GALBRAITH, Charles - Resident of the Lynden district for the past fifty-five years, Charles W. Galbraith passed away Wednesday at the age of 77 years. His survivors include two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Swim, of Twin Falls, Ida. and Mrs. Viola Frizell of Los Angeles, and two brothers, William F. of Long Beach, Calif. and J. W. Galbraith of Brooking, Ore. The funeral services have been arranged for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Gillies funeral home in Lynden. Interment will take place in the Lynden Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 11, 1947) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

GARDNER, Bonnie A. - A memorial service and potluck lunch for Bonnie Anne Gardner of Birch Bay will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Birch Bay Village Clubhouse. Mrs. Gardner died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at home. She was 82. Born March 28, 1917, to Gordon and Ida Shea in Jenks, Okla., she grew up in Whatcom and Skagit counties and Alaska, and graduated from Whatcom High School. She was a Birch Bay resident for 29 years. Mrs. Gardner married D.L. (Jack) Gardner. He died in 1997. Mrs. Gardner worked in the newspaper and radio businesses for many years and worked in the provost's office at Western Washington University until her retirement. She enjoyed fishing and crabbing with her husband on their boat, "Carolyn" reading cookbooks and cooking for her friends. Survivors include son William G. Gardner of Birch Bay daughters Nancy Hempler of Birch Bay and Ida Dayton of Coupeville sister Dolores Gildness of Vancouver, Wash. brother William Shea of Bothell six grandchildren five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

GARDNER, Mary - Aged 89 years, Mrs. Mary Gardner, 2526 Kulshan street, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lulu Manhart, Route 1, Everson, Thursday after a lingering illness. She had resided in Bellingham twenty-one years and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Manhart, Mrs. L. A. Gremmett, Girard, Ill., and Mrs. Nellie Mullinax, Parsons, Kans.; one son, Charles Deming; thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Elroy Shikles Monday at 1 p.m. in the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral hone. Interment in Bay View cemetery will follow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 5, 1940) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

GARRIS, Elizabeth - Private services will be conducted for Miss Elizabeth Garris, 87, at 10:30 a.m.Thursday at Jones Funeral Home by the Rev. W. Robert Webb, cremation will follow. A former resident of Whatcom County, Miss Garris died Monday in Bremerton where she had made her home for the past six years. Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Myrtle Lang and Mrs. Pearl Smith of Bellingham, and Mrs. Carolyn Lindsley of Bremerton, and a nephew, Earl Ferguson of Belllingham.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 11, 1963) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

GEORGE, Robin Mary Helen, (age 49) entered into rest on September 28, 2008 in Bellingham, WA. Robin was born in Chatham, Ontario Canada to Nickolas and Helen Mankis on October 16, 1958. In 1976 she married Jerry Lee George in Surrey, B.C. She worked as a printer and shipper for many years. Robin loved the outdoors, family, friends and of course her cats. Robin is survived by her husband, Jerry Lee in Blaine, WA; brothers, David and Eric Mankis; sister in laws, Janet Zaddack and Donna Wines; brother in laws, Gaylan George, James George and Mike Zaddack. Memorial services for Robin will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Pastime Tavern 658 Peace Portal Dr., Blaine, WA 98230. Jerns-McKinney Funeral Chapel Blaine, WA

GERI, Catherine - A funeral Mass for Catherine DeCristan Geri of Bellingham will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Miss Geri died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Sehome Park Care Center. She was 88. She was born Jan. 29, 1911, to Raffaele and Teresa (Viola) Geri in Bellingham. Miss Geri was an elementary school teacher for 37 years and taught in Tacoma, Grays Harbor and Oregon. Miss Geri was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Sacred Hearth Catholic Church. Survivors include sisters Pauline Geri and Augustine Berthiaume and brother Louis Geri, all of Bellingham and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home.

GIBBS, Clarice G., of Birch Bay, died Tuesday (Aug. 27, 1985) at a Bellingham nursing home. Mrs. Gibbs, an accomplished artist and musician, was born in Birmingham, England. She and her husband, Reo L. Gibbs, came to Birch Bay 16 years ago after living for 15 years in Everett. At Birch Bay, they lived at Skeena Way. While living in Vancouver, B. C., for 25 years, Mrs. Gibbs taught piano, organ and voice, and served as choir leader in a church there. She also continued with painting, for which she was trained in England, and had a number of her works shown in U. S., Canadian and European galleries. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters in British Columbia; several step-daughters and step-sons; and many grandchildren. Cremation is planned. Private memorial services will be in Kamloops, B. C.

GILL, F. Jean - No services will be held for F. Jean (White) Gill of Everson. Burial will be in Nooksack Cemetery. Mrs. Gill died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at her home. She was 71. Born Jan. 22, 1928, to John and Eloise (Sheehan) White in Chicago, she earned her registered nursing degree in Chicago and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in biochemistry from Purdue University. Mrs. Gill taught at Cornell University in the research department. She also taught at Freeport College and Syracuse University. On April 18, 1969, she married Lester Gill in Ithaca, N.Y. He died in 1987. In the early 1970s, she moved to Alaska and became one of the first female chemists to work on the Alaska pipeline in Valdez. In 1978, she moved to Whatcom County and worked as a lab technician at Sumas Veterinary Clinic. From 1984 to 1993, she worked as a biochemist for ARCO Products Co. She enjoyed needlepoint and raising her dogs and registered Holstein bulls. Survivors include stepson John Gill of St. Charles, Ill. brothers Donald White of Chicago and Leonard White of Muncie, Ind. and two stepgrandchildren. Arrangements are by Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden.

GIROUARD, Samuel Paul - A memorial service for Samuel Paul Girouard of Bellingham will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at St. James Presbyterian Church. Mr. Girouard died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in Bellingham. He was 18. Born Aug. 1, 1981, to Samuel and Jo Paula (Campbell) Girouard in Edmonton, Alberta, he graduated from Sehome High School and Whatcom Community College in 1998 and had completed his junior year at the University of Washington. Mr. Girouard attended Fairhaven Middle School, where he participated on the Science Olympiad Team, in the Canadian-American government studies program, the regional and state National History Day competitions and the California Science Trip. He also won the Fairhaven Middle School Geography Bee and played the violin in the orchestra. At Sehome High School, he participated in the regional and state Knowledge Bowl competitions and the Regional Science Olympiad and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine. From 1993 to 1999, he operated the lighting, computer systems and the digital overhead projector as a volunteer during Sunday services at First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Girouard was a member of Eagle Scout Troop No. 7. For his project, he led a fossil dig that benefited Western Washington University. When he was 8, Mr. Girouard developed a passion for paleontology and began collecting fossils. He made private collecting trips in Washington, Alabama, Alberta and British Columbia. When he was 12, he joined a paleontological expedition with the University of Washington to the Methow Valley. He published two papers in scientific journals. In 1996, he became a volunteer field technician to Parks Canada and assisted the director of dinosaur research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Whatcom Community College awarded him a gold medal in geology in 1998. Mr. Girouard shared his interest in paleontology through scientific presentations at schools, libraries and the Pacific Science Center. Survivors include his parents, of Bellingham brother Michael Girouard and sisters Bobbie Powell, Carol Bridges and Julia Snaychuk, all of Edmonton, Alberta grandmother Pauline Campbell of Birmingham, Ala. and eight nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home.

GLASS, Alice, of Lynden, and life-time county resident, died at the Christian Health Care Center on Friday, June 6, 2003. She was 89. Alice was the daughter of Wallace and Janet (McRae) Frost and was born in the Lamola area of Eastern Whatcom County on August 31, 1913. She graduated from the former Maple Falls High School and on October 23, 1934 was married to Raymond Glass in Sumas. A home maker, Alice also worked at Kale Canning in Everson for seventeen years and then was employed as a nurse's aid at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden for twenty years. Mrs. Glass was a member of the Nooksack Advent Christian Church and loved flowers, sewing, quilt making and knitting Afghans. She also took great pleasure from visiting family and friends and sending them cards and letters. Besides her parents, Alice was preceded by her husband Raymond in 1978, grandsons Mark Linde and Shawn Glass and a sister Grace Oleson. Mrs. Glass is survived by her daughter Janet and husband Carl Linde of Seattle; son Gerald and wife Janie Glass of Lynden; four grand and seven great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Glass of Everson and other relatives. Memorials may be made to the Nooksack Advent Christian Church; P.O. Box 4204, Nooksack 98276 or to your favorite charity.

GOODER, Eliza Jane - Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Gooder, aged 89 years, who passed away at her home in Seattle Tuesday (Oct. 6, 1942), will be held in the Monroe chapel at Ferndale Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Roy McCullach officiating. Interment will be made in the Enterprise cemetery. Mrs. Gooder was a resident of the Custer district for many years and the widow of the late Allen Gooder, a Civil war veteran. She is survived by one son, Dell, of Seattle.

GOODMAN, Kay L., age 85, of 23 10 E St., passed away Tues. July 28, (1987). He had been a retired truck driver; graduate of Whatcom High School; attended Bellingham Normal School; member of Teamsters Union Local No. 231. He is survived by his wife Frances; 2 brothers, Walter Goodman, Jon Gooodman; 1 sister Mrs. June Ewing, all of Bellingham; numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives. Graveside Services will be conducted Fri. July 31 at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Under the direction of Westford Funeral Home.

GOSLIN, Lester Paul - Services for Lester Paul (Ketichina) Goslin Sr. of Bellingham will be held at noon Sunday at Jerns Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Al Hester officiating. Mr. Goslin died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Sehome Park Care Center. He was 89. Born Feb. 8, 1910, to Sophia (Spillman) and McKinney Goslin in Atcheson, Kan., Mr. Goslin spent his life in Alaska, Kansas and Washington and was a self-employed painter, carpenter, plumber and jack-of-all-trades. He also was an instructor at Haskell Indian College. Mr. Goslin was a master archer and carver and danced at the World's Fair in Seattle, demonstrating his mastery of Native American dance. He also was featured on the Stan Boreson Show, J.P. Patches, Engineer Bob and Soopy Sales Children's Show, all out of Seattle. Mr. Goslin was a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Powhatton, Kan. His first wife of 10 years, Nona Goslin his second wife of 24 years, Margerette Goslin and third wife of 20 years, Pearl Goslin died previously. Survivors include sons Amos Goslin of Kansas and Lester Goslin Jr. daughters Esther George and Karen Green, both of Bellingham, Donna Cabrall of Bothell, Winona Goslin of California, Nancy Huesing of Hawaii, and Paula Carpenter of Alaska 22 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

GOUDETTE, John J., passed away May 5, (1933) at the age of 64 years. Surviving relatives are his wife, Mary Goudette, two sisters, Mable, of Minnesota, Mrs. George Gudbruth of North Dakota, three brothers, Ernest, of Blaine, N. A. Goudette of Sunnyside, Wn., William, of Stanwood, and 5 grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from the St. Ann's Catholic church. Interment in the Blaine cemetery.

GRAHAM, Emma F., age 73 years, passed away at a local hospital, Sunday, July 30, (1944). Mrs. Graham had been living at 500 15th street and had been a resident here the past forty-four years and, at the time of her passing, was president of the Graham Drug Company. Deceased was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, and of the Aftermath club. Surviving relatives are two sons, Robert, in the U. S. Navy, and Frederick, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Mathes, and seven grandchildren, Bellingham. The remains are at funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. John King Mitchell, Wednesday, August 2, at 1:30 p. m. Final resting place, Bay View.

GRANT, Lyall O., age 37, of 2182 E. Birch St., Bellingham, passed away in Seattle May 27, 1987. He was born in Bellingham,, WA Feb. 5, 1950, was a lifetime Whatcom County resident, a member of the Garden St. United Methodist Church, was employed at Intalco Aluminum Corp. where he worked as a lab tech since 1974. He was a graduate of 1968 Class of Bellingham High, served in the Army, active in Scouting where he received his God & Country award & Eagle Scout. He loved to hunt and was active in bowling. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Zwicker Grant of 10 years; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ian Grant of Bellingham; sister, Mildred Pavone & husband Gary of Bellingham; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & other relatives; father & mother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Zwicker of Pateros. Funeral services will be held Mon., June 1st, 3 p.m. at the Garden St. United Methodist Church with Rev. William G. Berney officiating. Burial at Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Moles Funeral Home.

GRAY, Olive Maude Myrick, age 69 of 1315 Garden Street, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, March 18, (1954). Mrs. Gray had resided in this community for the past 10 years and was a member of the First Christian Church and Lodge No. 175 O.E.S. of Mobile Alabama. Surviving relatives include the husband, Charles H. Gray Sr., at home; one son, Raymond Myrick, of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren; one step-son, Charles H. Gray Jr., of Rt. No. 1, Ferndale; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; three brothers, Frank C., George E. and Jessie A. Wallis, all of Steelville, Mo., and Mrs. Ella N. Kehr, of Cherryville, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by Rev. C. Eugene Sabin, Tuesday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.

GRIFFITH, Leverne K. - Mountlake Terrace resident Leverene K. Griffith died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1993, at the Lynnwood Manor nursing home. She was 79. Graveside services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. She was born May 1, 1913, in Sylva, N. C., to William and Winnie Robinson. When she was a child, the family moved to Sedro-Woolley, where she graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School and married Elmer King. He preceded her in death in 1973. She later moved to Bellingham, where she lived for five years and married Chester Griffith. He, too, preceded her in death. Mrs. Griffith was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mount Vernon. Survivors include son Wayne King of Lynnwood; two grandsons; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Lemley Funeral Home in Sedro-Woolley.

GRIGGS, Isabel H. Griggs, 90, beloved wife and mother passed away peacefully on January 21, 2004 at The Garden House at Merrill Gardens. She was born December 9, 1913 to Charles Walter and Alice Maud Henderson at Eldridge Farm, Bellingham, WA. Isabel was a daughter of pioneers. She was the great granddaughter of Edward and Teresa Eldridge and the granddaughter of John and Isabelle Edens. Isabel married H. Humphrey "Hump" Griggs on July 30, 1938. Isabel graduated from Whatcom High School, attended Scripps College, and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Art History. She was a member of Monday Club, PEO Chapter AP, Lake Whatcom Garden Club and past president of the Visiting Nurse. Izzy's happiest moments were spent in her garden on Middlefield Road and at her beach cabin on Guemes Island. She was a grand lady! Isabel was preceded in death by her granddaughter Meredith Griggs. She is survived by children Peter H. Griggs (Linda) of Sugarland, TX, Eden G. Johnson (Allan) of Seattle, WA and John H. Griggs (Donel) of Bellingham, WA, grandchildren include, Sarah Hoglum (Rob), Kristin Tebb (Travis), Geoffrey Cardwell (Anna), Stephanie Gettel (Scott) and Steven Griggs, and great grandchildren Jacob, Jordan, Nicholas, William and Henry. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice, 800 E. Chestnut Suite 1C, Bellingham, WA 98225. Memorial services will be held at the Westford Funeral Home Chapel Friday, February 6, 2004 at 2 pm.

GUDMUNDSON, Bogi - A service of remembrance for Bogi "Bob" Gudmundson of Blaine will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dennis Wildermuth officiating. Mr. Gudmundson died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Stafholt Good Samaritan Center. He was 88. Born July 19, 1911, to Finbogi and Gudrun (Eiriksson) Gudmundson in Akra, N.D., he had been a Whatcom County resident since 1946. On Aug. 14, 1937, he married Sigga Gudjonson in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She died earlier this year. Mr. Gudmundson worked as a mechanic at a shipyard, auto shops and the U.S. Border Patrol. Mr. Gudmundson was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Blaine Senior Center. He performed music at the center and sang in the center's choir. He enjoyed music and playing the fiddle and saxophone and spending winters in Arizona with his wife. One great-grandchild preceded him in death. Survivors include son Robert Gudmundson of Birch Bay daughters Myrna Johnson of Custer and Marlys Alberts of Abbotsford, B.C. brothers Stanley and Halldor Gudmundson, both of Saskatchewan 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Jerns McKinney Funeral Chapel of Blaine.

GULSETH, Edith Marie, born Sept. 12, 1918, passed away May 16, 2005, in Bellingham. Edith spent her final years with her friends at Orchard Park. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Gulseth and daughter Janice Hehr. She is survived by her son Ronald Gulseth, son-in-law Ken Hehr, granddaughter Lori Waters and great-granddaughters Rhiannon and Cassandra Waters.

GUNDLACH, Ida - Word reached here Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Ida Marie Gundlach, aged 82, at her home in Port Angeles on Saturday last. She had been ill for several weeks. Funeral services were held in that city on Monday and interment was made at Washelli Mausoleum in Seattle Tuesday morning. Mrs. Gundlach resided in Blaine with her husband, the late Dr. L. W. Gundlach, and family for many years, removing to Port Angeles some 20 years ago. Dr. Gundlach headed the old State Bank of Blaine during his residence here. Surviving relatives are the two daughters, Mrs. Devillo Lewis and Mrs. William Wolten, both residing at Port Angeles. Deceased has many old friends in Blaine who regret to learn of her passing.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 12, 1935) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

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