1919 and from Washington State College in 1924. He married Frances Edwards on March 12, 1937 in Dietrich, ID. Mr. Buswell was a lifetime Whatcom County resident and was a member of First Congregational Church of Bellingham. He was employed by the Whatcom County Health Dept. as county sanitarian for 17 years. After retirement he owned and operated the Marine Drive Mobile Park for 15 years. He is survived by his wife Frances, a daughter Phyllis Woods, Tillamook, OR; a son Roger F. Buswell, Bellingham; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Private family inurnment services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Whatcom County Council on Aging, 315 Halleck St., Bellingham 98225, or to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Moles Funeral Home, Ferndale.
BUTCHER, Theodore F., age 71, passed away May 7, 1980, in Port Angeles. Born March 4, 1909 in England and immigrated to Canada when 12 years old. He was self-employed at age 16 and founded Ted Butcher, Inc., producing cedar poles & piling in Whatcom, Skagit & Snohomish counties. In recent years he conducted business in Grays Harbor County, Sequim, Washington, Sand Point and Plummer, Idaho. He is survived by his spouse, Gladys M. Butcher, of Sequim; 2 sons, Dennis Butcher of Sequim, and Dave Butcher of Plummer, Idaho; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Wilfred Butcher of Toronto, Ontario, W. George Butcher of Kirkland, Washington; sister, Rae Berry of Mt. Vernon. Memorial contributions may be made to Missions Program at Sequim Bible Church in Sequim. Services will be held Sunday, May 11, 3 p.m. at Sequim Bible Church with Reverend Ron Eggert officiating. Private burial will be at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington on Monday, May 12. Funeral services under the direction of Sequim Valley Chapel.
BUTENSCHOEN, George Sr., age 88 of 700 32nd St., passed away Sunday Dec. 4, (1977). He had been a resident of this community for the past 29 years and was a retired farmer. Surviving, 8 sons, George Jr., Robert, Charles, all of Bellingham; LeRoy of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota; Walter, Theodore, David and Henry, all of Bellingham; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alma Dockter of Milbank, So. Dakota and Mrs. Dorothy Hurlbert, City; 1 sister, Mrs. Clara Largent of Tee So. Dakota; 39 grandchildren and 26 greatgrandchildren. Funeral service Wed. Dec. 7, 1 pm, Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Louis Yost officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUTENSCHOEN, Gregory, 2-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Butenschoen, Toad Lake Road, Bellingham, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, January 21, (1954). Besides the parents, he is survived by two brothers, Steven H. and Garry C., both at the family home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Butenschoen and Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Stevens, all of Bellingham; two great-grandmothers, Mrs. A. Lingbloom, Bellingham, and Mrs. A. M. Stevens of Seattle. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingswoth. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. George Ackley on Monday, January 25, at 12:30 at Greenacres Cemetery.
BUTENSCHOEN, Oscar J., age 28, S/Sgt. U. S. Army Air Transport Command stationed at Fairfield-Suisan Airbase, California, passed away at that station Thursday, November 2, (1950). S/Sgt. Butenschoen had formerly resided at 663 Dewey Road prior to his enlistment into the army, and leaves to survive his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Butenschoen Sr.; eight brothers, George Jr., Robert, Henry, LeRoy, Charles, Walter, Theodore and David, all of Bellingham; two sisters, Mrs. Elwood Docktor, of Trimbrooks, S. D., and Miss Dorothy Butenschoen, of Bellingham. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth. Graveside military services will be conducted at Greenacres Memorial Park by officers of the Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7, American Legion, Wednesday, November 8, at 1 p.m.
BUTENSCHOEN, Sophia, of 2323 Utter St., age 71, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, (1971). Mrs. Butenschoen was a 23 year resident of this city. Surviving are her husband, George Sr.; 8 sons, George Jr., Robert, Charles, Walter, David and Henry all of this city, LeRoy of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alma Dockter, Milbbank, So. Dakota, Mrs. Dorothy Hurlburt, city; 39 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Otto Westerman of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota, Evert Westerman of Milbank, So. Dakota; 2 sisters, Mrs. Flora Quinley and Miss Helen Westerman both of Long Beach, Calif. Services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Ostrander Monday, November 1 at 1 p. m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUTLER, Francis A., 1206 E. Victor St., age 90, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, (1974). A 45 year resident, Mr. Butler was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a retired agent for New York Life Insurance Co. He is survived by 2 sons, James P., City, and Ted of Everett, Wn.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frances Peterson, City and Mrs. Katherine Allyn, Milwaukee, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Hunter, Monday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Family interment Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUTLER, James P. - Memorial services for James P., age 66, formerly of 1206 E. Victor St., will be held at the home of Carl & Frances Peterson, 2700 W. Crestline, Fri. Oct. 2 at 3 p. m. with Mr. Joseph Scott officiating. Cremation. Mr. Butler passed away Mon. Sept. 28, 1981. He is survived by 1 brother, Ted Butler of Everett; 2 sisters, Mrs. Katherine Allyn of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Frances Peterson of City. A 50 year resident of this community, Mr. Butler was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist; life time member of BPOE Elks Lodge No. 194; the DAV of WWII and retired from Mt. Baker Plywood. Jones Funeral Home. [born May 24, 1915 in Canada.]
BUTLER, Lizzie May, age 80 years, 1015 Indian Street, passed away at a local hospital, Monday, February 4, (1946) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Butler had been a resident of Bellingham for the past twenty-three years and was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans and of Townsend Club No. 5. Surviving relatives include, one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Gerard, Bellingham; five sons, Roy Butler, Alaska, Elmer in New Mexico, Frank, Portland, Ore., Ralph in Alaska, and Merle, of Bellingham; seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, at 10:30 a. m., with Rev. Ray S. Wagoner officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.
BUTLER, Lucy A., age 94, of 2721 Victor St., passed away in a local rest home Wednesday, Jan. 15, (1958). Mrs. Butler had resided in this community for the past 55 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Frances Raymond with whom she had been residing; one son, George Daly of Olympia, Wash.; two grandsons, Fred and Frank Daly, both of Olympia, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Lucy Newkirk of Imperial Beach, Calif., also many other relatives. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where private services will be conducted by Rev. E. Gordon Grider, Monday, Jan. 20, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.
BUTLER, Margery Ruth, age 63, of 1206 East Victor St., passed away at home Saturday, April 13, (1957). Mrs. Butler had resided in this community the past 30 years and was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist. Surviving relatives include two sons: James P. Butler of Bellingham and Charles B. Butler of Everett; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine N. Allyn and Mrs. Frances E. Peterson, both of this city; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nora Butler in Portland, Ore. and two sisters in England; a brother in England, and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where Christian Science services will be read Monday, April 15 at 10:30 a. m. Cremation.
BUTMAN, Arthur W., age 71, of 305 E. Illinois Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, April 7, (1948). Mr. Butman had been a resident of this community for many years and leaves no known survivors. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Lawrence Monday, April 12, at 3:00 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.
BUTSON, Robert C., age 45, of Surrey, B.C., passed away Wed. April 27, (1988) at Maple Falls. He is survived by his wife Georgene, Surrey, B.C.; 2 sons, Randall & Kevin, Surrey, B.C.; 1 brother, Brian Butson of Midland, Ontario; 1 sister, Beverly Duquette of Ontario; parents, Roy & Anna Butson of Ontario. Services are pending at the Westford Funeral Home.
BUTT, Clara P, age 91, of 1023 1/2 Jersey Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, January 21, (1953). Mrs. Butt had resided here for the past 18 years and was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Agnes Hardy, of this city, Mrs. Laura Black, of Seattle, Mrs. Margaret Roberts, of Monroe, and Mrs. Mina Granger, of Seattle; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where private services will be conducted by the Rev. C C. Albertson Friday, January 23, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View. The family requests flowers be omitted.
BUTTERFIELD, Caprice Kaufman, 24, of Seattle, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 1980) in a Seattle hospital as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born March 11, 1956, in Fresno, Calif. She was employed by Britannia Jeans, and was known by many people in Whatcom County. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack VanZon of Blaine, a sister (Zan Kaufman), and her grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. John L. VanZon of Mt. Lake Terrace, Wanda Welke of Portland). Memorial services were held today at Greenland Funeral Home in Everett.
BUTTERFIELD, Robert William, age 57 of 7060 Tall Cedars Lane passed away Saturday, August 8, 1981. Mr. Butterfield had been a resident of Whatcom County the past 10 years and was a member of the Bellingham Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was formerly employed in the Maintenance Dept. at Western Washington University. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Mahala; 2 daughters, Patricia Linn and Barbara Joan, both at home; 1 son, Robert Dwaine of Yucaipa, Calif.; 1 sister, Eunice Soper of Silver Springs, Maryland; 1 granddaughter, Alicia Michelle Butterfield. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery by Elder Larry Zachowski. Under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. [born Sept. 12, 1923 at Minot, N.D.]
BUTTERFIELD, Thomas, age 91, who resided at 1713 G St., passed away in a local hospital on Thursday, Jan. 2, (1958) following a lingering illness. Mr. Butterfield resided in Bellingham for one year and was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Whatcom No. 19. He leaves to survive, his daughter, Mrs. Mae Fleming of Detroit, Mich. Also two sons-in-law, Edward Breckenridge and Bert English, both of Bellingham. Also many other relatives. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 8, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment, Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle. [born Nov. 23, 1867; parents: Thomas & Isabel (Barnes)]
BUTTERS, Elizabeth M., age 92, was born Dec. 29, 1895, and passed away Sept. 15, 1988. She was born to a pioneer family; her father Henry O'Neill, homesteaded on Orcas Island when Washington was still a territory. She was a member of Camano Rebekah Lodge No. 334. She is survived by four children: Hazel Rodrigues and Norman Bachert, both of Camano Island, Edna Mentch of Orcas Island, and Alfred Bachert of Bellingham; seven grand-children, 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Erickson of Shelton, Wa. A memorial service was held Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at Camano Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Josephine Sunset Home.
BUTTERS, Frieda F., age 74 years, passed away at the family residence at Doe Bay, Wash., Wednesday, June 13, (1945) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Butters had been a resident of Orcas Island for the past 36 years and leaves to survive, her husband, J. M. Butters; one son, Gene Butters, Route 1, Bellingham, and one sister, Mrs. Mae Ladd, Bancroft, Me. Funeral services will be held at Doe Bay Friday, June 15 at 1:30 p. m., with Rev. Robinson officiating. Interment in the Olga Cemetery under the direction of the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home. [born July 11, 1870]
BUTTERS, Gene, age 64 years, who resided at Doe Bay, Orcas Island, Washington, passed away in a local hospital, Thursday, Nov. 10, (1960) following an extended illness. Mr. Butters had resided in Doe Bay for the past 12 years and was formerly a resident of Bellingham. He leaves to survive, his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Butters of Doe Bay; two sons, Alfred Backert (sic), Bellingham, and Norman Bachert (sic) of Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Mentch of Doe Bay and Mrs. Hazel Rodrigues of San Diego; also eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. W. McArthur, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will conduct funeral services on Monday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a. m. in the Chapel of the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home, followed by cremation. The family requests in lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the Medical Center at Eastsound, Orcas Island, Washington.
BUTTERS, James McKeen, 92, who many years ago operated a store at Bellingham and at Marietta, where he also was the postmaster, died Saturday (Aug. 6, 1927) at Seattle at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. B. Kellogg. Funeral services were held this afternoon in that city. Mr. Butters was the father of June Butters, of Bellingham. He retired from business seventeen years ago and removed to Seattle. He came to Puget Sound thirty-seven years ago. He was chaplain of the Green Lake G. A. R. post, No. 112.
BUTTERS, James McKeen, age 86 years, who resided since 1909 at Orcas Island, passed away at a local hospital on Saturday, March 3, (1956) following a lingering illness. Mr. Butters leaves to survive one son, Gene Butters of Orcas Island. Rev. Harvey H. Larson will officiate at funeral services on Wednesday, Mar. 7, at 1 p. m. in the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home, followed by cremation.
BUTTON, Byron Clifford, age 52, of Wenatchee, passed away suddenly in that city, Wednesday, January 3, (1951). Mr. Button had been a resident of Bellingham for 22 years before moving to Everett and then Wenatchee nine years ago. He was a logger in this area. Surviving relatives include his wife, Martha, and a son, Ardell, both Wenatchee; a step-son, John Ergler, of Everett; two daughters, Mrs. Fern Reynolds and Mrs. Arlene Schockley, both of Wenatchee; a brother, Leslie Button, in California; four half-brothers, John Spore, of Bellingham, Howard and Richard Spore, of Seattle, and Harlan Spore, of Port Orchard; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Orr and Miss Beulah Button, both of Seattle; six grandchildren. Services were conducted Saturday, January 6, at 10:30 a. m. within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Muir officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BUTTON, Dorothy Deerwester, of 600 So. Forest St., passed away Friday, Oct. 17, (1975). A Whatcom County resident since childhood, Mrs. Button had been employed by WWSC as a college administrator and was active in many community organizations. Surviving son, Ned Button of Greenwich, Conn., and 3 grandchildren. Memorial service Monday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational Church of Bellingham with Rev. J. Vincent Crane officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Hospital, Congregational Church or Music Club Scholarship Fund. Cremation. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
BUTTON, Lynn E., age 78 of Deming, Washington passed away Tues. August 18, 1981. Mr. Button had been a resident of Whatcom Co. for most of his life & was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 194 of Bellingham & had been a Union Oil Distributor for many years in Deming. He is survived by a former wife, Mabel of Lynden; 2 sons, Ron Button of Bellingham & Tom Button of Charleston, S. Carolina; 2 daughters, Gloria Martinson of Ferndale & Sheila Button of Kirkland; 2 sisters, Jennie Sizemore of Renton & Hallie Brogan of Bellingham; 8 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Harold Schroeder Saturday, August 22 at 9:30 AM in Moles Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Saxon Cemetery. [born Feb. 8, 1903 in Amos county, MO.]
BUZZELL, Mary V., age 84, passed away at her residence, 208 Alaska Building, Friday, June 15, (1951). Mrs. Buzzell had resided in this community for the past 55 years and was a member of the Revival Tabernacle. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth H. Heyes, of Bellingham; one step-daughter, Mrs. Millie Mason, of Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Herney, of Hastings, Mich., also numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Leonard White Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUTTS, Alice M., age 77, of 1830 Grant St., passed away at home suddenly Monday, Nov. 3, (1958). Mrs. Butts had been a resident of this community for the past 37 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives include five sons, Delbert Coughlin of Bellingham, Truman Butts and Ernest Butts, both of Bellingham, Elmer Butts, in Kansas, and Ellis Butts of Rapid City, S. D.; two daughters, Mrs. Elinor Goldsmith of Bellingham, and Mrs. Lila Hamby of Seattle, and 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Maynard Oss, Friday, Nov. 7, at 3 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUTTS, Elmer T., age 71, of 1830 Grant Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, February 20, (1949). Mr. Butts had resided in this community for the past fifteen years and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Surviving relatives include his widow, Alice M., at home; four sons, Ernest L. and Truman J., both of Bellingham, Ellis of Coulee City, and Elmer of Ellis, Kansas; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Goldsmith, of Bellingham, Mrs. Mildred Mead, of New York, and Miss Lila Butts, of Buckley; one sister, Mrs. Ella Strater, of New York, and one step-son, Delbert Caughlin, of Bellingham, also 12 grandchildren. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where private services will be conducted by the Rev. J. H. Hamilton, Saturday, February 26, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
BUTTS, Henry Burt, Captain, age 76, of 311 Potter Street, passed away at the family home, Monday, June 12, (1950). Captain Butts had resided here for the past 35 years and was with the U. S. Army Transport Service, having retired in 1948. He had attended the Church of the Truth, was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Masters, Mates & Pilots Union, and the Fairhaven Lodge No. 73, F. & A. M.Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Violet Butts, at home; one son, Eugene Butts, Seattle; one brother Sanford Butts, of Long Beach, Wash., and one sister, Mrs. Rose McLeod, also of Long Beach. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Mrs. Margaret W. Kupfer and officers of Fairhaven Lodge No. 73, F. & A. M., Friday, June 16, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres.
BUTTS, Truman J. - Funeral services for Truman J. Butts, age 77, of 1908 Mill Ave., will be Tues. Jan. 3 at 1 P.M. at the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Francis of the Calvary Temple officiating. Private interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tues. 8:30 to noon. Mr. Butts passed away Dec. 29, 1988. He is survived by his wife Clista; 3 sons, Delbert & wife Mary Butts of Junction City, OR., David & wife Laura Butts of Marysville & Darryl & wife Ruth Butts of Alaska; 1 daughter, Trulista Butts of Bellingham; 10 grandchildren; 8 greatgrandchildren; 2 sisters & 2 brothers; numerous nieces & nephews. Mr. Butts had been a resident of Bellingham most of his life; member of Calvary Temple and had been an employee of Columbia Cement. [born Oct. 27, 1911 in Syracuse, NY]
BUTTS, Violet L, age 74 years, of 311 Potter Street passed away in a local hospital Friday, June 17, (1960) following an extended illness. Mrs. Butts had resided in Bellingham for the past 35 years and leaves to survive numerous nieces and nephews including Mrs. Dean Anderson of Oak Harbor and Mrs. O. Holtz of the city. Graveside services will be conducted under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home Tuesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park with the Rev. Donald Swerdfeger officiating.
BUXEL, Emelie A. age 101, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 1984. She was born in Missouri & came to the Seattle area in 1905 where she was a Boeing employee for many years. She came to Ferndale in 1977. Surviving is a daughter, Frances Vogt of Blaine; 2 grandchildren, Earl C. Vogt of Ferndale & David E. Vogt of Winthrop; a son-in-law, Carl of Blaine; & a sister-in-law, Evalyn Buxel of Seattle. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carolyn Vogt Hackman & her husband Edward. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM in Washington Memorial Park, Seattle, Rev. Carl Fischer officiating. Arrangements by Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel, Sunset & James Streets. [born in Warren County, MO, in 1882; husband Edward died in 1945.]
BUXTON, Kristine Anna, aged 34 years, beloved wife of Archie Buxton, 2203 B Street, passed away at a local hospital, Wednesday, November 17, (1943) after a lingering illness. Mrs. Buxton had been a resident of Bellingham almost her entire lifetime and was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving relatives include, beside the husband, one son, Dale, U. S. navy; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman K. Sigfusson, Bellingham, seven sisters, Mrs. Helga Brown, Miss Margaret Sigfusson, Mrs. Oline Sander, Mrs. Eleanor Graven and Mrs. Lucile Willey, all of Bellingham, Mrs. Bertha McInnes, Sequim, Wash., and Mrs. Laura Clarke, of Everett, Wash.; five brothers, Sigfus Sigfusson in Alaska, William J., U. S. navy, Ted, Wilbur and Chris, all of Bellingham; also numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, Monday, November 22, at 1:00 p. m. conducted by Rev. Clarence Haugen, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Interment in Bay View Cemetery.
BUYS, Henry, age 89, of 1201 W. Grover Street, Lynden, passed away at his home, Thursday, May 10, (1962) following a short illness. He was a retired farmer, had been a resident of Lynden since 1944. He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church. Survivors are his wife, Willempje; eight sons, Evert of St. Paul, Minn., Gerrit, and Donald, both of Lynden, William of Edgerton, Minn., John of Chandler, Minn., Henry and Peter, both of Sunnyside, Wash., and Paul of LaVerne, Minn.; seven daughters, Mrs. Jennie Kallmeyn, Mrs. Bertha Bolluyt, and Mrs. Marie Hendricks, all of Edgerton, Minn., Mrs. Jeanette Gru of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Henrietta Van Zwol of New Holland, S. D., Mrs. Willemina Ten Kley of Lynden, and Mrs. Martina Van Dyk of Seattle; one brother, Evert Buys of Edgerton, Minn., and one sister, Mrs. Martje Van Ruler of Edgerton, Minn. Sixty-seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Saturday, May 12, at 10 a. m., Rev. Bernard Byma officiating. Burial will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.
BUYS, Gerrit. Funeral services for Mr. Gerrit Buys, age 81, 1709 Front St., Lynden, were conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Third Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Gerrit W. Sheeres officiating. Burial following in Monumenta Cemetery. Mr. Buys, who died in Lynden on Sunday, Dec. 1, (1985) was born in the Netherlands on April 23, 1904. A retired farmer, Mr. Buys moved to Minnesota from Holland in 1919. On Feb. 22, 1931, he was married to Elsie DeYoung in Crookston, Minn. and in 1939 they moved with their family to the Lynden area. He was a member and former elder at Third Christian Reformed Church and was also a former board member of Ebenezer Christian School. He is survived by his wife, Elsie; five sons, Henry and wife Ann of Yakima, Gordon and wife Florine of Grand Rapids, Mich., Robert and wife Marcy, and Ron and wife Marcia, all of Quincy, and Dave and wife Kathy of Lynden; four daughters, Mrs. Alta and husband Hilmer Weidner of Moses Lake, Mrs. Evelyn and husband Arvid Hagen of Auburn, Mrs. Nella and husband Bob Terpstra and Mrs. Ruth and husband Al Smit, all of Lynden; 35 grand and four great-grandchildren; six brothers, John of Chandler, Minn., Bill of Edgerton, Minn., Henry of Sunnyside, Wash., Paul of Denver, Jim of Quincy and Don and wife Leona of Lynden; five sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Gru of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Marie Hendricks of Edgerton, Minn., Mrs. Toots VanZwol of Bellevue and Mrs. Willie and husband Adrian TenKley of Lynden, and Mrs. Tina VanDyke of Sioux Center, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Kallemyn and Mrs. Bertha Bolluyt, and a brother, Evert. Memorials may be made to Bethany Christian Services; 1155 N. State St., Bellingham, 98225. Funeral services were under the direction of Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.
BUYS, Willempje. Mrs. Buys, who was born in The Netherlands on June 21, 1897, died in Edgerton, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 23, (1984). She was married to her husband, Henry, in Holland, on March 7, 1919. In November 1919 they moved to Minnesota and to Lynden in 1944. Mr. Buys died in 1962 and Mrs. Buys returned to Minnesota in 1969. She was also a former member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. She is survived by seven sons, Gerrit and wife Elsie, and Don and wife Leona, all of Lynden, John and wife Johanna of Chandler, Minn., William and wife Verna of Edgerton, Paul and wife Betty of Denver, Colo., Henry, Jr., and wife Norma of Sunnyside, and Jim and wife Minnie of Quincy; five daughters, Mrs. Jeanette and husband George Gru of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Marie and husband Allen Hendrick of Edgerton, Mrs. Henrietta and husband Gerrit Van Zwol of Issaquah, Mrs. Willemina and husband Adrian Ten Kley of Lynden, and Mrs. Martina and husband Louis VanDyke of Sioux Center, Iowa; 74 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Peter DeKrief, of Chandler, Minn., and a sister in Holland. She was preceded in death by a step-son, Evert, and two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Kallmeyn and Mrs. Bertha Bolluyt. Visitation hours will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden.
BUZZARD, Dorothy F., age 86 formerly of 1808 Lakeside Ave., Bellingham died Saturday, Dec. 17, (1988). She leaves to survive 1 son, Terry Buzzard of Bellingham. She was a charter member of the Geneva Community Church, member of the American Orchid Society, & was a graduate of Bellingham Normal School. Funeral service & commital will be held 11:30 Wednesday, at Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Geneva Community Church. Final resting place Bayview Cemetery under the direction of Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. [born July 4, 1902, in Lake McMurray, WA]
BUZZARD, Emily F., age 7_ of 2054 Dellesta Dr. passed away Tues. May 13, 1980. Mrs. Buzzard was a life time resident of Bellingham, was a retired secretary. She leaves to survive her husband Don of the family home, 1 son, Don of this City; 2 grandchildren. Private family services were held Tues, May 15, at 4:30 pm in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, followed by cremation. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Assoc.
BUZZARD, Henry Alan, age 78 who resided at 1808 Lakeside Avenue, Bellingham, passed away in a local hospital July 8, 1981. He was a retired machinist and a past owner of Buzzard Iron Works. He was a member of the Geneva Community Church and a life time area resident. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; 1 son, Terry of Bellingham; a brother, Don also of Bellingham. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 10 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel of Veroske, Jerns & LeVeck with Rev. Doug Anderson officiating. [born Nov. 22, 1902 in Bellingham.]
BUZZARD, Robert Sr., 1530 James Street, age 92, passed away Thursday, December 29, (1966). A fifty-seven year resident of this city, Mr. Buzzard was employed by the Pacific American Fisheries for forty-one years before retiring. He is survived by a son, Robert Buzzard of Seattle; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two nephews, Don and Allen Buzzard, both of this city. Private services were conducted Friday, December 30th at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by cremation.
BUZZARD, Robert Jr., age 85, of 702 32nd St., Apt. 207, passed away Sat. Dec. 28, 1985 in a Bellingham hospital. Mr. Buzzard was born April 14, 1900, in London, England. He sailed with the U. S. Merchant Marine all his adult life and served in the Merchant Marine during World Wars I and II and the Korean War. He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Wilkie, of Camano Island [and cousin Don Buzzard of B'ham]. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements have been made with the Whatcom Cremation Association.
BUZZELL, Mary V., age 84, passed away at her residence, 208 Alaska Building, Friday, June 15, (1951). Mrs. Buzzell had resided in this community for the past 55 years and was a member of the Revival Tabernacle. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth M. Heyes, of Bellingham; one step-daughter, Mrs. Millie Mason, of Lansing, Mich.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Herney, of Hastings, Mich., also numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Leonard White Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
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