CHRISAWN, Cheryl, age 22 of 4119 Beach Drive, Seattle, passed away Saturday, August 28, 1982. She leaves to survive her mother, Mrs. Linda Carte of Bellingham, 2 brothers, Dennis Chrisawn of North Carolina, Jon Bly of Bellingham, a grandmother, Helen Warren of Escondido, California; a grandmother Connie Chrisawn of North Carolina; aunts & uncles. Her father Sherril Chrisawn preceded her in death in 1979. Cremation by Evergreen-Washelli of Seattle.
CHRISMAN, Mable Louise, age 89, of 1324 Ellis. Funeral service for Mabel Louise Chrisman will be Thursday Oct 15, 11 a.m., Jones Funeral Home with William G. Berney, pastor, Garden Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Chrisman passed away Sat. Oct. 10, 1987. A lifetime Bellingham resident, she was a graduate of Bellingham Normal; preceded in death by her husband Paul Henry Chrisman in 1981 and son Robert M. Chrisman during WWII. She is survived by 3 sons, Paul J. & wife Doris Chrisman of Seattle, D. Edwin Chrisman of City, Don & wife Karen Chrisman of Bothell; daughter, Molly & husband Dan Eagle of City; 8 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren; 2 brothers, Ed Martin of Seattle & Clarence Martin of Kirkland, several nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medic One, 1200 Dupont, No 1S, City 98225 or American Heart Assoc., Heart Memorial Chairperson, Mrs. Steven Schwind, 2816 Azalea Place 98226.[Mrs. Chrisman died Saturday at her home. She was born July 12, 1898, in Bellingham where she lived her entire life.]
CHRISMAN, Mrs. Margaret Ella, age 81 of 2122 D St., passed away at her home Saturday, Oct. 29 (1955) following an extended illness. Mrs. Chrisman had been a resident in Arlington where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eda Hershberger, Mrs. Lottie E. Johnson, both of Bellingham; two sons, Marion E. Chrisman of Seattle, and Caz S. Chrisman of Toledo, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. within the Assembly of God Church in Arlington with Rev. Cornelius officiating, under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.
CHRISMAN, Marguerite E. (Chris) (Muggy), age 79 of 119 N. Samish Way passed away Sunday, Sept. 30th, 1979 [in a local hospital]. Mrs. Chrisman was born in Ferndale, was a life time resident of Whatcom County. She was a retired checker for Cascade Laundry & a member of the Laundry & Dry Cleaners Union Local No. 127. She is survived by 2 nephews, Clifford R. (Bill) Stanley, city & Lloyd Stanley, Tacoma. Services will be held Wed. Oct. 3, at 3 PM, in the Jones Funeral Home. Rev. Grant Whipple officiating. Interment at the Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Washington State Heart Fund. [She was preceded in death by her husband, DeLoss]
CHRISMAN, Paul Henry. Funeral service for Paul Henry Chrisman, age 81 of 1324 Ellis St., will be Tues. Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Guderian officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Mr. Chrisman passed away Fri. Dec. 25, 1981. He is survived by his wife Mabel; 3 sons, Paul J. & wife Doris M. Chrisman of Seattle, Don & wife Karen Chrisman of Bothel and Edwin Chrisman of Seattle; 1 daughter, Molly & husband Dan Eagle of Burlington; 8 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. A resident of this community most of his life, he was a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44 F & AM; Scottish Rite Bodies; Nile Temple of the Shrine; Lumber & Sawmill Workers Union Local No. 2667; President of Baker James Water Assoc. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles Jr. & Sr., John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Directors.
CHRISMAN, Robert M., Cpl. Co. I, 120th Inf., was killed in action by an enemy counterattack at Born, Belgium on the 21st of January, 1945, had spent two years in the service of his country, and for 17 years prior to that time had resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chrisman of 1324 Ellis St. Deceased was a member of the Garden St. Methodist church; had attended the Bellingham high school and in his younger years had been a Herald carrier. Surviving relatives other than his parents, are three brothers, Paul and Edwin, of Seattle, and Donald at home; one sister, Molly, also at home; grandparents, Mrs. Ellen Martin, of Bellingham, and Mr. J. E. Chrisman, of San Diego, Calif. The remains will be received by the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth Monday, Dec. 1. Graveside services will be conducted at Greenacres Memorial Park, Saturday, December 6, by the American Legion. CHRIST, Anna, age 75, of 2911 Sunset Dr., passed away Monday, March 21 (1988) in Seattle. She has been a member of the Greek Orthodox Church & St. Sophia's Woman's Auxilary. She leaves to survive, 2 sons, Dimitrios & wife Eleni Zourkos & Nick & wife Karen Zourkos all of Bellingham; 6 grandchildren; 5 greatgrandchildren. Trisagion prayer service will be conducted Sun. March 27 at 7 P.M. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Mon. March 28 at 1 P.M. in the Westford Funeral Home, with Rev. Chris Margaritis officiating & Father Andrew Karris of Lexington, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Bayview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Sophia Building Fund, c/o Westford Funeral Home. CHRIST, Nick, age 93 , of 2911 Sunset Dr., died Monday (June 30, 1986) in Bellingham. He was 93. Mr. Christ was born Feb. 10, 1893, in Skithrou, Greece, and had been a local resident since 1912. He was a retired millworker, a member of the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, and a 55 -year member of the Order of Ahepa. Survivors include his wife, Anna, of the family home; two stepsons, Jim and Nick Zourkas, of Bellingham; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother in Greece; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives. Trisagion prayer services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at the Saint Sophia Greek Chapel, with the Rev. N. J. Velis officiating. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Drive, Bellingham WA 98226. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home.
CHRISTEN, Frances Clarice, 91, passed away Feb. 10, 1989, in a Sonora, Calif. hospital. She was born in Wisconsin [Sept. 10, 1897] and came to Whatcom County as a young girl. Mrs. Christen was married to William Christen in 1915 and they farmed in the Kendall area until his death in 1951. She then lived in Edmonds for 30 years until moving to Santa Cruz, Calif., living the last four year in Sonora, Calif. She was a member of the Church of God in Edmonds. She is survived by a son, Iris F. Christen and wife Mary Lou of Mount Hermon, Calif., two daughters, Vivian Myers and husband Tiny of Sonora, Calif. and Grace Bolough and husband George of Twain Harte, Calif.; a brother Eugene Littlefield, of Everson; numerous nieces and nephews; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Christen's body was cremated and inurnment will be at Edmonds Memorial Park.
CHRISTEN, John, aged 75 years, Deming, Wash. passed away in a local hospital, Saturday, January 7, , after a brief illness. Mr. Christen had been a resident of Whatcom county for the past forty years, was a member of the Church of God and of the Whatcom Darigold Association. Surviving relatives include: one son, Robert in Oakland, Calif.,; two sisters: Mrs. Mary Zeimer, Shawnee, Wisc.; and Mrs. Ida Hudson, Bellingham; three brothers: William Christen of Kendall, Wash.; Frank of Aberdeen, Wash.; and Louis of Couer de Alene (sic), Idaho; one grandchild, also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral home, Tuesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Charles H. Ford officiating. Interment in the Kendall cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
CHRISTENSEN, Alice I., 75, 6108 N. Star Road, Ferndale passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 1991 in Bellingham of intestinal Cancer. She was a lifetime resident of Ferndale, having been born there on Nov. 16, 1915 [as Alice I. Jacobson]. She married Sigvald Christensen in 1936. He preceded her in death in November 1978. She was a member of Triumph Lutheran Church of Ferndale, Christian Woman's Club of Ferndale and Women's Missionary Federation. She is survived by three nieces and their husbands, Sharon and Alan King of Seattle, Jacelyn and LaVern King of Ferndale and Norma and Steve Christensen of Ferndale; a very close cousin, Gerhard and wife Bernice Digerness of Bellingham; a brother-in-law, Norman and wife Agnes Jodock of Bellingham; also other nieces and nephews and many relatives in Norway. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Mission, P.O. Box 548, Bellingham, WA 98227, or to a charity of choice. Funeral services were held Monday at Triumph Lutheran Church with Pastor Del Palmer officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Moles Funeral Home.
CHRISTENSEN, Alma H., age 76, of 920 Forest St., passed away in a local hospital Friday, February 8 (1963). A resident of Bellingham since 1908, Mrs. Christensen was a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors are two sons, Carl Christensen of Seattle and Axel Christensen of Great Falls, Montana; one grandson; one sister in Norway. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor Obed L. G. Vold Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p. m. final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTENSEN, Ann F. of 2012 G St., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, Nov. 9 (1958) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Christiansen had resided in Bellingham for the past 68 years and leaves to survive 6 sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Nygren, Mrs. Ruth Merriman, Mrs. Bell Wiht, Mrs. Georgia Fleck, all of this city. Mrs. Evelyn Hinote of Everson and Mrs. Dora Dawson of Seattle; three brothers, Roderick MacDonald of Ferndale, John MacDonald of Marietta and James MacDonald of Moses Lake; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3 p. m. from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, with Rev. W. Carl Calhoun officiating. Interment Bayview.
CHRISTENSEN, Beatrice A., 69, a former resident of Blaine and Bellingham, died Tuesday in a hospital in Pine Bluff, Ark. (Oct. 23, 1990) Mrs. Christensen was an assistant professor of nursing for community health at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She formerly taught nursing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., at Washington State University Intercollegiate Center in Spokane and at other universities. She was born Beatrice A. Plunkett on Nov. 20, 1920, in Staten Island, N.Y., where she grew up and was educated. She married Arthur A. Christensen in 1940 in Alabama. He died in 1971. The Christensens moved to Blaine in 1954, and to Bellingham in 1960. She worked here in public health nursing. In 1971, Mrs. Christensen returned to school at the University of Wisconsin, and later pursued more education before taking up a career in nursing education. Survivors include a son, Arthur R. Christensen of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter Lydia Christensen Jones of Vancouver, B.C.; sister Margaret Mary Lewis of Kennewick; and two grandchildren.
CHRISTENSEN, Carsten O., age 74 of 2734 Walnut St., died Thurs. March 5, 1981 in Bellingham. He is survived by his wife Nellie; 1 son, Donald of Edmonds; 1 daughter, Dolores Bach of Juneau, Alaska; 3 grandsons; 3 brothers, Roy & Jack of Bellingham, Melvin of Everett; 1 sister, Mrs. Myrtle Duncan of Ferndale. Funeral service Mon. March 9, 1 p.m. Jones Funeral Home. Intement Greenacres Memorial Park. The family suggest memorials to Immanuel Bible Church. [He was born July 16, 1906, in Tacoma, and had lived in the area all his life. He was a retired machinist.]
CHRISTENSEN, Catherine, 88, 2714 Patton St., died Sunday, November 26, (1972). She was a resident of Whatcom County for 52 years and a member of the First Baptist Church, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Gold Star Mothers Club. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norma Mundell and Mrs. May Weidkamp, both of Lynden, and Mrs. Marie Jones, Camano Island; two sons, Leslie Knudson and F.D. Knudsen, Lynden; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
CHRISTENSEN, Christian, (Chris), age 91 resided at 3401 NW Ave. passed away Oct. 10, (1976). A resident of Bellingham for the past 79 years and was a retired shingle weaver and a member of the Senior Citizens Activity Center. He leaves to survive one son, Jack T. Christensen of Bellingham; 5 grandchildren, Susan Holmes, Bellingham, John S. Christensen of Nevada, Richard I., Gary W. and Thomas K., all of Bellingham; two great-grandsons, John Jr. and Josehua of Nevada. Graveside services will be held Thurs., Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery with The Rev. William Pierron officiating. Memorials may be made to the Washington State Heart Fund or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Christensen will lie in state at Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home, Wed., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thurs., 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
CHRISTENSEN, Clyde L., age 67, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham, WA Wednesday, April 29, 1992. The youngest of 10 children, he was born to Chris and Mary Christensen at Sutherland, Utah. The family moved to Vaughn, Montana in 1931 and he farmed there with his family for 43 years, moved to Bellingham, WA in 1974; worked for Bellingham Transit for 8 years until he became ill. He was a W.W. II Navy veteran, a member of American Legion and D.A.V. and was a member of the L.D.S. Church. He married Georgia Scarlett in Bellingham, WA on July 22, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; sons, Keith and wife Nikki Christensen of Mountlake Terrace, WA, Tom C. Christensen of Bellingham; grandson, Nicholas; grand daughters, Veronique and Amanda, all of Mountlake Terrace, WA; brothers, Reed Christensen, Wayne and wife Laurel Christensen of Vaughn, Montana; sisters, Maurine & husband Blake Tippets of Fort Shaw, Montana, Vergie & husband Sterlin Nielsen of Vaughn, Montana, Reva Killpack of West Valley City, Utah; sisters-in-law, Thelma and Engla Christensen, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, Barbara Funseth of Bellingham, Wa; brother-in-law, Robert Scarlett of Fortuna, CA. Memorial service Monday May 4, 11:30 A.M. at Jones-Moles Funeral Home. Inurnment Greenacres Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be held in Montana at a later date. The family suggest memorials to American Lung Association, 2625 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
CHRISTENSEN, Edith A. Funeral services for former Bellingham resident Edith Alice Christensen, 98, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jones-Moles Funeral Home. Mrs. Christensen, of 863 Redmond Ave. N.E., Renton, died Monday (Oct. 15, 1990) in Renton. She was born Sept. 11, 1892, in Kentucky and had lived in Bellingham for 75 years prior to moving to Renton in 1989. She had worked for several years for the Offices of Northern Life Insurance Co. She married Christian Christensen, who preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter Carla Yankeh of Renton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will follow the funeral services in Bayview Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
CHRISTENSEN, Emma M., age 90 of 409 York St., passed away Wed., June 27, 1979. A resident of Bellingham for the past 60 years, she is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Carl Hayden, City; 1 granddaughter, 2 great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral service, Monday, July 2, 1 p.m., Jones Funeral Home, with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery.
CHRISTENSEN, Enid. Former Whatcom County resident Enid Christensen, 77, of Vallejo, Calif., died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1988) in Vallejo. Mrs. Christensen was born Aug. 7, 1910, in Whatcom County. She was the granddaughter of Nooksack area pioneer Robert Breckenridge and a graduate of Whatcom High School. She worked in local businesses until she moved to California in the 1940s. She was office manager of the Vallejo General Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Bruce and Neal, both of Vallejo; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services are pending in Vallejo. Arrangements are by Skyview Funeral Home in Vallejo.
CHRISTENSEN, Fred, age 53, of 2324 James St., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, March 9, (1952). Mr. Christensen had resided in this community for the past 30 years; was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Alaska Fishermen's Union, and had formerly been employed by Bloedel-Donovan as a boomman. Surviving relatives are his widow, Emma M, at home; one step-daughter, Mrs. Carl Hayden, and one granddaughter, Miss Dolores Hayden, all of Bellingham; one nephew, Andrew Christensen, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Helgen, both of Port Blakely, Wash. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Gordon Loren, Wednesday, March 12, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place, Bay View.
CHRISTENSEN, Harry John, 77, of Jacksonville, Ore., former publisher of the Sumas-Everson News, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1987 in Medford, Ore., after a long illness. Mr. Christensen was born Oct. 27, 1909, in Portland, Ore. He worked in the newspaper business most of his adult life. He owned a newspaper in Toledo, Ore., the Lincoln County Leader, in the 1940s, and later moved to Nevada where he published the Territorial Enterprise of Virginia City - the same paper for which Mark Twain once wrote. Mr. Christensen was publisher of the weekly paper in Sumas from 1957 to 1962. He and his wife left the Sumas paper in the early 1960s to take over a newspaper operation in Sweet Home, Ore. Survivors include his wife, Clara; two sons, Robert Christensen of Redmond, and Alan Christensen of Libby, Mont.; and one daughter, Karen Hendrickson of Newport Beach, Calif. A memorial service was held Aug. 18 in Jacksonville, Ore.
CHRISTENSEN, Helen M., age 39, of Everson passed away at a hospital there Monday, Sept. 1, (1953) following a lingering illness. Mrs. Christensen was formerly a resident of Bellingham, having resided in Everson for the past eight years. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; one son, Mikal, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brumback, of Pacific Grove, Calif.; two brothers, L.R. Brumback of San Francisco, Calif., and Floyd of Monterey, Calif. Rev. Clarence Haugen, pastor of Our Saviours Lutheran Church, will officiate at funeral services Friday, Sept. 4, at 2 p. m. at the chapel of Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment, Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTENSEN, Howard B. of 2928 James St. died Thursday, June 17, 1993, at his home. He was 82. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bayview Cemetery with Bishop C. Arlo Fillmore officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel. He was born Dec. 22, 1910, to William C. and Nellie May Christensen in Mount Vernon. He moved back and forth between Whatcom County and Canada before settling in Bellingham in 1932. He married Creta B. Walton on May 8, 1937, in Bellingham. A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Christensen owned and operated James Street Sundries for 30 years. A member of Bellingham Yacht Club, he enjoyed golfing and fishing. Survivors include his wife [of fifty-six years] of the family home; sisters Ruby Bingham and Norma Clark, both of Edmonton, Alberta, and Barbara Mondor of Abbotsford, B.C.; and nieces and nephews.
CHRISTENSEN, James, age 84 years, of 1209 18th Street, passed away in a local hospital Friday, November 9, (1951), following a lingering illness. Mr. Christensen is survived by three nephews, James C. Thiel, Soren Thiel, and H. M. Thiel, all of Bellingham; two nieces, Mrs. Ruth Benner and Mrs. Christine Little, both of Bellingham; numerous nieces residing in California. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 14, at 1:30 p.m. form the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist-Jerns funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Haugen officiating. Interment, Blaine Cemetery.
CHRISTENSEN, John, age 91 of Lummi Island, passed away Friday, September 18, 1981. Mr. Christensen was born in Denmark, lived in Iowa for many years and moved to Whatcom County in 1942. He is survived by 2 daughters, Alice & husband Harry Elwood of Ferndale; Marilyn & husband Earl Peel of Bellingham; 1 brother, Otto in Iowa; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. By request no services were held. Cremation was held under the direction of Moles funeral Home. Remembrances may be made to the Lummi Island Fire Department or a favorite charity.
CHRISTENSEN, John G., age 86 of 2602 Verona St., passed away Sunday, March 30 (1975). A resident of Whatcom County for the past 54 years, Mr. Christensen was a retired lumber inspector having been employed by Bloedel-Donovan and Larson Mills. Survivors include 2 sons, John G. of Bellingham and Charles of Seattle; 3 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Gladys Arnold of Texas, Mrs. Tena DeLaune and Mrs. Nellie Rombach both of New Orleans; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m. Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Guderian officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTENSEN, John G., age 66, 2602 Verona St., died Friday, (Oct. 1, 1982 in Bellingham). A Bellingham resident most of his life, he was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Louisiana. He was a member of William Matthews Post 1585, VFW; Custer Gun Club; and Albert J. Hamilton Post 7, American Legion. During World War II he served with the Navy aboard the USS Mississippi. Survivors include a brother, Charles G. Christensen, and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held today (Monday, October 4, 1982) at Greenacres Memorial Park, the Rev. Dick Vriesman and officers of William Matthews Post officiating. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the William Matthews Post.
CHRISTENSEN, Juliet Matilda, age 65, of LaGrande, Ore. Passed away in that city (? Nov., 1962). Mrs. Christensen had resided in LaGrande for the past 15 years, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints Church. Survivors are two daughters, Miss Hazel Christensen, LaGrande, Ore., Mrs. Mary Hously, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one son, Gordon Christensen, Spokane; one brother Joseph Nielson, Canada; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gordon and Mrs. Anna Patterson, both of LaGrande, Ore., and nieces and nephews. The remains will be received by the Jones Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted by Mr. Hously, Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.
CHRISTENSEN, Julius Christian, age 82, of 3398 Pine St., Sedro-Woolley, died Sunday, April 15, (1984). Born Jan. 6, 1902, in Denmark, he had lived most of his life in California and had also lived in Bellingham a number of years. He is survived by a niece [Carla Yankeh of Renton] and other relatives. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thurs., [April 19] at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leonard Ericksen, [Central Lutheran Church] officiating Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery.
CHRISTENSEN, Lena, age 71, of 1460 Axton Rd., passed away in a local hospital Sunday June 13 (1954). Mrs. Christensen had resided in this community for the past 42 years and was a member of the Central Lutheran Church. Surviving relatives are five sons, Roy F. of Bellingham, Melvin N. of Everett, Carsten O. of Bellingham, Orville P. of Vallejo, Calif., and Jack M., U.S. Army Air Force, stationed in Alaska; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Duncan of Bellingham, 13 grandchildren; one brother, Paul Jacobsen of Bellingham, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Wick of Matsqui, B.C. Her remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted Wednesday, June 16, at 1 p.m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.
CHRISTENSEN, Margaret L., age 80, of 4178 Rural Ave., passed away Dec. 3 (1975). Funeral services were conducted Monday (Dec. 8) at 1:30 p.m. in Moles Funeral Home by Rev. Julia Brand. Mrs. Christensen had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 32 years and is survived by one daughter, Margaret Irene Lambert of Renton; two sons, Arthur of Grants Pass, Ore., Robert of Bellingham; four sisters, Carol Bell of Bell, Calif., Minnie Wilson of Caldwell, Idaho, Anna Whitehead and Tina Whitehead, both of Holdridge, Neb.; two brothers, Martin of Omaha, Neb. and John of Stayton, Ore.; ten grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Burial was in Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTENSEN, Minnie, age 83 years, passed away at a local hospital, Monday, January 27, (1947). Mrs. Christensen, late of 1410 Ellis Street, came to Bellingham fifty-five years ago. She was a member of Pythian Sisters, Temple No. 22. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Annie Herbeck, Scotia, N.Y., and many nephew and nieces in both New York and California. Her remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworh where services will be conducted by Rev. James M. Wilson, Wednesday, January 29, at 1:30 p.m., followed by ritualistic rites by the Pythian Sisters. Cremation.
CHRISTENSEN, Peter A., age 76, of 920 Forest St., passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Dec. 21, (1960). A resident of Bellingham for the past 52 years, Mr. Christensen was a member of the Lutheran Church and a retired longshoreman. Survivors are his widow, Alma, at home; two sons, Carl, of Seattle and Axel, of Great Falls, Mont.; one grandson; one brother and one sister, both in Norway. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor Obed Vold, Friday, Dec. 23, at 3 p.m. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.
CHRISTENSEN, Sigvald A. "Sig", passed away in a B'ham. Hospital Nov. 17, 1978 at the age of 64. He was born at Carmay, Norway, Nov. 28, 1913. He came to B'ham in 1930 & resided in this area ever since then. He was employed by the former Pacific American Fisheries for many years, later he worked 10 years for DuPont DeNemours. He was a boatman & fisherman. Mr. Christensen was a member of Triumph Lutheran Church. He leaves to survive his wife, Alice. 3 sisters; Mathilde Mikkelsen, Kristina Aadnesen, & Katura Risdal. 3 nieces Sharon Jodock of Seattle, Norma Christensen and Jacquelyn King, both of Ferndale. Many other nieces & nephews all residing in Norway, as well as numerous other relatives in America & a host of friends who will miss him greatly. The funeral will be Tues. Nov. 21st at 1:30pm at the Triumph Lutheran church, Mt. View & Church Rds., Ferndale. Pastor Verle Dean will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Foreign Mission work of Triumph Lutheran Church or your favorite charity.
CHRISTENSON, Earle H., age 85, of 1200 Lincoln Street, passed away Thursday, September 26, 1991 in St. Joseph Hospital. Born December 15, 1905 in Jewell County, Kansas to Lief and Lucy Denton Christenson; graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1931; in private medical practice in the Midwest before entering the Civilian Conservation Corps, joining the U.S. Army prior to World War II where he served in Perma [Burma]; retiring in 1960 as a Colonel and Medical Doctor from the U.S. Air Force, Col. Christenson was a resident of Whatcom County since 1960. He attended the Advent Christian Church; was a member of The Retired Officers Association; General Society of Mayflower Descendents; Whatcom Genealogical Society; Whatcom County Historical Society and the Stamp Club. Col. Christenson was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Olson Christenson in 1967 and is survived by two daughters, Connie Fryar of California, Karen and husband William Eickhoff of Bellingham; two sons, Lief and wife Kathryn Christenson of Bellingham, John Christenson of Bremerton, four grandchildren, Audrey and Dana Christenson, Randie Carr and Tamara Anne Kale; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, June Christenson of Bellingham & Lillie Olson of Little Falls, Minn.; brothers-in-law, Russell Bond of Kansas & Edward Pelarski of Garrison, Minn; nieces, nephews & family friend, Zelda Stout of Bellingham. Visitation Sunday, September 29, 12:00 noon to 4:00 at Jones-Moles Funeral Home. Funeral services Monday, September 30, 10:30 A.M. at Bellingham Advent Christian Church with Rev. Al Currier officiating. Burial will be Saturday, October 5, 1991 in Oakland Cemetey, Little Falls, Minnesota. Memorials may be made to Olson Sisters Education Memorial, c/o Peter Larsen, Rt. 5, Box 166, Little Falls, MN 56345. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home. [At the end of World War II he transferred to the U.S. Air Force and served as a physician until retiring as a colonel in 1960 after service in the Pentagon. His wife, Gertrude Olson Christenson, formerly of Little Falls, died in 1967 Graveside services will be 11:15 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 5, 1991)at Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls with the Rev. David Steffenson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Little Falls American Legion Post 46. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.]
CHRISTENSON, Erika, age 100, of Route 3, Ferndale, passed away Monday, March 27, (1961) in a local hospital, following an extended illness. Mrs. Christenson had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 42 years and last August celebrated her 100th birthday. She was a member of the Bakerview Baptist Church. Surviving relatives include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 30, at 1 p.m. in Moles' Monroe Chapel, Rev. Harold Terpening officiating. Interment Enterprise Cemetry.
CHRISTENSON, Gust A., 79, of Anacortes died Thursday, (Oct. 9, 1975). Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church of Anacortes. Born in Sweden, Mr. Christenson moved to this country in 1899 and lived in the Lake Camel area. He was a commercial fisherman, and a member of First Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Anacortes. Survivors include his widow, Florence; a son, Gordon; a daughter, Mrs. John Lynch; four grandchildren, two great-children and a sister, Esther Haugland, all of Anacortes. Burial will be in Fern Hill Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church of Anacortes, or the Heart Fund. (note: May have been from Lake Campbell rather than Lake Camel)
CHRISTENSON, Guy H., age 64 years, of 2036 Ellis St., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, April 21, (1956), following a lingering illness. Mr. Christenson had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 14 years and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, and a retired gardener. He is survived by his wife, Emily, at the family home; one son, Donald, Ellendale, Minn.; two grandsons; his mother, Mrs. Tilda Christenson; one brother, Edmund Christenson, both of Owatonna, Minn. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 25, at 1:30 p.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, with the Reverend E. M. Butenshoen officiating. Interment, Greenacres.
CHRISTENSON, J. Donald, age 68 who resided at 2736 Cedarwood, passed away in a local hospital Sat., Dec. 17, (1983). He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and a resident of Bellingham since 1937. He was employed by the Bellingham School District as a maintenance supervisor for 20 years, 10 years at Sehome High School. He retired in 1978 and for the past 5 years has worked part time for the school district and was grounds supervisor for Jerns LaVeck Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Children's Orthopedic Hospital or the Bob Hope Cancer Center. He leaves to survive his wife June [Boettcher] Christenson, of Bellingham, one son Denny and wife Marcia Christenson of Spokane, one daughter Cindy & husband Douglas LaVeck of Bellingham, one brother Dr. Earl Christenson of Bellingham, one sister Neva Bond of California, & grandchildren Jeffery, Tony, Lori, Michelle, Kristen Christenson, Nicole & Amanda LaVeck. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. in Jerns LaVeck Funeral Chapel with Pastor R. L. Christensen officiating. Interment to follow at Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation Monday evening until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday morning prior to services. [Christenson worked in Tacoma shipyards during World War II and was a commercial landscaper for many years in Bellingham. He was a member of the Early Birds bowling league and the Aloha Travel Club.]
CHRISTENSON, Lilly Dagmar, age 72 who resided at 8300 16th Ave. N.W., Seattle passed away in the Swedish Hospital in Seattle on Thursday. Feb. 26, 1981. She had been a resident of Bellingham for over 30 years before moving to Seattle in 1941. Her husband was the late Patrick Christenson. She leaves to survive 2 brother, Ralph & Dehardt Erickson; 1 sister, Johanna Wilson, all of Bellingham; 2 nieces, Donna Thompson of Snohomish & Patty Ellen of Bellingham; 2 nephews, Dehardt & Daniel Erickson of Bellingham. She was a 1930 graduate nurse of St. Lukes Hospital in Bellingham and a member of the St. Luke's Nurses Alumni Association. She was a past matron of the John Rex Thompson Order of Eastern Star & a past Queen of Hatasu Temple, No. 1 Daughters of the Nile, Seattle. Arrangement by the Bleitz Funeral Home, Seattle. At the request of the deceased, there will [be] no funeral service. Cremation.
CHRISTENSON, Paul, age 77, of 2185 Seamount Dr., Ferndale, passed away Mon., Oct. 7th, (1985). Services to be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Lynnwood. Local arrangements by Moles Funeral Home.
CHRISTENSON, Roy Herbert, age 47, of 2318 Huron Street, passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon, December 22, (1948), following a short illness. Mr. Christenson had been a Bellingham resident for the past two years, coming from Fairbanks, Alaska, at that time. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Carpenters Union. Surviving relatives include one son, Neil A., of Columbia Falls, Mont., his mother, Mrs. Tilda Christenson, city; two brothers, Guy, city, and Edmond, Owatonna, Minn. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, December 27, at 1 p.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. Oscar Jacobson, pastor of the Central Lutheran Church officiating. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTIAN. John R. age 74. A graveside service for gardener John R. Christian, 74, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Restlawn Memorial Park in Mount Lake Terrace. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Marietta Community Church with the Rev. Fred Bengen officiating. Mr. Christian, of 4299 Rural Ave., died Saturday, (Sept. 14, 1991) at St. Joseph Main Campus after a long illness. He was born Feb. 9, 1917, in Missouri, to C. Carl and Bessie Christian. A Whatcom resident for 18 years, he was a member of the Marietta Community Church and known in Whatcom and King counties for his landscaping abilities. He married Gerry Reynolds on Feb. 13, 1973, in Ferndale. He was a landscaper and gardener for years in both Whatcom and King counties. He retired in the mid-1980s. He loved to grow flowers and to garden. Survivors include his wife, Gerry of the family home; his son, Eugene "Gus" Larsen of Blaine; his daughters Marilee Naeve of Ferndale and Penny Dykman of Bellingham; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Marietta Community Church, 4213 Rural Ave., Bellingham, WA 98226.
CHRISTIANSEN, Arnie E., age 66. Rev. Arne E. Christiansen, member of Word of Life Church and pastor to its senior citizens, passed away at his home in Deming on Thursday morning, March 29, 1990 at the age of 66. A memorial service was held on Monday, April 2, at Word of Life church at 3 p.m. with pastor Don Ross officiating and pastor Tracy Durham participating. Private interment preceded in Bethany Cemetery. Rev. Christiansen was born on May 27, 1923, in Denmark, a son of Christian and Nanna (Jensen) Christiansen. He was a graduate of the Berean School of the Bible and was affiliated with the Assemblies of God Church. He was on the Board of Pacific Missions in Vancouver, B.C., and served in five churches in Whatcom County since coming here in 1966 from eastern Washington. He served at Blaine, Acme, Maple Falls, Nugents Corner and Lynden. He also pastored a church at Port Alice on Vancouver Island and did missionary evangelist work in Egypt, Kenya, South America, Denmark and Germany. He was married to Helen O. Kyllingmark on Nov. 12, 1948, in Oakland, and she survives him at the family home. Other survivors include his five daughters, Linda Christiansen of Scottsdale, Ariz., Sharon Helms and husband Steven of Bellingham, Shirley Shirley and husband Gene of Bellingham, Rose Larsen and husband Randy of Bellingham, and Priscilla Bode and husband Karl of Lynden; his brother, Kai Christiansen of Denmark; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. The family has suggested memorials in his memory be made to the Young at Heart Group, c/o Word of Life Church, 1986 Main St., Lynden, WA 98264. Services and arrangements were under the care of Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden. [Mr. Christiansen, of 4730 Mount Baker Highway, Deming, died Thursday at home.]
CHRISTIANSEN, Beatrice B., age 64. Funeral services for Beatrice Bessie Christiansen, age 64 of 1200 Lincoln St., Bellingham, will be held Mon. Nov. 30, 10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen of Central Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Christiansen passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 1981 in Mesa, Ariz. She is survived by her husband Louie; 1 daughter, Sharon Skeers of Bellingham; 2 grandchildren; her mother, Katie Brown of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 2 brothers, Lloyd Brown & Arnold Brown both of B.C.,; 5 sisters, Helen Christiansen of Langley B.C., Audrey Johansen, Olive Caldwell both of Summerland, B.C., Lola Shier of Seattle & Marian Reid of B.C. She had previously owned Bea's Beauty Shop. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles Jr. & Sr., John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Directors. [She was born May 17, 1917, in Canada.]
CHRISTIANSEN, Harriett E., age 78, of Bellingham died Saturday, May 14, 1994. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bayview Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Anderson officiating. Ms. Christiansen was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Lawrence to John and Nina Erickson Christiansen. She lived in Whatcom County all her life. She worked in the Georgia-Pacific Corp. flocking department. Survivors include numerous friends. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral home.
CHRISTIANSEN, John E., age 66, of 1115 Grant Street, passed away in a local hospital, Wednesday, July 16, (1947). Mr. Christiansen had resided in this community for the past forty-five years and had been with the Astoria-Puget Packing Co. as a mate on a tender. Deceased was a member of the Central Lutheran Church, Alaska Fisherman's Union and also a member of the Shipwrights, Joiners, Caulkers and Shipriggers Local No. 2071. Surviving relatives are the widow, Nina, and one daughter, Harriett, both at home, and one sister, Susie Lie in Norway. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hllingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Earl Soiland, Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. Final resting place, Bay View.
CHRISTIANSEN, Ludwig "Louie", age 79. Funeral service for Ludwig "Louie" Christiansen, age 79, of 2500 Samish Way, will be Sat. Feb. 6, (1988), 1 P.M.. Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen, Central Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment Mon. Feb. 8, 10 AM, Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation hours Fri. Feb. 5, 12 noon to 5 pm at Jones Funeral Home. Mr. Christiansen passed away Tues. Feb. 2, 1988. A Bellingham resident since 1973, formerly of Seattle, he was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline, Seattle; preceded in death by his first wife Beatrice in 1981; member of Bellingham Senior Citizens Center, he is survived by his wife Mildred of City; daughter Sharon & husband Richard Skeers of City; 2 grandchildren, Christa & Aaron Skeers; brothers, Norman of Langley, B. C. & Roy of Port Moody, B.C.; sisters, Minnie Sullivan of Langley B.C. and Edna Oliver of Port Coquitlam, B.C., The family suggest memorials to Washington State Heart Fund, c/o Mrs. Steven Schwind, 2816 Azalea Place, City 98225.
CHRISTIANSON, Daniel, 44, 3599 Loomis Trail Road, Blaine, died at his home Wednesday (Oct. 30, 1985) after an illness. [He was born in Minnesota on March 18, 1941, and has been a resident of Washington for the past 15 years.] He lived in the Blaine area for the past four years. Prior to his illness, he was a Field Engineer for National Cash Register Co. Survivors include his wife Diana [Breidford] Christianson, sons Daniel Robin and David and a daughter, Heather, all of the family residence; 2 brothers, Dale and Dean of Minnesota; 2 sisters, Norma Nelson of Minnesota and Diane Christensen of Iowa; his parents, Norman & Ardis Christianson of Minnesota; numerous nieces & 2 nephews; Also his father & mother-in-law, Leonard & Lila Breidford. Memorials may be made to ones own charity. Private family services will be held Fri., Nov. 1st, with Rev. Harold Minkler officiating. An open house for family & friends will be held Sun., Nov. 3rd from 1-4 pm at 3599 Loomis Trail Rd. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Jerns & McKinney Funeral Chapel.
CHRISTIANSON, Edna L., age 65 who resided at 6165 Portal Way, Ferndale, passed away in a local hospital Saturday July 18, 1981. [Born Oct. 13, 1915, in Blaine, she had been a resident of the Ferndale-Custer area most of her life. She was active in Custer 4-H groups and Haynie Helping Hands.] She leaves to survive: her father, Robert Behme of Blaine; 3 sisters, Dorothy Campbell of Sedro Woolley; Shirley Behme of Blaine; Aldene Brainard of San Mateo, California; numerous nieces & nephews. Family graveside services were held Tuesday, July 21 at the Haynie Cemetery, Julia Brand officiated, under the direction of Veroske, Jerns, and LeVeck Funeral Chapel.
CHRISTIANSON, Erick W., age 75 of 409 York St., Lincoln Square passed away Tue. May 8, 1979. A resident of this community for the past 55 years, he was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 231, and is survived by his wife Mary R. 1 daughter Mary Ann Schellhase of Kent, 2 brothers, and 1 sister all in Sweden. 5 Grandchildren. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
CHRISTIANSON, Henry B., age 89, of 1700 Iowa Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, July 23, (1952). Mr. Christianson had resided in this community for the past 51 years and was a retired farmer. Deceased was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and leaves no known survivors. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Elder R. J. Winders, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.
CHRISTIANSON, Mary R., 85, died Saturday, March 21, 1992, in a Kent convalescent center. She was born March 1, 1907, in Mattoon, Ill., to Ernest and Florence Koons. She moved to Whatcom County with her family in 1926 and made her home here until approximately five years ago. She married Erick Christianson in 1932 in Bellingham. He died several years before her. Mrs. Christianson was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed needlework and reading. Survivors include her daughter Mary Ann Schellase of Kent; brothers Fritz Koons of Bellingham and Donovan Rumbaugh of Rogue River, Ore.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew. A memorial service is planned for early April in Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Kent. Arrangements and cremation by Bleitz Funeral Home of Seattle.
CHRISTIANSON, Nels, age 73 years, of 212 W. Champion Street, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, March 16, (1960) following a short illness. Mr. Christianson had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 30 years, was a veteran of World War I and a retired fisherman. He leaves to survive one brother, Sam of Port Angeles. Funeral services will be conducted, Monday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Rev. Clifford Johnson officiating. Interment Bayview.
CHRISTIANSON, Nina L, age 74, of 310 W. Illinois Street, passed away in a local hospital on Sunday, July 29 (1962). Mrs. Christianson had resided in this community for the past 62 years, and attended the Central Lutheran Church. She is survived by one daughter, Harriet Christianson of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor Obed Vold on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
CHRISTIANSON, Virginia "Jean", of Sudden Valley died Friday, Feb. 12, 1993. She was 81. A memorial service was held in California. Born Aug. 5, 1911, in Philadelphia, she lived in Bellingham the past 17 years. She is survived by a son, Bob Christianson of Bell Canyon, Calif. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home. [ Feb. 14, 1993 Deadly Sudden Valley fire started in wall A fire that killed an 81-year-old Sudden Valley woman started in a wall behind a wood stove, fire investigators said. The blaze Friday night on Lost Lake Lane caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, Bellingham Fire Marshal Rob Neale said. Neale is filling in for a Whatcom County fire investigator who is tied up in a trial. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. "We're looking to determine how long the fire was burning in the wall," Neale said. "Obviously, it was for quite a while - possibly, as long as a day." The wood stove appeared to have been cleaned within the last 24 to 48 hours, Neale said. Firefighters entered the house but were forced to pull out when the roof collapsed. The woman lived by herself, fire officials said. The death is the seventh fire fatality in Whatcom County since December 1990. Feb. 15, 1993 Victim of Sudden Valley fire has been identified Fire investigators on Sunday identified the woman killed in a fire that destroyed a Sudden Valley home. Virginia A. Christianson, 81, of 14 Lost Lake Lane, died in her bed when a fire broke out Friday night. Fire investigators said the fire apparently began in a wall behind a wood stove. Dave Ralston, Whatcom County Fire Protection District No, 2 assistant chief, said Sunday investigators don't know what caused the fire in the wall. He said the stove had just been cleaned and the chimney was clean. The fire remains under investigation. Christianson was the seventh fire fatality in Whatcom County since December 1990.]
CHRISTIE, Andrew Scott, age 32. A private service for Andrew Scott Christie of Point Roberts was held Saturday in Point Roberts. Mr. Christie, 32, took his own life Jan 1 (1990) after a long and bitter battle with schizophrenia, family members said. He was born July 6, 1957, in Redwood City, Calif., and was reared in Lafayette, Calif., and Bozeman, Mont. He graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in history in 1981. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed skiing, fishing, sailing, tennis and other sports. He also was a mechanic, poet and musician. He sailed to the Galapagos Islands, Fiji and Australia in 1982, acted in television commercials and worked at the Steamboat Springs ski resort in Colorado. Survivors include his mother, Glennys Christie-Lloyd of Point Roberts; his stepfather, Richard Lloyd of Point Roberts; two brothers, Joe Christie of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Stuart Christie of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Alix Christie of El Cerrito, Calif., and Ann Victoria Christie-Fattibene of Baltimore; and his grandfather, Walter Hall of Kelowna, B.C.
CHRISTIE, Belle, 83. Mrs. Belle S. Christie, 83, Seattle, died there Monday, (Jan. 17, 1972). She was a former Ferndale resident. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Gilbert of Seattle; a son, Ralph of Seattle; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Smith; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services are pending at Moles Funeral Home.
CHRISTIE, Ethel, of 2406 Broadway, passed away Sat., March 11, 1978. Miss Christie was a lifetime resident of this area and was a retired legal secretary and a member of the First Advent Christian Church. She is survived by several cousins in New York and Pennsylvania. Services will be conducted by the Rev. David Crook and Rev. Donald Mace, Tuesday March 14, 3pm at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial Greenacres Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the First Advent Christian Church.
CHRISTIE, Evelyn B., age 81, of 70 32nd St. passed away Thurs. May 12 (1988). Mrs. Christie had been a life resident of Bellingham and was a retired telephone operator. Survived by a daughter, Betty Jane & husband Mitchell Evich of City; 2 grandchildren, Matt Evich of Everett & Mitchell Evich Jr. of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Beverly Anderson of North Bend and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Mon. May 16 at 10:30am at Bayview Cemetery with Rev. Ron Raddell officiating. Visitation will be Sat. 10am to 2pm at the Westford Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
CHRISTIE, Frank W., age 99 of 2400 Samish Hwy, passed away Sunday March 21 (1976). Mr. Christie had been a resident of Bellingham and Whatcom County for the past 80 years and was a retired logger. He was a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44 F & AM and the Scottish Rite Bodies. He leaves to survive 2 sons, Howard Christie of Birch Bay and Robert Christie of Sedro Woolley, grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in Bay View Cemetery with Dr. Lawrence Guderian officiating. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.
CHRISTIE, Fred C., age 65, of 3003 Cottonwood, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, Sept. 10 (1957). Mr. Christie had been a resident of this community the past 12 years, was a retired carpenter, and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local No. 756. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mabel E. at the family home; a son, Delbert F. of this city; a granddaughter; four brothers, Charles of Bellingham, Henry L. of Port Orchard, Wash., Frank of Hoquiam, Wash., and Thomas of Minneapolis, Minn., and sister. The remains rest at the Jones Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Father W. Robert Webb, Friday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
CHRISTIE, Helen Marie, 82, died at a local hospital in Everett on Feb. 3, 1989. She was born & raised in Bellingham, WA and attended high school there. She is survived by her husband, Leonard F. Christie of Everett; a son, Leonard F. Christie Jr.; a daughter Janice L. Sunitsch of Marysville; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 1PM at the Solie Funeral Home Chapel in Everett, interment at Cypress Lawn Cemetery to follow.
CHRISTIE, James S., age 74, of Bellingham, passed away Sept. 14, 1991 at his residence. Mr. Christie was born Dec. 12, 1916 in Wickersham, WA to Annie and George Christie. He married Dorothy Belles on July 3, 1936 in Bellingham. Mr. Christie worked in the Bellingham Coal Mines from, 1936-1942. On April 15, 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and served with Company A of the 44th Engineer Combat Battalion. While with Company A, he participated in the invasion of Normandy Beach and went ashore at Omaha, also known as the "Beach of Blood." He was reported missing in the Battle of Bastogne, Luxenburg ("Battle of the Bulge"). All but 47 men of his unit were killed or captured. Mr. Christie's parents received a telegram reporting him missing in action Dec. 22, 1944; several weeks later he was found. He returned home Sept. 29, 1945 with the 394th Infantry, and was discharged from the Army on Oct. 2, 1945. His military decorations include: the Good Conduct Medal, European Theatre, African Campaign; Middle Eastern Service Medal. After his return to Bellingham, he began working for the City of Bellingham as a heavy equipment operator, and worked for the City until his retirement in 1975. Mr. Christie is preceded in death by a brother, William E. Christie of Bellingham. He is survived by 2 sons, Gale James Christie of Norwalk, CT, and Brian and Valerie Christie of Bellingham; a sister, Elsie M. Larsen of Bellingham; a brother, Leonard F. Christie of Everett; a grandchild, Keeley Anne Christie; three aunts; numerous cousins. Following a private family service, a memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wed. Sept. 18, 1991 at Advent Christian Church, the Rev. Al Currier will officiate. Memorials may be made to : Visiting Nurse/Home Health Care, 1111 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225, or to : Home Attendant Care, Inc., 1200 Dupont St., Suite 1-D, Bellingham WA 98225. Arrangements by the Westford Funeral Home. [Mr. Christie enjoyed animals and had a small farm. His hobbies also included fishing and hunting.]
CHRISTIE, Mabel E., age 82 of 2618 G St., passed away in a local hospital Oct. 16th, (1974). She had been a resident of Bellingham since 1959 and was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 43, Carpenter's and Joiners Auxiliary 198, the Senior Activity Center. Surviving are 1 son Del of Bellingham; 1 brother, Harold Knocker of Delta, Colo. 2 sisters, Dorothy Hiller of Long Beach, Calif. Avis Yourlick of Issaquah. Also 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Veroske's Bellingham Chapel, Monday Oct. 21st at 11 am. Followed by burial in Bayview Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital.
CHRISTIE, Ralph, age 85, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1993, in Seattle. A funeral for Ralph Thornton Mercer Christie, formerly of Bellingham, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Moles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Wildermuth officiating. Private family burial will be held Monday at Greenacres Memorial Park. Born Sept. 12, 1908, to Ernest Roy and Sophia Christie in Tacoma, he lived in Whatcom County until he moved to Seattle in 1940. He worked as a beautician for six years until heart complications forced him to stop. Survivors include sister Ruth E. Gilbert of Custer; nephews Ron Gilbert of Portland, Ore., and Kenneth Gilbert and Jerry Gilbert, both of Seattle; niece Beth Hunt of Seattle; and grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2462, Bellingham, WA 98227.
CHRISTIE, Robert W., 76, of 1055 Nevada, Bellingham, passed away on Friday June 25, 1993 at St. Francis Extended Health Care in Bellingham. He was born in Bellingham on July 7, 1916 to Frank and Alma Christie. He worked in the Bellingham Coal Mines, fished in Alaska and worked construction until he was injured. He served during WWII as Sergeant with the 460th U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He graduated from Bellingham High School in 1948 after returning from the service. He married Alice A. Lipscomb on May 19, 1993 in Bellingham after a 30 year close friendship. He was a lifetime member of the VFW #1585 of Bellingham. His hobbies were fishing and the great outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice of the family home; a brother, Harold Christie and wife Muriel of Bellingham; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held. Memorials to VFW #1585, 625 North State, Bellingham or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2462, Bellingham, WA. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home, 734-1717, 384-0907.
CHRISTIE, William "Bill", 77, of 801 W. North St. Mr. Christie was born July 16, 1912 in Whatcom County, He died May 25, 1990 at Alderwood Convalescent Center. Mr. Christie worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Whatcom County Dept. of Highways until his retirement in 1975. His survivors include his wife, Leone of the family home; son Gary Christie of Ferndale; stepson Ted Christie of Everson; stepdaughter Sharon Hayes of Bellingham; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; brothers Leonard Christie of Everett, and James Christie of Bellingham; sister Elsie Larsen of Bellingham; and numerous nieces & nephews. Mr. Christie became one of Jehovah's Witnesses in the year 1975, conducted home Bible studies, and was serving at the Birchwood Kingdom Hall as a Ministerial Servant at the time of his illness. Due to his firm faith in the general resurrection of mankind to a cleansed Paradise earth, through the Ransom of Jesus Christ, Mr. Christie requested cremation, no services, no flowers, nor any sadness for his temporary sleep in death. He loved sharing Scriptures about his hope at John 5:28, 29; Psalm 37:29 and Revelation 21:4. Donations may be made in his memory to the Kingdom Hall Building Fund at 2935 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham WA 98225 or to the Cancer Society. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
CHRISTINCK, Else M. of Bellingham died Wednesday, May 18, 1994. She was 84. Graveside services will be Tuesday at Rosehill Cemetery in Whittier, Calif. Mrs. Christinck will be buried beside her husband. Born March 21, 1910, to Wilhelm and Betha Pohl in Breslau, Germany, she moved to the Los Angeles area from Germany in 1960 and to Bellingham in 1974. Mrs. Christinck attended German Baptist Church in Vancouver, B.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Christinck, in 1982. Survivors include daughter Christa McDonnell of Santa Ana, Calif.; son Heinz Vetter of Walnut, Calif.; and one granddaughter. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
CHRISTINCK, Richard, age 79, of 3040 Tulip Rd. (passed away Thurs. Feb. 3, 1983). Funeral service will be Monday Feb 7 at 1 p.m. in Jones Funeral Home with Pastor W. Kroguletz officiating. Interment Rosehills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif. He is survived by his wife Else; son Henry & wife Ann Christinck of Killaloe, Ontario; grandchildren, Martin Richter of Alhambra, Calif., Ralph, Frank, Rosemary and Thomas Christinck of Killaloe, Ontario; great grandchildren, Benjamin and Monica Richter of Alhambra, Calif; step-son Heinz and wife Marianne Vetter of Walnut, Calif.; step-daughter, Christa and husband C.E.H. McDonnell of Tustin, Calif. A resident of Bellingham for the past 5 years, Mr. Christinck was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Vancouver, B.C, & Senior Activity Center. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles Jr. & Sr., John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Directors. [He was born June 15, 1903, in Germany]
CHRISTLE, Emma, age 83, widow of the late Jordan R. Christle, passed away at the family home, 2406 Broadway, Saturday, March 22 (1952). Mrs. Christle came here as a bride in 1889, and was a member of the First Advent Christian Church, and the Minnie Hanson group of the W. C. T. U. Surviving relatives are her two daughters, Misses Ethel and Sylvia Christle, both at home. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Dr. Alvin E. Lobb and Rev. Joe Tom Tate, Tuesday, March 25, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTLE, Ethel, of 2406 Broadway, passed away Sat. March 11, 1978. Miss Christle was a lifetime resident of this area and was a retired legal secretary and a member of the first Advent Christian Church. She is survived by several cousins in New York and Pennsylvania. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Daivd(sic) Crook and Rev. Donald Mace, Tuesday March 14, 3pm at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial Greenacres Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the First Advent Christian Church.
CHRISTLE, Sylvia, of 2406 Broadway, passed away Friday Aug. 20 (1976). Miss Christle was a lifetime Whatcom County resident, a member of First Advent Christian Church and had worked for many years in Sandison Photo Studio. Surviving 1 sister, Miss Ethel Christle, Bellingham and several cousins in New York & Pennsylvania. Funeral services Tues. Aug. 24, 1 pm Jones Funeral Home with Dr. Alvin E. Lobb and Rev. Neil H. Braun officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to The American Missionary Fellowship, c-o Mr. James Larson, Camano Island, or memorial fund of First Advent Christian Church.
CHRISTNER, Homer E., Sr., 74, 528 Sterling Drive, died Monday (May 30, 1983) in Bellingham. He was born in Kansas April 29, 1909, and had lived here 18 months. He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. [He is survived by 4 sons, Donald & wife Maxine Christner of Lynnwood, Harold D. & wife Marty Christner of Sparks, Nevada, Homer E. Jr. & wife Carolyn Christner of Hutchinson, Kansas, Elmer E. & wife Kay Christner, City; daughter, Delores J. & husband John Williams, City; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren.] Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Enterprise Cemetery, with Paster(sic) Larry Zuchowski officiating. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.
CHRISTO, Jason William, age 4 months, passed away March 14 (1975) in Phoenix, Arizona. Graveside services were conducted Wed., March 19 at 11:30 a.m. in Bay View Cemetery with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen officiating. Surviving are his mother, Vally Christo and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William German of Winthrop, Wash. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
CHRISTOFERSON, Mel age 76 of 1200 Lincoln St. died Friday, July 25, 1980. A resident of this community for the past 12 years, he was retired baker and also a former employee of Jones Funeral Home. He is survived by 1 son, Bernard Christoferson of Onalaska, WA; 3 daughters, Jean & husband Tuenis Bode of Lynden, Beverly & husband Bill Pattison of Auburn, Colleen & husband Kenneth Bircher of Port Angeles. 10 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren & his dear friend Sue Helsley, City. Funeral services will [be] held Tues. July 29 at 1 pm in Jones Funeral Home. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
CHRISTOFFERSON, A.J., age 91, of 3908 Cliffside Drive, Bellingham, died Friday, Oct. 31, (1975). He had resided in Ferndale and Whatcom County for 73 years and attended the Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church in Ferndale. He is survived by his wife, Judith of Bellingham; one son, Tom of Bellingham; two daughters, Alice Holeman of Burlington and Harriet Durgin of Seattle; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held today (Wed, Nov. 5, 1975) at 1 p.m. in Moles Funeral Home with Rev. John Solberg officiating. Interment was in Enterprise Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund or the church of your choice.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Alta, age 73, of RFD 4, Mount Vernon, passed away in a local hospital Monday, Dec. 24, (1962). A former 26-year resident of Bellingham, Mrs. Christofferson had resided in Skagit County for the past three years; was a member of Sehome Chapter No. 17, OES; Pythian Sisters; was a charter member of the William Matthews Post No. 1585 VFW Auxiliary and was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary. Survivors are her husband, Louis E., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel O'Hara, city, Mrs. Helen Holt, Big Lake; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four step-children. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Beatrice Hamilton, 96, a retired nurse and longtime resident of 3114 Birchwood Ave. died Wed. Dec. 27 (1989) in a Bellingham residence at 3121 Meridian. [at a Bellingham nursing home]. Born March 13, 1893, in Moark, Missouri, Mrs. Christofferson had been a nurse for many years at St. Joseph Hospital and was a member of the American Association of Retired People. Beatrice survived her first husband Edward Luther Hamilton of Bellingham and her second husband Louis Christofferson of Mount Vernon. Her only daughter Dorothy May Hamilton Linde preceded her in death in 1987. She is survived by a son Josef Neil Hamilton of Bellingham, a sister, Veva Carlsen of Middletown, CA; 9 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews & nieces. Funeral services will be 10 AM on Wed. Jan. 3 at the Westford Funeral Home with Father Justin Garvey officiating [. . . services will take place at 10 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church.] Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 2816 Azalea Place, Bellingham, 98225. Arrangements thru the Westford Funeral Home.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Carl Otto, age 42 years, of 2213 Iron St. passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, September 4, (1951), following a very brief illness. Mr. Christofferson had been a resident of Bellingham for 40 years and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Matilde Ferguson and Mrs. Ida Dale; 2 brothers, Martin and Jurel Christofferson all of this city. Services will be held Saturday, September 8, at 2:00 p. m., in the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns funeral home, with Rev. Clarence Haugen, pastor of Our Saviours Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment, Bay View Cemetery.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Hattie, age 57 years, a resident of Ferndale her entire lifetime, passed away in a local hospital Monday, January 28, (1946). Mrs. Christofferson was a member of the Ferndale Baptist Church and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Holeman, of Mount Vernon, Mrs. Fred Murray, of Ferndale; one son, Casper, of Everson; one sister, Mrs. Ada Lutz, of Ferndale; two brothers, Claude and Clifford Miller, both of Ferndale; also four grandchildren. The remains rest at the Monroe Funeral home in Ferndale where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 31, at 2 p. m., with Rev. C. W. Wheeler officiating. Interment, Enterprise Cemetery.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Louis E., age 83 of 3114 Birchwood Ave., passed away Jan. 29 (1976). A resident of Whatcom & Skagit Counties for the past 75 years, he was a retired dairy farmer and member of Cedar Crest Grange. Surviving wife, Beatrice; 2 daughters, Mrs. Catherine Stakkeland of Royal City, Wash. and Mrs. Martha Wiles, City; 2 sons, Dr. F. F. Christofferson and Jim Christofferson both of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Steen of Paulsbo & Mrs. Hilda Cooker of Ellensburg; stepson Joseph N. Hamilton of Bellingham; 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Linde of Ferndale, numerous step-grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Funeral services Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Jones Funeral Home. Graveside services following at 3:30 p.m. in the IOOF Cemetery, Mt. Vernon.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Martin, age 84, life time resident of Bellingham, passed away July 15, 1978 at 4:15 at Evergreen Terrace Resthome in Mt. Vernon. He is survived by brother, Jurel Kristofferson of Nebr.; sister Ida Dale of Whatcom Co. and Matilda Ferguson of Mt. Vernon and three generations of nieces and nephews and many friends. Services at Kern Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon at 1 p.m. Thurs., July 20. Graveside services following at Greenacres Cemetery in Bellingham at 2:30.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Martin, age 76 years, a resident of 900 Dupont Street, passed away at a local hospital, Saturday, February 3, (1945) following a lingering illness. Mr. Christofferson was a member of the American Central Lutheran Church and leaves to survive three daughters, Mrs. Jack Ferguson, Mrs. Jennie Hansen and Mrs. Ida Dale, all of Bellingham; three sons, Martin, of Bellingham; Carl and Jurel, with the U.S. Army; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Edwin Hilton, and numerous other relatives. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 8, at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Clarence Haugen officiating. Interment, Bay View.
CHRISTOFFERSON, Myrtle Blanton, age 64, a resident of 1514 Avon-Allen Rd., Mount Vernon, died at the Skagit Valley Hospital, Monday, Nov. 7, (1977). She was born in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 2, 1913, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Martinson. She came to Skagit County in 1923 and graduated from the Sedro Woolley High School with the class of 1933. She was united in marriage to Dr. Franklin Christofferson in Mount Vernon, Oct. 13, 1973. She owned and operated a beauty salon in the Leopold Hotel in Bellingham for several years. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, she was past Worthy Matron of Maple Leaf Chapter Order of Eastern Star of Bellingham. Survivors are her husband, Franklin at the family home; 1 daughter, Mrs. Janice Calvo of Mercer Island; 1 son, Gary Blanton of Vancouver, B.C.; 2 step daughters, Mrs. Ann Ruff of New York State and Mrs. Tudi Moore of Seattle; 1 step son Mr. Mark Christofferson of Vantage, Wash.; 1 sister, Mrs. Elsie Little of Sedro Woolley; 1 brother, Carl Martinson of Canada, 12 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Cremation was held at the Hawthorne Lawn Crematory, Mount Vernon. At the request of Mrs. Christofferson there will be no funeral services. Memorials may be given to the United Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Kern Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHRISTOPHER, Clarence J., age 79, of 212 West Champion, passed away in a local hospital Friday, April 26 (1957). Mr. Christopher had resided in this community the past 57 years, was a retired plumbing contractor, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving relatives include a son, C. Gordon Christopher of Bellingham, a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Marshall of Seattle; two grandchildren; two brothers, L. Wesley and Forrest G., both of Bellingham, and two sisters, Mrs. Hope Morey of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Helma Colby of Rochester, Minn. the remains rest at the Jones Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Clarence J. Forsberg, Monday, April 29 at 3 p.m. Cremation.
CHRISTOPHER, Esther G., age 84, a former resident of Bellingham for 55 years, passed away Mon., Mar. 28, 1994 in Seattle. She was born Sept. 7, 1909 in Seattle to Lewis and Alice (Montague) Shadbolt. She married Gordy Christopher in Wenatchee and he preceded her in death in 1974. Mrs. Christopher was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by Carol Christopher of Bellingham and Karen & Don Chrisman of Bothel; 3 grandchildren, LeeAnne & Reg Riddle of Bellingham, David Chrisman & Kelly of Lynnwood, Karis Chrisman of Bothell; and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher in 1982. A memorial service will be held Fri.., Apr. 1, 3:00 P.M. at Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to Sardis Wildlife Center, 7472 Valley View Road, Ferndale, WA, 98248. Greenacres Funeral Home.
CHRISTOPHER, Harriet E. age 65, of 1140 Grant St., passed away in a local hospital, Thursday, Dec. 31, (1954). Mrs. Christopher had resided in this community for the past 30 years and was a member of Deer Park chapter No. 87, Order of Eastern Star, in Deer Park, Wash. Surviving relatives are her husband, Forrest G., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Cultum of Bremerton, and Mrs. Jean Franko of Ferndale; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Alice Wedge of Seattle. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Clarence J. Forsberg, Monday, Jan. 4, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park. Acting pallbearers will be Carl Moen, C. G. Tegenfeldt, Bruce Hoof, John L. Hogberg, George F. Johnson and Bernard E. Olson.
CHRISTOPHER, John Dean Christopher Jr., retired Army Lt. Col., age 72, of 513 Ridgeway Dr., died Monday, May 18, 1987. Funeral services will be Fri. May 22, 1 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery with military honors and ritualistic services by officers of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44 F & AM. He is survived by his wife Joyce; son, John D. Christopher III of Sacramento; daughter, Karen Downer of Victor, CA; 2 grandsons; sister, Ruth Hall of Hamlet, IN. & brother Robert Guy Christopher of Lyman, So. Carolina; brother-in-law, Ole Anderson of King Cove, AK; sister-in-law, Karen Hester of Atlanta, GA; numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, James E. Christopher in May, 1987 and sister Caroline Christopher in July 1981. Mr. Christopher had been a resident of Bellingham since 1976; was a member of Central Lutheran Church; Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44 F & AM; Shriners; Scottish Rite Bodies; BPO Elks Lodge No. 194; Sons of Norway. He was a veteran of WWII & the Korean War and a retired Lt. Col. of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Clemson University, Clemson, So. Carolina in 1941. Memorials may be made to Central Lutheran Church or Central Auxiliary, St. Joseph Hospital. Jones Funeral Home. [age 71] [He was born June 18, 1915, in Greenville, S,C., and moved to Bellingham in 1976.]
CHRISTOPHER, L. Wesley, age 83, 1585 Meridian Road, passed away Wednesday, January 29, (1969). Mr. Christopher was a 65-year resident of this community and was a retired salesman, having been employed by Morse Hardware for 55 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F. & A.M., the United Commercial Travelers. Survivors are his wife Vade; 1 sister, Mrs. Hope Morey of Minneapolis, Minn.; several nieces and nephews. Services are pending at the Jones Funeral Home.
CHRISTOPHERSON, Albin E., age 93, of 1530 James St., passed away Thurs. Oct. 29, 1981. Memorial services will be Fri. Oct. 30, 1 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, with Dr. James Mason officiating. Interment Lynden Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Ruth C.; 2 nieces Miriam Mattis of Denver, Colorado, Ruth DeBord of Calif; 2 nephews, John Soderberg of Bellevue and Clifford Soderberg of Denver, Colorado. A Whatcom county resident for the past 91 years, he was a member of Northwest Baptist Church; graduate of Moody Bible Institute; had been in charge of Union Gospel Mission in Aberdeen, Wa. for many years; had been a member of a Baptist Retirement Home in Portland for many years; was Pastor of a Baptist Church in Billings, Montana during WWII. Where ever he went he was always asked to sing as he had a beautiful voice. He assisted with services at Goshen Community Church for many years. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles Jr. & Sr., John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Directors. [Born Oct. 28, 1888, in Sweden]
CHRISTOPHERSON, Marie L., age 94, of 1005 Knox Ave. passed away Wed., Apr. 15, 1992 at a local nursing home. Born to James and Lizzie Thompson on Sept. 13, 1897 at Minneapolis, MN. Marie was a Bellingham resident for 72 yrs., graduate of the Bellingham Normal School, and a teacher in the Bellingham school district for 39 yrs. She was the attendance clerk and guidance counselor for Bellingham High School from 1950 to 1959. She was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church, past Matron in the Order of Eastern Star Sehome Chapter no. 17 and the secretary for 15 yrs., Daughters of the Nile, Esther Club, Zenobia Club, and Retired Teachers Assoc. Preceded in death by her brother, Ed Thompson; 1st husband, Carleton Byron, married in 1920, passed away in 1938; 2nd husband, Carl Christopherson, married in 1941, passed away in 1969. Survived by her daughter, Dari Anne Day of Bellingham; a nephew, Ralph and wife Margaret Thompson of Vancouver, WA; a niece, Judy Thompson of Seattle; numerous other nephews and nieces. Memorial services will be held Mon. April 20, 1992, 2:00 P.M. at the Garden Street Methodist Church with Rev. WM Berney and Rev. Frank Matthews officiating. Memorials may be made to Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 Garden, Bellingham WA 98225. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home.
CHRISTOPHERSON, Ruth C., age 91, of 1530 James Street passed away Wed. Dec. 12, 1984. Memorial service will be Sunday, Dec. 16, 11 A.M., during the worship service, Northwest Baptist Church with Dr. James Mason officiating. Private interment Lynden Cemetery. She is survived by 1 sister, Lillian Waldemar of Chicago, Illinois; nieces & nephews. A resident of Bellingham since 1942, she was a member of Northwest Baptist Church, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Il.; had helped with the Union Gospel Mission in Aberdeen, WA; co-managed a Baptist Retirement Home in Portland, Oregon for many years. The family suggest memorials to Northwest Baptist Church or Lighthouse Mission. Arrangements by Jones funeral Home. [Born Oct. 14, 1893, in Chicago. With her late husband, Albin, she worked with the Union Gospel Mission in Aberdeen. They came to Bellingham in 1942. He died in 1981.]
CHRISTOPHERSON, Thorvald O., age 52 years, 1322 ½ Railroad Avenue, passed away at a local hospital, Monday, September 13, (1948), after a brief illness. Mr. Christopherson had been a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty years and formerly was employed by the P.A.F. as a cannery fireman. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 18, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clarence Haugen officiating, followed by cremation.
CHRISTY, Joseph H., age 75, 3292 South Pass Rd., Everson, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 2, 1987. Born in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 16, 1911, Mr. Christy moved to Everson from Lynnwood in 1968. For many years he worked as a painter at many different military bases in Alaska. He then owned and operated the Everson Tavern until his retirement. He was also the original founder of the I.O.O.B. Chapter in Everson. On Jan. 6, 1949 he was married to his wife, Evelyn, in Seattle. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two step-sons, Robert Christy of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Aubrey (Chris) and wife Mary Ann Christy of Bothell; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jean and husband Al Selfridge of Vashon Island; a brother, Andrew Christy of Portland, Ore.; and numerous step-grand and step-great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden. The ashes will be interred in Marysville Cemetery.
CHRISWELL, Mrs. Della C., age 82 of 2920 E. Sunset Drive passed away in a local hospital Sunday, March 8 (1959) following an extended illness. Mrs. Chriswell had resided in Bellingham for the past 2 years and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a former longtime resident of Seattle. She leaves to survive 3 sons, Dr. M. Irving Chriswell of Buffalo, New York; Kenneth E. of Seattle and Harold C. of this city; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ross Coates of Seattle and Will Coates in Florida. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. W. Robert Webb, pastor, officiating. Interment Bayview.
CHRISWELL, Iris Ethel, age 74, of 2391 North Shore Road, Bellingham, died Sunday November 21, 1993 at St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham. She was born January 1, 1919 in Waverly, WA to Clell and Ethel Rakestraw. Iris married Harold C. Chriswell June 14, 1937 in Winthrop, WA. She was a resident of Whatcom County for 26 years. She enjoyed boating and skiing with her husband and was a member of The Bellingham Yacht Club and 1st Mates Club. Survived by her husband Harold C. Chriswell of Bellingham; a son, Lawrence Chriswell of Houston, TX; a daughter, Bonnie Johnson of Burlington, WA; a brother, Delbert Rakestraw of Yuma, AZ; five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Westford Funeral home Chapel 4:00 P.M. Friday, November 26, 1993 with Rev. Larry Guderian officiating. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home 734-1717, 384-0907.
CHROMY, John Kanty, age 70 of Coupeville, Wash., died suddenly at his residence on Sunday April 24, 1988. A son of Polish immigrants, he was born in Chicago, IL. to Michael Edward and Mariya Chromy on March 9, 1918. He was raised in the Chicago area during the depression and his love for his Polish heritage and roots ran deep. He was drafted into the United States Army prior to World War II and was stationed at Fort Casey and Fort Warden. Shortly before he was to have completed his tour of duty with the Army, Pearl Harbor was bombed and he was sent to Europe. While serving in Europe, part of his duties were assisting the local citizens in locating their loved ones. It was at a local USO dance that he met Evelyn N. Parker, they were later married at the Fort Warden Base Chapel in Port Townsend, WA. Following his honorable discharge from the US Army he returned to school at the Edison Technical School to study watch making. Although he never pursued watch making for a livelihood he did enjoy it as a life long hobby. Following his graduation from Edison Technical School he worked for the railroads for several years before becoming employed with Civil Service at Pier 91 in Seattle, WA. In 1954, he moved to the Coupeville area to reside and continued to work with Civil Service in supply at NAS Whidbey. His wife, Mrs. Evelyn Chromy, preceded in death on December 6, 1975 following illness. On July 28, 1979, Mr. Chromy married Alberta "Abby" Scheffer Forquer. He retired from Civil Service in January of 1983 following over 30 years of service. In his retirement years he continued to enjoy sports and volunteered numerous hours as a Little League coach. He also established an even closer relationship with his grandchildren and especially his granddaughter, Lark, for whom he had worked as a parent volunteer at her school and the other quality time he devoted to and with her. He recently began writing his memoirs which his family will be able to enjoy for generations to come. Mr. Chromy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville, Wash. and also attended the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, Wash. He was also a member of the NAV-Air Elks Lodge No. 2362 of Oak Harbor. He is survived by his wife Alberta "Abby" Forquer Chromy of Coupeville; two daughters, Mrs. Diane Eelkema of Coupeville, WA. and Mrs. Candace Eckel of Fremont, CA; and the loving addition of Alberta's "Abby" children, which include Victoria Forquer of Los Angeles, CA.; Debra Zeuge of Spokane, WA.; Christine Harmon of Bellingham, WA; Captain John Forquer, USMC of Camp Smith, HI; and SSGT Dana Forquer, USAF of Hill Air Force Base, UT. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; two brothers Joseph and Louis and by one sister, Mrs. Rose Michura, all of Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael and one sister, Joann. Funeral Services in remembrance of John Kanty Chromy will be held on Thursday April 28, 1988 at 1 pm at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church with the Rev. Warren Schumacher of the the Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Vernon, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville, Wash. Remembrances may be made to the Coupeville Library. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor, Wash.
CHRONISTER, Audrain, age 70, longtime Whatcom County resident, passed away at his home at 9029 Markworth Rd., Blaine, on Wednesday, July 26, 1989. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Lynden with Rev. Fred Rarden officiating. Interment followed in Lynden Cemetery. Mr. Chronister was born in Van Buren, Missouri, on Sept. 9, 1918, a son of Charles and Clarice Chronister. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He came to Whatcom County in 1937 and married Emily Elsner in Lynden on April 3, 1941. Audrain was a lover of the outdoors, especially hunting, and was a member and Master of Delta Grange where he held many offices over the years. He was a 4H leader and past member of the American Legion of Lynden. He was on the Whatcom County Planning Commission in the 1960's and was a member of the Democratic Party of Whatcom County. At the time of his death, Audrain was precinct committeeman for Precinct Delta 1. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Lynden and the Lynden Senior Center. Mr. Chronister also founded and taught classes at the Laurel Stars Square Dance Club. He was on the Northwest Washington Fair board for 19 years. Audrain is survived by his wife, Emily, of the family home; his son, Gene Alan Chronister, also of the family home; two brothers Robert Chronister of Bellingham and Paul Chronister of Vancouver, Wash.; two sisters, Audrey Chronister of Lynden and Pauline Crabtree of Lynden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Thela Burns. The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church Choir fund, 500 N. 14th St., Lynden, WA 98264. Services were under the care of Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden.
CHRONISTER, Clarcie, age 52 years, a resident of Route 1, Ferndale, passed away Thursday, January 25, (1945), at a Bellingham hospital. Surviving relatives are the husband, Charles; three sons, Adrian, in the U.S. army; Robert and Paul, at home; three daughters, Audrey, Pauline and Thelma, all at home; one brother, Leonard Maberry, Custer; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Rhea and Miss Alice Maberry, both of Van Buren, Mo.; Mrs. Fannie Bowen, St. Louis, and Mrs. C. A. Cowin, Route 1, Lynden. The body rests at the Knapp and Knapp Funeral Home in Lynden where services will be conducted Tuesday, January 30, at 2:00 p. m., with Rev. E. H. Seaberg officiating. Interment Lynden Cemetery.
CHRONISTER, Charles Arthur, age 71 of Route 1 Lynden passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 12 (1959). Mr. Chronister was born in Shannon County, Missouri in 1888 moving to Lynden in 1940. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Lynden and was preceded in death by his wife in 1945. Survived by 3 sons, Audrian of Blaine, Robert of Bellingham, Paul of Lynden, 3 daughters, Mrs. Erling Crabtree, Mrs. James Burns and Miss Audry Chronister all of Lynden, 2 brothers John of Van Buren, Missouri and Frank of Trumball, Texas, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Henry of Ellington, Missouri, Mrs. Rachell Jenkins of Greenfield, Calif., 9 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Assembly of God church in Lynden Monday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Rev. A. W. Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynden Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.
CHRONISTER, Robert William of Bellingham, age 63, died Saturday, June 5, 1993. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Richard Strum at Calvary Temple, 2014 C St. Burial will precede the service at Lynden Cemetery. Mr. Chronister was born Feb. 14, 1930, to Charles and Clarcie Maberry Chronister in VanBuren, Miss[ouri]. At age 10, he moved to Whatcom County with his family. He married Mary Nix on June 20, 1952, and they settled in Bellingham. He was an active member of Calvary Temple and had been a member of Bellingham Central Lions club for 32 years. He was a local promoter of tennis and a founder of the Bellingham Tennis Club. An avid tennis player, golfer and bowler, he bowled for 22 years with the Merchant Bowling League. He worked for 13 years at Sears and operated Whizzer's Sandwich Shops. He was last employed at the Bon Home Store and was a licensed real estate agent. Survivors include his wife, Mary of the family home; sons Stan and Steve Chronister of Bellingham; daughter Shelley Witt of Australia; brother Paul Chronister of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters Audrey Chronister and Pauline Crabtree of Lynden; and nine grandchildren. Arrangements by Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden. [Memorials may be made to Lions Sight Foundation, P.O. Box 1018, Bremerton, WA 98210. Note: other members of this family were stated born in VanBuren, Missouri not Mississippi as stated above]
CHRONKHITE, Jettie, 91, the owner of the old Bellingham Tug and Barge Co. and a Whatcom County resident for almost 80 years, died of a heart ailment Sunday at a retirement home in Tacoma. At her request, there will be no services. She was a past member of the Whatcom County Orthopedic Association and Women of Rotary, and a supporter of the Agate Bay Fire Hall. She owned Bellingham Tug and Barge until 1949. Mrs. Chronkhite was born Oct. 6, 1894, in Jericho Springs, Mo., and came to Whatcom County when she was 12. She is survived by her son, Barney Stewart, and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Agate Bay Fire Hall, 2516 North Shore Road, No. 2, Bellingham, WA 98226.