CLAASSEN, Edgar J., age 76, of 2130 Stickney Island Road, Everson, passed away in a Bellingham Hospital, May 11, 1990. [Mr. Claassen died Friday at St. Joseph Main Campus.] He was born May 26, 1913 in Paso Robles, CA, and following graduation from high school he attended Biola University. For 24 years he owned and operated Claassen Radiator in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, CA. He then operated service stations in Grants Pass and Sun River, OR and then moved to Everson in 1974. He was then building superintendent for Morris Phia Company and retired in 1984. He was married to Bernice Lennart, they were married in Everson on December 27, 1963. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle, Lynden and the Everson Lions Club. He is survived by his wife Bernice of the family home. Four sons; Richard and wife Maureen Claassen of Los Osos, CA, David and Wife Louise Claassen of San Luis Obispo, CA, Roy and wife Jean Claassen of Pebble Beach, CA, and Eric Claassen of Orlando, FL; One Daughter Elisa Claassen of the family home; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother Ted Claasen of Tacoma; three sisters Hilda Franklin and Lydia Franklin both of Paso Robles, Ca, and Edith Johanson of Turlock, CA; and numerous other relatives. Memorial Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, May 14 at 10am in Grace Baptist Tabernacle in Lynden, with Pastor Delaine Bailey officiating. Private interment will precede in Nooksack Cemetery. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.

CLAERBOUT, Hubert Remie, 64, of Sudden Valley, died at his home Friday, July 29, 1994. A memorial service for Hubert Remie Claerbout of Sudden Valley will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Moles Funeral Home with the Rev. Harvey Petersen officiating. Born Feb. 18, 1930, to Homer and Mary Claerbout in Belgium, he came to Ontario, Canada, in 1959. He and his wife, Diane, were married May 29, 1954, in Belgium. They lived in Flesherton, Ontario, and owned and operated a restaurant, filling station and playland until they moved to Vancouver, B.C., in 1978. Mr. Claerbout was an active support of several hockey teams while living in Ontario. For the past four years, Mr. Claerbout managed Circus Circus Arcade in Lonsdale. He and his wife spent summers in Sudden Valley and lived in West Vancouver, B.C. They bought their summer home in Sudden Valley in 1981. He was preceded in death by sister Lydia Tandt. Survivors include his wife of West Vancouver; daughter Caroline Scott of Surrey, B.C.; brother Paul Claerbout of Ontario; sisters Denise Wilkins and Lea Pert, both of Toronto, and Monique Soens of Belgium; and four grandchildren.

CLAEYS, Betty D., age 77, died after a lengthy illness July 15, 1990, at the Christian Rest Home in Lynden. She was born July 4, 1923, In Montevideo, Minn., and was raised and educated in Minnesota. She graduated from Duluth School of Nursing in 1945. She moved to Bremerton in 1946 and was married that same year to Walter Claeys in Bremerton. She worked briefly [in 1960-61] as a registered nurse at Harrison Memorial Hospital and Naval Hospital in Bremerton. She had lived in Lynden since 1978. She enjoyed knitting and playing the violin. She was an active member of Full Gospel Assembly Church in Bremerton [as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent and church treasurer]. She is survived by her husband, Walter Claeys, of Rosewell, New Mexico; three sons, Duane of Bellingham, Carl of Bremerton and Brian of Tacoma; a daughter Clareen Kaija of Bothell; six grandchildren; her mother, Clara Stensrud, of Kelso; two sisters, Elsie Petersen of Longview and Judy Johnson of Elgin, Ore.; and a brother, Lowell Stensrud, of Kelso. A son, Curtis, predeceased her in 1956. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton. Interment will be at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bremerton. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Puget Sound Chapter, 2328 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. [She will be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bremerton].

CLANCY, John S., age 69 of Ferndale, passed away suddenly in Ferndale, Friday, January 17, (1958). Mr. Clancy had been a resident of Ferndale for the past 30 years and was caretaker of the American Legion Hall in Ferndale. He was a Veteran of World War I, serving in the U. S. Army, and a member of Kulshan Post No. 154 of the American Legion. Surviving relatives include a cousin, Mrs. Edan Hildreth of Portland, Oregon. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 21, at 1:30 p. m. in the Monroe Funeral Chapel in Ferndale with the Rev. Robert Irwin officiating. Cremation to follow.

CLANCY, Katherine D., age 66, of 711 13th St., Bellingham, passed away March 25th (1985). She is survived by her husband John of B'ham; 2 daughters, Patricia Farrell of Kirkland & Kathleen Clancy, Seattle; 2 brothers, Tony Zorotovich of Florida & Mitchell Zorotovich, B'ham; 2 sisters, Margarate Voijouick & Ann Bowler, both of B'ham; 2 grandchildren; & numerous nieces & nephews. Rosary will be held Thurs., March 28th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jerns Leveck Funeral Chapel followed by graveside services at Bayview Cemetery, Father David Linehan officiating, with a Memorial Mass to be held Monday, April 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorials are preferred to the Bob Hope Heart Foundation. Arrangements by Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel. [Mrs. Clancy was born Sept. 14, 1918 in Bellingham and was a lifelong resident of Whatcom County. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the VFW Auxiliary No. 1585. Surviving are her husband, John, whom she married in Bellingham Nov. 30, 1939; . . .]

CLAPP, Edith, 1306 100th Place, Everett, died Jan. 27, (1972) in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced from the Purdy and Walters Funeral Home.

CLAPP, Dr. Edwin Roosa, 75, 911 11th St., died Tuesday (Oct. 7, 1975) at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Clapp was retired as a professor of English at Western Washington State College, and was chairman of the department of English at University of Utah before coming to Bellingham in 1960. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and American Association of University Professors. He is survived by his widow, Emily; a daughter, Martha, of New York; a son, Robert, of Missouri; a granddaughter, and a brother, Marvin, of New Jersey. At his request, no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Edwin R. Clapp Memorial Fund through Western Washington State College Foundation.

CLAPP, Emily Veazie, 86, of 911 11th St. died Saturday, April 23, (1988) at St. Joseph Hospital after an extended illness. Memorial services for Emily Veazie Clapp, a former speech teacher and world traveler, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James Presbyterian Church. She was born March 3, 1902, in Portland, Ore. She graduated with honors from the University of Oregon in Eugene and completed her master's degree in education from Columbia Teachers College in New York City. Mrs. Clapp taught briefly at Western Washington University and had taught speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She lived in Bellingham for 28 years. Mrs. Clapp, who was an avid traveler, had journeyed to Russia, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Survivors include her daughter, Martha (Morgan) Sanders of Bellingham; her son, Robert Clapp of Redmond; her sister, Harriet Reinhard of San Francisco; and one granddaughter. Her husband, Edwin R. Clapp, chairman of Western's English Department for several years and former chairman of the University of Utah's English Department, died in 1975. Arrangements are by Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle. Memorials may be made to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, or to World Neighbors, 5116 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

CLAPP, James W., age 71, of 3014 Firwood Ave., passed away at home Sun. Feb. 18, 1979. A lifetime resident of B'ham., he had been associated with Griffith Printing Co. for over 50 years. He served with U.S. Merchant Marine during WWII & was a commissioned Lt. Chief Engineer. Was a member of the Fairhaven Lodge No. 73 F & AM & the Maritime Engineers Beneficial Assn. Surviving is his wife, May at home. 1 son, Ronald & a daughter, Mrs. Richard S. (Carol) Smith both of B'ham. 5 grandchildren; V. R. (Rick) Smith, James Smith, Kristi Baklund, Russell & Loren Clapp all of B'ham. Also 2 great grandchildren. 3 brothers; Philip Clapp of Portland, Ore., John Withrow of Everett & Nathan Clapp of Clinton. A sister, Eleanor Sessions of Redding, CA. Family services were held in Veroske Jerns Chapel, Tues. Feb. 20th at 11:30 pm with Rev. Jeff Grant officiating. Cremation.

CLAPP, Louis E., age 82, formerly of 1902 32nd St., passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 16, (1958). Mr. Clapp had resided in this community for the past 55 years; was a retired engineer and was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church. Survivors are four sons, James W., of Bellingham, Dr. Philip S., of Portland, Ore., John P., USAF, in Sumpter, S. C., and Nathan S., of Edmonds; one daughter, Mrs. Mable I. Clapp, of Pasadena, Calif.; one half-brother, Edward Clapp, of Chicago. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Kaelin, Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

CLAPP, Lucy, age 72, of 1902 Thirty-second Street, beloved wife of L. E. Clapp, passed away in a local hospital, Wednesday, June 30 (1948) Mrs. Clapp had resided in this community for the past 47 years and was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and the Whatcom county and Northwest Washington Holiness Association. Surviving relatives are the husband, L. E., at home; four sons, James W., of Bellingham, Philip S., of Portland, Ore., John P., of Calipatria, Calif., and Nathan S., of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. John L. Robinson, of White Salmon, Wash.; five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. F. M. Cory, of Bellingham. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Revs. A. O. Quall and L. C. Shultz, Saturday, July 3, at 11 a. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

CLAPP, May, age 83, of 1509 E. Victor, passed away Sat. July 15 (1989). She had been a resident of Bellingham since 1926 and had retired from a printing shop. She leaves to survive 1 daughter, Carol & husband Dick Smith of Bellingham; 1 son, Ron & wife Carolyn Clapp of Bellingham. Memorial services will be held Tues. July 18 at 12 noon in the Jerns LeVeck Chapel with Rev. Harold Minkler officiating.

CLAPP, Patricia S., age 76 of Bellingham died Saturday, March 5, 1994. At her request, no services will be held. She was born July 11, 1917, to Leonard A. and Clara E. Humphery Smith in Rochester, N. Y. She and her husband, Nathan Clapp met in Los Angeles 45 years ago. They lived in Alaska, Seattle and many other places in the United States. They spent seven years in 1980s working with the Confederate Air Force World War II museum in Midland, Texas. One of the planes was flown to Bellingham for a display they promoted. Mrs. Clapp was a lifetime member of Culpepers Angels, a ladies support group of the museum, and a lifetime member of Good Sam Club. She and her husband also enjoyed RV travel. Survivors include her husband of the family home; daughter Audrey Joyce Dick of Clearlake; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements by Whatcom Cremation Association.

CLAPPER, Clifford M., age 45, of Moses Lake, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 8 (1957). Mr. Clapper had resided in Moses Lake for the past year and was formerly a long-time resident of this city. He leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Helen Clapper; three children, Kenneth, James and Nikki, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Marie Clapper of Glidden, Iowa; three brothers, Lyle of this city, Donald of the U. S. Air Force, Illinois; Dale of Fort Dodge, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Effie Pleggenkukle of Hawkeye, Iowa; Mrs. Fern Swanson of White River, S. D.; Mrs. Evelyn Steininger of Liberty, Ill., and Mrs. Ruth Wilkins of Carole, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Mrs. O. T,. Fields officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

CLAPPER, Floyd G., age 70, 2809 Iron Street, passed away Sunday, March 29th, (1964). Mr. Clapper was a sixty-year resident of this city, and was an engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad before his retirement. He was a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge, No. 44; York Rite Bodies, and Sehome Chapter No. 17, O.E.S. Survivors are his widow, Jennie E., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen J. Wifler, city; Mrs. F. Lorelle Turpin, Kirkland; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one brother, William S. Clapper of Seattle. Services will be conducted by Dr. Ritchie T. Ocheltree and officers of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, Wednesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bay View Cemetery.

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CLAPPER, Jennie Elvira, age 81 of 2809 Iron St., passed away Thursday June 30 (1977). A lifetime Bellingham resident, Mrs. Clapper was a member of Sehome Chapter No. 17 OES; Macabees and Helen Heberdeen Auxillary of St. Luke's Hospital. Surviving 2 daughters, Mrs. Ellen Wifler, City and Mrs. Lorelle Turpin, Kirkland, 2 brothers, Mr. Edward Martin, Seattle and Mr. Clarence Martin, Kirkland, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mabel Chrisman and Mrs. Hazel Hubbard, both of Bellingham, 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral service Tuesday July 5, 1 p.m. Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Guderian officiating. Interment Bay View.

CLAPPER, Kenneth Duane, age 55, of Bellevue, passed away Sunday Feb. 18, 1990. He was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Solen, N. Dakota; moved with his parents to the Ferndale/ Bellingham area in 1937. In 1957 he and his family moved to the Renton/Bellevue area. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force; was employed at the Boeing Company and was active in all sports from participation to coaching. Survivors include his wife, Carol of Bellevue; 3 daughters, Leta Howell of Redmond, Tara Woods of Seattle, Tana Clapper of Renton; his mother Helen Clapper of Bellingham; his sister, Nikki Adams, Ferndale; 3 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Clapper in 1957; brother, Jim Clapper in 1974. Funeral services at Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Ave. N.E., Renton, WA 98506, were held Wed. Feb. 21, 1990 at 2 P.M. Memorial service Sun. Feb. 25, at Birchwood Manor, 1308 Birchwood, Bellingham at 3:00 P.M.

CLAPPER, Lyle E. Sr., age 67, of 3008 Alderwood, passed away March 27th (1985) in Bellingham. He was a member of the First Christian Church, a retired truck driver for ONC & a resident of this community for 40 years. Surviving are his wife Rena Clapper of B'ham; 2 sons, Lyle (Skip) Clapper of Laurel & Wayne Clapper of Virginia; 2 daughters, Sherry Turner of Kennewick & Vanita Reed of Ferndale; 2 brothers, Dale Clapper of Iowa & Don Clapper of New Mexico; 3 sisters, Ruth Wilkins & Effie Plengenkuhle, both of Iowa & Fern Swanson of S. Dakota; also, 15 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Mon., April 1st at 2 pm in the Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel with private burial to follow. Visitation Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sun 4-6 p.m. Arrangements by Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel. [He was born April 11, 1917, in Iowa. His hobbies were woodworking and mechanics. He was a member of First Christian Church and Teamsters Union Local 231.]

CLAPPER, Merle A., age 63, of 2613 Cherry Street, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, April 16 (1953). Mr. Clapper had resided in this community for the past 50 years, and had worked for the Whatcom County sheriff's office. He was a veteran of the first World War, and was a member of the Advent Christian Church and the American Legion, Albert J. Hamilton Post No 7. Surviving relatives include two brothers, Floyd Clapper, of Bellingham, and Bill Clapper, of Spokane, and many other relatives. The remains were at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services were conducted by the Rev. Joe Tom Tate and officers of the American Legion, Friday, April 17, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.

CLAPPER, Ruth, aged 41 of 2339 Humboldt St., passed away Friday, Sept. 5, (1958) following an automobile accident on the Steven's Pass Hiway. Mrs. Clapper had been a life resident of this community and leaves to survive her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Smith of Bellingham; one brother, C.S.2 William C. Smith of the U. S, Navy, stationed on Whidbey Island; one aunt, Mrs. Cora Dickerson of Falls City, Wash., and one uncle, Winfred C. Smith of Ellensburg. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Calvin Moore, Thursday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place Woodlawn.