CHUBATY, William, 86, 4672 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine, died Monday (Sept. 21, 1987) in Bellingham. Mr. Chubaty was born Dec. 20, 1900, in Poland and moved to Canada with his parents when he was 7 years old. He married his wife, Mary, on Feb. 19, 1925, in Grienrod, B.C. They moved to the United States in 1951, settling in Blaine in 1970. He worked as a barber during the Depression, as a railroad cook for many years and also took on a variety of odd-jobs. He became an avid gardener after his retirement. Survivors include his wife of the family home; a son, Dan Chubaty of Richmond, B.C.; a brother, Peter Chubaty of British Columbia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Jerns McKinney Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Assembly of God Church, 1112 Harrison St., Blaine WA 98230.
CHUDEK, John, age 80, of Rt. 1, Everson, passed away at his home, Monday, Aug. 14, (1961). He had been a resident of the Everson area since 1919 and was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bellingham and the United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, John of Bellingham, Carl of Wishram, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Justina Rasmussen of Kirkland, Mrs. Anne Scheffer of Sumas, Miss Emilia Chudek of Bellingham, also 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m., Rev. Carl Fischer officiating. Burial to follow in the Nooksack Cemetery.
CHUDEK, John, age 71, formerly of 114 Grand Ave., Bellingham, passed away in a Bellingham nursing home on Thurs. Aug 13, 1981. Born [June 23, 1910] in Czechoslovakia, Mr. Chudek moved with his parents to the Whatcom County area at the age of 2. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bellingham and is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Anne Scheffer of Lynden, Mrs. Justina Rasmussen of Kirkland and Miss Amelia Chudek of Bellingham and numerous nieces & nephews. He was also preceded by his parents and a brother Carl. Graveside services will be conducted on Sat. Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. in the Nooksack Cemetery with Rev. Carl O. Fischer officiating. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.
CHUDEK, Mary, age 83, of Rt. 1, Everson, passed away in a local rest home Friday, July 15 (1966). A resident of Whatcom County since 1918. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Bellingham. Surviving are her 3 daughters, Justina Rasmussesn of Kirkland, Anne Scheffer of Sumas, Emilia Chudek of Bellingham; 2 sons, John of Bellingham and Carl of Wishram. Also 10 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, Monday, July 18 at 2:00 P.M., with Rev. Carl Fisher officiating. Burial followed in the Nooksack Cemetery.
CHUDEK, Mary, 91, of 6035 Everson-Goshen Road, died Friday (April 8, 1983). She was born March 2, 1892, in Wisla, Poland. She was a Whatcom County resident for 64 years and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 63 years. Survivors include a son, daughter, eight grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home, Rev. Carl O. Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Nooksack Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the organ fund at Trinity Lutheran Church. [She is survived by 1 son, Al & wife Anne Chudek of City; 1 daughter, Mary Frances & husband Paul Poppe of City].
CHUDEK, Paul, age 33 years, passed away at his home, Route 3, Bellingham, Friday, May 18 (1945). Mr. Chudek had resided in this vicinity the past twenty-five years and had been in the employ of the Santa Cruz Canning Co. Deceased was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Cannery Workers Union. Surviving relatives are the widow, Evalena, and two daughters, Lois Evie and Mary Joyce, at home; his mother, Mary Chudek, Route 3; one brother, Albert A., U.S. Navy; one sister, Mrs. Paul H. Poppe, Bellingham; also five nieces and five nephews. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by Rev. F. M. Nitz Monday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. final resting place, Bay View cemetery.
CHUDLEIGH, Albert Ellis, age 69, of 1525 Humboldt, passed away at home Friday, July 26 (1957). Mr. Chudleigh was a retired truck driver, having worked for Washington Co-Op 23 years, was a member of the Revival Tabernacle, and had been a resident of this community the past 51 years. Surviving relatives include the widow, L. Eleanor, at the family home; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy A. Tinker of this city; three grandchildren, Gregory, Phillip and Carol Tinker, all of Bellingham; three brothers, Clement W., Henry and Reginald, all in England, and numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones' Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home.
CHUMLEA, Dora W., age 78, of 2600 Woburn Street, passed away in a local hospital June 1 (1951). Mrs. Chumlea had resided in this community for the past 49 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Surviving relatives are one son, Leland, of Orcas Island, and one sister, Mrs. Ed. F. Parham, of Atlanta, Ga. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick Monday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m. Cremation.
CHUMLEA, Horace Henry, age 79, of 2600 Woburn Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, May 1, (1949) following a lingering illness of the past two years. Mr. Chumlea had resided in this community for the past 46 years and was a retired employee of the Larson mill. Deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian church, and leaves to survive, his widow, Dora W., at home; one son, Leonard, of Seattle, and four brothers, W. S, of Vancouver Island, P.A. of Oregon, J.C. of Knoxville, Tenn., and R. R. of Modesto, Calif. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Dr. Robert T. McFarland Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m.
CHURCH, Benecia H., age 86, of Renton died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1994. A funeral will be held Monday in Renton. Born May 31, 1908, to Charles and Mae Genther in Bellingham, she graduated from Fairhaven High School. Mrs. Church attended Mills College and graduated from Bellingham Normal School, now Western Washington University, and also from the University of Washington. She was a physical education teacher at UW and later taught for many years in the Renton School District. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Hamilton Church. Survivors include daughters Molly Tremaine and Jane Martin, both of Seattle; sisters Aloha Carr and Helen Follis, both of Bellingham, and Arlie Benson of Renton; brother Charles A. Genther of Seattle; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
CHURCH, Donald Gene, age 7, of 1108 15th St., passed away Saturday, April 1 (1961). Donald was a student at Lowell School and attended Fairhaven Methodist Church. Surviving relatives include his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Allen E. Church: grandmother; Mrs. Thelma Schnabel of Bellingham: grandfather; Ernie Schnabel of Seattle and Allen G. Church of Seattle: and great grandfather; Ray Comfort of Clarkston, Wash. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Kaelin Thursday, April 6 at 3 p. m. Final resting place Bay View Cemetery.
CHURCH, Ethel, age 89, died Wednesday, (March 5, 1980) at a local nursing home. She was secretary for Western Washington University presidents C.H. Fisher and W.W. Haggard. She came to the then-Bellingham Normal School in 1930, after several years' service as a secretary with the Department of State in China. At her request, there was no funeral service. Cremation took place in Seattle. Funds from her estate will go towards a scholarship fund in WWU's English department.
CHURCH, Hazel McDowell, age 80, passed away June 29, 1986. Born in Hutchinson, Minnesota, July 17, 1905. Survived by 1 son, Richard & wife Darlene Church, Santa Rosa, Calif.; 3 daughters & their husbands, Helen & Vaughan Pilkey, Deloris & Dale Perry, Shirley & Eugene Imbleau, Jr., all of Bellingham; 2 stepdaughters & their husbands, Charlotte & Delbert Van Meer of New Westminster, B.C., Edna & Arthur Erickson of Scobey, Montana; daughter-in-law, Dolores Church of Bellingham; 3 sisters, Lula Robinson, Pearl Nelson of Vancouver, B.C., & Gladys Phibbs of Everett, WA.; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Church, Sept. 22, 1964 and son, Marshall E. Church, April 8, 1985. Funeral services will be Wed., July 2, at 3 p.m., Jones Funeral Home, with Rev. Ernest Francis, Calvary Temple, officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.
CHURCH, Herbert Mason, of 2300 Monroe Street, passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, August 9 (1949). Mr. Church had been a resident of West Sound for many years before moving to Bellingham six years ago and was a member of the Kirkland, Wash., Congregational Church and also a member of the local Machinists Union. Surviving relatives are the widow, Ethel, at home; one son, Winston, of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Kempster, of Seattle, and Mrs. Laura Southmayd, of Union, Wash., and two brothers, Albert of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Perry, of Seattle. Services will be conducted from the East Sound Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Holt, Saturday, August 13, at 1 p.m. (D. S. T.). Final resting place, East Sound Cemetery (Orcas Island).
CHURCH, Jack Mervin, age 57 who resided at 617 'C' Street, Blaine, passed away at his residence, June 6, 1981. Remains forwarded to Chapel Hill Funeral Home, White Rock B.C. Local arrangements by Jerns-McKinney Funeral Chapel.
CHURCH, James E., age 79, 3207 W. Maplewood Avenue, passed away Tuesday, September 22, (1964), A twenty-five-year resident of this city, Mr. Church was a carpenter before his retirement. He was a member of the Revival Tabernacle. Survivors are two sons, Marshall and Richard, both of this city; five daughters, Mrs. Helen Everhart, Oak Harbor; Mrs. Doloris Fullman and Mrs. Shirley Imblaeu, both of this city; Mrs. Edna Erickson, Scobey, Montana; Mrs. Charlotte Van Meer, Vancouver, B. C.; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer and Alfred of Saskatchewan, Canada; William, Sweethome, Ore.; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Dunn, Scobey, Mont.; Mrs. Lillian Slater, Saskatchewan; Mrs. Hazel Jones, Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Daisy Cox of Ontario. Services will be conducted by Rev. Clifford Johnson Friday, September 25 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
CHURCH, Julia J., age 84, of 1230 Indian St., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, November 23, (1959). Mrs. Church had resided in Bellingham for the past 54 years and was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Charles Castle, of Sonoma, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Smith of Wenatchee; one niece, Mrs. William D. Hansen, of Bellingham and one nephew, John Castle, of Seattle. The remains rest at the Jones funeral Home where Christian Science Services will be read Tuesday, November 24 at 1 p.m. [note: day of week and dates do not match]
CHURCH, Marshall E., age 56, of 1236 Undine St., passed away Mon., April 8th (1985) in New Zealand. He leaves to survive his wife Dolores Church of Bellingham, 2 sons Steve Church & Kenneth Church of Bellingham, his mother Hazel Church of Bellingham, 1 brother Richard Church of California; 5 sisters, Helen Pilkey & Deloris Perry both of Bellingham, Shirley Imbleau of Alger, Charlotte VanMeer of Vancouver BC. & Edna Erickson of Montana. Memorials may be made to the Wash. State Heart Fund. Mr. Church had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 46 years & was retired from the U.S. Post Office after 36 years of service. He was owner & operator of Church Trailer Sales for 23 years & a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church, Western Square Dance Club & Walley Buymm Caravan Club. Funeral services will be held Thursday April 18, at 3 PM in Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow in Bayview Cemetery. [. . . died Monday in Auckland, New Zealand, while on a tour. Mr. Church had a massive heart attack and died in a hospital, said a son, Steven Church of Bellingham. Mr. Church's wife, Dolores, was with him and will remain in New Zealand for several days, the son said. They had left on the tour of Australia and New Zealand about two weeks ago.] [Mr. Church retired as a rural mail carrier for the Bellingham Post Office in January 1984. He and his wife, Delores, built and owned the Melody Hall, a meeting and dance hall near the intersection of West Bakerview and Northwest roads. Mr. Church was active in the Bellingham Western Squares square dance group, which a sister said occupied much of his time in the past couple years. A 1945 graduate of Bellingham High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran.]
CHURCH, Nancy B., age 97 years, passed away Wednesday, June 10 (1959) in a local hospital following an extended illness. She had been a resident of Ferndale most of the time for the past 38 years. Surviving relatives include several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted in the Moles' Monroe Funeral Chapel, Friday, June 12, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Baird officiating. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.
CHURCHILL, Clarice Elaine, 66, of Lawrence (Washington) died July 29, 1992 in Portland, Ore. She was born July 8, 1926 in Lawrence, one of six children of Sigurd J. and Selma R. Howem. Her grandparents were among the first Norwegian settlers of the Lawrence area. She married Leslie A. Churchill. They moved to Eugene, Ore. and raised a family. She returned to Lawrence in 1989 to live with her brother, Jerold Howem. A lifelong Lutheran, she was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence. She was a Bible study leader and also a member of the bell choir. She also was a member of Sons of Norway. She is survived by two daughters, Jann and Debra Churchill, both of Portland; sister Lillian Huber of Ferndale; brother Jerry Howem of Everson; and numerous other relatives. A memorial service was held Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, followed by a graveside service at the church's cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association. [A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 2nd at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence, WA for Clarice E. Churchill. . . . Clarice, who died Wednesday following open heart surgery in Portland, Oregon, was 66 years old . . .]
CHURCHMAN, Clifford, 33, of Seattle, disappeared Saturday (Oct. 14, 1989) while on a kayak trip from Birch Bay to Birch Point. Searchers found his kayak Sunday on the shore along Birch Bay Drive in Blaine. He set out about noon Saturday on a seal-watching excursion but failed to return. His wife, Joanne, reported him overdue about 7 p.m. Saturday. The kayak was discovered half-submerged in the 7500 block of Birch Bay Drive during a shoreline search by 13 members of the Whatcom County Search and Rescue 4-by-4 unit. The group searched from the ARCO refinery at Cherry Point north to Semiahmoo. The Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk, two Bellingham Coast Guard boats and a helicopter searched until about 12:30 a.m. Sunday without success. The cutter and the helicopter resumed the search later that morning, but the search now has been suspended pending further developments, said Petty Officer Dave Gordon this morning. [A body found Tuesday in Birch Bay is believed to be that of a Seattle man who disappeared last month while kyacking Oct. 14. Whatcom County Sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Deane Sandell said today that a resident in the 7500 block of Birch Bay Drive spotted the body about 11:45 a.m. "He may have been hung up on a log or anything and become dislodged," Sandell said. "There was evidently quite a storm night before last in that area." Sandell said the body has been tentatively identified as Churchman based on general physical characteristics and clothing, and his wife has been notified. Authorities today will try to positively identify the body through comparison of dental records. An autopsy conducted Tuesday was inconclusive but the death is a presumed drowning, Sandell said. "It's unknown what happened," he said.]
CHURNEY,Emma, aged 76 years, passed away at the family residence, 2812 Summer Street, Friday, November 12 (1948) after a lingering illness. Mrs. Churney had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty-eight years and was a member of the Broadway United Presbyterian church. Surviving relatives include, one daughter, Mrs. Stella Rutchy of Bellingham; three sons, Henry and Gordon Churney of Bellingham and Col. Otto Churney of Belmont, Mass.; two brothers; Robert Harder of Bellingham and Albert Harder of Olympia; one sister, Mrs. Ella Tenney of Peansen, Wis.; also five grandchildren beside nieces and nephews. funeral services will be conducted at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home Monday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond White, officiating. Interment in Ten Mile cemetery. Those acting as casketbearers will be Messrs. Chet Both, J. D. Hayden, Walter Hayden, Joseph Mitchell, Joseph Henley and Lester Bovee.
CHURNEY, Henry G., age 86, of 2212 A St., passed away Mon. Feb. 11 (1985). Mr. Churney had resided in Whatcom County for many years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Operating Engineers Local No. 302 of Seattle, Electrical Union, Whatcom Lodge No. 151 F & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and Nile Temple of the Shrine. He leaves to survive his wife Marion L. of the home; 1 daughter, Dr. Marie Churney of Puyallup; 1 brother, Gordon Churney of Portland. Funeral services will be conducted Thurs. Feb. 14 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Russell G. Bisnett officiating followed by ritualistic services by officers of Whatcom Lodge No. 151, Interment Ten Mile Cemetery.
CHURNEY, Linda Fay, age 7 months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon B. Churney, 3108 Marine Drive, passed away at a local hospital, Monday morning, April 30 (1945). Besides her parents, she is survived by one sister, Beverly Joyce, of the home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emma Churney, of Bellingham; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bennett, of Warsaw, Wisconsin; also several uncles and aunts. Under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home, graveside services will be held at the Ten Mile Cemetery, Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a. m., with the Rev. Dr. Francis R. Hall, of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, officiating.
CHUTE, John A., age 79 of Blaine, passed away in a local rest home Saturday, February 12 (1966). A longtime resident of Blaine, he was a member of IOOF Lodge No. 80 and FOE Aerie No. 3029. Surviving are his wife, Mabel, 1 son Gail of Vancouver, B. C.; 1 daughter, Mrs. Bill Ewing of Blaine, 1 brother Percy in Maine; A stepsister, Mrs. Eva Wells in Michigan; also 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the McKinney Funeral Home, Wednesday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Willard Buckner officiating. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.
CHYREK, Henry Chester, age 66 of Abbotsford, B.C., died Friday, March 18, 1994, in Bellingham. A prayer service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Deming. Born July 4, 1927, to Ignacy and Suzanna Chyrek in Poland, he served in the Polish Guard, attached to the U.S. Army during World War II. Stationed in Berlin at the war's end, he moved to Canada in 1947. Mr. Chyrek worked in construction and owned a trucking business that operated in the lower British Columbia mainland. A trucking injury in February 1988 forced his retirement. Survivors include his brother, Lucjan Cherek of Poland, and many friends. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Bellingham.
CICOVICH, George, 82, of Tacoma, (died June (20?), 1976). He owned the Model grill in Bellingham prior to moving to Tacoma in 1941. Catered dinners honoring Wendell Willkie, Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthur. Brookside Mortuary, Tacoma, Tuesday 3 p.m.
CIESLAR, Sophie, age 71, of Rt. No. 1, Everson passed away at her home Friday, Sept. 6 (1963) following an extended illness. A native of Austria she had made her home in the Everson-Nooksack area since 1919. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Bellingham. Survivors include her husband, Andrew; one daughter Mrs. Ralph Zwiers, a son, Paul Cieslar both of Everson; a brother, Andrew Brandtz of Sheridan, Wyoming; also 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden Monday, Sept. 9 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Carl O. Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in the Nooksack Cemetery.
CILENTO, Anne P., age 78, of 134 E. Grover, Lynden, passed away Wed., Dec. 7, 1994 at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She was born May 29, 1916 in Elmhurst, New York to Max and Marie (Beck) Buckoff. Mrs. Cilento moved to Whatcom County in 1984. She worked as a clerk at the Lighthouse Mission Store; volunteered at Project Hope in Lynden; and was a member of Bellingham Baptist church since 1985. She is survived by two sisters, Irma Roseburg of Elmhurst, NY and Lenore Demetrius of Florida; 3 nephews; and one niece. A memorial service will be held Sun., Dec. 18, 1994, 5:00 P.M. at Bellingham Baptist Church, 2501 Orleans, Bellingham, with Pastor Tom Nething officiating. Interment at Enterprise Cemetery in Ferndale. Memorials may be sent to Laurendeau Foundation Cancer Care, P.O. Box 157, Bellingham WA 98227. Greenacres Funeral Home.
CILLEY, Dorothy Brown, 85, a Leopold Hotel resident and widow of a Bellingham physician, died Sunday, (Feb. 24, 1985). Mrs. Cilley was born Aug. 24, 1899, in Philadelphia, and grew up in Milwaukee, Wis. She came to Bellingham in 1933 with her late husband, Dr. E.I.L. Cilley. She was graduated from Smith College, Northampton, Mass., as a licensed registered nurse. She had been a nursing supervisor at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., and also was a nursing supervisor with Granfel Medical Mission on the Labrador coast. Her husband died in 1978. Mrs. Cilley was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Chancel Guild of the church, St. Zita Guild, Women of Rotary, Whatcom County Medical Auxiliary, Visiting Nurses Association, Monday Club and Whatcom Museum Docents. She is survived by a son, Earl G. L. Cilley of Portola Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Ann Hanson of Bellingham; three grandsons; and a sister, Barbara L. Brown of Orcas Island. Services are pending at Westford Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or the Whatcom Museum of History and Art. [Memorial services for Dorothy Brown Cilley wil be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St Paul's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. John Langlitz officiating.]
CILLEY, Earl I.L., M.D., age 75, of 1224 Cornwall passed away Wed., Aug. 30, 1978. Dr. Cilly was a resident of B'ham for the past 45 yrs. He was a graduate of the Univ. of Michigan & the Univ. of Minnesota, a retired radiologist, a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, B'ham Rotary, Bellingham Yacht & Gold & Country Club, the University Club, founder of the Whatcom County American Cancer Society, the American Roentgen Ray Society. He leaves to survive his wife, Dorothy of the family home; 1 daughter, Mrs. Ann C, Hanson of B'ham; 1 son, Earl of Portal Valley, CA; 3 grandchildren, Peter Cilley of Portal Valley, CA. &Max & Thor Hanson of city. Private family services were held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. Herbert McLellan officiating under the direction of Westford Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church. [The 75-year-old founder of the Whatcom County chapter of the American Cancer Society died Wednesday morning at the Leopold Inn. Dr. Earl I. Cilley, 75, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to Whatcom County Coroner Robert Rood. Cilley had been ill for some time, according to a Bellingham Police Department spokesman. A pioneer radiologist, Cilley began practicing medicine in Whatcom County in 1933. The local chapter of the American Cancer society was named after him.]
CINGMARS, Edmund F., age 84 years, of 2820 Kulshan Street, formerly of Ferndale, passed away Tuesday, March 31, (1953) at a local hospital following a lingering illness. Mr. Cingmars had resided in Whatcom County since 1909. He lived in Ferndale until two years ago and was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Ferndale. Mr. Cingmars is survived by his wife, Olga; one son, Frank, of Seattle; one daughter, Mrs. Rae M. Andersen, of Bellingham; three grandchildren, Steven Cingmars, in U.S. Coast Guard at Albanito, Calif., and Jack Andersen, of San Diego, and Mrs. Frances Hamilton, of Seattle; two great-grandchildren. Requiem mass will be said at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ferndale, Monday, April 6, with the Rev. Father Donald Conger, celebrant. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Monroe Mortuary, Ferndale.
CINGMARS, Olga P. age 87, widow of the late Edmund F. Cingmars, of 2820 Kulshan St., passed away in a local hospital, Sunday, March 4 (1962). A 53-year resident of the Ferndale-Bellingham area, Mrs. Cingmars leaves to survive one daughter, Mrs. Eli Anderson, of Bellingham; one son, Henry Frank Cingmars of Acme; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Behnke of Santa Monica, Calif., and Ed Behnke of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. K. C. Stoops of San Pedro, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Akins of Lake Minnetonka, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where Christian Science Services will be read Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.
CIPRIANO, Elizabeth Katherine, age 83, formerly of the Everson-Nooksack area, died Sept. 23, 1988, in a Kirkland nursing home. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 1, in Snohomish United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cipriano Sr., in 1984, and their only child, Joe Cipriano Jr., in 1980. Young Joseph gained fame as a star basketball player for Nooksack Valley High School in the late 1940s. She is survived by three grandchildren, Tamsen Bigej of Portland, Ore.; Randy Cipriano of Garland, Neb.; and Janice Cipriano of Belleville, Mich.; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were by Purdy and Dawson Funeral Home of Snohomish.
CIRINO, Edith F., 79, of 250 H St., Blaine, died Sunday, May 24, 1992, in St. Joseph Hospital Main Campus. She was born in New York City to Antonio and Anna Basilotta. She graduated from high school in New York. Her husband, Antonio Cirino, died in 1959. Survivors include her son Frank Cirino of Saddle River, N. J. , and her daughter Mary Stevens of White Rock, B.C. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Saddle River. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hackensak, N.J. Local arrangements were by Westford Funeral Home.
CISNEROS, Frank V., age 78 of [6897 Kickerville Road] Ferndale, passed away Mon., Oct. 24, 1994 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1916 in Kingsville, Texas to Emilio and Victoria (Villareal) Cisneros. He married Esmeralda Garza on Jan. 3, 1943 in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Cisneros retired in 1964 from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years and later retired from Civil Service after 17 years. He was a lifetime member of the Streets-Pike Post #9474, V.F.W. in Custer and an active member of Peace Arch Post #86, American Legion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles #3029 both in Blaine. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Esmeralda Cisneros; children, Gloria Ellis of Tacoma, Elda Cisneros of Houston, TX, Gracie Barnett of Mazama, WA, and Frank S. Cisneros of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; 5 grandchildren; Rene Mendoza, Emilio Mendoza, Shannon Cisneros, Frank L. Cisneros and Tyler Cisneros; two brothers, Cesar Cisneros of Chula Vista, CA and Arnulfo Cisneros of Kingsville, TX. Vigil service will be at St. Joseph;s Catholic Church in Lynden on Wed., Oct. 26, 7:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lynden on Thurs., Oct. 27, 10:00 A.M. with burial at Greenacres Memorial Park. Father Gary Southerton will be officiating and there will be military honors provided by the McChord Air Force Base Honor Guard. A fellowship gathering will follow at the Peace Arch Post #86, American Legion Hall, 8151 Blaine Rd., Blaine. Memorials may be directed to the Peace Arch Post #86, American Legion Scholarship Fund; 8158 Blaine Rd.; Blaine, WA 98230. Greenacres Funeral Home.
CISSNA, Catherine E., age 87, of 2321 Crestline Drive, passed away Sun. Jan. 21, 1990. A lifetime Whatcom County resident, she was a member of Calvary Temple for 65 years; employed until her retirement by Buchans Bakery; member of Bakery & Confectionery Union Local No 9. Preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth & William Cissna and brother, Wilbur W. Cissna. Survived by many close friends. Funeral service Thurs., Jan. 25, 1 P.M. Greeenacres Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard I. Strum, Calvary Temple, officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Calvary Temple Parking Lot Fund, 2014 C St., Bellingham 98225. Visitation hours Wed. Jan. 24, 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. at Jones Funeral Home.
CISSNA, Charles, 87, passed away quietly in Seattle on Friday (April 27, 1948). Charles Cissna was a pioneer who played a dynamic part in the building of early Whatcom County. He was born in 1860 in Indiana, where his first wife, Maud, and he were married, their son, Ray, being born at Michigan City, Ind. From there, they moved to Redfield, S.D., in 1882, where he engaged in merchandising. Advised by doctors to leave South Dakota, Cissna arrived in Fairhaven in 1890. Mr. Cissna operated a store at Fairhaven for four years and then moved to New Whatcom, at Bay and Holly streets, where he built the pioneer Fair Department Store. It was then, following the panic of 1893 when banks were closing and money was short, the scrip issued by him was circulated for money throughout the county. He bought products of the farms and timberland with the scrip, and many mills met their payrolls with the same tender. Circulation of the scrip continued from 1893 to 1900, at which time the store was sold and Mr. Cissna turned his attention to other interests. He had already erected a business structure as well as several cottages for sale. Maud Cissna passed away in 1903, and a few years later Sada Black became Mrs. Charles Cissna. They had a son, Charles. Mr. Cissna entered banking, opening the Home Security Bank at Bay and Holly streets; establishing the Ferndale State Bank, now the Ferndale First National; the Cissna Savings Bank (1906); and a bank in Lynden. The Cissna Apartment Hotel, now the Mount Baker apartments, was the 27th building he put up in Whatcom County and was built after the Fair Department Store, on that location burned.
CISSNA, Elizabeth M., age 81, of 2221 B St., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, Mar. 26 (1960) Mrs. Cissna had been a 70 year resident of this community and had attended the Assembly of God. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Miss Katherine Cissna and one son, Wilbur Cissna, both of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Elsie Johnson Wednesday, Mr. 30, at 3:00 p.m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
CISSNA, Jack and Marvin CADE died of spinal meningitis, and a number of other cases were reported in the Bellingham area. (April 11, 1907)
CISSNA, John Raymond 'J.R.', age 77, born Bellingham, Wash. Feb. 26, 1908, died Feb. 25, (1986). Beloved husband of Evelyn Barker Cissna for 46 years. Father of Robert L. Cissna, of Los Angeles, Sharon Cissna Naughton, of Anchorage, Alaska; Heather E. Cissna, of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Scot C. Cissna and Kent R. Cissna, both of Seattle. Grandfather of Robin Naughton, of Anchorage. Also survived by his sister, Suzanne Cissna McCarthy (Mrs. Timothy), of Seattle. Mr. Cissna, a graduate of the University of Washington, has been a civic leader, practicing attorney and insurance executive in Seattle and vicinity for many years. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Assn., Phi Gamma Delta; he is an Elder of Findlay St. Christian Church and a member of City Chapel Fellowship, WAC. Memorials to Medic One or Findlay St. Christian Church. A memorial service will be held at Findlay Street Christian Church, 4620 South Findlay, Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. [The Rev.Deborah Peevey will officiate. Mr. Cissna died Tuesday at Virginia Mason Hospital. He was born Feb. 26, 1908, in Bellingham and grew up in the area. Mr. Cissna was the quarterback for Whatcom High School's state championship team. He left Bellingham after graduation and moved to Seattle, where he attended the University of Washington's law school. Mr. Cissna was president of the Northwest Steamship Co. and the National Association of Life Insurance Co. He also was active in the Boy Scouts, Lions and the YMCA.]
CISSNA, Maude De Morest, died March 2, 1903. She is survived by her husband, Charles Cissna; sons Ray and John; and niece Mrs. W.H. Waples.
CISSNA, William Harris, age 83, of 2221 B St., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, June 20 (1953). Mr. Cissna had resided in this community for the past 62 years, was a retired railroad worker for the Great Northern, and was a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Cissna at home; one son, Wilbur, of Bellingham; one daughter, Miss Catherine Cissna of Bellingham; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Tawes of Puyallup; numerous nephews and nieces. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. David S. Land. Tuesday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
CITRAK, Salome, age 74, of Olympia died at her home Monday, Jan. 18, 1993. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey. She was born April 3, 1918, in Fir Tree, Wash., to Samuel and Jennie Goodman. She attended school in Bellingham and was a member of the last class to graduate from Fairhaven High School, where she was editor of the school paper. Mrs. Citrak, a sufferer of multiple sclerosis for many years, will be remembered for her positive and upbeat outlook on life. Survivors include her husband, Michael Citrak, of the family home; daughter Sigrid Esfeld of Bellevue; sons Michael Citrak and Peter Citrak, both of Olympia; sisters Alice Donohue of Renton and Sarah Beck of Tacoma; brothers Marcus Goodman of Copper Center, Alaska, and John Goodman of Everson; numerous nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend Eleanor Gravem of Bellingham.