DAGON, Joseph Francis Dagon, age 77, of 2833 Chautauqua, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, March 18, (1954). Mr. Dagon had resided in this community for the past 8 years and was a retired engineer for the Lehi Valley Railroad. He was a direct descendent of the settlers of Connecticut in 1635, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Brotherhood and Locomotive Firemen, and a 37 year member of the I. O. O. F. of Stewartsville, New Jersey. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Dagon; 4 daughters: Miss Harriett F. Dagon, Caroline Dagon, and Josephine M. Dagon, all at the family home, and Mrs. Elma Allen of Lessville (?) Louisiana; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 3 brothers: Vincent and John, both of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and James of Easton, Pennsylvania; a sister Mrs. Emma (?) of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, a number of nieces and nephews; and a foster son, Sgt. William H. Dagon in Guam. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by Rev. Harold E. Penhalurick, Monday, March 22, at 3:00 p.m. Final resting place, Greenacres Memorial Park.

DAHL, Aagot K. (Mrs. K. I. Dahl), age 87, of 520 Bayside Rd., passed away Tuesday, July 28, (1987) in her residence. She was a former board member of YWCA. Survived by 2 sons, Dr. Arne Dahl of Hawaii & Kjell Dahl of city; 1 daughter Myrna Dake of Foster City, CA; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother & 2 sisters in Norway. No services were conducted at her request. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Home Health Care or a favorite charity. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home.

DALBOL, Joanna Scholtz, of Bellingham died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Bellingham. She was 88. A prayer service will be held at 7 tonight at Wexliem Community Center with the Rev. Bryan Hersey officiating. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the center with the Rev. Tim Sauer officiating. The oldest female elder of Lummi Nation, Mrs. Dalbol was active in educating younger generations in tribal culture and practices. She enjoyed nature, sewing, crocheting and gardening. Mrs. Dalbol was preceded in death by her husband, John Horn Sr., and by sons John Horn Jr. and Robert Horn. Survivors include daughters Sally Jack of Bellingham and Emma Jean Tracey of Tacoma; sons Ralph Horn and Louis Horn, both of Bellingham; brother Solomon Scholtz of Bellingham; sister Lilly Ann Scholtz of Bellingham; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Arrangements by Moles Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

DAMMANN, Harris J. Dammann, age 77 years, of Route 3, Bellingham, Passed away at a local hospital, Thursday, November 30, (1944). Mr. Dammann had resided here the past twenty-one years and is survived by one brother in Ohio. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. Clarence Haugen, Saturday, December 2, at 3 p.m. Cremation.
Submitted by Merrily Lawson

DANIELS, Josiah H. Daniels, aged 75 years, passed away at a local hospital, Sunday, February 13, (1938) following a long illness. Mr. Daniels had been a resident here for the past eighteen months, making his home at 810 Baker Street. Previous to his removal here he resided at Edison, Wash., for fifty years and followed the occupation of carpenter. Surviving relatives are two sisters, Alice Dumert, Seattle, and Rose E. Stump, of this city; also a number of nieces and nephews. The remains are resting at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson, Tuesday, February 15, at 1 p.m. Cremation.
Submitted by Merrily Lawson

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DAVIDSON, Gudni, age 85, of Blaine, passed away, Jan. 10 in a Blaine rest home following a short illness. Mr. Davidson had been a resident of the Blaine community for the past 50 years. He leaves to survive his wife, Freda; two daughters, Mrs. Christine E. Olson, of Cupertino, Calif., and Mrs. Runa Lee, also one son, Steini Davidson. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 14, from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine with the Rev. A. E. Kristjansson officiating. Interment, Blaine Cemetery.

DAVIE, Grace, who was born in Custer 23 years ago, died at a Bellingham hospital Tuesday (May 16, 1933) after a month's illness. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist chapel Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. A. R. Bell, officiating. Burial will be in the Lynden cemetery. Mrs. Davie is survived by her husband, Olie DeForest Davie, Bellingham, Route 1, two children, her parents and several sisters.

DAVIS, Winnie Blanche, age 93, of 3rd St., Everson, passed away Tues., July 28, (1987). She was born Sept. 22, 1893 in Northwood, WA. Her husband Ross passed away January of 1963. She is survived by her 2 nephews, Charles Porter & John Alex; 5 nieces, Verna Walker, Bessie Iverson, Edna Blow, Mary Alice Lafreniere & Ardys Bishop. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 31, 11 am at the Lynden Cemetery with Rev. Neil Higbee officiating. Visitation will be Wed. & Thurs., 12 noon-8p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Under the direction of Jerns & Leveck Funeral Chapel.

DAWSON, Anna B., of Stockton Calif., passed away in that city Wednesday, Oct. 30, (1957) following an extended illness. Mrs. Dawson was a former resident of Bellingham and the widow of the late Dr. A.M. Dawson, a prominent physician. She was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stockton. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Dorothy Dawson, Stockton, Calif., and Martha Covington of Seattle; one niece, Mrs. Mae McGregor of this city. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul A. Langpaap officiating. Interment, Bay View, under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.

DEARBORN, Sylvia - Mrs. T. H. Dearborn died at her home in this city Tuesday morning (May 25, 1926) after an illness lasting many months. She was 69 years of age. Her malady arose from rheumatic troubles which gradually ran into paralysis. Mr. and Mrs. Dearborn came to Blaine for their health many years ago. They owned and operated the only dry goods store in Blaine for several years. It was located on the back lots now occupied by the McAneny Hardware Co. When Mr. Dearborn retired from business in 1903 he and his wife moved to their pretty home on Washington and Cherry street where they resided till the time of Mrs. Dearborn's death.

DECKER, Sunny Florence, age 76, of 444 So. State St., B'ham, passed away Tues. July 27, (1987). She was born March 24, 1911 in Texas & has been a resident of this community since 1940. She was a retired business manager for Dahl Fish Co., a member of Cornwall Park Church of God, the American Contract Bridge League for 30 years, Order of Eastern Star Maple Leaf Chapter, Bellingham Yacht Club & Order of the Aftermath. She leaves to survive, her 2 sons, Roy M. Haley of Blaine & Ray N. Haley of Ferndale; 2 daughters, Janie R. Pickard of Polsbo & Elaine Steinback of Ferndale; father, W. L. Pagdett of Bellingham; sister Mary Jane Viney of Anacortes. Memorial services will be held Sunday Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Cornwall Church of God with Rev. Ken Long officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Whatcom County ... Arrangements by Jerns Leveck Funeral Chapel

DEEM, Florence M.  d. 6 July 1993    Image

DELAUNAY, Scott A., aged 60 years, departed this life Monday (Aug. 28, 1933) morning at the home of his brother, C. E. DeLaunay, at the Drayton hotel. A heart affliction was the cause of his death. Mr. DeLaunay, accompanied by his wife, arrived here from Los Angeles, his home, about six weeks ago and has been in constantly failing health ever since. The affliction from which he died, has been troubling him for the past several years and it was hoped that a change of climate would perhaps benefit him. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his wife, Mrs. Esther DeLaunay, his mother, Mrs. Annie Wardel of Carlton, Oregon, one brother, C. E. DeLaunay of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Addie M. King of Alameda, California and Mrs. Ida A. Lynden of Portland, Oregon. Services were held at the Purdy Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment followed in the Blaine cemetery.

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DEWAR, Alberta - The death of Mrs. Alberta Dewar, 55, at her home on Tuesday (26 Sep 1933), came as a shock to her many friends in this city. It was not known that she was ill. Mrs. Dewar is survived by her husband, Claude W. Dewar and a brother, Sidney B. Charles of Ketchikan, Alaska. Private services were held this morning at 11:00 o'clock from the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home in Bellingham, with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating, and cremation followed. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. Dewar at this time.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 28, 1933) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

DEWISPELAERE, Clara Ernestina, died Friday, Sept. 23, 1994, at Alderwood Park Convalescent Center. She was 91. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Westford Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bayview Cemetery. She was born July 4, 1903, to Marie and Alfones Gernay in Bellem, Belgium. She married Henri Dewispelaere in Belgium on Nov. 5, 1925. They settled in Minnesota in 1926 and lived in Moline, Ill., and North Dakota before moving to Whatcom County in 1936. Mrs. Dewispelaere was preceded in death by her husband in September 1975. Survivors include sons Edmond Dewispelaere and Donald Dewispelaere, both of Bellingham; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
(From the Bellingham Herald of September 24, 1994) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

DIERKS, Catherine, passed away suddenly of heart trouble at the home of her son, William, in the southeastern part of the city Friday night last (April 23, 1909) at 11:30 o'clock. She had been feeling unwell for several days prior to the end, but aside from this her death was entirely unlooked for. The funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. P. Avery of the Congregational church, and the burial took place in the Blaine cemetery. Mrs. Dierks was 71 years of age.

DILL, Eva Jane, aged 77 years of 2624 Grove street, died at a local hospital Monday after a residence here of forty-three years. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist church and also belonged to the Fedelis Circle of that church and the Women's Relief Corps. Surviving are three sons, William H. Smith, city; Cecil H. Smith, of Seattle, and Ray B. Smith, of Tacoma; a daughter, Mrs. Clara E. Smith, of this city; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Burge, of Tacoma and three grandchildren. Funeral announcements will be made by Westford-Beck.
(From the Bellingham Herald, January 2, 1945) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

DILLEY, Betty I. - Memorial services for Betty I. Dilley will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Greenacres Funeral Home chapel near Ferndale, with the Rev. Donald Walter officiating. Mrs. Dilley died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at her home. She was 80. Born July 14, 1919, to Jerry and Myrtle (Doggett) Arnold in Seattle, she graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma in 1937 and was a resident of Whatcom County for 50 years. On July 16, 1938, she married Dustin L. Dilley. His job with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service took the couple to Sumas, Blaine, Chicago, Buffalo, N.Y., and Seattle. They retired to Birch Bay. Mrs. Dilley was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, and she enjoyed family and bingo, where she once won a trip for two to Australia. She also had a large collection of agates, which she gathered on the beach and polished. Survivors include her husband, daughter Sharon Bridges of Birch Bay, brother Bob Arnold of Bremerton, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are with Greenacres Funeral Home of Ferndale.

DODD, Larus F. - Private graveside services for Larus F. Dodd, 72, will be at Blaine Cemetery. Mr. Dodd, 7930 Oregon Trail, Maple Falls, died Sunday in a Bellingham nursing home. He was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Blaine to Theodore and Runie Dodd. A lifetime resident of Whatcom County, Mr. Dodd married Pearl Olson on Feb. 2, 1955, in Lynden. He was a boilermaker and welder at the Bellingham Shipyard, and a member of the boilermaker's union. An outdoorsman, Mr. Dodd enjoyed camping. Survivors include his wife, of the family home; daughters Patricia Goffin of Lynnwood and Ruth Moe of Seattle; sisters Betty Koani and Bonnie Carpenter, both of Lopez Island; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Jerns & Leveck Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.
(From the Bellingham Herald, January 29, 1991) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

DONCASTER, Grace June    d. 8 Oct 2003    Image

DONELSON, Roland M., 73, 241 N. State St., died Monday (Dec. 30, 1985) in Bellingham. Born on Sept. 22, 1912, in Iowa, he had been involved in the dairy industry for many years. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; two daughters, Rowena Donelson and Ann Eastman, both of Bellingham; and one son, Dan Donelson of Bellingham. At Mr. Donelson's request there will be no service.

DOOLITTLE, Clara, passed away at Shuksan Healthcare Center in Bellingham on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001. She was 87. A daughter of John and Anne (DeJong) Bylsma, Clara was born in Lynden on May 10, 1914. She married Bud Doolittle in Mount Vernon on March 30, 1935. Clara and Bud lived in Oak Harbor from 1950 to 1978, moved to Moses Lake from 1978 to 1996, and then returned to Oak Harbor. After Bud died in 1999, Clara returned to Whatcom County in August 2000. While in Oak Harbor, she worked for the Whidbey News-Times. She also enjoyed fishing and hunting with her husband. Besides her husband, Clara was preceded in death by a grandson, James Doolittle. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Lubbers and husband Richard of Monmouth, Ore.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Zettle of Laurel and Bertha Rude of Bellingham; a brother, Dowa Bylsma of Birch Bay; and numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Burial will be in Monumenta Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lynden.

DOUGLAS, Donna Claire - Services for Donna Claire Douglas of Bellingham will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army. Mrs. Douglas died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999. She was 70. Born May 22, 1929, to Clair and Laura (Johnson) Duncan in Bellingham, she graduated from Bellingham High School in 1947. Mrs. Douglas worked as a civil service telephone operator in Alaska and as a telephone operator for Bellingham Bell for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Homer, of the family home sons Randall Chenoweth and John G. Douglas, both of Bellingham, and Robert S. Chenoweth of Austin, Texas daughter Donna Buesser of Bellingham sister Jerry Partlow of Bellingham 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

DOUMA, Kenneth Lee - Funeral services for Kenneth Lee Douma, 27, Lynden, will be conducted by the Rev. Donald J. Negan at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Third Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. Mr. Douma died in a fall from a silo Saturday (May 18, 1968). He had lived in the Lynden area all his life and was a member of Third Christian Reformed Church. Surviving are his widow, Joyce, and three children, Shawn, Rachelle and Heidi, all at home; a brother, Dean of Calvin College; a sister, Mrs. David Burns of Grand Rapids, Mich., and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Douma of Lynden. Burial will be in Monumenta Cemetery under direction of Gillies Funeral Home.

DUB, Mary Josephine - Rosary for Mary Josephine Dub, 63, 4648 Pacific Highway, will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel. She died Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Assumption Church, with the Rev. John Madigan as celebrant. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation hours are after noon Monday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel. She was born March 14, 1921, in Stockton, Calif., and had lived in the Bellingham area 30 years. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband Victor, two sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 5, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

DUIM, Thomas   d. 27 Oct 1980  Image

DULING, Lawrence L.   d. 30 May 1992    Image

DUNN, Nyra - Friends of Mrs. Nyra Dunn, 35 years old, will be grieved to learn of her untimely death, October 4, (1931) following the birth of a child. Funeral services were delayed awaiting arrival of the husband, Earl Dunn, who had been in Idaho. The deceased leaves to mourn her death, her husband, and six children, Ercil, Ervie, Nyra, Richard, Jack, and the infant babe. The family has lived here for the past two years. Funeral services were held Wednesday of this week, Rev. Clarence B. Seely, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating, and interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery.

DURHAM, Richard Roy, aged 27 years, passed away at the Port Angeles General Hospital November 1, (1933) as the result of an accident. Surviving relatives are his wife, one daughter and two sons, of Sappho; mother, Mrs. Frank Hyler, of Maple Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Grant Nugent, of Bellingham; Mrs. Dennis Frost and Miss Roxy Hyler, Maple Falls; two brothers, Ralph Durham and Fred Durham, of Granite Falls. Graveside services will be held at Maple Falls, Sunday, November 5, at 1 o'clock.

DURHAM, Winifred (sic) C. Durham, age 90, of Kendall, passed away Sunday, July 23, (1967). A sixty-seven year resident of this area, Mr. Durham was a retired cook and attended Kendall Community Church. Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Caroline M. Onkels of this City; Mrs. Joseph C. Ristine of Acme; Mrs. Donald E. Parcher of Lynden; and four sons: Merle R. of Port Angeles, Wn.; Howard E. of Redwood City, Calif., Harold A. at home; and Winifred (sic) C. of Beaverton, Ore.; there are 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Services will be conducted by Rev. Father John B. Winn, Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Kendall Cemetery.
(Extracted by Robert Witherspoon)

DYKMAN, John, age 48 of 7517 Bylsma Road, Lynden, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 9, (1969) at his home. A lifetime resident of Lynden he was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by his wife, Johanna, 2 sons, Bernard, stationed in Vietnam; John Albert at the family home; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Rasmussen, Ferndale; Sandra also at home; three brothers, Jake and Fred of Lynden; Herman of Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Hill of Sumas; and Mrs. Jennie VanHeukelem of Everett; his mother, Mrs. Gertie Dykman of Lynden and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m., in the Second Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. John DeJohn officiating. Burial will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

DYER, Ethel M. (Lampman), age 92, of 409 York St., passed away Tues., June 27, 1978. Mrs. Dyer had resided in B'ham for the past 49 years, she was a retired registered nurse and was a member of First Christian Church and leaves to survive 1 son, Frank D. Lampman of Houston, Tex.; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services are pending at the Westford Funeral Home.

DYKSTERHUIS, Agnes    d 14 Jan 1959    Image

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