BYE, Damon C., age 35 years, passed away following an auto accident early Sunday morning, August 11, (1946) near the Triangle Service Station of Chuckanut Highway. He is survived by the widow, Catherine; three children, Mary, Sharron and Robin; parents, Mr. and Mrs. David C. Bye, all of Bellingham. Funeral services will be conducted by Walter Hulbush at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth Thursday, August 15, at 3 p. m. with Rev. Roy L. Smith officiating. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
BYE, David Chester, 1061 Nevada Street, age 86, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, (1966). Mr. Bye was a forty-two year resident of this City, and was a retired laborer. Survivors are his widow, Minnie; two sons, Donald W. Bye of this City, and Kenneth A. Bye of Spokane; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted by Rev. Cordell Baker Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by burial in Bay View Cemetery.
BYE, Harry, age 64 years, 1053 State Street, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, April 17, (1945). Mr. Bye had resided here the past fifty-five years and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fred Parker, Seattle, and Ada Garret of this city; one brother, Fred at Everett. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. John King Mitchell, Saturday, April 21, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.
BYE, Iris I., age 89, of 2910 Kenoyer Court, passed away Sun., May 24th, (1987). She was born June 21, 1897 in Calif. and had been a resident of the Seattle area for the last 45 years. She was a member of the Northwest Christian Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Elodic Barber of Bellingham. Private family services were held. Arrangements by Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel.
BYEMAN, Pearl, age 42, of Everson Rt. 1, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, April 28, (1956) following a short illness. She had been a resident of the Lynden District for the past four years. She is survived by her husband, Cornelis J.; one daughter, Tena; two sons, Gerrit and Jack, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Van Weerdhuizen of Lynden; her grandmother, Mrs. Grietie Polman of Amsterdam, Holland; one sister, Mrs. Harry Vis of Lynden Rt. 3; two brothers, Harm and Phil Van Weerdhuizen, both of Everson Rt. 1. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, at 2 p. m. from the First Christian Reform Church of Lynden, with Rev. F. VanHouten officiating. Interment, Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden.
BYER, Amy I., 81, of 1014 W. Smith Road, died Sunday, July 12, 1992. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Garden Wing of Greenacres Memorial Park, with Pastor Mark Robinson officiating. Cremation and inurnment in Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Byer was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Wisconsin to Perry and Mary Ann Shaw. She moved to Whatcom County 55 years ago, and in 1938, she married George Byer in Bellingham. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and playing bingo. Her husband, George, died in 1988. Survivors include daughters Ora Neer and Margaret Doyle, both of Bellingham; brothers Donald Shaw of Oregon, Lewis and Alvin Shaw, both of Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
BYER, George William. - Memorial service for George William Byer, age 72, of 1014 W. Smith Rd. B'ham will be Mon., Dec. 19 1:00 PM at Jones Funeral Home with Pastor Ernest Francis, Calvary Temple, officiating. Cremation Greenacres Crematorium. Mr. Byer passed away Wed., Dec. 14, 1988. A Whatcom County resident since 1928, he is survived by his wife Amy I. Byer, 2 daughters; Ora & husband Ed Neer of B'ham, Margaret Doyle of Ferndale, 6 grand-children; David Altman, Jimmy Altman, Amy Lakusta, Michael, Shawn & Larry Doyle, sisters: Arbell Patton of B'ham & Dorothy Vail of Yuma, AZ., brother; Mickey Byer of Seattle, & aunt; Dorothy Semler of B'ham. The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, P O Box 2462, B'ham 98227. Jones Funeral Home. [born Dec. 19, 1915 in Minnesota]
BYERS, Clara A. - Funeral services for Clara A. Byers, age 84, of 1200 Birchwood Avenue, will be Wed. June 30 at 1 p. m. at Faith Lutheran Church with R. L. Christensen, pastor officiating. Interment Enterprise Cemetery. Mrs. Byers passed away Friday, June 25, 1982. She is survived by 1 son Ralph Byers of Marysville, Calif.; 2 daughters, Barbara Hanger of Burlington and Doris Lewis of Pensacola, Florida; 1 daughter-in-law, Mary Byers of City; 12 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; 1 brother, Adolf Anderson of Blaine; 1 sister, Helga Loreen of Bellingham; numerous nieces & nephews. She had been a resident of the community most of her life, was a member of Faith Lutheran Church; was a retired cook from the Columbia Elementary School & Lutherwood Bible Camp. She was preceded in death by her husband Roscoe H. on May 17, 1939 and son Harold E. on Aug. 1, 1980. The family suggest memorials may be made to the Lutherwood Bible Camp, 1185 Roy Rd., Bellingham. Jones Funeral Home. [born Feb. 22, 1898, in Oakland, NE]
BYERS, Elizabeth F., 92, a former local resident, died Aug. 15 (1982) in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born Aug. 15, 1890, in Washington state. She had been a nurse. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Jerns-LeVeck Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.
BYERS, Harold E. age 54 formerly of 2438 Franklin St. passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 1980. A life resident of this community, Mr. Byers was retired from the Bellingham Fire Department & attended Faith Lutheran Church. He was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters Union & was in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife Mary; 3 sons, Harold E. Byers, Jr. of Kennewick, Stephen E. Byers, Ferndale, Richard L. Byers, City; 3 grandchildren; Mother, Clara Byers, City; 1 brother, Ralph Byers, Marysville, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Hanger, Burlington & Mrs. Doris Lewis, Pensacola, Florida. Services will be conduct[ed] Tues., Aug 5 at 11 am at the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Carl O. Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in Bayview Cemetery. [born April 23, 1926 in Lynden]
BYERS, Mary, 1301 Kenoyer Drive, age 84, passed away Thursday, April 27, (1967). Mrs. Byers resided here the past three weeks. She was a fifty year member of the Salvation Army. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. John Horgen, city; Mrs. J. V. Maule, Sierra Madre, Cal.; three sons, J. V. Byers of Palmdale, Cal.; Adam and Edwin Byers of Great Falls, Montana; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The remains were forwarded to Great Falls, Montana for services and burial by Jones Funeral Home.
BYERS, Parra, age 70, of 1229 W. Smith Rd., B'ham, passed away Thurs., Aug. 31, 1978. Mrs. Byers had been a resident of N. B'ham for 13 yrs., was a member of the Custer United Methodist Church, Custer Rebekah Lodge, N. B'ham Ladies Aid & the Jet Oldsters in Ferndale. She is survived by her husband, Vernon of N. B'ham; 1 son, Wesley Stone of Klamath Falls, Ore.; 1 daughter, Betty Rae Tangen of Okanogan; 1 brother, Harvey Nugent of Moses Lake; 2 sisters, Velma Lehne & Lois Kelleher both of Seattle; 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Geoff Piper, Tues., Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. in Moles Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Enterprise Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Custer United Methodist Church or the Ferndale Senior Center.
BYERS, Susie E., age 93 who resided at 2323 B Street, passed away in a local nursing home Tuesday, February 16, 1982. She had been a life time resident of Bellingham, had attended the Christian Church, and leaves to survive 2 nephews, Alvin Kenoyer of Everett; Chas Killgore of Anacortes; 4 nieces, Mrs. Robert Hackard of Raymond; Eva Wallen of Oregon; Mrs. Pat Gordon of Burlington; & Giva Engram of Arlington. Graveside services will be held Friday, February 19 at 2:30 pm in Bay View Cemetery. Visitation Thursday til 8 pm & Friday, 8 am to 1:30 pm at Veroske, Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel. [born July 27, 1888 at Ten Mile; daughter of Emma and J. W. Kenoyer; m(1) Jack Pinkey; m(2) Wilbur Byers]
BYERS, Wilbur, age 88, of B'ham. passed away Thurs. Jan. 25, 1979 in Seattle. Mr. Byers had been a resident of Whatcom Co. most of his lifetime & is survived by his wife, Susie. 4 sons; Robert of Kent, Francis & Theron both of Seattle & Melvin of Ferndale. 1 daughter; Joyce Herr of Seattle. 1 sister, Ella Campbell of Bothell. 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be conducted by Rev. Robert E. Johnson, Sat. Feb. 3rd at 1pm in Christ Lutheran Church, Ferndale. Cremation was held & the ashes will be buried at Leavenworth, WA. Local arrangements by Moles Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to the Cancer Fund.
BYERS, Vada May, age 66 years, of Rt. No. 1, Ferndale, passed away at her home, Wednesday, Dec. 14, (1960). Mrs. Byers had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 62 years and was a member of the Methodist Church, the Gulf Grange No. 241, and in the North Bellingham Orthopedic. Survivors include her husband, John, at the family home; one son, Harris of Bellingham; two grandchildren, Candise and John Byers, both of Bellingham; also two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Child of Newhalem and Mrs. Nelda June Walsh of Blaine, and two nephews, Armand Daws of Seattle and Williams Daws of Ferndale. Funeral services will be held in the Moles' Monroe Chapel, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a. m. with the Rev. George Baird officiating. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.
BYFORD, Emma M., 75, former resident of Oak Harbor, passed away in a local hospital Saturday (April 5, 1958) night. Until recently Mrs. Byford had been a patient in the Ovenell Nursing home. Born December 6, 1882 in Meadow Fork, N. C. she resided in North Carolina during her childhood and attended the Presbyterian Mission school. She came to the West Coast in 1928 and resided in Portland until 1952. Her marriage to Enoc Byford took place in Valez, Alaska in 1906 and he passed away in 1929. She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Philip Armstrong of Bishop, Calif., a son Virgil Byford of Oak Harbor and two sisters, Mrs. Nola Blackwell of Fairbanks, Alaska and Mrs. Maude Long of Hot Springs, N. C. and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Hulbush Funeral home on Thursday morning at 10 a.m., followed by cremation in Bellingham.
BYL, Willem "Bill" a native of Amsterdam and an avid mountain climber, died Saturday (Oct. 6, 1979) while scaling Mount Baker. He was 43. Byl, who lived in Richmond, B.C., for the last 25 years, was employed as a mechanic with Canadian Pacific Airlines. He was a tennis buff in addition to his mountaineering activities. He is survived by his wife and daughter, and by his father and sister who are still in Amsterdam. Funeral services are to be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Richmond Funeral Home, followed by cremation.
BYLES, Mabel, age 79 years, 56 Lake Whatcom Boulevard, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, May 3, (1949). Mrs. Byles had resided here the past six years and was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Albert Anderson, of this city; three grandchildren, Frederick Krabbe and Lois Anderson at Pullman, Wash., and Lee Anderson at home; one sister, Mrs. Harrison C. Rice at Los Angeles, Calif. The remains are at the Funeral Home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Alexander P. Aiton, Thursday, May 5, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
BYLSMA, Charles, age 64, of 5615 Phinney Ave., Seattle, passed away in a Seattle Hospital, Sunday, Oct. 23, (1960) following a brief illness. Mr. Bylsma moved to Lynden from Iowa in 1912 and had made his home in Seattle since 1929. He was a member of the North Seattle Alliance Church. Surviving are his wife, Nancy; five sons, Otto J. of Coalinga, Calif., Bernard C. of Lynnwood, Peter F. of Kirkland, Norman M. of Silver Springs, Md., and Neuman M. of Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Erickson and Mrs. Jeanne Greene, both of Seattle; five sisters, Mrs. Harry Schuitema of Auburn, Mrs. Aurelia Geels of Bellingham, Mrs. Howard Ault of Tacoma, Miss Gertrude Bylsma of Lynden, and Mrs. Lee Eilert of Santa Ana, Calif.; also 24 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Enno Haan and the Rev. Erman Homan officiating. Burial will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.
BYLSMA, Christine, age 83, formerly of 1412 C St., Lynden, passed away Saturday Oct. 23, (1976). A Whatcom County resident for the past 32 years, Mrs. Bylsma was a member of the First Reformed Church of Lynden and is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Johan (Darlene) Otter of Lynden, a sister, Mrs. Cynthia DeVries, Orange City, Iowa, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wed. Oct. 27 at 11 am in the Chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, with the Rev. Elmer VanderPloeg officiating. Interment will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery. Contributions and memorial gifts may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BYLSMA, Gertrude S., age 77 of 914 Front St., Lynden passed away suddenly at her home Friday June 11, 1982. Born in Orange City, Iowa, Miss Bylsma had been a Lynden resident for more than 60 years. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Lynden and had taught Sunday School for many years. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Eilert in Santa Ana, Calif. & Mrs. Edith Ault in Fife; 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Bylsma & Mrs. Nancy Bylsma both of Lynden; numerous nieces & nephews. Memorial services will be conducted on Wed. June 16 at 2 pm in the First Reformed Church with Rev. Cornelius Rienties officiating. Graveside committal services will precede at 1 pm in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ministry of Bud & Patty Bylsma in care of World Concern. Services are under the direction of Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.
BYLSMA, Jennie, age 85 of Rt. No. 2, Lynden, passed away in a Ferndale rest home Sunday, April 16, (1961) following an extended illness. Mrs. Bylsma had been a resident of Lynden since 1920 and is survived by three sons, Sybrem of Lynden, John of Blaine and Foppe of Nooksack; also 4 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden Thursday, April 20, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Updike officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynden Cemetery.
BYLSMA, John, age 62, of 1305 State St., passed away Monday, Sept. 13, (1954). Mr. Bylsma had resided in this community for the past 13 years and was affiliated with the Bylsma & Pepper real estate firm and was a member of the YMCA. Surviving relatives include one daughter Mrs. Darlene Otter of Lynden; two grandchildren; one brother Charles Bylsma of Seattle; five sisters, Mrs. Auralia Geels of Bellingham, Miss Gertrude Bylsma of Lynden, Mrs. Edith Richards of Tacoma, Mrs. Lee Eilert of Santa Ana, Calif., Mrs. Florence Schuitema of Tacoma; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold Hesselink Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1 p. m. Final resting place Monumenta Cemetery at Lynden.
BYLSMA, Mary A., age 75 years, of Sumas, passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, Nov. 15, (1960) following an extended illness. Mrs. Bylsma had been a resident of Washington since 1933 and had made her home in Lynden until 1943 when she moved to Sumas. Surviving are her husband, John; one brother, John Frebower in Texas; one sister, Mrs. Barbara Trigg of Bellingham; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas, Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. David Roddey officiating. Burial will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden.
BYLSMA, Minnie, a longtime resident of Lynden and one of the first students to attend Ebenezer Christian School, passed away at St. Joseph Main Campus in Bellingham on Saturday, Aug. 24, 1991 at the age of 93. Minnie was born on June 4, 1898 in Firth, Neb. to Johannes and Wilhelmina (Vos) VanMersbergen. She came to Lynden at the age of 4. In Lynden on May 6, 1920 she was married to Fred Bylsma. He passed away in 1940. Minnie was a homemaker and charter member of the Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. Survivors include her daughter Berniece "Bea" Bylsma of Lynden; son-in-law Ren Heutink of Bellingham; brother John VanMersbergen of Lynden; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by daughter Frances (Bylsma) Heutnik in 1965, three brothers and five sisters. A memorial funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden with Rev. Henry Numan officiating. Burial will precede in Monumenta Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.
BYLSMA, Nancy - Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Bylsma, age 93, who died in Lynden on Wednesday, May 4, 1988, were conducted on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Gillies Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Vriesman officiating. Burial followed in Monumenta Cemetery. Mrs. Bylsma was born in Hull, North Dakota, on Sept. 14, 1894, and moved with her parents, Bernard and Nezia Meenderinck, to the Lynden area in the early 1900s. On May 14, 1919, she was married to her husband, Charles, in Lynden and they resided in Lynden until moving to Seattle in 1929. Mrs. Bylsma returned to Lynden in 1965 following her husband's death in 1960. She was a member of the North Seattle Alliance Church and had also attended the Grace Baptist Church in Lynden. She is survived by four sons, Pat and wife Barbara and Norman "Bud" and wife Patti, all of Seattle, Otto and wife Phyllis of Sacramento, Calif., and Bernard and Jennie of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah and husband Harold Erickson of Billings, Montana, and Mrs. Jeanne and husband Rev. David Greene of Lynnwood; 30 grand and 33 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Bylsma of Lynden; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by a son, Peter, in 1980.
BYLSMA, Otto J., age 84 years, passed away at his home in Lynden, Wednesday, June 19, (1946) following a four weeks' illness. Mr. Bylsma had been a resident of Lynden since 1912 and is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Florence Schuitema, of Tacoma, Mrs. Aurelia Geels, of Bellingham, Mrs. Edith Richards, of Tacoma, Miss Gertrude Bylsma, at home, Mrs. Bessie Bilert, of Santa Ana, Calif.; two sons, John Bylsma, of 1700 Myrtle Street, Bellingham, Charles Bylsma, of Seattle; twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 22, at 2 p. m. from the First Christian Reform church in Lynden with Rev. A. Van Dyken officiating. Interment in the Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden.
BYLSMA, Wilma or Wilna J. "Billie" age 59, passed away in an Anchorage, Alaska hospital March 2, 1984, after a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held in Dimond Boulevard Baptist Church, 3616 W. Dimond Blvd., Anchorage, Ala., on March 6, with Pastor Paul Weimer officiating. She was born in Lynden, Wash. on Aug. 18, 1924, but received most of her schooling in Sumas, graduating from Nooksack Valley High School in 1942. On August 20, 1943 during World War II, she married Bernard C. Bylsma of Seattle and they remained in Sumas for a few years after his discharge in 1947. They lived in the Seattle area for 15 years, prior to moving to Anchorage, Ala., in 1966 to make their home and establish a business. Survivors include: her husband, Bernie, Star Route A, Box 4106, Anchorage, Ala. 99502; seven sons, Darrell, Glenn, Dan, Jeff and Brad of Anchorage, and Doug and Charles of Seattle; four daughters Marleen Kroon, Wasilla, Ala., Eileen Reemtsma, Joan Egeland, and Krystal Bylsma of Anchorage; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Alyce Stuurmans of Lynden, and Bernice Van Diest, Kay Dyksterhuise and Marion Kamphouse, all of Sumas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Chuck Koetje, and two sisters. Memorials may be made to the nursery of the new church or the Cancer Fund.
BYLSMA, Wilma LaVerne, age 46, of 19825 Wallingford Ave. North, Seattle, passed away Sun., March 21, (1976). A previous resident of Custer, Mrs. Bylsma had been a resident of Seattle for the past 28 years and was a member of The Esperance Baptist Church of Edmonds. She is survived by her husband, N. M. "Pat" Bylsma of Seattle; two sons, Ronald E. and Donald D. both of Seattle; one daughter, Darla J. of Seattle; her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Honrud of Custer, five brothers, Orvil Honrud of Ferndale, M. Lyle Honrud of Custer, Merlyn Honrud of Bellingham, Mervin Honrud of Custer and Darrell Honrud of Ferndale; two sisters, Dorothy Matchett of Hot Springs, Montana, Marjorie Mortenson of Seattle; one granddaughter, numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Ernest Malyon, Wed., March 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Moles Funeral Chapel, burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.
BYRD, Eula J., age 71 years, of 1331? Aldrich Road, passed away at a local hospital Thursday, Nov. 19, (1953) following a lingering illness. Mr. Byrd had resided in Whatcom County for the past 29 years and was a member of the Laurel Grange No. 208, the Whatcom County Dairymen's Association and the Washington Co-Op. He is survived by his wife, Julia L., at home; two sons, Milan and Clark, both of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Leone Sielke, of this city, and Mrs. Edna Eckrem, of Vashon, Wash.; Mrs. Joyce Tiplin, of Everson; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Vernon Bird (sic), of Kennewick, Wash., and Marvin Bird, of Ashville, N. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Locke Keever, of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. Dora Burgin, of Old Fort, N. C. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 23, at 10:30 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with Rev. George McMaster officiating, followed by the ritualistic graveside services of the Laurel Grange in Greenacres Memorial Park.
BYRD, Isabella "Issy" age 75 died Friday, May 17, 1991 in Renton. She was born Nov. 20, 1915 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She lived in Bellingham prior to moving to Renton 31 years ago. She was owner of WA Turf Supply at Longacres Race Track for 31 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Milan M. Byrd on Aug. 3, 1981. She leaves to survive 1 son, Barry Byrd of Renton; 1 daughter, Donna Woolf of Deming; 2 brothers, Alex Shaw of Burnaby, B. C. and Hoty Shaw of New Westminster, B. C.; 4 sisters, Dorothy Larsen of Nanaimo, B.C., Shirley Tankhurst of New Westminster, B.C., Kay Brandolini of Burnaby, B.C., Gerry Abrams of Coquitlam, B.C.; 3 grand children, Brant Byrd, Steven and Shain Woolf; 2 great granddaughters, Tessa Byrd and Hope Woolf. Visitation today, May 22 from 9AM to 1 P.M. at Faull Renton Funeral Home. Burial Thursday 2:00 P.M. at Greenacres Memorial Park. memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
BYRD, Julia L., age 72 of 2805 Walnut, passed away at her home Friday, June 12, (1964) following an extended illness. Mrs. Byrd had been a resident of this community since 1924; was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Daughters of the King. She is survived by 2 sons, Milan and Clark, both city; 3 daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Leone) Siefke, city, Mrs. K. L. (Edna) Eckrem of San Raphael, California, and Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Tiplin of Everson; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Harriet Wiehe of Yakima, Mrs. Percie Bruce of Pasco and Mrs. Minnie Sath of Prosser; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. within St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. W. Robert Webb, rector, officiating. Interment Greenacres under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the American Cancer Society.
BYRD, Lou Ellen, 84, a resident of Lyman since 1925, died Sunday at Skagit Valley Convalescent Center in Sedro Woolley. She was a member of Jehovah's Witness Church. She is survived by one son, Paul of Sedro Woolley; one brother, Harley Carpenter of Franklin, N.C.; four sisters, Mary Roane of Lyman and three from Franklin; one niece, Catherine Anderson of Lyman. Graveside services will be held at the Lyman Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday under the direction of Lemley Funeral Home.
BYRD, Milan M. age 69, living in Renton, died at his home on Mon. Aug. 3, (1981). He is a former Bellingham area resident, living in Renton since 1966. He was an owner & operator of the Wash. Tourist Supply. Survived by his wife Isabelle; 1 son, Barry Byrd of Federal Way; 1 daughter, Donna Woolf of Deming; 1 brother, Clark Byrd of Bellingham; 3 sisters, Joyce Tiplin of Bellingham, Leone Siefke & Edna Eckrem, both of Camano Island. Services Wed., 11 a. m. at the Faull Funeral Home. Graveside services Thurs. at 2 p.m. at Greenacres Cemetery, Bellingham. Donations to American Cancer Society or the American Heart Assoc.
BYRD, Virginia V., age 86 of 1509 E. Victor, passed away Fri. Jan. 11, 1980. Mrs. Byrd was a resident of Bellingham for the past 15 years, was a retired cook, and a member of Bellingham Rebekah Lodge No. 43 and had attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Rupert Orrin Bowman, City, Charles Allan Bowman, Longview, Wash., 6 grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren; a sister, Leola Saylers, City. Services Wed. Jan. 16 at 10:30 am at Greenacres Mausoleum, Officers of Bellingham Rebekah Lodge No. 43 officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home. [born Dec. 9, 1893 in Latah, Spokane County]
BYRNE, Anne E., 1309 Indian St. passed away in a local hospital Sunday, July 5, (1964) following an extended illness. Miss Byrne had been a lifetime resident of Bellingham, was a member of the Church of the Assumption, past president of the Altar Society, St. Johns Guild, C.D.A., past president of the Bellingham Altrusa, Mary Knight Guild, Secretry of Bellingham Association of Insurance Agents, member of the Women's Insurance Association. She leaves to survive a niece and adopted daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hurd of Tacoma; 5 nieces and nephews, Mrs. Geraldine DiCotsonozo of Staten Island, N. Y., Mrs. Patricia Weston of Redwood City, Calif., Robert, Kathleen and William Hurd all of Tacoma; 3 grandnieces. Rosary will be said Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Assumption. Requiem high mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 8 at 9:30 a.m. from the Church of the Assumption. Interment Bay View.
BYRNE, Mary, of 1309 Indian Street, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, February 19, (1952). Miss Byrne was a lifetime resident of Bellingham, and a member of the Church of the Assumption. She was employed as secretary (to) the Sabine L. Carr Company since 1915 and is survived by her sister, Anne at home; a niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Hurd; three grand-nieces, Geraldine, Patricia and Kathleen Hurd, all of Bellingham. Miss Byrne will lie in state at the family home, February 21 and 22, where rosary will be said Friday evening at 7:30 p. m. Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung Saturday, February 23, at 9 a. m., within the Church of the Assumption with the Rev. Fr. Barnard Cremer celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bay View Cemetery under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.
BYRNE, Patrick Joseph, age 47 years, of 1309 Indian Street, passed away at a local hospital, Wednesday morning, August 7, (1946). Mr. Byrne had spent his entire life in Bellingham and was a member of the Church of the Assumption and the Holy Name Society. At the time of his death he was an accountant at the Bellingham Bottling Works. He is survived by two sisters, Mary and Anne Byrne, both of the home; one niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Hurd, of National, Wash.; two grand nieces, Geraldine and Patricia Hurd. Rosary will be said at the home Friday evening, August 9, at 7:30 p. m. Requiem high mass will be sung for the repose of the soul within the Church of the Assumption, Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. G. Stafford, celebrant. Interment, Bay View Cemetery, under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.
BYRNES, Horace R., age 73, passed away at the family home, 911 Maple Street, Monday, October 13, (1947). Mr. Byrnes had been a resident of this community for sixty-three years and was a marine engineer for the Bellingham Tug & Barge Company. Deceased was a member of the Last Man's Club; Company E, National Guard, during World War I; the Marine Engineers Benevolent Association, and the I. O. O. F., and leaves to survive his widow, Ruth, at home; two sons, Robert O., of Bellingham, and Richard, of Bremerton; one daughter, Mrs. William Inge, of Bellingham; two grandchildren; one brother, A. M. Byrnes, of Bellingham, and two sisters, Mrs. Useba Brawley, of Mount Vernon, and Mrs. George Chase, of Seattle. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingswroth where services will be conducted by Rev. Robert T. McFarlane, Thursday, October 16, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
BYROM, George Henry, age 85, of 1509 E. Victor, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, Feb. 3, (1959). Mr. Byrom had lived in Bellingham for the past 51 years. He was an engineer and a carpenter. He leaves to survive one daughter, Mrs. Viola Mentch of this city; one niece, Mrs. Lewis Flanagan of Everett; two nephews, Douglas Orr of Chilliwack and Jack Orr of Burnaby, Canada. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 6, at 1 p. m. from the Chapel of the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home, Rev. Harold K. Lawrence officiating. Cremation.
BYROM, Susan Maud, age 79, of 1220 1/2 State St., passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Jan. 16, (1952). Mrs. Byrom had been a resident of this community for the past 50 years and had attended the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving relatives are her husband, George H. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle Mentch, of Bellingham, and several nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James Martyn Wilson, Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p. m. Cremation.
BYRON, Charles J., age 74, of 2119 I Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Jan. 16, (1952). Mr. Byron had been a 50-year resident of this community; was a retired realtor, and member of the Garden St. Methodist Church, was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 5198 and Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 31, I. O. O. F. Surviving relatives are his widow, Lula, at home; four sons, Wayne, of Bellingham, Lee, Lawrence and Philip, all of Seattle; eight grandchildren; one brother, James, of White Oaks, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Purnell and Mrs. Cora Carlson, both of Bellingham, also numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel E. Taylor, Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Woodlawn Cemetery.
BYRON, Conrad S., 70, 2822 Elm St., died Saturday (Feb. 16, 1986) at home. He was born April 6, 1915, in Blaine, and had been a Bellingham resident for 20 years. Mr. Byron was retired from the Air Force. He served in World War II and Korea. He was a former custodian of the Columbia School. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Dale Byron and Richard Byron, of Bellingham; two daughters, Gail Ackerson of Deming and Suzanne DeKubber of Custer; two brothers, Melvin Vilene of Ferndale and August Byron of Bellingham; one sister, Vilene Ehlers of Bellingham; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Mike Newell officiating. Burial will be in Van Zandt Cemetery.
BYRON, Gudrun, age 93, of Blaine, passed away in that town Tuesday, March 20, (1951) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Gudrun was a pioneer resident of Blaine. Surviving relatives include two sons, Ole, of Blaine, and Triggvi, of Wenatchee, and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 22, at 10:30 a. m. with the Rev. A. E. Kristjannson officiating, under the direction of the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine. Cremation.
BYRON, Johann O., age 78 of Blaine, passed away in a local rest home Sunday, December 26, (1965). A pioneer resident of the Blaine area he leaves to survive 2 sons, August, Louis and Conrad all of Bellingham, a step-daughter, Mrs. Henry Ehlers of Bellingham, 10 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at the McKinney Funeral Home Wednesday, December 29 at 2 p.m. Rev. Willard Buckner officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Cemetery.
BYRON, Joseph J., age 77, of 2726 James Street passed away at the family home Thursday, May 27, (1954). Mr. Byron was a pioneer resident of this area, having resided in Bellingham since 1942 and in Whatcom and Skagit since 1889. He was a stationary engineer. He leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Minnie E. Byron at home. Graveside services will be conducted at Bay View Cemetery by the Reverend G. A. Johnson, Tuesday, June 1, at 2 p. m. under the direction of Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home.
BYRON, Louis G., age 63, of 2903 Madrona, passed away, Tuesday, May 31, (1977). A life time resident of Whatcom Co., he served with the US Navy in WWII and was a retired commercial fisherman. Surviving are a sister, Lillie Vilene Ehlers of Bellingham; 4 brothers, August and Conrad Byron both of Bellingham, Melvin Vilene of Ferndale and Alvin Vilene in Manitoba; also 12 nieces and nephews, 11 great nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held in the Blaine Cemetery, Sat., June 4 at 1 p.m. with Mr. Michael Furnas officiating. Arrangements by Veroske's Bellingham Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Icelandic Rest Home.
BYRON, Lula Gertrude, 76, of 2119 I St., passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Dec. 12, (1956). Mrs. Byron had resided in this community for the past 56 years, was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church and of the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving relatives include four sons, Wayne of this city, Lee, Phillip and Lawrence of Seattle; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Calvin W. Moore Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a. m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.
BYRON, Marie, age 65, of Blaine, Wash., passed away at the family home on Sunday, May 31, (1953). She had resided in this community for the past 11 years. She is survived by her husband, Ole Byron; three brothers, Arnold Becker, from Minnesota; Ed Becker, Retsil, Wash., and Walter Becker of Burlington, Wash. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 4, at 2:00 p. m. from the McKinney Funeral Home, with the Rev. E. F. Hanning officiating. Interment, Haynie Cemetery.
BYRON, Elizabeth, age 87 of 1230 Indian St., passed away at home Sunday, Nov. 5, (1961). Widow of the Late Xavier S. Byron, Mrs. Byron was a 69 year resident of Bellingham and was a member of the Garden St. Methodist Church. Survivors are one son, Marlyn B. Byron of Seattle; three sisters, Miss Marguerite Bullard and Mrs. Clark Ellington both of Evanston, Ill. and Mrs. Cyrus Newcomb, of Champagne, Ill.; nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Irwin Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Bay View Cemetery.
BYRON, Myrtle Julia, beloved wife of Lawrence R. Byron, Seattle; mother of Ralph Byron, Seattle & Judy Sheridan, Ceres, Calif.; sister of Harold Belland, Hansville, WA & Kenneth Belland, Bakersfield, CA; also survived by 2 grandchildren. Services Tues., 1 p.m. Bonney-Watson on Broadway, Seattle. Interment Lakeview. Family suggests remembrances to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.
BYRON, Wayne, of Bellevue, Sept. 21, 1979 at 19 years. Beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Byron, brother of Christine M. and Kathleen Lynn, both of Bellevue, grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Chris Petersen, Woodinville and Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Byron of Bellingham, Mrs. Doris Forslund of Seattle, godson of Lawrence R. Byron, Seattle, fiance of Kay Eckstrand, Bellevue. Funeral services will be Wed., 3 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Bellevue, Burial at Sunset Hills Memorial Park under the direction of Green's Bellevue Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Bellevue Medic I.
BYRUM, Albertena N., "Tena", age 89, of 2514 I St., B'ham, passed away at home Thurs., Aug. 16, 1979. A resident of Whatcom County since 1906. She had made her home in the Everson area until moving to B'ham 20 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Viola Lovelace of B'ham; 2 sons, William Byrum of Sheridan, Ore. and George Byrum of B'ham; 4 sisters, Alma Ostrom and Ella Westergreen both of Everson, Margaret (Carroll) Barney of Alhambra, Calif., Mildred (Houston) Snidow of Catalina Island, Calif; a brother-in-law, Charles Borden in Kansas; also 16 grandchildren 39 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Veroske-Jerns Funeral Chapel Tues., Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Doug Anderson officiating. Burial in the Nooksack Cemetery. Friends wishing may donate to the Children's Orthopedic Guild at St. Josephs Hospital or a favorite charity. [born March 26, 1889 in Norway]
BYRUM, George F, age 69 of 1400-12th Street, died Wednesday, April 15, 1981. He was born in Colorado (March 15, 1912) and moved to this area at an early age. He was a well known logger from California to Alaska. He is survived by his sons, Richard Byrum of California; Donald in Saudi Arabia; Kevin in Utah; Robert Wiseman of Washington; George Byrum, Jr. & David of Bellingham; Kerry of Utah; 6 daughters; Delores Howard of Seattle; Lynne Buss, Candace Spady, Kristen Byrum, Denise Niemi, Diana Hahn, all of Bellingham; a brother, William of Oregon; a sister, Viola Lovelace of Bellingham; a close friend, Rachel Hannah of Everson; 30 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 20, 1981 in the Nooksack Cemetery. Family requests memorials to University of Washington Cancer Research Fund. Under the direction of Veroske, Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel.
BYRUM, William Caldwell, age 78 years, of Route 2, Everson, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 30, (1950) following a short illness. He had been a resident of the Everson district for the past 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Alvertena (Albertena); one daughter, Mrs. Viola Lovelace, of Bellingham; two sons, William C. Jr., of Everson, Route 2, and George, of Swift River, California. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 1, at 2 p. m. within the Chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas with George Weston, of Everett officiating. Final resting place, Nooksack Cemetery.