HADFIELD, Orrie     d. 18 May 1952   Image

HAGEN, Christian O., age 73, of Deming, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, November 7, (1967). A resident of Whatcom County for the past 57 years, he had been a bus driver in the Mount Baker School District for 35 years. He was a member of Mount Shuksan Post No. 224 American Legion. Surviving are 3 sisters, Ragna Hatch of Everson; Mattie Hagen of Longview; Gina Broadbent of San Jose, Cal.; a brother, John of Tacoma; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden Saturday, November 11 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Neil Higbee officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.

HALL, Joan Newton - Private family memorial service for Joan Newton Hall, formerly of Bellingham, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bellingham. Mrs. Hall of La Jolla, Calif., died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1994, at Scripps Hospital in San Diego. She was 89. Born Sept. 14, 1904, to Magnus and Mathilda Lambert in Seattle, she married Willis R. Hall in 1961 in Seattle. Mrs. Hall lived in Bellingham from 1937 to 1961. She and her first husband, Paul S. Newton, owned Newton's Fine Women's Apparel. She was a member and former president of Women of Rotary and Orthopedic Guild in Bellingham. She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1952. Survivors include her husband of La Jolla, Calif.; son Gregory L. Newton of Deming; daughter Penelope Lee of Mountainview, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 718 E. Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225.
(From the Bellingham Herald of September 24, 1994) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HALL, Nola M., age 67 returned to her Heavenly Father after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Port Townsend, WA on April 22, 1941 and later moved to Ferndale WA where she graduated from Ferndale High School. Nola is survived by 8 children; 19 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening and was an active member of the LDS church. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 3rd, at 6:30 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2550 Thornton Road. Moles-Greenacres Funeral Home, Memorial Park and On-site Crematory

HANBLOOM, Charles James, aged 38 years, passed away at his home, 2804 Cornwall Avenue, Thursday, December 23, (1943). Mr. Hanbloom was a retired salesman and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving relatives are the widow, Millie L. at home; three sons, Bert of this city, Howard G. and Dr. Douglas C. at Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Selma Parmentier, Los Angeles and a granddaughter, Charlotte at Seattle. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth.

HANBLOOM, Minnie L., 89, mother of Bert Hanblooom, well known Bellingham druggist, passed away Tuesday evening at her home in the Mount Baker apartments. Mrs. Hanbloom had lived here for forty years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Two other sons, Dr. Douglas C. Hanbloom, of Seattle, and Howard G. Hanbloom, of Long Beach, Calif., survive, also one granddaughter, Miss Charlotte Hanbloom, of Long Beach. The remains rest at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home where funeral arrangements will be announced.

HANSEN, Constance Castle Fravel Hansen (Mrs. William D. Hansen) died May 21, 2004. She was born to Charles and Josephine Taylor Castle on August 4, 1911. Connie attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and the University of Washington where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was also a member of PEO, Chapter AB, American Contract Bridge League, and Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Connie is survived by her son Maris T. Fravel and his wife Judy of San Francisco and Michigan; daughters Glenna Hansen of the family home, Heidi Suni and her husband Peter of Bellingham, Julie Hansen of Monterey, California; and her step-daughter Anya Flesh and her husband Marty of Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. Connie's grandchildren are Behan Gifford and her husband Jamie of Bainbridge Island, Taylor Fravel and his wife Anna of San Francisco, Allen Sybrant and his wife Emily of Salt Lake City, Kent Sybrant of Phoenix, Bryn and Claire Suni of Bellingham and Maeve Murphy of Monterey; and her great-grandchildren Niall, Mairen and Siobhan Gifford and Hayden and Lilly Sybrant. Connie is also survived by her beloved cousin Margaret Josephine Morrison (Peggy Jo) of Portland, Oregon, and many friends too numerous to count. Connie raised her family on Middlefield Road in Bellingham. When the children were grown, she and Bill moved to Viewcrest where they had many happy years. At Connie's request, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Whatcom County.

HARNDEN, Milton F., age 84 of 3635 Haxton Way passed away Monday, March 6, (1972). Mr. Harnden had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 82 years, and had been the World's Lightweight Wrestling Champion from 1912 to 1927. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; 1 son, Milton Jr. of Port Gamble; 1 daughter, Mrs. Mildred Spencer of Bellingham; a brother, Ernest of Hayward, Wisc.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Helen Wagner of Camano Island and Mrs. Laura Rooney of Portland; 3 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted in Moles Funeral Home Thursday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m. with Captain David Boyd officiating. Interment Enterprise Cemetery.

HARRIMAN, Ina Jean, age 88, of 6783 Mission Rd., Everson, passed away Sun., Dec. 29, 1985 in a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ronald of Everson; 2 sons, Ron & wife Mary Anne of Everson, Clarence & wife Gerri of Bellingham; 2 daughters, Wilda & husband Orval Larsen of Everson, Irene & husband Perry McGee of Port Angeles; 1 brother, Willard McHeffey of Tofield, Alberta; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Fri., Jan. 3, 1986 at 2 p.m. at the Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel, Rev. Bob Dillard officiating. Burial to follow at Ten Mile Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Assoc. Arrangements by Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel.

HARRIS, Shelba died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at her home in Bellingham. She was 83. At her request, there will be no services. Mrs. Harris was born April 12, 1916 in Treadwell, Alaska, to Shelby and Mabel (Michaelson) Combest and had been a Whatcom County resident for 21 years. She was married to C. Earl Harris and he preceded her in death in 1981. Survivors include her son Shelby Harris of Bellingham daughter Carolyn Brown of Lebanon, Ore., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Whatcom Cremation Association.

HARRISON, Norma Joy    d. 26 Jan 2003    Image

HARRISON, Rosalie - Death came Monday to Mrs. Rosalie Zandrer (sic) Harrison and her infant son at a local hospital. Mrs. Harrison, suffering from a lingering illness, died shortly after the birth of her son who followed her in death a few hours later. She was 38 years of age and had lived in Whatcom county most of her life-time. Mrs. Harrison was a graduate of Harmony high school and Western Washington college and also attended Arizona State Teachers' college and the state agriculture college of Colorado. Most of her life following her college years was spent in the teaching profession in Washington, Montana and Arizona. Grange Member – She lived at route 1, Everson, and was a member of the Goshen Grange. Surviving are the husband. John W. Harrison; two step-children, Barbara H. and Jackie W. Harrison at home; seven brothers, Lawrence J. Zander, Almer D., Oliver M., and Delbert E., all of route 1, city; Vernon L. of Winlock; H. Arnold, of Reseda, Calif., and Donald M., of Fort Collins, Colo. Three sisters, Mrs. Flarence Oliver, of Nogales, Ariz.; Mrs. Inez Jones, of Patagonia, Ariz.; and Mrs. Grace Keith, of route 1, city. Funeral announcements will be made by Bingham-Dahlquist.
(From the Bellingham Herald, January 2, 1945) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HATCH, Carol A., age 27 of 2806 Grant St., passed away Monday, March 29, (1976). A lifetime resident of this community she was a member of the Church of the Assumption and employed at Bellingham Villa Care. Surviving parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hatch, City; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hatch, City, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mass of Christian burial will be offered, Friday, April 2, 11 a.m. in Church of the Assumption with Father Barrett Corrigan celebrant. Interment Bay View Cemetery. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

HAWKINS, Roy Dean   d. 10 Feb 2004    Image

HAXTON, Nellie, 94 who has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Charles McInnes, of Pleasant Valley for the past 20 years or more and with a son and daughter in Montana, passed away May 29 at a Bellingham rest home. Mrs. Haxton had been ill for some time. She was born in Indiana and had lived in Washington for 50 years. Besides Mrs. McInnes she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Guy Mayberry and a son, Charles Haxton, of Floweree, Mont. Ten grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held May 31 in the Monroe mortuary in Ferndale with the Rev. C. G. Albertson officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 7, 1951) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

HAZELTON, Melbourne Anne - A graveside service for Melbourne Anne Hazelton of Bellingham will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenacres Memorial Park, with her nephew, Jim Coleman, officiating. A luncheon will follow at 1121 Raymond St. Mrs. Hazelton died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at her home. She was 87. Born Aug. 11, 1912, to George Bryden and Rose (Lehman) McGrath in Sumas, she had been a lifetime Whatcom County resident and was a Sumas-Nooksack High School graduate. Mrs. Hazelton worked as a stenographer for the Washington state Department of Labor and Industry. On Aug. 2, 1937, she married Earl S. Hazelton in Montesano. He died in 1997. She loved music and attended many musical performances and loved photography and collecting pictures. She enjoyed traveling with her husband through the Pacific Northwest and Canada and she enjoyed driving to local cafes to meet with friends. Her brother, Harold Bryden "Mac" McGrath, preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter Mary Anne Radder of Bellingham, sister Arlene Coleman of Ferndale, brother Edward Virol "Bub" McGrath of Lacey, three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home.

HEAL, Henry C., age 78, passed away at the family home, 2807 Sunset Drive, Sunday, Aug. 17, (1958). Mr. Heal had resided in this community for the past 56 years, for 41 years had been associated with the First National Bank (Seattle 1st National); was a member of the Bellingham Rotary Club and past president; was past district governor of Rotary International; was a member and past master of Whatcom Lodge No. 151 and was a member of Fairhaven Lodge No. 73, F.&A.M. Mr. Heal had been a very active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and had been associated with his sister-in-law, Miss Rebecca Fravel and Mrs. Blanche Tanner in the operation of “The Fravels” china shop. The remains will lie in state at the Jones Funeral Home. Services will be conducted from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Father W. Robert Webb officiating, Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1:30 p.m. Final resting place Bay View.

HEAL, Lottie M., passed away Wednesday, December 29, (1943) following a two month illness. Mrs. Heal had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty-five years and was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Women of Rotary. She is survived by her husband, Henry C. Heal, two sisters, Mrs. T. De Witt Tanner and Miss Rebekah Fravel, all of Bellingham, and one brother, Nason Fravel of Blanchard, Wash. Her remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. B. Cannon Smith within St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Friday, December 31, at 3 p.m. Final resting place, Bay View Cemetery.

HEBERT, Terrie Ann, age 3 1/2 months, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Hebert III, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 7, (1962) at 1303 Portal Drive. Besides her parents she leaves to survive her sister, Tina Marie, also her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Hebert Jr. of Louisiana; her grandmother, Althea Nelson of Bellingham; her grandfather, Charles Ogden of Oregon; also numerous other relatives. Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. in Greenacres Memorial Park, under the direction of Bingham & Jerns Funeral Home.

HETRICK, Gilbert - At his request, a private family service will be held for Gilbert F. Hetrick of Bellingham. Mr. Hetrick died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at his home. He was 81. Born April 5, 1918, to Quincy and Daisy Hetrick in Danville, Ill., he moved to Bellingham on Oct. 12, 1933. Mr. Hetrick worked in the coal mining and logging industries. He also worked for Bellingham Sash & Door. On Sept. 8, 1936, he married Mary Bell Jorgenson. Mr. Hetrick joined the Local 276 Labor Union in October 1945. Survivors include his wife, of the family home daughters Thelma Holttum of Bellingham and Velma Henifin of Plains, Mont. son Gilbert V. Hetrick of Everson 11 grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.

HILDEBRAND, Bernice M., 67, divorced wife of the late Capt. William Hildebrand, former city clerk and National Guard commander, was found dead in bed at her home, 2827 Summer street, late Wednesday afternoon. She was believed by Dr. W. A. Hulbush, to have been dead about three weeks. Mrs. Hildebrand returned to Bellingham from Honolulu about a year ago. She had spent fifteen years in Hawaii, employed as matron in a large hospital there. She decided to return here following the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Mrs. Hildebrand had talked of visiting a nephew in Canada and neighbors, not seeing her about the place, assumed she had taken the trip. Her prolonged absence led a neighbor, Mrs. Carl W. Stenger, of 503 West Illinois street, to make an investigation Wednesday afternoon. She called the police. Dr. Hulbush said death was due to natural causes. Mrs. Hildebrand was a member of the Methodist church and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Charles Hawkinson of St. Thomas, Ontario, and a nephew, Dr. Cecil Hawkinson of Prince Rupert, B. C. The remains are resting at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth. [Bellingham Herald Oct. 14, 1943]

HIRSCHKORN, Alta   d. 31 Jan 1983    Image

HIRSCHKORN, Daniel "Fred" formerly of 2726 Humboldt St., died Monday (Oct. 7, 1985) in a local nursing home. He was 88. He was born Jan. 19, 1897, in North Dakota and had been a local resident since 1912. Mr. Hirschkorn was a retired lumber yardsman and worked for various local firms. He was an avid sports fisherman and loved flowers, taking great pride in his rhododendrons. One of Mr. Hirschkorn's prize rhododendrons was given to him by his two sons in 1946, after they returned home from service in World War II. His wife Alta, preceded him in death in 1983. Survivors include his sons, Ed and Don Kirschkorn of Bellingham; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Private burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

HOLLAND, Samuel T., of 1240 Northwest Road, passed away at his home, Tuesday, Oct. 29, (1957) following an extended illness. Mr. Holland had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 54 years, having formerly been in business in Ferndale and later in Bellingham. He is survived by his wife, Helen; one sister, Mrs. Charles Park of Greenville, Ky.; one nephew, Mr. Abner Holland of Chehalis, and numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be held in the Monroe Funeral Chapel Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Calhoun officiating. Cremation will follow. Casket bearers: Lee Martin, Clarence Willard, Kenneth Pope, Harley Dyer, Milton Pynor, Vernon Frieselman.

HOLT, Eva, age 95, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Christian Health Care Center. Eva was born in Van Buren, Missouri on September 11, 1907 to Tom and Minnie Williams. She was the oldest daughter of twelve children, four boys and eight girls. Her youngest sister, Virginia Lindall is the only living sibling residing in Marysville with husband Vic. Eva married William "Wid" Holt on September 9, 1927 in Ellington, Missouri. They had three daughters, Helen, Melba and Erma. They moved to Lynden in 1937 and son James was born in 1943. They operated a strawberry farm in Lynden until their retirement. After fifty-two years of marriage, Wid passed away on May 6, 1979. Eva lived on the home place, gardening and growing flowers. Her driveway was always lined with beautiful dahlias. She continued to work, sorting potatoes for the Bedlingtons and helping in the Maberry's strawberry plant well into her 80's. She loved her friends and family who would come to visit, play guitar and sing. She retired to the Christian Health Care Center in 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Helen and husband Butch Timmer of Lynden and Melba Lackey of Bellingham; grandchildren Brent Matter and wife Barb, Kim Rhea and husband Don, Juli Wandel and husband Howard, Sheree Bates and husband Mike all of Lynden; Lance Hirmann and wife Cindy and Scott Lackey all of Bellingham; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives. Besides her husband William, she was preceded by infant son James and infant daughter Erma. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

HOLTZHEIMER, Elsie S. 72, of Blaine passed away at a Bellingham hospital, June 27, (1961) following an extended illness. She was born in Maxberg, Iowa, and had lived in Blaine since 1939. Twelve years ago she married Ernest Holtzheimer in Everett. Survivors include her husband, Ernest, at home, one brother, Clarence Greer of Lewiston, Idaho; many nieces and nephews in Idaho and Eastern Washington. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the McKinney Funeral Home with Rev. Willard Buckner officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Hillsdale cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 29, 1961) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

HOLTZHEIMER, Erman, age 65, who resided at 2441 Crestline, Ferndale, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 1980. A life time resident of Whatcom County, he was a retired teacher and coach for the Ferndale School District. Surviving are his wife, Betty; 2 sons, John of Bellingham; David of Oak Harbor; 1 daughter, Barbara Harrington of Everett; 1 brother, Ted of Blaine; 2 sisters, Elaine Cooke of San Mateo, California & Greta Woolery of Los Angeles, California; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Vista Middle School Auditorium by Rev. Lloyd Pandratz. Burial following in Greenacres Memorial Park. Under the direction of Moles Funeral Home.

HORGAN, Annie E.    d. 13 Sep 2000  Image

HORN, Jack, age 77, of 1320 Lakeway Drive, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 1993. Born February 28, 1916 in Frazier Mill, B. C. Canada to John and Rose Horn. Most of his life he was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church; graduated from Bellingham High School; attended University of Washington where he played football; served in the U. S. Army, WWII; lived and worked in Bellingham all of his life, retired from Bellingham Cold Storage in 1982; his favorite hobby was golf and he played regularly with a men's group at Riverside Golf Course; he was a very spiritual person and loved the outdoors; he had a great respect for nature and loved animals; his greatest joy was time spent with family and friends. Survived by two daughters, Jacqueline and husband Louis Nicksic of Bellingham, WA; Lynn and husband Phil Doan of Blaine, WA; 4 grandchildren, Marc Trunkey, Sue Maconaghie, Leslie Trunkey, Michael Trunkey; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Gail Wood of Scottsdale, Arizona; 3 nieces, Wendy Guffrie of Freeport, Maine, Judy Henningsen and Susan Pade, both of Portland, Oregon; nephew Church Wood of Scottsdale, Arizona. Memorial graveside service Friday, October 1, 1993, 10:00 A. M. Bayviw Cemetery with Reverend Ron Redell officiating. Cremation. Jones-Moles Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

HUARTSON, Roy    d. 14 May 2004   Image

HUFF, Clara C., age 84, of Bellingham, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Bellingham. She was born July 29, 1912, in LaMotte, Iowa to Nicholas and Catherine (Welbus) Till and had been a Whatcom County resident for the past 45 years. Mrs. Huff had been employed as a waitress and also as a dental assistant. She was a member of Church of the Assumption. She married William W. Huff on Oct. 1, 1931, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1985. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie J. and husband James V. Hawley Jr. of Ferndale; grandchildren James G., Michael D., Jeffrey W. and Debbie J. Hawley; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday, March 24, 15 1 p.m. at Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Slater officiating. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park.
(From the Ferndale Record Journal, March 15, 1997) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HUME, Elsie Handerson passed away at her home in Sedro-Woolley, Thursday, July 19, at the age of 60 years. Mrs. Hume had been a resident of Bellingham and Sumas for 30 years, before moving to Sedro-Woolley two years ago. She was a member and past Noble Grand of the Rebekah lodge of Sumas. She is survived by her husband, Ray Hume, and son, John Arthur Dever, Los Angeles; two grandchildren, John and Jan; her mother, Mrs. Mary Sanders, Bellingham; two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Shumaker, Valdez, Alaska; Leola Lee, Bellingham; four brothers, Wiley C. and John F. Sanders, Olympia; Milford J. Sanders, San Francisco, and Stewart K. Sanders, Compton, Calif., and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted in the Lemley Mortuary, in Sedro-Woolley, Wednesday, July 25, at 1 p.m., by the Rev. V. C. Shafer, of the First Presbyterian church. Graveside services will be conducted by Bay View cemetery, Bellingham, Wednesday, July 25, at 3 p.m.
(From the Bellingham Herald of July 24, 1945) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HUNTLEY, Mildred Florence - Visitation for Mildred "Mickey" Florence Huntley of Bellingham will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to noon Monday at Greenacres Funeral Home in Ferndale. A memorial service with closed casket will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rex Watt officiating. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Huntley died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. She was 88. Born Jan. 16, 1911, to Robert and Effie (Headley) Elwood in Sutton, Neb., she lived in Fort Benton, Mont., before moving to Whatcom County. She was a 1929 Mount Baker High School graduate. In 1931, she married Leroy Huntley. They divorced in 1957. Mrs. Huntley worked for Needhams Nursing Home for many years. She enjoyed her vegetable and floral gardens and was known for her cooking. Her hobbies included reading, playing the harmonica, crocheting and making quilts and afghans. Her three brothers, one grandchild and one great-grandchild died previously. Survivors include her daughters Betty Rickenbaucker of Lynden and Barbara Jorgenson of Aberdeen son Howard Huntley of Bremerton sisters LaVera Huntley of Bellingham and Betty Byrd of Ferndale nine grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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