JAEGER, Daniel   d. 28 Dec 2004  Image

JAEGER, John, age 72, of Route 3, Bellingham, passed away at a local hospital Sunday, November 26, (1950) following an extended illness. Mr. Jaeger had been a farmer in this community for the past 45 years. Surviving relatives include a cousin, Ed Wiersma, of Aberdeen, Wash., and other relatives in Holland. Services will be conducted Saturday December 2, at 2 p.m. within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home.

JAMES, Maria Lorraine, age 55, of Ferndale, passed away Sunday November 12 at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born July 13, 1951 to Peter Syndey Rosario Sr. and Rita Iona Balch-Lewis. Maria was a Lummi tribal member and also Tsimshian Alaskan and Jamestown Sklallum. She attended school at Assumption Catholic School, Meridian Middle School and Bellingham High School (Class of 1969). After graduation, Maria attended Bellingham Technical College where she studied culinary arts. Maria blessed many with her wonderful cooking especially providing for her family as a homemaker for the remainder of her life. She loved caring for others, sewing, spending time at the beach, and working on cars. Maria is survived by her sons; Doug James Jr., Simon James, and Peter James, her daughters; Misty Julius, Eugena Tarter, and Jacqueline Jim, her brothers; Phillip George, James G. Rosario, and Darryl L. Rosario, her sisters Patricia ("Al") Rosario, Mary Beth Galicia, and Terri ("Grasshopper") Rosario; 23 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was pre-deceased by her brothers; Jerry Lewis, Peter Rosario Jr., and Charles Rosario; niece Valerie Renee James; and nephew Jewell Nathaniel James; and auntie Julia Hopkins. A Prayer Service will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the Wexliem Community Building. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 10:00 AM also at Wexliem with burial to follow at Lummi Cemetery.

JAMES, Merne Nelson, of Ferndale, WA died at home on Jan. 24, 2005. She was born on Nov. 7, 1924 to Grace and Walter L. Nelson, of Grand Forks, ND. In May 1997 she was married to Lewis C. James of Surrey, B.C. The couple settled in Ferndale in 1998. In the past few years they both battled serious illness, and her husband died in January, 2004. Mrs. James was a gifted teacher of music and children. One accomplishment during her 32 years of teaching in Dallas was the development of an award-winning chorus of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. In 1979 she was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. She was a soprano soloist in church choirs and directed both adult and children's choirs. She was an enthusiastic and energetic member of PEO an educational organization for women, for nearly 60 years. In Ferndale she was a member of the United Church. She is survived by her step-mother, Mavis J. Nelson, of N. Mankato, MN; a nephew LCDR Patrick Nelson, US Coast Guard of Washington, DC; a niece Connie Yates of Idaho Falls, ID and several great nieces and nephews. Also surviving the couple are Dan and Pat James of Blaine, Brian James and Nancy of Surrey, Gary James and Rita of Vancouver Island and six grandchildren.
(Extracted by Robert Witherspoon)

JAQUISH, Theron O. - Memorial service for Theron O. "Jake" Jaquish, age 70, of 4000 Flynn St., will be Tues. May 26, (1987) 2 p.m. at Garden Street Methodist Church with Rev. William Berney officiating. Private family committal, Fri. May 22. A Bellingham resident since 1963, he was a U. S. Army WWII veteran, received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, American Theater Service Medal; Lapel Button issued ASR Score (2 Sep. 45)92; Two (2 overseas service bars); member Garden Street Methodist Church, serving on the church board, superintendent of Sunday School; Sunday School Teacher; contributing many hours of volunteer work to Mountain Rescue, Red Cross Board, Crisis Clinic, AA Board & Counseling, MADD, RSVP, Home Security and served as Volunteer Fireman, town of Beliot. He is survived by his wife, Inis; daughter, Fern VanHorn of City; 3 sons, Rod Jaquish of City, Lannie & wife Robin Jaquish of Kent, Jeff & Linda Jaquish of City; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Freda Divine & Edith Grove, both of Beloit, Wisconsin. Jones Funeral Home.

JARVIE, Sarah   d. 5 Mar 2008  Image

JEFFERSON, Anthony, age 84, of Lummi Nation, passed away October 2, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born July 23, 1923 to Edward and Julia (George) Jefferson, Anthony was a lifetime fisherman and woodcutter who loved his community. Anthony served from April 1943 to November 1945 in the U.S. Army. He was placed in the 299th Combat Engineer Battalion and was wounded in action during the WWII invasion of Normandy, later receiving the Purple Heart. In addition to Normandy, his service included campaigns in Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was one of the most decorated Veterans from Lummi Nation. Anthony loved his family and is survived by his son Anthony Jefferson Jr. and his wife Marian, daughter Julie Ann Jefferson and significant other Brandon Richardson, daughter Lorna Phair and husband Robert, sister Dorothy Morris, grandchildren Dennis, Tawnee, Christine, Serena, Hazel, Gordon III, BreAuna, Kaneem, Anthony III, and Dharian, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Julia, brother Ernest Jefferson Sr., and sisters Hazel, Ethel, Ann, and Leona. A Prayer Service will be held October 4, 2007 at 6:00 PM at the Wexliem Community Building with a Funeral Mass to follow on October 5, 2007 at 10:30 AM also at Wexliem. Burial will follow at Lummi Nation Cemetery.

JENSEN, Carl E., a lifelong resident of Ferndale, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. He was 81. Born on the family farm off Paradise Road in Ferndale, Carl was a son of Walter Jensen and Caroline Louisa Baer, descendents of the William Baer family, settlers to Ferndale in 1878. Carl attended the Ferndale schools. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944, Carl received an honorable discharge. He was then employed in construction with local unions and he also worked in Alaska. Carl enjoyed hunting, motorcycles and attending rallies in Sturgis, S.D., until 1996. He was a member of the Lynden Pioneer Museum and the American Legion. He is survived by a daughter, Carleen Haber of Burlington; a son, Lonny Jensen of Bellingham; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Strey of Tucson, Ariz.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a lifelong friend, Ron Roesell; and a devoted friend, Leroy Snyder of Burlington. Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by three sisters and a brother. A graveside service was held Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery of Ferndale. Arrangements were by Moles Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ferndale.

JOHNSON, Albert T. - A time of remembrance for Albert T. Johnson of Bellingham will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Whatcom Room at Jones-Moles Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen of Central Lutheran Church officiating. Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in Bellingham. He was 93. Born May 27, 1906, to Julius and Inga (Christensen) Johnson in Tacoma, he attended public schools in King County. Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Coast Guard and worked as a lumber and sawmill worker in Bellingham. Mr. Johnson was a member of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local Union 2667A and Central Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing and gardening. His brothers died previously. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dagney T. Johnson, of Bellingham two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

JOHNSON, Dorothy, writer of the weekly "Remember When?" column for The Bellingham Herald, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1993 at Alderwood Park Convalescent Center. She was 91. At her request, no services will be held. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery. Born June 5, 1901, she was a resident of Whatcom County since 1927. Mrs. Johnson was an author and historian, with a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in library science. She was a librarian at Bellingham Public Library from 1927 to 1940. She later was director of the Whatcom Museum of History and Art from 1959 to 1966, overseeing much of the museum's restoration after a fire destroyed the original structure in 1962. Mrs. Johnson wrote her weekly historical column for the Herald for more than 20 years, the last of which appeared Dec. 30, 1984. She took on the responsibility of indexing the first volume of Lottie Roeder Roth's two-volume work, "History of Whatcom County." After completing the project, she gave her work to the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. Mrs. Johnson also published a book, "John A. Tennant: Early Pioneer and Preacher," in 1978. A member of Eastern Star and Congregational Church, Mrs. Johnson was a resident of Alderwood Park Convalescent Center the past three years. Survivors include sister Esther H. Ditmer of Aurora, Colo.; stepson Richard C. Johnson of Lacey; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle.

JOHNSON, Edward John, age 85, of Route 3, city, passed away suddenly at his home Monday morning, April 3, (1950). Mr. Johnson was a farmer and had been a resident of this community for the past 65 years. Surviving relatives include his wife, Alma at home; a daughter, Mrs. Violet Crutcher, and four grandsons, all of Route 3, city. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home with the Rev. O. A. Jacobson officiating. Interment in Greenacres Memorial Park.

JOHNSON, Solveig, age 82, passed away Sunday, June 26, at a Bellingham hospital after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Franklin Johnson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 30 at the McKinney Funeral Home, with Rev. A. E. Kristjanson officiating. Interment in the Blaine cemetery. Out of town people who came for the service were Miss Emma Scheving, Miss Valdina Gislason, Mrs. Robert E. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. E. Thomasson, Mr. and Mrs. Don Altman, Ernest Wulff and Mrs. Doris McNallie all from Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Dalstead from Anacortes and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gislason from Vancouver, B.C.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 7, 1955) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

JONASSON, Johanna, 93, of Stafholt rest home, passed away Monday, June 26, (1961) at a Bellingham hospital. Mrs. Jonasson had been a resident of Blaine since 1927. She is survived by many nieces and nephews in the Vancouver, B.C. area including Daniel Jonasson of Burnaby, B.C. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 28 at the McKinney Funeral Home with the Rev. G. P. Johnson officiating. Concluding services and interment were held in the Greenacres cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 29, 1961) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

JORDAN, William P. - A funeral Mass for William P. Jordan will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rob Evenson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale. Mr. Jordan died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 82. Born April 18, 1917, to Cornelius and Elizabeth (Henry) Jordan in Harrison, Neb., he had been a Whatcom County resident for 46 years. Mr. Jordan retired from Local 302 Operating Engineers. Mr. Jordan served as a scoutmaster for Troop 34 for more than 10 years. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping. His son Bill Jordan, five brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eileen, of the family home sons Bob Jordan of Blaine and Gary Jordan of Seattle sisters Marge Cook and Trudy Jordan of Casper, Wyo., and Ellen Lacey of Hot Springs, S.D. three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home of Ferndale.

JULE, James H., Jr., age 35, 404 Baker Street, passed away Monday, September 28, (1964). A lifetime resident of this community, Mr. Jule graduated from Western Washington College of Education in 1958, and had taught French at Fairhaven Junior High School the past four years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors are his widow, Gita, at home; one daughter, Anne and a son, Eric, both at home; father, James Jule, Sr., city; one brother, Major Wesley L. Jule with the Air Force in Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle M. Thompson, city; Mrs. Alice Quade, Spokane, and nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted by Rev. Grant Whipple Friday, October 2 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

JULIAN, Alvida M. - A prayer vigil for Alvida M. Julian of Everson will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Westford Funeral Home. A prayer service and wake will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in North Vancouver, B.C. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in North Vancouver, followed by interment at Burrard Reserve Cemetery. Mrs. Julian died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999. She was 73. Her sister Eleanor Dapp preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Richard (Dick) Julian, of the family home daughters Carole Thomas and Gwendolyn and Laurinda Julian, all of Deming, and Janet Gleason of Lacey sons Randall Julian of Everson and Rodney Cline of Deming three sisters and two brothers, all of British Columbia 17 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

JUNKIN, Thelma Evelyn "Gerry", 72, 715 Wilson Ave., died Sunday at her home. Born in Fairhaven on Jan 11, 1913, she was a lifelong Bellingham resident. She was a seamstress, and enjoyed needlepoint. She married Earl Junkin in 1931. He died in 1968. Survivors include a son, a daughter and two granddaughters. No services will be held. The body will be cremated, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(From the Bellingham Herald, October 1, 1985) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

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