COADY, Kathryn M., 76, died Nov. 1,1981. Funeral services for Kathryn M. Coady, age 76 of 2620 Walnut St., will be Wed. Nov. 4, 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, First Ward Chaple (sic), 2925 James St. with Bishop Mark Lambert officiating. Interment Bay View Cemetery. [She was born Dec. 13, 1904, in Anacortes.] Mrs. Coady passed away Sun. Nov. 1, 1981. She is survived by her husband Ted; 1 son, Ralph “Bud” & wife Pat Nelson of City; daughter, Marjorie & husband William L. Eastman of City; step-daughter, Lois & husband John A. Raffetto of Burien; numerous grandchildren & greatgrandchildren; daughters in law, Shirley Nelson of City and Donna Bent of Federal Way. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Milton & Russell Nelson. A resident of this community for the past 71 years, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Whatcom Genealogical Society and Pioneer Association of the State of Washington. The family suggest memorials to the LDS Church Genalogical (sic) Society or Whatcom Genealogical Society. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles Jr. & Sr., John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Directors.
COADY, Theodore G. “Ted”, age 90, of 2009 Northshore Dr., Bellingham, passed away Sun. Oct. 21, 1990. Born April 4, 1900 in South Framingham, Mass., [to Theodore G. and Catherine Coady], he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; I.B. Electrical Workers Union No. 191; Knights of Pythians; B.S.E.I. Union No. 120 and Last Man’s Club. Survived by his wife, Clara; two daughters, Lois Raffetto of Seattle, Marjorie and husband William Eastman of Bellingham; son, Ralph “Bud” and wife Pat Nelson of Bellingham; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Kindlund of Bellingham, Donna Bent of Vancouver, WA; 4 step-children, Virginia and husband Les Olsen of Bellingham, Robert and wife Janet Wight of Bellingham, Nancy Ellis of Fairbanks, Alaska, Laura and husband Eric Hansen of Bellingham; 31 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; niece Margaret Thomas of Temple Hils (sic), MD. Funeral services Thursday, October 25, 1:00 P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2925 James Street, with Bishop Daniel Barrett officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
COATES, Infant male, son of Frederick S. Coates, Oct. 26, 1961. Grave side, Oct. 30, 1961 at Greenacres 10:00 Monday. b/d 26 Oct. 1961. Bingham-Jerns Funeral Home.
COATES, Alice Charlotte, age 86, of 3630 Alabama, passed away Mon. Feb. 18, 1991 [in Bellingham]. Born Aug. 26, 1904 in Port Byron, Illinois, [to Fred S. and Ellamae Moody], she was a Whatcom County resident most of her life; member of Church of the Assumption; Co-owner & operator of Coates Candies in Bellingham. Survived by 2 sons, Fredrick S. Coates of Fort Meyers, Florida, Stephen E. Coates of Bellingham; 1 granddaughter; 3 greatgranddaughters; 3 sisters, Leoline DeGardelle, Luana Filbert and Marilyn Bond, all of California. Private family services will be held. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
COATES, Laura, died Dec. 4, 1990 in Great Bend, Kansas. Former Sedro-Woolley resident Laura Coates, who moved to St. John, Kan., in 1986, died Tuesday in Great Bend, Kan. Funeral services will be Saturday at Minnis Funeral Chapel in St. John, Kan. Mrs. Coates was born May 29, 1906, in Otto, N.C. She lived there, in Sedro-Woolley and Kansas. The former Laura Seagle, she married James R. Coates, who died in 1969. Survivors include two sons, Jim Coates of Great Bend, Kan., and Gary Coates of Canton, N.C.; two daughters, Jean Carnes of Forest City N.C., and Candiss of Parsons, Kan.; a brother, Oscar Seagle of Atlanta; and four grandchildren. Arrangements are by Minnis Funeral Home of St. John, Kan.
COATES, Henry, age 81, of 3630 Alabama St., died Sunday (Oct. 4, 1987). Private family service for Henry Coates, age 81, of 3630 Alabama, will be held in Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. [Born in Boise, Idaho, July 27, 1906], a Whatcom County resident most of his life, he was a member of the Church of the Assumption; owner/operator of Coates Candies and is survived by his wife Alice; 2 sons, Fredrick S. Coates of Fort Myers, Florida, Stephen E. Coates of Glendale, Arizona; 1 granddaughter, Christine Leslie of Edmonds; 2 great grand-daughters, Candice & Anna. Jones Funeral Home.
COATES-MURPHIE, Miss Milicent Agnes, age 36, of 1121 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, B. C., passed away suddenly at her home Friday, January 13 (1950). Miss Coates-Murphie had been a resident of Vancouver for the past 10 years and was employed as a bookkeeper at the Unemployment Compensation Office for the Canadian government. Surviving relatives include her father, Mr. Robert Coates-Murphie, of Saskatchewan; mother, Mrs. Hilda May Coates-Murphie, of Ladner, B. C.; two brothers, Wilfred, of Vancouver, and Robert, of Toronto; two sisters, Miss Hilda Coates-Murphie, of Vancouver, B. C., and Mrs. Muriel Thorsteinson, of Bellingham. Many other relatives. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.
COATES, Vena Mattie, 79, a former Sedro-Woolley resident, died Tuesday, November 21, 1989 at Evergreen Terrace Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. She was born August 12, 1910 in Burlington, the daughter of David and Martha Davies. In 1917 she moved to Day Creek where she grew up, attending Day Creek Country School and Sedro-Woolley High School. After her marriage to Albert Coates, the couple moved for a short time to Oregon, then returned to Skagit County, making their home in Sedro-Woolley. Mr. Coates was a graderman for 30 years for Skagit County Road District 3. Mr. and Mrs. Coates had a deep love for children and had a licensed foster home where they cared for children. Mr. Coates preceded her in death in 1969. She was a longtime member of the Sedro-Woolley Free Methodist Church and helped form the Skagit County Women's Organization that was instrumental in the formation of Child Evangelism in Skagit County. In 1985 she moved to the Warm Beach Senior Community near Stanwood and continued to work as a volunteer. She returned to Sedro-Woolley in 1989 when she became ill. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Marcella and Norman Hogg of Sedro-Woolley and Diane and Richard Charles of Olympia; two grandsons, Rick and Jason, both of Olympia; two granddaughters, Michelle Charles of Bellingham and Malinda Charles of Olympia; one stepgranddaughter, Charlette Pearson; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Denise Shoemaker of Olympia and Jenni Shoemaker of Oregon; one sister, Nena Rigg of Brewster; one niece, Voncile Sturm of Lynnwood; one nephew, Ralph Rigg of Brewster; and numerous great-nieces and nephews, cousins, former foster children and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her mother Martha Davies in 1984 and her father David Davies in 1910. Interment was at the Burlington Cemetery under direction of Hulbush Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Children's Christian Education, c/o Marcella Hogg, 648A Highway 9, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284; or the American Cancer Society, 3131 Marlee Drive, Burlington, WA 98233.
COATS, James, age 92, of Lynwood (sic), former resident of Bellingham, passed away Friday, March 3 (1972). He is survived by his stepson, Earle Smith of Lynnwood, a grandson, many nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Helen Purcell of Belligham (sic). Graveside services will be conducted Monday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Greenacres Memorial Park under the direction of Westford Funeral Home.
COATS, Magdalene, age 82, of 2205 2nd Ave., Seattle, passed away in an Everett hospital Tuesday, July 4 (1961), following an extended illness. Mrs. Coats had resided in Seattle for the past 24 yars (sic) and was a former resident of Bellingham. She was a member of the Bethel Temple of Seattle and leaves to survive her husband, James Coats of the family home; one son, Earle Smith of Alderwood Manor; one grandson, D. Martin Smith of Seattle; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Adrain Van Cruyningen of this city, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted, Friday, July 7, at 1:30 p. m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. C. Joe McKnight, pastor, officiating. Interment Greenacres.
COATS, Ruby Frances, age 63, of Route 1, Ferndale, passed away at her home, Tuesday, Dec. 15, (1959), following a brief illness. She was a member of the Church of Truth of Bellingham. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; one son, Orville, one daughter, Mary, both at home; one sister, Miss Verena Willford of Bellingham. Funeral services will be conducted in the Moles' Monroe Funeral Chapel, Friday, Dec. 18, at 1:30 p. m., Dr. Margaret Whitney Kupfer officiating. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.
COATS, Thomas J. age 83 of 5895 Northwest Dr., Ferndale passed away Wed. Oct. 8, 1980. [Born Sept. 20, 1897, in Stevens Point, Wisc., he had] been a resident of Whatcom Co. most of his life time and was a member of The Unity Church of Truth, B'ham. He is survived by a son Orville of Ferndale; a daughter, Mary Jane Coats of Ferndale; several other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Eddy Edwards Mon. Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. in Moles Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
COBB, Adrie G., 88, of Lynden, died at Christian Rest Home in Lynden on Feb. 1, 1995. Memorial funeral services were held on Saturday at Second Christian Reformed Church in Lynden with Rev. Tom Haan officiating. Burial preceded in Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden. Mrs. Cobb was born in the Netherlands on Dec. 14, 1906, the daughter of John and Lena Boers VanderHouwen. She came to North Dakota in 1910 and then moved to the Yakima area, where she graduated from Moxee High School. She then attended Whitman College and business college prior to being employed as a secretary. In Yakima on Aug. 19, 1931 she was married to Virgil Cobb and in 1945 they came to Whatcom County. She was a very active member of Second Christian Reformed Church and the Christian schools and loved music. Mr. Cobb died in 1991. Adrie is survived by two sons, Robert Cobb and wife Henrietta of Ferndale and John Cobb and wife Hattie of Everett; two daughters, Lena Marie VanderGriend and husband Mick and Mary Ellen Hamstra and husband Ken all of Lynden; two sisters, Lena Bosman of Lynden and Elsie Pooey of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters-in-law Mildred VanderHouwen, Elsie VanderHouwen, and Muriel VanderHouwen, all of Yakima; brother-in-law Floyd Warrior of Yakima; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson in 1966, three brother (sic) and one sister. Contributions in her memory may be made to Lynden Christian School Music Department, 515 Drayton Ave., Lynden, WA 98264. Services and arrangements were under the care of Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden.
COBB, Caleb Stephen, age 74 years, 1016 Aldrich Road, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, June 25, (1947), at his home. He had been a resident of this county for the past forty years. Surviving him are the widow, Violet Anna, of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Parker, Bremerton; one sister, Mrs. Nell Wildes, Bothell; two brothers, Clarence and George in Bellingham; three grandchildren; one nephew, Elmer Cobb, Bellingham; also other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from the Monroe Funeral Chapel in Ferndale, Saturday, June 28, at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Edward Shipman officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
COBB, Clarence E., age 82 years, of 2506 Williams Street passed away suddenly on Friday March 11, (1960) in a local hospital. Mr. Cobb had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 15 years and was a past member of the Moose Lodge in Spokane. He leaves to survive, his wife, Gladys E. Cobb at the home; one son, Clarence of Bellingham; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ella Dennis of Shelton, Wash., and Mrs. Ruby Thomas of Wickersham; one brother, George Cobb of Bellingham; 3 grandchildren, Diane and David Thomas of Wickersham and Ella Downs of College Place, Wash.; also 2 great-grandchildren, Sharen and Rodney Downs of College Place, Wash.; and 3 nieces. The Rev. Carl Calhoun will conduct services on Monday, March 14, at 3 p. m. in the Chapel of the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.
COBB, Elmer R., 81, who had worked for the Bellingham Water Department, died Sunday (May 19, 1985). Mr. Cobb was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Huron, S.D., and had lived in Bellingham most of his life. In March, he and his wife moved to Kooskia, Idaho, to live with their daughter. He started with the water department here in the early 1940s, working as a laborer and a mechanic. Later, he was put in charge of the city water system's screenhouse in Whatcom Falls Park, before the filtration plant went into operation. Survivors include his wife Louise; a daughter[Ella and husband Alec Downs], all of Kooskia; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister [Ella Dennis of Shelton, Wa.]; and a stepsister, Ruby Thomas of Acme. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenacres Memorial Park, with the Rev. Carl O. Fischer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.
COBB, George C., age 78, of 3111 Greenwood Ave., passed away in a local hospital Friday, March 29 (1963). A twenty-one year resident of Bellingham and Whatcom County, Mr. Cobb had attended the Lutheran Church. He is survived by his widow, Inga G. Cobb at home; nieces and nephews including Elmer Cobb of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Lester Erickson Tuesday, April 2 at 3:00 P. M. Final resting place Woodlawn Cemetery.
COBB, Gladys E., 2506 Williams St. , 85, died Wednesday, November 21, 1984. Memorial services for Gladys E. Cobb of 2506 Williams Street, will be Monday, November 26 at 3 pm in Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Gillihan officiating. Cremation will follow in Greenacres Crematorium. [Born May 15, 1899, in North Dakota, she had been a resident of Whatcom County for 38 years] and is survived by 1 daughter, Ruby & husband Ernie Thomas of Wickersham; 2 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Floyd & wife Lorna Ayler of Spokane; 1 sister, Ruby Vander Meer of Deming, New Mexico; numerous nieces & nephews; 1 step-son, Elmer & wife Louise Cobb of Bellingham; 1 step-daughter, Ella Dennis of Shelton. Memorial gifts may be given to the Lions Eye Bank. Arrangements by Greenacres Funeral Home.
COBB, Inga G, 80, formerly of 3111 Greenwood Ave., passed away Saturday May 14 (1966). Widow of the late George G. Cobb, Mrs. Cobb was a 51 year resident of Bellingham and was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church. Survivors are 3 sisters, Mrs. Evertina Nordtvedt, Mrs. Mary Holme, Mrs. Hannah Neher all of Bellingham. Services will be conducted at the Jones Funeral Home by Pastor Lester Erickson Tuesday May 17 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Woodlawn.
COBB, Leon, of Yacaita, Calif., age 102, died Jan. 27, 1985. (Clearbrook) – Friends here received word recently of the death of a former resident, Mr. Leon Cobb, who died Jan. 27 at the age of 102 at Yacaita, Calif., where he and his wife lived. Eight hours after his death his son-in-law, Dr. Melvin Judkins, of Loma Linda, Calif., died in his sleep at home. Dr. Judkins practiced medicine at one time in Sumas. He is also credited with the invention of the X-Ray technique widely used in the examination of coronary arteries.
COBB, Lillian J., died July 7, 1983 in Olympia. The funeral service for Lillian J. Cobb, will be held at 1 P.M. Tues. in the Olympic Memorial Garden Chapel under the direction of Selene Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Olympic Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cobb, 63, died Thurs. in St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. She was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Birttania (sic) Beach, British Columbia and grew up in Bellingham. She graduated from High School in North Bend, then attended the University of Washington where she studied journalism. She was married to Francis W. Cobb, Oct. 1, 1940 and raised her family in Bellingham, North Bend and other areas north of Olympia. Mrs. Cobb was editor & publisher of the Royal City Capsul, also Clerk Treasurer for Royal City and served as Deputy Clerk for the City of Ephrata. She later moved to the Olympia area and worked as supervisor for the State Dept. of Licensing for 7 years retiring in April of 1982. She was a member of the Ephrata Methodist Church, and an avid golfer and a member of the Scott Lake Golf Club. Surviving are her husband Francis W. of Olympia; 4 daughters, Christine DeKay of Bothel, Janet Castilleja of Yakima, Frances Taylor of Kennewick & Sally Johnson of Tacoma; 1 brother, Richard Barrett of Snoqualamie; 3 sisters, Evelyn Christie & Elizabeth Todd, both of Bellingham and Beverly Anderson of North Bend and 8 grandchildren. Memorials in the memory of Mrs. Cobb may be made in the form of donations to the Childrens Orthopedic Hospital of Seattle for Cancer Research.
COBB, Louise F., former Bellingham resident, of Kooskia, Idaho, died Sunday (March 8, 1987) in Lewiston, Idaho. She was born June 26, 1901, in Germany and lived in Bellingham for a number of years, where she was emloyed (sic) as a caterer. She moved to Idaho two years ago. She married Elmer R. Cobb June 26, 1926, in Vancouver, B.C. Survivors include a daughter, Ella Downs of Kooskia, Idaho; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenacres Memorial Park with the Rev. Carl O. Fischer officiating. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.
COBB, Tyrus B., died May 5, 1992 at Baker Lake. Hoquiam man shoots self at Baker Lake. A 32-year-old man camping at Baker Lake shot himself in the head with a high-powered rifle in an apparent suicide, the Whatcom County Sheriff's office said today. The body of Tyrus B. Cobb of Hoquiam was found seated against a tree, said sheriff's Sgt. Dustin Hurlbut. Cobb left a note saying he was despondent over family problems, the sergeant said. People at the lake heard a rifle shot Tuesday, but didn't discover the body immediately, he said.
COBB, Violet A., 700 32nd St., age 94, died March 27, 1985. Memorial services for Violet A. Cobb, age 94, of 700 32nd St., will be Sun., Sept. 15th at 11 : 45 a.m. at the Cornwall Park Church of God with Rev. Ken Long officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Cobb passed away March 27, 1985. She is survived by 1 daughter, Bertha Florence of Kamano (sic) Island, WA.; 9 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several greatgreatgrandchildren; a sister, Laura Brimmer of Albany, Oregon. Mrs. Cobb had been a resident of Whatcom County for 53 years and Bellingham for 38 years. She was a member of the Cornwall Park Church of God. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made the (sic) Cornwall Park Church of God. Arrangements by the Jones Funeral Home.
COBB, Virgil Addison. Longtime Lynden resident, Virgil Addison Cobb, [of 1023 Pine St.] passed away at the Christian Rest Home on Saturday September 21, 1991 at the age of 86. He was born in Yakima on January 10, 1905, a son of Charles and Myrtle (Hayes) Cobb. He graduated from High School in Yakima in 1923 and then from Edison Tech. School in L.A. He worked for the Post Office for many years in Yakima and it was there that he married Adrie VanderHouwen on August 19, 1931. In 1945 he and Adrie came to Whatcom County where Virgil worked at various occupations in the Lynden area, last as a custodian at Lynden Christian High School. He was a member and former Sunday School Superintendent and Elder of the 2nd Christian Reformed Church. He was also a member of the Whatcom County Bee Keepers Assn. and taught Bee Keeping at Bellingham Vo Tech. Survivors include his wife of the Christian Rest Home; his daughters Lena Marie VanderGriend and husband Mick of Lynden and Mary Ellen Hamstra and husband Ken also of Lynden; sons: Robert Cobb and wife Henrietta of Lynden and John Cobb and wife Hattie of Everett; brother Earl Cobb of Lynnwood and sister Mildred VanderHouwen of Yakima; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial funeral service will be held Wednesday 9/25, at the 2nd Christian Reformed Church in Lynden at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Louis Kerkstra officiating. Burial will precede in Monumenta Cemetery at 1:15 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Lynden Christian School's Library or Science Fund. 515 Drayton Street, Lynden, WA 98264. Services and arrangements are under the care of Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden. Visitation hours will be until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden.
COBELENS, Cornelia, age 85 of 704 W. Illinois passed away Sunday, March 13 (1960) in a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Cobelens had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 33 years and was a member of the Church of the Assumption and Altar Society. She leaves to survive one son, George G. of Bellingham; one sister, Johanna Kupteyn of Holland; 4 grandchildren, Patricia C., of Bellingham, Sister Mary Augustin of Seattle, Mrs. Cora Sonnenberg of Spokane and Tech Sgt. George A. Cobelens, who is in Japan. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Bingham and Jerns Funeral Home. Requiem high mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption. Interment, Greenacres.
COBELENS, George A., CMSgt. USAF (ret.), age 56, passed away May 13, 1989 in Bellevue, Nebraska . He his (sic) survived by his wife, Delores; sons, George II of St. Louis, MI, Mark & Mike of Bellevue; daughter, Kim of Bellevue; stepmother, Mrs. Cecile Cobelens of B'ham; sisters, Mary Cobelens of Seattle, Cora Sonnenberg of Spokane, & Pat Vivolo of Bothel (sic). Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice or St. Mary's Endoument(sic) Memorial Fund. Services were held, Wed., May 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellevue Nebraska. Interment at Bellevue Cemetery. Arrangements by Bellevue Memorial Chapel, Bellevue Nebraska.
COBELENS, George G., age 86, of 3115 Squalicum Pkwy, passed away Tues., Nov. 4th (1986) in a local convalescent center. He was born April 13, 1900, in Holland. He was a former resident on Illinois St., [a retired architect and draftsman] and was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church. He leaves to survive his wife, Cecile; sons, George & wife Delores Cobelens of Nebraska; Earl Alley of Maple Falls; daughters, Patricia & husband Tony Vivolo of Bothell; Mary Cobelens of Seattle; Cora Sonnenberg of Spokane; Leola & husband Floyd Dwight of B'ham; Naoma & husband Warren Tiffany of Hamilton; Agnes DuBay of Blaine; 26 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren & other relatives in Holland. Mass of Christian burial will be Fri., Nov 7th at 10 AM at Assumption Church with Father John Madigan officiating. Burial at Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Senior Center in B'ham. Arrangements by Jerns & Leveck Funeral Chapel.
COBELENS, Lucas, age 82, who resided at 2413 Ellis Street passed away in a local hospital, Friday, January 3 (1958) following a lingering illness. Mr. Cobelens resided in Bellingham for the past 31 years and was a member of the Church of the Assumption. Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Cornelia Cobelens at the family residence, one son, George G. Cobelens of Bellingham, 3 brothers, Nicholes, Conrad, and Hendrik, all residents of Holland. Four grandchildren, Sister Mary Augustine of Seattle, Mrs. Cora Sonnenberg of Spokane, George A. Cobelens of Topeka, Kansas, Miss Patricia Cobelens of Bellingham, also three grandchildren. Rosary will be recited in the chapel of the Bingham and Jerns Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 6th at 7:30 P.M. Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday, Jan. 7th at 9:30 A.M. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Peter Vanderpol, Jack Green, Carl Miller, Bert Kohler, Fred Kinderman, Carl Schuyler.
COBELENS, Theodora J., age 59, who resided at 704 W. Illinois passed away at her residence on Thursday, August 29 (1963) following an extended illness. Mrs. Cobelens had resided in Bellingham the past 36 years and was a member of the Church of the Assumption., Altar Society and Legion of Mary. She leaves to survive her husband, George G. Cobelens at the family home; 3 daughters, Patricia A., residing at home; Sister Mary Augustine of Seattle; Mrs. Cora C. Sonnenberg of Moses Lake; her son, George A. Cobelens of the U. S. Air Force, stationed in Texas; three brothers, Jac John and Chris Borgers, all in Holland; also 8 grandchildren. Rosary will be recited in the Chapel of the Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of the Assumption with Rev. Father John O’Connell as celebrant. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park.
COBERLY, Lillian Spencer, 81, of 212 W. Champion St., passed away in a local hospital Monday, May 26 (1958). Mrs. Coberly had resided in this community for the past 14 years and had attended the Garden St. Methodist church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. J. Edgar Hughey of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Louis E. Wurtz, of Fon du Lac, Wisc.; one brother, Raphael M. Spencer, of Oak Ridge, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Don Swerdfeger, Thursday, May 29, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place Greenacres.
COBLE, Ruby M., 83, of 1509 Victor St., died Monday (Dec. 5, 1988) at a local hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1905, in Oxford, Miss., and moved to Bellingham in 1961. Mrs. Coble was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 2494 in Flora, Ill. all of her life. Survivors include a daughter, Molly Blonden of Bellingham; a son, Leroy Coble, of Flora; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Lawrence Guderian officiating.
COCHEL, Charlotte M., age 84, of 402 South Forest St., passed away in a local sanitarium Sunday, July 14, (1963). A 53 year resident of Bellingham, Miss Cochel was a retired teacher, having taught in the Silver Beach School, from which she retired in 1946. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Retired Teacher's Ass'n. She is survived by one nephew, Robert W. Solibakke of Seattle and one niece, Mrs. B. F. Ells of San Francisco, Calif. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Richard T. Stussi Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00 A. M. followed by cremation.
COCHRAN, Arthur James, age 6 years, of 1416 Humboldt Street, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, October 17 (1950). Arthur had been a life resident of this community and leaves to survive his mother, Mrs. Gladys Rosenhall at home, and father, L. D. Cochran in Seattle. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Daniel Taylor Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
COCHRAN, Col. Carlos J., 66, 2100 Electric Ave., died today (Sept. 10, 1974). He and Mrs. Cochran had moved to Bellingham only two weeks ago from Palm Springs, Calif. Following his retirement from the Air Force ten years ago, Colonel Cochran was a professor of aero-space safety at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. An Air Force pilot for 35 years, he was one of five officers who formed the Ferry Command and laid out overseas routes prior to the United States entry into World War II. He piloted the third B-17 manufactured from Boeing Field to Langley Field, Va., and piloted the first B-24. Colonel Cochran held the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Brazilian Flying Cross and many other medals. Surviving are his widow, Mildred of Bellingham; two sons, Carlos J. Cochran III of Bellingham and Tommy Lee of Palm Springs; three granddaughters, and a sister, Miss Ruth Cochran of Woodland, Calif. Funeral arrangements are pending at Westford Funeral Home. [Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. within the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. David R. Cotteral, pastor of the Geneva Community Church oficiating. Col. Cochrans remains will be forwarded to Denver, Colorado for interment.]
COCHRAN, Edmund S., Lopez Island, passed away in a local nursing home Sunday, April 5 (1964). Mr. Cochran was a lifelong resident of Washington, and had resided on Lopez Island the past forty years, where he had farmed before his retirement. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Georgia L. Stephenson, Rt. No. 1, Stevensville, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Arnett and Mrs. Clarice Gaddis; two brothers, Tom and Ollie, all of Lopez Island. Services will be conducted Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by cremation.
COCHRAN, Gladys Dorothy, 69, of 2151 Washington Ave., Ferndale passed away Oct. 26, 1988 in Bellingham. She was born May 16, 1919 in Ferndale, was a lifetime Ferndale resident. She had attended Triumph Lutheran Church, Ferndale; was a member of the Ferndale Senior Center; was preceded in death by her husband William L. Cochran in July of 1961. Survivors include sons, William L. Cochran & wife Diane of Lynden, Bob Cochran & wife Jackie of Kent; 4 grandchildren, Jerry, Stephanie & Jennifer Cochran, & Sheri Gerritsen; mother, Mae Unick of Ferndale; 2 brothers, Dewain Unick & Gerald Unick & wife Edna of Ferndale; numerous nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 31 at 11AM at the Triumph Lutheran Church with Pastor James Fugleberg officiating. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Ferndale Triumph Lutheran Church, PO Box 397, 98248. Arrangements by the Moles Funeral Home.
COCHRAN, Harry J. age 46 of 18212 N. 34th Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85023, died Saturday, March 21, 1981 at home in Phoenix. He was born in Bellingham on May 27, 1934 and was a Mt. Baker High School graduate. He retired from the Army after 20 years of service with time spent in Europe, Korea and Viet Nam. He leaves to survive his wife Andree; 1 daughter, Linda; 1 son, Paul; all of Phoenix; his mother, Ellen Richards of Tacoma; and grandmother Signe Moline of Bellingham; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held in the Sweetwater Church of the Valley, Phoenix, Arizona.
COCHRAN, Jim A., 72, of Tonasket, Wash., died Saturday (Feb. 3, 1990). Graveside services for Bellingham native Jim A. Cochran will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Greenacres Memorial Park, with the Rev. Arlen Benson officiating. Cochran, 72, of Tonasket, Wash., died Saturday at a Tonasket hospital. Born Aug 4, 1917, he grew up in Bellingham, graduating from high school in 1935. As a young man, he rode the rails to the Okanogan Valley and worked in the fruit fields. Mr. Cochran operated a hot dog stand to put himself through Western Washington University. A World War II Army veteran, the restaurant business later became his major occupation, primarily in the Los Angeles area, where he managed the famous Brown Derby restaurant. He married Bernice Davis in 1948. They separated in the 60s. Mr. Cochran moved to Tonasket in 1978 to be near family and worked as a painting contractor until his retirement. Survivors include a son, Jim Cochran Jr. of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; three daughters, Dr. Sharon Cochran Jensen of Seattle and Carleen Cochran and Joy Keeling, both of Tonasket; a sister, Dorris Miller of Ferndale; a granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bergh Funeral Service is handling arrangements in Oroville, Wash. Arrangements in Ferndale are by Greenacres Funeral Home.
COCHRAN, Judith Lee, age 27 days, passed away at a local hospital Friday, February 27 (1948). She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Cochran; two sisters, Beverly and Shirley; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cochran, all of Bellingham, and the grandfather, Mr. Richard Gansler, of Ten Mile. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Rev. Alexander P. Aiton Tuesday, March 2, at 10:30 a. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
COCHRAN, Rita C., age 95, died July 30, 1981. Funeral services for Rita C., age 95 of 1509 E. Victor Street will be Monday, August 3, 2 pm at Garden Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Julia Brand officiating. Interment, Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Cochran passed away Thursday, July 30, 1981. She is survived by 2 sons, Albert Cochran of Tonasket; and Delbert Cochran of Seattle; 1 daughter, Mrs. Dorris I. Miller of Cornelius, Oregon; several grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Cochran, Sr.; 2 sons, Harry E. Cochran and William L. Cochran, Jr.; 2 daughters, Alice C. Pottgen and Faye Urbick. A resident of this community since 1910, she was a member of Garden Street United Methodist Church; had resided at Lincoln Square for several years where she enjoyed many friends. The family suggests memorials to the Garden Street Methodist Missionary Society. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles, John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Directors.
COCHRAN, William Lowden, age 47 of Route 3, Ferndale, passed away in a Bellingham hospital Sunday, July 16, (1961) following an extended illness. Mr. Cochran was a member of Garden Street Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, also 2 sons, William Lee and Robert Dewain, both of Ferndale; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cochran, Bellingham; three brothers, Harry of Bellingham, James and Lester, both of Seattle; 3 sisters, Mrs. Faye Urbick of Everett, Mrs. Alice Pottgen of Seattle, Mrs. Doris Miller of Portland. Numerous other relatives including Mr. and Mrs. Lee Unick of Ferndale. Funeral services will be conducted in the Moles’ Monroe Chapel, Chapel (sic), Tuesday, July 18th, at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev Donald Swerdfeger officiating. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
COCHRAN, William Lowden, age 81, 2611 Franklin Street, passed away in a local hospital, Monday, Nov. 26 (1962). Mr. Cochran had been a 52-year resident of this community, and prior to his retirement was a physical education instructor for Bellingham School District No. 501 for many years; was an instructor at the YMCA; a member of Garden Street Methodist Church, and a life member of the Mt. Baker Ski Club. Survivors are his widow, Rita, at home; three sons, Harry, city, Delbert and Albert of Seattle; three daughters, Mrs. Fay Urbick, Everett, Mrs. Alice Potgen, Seattle, Mrs. Doris I. Miller, Portland; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rietta Pieffer, Pasadena, Cal.; one brother, Sam Cochran, New Kensington, Penn. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Don Swerdfeger, Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
COCHRANE, Mildred L., age 73, of 2100 Electric, passed away Wed. Oct. 5 (1983). [Born in Topeka, Kan., May 22, 1910, she attended Washburn University there]. Mrs. Cochrane had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 9 years, was a member of the Congregational Church, 50 year member of Kappa Alfa Theta Soriety (sic) of Washburn, University, Topeka, Kansas, volunteer worker for St. Joseph Hospital. She leaves to survive 2 sons, Carlos J. "Corky" Cochrane & Tom Cochrane both of this city; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Martha Swenson of Chicago and a brother Robert E. Lee of Denver. Services will be held Fri. Oct. 7 at 10:30 A.M. from the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home. Followed by graveside services Sat. Oct. 8 at 3 P.M. at the Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.
COCHRANE, Robert, age 72 who resided at 8250 Quinalt St., Birch Bay Village, passed away at his residence Mon. Aug 16 (1982). [He was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Quebec.] He was a retired machine shop owner. [Survivors include his wife, Irene, two sons and three sisters.] Cremation. Memorial services will be held Mon. Aug. 23, 1982 at 3 p.m. with Officers from the Kulshan Lodge 186 & Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44 F&AM officiating at the Jerns McKinney Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.
COCHRANE, Thomas L., 48, 1616 Bayon Road, died at home after a long illness Monday, Sept. 14, 1992. A private service will be held at Bayview Cemetery. He was born March 15, 1944, at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., and had been a Bellingham resident since 1974. The owner of Northwest Fur Shop, he was active in retail clothing sales. Mr. Cochrane was a former member of Bellingham Central Lions Club and an avid fisherman. Survivors include brother Carlos J. Cochrane of Bellingham; and daughters Carla Cochrane of San Francisco, and Leeann Cochrane and Lindsey Cochrane of Juneau, Alaska. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
COCKBURN, Kimberly Ann, age 20 of Seattle, passed away Saturday April 10 (1976). Surviving parents, Dr. & Mrs. Lynn Kockburn, brother Jeffrey, Seattle, grandparents, Charles G. Kockburn, Lake Stevens, Mr. & Mrs. A.P. Summy, Seattle. Local arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
COCKERILL, Fred A., age 70 years, 2617 West Maplewood, passed away at his home, Thursday, June 24, (1948), after a brief illness. Mr. Cockerill had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty-six years and was an employee of Puget Sound Power & Light for 43 years previous to his retirement two years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Ohio, Bellingham I. O. O. F. Rising Star Lodge No. 79, and of the Washington Club. Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Marie Cockerill; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Black, Teanack, N. J. and one son, Fred Cockerill Jr., San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nina Porter, Greenfield, Ohio, and one brother, Mr. Herbert D. Cockerill, in Ohio. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Wednesday, June 30, at 1 p. m., Rev. Ray S. Wagoner officiating, followed by ritualistic services of the I. O. O. F. lodge. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
CODINO, G. A., 77, of 1501 Samish Way, died Monday January 23, 1984. Graveside service for G. A. Codino age 77, of 1501 Samish Way, will be Thursday Jan. 26 at 11 A.M. at Bay View Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Poulson, First Baptist Church of Ferndale officiating. Interment Bay View Cemetery. Mr. Codino passed away Mon. Jan. 23, 1984. He is survived by 3 sisters Elena Morina of Italy, Dalma Nau of city, Delia Butler of San Jose, Calif.; 2 nephews; 2 grandnieces and 4 grandnephews, numerous cousins. Mr. Codino [was born Feb. 16, 1906, in Italy,] moved to Washington State in 1912, was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and has been a resident of Bellingham for the past 12 years. Jones Funeral Home. Bob Moles Jr. & Sr., John C. Eagon, Paul V. Spinelli, Michael S. Weber, Directors.
CODMAN, George M., 90, of Lynnwood, WA., formerly of Seattle and Bellingham, passed away on Oct. 17, 1994 in Edmonds. He was born Dec. 31, 1903 in Dungeness, WA., living in Bellingham for many years where he was a member of Fairhaven Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM for 56 years. George also served in the Merchant Marines as a Chief Diesel Engineer for many years. He is survived by his wife Genevieve of Lynnwood; daughter, Margie & her husband Guy Douglas Lofstrom & granddaughter Karin Lofstrom, all of Edmonds; grandson, Guy Lofstrom and his wife Kerry & a greatgranddaughter, Lindsey Lofstrom, all of Seattle. No services at his request with arrangements by Beck’s Funeral Home of Edmonds. Memorials are suggested to Childrens Hospital & Medical Center of Seattle.
COE, Forrest L., age 78, of Ferndale, passed away Monday, August 16, 1993. He was born June 11, 1915 in Havre, Montana, to Fred L. & Byrde Mark Coe. Early in life he moved to Canada and then returned to Montana in 1933. He married Mildred Bickford on August 6, 1938, in Havre, MT. Mr. Cole joined the CCC’s, and worked as a truck driver and heavy duty mechanic. During WWII he worked as a high rigger at the Oregon Shipyards. He retired from Intalco in June of 1980, and loved fishing and clamming. Mr. Coe was a devoted and loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Mildred of the family home; son, Bob & wife Linda of Eureka, CA; daughter, Judy & husband Tony Burrows of Olympia; brothers, Harold Coe of Armstrong, B.C., & Bob Coe of Wembley, Alberta; sister Lois Metltuck of Grand Prairie, Alberta; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, Richard Coe; his parents; and sisters Melva Hogg and Marjorie Edgerton; and grandson David Coe. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 20, 1993, 10:00 AM, at Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Alan shore officiating. Final resting place Lynden Cemetery. Memorials to be sent to Hospice of Whatcom County, 600 E. Birchwood Ave., #101, Bellingham, WA 98225 Greenacres Funeral Home and Crematorium
COE, John Edward, 1300 37th St., age 58, passed away Thursday, May 23 (1974). A 15 year resident Mr. Coe was a retired laborer. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; 3 sons, Edward L., Frank A., both of this city, Warren P., Kellog,(sic) Idaho; 2 daughters, Miss Crystal Coe, City, Mrs. Lavonne Allen, Seattle; 2 brothers, Carl of Kellog(sic), Idaho, Harvey of Pinehurst, Idaho; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Anderson, Post Falls, Idaho; 10 grandchildren. Services will be conducted by Rev. Lawrence Guderian, Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment Bay View Cemetery.
COE, Melvin B., of 8387 Custer School Rd., Custer, age 65, passed away Tuesday, October 29 (1985) in Ferndale [of a heart attack]. He was born in Alberta, Canada on August 14, 1920 and was raised in Omak, WA. He had been a Blaine-Custer resident since 1968 and had been [a millwright] employed at Intalco since that time. Prior to that he had lived in Benton City. He was a member of the VFW Kulshan Post No. 154 Ferndale. He was also a member of the Carpenters & Joiners local No. 756, and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Paula; sons, Christopher Hyder of Custer, William Coe of Custer, Bob Coe of Montana; daughters, Marjorie Coe of Wenatchee, Shelley Hyder of Seattle, Velda Marsha and husband, Gary of Mt. Vernon, Marlene Hoffmann and husband, Holger of Delta, B.C., Darlene David and husband, Sidney of Surrey, B.C.; a brother, Dan Coe of Tonasket; a sister, Della Miller of Horsefly Lake, B.C,; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, November 1 at 1 p.m. at Moles Funeral Home, with Rev. Homar Todd officiating. Burial will be a (sic) Omak Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 2816 Azalea Place, Bellingham, WA 98225
COFFELL, Helen Briggs, age 53, passed away at the family home, 2330 Park Street, Sunday, Feb. 19, (1950). Mrs. Coffell had resided in this community for the past 25 years and was a well-known caterer with the Snider House. Deceased had attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church and was a member of Culinary and Beverage Workers Union, and leaves to survive her husband, James A. at home; two daughters, Miss Phyllis Jean, also at home, and Mrs. D. J. Kink, of Bellingham; one foster-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Loveall, and one son, Wilbert, of Bellingham; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Guy and Floyd Hawes, of Bellingham, Albert Hawes of Belleville, Ill., George Hawes of Edwardsville, Ill., and Marion Hawes of O'Fallon, Ill. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Everett Montgomery Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 11 a. m. Final resting place, Bay View.
COFFELL, James A., age 79, of 1124 15th Street, passed away at a local hospital, Friday, June 17 (1955), following an extended illness. Mr. Coffell had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 31 years, was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart and was a retired blacksmith. H ise (sic) survived by one son, Wilbur Coffell of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Dick Kink, Miss Phylis Coffell and Mrs. Zeluis Loveall, all of this city, Mrs. Bertha Dennis of DuQuoine, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rosary will be said Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home; Requiem High Mass will be sung Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. within the Church of the Sacred Heart, pastor celebrant. Interment Bayview.
COFFELL, W.J. "Bud", 73, a former Bellingham resident most recently living in North Bend, died Thursday (June 18, 1987) after a brief illness. He was born May 21, 1914 in Shiloh, Ill., and was raised in Bellingham. He lived in Bellingham until 1970. Mr. Coffell married Marguerite Olson on Jan. 18, 1933 in Mount Vernon. He worked as a commercial fisherman, dairy farmer and log truck driver while living in Bellingham. In 1970, he purchased his own log truck and moved to the Snoqualmie Valley, where he drove his truck until his death. Mr. Coffell was a member of the Log Truck Drivers Association. Survivors include his wife of the family home; two sons, Don of Everett and Robert of Concrete; three daughters, Joanne Lennon of Kent, Lyn Renfro of Marysville and Kathleen Anders of Ashville, N. C.; one sister, Phyllis Coffell of Seattle; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Snoqualmie Valley Funeral Chapel, 12021 Boalch Ave., North Bend. Cremation is by the Snoqualmie Valley Funeral Home.
COFFELT, Alfred, age 99, passed away Saturday, March 28, 1981 in Friday Harbor. He is survived by his wife Florence Coffelt at Olga; 1 daugher (sic), Velma Johnson of Olga; 2 sons, Alfred J. Cofflet(sic) of Seattle; & Clarence D. Coffelt of Edmonds. Services at Orcas Island Community Church, Wednesday, April 1 at 11 am with burial at Olga-Doe Bay Cemetery.
COFFELT, Charles E., age 89 of 2422 Kulshan, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24 (1976). A lifetime resident of Lopez Island he was a retired ticket agent for the Washington State Ferry Systems and had made his home in Bellingham for the past 14 years. Surviving are 2 sons, Lawrence of Lopez Island and Arthur of Burlington; a daughter, Irma Krause of Hermiston, Oregon and a stepdaughter, Lillian Ramsey Engle of Bellingham, also 9 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in Veroske's Bellingham Chapel, Mon., March 1 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Hendrickson officiating. Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
COFFELT, Enoch J., age 72, of Ferndale, passed away Friday, May 23, (1958), in a local hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Coffelt had been a resident of the Ferndale community the past 45 years and was a member of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Grange. Surviving relatives include his wife, Martha E.; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Parker, Mrs. Pearl Gitts, both of Ferndale; Mrs. Laura Parker of Toppenish; Mrs. Aletha Bring of Bellingham; two step-daughters, Mrs. Bernice Kindy and Mrs. Dorothy Mockabee, both of Los Angeles; one son, Floyd of Ferndale; five sisters, Mrs. Martha Thompson of Fremont, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Follis of Newberg, Ore.; Mrs. Olive Summers of Tonasket; Mrs. Elsie Kendall of Kirkland, Mrs. Viola Simpson of Laurier; two brothers, Wyatt of Custer, Chester of Anacortes; numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be held in the Monroe Funeral Chapel Thursday, May 27, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Funkhauser officiating, assisted by Rev. W. R. Grout. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
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COFFELT, Helen S., age 52 years, who resided at Eastsound, Orcas Island, passed away in this city on Tuesday, March 5, (1957), following a lingering illness. Mrs. Coffelt resided on Orcas Island her entire lifetime and was a member of the Community Church of Eastsound and also an active member of the Orcas Island Grange. She leaves to survive, four sons, Robert J. Coffelt, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Amos Edgar, of Pullman, Washington; Vern, of Eastsound and Russell D. of Seattle. Also one granddaughter, Carol Coffelt of California. Funeral services will be held in the Community Church of Eastsound, with Rev. Wm. Allen officiating on Friday, March 8, at 1:00 p. m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery on Orcas Island under the direction of the Bingham and Jerns Funeral Home.
COFFELT, Jasper, age 91 years, of Bellingham, passed away at Kirkland, Friday, March 5 (1948) following a lingering illness. Mr. Coffelt had been a resident of Lopez Island since 1876, moving to Bellingham 12 yeyrs (sic) ago. He is survived by four sons, Wyatt, of Bellingham, Jesse, of Lopez Island, Chester, of Anacortes, Enoch, of Ferndale; five daughters, Mrs. Viola Simpson and Mrs. Elsie Kendall, both of Kirkland, Mrs. Mary Follett, of Newburg, Ore., Mrs. Frank Thompson, of Niles, Calif., and Mrs. Walter Summers, of Tonasket, Wash. The body is resting at the Monroe Funeral Home in Ferndale and funeral services will be conducted from the Central Church on Lopez Island, Monday, March 8, at 2 p. m. burial will follow in the Island cemetery.
COFFELT, Nina, age 63 years, of Ferndale, passed away at a Bellingham hospital Saturday, Oct. 30, (1954), following an extended illness. She had been a resident of the Ferndale community for the past 40 years and was a member of the First Christian Church and the Gulf Grange No. 241. Mrs. Coffelt is survived by her husband, Enoch J. Coffelt; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Parker, of Ferndale, Mrs. Laura Parker of Lynden, Mrs. Pearl Gitts of Ferndale, Mrs. Aletha Bring of Bellingham; one son, Floyd of Ferndale; two brothers, Elmer Gawley of Ferndale, and Clifford Gawley of Renton; four sisters, Mrs. Emily Harland of Ferndale, Mrs. Sadie Coffelt of Lopez Island, Mrs. Ella Youngs of Sequim, Mrs. Martha Hunt of Bell Gardens, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Monroe Funeral Chapel at Ferndale, Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 1:30 p. m. with the Rev. Ralph Funkhouser officiating. Interment, Greenacres Memorial Park.
COFFIN, George M., age 76 years, 1860 Lakeside, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, June 8, (1948), after a lingering illness. Mr. Coffin had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty years and had been employed by the Larson Mill as timekeeper previous to his retirement two years ago. Surviving relatives include three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Inman, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Lee Hart and Mrs. Leroy Calhoun, both of Sherman, New York; one cousin, in Bellingham, Mrs. Helen Mathes; a nephew, George Allen, in Bremerton; also numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home, Saturday, June 12, at 2 p. m., with Rev. James Martyn Wilson officiating. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.
COFFMAN, Dixie B., age 68, of 115 E. North Street, passed away in a local hospital, Wednesday, October 26 (1949). Mrs. Coffman had resided in this community for the past 43 years and was a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Miss Melba L. Coffman at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clinton Fraser, of Edcouch, Texas, and Mrs. Donia Hall, of Portia, Texas. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where private services will be conducted by the Rev. John E. Parrott, Saturday, October 29, at 1:30 p. m. Interment in Bay View Cemetery.
COFFMAN, James H., 67, 8371 Sea Breeze Ct., passed away March 18, 1992 at his home. He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Venice, Calif., to William and Lydia Coffman. He was a self-employed businessman who moved to Whatcom County in 1989. Survivors include his wife Marie Robertson Coffman of the family home; his son Jim Beyers of California; daughters Sharon Beyers and Shelly Guyers, both of California; and one grandchild. Arrangements are by Jerns-LeVeck Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.
COFFMAN, Mabel Maurine, 93, 2611 Hampton Place, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 1984) in Seattle. Graveside services . . . will be Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1 PM in Bayview Cemetery, with Rev. Russell Hendrickson, First Baptist Church officiating. . . . She is survived by cousins Louise I. & husband Kenneth E. Bower of Hat Island Wa., Wilma L. Gilliland of Everett, Mildred Helpingstine of Mead Wa. & Catherine Headington of Oklahoma City, OK; Robert H. Meyer & Philip L. Meyer, both of Riveria, AZ. A member of First Baptist Church of Bellingham, she started her teaching career at the Belfast School in 1909; retired from Bellingham School District in 1954. The family suggests memorials to the Bellingham First Baptist Church or Judson Park Retirement Residence, 23600 Marine View Drive, S., Seattle 98101. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
COFFMAN, Maxine, 69, of Bellingham, died March 21, 1990. A memorial service for Maxine Coffman, 69, of Bellingham will be at 11 a.m. Friday June 22 at the Eagles Hall in Burlington. Mrs. Coffman died on March 21 while residing at her winter home in Quartsite (sic), Ariz. She had lived in Bellingham for the last 24 years. Mrs. Coffman worked with her husband for many years at Budget Sewing Center until they retired. Mrs. Coffman was a member of the Eagles Auxilary (sic) for 32 years and was past president. She was also active in the Mount Baker Rock Club for 20 years. Survivors include her husband Robert Coffman, of the family home; daughters Donna Simonds of Maryland, Vera Garrison and Betty Johnson of Bellingham, and Bonnie Weeda of Ferndale; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven brothers and two sisters who live in Wenatchee and Oregon. Memorials may be made to the Skagit Valley Eagles, Cancer Fund, 119 N. Cherry St., Burlington, WA 98233.
COFFMAN, Melba, age 55, of 800 Indian St., passed away in a local hospital, Tuesday, July 24 (1962). A life resident of Bellingham, Miss Coffman was a teacher having taught in Columbia School from 1929 to 1947 and at Whatcom Jr. High from 1947 to 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the 20th Century Club. Survivors are four aunts, Miss Mabel M. Coffman of Bellingham, Mrs. Myrtle Isherwood of Seattle, Mrs. Ethel Smith of Mead, Wash., and Mrs. Fronia Fraser of Edcouch, Texas. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Mr. Gary Schaub, Friday, July 27, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
CODGILL, Bob F., 58, 916 Virginia St., died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 1982). He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Wyoming. He had been a local resident for 12 years and was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302. He is survived by his wife Rosella; [2 daughters, Patti Cogdill of City and Mrs. Barbara Silver of San Diego, Calif.; 2 step-sons, Phillip Haun and Michael Haun, both of Oak Harbor; 4 grandchildren and 1 sister, Mrs. Ralph Cline of Casper, Wyoming.] Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home, the Rev. R.L. Christensen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bellingham paramedic unit.
COGELOW, Mrs. Elizabeth, age 72, of Route 2, Everson, passed away at her home Tuesday, November 7 (1950), following a short illness. Mrs. Cogelow had been a resident of the Everson district since 1932, Surviving relatives include her husband, George, at home; and two brothers, Adolph, of Seattle, and Oscar, of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted within the Chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas Monday, November 13, at 1 p. m., with the Rev. George Gunderson of Ferndale officiating. Interment in Hopewell Cemetery.
COGHLAN, Robert B., 57, of 8 Cascade Place, died Dec. 4, 1991, at his home. He was born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, to Alfred and Kathleen Coghlan. He was employed over the years by several manufacturers as a field representative. An avid reader, his hobby was book collecting. Survivors include his brothers, Donald Coghlan of Point Roberts, and Lorne Coghlan of Warren, Mich.; and his sister, Joan Uvanile of Nanaimo, B.C. At the family's request, a memorial service will be held at a later date in Canada. Cremation and local arrangements were by Westford Funeral Home.
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COGLE, George W., age 43, of Issaquah, passed away March 12, 1987. Services will be held in Bellevue, WA. Local arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
COGLIANESE, Beatrice D., of Everson, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. She was 65. A lifetime Whatcom County resident, she was born January 27, 1942 in Bellingham to Jess and Phyllis (Nordrum) Warner and graduated from Nooksack Valley High School in 1960. On Jan. 23, 1964, she married George Coglianese in Everson. Beatrice pursued her interest in nursing at Bellingham Technical College where she became an LPN. Geriatrics was her focus while employed at Christian Health Care Center. Her love for horses was evidenced by her membership and activities with the Nooksack Valley Riders Club and the Sheriff's Posse. A favorite hobby was doing hand-tooled leather work. Preceded in death by infant daughter, Candy Lee in 1968; brother, Richard "Rick" Warner; father, Jess Warner; she is survived by her loving husband, George, of 43 years; children, Clayton Coglianese of Idaho; Richard Coglianese of Everson and Michelle (Rocco) Fremolaro of Everson; mother, Phyllis Warner of Everson; and nine grandchildren.
COGSWELL, Camille A., age 44, a resident of Mount Vernon, WA., passed away Saturday Dec. 7 (1991) at Skagit Valley Hospital and Health Care center. She was born on July 18, 1947 in Seattle, WA., the daughter of Jerome and Mary Maiwold Wagner. She was raised and educated in Mercer Island, and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Psychology. She married Gary Cogswell on Aug. 24, 1984 in Mount Vernon. She has been a resident of Mount Vernon for 8 years. Camille was a very outgoing, energetic, creative and compassionate person. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and was very artistic in her cooking and craftwork. She was always doing for others and had a very special place in her heart when it came to children. She leaves many special friends and children which include her husband, Gary Cogswell of Mount Vernon; 2 daughters, Sarah and Polly Johnson of Seattle, WA; her father, Jerome Wagner of Camano Island, WA; 2 sisters, Pam Workman of Portland, OR., and Celine Johnson of Seattle; 1 brother, Tice Wagner of Maple Valley, WA; 2 nieces, Elisa and Julie Workman and 2 nephews, Brent Workman and David Johnson. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1986. Cremation was held at the Mount Vernon crematory under the direction of the Kern Funeral Home. A private family service will be held on Thursday Dec. 12, 11:00 A.M. at the Kern Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Hayhurst from Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. A public gathering for family and friends will follow from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM at the Town and Country Inn, 2009 Riverside Dr., Mount Vernon in the San Juan room, with casual dress desired. If desired, memorials are suggested to the Camille A. Cogswell, D.N.A. Research memorial fund, c/o Public Employees Credit Union, 609 So. Gates St., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273.
COHAGAN, Charles W., age 67, 1389 Pacific Highway, passed away at home on Monday, September 17 (1962). Mr. Cohagan had resided in this community for the past fifteen years, and was a retired carpenter. Survivors are two brothers, Merle and Harry in Missouri; four sisters, Mrs. Bess Conners, Minnesota.; Mrs. Huba Watson, Mt. Sterling, Iowa; Mrs. Agnes McCoy, Alexandria, Mo.; Mrs. Lulu Burke, Kahoka, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Lucille Olson of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Paul D. Cantelon on Friday, September 21 at 3 p.m.
COHAGAN, Lena E., age 59, of 1603 Bakerview Road, passed away at the family home Tuesday, December 16, (1952). Mrs. Cohagan had resided in this community for the past seven years, and was a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church. Surviving relative include the husband, Charles W. Cohagan, at the family home, and a brother, Lewis R. Eagon, of Walla Walla, Wash. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. David S. Land, Thursday, December 18, at 10:30 a. m. The remains will be forwarded to Cookerly & Groseclose in Walla Walla, where additional services will be conducted Friday, December 19, at 2 p. m., with interment in the Walla Walla Cemetery.
COHEN, Catherine, age 66, of 202 N. 34th St., Bellingham, passed away in Bellingham Thurs., May 28th (1987). She was born in Bellingham Sept. 16, 1920 and had been a lifetime resident and a member of the Unity Church. She leaves to survive her son, Howard M. (Monty) Henderson of Bellingham; daughter, Helen Myers of Everett; brother, Paul A. Montgomery of Bellingham; sister, Evelyn Wellman of Orcas Island & Dorothy Trottier of bellingham; 4 grandchildren; 5 greatgrandchildren. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements by Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel.
COHEN, Mollie G., age 90 who resided at 2100 Electric Avenue, passed away in a local hospital Friday, March 12, 1982. She had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 5 years and leaves to survive 1 granddaughter, Paulette Jansen and husband Albert of Bellingham; 1 grandson, Henry Grimm of Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 15 at 2 pm in the Veroske, Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.
COHEN, Paul, age 61, who resided at 2401 Washington St. Apt. 6, Ferndale, passed away Monday, August 1, 1983, at his home. He had been a Ferndale resident since 1968 and lived in Deadwood, South Dakota prior to that and from there entered the United States Navy [during World War II]. He is survived by his wife, Willa T. Cohen; 1 daughter, Deborah Lee Bovey of Everett; 1 granddaughter, Kathryn Michelle Bovey. At his request, no services. Cremation at Greenacres Crematory. Arrangements under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or American Diabetes Association.
COHL, Harry, age 80, who resided at 1817 Knox Ave., passed away Thursday, May 4, (1961), following an extended illness. Mr. Cohl had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 15 years and was a member of the Beth Israel Synagogue, also a longtime member of F&AM of Everett. Mr. Cohl leaves to survive his daughter, Sarah Cohl of New York City. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 4, at 2:30 p. m. in the Chapel of the Bingham & &Jerns (sic) Funeral Home. Interment in Beth Israel Cemetery.
COHL, Jennie, 212 W. Champion St., passed away in a local hospital Monday, Feb. 21 (1955). Mrs. Cohl had resided here for the past 10 years and had attended the Beth Israel congregation. She is survived by her husband, Harry Cohl, of this city, and one daughter, Miss Sarah Cohl of Seattle. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p. m. by the Rev. F. S. Gartner from the chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. Interment Bay View.
COIE, Julia Stewart, Mrs., age 63 of 2722 Eldridge Ave., passed away at a local hospital Saturday, Oct. 15 (1955), following an extended illness. Mrs. Coie had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 6 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, 20th Century Club, Y.W.C.A., Birchwood Garden Club and organized the Sunset Club and the Leisure Time Club. She is survived by her husband, John S. Coie. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick, pastor, officiating. Interment Greenacres.
COIE, John, Dr., age 76 years, of 2722 Eldridge Ave., passed away in a local hospital Thursday, Feb. 16, (1956), following a short illness. Dr. Coie was a retired professor from Washington State College, and had resided in Bellingham for the past six years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Birchwood Garden Club, the Twentieth Century Club and the Leisure Time Club. He is survived by one son, J. Paul Coie, of Seattle; two daughters, Dorothy Welbon of Seattle; Mrs. Elise Coliat of Hollywood, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Mae Stephenson of Clearfield, Iowa. Funeral services will be conducted within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home, Monday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p. m., with the Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick, pastor, officiating. Interment Greenacres.
COIEN, Anna, of 2726 Alderwood Ave., died Thurs. Feb. 19, 1981. A resident of this community for the past 53 years, [she was born in Norway], she was a member of the Central Lutheran Church and is survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Jenny Jorgensen and May Jorgensen both of Bellingham; numerous nieces & nephews. Graveside service Tues. Feb. 24, 1 p.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
COIEN, John P. John P. Coine (sic), age 61, of 2931 Victor Street, passed away in Rochester, Minn., February 8 (1951). Mr. Coien had resided in this community for the past 18 years and had attended the Central Lutheran Church and was a member of the Machinists Union and Sons of Norway. Surviving relatives are his widow, Anna, at home; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Forbeck; three brothers, Peter and Aler Coien and Louis Peterson, all of Seattle, and mother; three brothers and two sisters, all in Norway. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. O. A. Jacobson Wednesday, February 14, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.
COLACURCIO, Nicole Faith, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Colacurcio, of 3287 H St. Rd. Blaine, passed away Fri. Sept. 16, (1983). Family graveside services were held Mon. Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Bay View Cemetery. Arrangements by the Westford Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held Thurs. Sept. 22 at 2 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Lakewood in Tacoma. John Sr. & Jack Westford, Jack Frazier, Funeral Directors.
COLBERT, Walter, age 65, of 3108 Northwest Avenue, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 20 (1951). Mr. Colbert was a retired carpenter and had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 10 years. He was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union Local No. 756. Surviving relatives include two sisters, Mary Colbert of Forboro, Mass., and a sister in Redwood City, Calif.; a niece, Mrs. Florence Roderick, in Bellerica, Mass. Services will be conducted within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home Thursday, January 25, at 10 a. m. with the Rev. Everett O. Williams, pastor of the Birchwood Presbyterian Church officiating. [Casketbearers have been announced as Calvin Weiler, Floyd Gilbert, Fred Christie, E. A. Hall, Charles Rogers and W. H. Gesse.] Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.
COLBURN, Susan Reid, age 90, formerly of 2732 W. Maplewood, passed away in Bellingham at a local nursing home Tues., July 15, 1987. Born July 16, 1896 in Vancouver, B. C., she has been a resident of B'ham for the last 15 years. She was member of the Assumption Catholic Church, American Legion Auxilary (sic), the Third Order of St. Francis & she loved reading & watercoloring. She leaves to survive, her daughter, Alice Kathleen Cutchin of CA; sisters, Alice M. England of Vancouver, B.C. & Kathleen M. Playfair of Richmond, BC.; 2 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 17, 10 am at the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Steve Sallif officiating. Visitation will be 9am-7pm today. Interment will be at Rock Creek Parish Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Under the direction of Jerns & Leveck Funeral Chapel.
COLBY, Althea C., age 88 of 5494 Northwest Dr., Bellingham, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 1984. Althea was the last of 9 children of Charles and Eva Denison. [She was born Aug. 26, 1895, in Spokane Bridge]. Her greatgrandfather, General Joseph Lane, was the first governor of the Oregon Territory. She had lived in Spokane County for 27 years, King County for 20 years, Skagit County for 17 years and Whatcom County for the last 2 years. Survivors include her daughter, Arline and her husband Roger Allen of Bellingham; sisters-in-law, Jennie Halversen of Seattle, Gladys Wellington of Spokane, Clara Denison of Fruitland, WA., Vesa Denison of Andenvoir, WA.; a nephew, Dave Wellington of Liberty Lake, WA.; numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Oscar Lee Monday, February 13, 1:00 P.M. in Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Moles Funeral Home.
COLBY, Charles H., age 81 years, passed away at the family residence in Blaine, Friday, March 1 (1946). Mr. Colby had been a resident of Blaine for the past 37 years and leaves to survive, the widow, Cora May Colby; two daughters, Mrs. Nina Jones, of Roseberg, Oregon, Mrs. Marian Linderman, of Bellingham; three grandchildren, Clark Hadfield, Jerry Jones and Muriel Linderman; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Newton, Mrs. Julia Newton, both of Blaine; Mrs. Mary Beason, of Bryn Mawr, Wash., Mrs. Elmira Yarrington, of Humansville, Mo., Mrs. Susan Englehart, of Houston, Minn., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from the McKinney Funeral Chapel in Blaine, Monday, March 4, at 2 p. m. Interment in Enterprise Cemetery.
COLBY, Charles Steven, age 29, died Jan. 29, 1903. Survived by his wife; dau Alice; bro Lynn of Maple Falls, Wa; his parents of Adamsville, Mi.; bro. Roy in Adamsville, bro Otto in Ca.; sis Mrs. Charles A. Adams of Port Huron, Mi.
COLBY, Cora M., age 72 of 2339 Iron St. passed away at a local hospital Friday, July 1, (1955), following a lingering illness. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nina Jones of Roseburg, Ore., and Mrs. Marion Knowles of Rt. 3, Bellingham; two grandsons, Clark Hadfield and Jerry Jones, one granddaughter, Mrs. Aloys Ebe of Custer; four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 5 at 2 p.m. from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine with the Rev. Clarence Lund officiating. Interment Enterprise Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Bert Bice, Frank Fosberg, Al Fosberg, Grant Newton, John Newton and Earl Sheedy.
COLBY, Mary Winchell, age 96, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 1991, at Bellingham Care Center. She was born in Greene, Ohio May 4, 1895, the youngest child of Charles and Elizabeth Winchell, having two older brothers, George and Phillip Winchell which have both preceded her in death. She was married to Merritt Howard Colby on September 7, 1920. He passed away in 1939. She came to Whatcom County from Ohio in 1903 with her family and lived in the County as well as Bellingham. In her early years she worked at the Leader Dept. Store and also as a milliner for Wahl's Dept. Store. She later spent twenty years in the cafeteria of Whatcom Jr. High School as their pastry cook. Mary was an active member of the First Christian Church in Bellingham and for many years sang in their church choir. She was a past matron of Sehome Chapter of Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters; Frances and husband Clint Forhan, Mary Lou and husband Joe Orluske of Bellingham, and Charlene and husband Bernie Dorcy of Shelton; 9 grandchildren, Mary Jo Oltmann, Polly George, Doug and Craig Forhan of Bellingham, Marcia Roberts of Nassau, Bahamas, Barbara Herrick and Kevin Dorcy of Shelton, Lane Dorcy of Olympia and Bruce Dorcy of Port Angeles and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church, 495 E. Bakerview Rd., Bellingham, Saturday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Talley officiating. Private family graveside service at Bayview Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Fund for Living Ministry c/o First Christian Church, Bellingham. Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
COLE, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cole of 3327 Northwest Ave., passed away in a local hospital Sunday, April 10 (1955). Besides the parents, he is survived by three brothers: Jackie, George and Craig, all at home; grandparents: George H. Cole of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur R. Stout of Arlington, Wash. Private services were conducted from the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth by Dr. W. Carl Calhoun Monday, April 11, at 10 a. m. followed by cremation.
COLE, Alta A., age 54, passed away in the Bremerton Memorial Hospital, Sunday, May 21, (1950). Miss Cole had been a teacher in that city for many years, and had spent her summers in Bellingham. Deceased was a member of the Garden St. Methodist Church; was a graduate of the University of Washington and W. W. C. E., and was a member of the University Women's Club. Surviving relatives are three sister (sic), Mrs. Sam S. Ford and Miss S. E. Cole, both of Lake Stevens, and Mrs. Frank Seljak of Centralia, and one brother, David, of Washington, D. C. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harlan R. Stone, Wednesday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place, Bay View.
COLE, Carrie K., age 83, of 139 Cable Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, December 9 (1951). Mrs. Cole had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 68 years and was a retired operator of an old Industrial School. Surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hansen of Ellensburg, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Mr. O. G. Whipple of Bellingham; one nephew, Philip Van Wyck of Tacoma, Wash., and one niece, Mrs. Florence Fox of Oakland, Calif. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Reverends Grand Whipple and Chester R. Rutledge, Tuesday, December 11, at 3 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
COLE, Charles E., age 76 of 2930 Shepardson St. in Bellingham passed away in a local hospital Friday December 8 (1961) following an extended illness. He had been a resident of Whatcom County the past 71 years and was a member of the Eagles Lodge. Survivors include his mother, Sophia Cole, Ferndale, two sons Raymond Kirkpatrick of Lake Stephens (sic) and Lewis Cole of Virginia, Minnesota, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Hilda Jones of Seattle, two brothers Roy of Forks, Darrel on Smith Rd. and four sisters Mrs. Nona Rohrbacher of Bellingham, Mrs. Eva Ecalbarger, Ferndale, Mrs. Irene Brown of Auburn and Mrs. Ercy Wylie of Renton. Six grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in the Mole’s Monroe Chapel Tuesday, December 12 at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. Ivan R. Smith officiating. Final resting place Enterprize (sic) Cemetery.
COLE, Darrel W., age 81, of 296 W. Smith Rd., Bellingham, passed away Saturday, March 19 (1977). He had been a life time resident of Whatcom County., Mr. Cole is survived by his son, Dale in the U.S. Air Force; a daughter, Shirley Guilford of Eastsound; 2 sisters, Ercy Wylie of Juneau and Nina Rohrbacher of Bellingham; 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Enterprise Cemetery, Rev. John LeComette officiating under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund.
COLE, Daniel, died July 17, 1912 in Campbell Creek, B.C. Daniel Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. cole, was drowned in Campbell Creek, B.C., July 17th,. He was born at Park Rapids, Minn., October 26, 1892. He was the youngest of nine children, and being the only one left at home, will be sadly missed by his parents.
COLE, Donald H., age 45, of 3226 Firwood Ave., passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, April 16 (1957), following a short illness. Mr. Cole had been a lifetime resident of this community and was owner and founder of the Employers Industrial Insurance Association. He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church; the Elks Lodge BPOE No. 194; Shuksan PTA, and was active in the Boy Scouts of America. Surviving relatives include his wife Jane O. Cole; one son, Donald H. Jr.; one daughter, Sabra Jean, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Cole, Forks, Wash.; one brother, Bert L. Cole, State Land Commission, Olympia; one sister, Dorothy M. Knutson, city; his paternal grandmoher (sic), Mrs. Sophia Cole of Ferndale, and many other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 19, at 2 p. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold K. Lawrence, pastor officiating. Cremation. Remains will lie in state from 12 noon Thursday, April 18, to 12 noon Friday, April 19. Memorials may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.
COLE, Donald H. Jr., age 50, of 509 Bayside, passed away Wed. Nov. 4 (1987). Mr. Cole was a life resident of Bellingham and was vice president of WWU Financial Affairs; member of UW Alumni; University Club; Ducks Unlimited; Bellingham Yacht Club; President of St. Lukes Foundation and past member of the Board; past president YMCA and Bellingham Rotary; member of the Whatcom Museum Board; active in his fraternity Sigma Nu. Survived by his wife Blythe of the home; 2 daughters, Megan Louise and Sara Jane Cole, both of City; sister, Sabra Stratford of Vaugh, WA. Memorial services will be held Sun. Nov. 8, 3 P.M. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rabbi Michael Oblath officiating. Memorials to the Don Cole Memorial, c/o Western Foundation. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home. ["We've lost our leaders, our friends' WWU mourns deaths of three top administrators By S. Renee Mitchell P-I Reporter BELLINGHAM – A few hours before Western Washington University President Robert Ross died in a plane crash last Wednesday, he came up to David Wood, president of the school's Associated Students, embraced him in a warm bear hug and told Wood his beard wasn't full enough. The warm exchange came in Tacoma during a meeting with legislators and others before Ross flew back to Bellingham. Wood also recalled the smiling Jeanene DeLille, a university vice president, approaching him at a recent fund raiser in Everett and wordlessly straightening his tie. "We've lost our leaders," reflected Wood, at a memorial service yesterday on campus. "But more than that we've lost our friends." Ross, DeLille and Donald Cole Jr., vice president for business and financial affairs, died in the crash north of Bellingham. Also killed was charter pilot Ty Hardan, 28, a native of the Bellingham community. Hundreds of students, school administrators and faculty, community residents and state legislators swarmed into the school's gymnasium to honor the lives of the school president and two of the four vice presidents. "This university will come through," said Craig Cole, vice chairman of Western's board of trustees. "Together, these three people showed us what is possible. We hold our heads a little higher today because of their legacy. In a wavering voice he continued, "In the future when some of the hurt subsides, I'm going to be happy again and thank Bob, Jeanene and Don." Sophomore Steve Todd said he had never known the victims, but he had attended the memorial service to offer support to the grieving families. "They deserve respect from students," said Todd, a Bainbridge Island resident. Some students reacted to last week's tragedy with an unemotional numbness one feels when a distant relative dies – someone they only heard about, but never knew. "The students and a lot of the general public aren't that much affected by it," said senior Melinda Lucke from Spokane. "I just think it’s a tragedy for the school. Western is just a real tight community." With a background of somber organ music before the service, mourners gathered in clumps recounting details of the crash, remembering the last words they exchanged with the victims. Ross' widow, Betty, trembled as she listened to the memorial tributes to her husband. Dark glasses veiled her eyes, reddened by grief since Ross' funeral services held earlier yesterday morning. Ross, 59, also leaves a son Mark of Little Rock, Ark., and a daughter Robin of New Jersey. A funeral was held Sunday for Cole, 50. He is survived by his wife Blythe and daughters Megan Louise and Sara Jane. Arrangements are still pending for DeLille, 38, vice president for university advancement. She is survived by her husband, John and son, Justin Marcus. Gov. Booth Gardner offered words of encouragement to the families before presenting them with state flags. Speaking to 10-year-old Justin DeLille, Gardner briefly recalled his mother who died in a plane crash when Gardner was 13 years old. "She didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to me either," Gardner said. Ross, the university's 10th president, was credited with strengthening the school’s international academic programs and developing a bridge between the school and community businesses. Replacing Ross is Albert Froderberg.]
COLE, Edward G., age 84, of 1485 Smith Rd., passed away in a local hospital Saturday, May 6 (1961). A retired farmer, Mr. Cole had farmed in the Sumas area from 1910 to 1940 and was a resident of Whatcom County for the past 60 years. Survivors are his widow, Ruth B., at home; one son, Richard S. Cole, of San Leandro, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Lillian Jensen, of Seattle and Mrs. Mae Wemp, of Ferndale; two stepsons, Robert Anderson and Paul Anderson, both of Bellingham; 8 grandchildren; one brother, Sam, of Aberdeen, Wash.; two brothers and two sisters in North Carolina. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. Thurman Fuller Tuesday, May 9 at 2 p. m. Final resting place Greenacres Memorial Park.
COLE, Ella L., age 93, passed away at the family home, 2626 Park Drive, Sunday, November 23 (1947). Mrs. Cole had been a resident of this community for the past twenty-four years and was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Dows, Iowa, Chapter No. 357, O. E. S. Surviving relatives are two sons, George H., of Bellingham, and Frank N., of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Averill, of Bellingham, and Mrs. V. R. Hutt, of Seattle; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun, Friday, November 28, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Lynden Cemetery.
COLE, Eva Lydia, Mrs., age 84, of Blaine, passed away at the home of a daughter, Tuesday, November 1 (1949), following a lingering illness. Mrs. Cole was a pioneer of the Blaine district. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Erickson, of Ketchikan, and Mrs. Stewart Blakely, of Blaine; one son, Edward W. Cole, of Bremerton; one sister, Mrs. Tina Rickert, of Blaine; one brother, George Pierce ,of Bremerton; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, Friday, November 4, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. A. B. C. Nelson officiating. Interment in the Blaine Cemetery.
COLE, Fred F., age 71 of Route 1, Custer, passed away suddenly at his home, Monday, June 24 (1963). He had been a longtime resident of Whatcom County and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Laura, 6 sons, Raymond of Boise, Idaho; Fred R. of Sedro Woolley; Bruce and Floyd of Tacoma; Elwyn of Pasadena, Texas; Howard of Lynnwood 5 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Tangen of Seattle; Mrs. Helen Brewer and Mrs. Lauretta Odman, both of Custer; Mrs. Etta Mae Isam of Mountlake Terrace, Mrs. Norma Bass of Peshastin; 2 brothers, Harry of Tacoma; Lester of Federal way; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nellie VanWhye and Mrs. Martin Booth, both of Tacoma; also 27 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lynden Assembly of God Church Thursday, June 27 at 11 a.m. Rev. Cornelius Rientjes officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynden Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.
COLE, George H., age 76, passed away at his home 206 S. Garden St. Saturday, July 16, (1960). Mr. Cole came to Bellingham in 1901, and before his retirement a few years ago had been President of the Brown and Cole stores. He had been very active in civic affairs, and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce; Bellingham Rotary Club; a member of Lynden Lodge No. 56, F. & A. M.; was a Life Member of Lodge No. 194, B.P.O.E. Elks, and had attended the Congregational Church. Mr. Cole leaves to survive his widow, Leah E. at home; one son, Jack B. formerly of Bellingham and now living in Everett; three daughters, Mrs. Don V. Remsberg of Bellingham, Mrs. William Montfort of Blaine and Mrs. Gordon Mueller of Long Island, N.Y.; eighteen grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Victor Butt of Seattle, also nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation.
COLE, George M., aged 87 years, passed away at a local hospital, Sunday, August 8, following a lingering illness. Mr. Cole had been a resident of Bellingham for the past nine years and resided at 901 Forest Street. Surviving relatives include three sons, Raymond H., White Salmon, Wash.; David J. U. S. Air Corps; Eugene M., Husum, Wash., and one daughter, Mrs. Laura Parrott, Glenwood, Wash.; also eleven grandchildren. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home from which place removal will be made to White Salmon, Wash., where funeral services will be held and interment will be made.
(From the Bellingham Herald, August 10, 1943) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
COLE, Glenna May See WARDROBE, Greg A. died Aug. 8, 1984.
COLE, Gordon, age 61 of Burlington, died Thursday, May 9, 1985 in a Tacoma hospital. He was born November 26, 1923 in Manitoba and came to Washington in 1925. He resided for many years in Tacoma where he was a 1943 graduate of Stadium High School. He served with the U.S. Army during WW II. His marriage to Sharon L. Haws took place May 1, 1959 in Seattle. He was a retired electrical contractor and former owner of Burlington Electric. He was a member of the Mount Vernon First United Methodist Church; Burlington American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mount Vernon Elks & Moose Lodges; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 191, Everett. Surviving are his wife Sharon at home; 2 sons Warren & his wife Cheryl Cole of Mount Vernon; Garret Cole of Burlington; 1 daughter, Joni & her husband Sgt. First Class Larry Tingley of Germany; 1 granddaughter, Brandy Cole of Mount Vernon; 2 sisters, Aulda & her husband John Ragan of Tacoma; Shirley Woolery of Tacoma; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. Fraternal & military rites for Gordon Cole will be held at 3 pm Sat., May 11 at Hawthorne Lawn Memorial Park, Mount Vernon. A tribute hour will held (sic) from 4-5pm Sat. at the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge. Memorials are suggested to the VA Medical Center, American Lake, WA 98493. Arrangements by Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington.
COLE, Hazel B., age 85, passed away in a local convalescent center Wed., March 9 (1977). She had been a life time resident of Bellingham and belonged to the Rebecca Lodge & Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War & the Senior Activity Center. No services at her request. Memorials may be made to the Office of Mental Retardation, Care of Stacia Christopher, P. O. Box 1015, Bellingham. Surviving are 1 daughter, Dorothy Knutson of Bellingham; 1 son, Bert Cole of Olympia; 4 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Cremation. Arrangements by Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home.
COLE, Hazel L., age 75, resided at 296 West Smith Rd., passed away Tuesday, Oct 22 (1974). Mrs. Cole was a long time resident of Whatcom County and survived by her husband, Darrel; 1 son, Dale in the U.S. Air Force; 1 daughter, Mrs. Earl Guilford of Eastsound, Washington; 4 sisters, Mrs. Bernice Devish of Eastsound, Mrs. Holly Johnson of Anacortes, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson of Eastsound, Mrs. Denise Wall of ElCajon, California; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Moles Funeral Home, Friday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. with Rev. John LeCompte officiating. Interment Enterprise Cemetery. The family would appreciate memorials to the Cancer Society.
COLE, Herbert Sidney, age 53, of Lynden, passed away Wednesday, August 15, (1951), following a short illness. Mr. Cole was a veteran of W. W. I., member of the Wm. Lee Alexander Post of V. F. W. in Laurel, Laurel Grange, Lynden Masonic Lodge F. & A. M. No. 56, and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association. Surviving relatives include his wife, Katherine L.; one son, Herbert B.; one sister, Mrs. W. L. Washburn, of Gorham, N. H.; one brother, Frank A., of Buffalo, N. Y. Private funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 17, at 2 p. m. from the Chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden, followed by cremation. Family requests flowers be omitted.
COLE, John W., age 81, of 3021 Cedarwood Ave., passed away at a local hospital Saturday, Dec. 10 (1960). A resident of Bellingham for the past 35 years, Mr. Cole leaves to survive his widow, Mary, at home; one son, Paul L. Cole, of Oswego, Ore.; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Tack and Mrs. Carl Badgley, both of Bellingham; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Cole, of Indianapolis, Ind. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor Obed Vold Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 10:00 A. M.
COLE, Joseph Albert, age 72, of 3510 Puget Street, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, December 9 (1951). Mr. Cole had been a resident of this community for the past 27 years and was a retired barber. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Everett. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Sarah Cole at the family home; three daughters: Mrs. Hazel Seaward of San Pedro, Calif., Mrs. Evelyn Hawkings of Anacortes, and Mrs. Ruth Edlund of Renton, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Edwin Cole of Lewiston, Mont., and one sister, Mrs. Ann Ambrose of Lake Stevens, Wash. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Mr. George Weston, pastor of the Church of Christ in Everett, Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.
COLE, Jane O., age 69, of 3219 Pinewood, passed away Oct. 30, (1983). Mrs. Cole had resided in Bellingham for the past 48 years, was a member of the Aftermath Club, St. James Presbyterian Church and active in the Broadway Park Garden Club. She was very active in the Whatcom County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, which she was chairman for several years. She is survived by her son Donald H. Cole Jr. & wife Blythe; 2 granddaughters, Megan & Sarah Cole, all of Bellingham; 1 daughter, Sabra & husband Dave Stratford & 2 grandsons, Todd & Troy Stratford all of Seattle. Services will be held Thurs. Nov. 3 at 2 P. M., St. James Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Gordon Verplank officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Childrens Orthopedic. Arrangements by the Westford Funeral Home.
COLE, Laura E., age 90, of 5902 242nd S. W. Mountlake Terrace, passed away at her home Tuesday, November 4, 1982. The daughter of B. C. & Minnie Crabtree, Lynden area pioneers, Mrs. Cole was born in Lynden in July of 1892 which was prior to Washington becoming a State. She was a former Lynden & Sumas area resident and for many years had lived in Tacoma. She had been a member of the Assembly of God Church and was married to her husband Fred in Lynden in 1921. Mr. Cole died in 1963. She is survived by 5 sons, Fred of Sedro Woolley, Bruce of Ketchikan, Alaska, Elwyn in Houston, Texas, Floyd in Tacoma and Howard in Pinehurst, Texas; 5 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Tangen of Taipa, Taiwan, Mrs. Helen Brewer of Lawrance, Mrs. Etta Mae Isam of Mountlake Terrace, Mrs. Lauretta Odman of Mt. Vernon and Norma Bass of Everett; 32 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; a brother Mr. Art Crabtree and a sister Mrs. Mae Easterbrook both of Lynden; a sister-in-law Mrs. Annie Crabtree of Lynden and numerous nieces & nephews. She was also preceded by a son Raymond in October and a granddaughter, Joanne Odman in 1961. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 8 at 1pm in Word of Life Church, Lynden with Rev. Glenn Cole officiating. Burial will follow in Lynden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Snohomish County, P O Box 5559, Everett, WA 98206. Friends wishing may call at the Gillies Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday or from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday. Private family visitation will be from noon until 12:30 at Word of Life Church on Monday.
COLE, Leah E. Fountain, age 99, formerly of 100 Grover St., Lynden, passed away in Lynden on Saturday, Jan. 11 (1986). Born July 30, 1886, Mrs. Cole was a lifetime Lynden resident and was the daughter of pioneer residents Wilson and Malinda Plummer. Lynden founder Phoebe Judson served as midwife at her birth. She is survived by a son, Harrison Fountain of Tacoma; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Kennedy, and a son, Donald K. Fountain. Cremation was under the direction of Gillies Funeral Home Lynden. The ashes will be interred in Lynden Cemetery.
COLE, Leon Richard, age 81 of 2350 Douglas Road, Ferndale, passed away Thursday, January 22, 1981 at home. [He was born Aug. 29, 1899, in Columbus, Ind., and had been a county resident since 1967]; was a member of the William P. Doughterty Lodge, No. 224, F & AM, Tacoma; Scottish Rite; Shrine; and a former member of the Tacoma Barbershop Society. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude L. of Ferndale; 2 daughters, Gwen-Lee Isenhart of Ferndale; Carol-Ann Cole of Seattle; 1 sister, Carrie Olive Oberlies of Long Beach, California; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Family memorial services were conducted by Rev. Graham Hutchins Friday, January 23 at 1 pm in the United Church of Ferndale. Cremation under the direction of Moles Funeral Home.
COLE, Louis C., age 84 years, a resident of this county for the past 56 years, passed away at his home in Ferndale, Wednesday morning, Septemebr(sic) 5, (1945), after a long illness. Mr. Cole is survived by the widow, Sophia; three sons, Charles, Roy and Darrel, all of Bellingham; four daughters, Mrs. Nina Rohrbacher, of Bellingham, Mrs. Eva Ecalbarger, of Ferndale, Mrs. Irene Brown of Auburn, and Mrs. Ercy Buchanan, of Sitka, Alaska; twenty-five grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. The remains are resting at the Monroe Funeral Home in Ferndale, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 8, at 2 p. m., with Rev. W. R. Grout officiating. Interment, Enterprise Cemetery.
COLE, Margaret, age 50, of 3005 N. 25th St, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, August 22, (1991), at home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret was born on January 19, 1931 in Hettinger, N. Dakota, a daughter of the late Peter and Frances (LeFebre) Stuit. Margaet graduated from Lynden High School in 1958. Margaret is survived by a son Jeff, and 2 daughters, Kris and Karen, all of Sheboygan; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law: John (Bud) and Joyce Stuit, of Granger, WA; Ray and Nelda Stuit, and Wilbur and Gert Stuit, all of Lynden, WA; a sister and brother-in-law, Alvina and John Flikkema of Portland, OR; and a sister-in-law, Susie Reynolds of Ferndale, WA; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Ken. Funeral services for Margaret will be held at 7:30 pm Monday August 26, 1991, at the Ramm-Zielgler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Northside Chapel of Sheboygan. The Rev. Steven J. Alsum, pastor of Calvin Christian Reformed Church will officiate. Graveside services & interment Thurs. Aug. 29, 11 A.M. in Greeneacres Memorial Park, with Rev. Henry Neuman officiating. Visitation hours 9am to 9pm Wed. Aug. 28 at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. A memorial fund will be established in Maragaret’s name.
COLE, Mary (Molly) Z., age 84, 3021 Cedarwood Avenue, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, August 6 (1963). Mrs. Cole was a thirty-eight year resident of this community, where she attended the Central Lutheran and the Birchwood Presbyterian Church. Survivors are two daughtrs(sic), Mrs. Freda Badgley; City; Mrs. Reberta Tack, City; one son, Paul L. Cole, Vancouver, Wash.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Pastor Obed L. G. Vold Friday, August 9 at 10:00 A.M., followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.
COLE, Morris C., Rev., a 50-year Baptist minister, died at age 75 years. [Aug. 9, 1908].
COLE, Nellie Fay, age 67, of 2626 Park Drive, passed away at the family home Saturday, July 31 (1954). Mrs. Cole had resided in Bellingham the past 60 years and was a member of the First Congregational Church. Surviving relatives include her husband, George, at the family home; a son, Jack L. Clark of Cle Elum; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Koons of Bellingham; two grandchildren; and a brother, Claude Ransdell of Tacoma. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harolw (sic)-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Dr. W. Carl Calhoun, Tuesday, August 3, at 1:30 p.m. Final resting place Bay View.
COLE, Paul L., of 1509 Victor Street, passed away Fri., Feb. 15, 1980 [at a local nursing home] at the age of 79. He was a retired CPA in the state of OR. He leaves to survive 1 sister, Mrs. Frank Tack of Bellingham. Graveside services will be held Wed., Feb. 20 at 11:00 AM at Greenacres Memorial Park with Rev. Patrick Callahan officiating. Local arrangements by the Westford Funeral Home.
COLE, R. Claire, age 67, of 2626 Park Drive, passed away in an Everett hospital following an auto accident Friday, Dec. 5 (1952). Mrs. Cole had resided in this community for the past 45 years and had attended the First Congregational Church; was a member of the Women of Rotary, Aftermath Club, and O. E. S., and leaves to survive her husband, George H., at home; one son, Jack B., of Bellingham; three daughters, Mrs. D. V. Remsberg, of Montebello, Calif., Mrs. William Montfort, of Blaine, and Mrs. Gordon Mueller, of Seattle; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lou Olson, of Akeley, Minn.; three brothers, C. E. Bangs, of Mullen, Neb., Arthur Bangs, of Seattle, and Roy Bangs in Iowa. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Holingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. W. Carl Calhoun Tuesday, December 9, at 1:00 p. m. Cremation. Pallbearers will be: Lloyd Buchan, Henry Heitbrink, George LaCasse, Arnt Swensen, Bert Kincaid, and George Meixner.
COLE, Rachel, age 77, formerly of 365 D St., passed away, Mon., Sept. 3, 1979 in a local nursing home. She is survived by 1 son, Jack Queen of Blaine. Services will be held later this week at Burden & Son Funeral Home, Jackson, Michigan. Local arrangements by Veroske-Jerns-LeVeck Funeral Home.
COLE, Rachel Alberta, 82, of Longview, died Dec. 17 (1982) in Longview. She was born Oct. 11, 1900 in Arlington, attended the Arlington Schools and attended Bellingham Normal College. She had resided in Bellingham from 1944 until 1971. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church of Longview. She leaves a daughter, Marie Cole of Longview; a daughter & son-in-law, Margaret & William Schmeling of Vienna, Virginia; son and daughter-in-law Forest & Betsy Cole of Tacoma and son and daughter-in-law Geroge (sic) & Autumn Cole of Bellingham; 2 sisters, Marie Carver of Bellingham and Mae Wright of Everett; a brother, Roy Snoddy of Seattle; 6 grandchildren; 1 greatgrandchild. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tues. morning at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Arlington. Interment under the direction of the Weller Funeral Home will be in Arlington Cemetery.
COLE, Roy C., age 85 of 3025 Lindberg Ave., passed away Wednesday, April 9, (1975). Mr. Cole had been a lifetime resident of Whatcom County and a retired farmer. He was a member of Eagles Lodge Arie (sic) No. 31, Clam Diggers Assoc., the Old Settlers Assoc. and the First Congregational Church. He leaves to survive, his wife, Hazel Cole of the home; 1 daughter, Dorothy Knutson of city; a son, Bert Cole of Olympia; a brother, Darrell Cole of Whatcom County; 4 sisters, Nina Rohrbacker of city, Eva Ecalbarger of Ferndale, Erci Wiley of Juneau, Alaska and Irene Brown of Auburn; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. from the First Congregational Church with Rev. Elmer Erickson officiating. Cremation under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.
COLE, Ruth B. “Anderson”, age 81 of 1424 E. Maplewood, Bellingham, passed away June 16, 1984. Mrs. Cole was a former resident of the Ferndale & N. Bellingham areas, was a member of the Bethany Baptist Fellowship, the Laurel Community Golden Age Club, and had formerly worked at the Bellingham Furniture Factory and the Nor-Bell Nursing Home. [She was born Nov. 18, 1902, in Ankeney, Iowa. she was a widow.] She is survived by 2 sons, Robert R. & his wife Barbara Anderson of Bellingham; Paul L. & his wife Emma Anderson of Bellingham; 1 daughter, Mae & her husband George Wemp of Ferndale; 1 step-son Richard & his wife Blanche Cole of Stockton, California; 1 sister-in-law Lewella Martin of White Rock, BC; 7 grandsons; 1 step-granddaughter; 13 great grandchildren; many nieces & nephews. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30 pm in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 2:30 pm at the Bethany Baptist Fellowship (which meets at the 7th Day Adventist Church). Rev. Rollin Staats officiating. The family suggests memorials to the Visiting Nurses Home Care Service or Bethany Baptist Fellowship. Arrangements by Moles Funeral Home.
COLE, Sarah F., age 87, passed away at the family home, 2710 Orleans Street, Friday, June 3 (1949). Mrs. Cole had been a resident of this community for the past 10 years, and was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church. Surviving relatives are four daughters, Miss Etta Cole at home, Mrs. Sam Ford, of Gold Bar, Mrs. Frank Seljak, of Centralia, and Miss Alta Cole, of Bremerton; one son, D. M. of Washington, D. C., and three grandchildren. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Harlan R. Stone, Monday, June 6, at 1:30 p. m. Graveside services will follow Tuesday, at 1 p. m. at Rainier, Washington.
COLE, Sophia Anne, age 94, of Ferndale, passed away in a local hospital, Friday, Feb. 1 (1963), following an extended illness. Mrs. Cole had been a resident of Ferndale the past 53 years and was a member of the Leisure Time Club. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Nina Rohrbacher of Bellingham, Mrs. Eva Ecalbarger of Ferndale, Mrs. Irene Brown of Auburn and Mrs. Ercy Wylie of Renton; two sons, Roy of Bellingham and Darrel of Smith Road; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Moles Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p. m. with the Rev. A. A. Galbraith officiating. Final resting place in the family plot at Enterprise Cemetery.
COLE, Warren H., died August 15, 1904. He is buried in Bayview Cemetery.
COLE, William D., 59, died July 1, 1979. William D. Cole, called "one of the most outstanding trumpet players in the United States," died of cancer Sunday in Providence Hospital in Everett. Cole, who was 59, had been a professor of music and the director of bands at Western Washington University since 1970. He was teaching right up to the time of his death, said Dr. Albert C. Shaw, chairman of the WWU music department. "This is a great loss to our department," Shaw said. "He was one of the most outstanding trumpet players, performers and teachers in the United States." Cole, born in Norton, Kan., was educated at the University of Illinois, receiving his bachelor of science in music education in 1946. He did post-graduate work at Los Angeles City Collge (sic) in 1947 and received his master's in conducting from the University of Washington in 1956. He was director of bands at Lake Washington School District in Kirkland from 1948 to 1954 and then became director of instrumental music, band and orchestra at Stadium High School in Tacoma, serving there until 1957. He was an associate professor and director of bands at the University of Washington from 1950 to 1970, when he came to WWU. Cole, who is survived by his wife, Cathy, and four children, lived at 6723 89th Place N.E., Marysville. He was a member of the American Band Masters Association, a "very exclusive group," Shaw said. Other organizations to which Cole belonged included the Music Educators National Conference, Washington Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association and the National Band Association. He was president of the Washington Music Educators Association from 1966 to 1968. He has played under such composers and conductors as Stravinsky, Stokowski, Chavez, Villa-Lobos, Sir Thomas Beecham and Arthur Fiedler. He authored a number of articles on bands and music, and has been a guest educator and conductor for bands all over the United States, Shaw said. Cole had been in reasonably good health, Shaw said, and the hardest battle with cancer had been fought the past month or so. Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home, Seattle, is handling the arrangements.
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