MACKIE, William, 88, of Bellingham and former Blaine resident passed away in a Bellingham hospital Saturday after a lingering illness. He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge here since 1903. Surviving relatives include a sister, Mrs. James Bruce, of Port Frances, Ont. Services were conducted at the McKinney funeral home Wednesday with the Rev. Evan David officiating, followed by ritualistic services of the I.O.O.F. lodge. Interment in Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 7, 1951) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

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MADSEN, Theodore C. - Resident of Whatcom County 23 years and retired farmer, Theodore C. Madsen, 76, died Tuesday (May 19, 1959) in a local hospital. He had lived in Bellingham since his retirement and was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Blanche, at the home 509 Texas St.; a son, Everett, of Bellingham, and a daughter, Mrs. Beryl, Gowers of Seattle, and six grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Julia Thompson, Mrs. Laura Nelson and Lawrence, Roy, George and Walter Madsen, all in Wisconsin; Mrs. Carrie Mitchell of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Annie Showmaker of Edmonds. Funeral arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home.

MANGOLD, Daisy - Visitation for Daisy Mangold of Everson will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Gillies Funeral Home chapel in Lynden. Burial will follow in Nooksack Cemetery. Mrs. Mangold died at her home Wednesday, June 6, 2001. She was 70. She was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Jordan, Ark., to Raymond and Esther (Faris) Barnes, and married Raymond Mangold in Baltimore in 1948. He died in 1950 while serving in Korea. She also lived in Texas before moving to Yakima in 1963 and then to Federal Way in 1966. For 18 years, she worked at the Red Lion Hotel near Sea-Tac Airport and was a member of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees union. Mrs. Mangold moved to Whatcom County in 1986 following her retirement. She enjoyed playing various musical instruments, fishing, gardening, traveling and writing poetry. Besides her parents and husband, brothers Coy and Merl Barnes and Devoe Friend preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Pat Haugen of Everson and Donna Jensen of Alger sons Ted Mangold of San Antonio, Texas, Bill Phillips of Selmer, Tenn., Dewayne Cheek of Houston, Jim Cheek of Alvin, Texas, and Dan Cheek of Everson 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren brother Glen Friend of Calico Rock, Ark., and sister Joy Kirby of Mt. Home, Ark., and numerous other relatives. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Whatcom County, 600 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225.

MANN, Helen - A memorial service for Helen (Shawhan) Mann of Bellingham will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Robert Christie officiating and the Rev. John Gibbs providing the homily. Mrs. Mann died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her home. She was 75. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she had been a Bellingham resident since 1956. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Mississippi State College for Women in 1946. On Jan. 7, 1950, she married Calvin H. Mann Jr. in Memphis. He died in 1987. Mrs. Mann was a homemaker. Mrs. Mann co-founded the Hood Canal News, Huckleberry Herald and St. Paul's Little Epistles Preschool. She was a member of Master Gardeners, Whatcom Literacy Council, Bellingham Theatre Guild, St. Anne's Guild and American Association of University Women and served as a volunteer for Sharing Shop. Her hobbies included activities with the Literacy Guild Reading Group and International Student Exchange Program. She enjoyed classical music, boating, nature, family traditions and bringing Southern culture to the Northwest. Survivors include daughters Helen Tanzer and Sarah McEvoy, both of Bellingham, and Jean Mann of Seattle sons Ranny and Hunter Mann, both of Bellingham, Ben Mann of Antarctica and Cal Mann of Palo Alto, Calif.; brother Ben Shawhan of Texas eight grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.

MANNING, Belle A., age 99, passed from time into eternity on Friday, May 21, 2004 in Bellingham. She was born November 16, 1904 to James M. Long and Lilly M. Simans Long, who had left Missouri to seek a homestead in Alberta. She married Harry N. Manning on October 19, 1925 in Calgary, Alberta. After living in Canada a few years, they came to Bellingham, Washington. Harry preceded her in death in 1959. She has one daughter, Dorothy M. Greening of Penticton, B.C., Canada. Belle had two brothers and five sisters, all preceding her in death: Millard F. Long, Norman S. Long, Mary A. Seawn, Ruby Long, Lenora M. Derbyshire, Beula Stevens, and Clara Long. One grandson, Randy Greening, is deceased. She is survived by her sister-in- law, Ruth Long of Custer, WA; and four grandsons and wives: Robert Greening and Dawn, Bradley Allan Greening and Laurie, Steven Greening and Dawn and Douglas Greening, all of British Columbia. Also seven great-grandchildren. During and after World War II, she cooked for the Alaskan Highway crew while they built the Alaskan Highway. She enjoyed cooking and waitress work and worked in several restaurants around Bellingham. She enjoyed signing for the deaf. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel.

MANTHEY, Lloyd R. of Bellingham passed away at his home on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. He was 88. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Moles Funeral Home chapel in Ferndale. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ferndale. A memorial service will follow at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard Husman officiating. A son of Fred and Elizabeth Manthey, Lloyd was born in Bellingham on June 12, 1913. He graduated from Meridian High School and was a dairy farmer for 50 years. After he retired, Lloyd and his wife, Peggy, and his son, Dan, owned and operated Manthey Christmas Tree Land. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Bellingham and of the North Bellingham Grange for over 50 years. His wife, Peggy, predeceased him in July 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Caryn Sinnes and husband Ola of Bellingham and Mary Vroman and husband Howard of Ferndale; two sons, Dan Manthey and wife Marcia of Bellingham and Joel Manthey and wife Bonnie of Ferndale; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Manthey of Bellingham. Memorials may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church Preschool Fund, 858 W. Smith Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. Arrangements are under the care of Moles Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ferndale.

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MARTIN, Jay R., Sr., age 43, of Bellingham, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2002 in Bellingham. Born Dec. 1st, 1958, to Roy H. & Mary V. (Wilson) Martin in Bellingham. He was a lifelong resident of Whatcom County. Mr. Martin worked for various refineries in Whatcom & Skagit Counties. He loved fishing, & crabbing, casinos, playing Bingo, baseball, and watching Babe Ruth games. His mother, and two brothers: Roy C. Martin, and Dean Martin, preceded him in death. Survivors include: his mate, Tammy Tom of the family home two daughters: Jaycina Martin, and Mandy Martin both of Lummi four sons: Jay R. Martin, Jr., of Ferndale, Garrick Martin, Jaycob Martin, and Tyler Martin all of the family home two granddaughters: Alyssa and Montoya Martin, both of Lummi four sisters: Marcella Laclair, Colleen James, Margaret Martin, and Carmen Solomon all of Lummi two brothers: Mark Martin, and Wendell Martin both of Lummi his father, Roy Martin of Lummi numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. The Prayer Vigil will be Sunday, 09/22, 7:00 PM with Mr. Vernon Lane officiating. The Funeral Service is Monday, 09/23, 10:00 AM. Both services will be held at the Wex Li Em Community Center, 2300 Lummi View Dr., Bellingham. Ferndale|Moles Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

MARTIN, Jule Emil - Funeral service for Jule Emil Martin, age 88, of 409 York St., will be Tues. May 26, 1 p.m. Jones Funeral Home. Interment Lummi Island Cemetery. Mr. Martin passed away Thurs. May 21, 1987. A Whatcom County resident all of his life, he was a member of Sons of Norway; Alaska Fishermans Union; son of Emil & Sophia Martin, pioneer Lummi Island family, during the 1920's was Captain of the Ferry between the mainland & Lummi Island. He is survived by his son, Robert E. Martin of Silverdale; daughter, Grace E. Jensen of Seattle; 2 step-sons, Robert & Ron Ericksen, both of Ferndale; 2 nephews, Vincent & Kenneth Martin; niece Emily Smith. He was preceded in death by his brother William Martin & 2 wives, Edna Martin & Carrie Ericksen Martin.

MATCHAM, Ethel, age 6_ years, 1116 Indian Street, passed away at a local hospital, Tuesday, October 26, (1948) after a brief illness. Miss Matcham had been a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty-two years and was well-known in musical circles. Surviving relatives include three brothers, Ned R., Matcham, Edmonds, Wash., H. W. Matcham, Seattle, and R. W. Matcham, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; also numerous other relatives. The remains are at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 30, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Robert T. McFarlane D. D., officiating. Interment at Bay View.

MATHESON – Funeral services for Charles Matheson, aged 78 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Auta M. Matheson, 602 Girard street, who passed away Monday, July 3, (1933) will be held in the Cathedral chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary Thursday afternoon, July 6, at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. James M. Wilson, pastor of St. James' Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. Mr. Matheson was employed by the Bellingham water department at the time of his passing and was a pioneer resident of this city, residing here for the past forty years. Surviving relatives besides his widow, are two sons, George F. and Freeman W. Matheson, both residing at Juneau, Alaska; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Gough, New Castle, New Brunswick, several brothers, of whom Thomas Matheson resides at Bothell, and one grandchild. Bearers will be G. W. Reilly, E. E. Sherwood, L. M. Sweeney, W. R. McGinness, Hugh Eldridge and Lewis Stenger.

MATHEWS, Gary H. - A memorial potluck for Gary Hugh Mathews of Bellingham will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale. Mr. Mathews died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Shuksan Health Care Center. He was 47. Born May 17, 1952, to Wayne and Gloria (Hovig) Mathews in Everett, he graduated from Sehome High School in 1970. In 1973, he married Linda Hirschkorn in Bellingham. Mr. Mathews worked for Uniflite, formerly United Boat Builders, of Bellingham for 18 years and later worked as a carpenter. Mr. Mathews enjoyed fishing and camping. Survivors include his wife, daughter Chelsea and son Parker, all of the family home mother of Bellingham brothers Todd Mathews of Bellingham, Steve Mathews of Ferndale and Scott Mathews of Everson sisters Lori LaCrosse of Nooksack and Karen Jabbora of Royal City and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel.

McALLASTER, Mildred E., 4419 Loomis Trail Road, Blaine, died Sunday in Bellingham. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, in the state and had lived in Whatcom County most of her life. Survivors include a son, two daughters, nine grandchildren and a sister. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home and Crematorium.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 7, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

McALLISTER, Gertrude T., age 92, formerly of 341 Telegraph Rd., passed away Mon. Dec. 30, (1985). Mrs. McAllister had resided in Bellingham for many years, was a retired member of the Culinary & Beverage Workers Union. She had also been a member of American Legion Auxiliary, WWI Barracks, OES and Pythian Sisters. She leaves to survive several grandchildren & several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband William in Oct. of 1973 & son Oliver in Nov. 1970. Funeral services will be held Fri. Jan. 3 at 11 A. M. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home.

McCANN, James, age forty years, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday (Nov. 4, 1941) following a long illness. Mr. McCann had resided here fifteen years and was a member of the Birchwood Presbyterian church and of the Sawmill and Lumber Workers Union NO. 2667. Surviving relatives are his widow, Myrtle; one son, Gene Virgil; and daughter, Betty Ilene, at home, 3100 Birchwood Ave.; his mother, Mrs. Emma McCann, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Rudy, at Eau Claire, Wis.; one brother, Isadore McCann, Culver City, Calif.; five half brothers and one half sister in Wisconsin. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Rev. Samuel H. Smith, Thursday, November 6, at 1:30 p.m. Final resting place, Woodlawn.

McCARTNEY, Frieda, 71, of 2821 Williams St., died March 24, 1989 in a local hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1918, she was a lifetime resident of Bellingham. Frieda was a past member of the League of Women Voters and a member of the Bellingham Golf & Country Club since 1955. She is survived by her husband Jack of the family home; sister, Marie Brandt of Bellingham; 2 brothers, Joseph Just of Livermore, CA and Richard Just of Edmonds; numerous nieces & nephews. Graveside services will be held at Bayview Cemetery on Mon. March 27 at 11 a.m.

McCONNELL, Thelma May, 91, of Bellingham, went home to be with her Lord on Sat., Jan. 17, 2004. She was born Sept. 4, 1912 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada. Her parents were Dwight and Mable Hatfield of Bellingham. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband Romaine Taylor, 2nd husband Louis McConnell, brother Denton & wife Jeanne Hatfield, and sister Shirley & husband Vincent Cox of Seattle. She assisted her 1st husband Roe Taylor in owning/ operating the Maples Café until his death in 1969. She and Roe shared many hobbies such as fishing on the bay, camping and hunting game in Eastern Washington, taking trips in their camper, and golfing. She was part owner and worker at her father's business, Hatfield Cleaner's, until his death in Jan. 1972. She continued to work in the business with her brother Denton Hatfield who later died in 1987. She then lived and cared for her ailing mother Mable Hatfield. Thelma, her mother, and a dear aunt and niece took a trip to Hawaii where they loved the climate among other things. She also enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Holy Land with her friend Verda Page. She was also active in a Nursing Home Ministry where she was blessed by meeting Louis McConnell, a retired minister. They enjoyed a trip to Hawaii, a cruise to Alaska and a conference at Cannon Beach, Oregon. Thelma enjoyed reading Christian books, especially the Jeanette Oke novels and did not miss any of the "Left Behind" series. Survived by her sister Nadine (Stanley) Barger of Snohomish step-sons: Phil (Patti) McConnell of Bellingham, Leonard McConnell, Robert McConnell, James McConnell step daughter Vera Grovon three nieces Marcia (Dean) Cross of Muncie, IN, Stana (Dan) Spangler of Everett, and Melinda (Rick) Rudd of Sultan three nephews David Hatfield of Seattle, Russell and Matthew Barger both of Everett and numerous other family members. A memorial service will be held Sat., Jan. 31, 1 pm at Immanuel Bible Church, 2000 W. North St., Bellingham with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial at Greenacres|Moles Cemetery.

McELROY, Jill A. - Funeral services for Jill A. McElroy, age 36, of 756 El Camino Way, Lynden, will be Thursday May 12 at 1 p.m. in Central Lutheran Church with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen & Rev. Dennis Anderson, officiating. Interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. McElroy passed away Sat. May 7, 1983. She is survived by her husband Russ; 2 daughters, Heidi, age 7 and Holly, age 5; her parents, Melvin & Odele Jaeger of Nooksack; brothers, Jan & wife Diane Jaeger of Germany, Larry & wife Betty Jaeger of Bellevue and John Jaeger of the East Coast. A Whatcom County resident for the past 15 years, she was a member of Central Lutheran Church where she was active in Sunday School work. The family suggest memorials to Central Lutheran Church Sunday School Fund. Jones Funeral Home

McKNIGHT, Julia S., 2899 No. Nugent Road, Lummi Island, Wash., age 91, passed away in Bellingham Wednesday, April 9, (1969). Mrs. McKnight was a 12 year resident of Lummi Island, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in this City. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Glenara Austin of Lummi Island; two brothers, Ernest Sherwood, Richmond, B. C.; Miles A. Sherwood, Los Angeles, Calif.; also numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be conducted by Rev. Max Oliphant Monday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home followed by Cremation.

McLARTY, Grant, 78, of Lynden died Sept. 9., 1999, in Bellingham. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Oct. 20, 1920, to Alexander and Henrietta (McLeod) McLarty. He spend 4? years in the Canadian Armored Corps and married Ellenor Smith in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 16, 1942. Mr. McLarty spent most of his professional career with Air Canada, joining the company in 1946 when it was Trans Canada Airlines. He retired in 1976 after working in senior management positions in Montreal, Vancouver, B.C., New York and Tampa, Fla. After his retirement, Mr. McLarty sold real estate in Tampa until moving to Lynden in 1986. He was involved in many business and community organizations, mostly in Canada. He was vice president of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, and a director for the Ontario Society of Crippled Children, the Alberta Council for Crippled Children and Adults, and the Northwest Territories Tourist Association. He also was chairman of the Alberta Easter Seals Committee, vice president of the Alberta Tourist Association and president of the Airline Sales Manager's Association of New York. He enjoyed playing golf and the fiddle. He is survived by his wife, Ellenor, of the family home son Don McLarty of Singapore daughters Barbara Jones and Janet Fretter, both of Surrey, B.C. brothers Keith McLarty and Kenneth McLarty, both of Sault Ste. Marie sister Jean Mitchell of Gainesville, Fla. nine grandchildren and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by a son, Sandy, in 1953. No local services are scheduled. A memorial service and interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie. Arrangements are by Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden.

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McMURRAY, Genel R. Finkbonner, age 33, of Bellingham passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. She was born on February 21, 1972, in Bellingham to James and Shirley Finkbonner. Genel attended Bellingham High School and Northwest Indian College, and was invited to attend Harvard University. She won both the Pythian and AISES scholarships. Genel loved the outdoors, and enjoyed fishing and swimming. She loved to play games, go bowling and do crafts. Genel was preceded in death by her son, Sawyer McMurray, father James Finkbonner, and grandparents Russel and Dora Thomas, all of Bellingham; and grandparents Fred and Velma Finkbonner of Ferndale. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Finkbonner of Bellingham; husband Dylan McMurray of Bellingham; brother Darrin Finkbonner and sister-in-law Betty Finkbonner; and sister Linda Finkbonner, all of Bellingham; nieces Ashley Holmberg of Olympia, WA, Tifanny, Nicole and Jessie Finkbonner of Bellingham and Tiffany and Nicole Cultee; nephews Justin Finkbonner and Jordan and Nathan Cultee of Bellingham; mother-in-law Gladys McMurray; and brothers-in-law Jake and A.J. McMurray, all of Bellingham; godfather Gerald Finkbonner; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2006, at 10:30 AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church, 4195 Lummi Shore Road, Bellingham. Inurnment is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2006, at 2:00 PM at Lummi Cemetery.

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McSPADDEN, Margaret Gertrude - A graveside service for Margaret Gertrude McSpadden of Bellingham will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, with the Rev. Robert Christie officiating and military honors by American Legion Albert J. Hamilton Post 7. Mrs. McSpadden died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Bellingham Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 82. Mrs. McSpadden was born Oct. 20, 1916, to Harry and Dollina (McLeod) Hoxsey in Portland, Ore. She later married Bart C. McSpadden Jr. Mrs. McSpadden served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1957, she began her nursing career. She worked as an office nurse for a local doctor for many years. She volunteered to perform blood-pressure screenings at Fire District 3 in Laurel. Mrs. McSpadden was a member of American Legion Albert J. Hamilton Post 7. She enjoyed needlepoint and cooking. Survivors include daughters Susan Johanson of Lynden and Candace Brandt of Denver, brothers Jack Kurtz of Bellingham and Gordon Kurtz of Ferndale, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home of Ferndale.

McWILLIAMS, Lyle E. age 77, of 5439 Poplar Dr. Ferndale passed away Sunday, Aug. 25th (1985)in Bellingham. He was a Ferndale resident for 33 years & was a laborer & worked in the construction industry. He leaves to survive his wife Margaret; 3 daughters, Teresa Keys of Pataskala, OH, Louise Gusman of Bakersfield, CA, Lyla Benson of Ferndale; 2 sons, Marvin of Custer, & Loren of Ferndale; 2 brothers, Owen of Joplin, MO & Wayne of Mansfield, MO; 8 grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews. Graveside services will be held at Enterprise Cemetery Wed., Aug. 28th at 3 p.m., Rev. John Solberg officiating. Visitation will be Wed., Aug. 28th from 1-2 p.m. at the Moles Funeral Home Chapel.

METHVEN, Helen - Ill for the past fourteen months, Mrs. Helen Herd Methven, aged 78 years, died at the family home, 2429 Elm street, Monday. She came to Bellingham twenty-one years ago. Surviving are a son, William, of Renton; two daughters, Mrs. Robert B. Welch and Mrs. Jean Mulvaney, of this city; a brother, William Herd, in Scotland, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Bay View cemetery. Image
(From the Bellingham Herald, January 2, 1945) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MEYER, Adele Ann - A memorial service for Adele Ann Meyer will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. James Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Meyer died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Sehome Care Center. She was 91. Born Jan. 3, 1908, to Wilhelm and Margarethe (Sturke) von Hassel in Germany, she had been a Bellingham resident for about 27 years. Mrs. Meyer married Fred Meyer in Brooklyn, N.Y. He preceded her in death. She served as a "Pink Lady" volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital. Survivors include her sister, Tina von Bargen of Bellingham, and two nieces. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel.

MIDDLETON, Elbert J., aged 66 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois E. Middleton, passed away at the family home, 1110 Forest street, Tuesday, December 5, (1933) after an illness of one month's duration. Mr. Middleton had been a resident of this community for the past sixteen years, and was an active member in the Garden Street Methodist church. Surviving relatives, besides his widow; are one daughter, Mrs. Nina M. Hayner, Seattle; a twin brother, E. H. Middleton, Blaine; one sister, Mrs. Charles Vaughn, National City, Cal.; and two grandchildren, Sherwood and Marjorie Hayner, Seattle. The body is being cared for at the Homer Mark Mortuary, Cornwall avenue at Halleck street and funeral services will be held in the Cathedral chapel Friday afternoon, December 8, at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. Thomas W. Jeffrey, pastor of the Garden Street Methodist church, officiating, Interment will be made in Greenacres Memorial Park.

MILLER, Lynn, age 81, 2510 Lakeway Drive, passed away at home Thursday, August 29, (1963) Mr. Miller was employed by the Columbia Valley Lumber Co. prior to his retirement; was a member of the Congregational Church; Lumber and Sawmill Workers' Union, Local No. 2667; the 20th Century Club and the Library Forum. Survivors are his widow, Mayme O., at home; two sons, Lynn B., Bellevue; Alan O. of Eugene, Oregon; three grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis A. Miller, Nooksack; Dr. Hugh Miller, New York City, N.Y.; Dr. Carey Miller, Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. George Betts, Kelowna, B.C.; Mrs. Will E. Froude, Seattle and a cousin, Claude Miller at Glacier. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be conducted by Rev. Don Lamka Tuesday, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Greenacres Memorial Park.

MOON, Mary Anna, age 74, passed away at the family home, 800 Laurel Street, Tuesday, April 4, (1950). Mrs. Moon was the widow of the late George H. Moon, well-known building contractor, and had resided in this community for the past 49 years. Surviving relatives are one son, Clarence G.; one daughter, Mrs. George Graham; one grandson, Warren S., of Pullman, and one granddaughter, Miss Joan Graham, also of Bellingham. The Remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where services will be conducted by the Rev. James Martyn Wilson, Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m. Final resting place, Woodlawn Cemetery.

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MOORE, Ann L., 87 2726 Alderwood Ave., died Friday. Born No. 6, 1896, in Tacoma, she had lived in Bellingham since 1923. She was retired from the Bon Marche. She was a member of Birchwood Presbyterian Church and Adda Knox Auxiliary to St. Luke's General Hospital. She is survived by a son, two daughters, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Tim Lann officiating. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 5, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MOORE, Ron, of Bellingham, WA, left his earthly home and entered Heaven on December 29, 2004, after suffering a massive heart attack on December 20. We rejoice that his faith has become sight and that he is in the presence of Jesus Christ. Ron was born in Bellingham on April 18, 1945, to Tom and Esther Moore, both of whom preceded him in death, as well as two nephews, Kevin Monaghan and Troy Moore. Ron graduated from Mt. Baker High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he married Diane Hammer on May 15, 1964. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with dear friends, Luke and Elaine Nims, on a seven-week road trip this summer. Ron was a loving and faithful husband, committed father, and dedicated grandfather who spent countless hours with those he loved. He was always willing to help wherever he could and had a "Mr. Fix-it" reputation with his close family. Ron drove truck for 36 years, owned and operated Northwoods Trucking, Inc. He was an active member of Silver Beach Community Church, where he served in many capacities. Ron's absence will be deeply felt by the love of his life, Diane; daughter Marti and her husband Garth, grandchildren: Jessica, Cody and Kelsey Kneer; son Tyler, grandchildren Kyle, Alan, Amanda, and Scott Moore; daughter-in-law Kathy and husband Brian, grandson Gabe Morris; parents-in-law Bill and Evelyn Hammer; brother Jim Moore and wife Penny; sister Beverly and husband Al Holdt; extended family and dear friends.

MOORS, Catherine J., age 85 years, Route 3, Bellingham, passed away (March 30, 1946) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. May E. Cannon, 708 Carolina Street, following a lingering illness. Mrs Moors had been a resident of Whatcom County for the past 44 years and was a member of the Methodist Church, Boston, N. Dakota; of the Ladies' Aid at Rome Dairymen's Association. Surviving relatives include two son's. Clarence D. Moors, Bow, Wash., Claude, of Route 3, Bellingham; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Campbell and Mrs., May E. Cannon, both of Bellingham; one sister Mrs J. A. Godkin, of Calgary, Alberta; two brothers, Wilson and Fred Kellar, both of Ontario, Canada; sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 2. Ritualistic services of the Rome Grange were be held at the graveside in Hopewell Cemetery.

MOORS, Clarence, 82, a resident of Bow, died Tuesday, July 2, 1974 at United General Hospital. He Was born April 28, 1892, in Barton, ND and came to Washington in 1900. He was married to Ida Mae Bridges on Jan. 31, 1924 in New Westminster, B.C. The couple resided in Bow for the past 50 year. Mr. Moors was an Army Veteran of World War I. He was a retired shingle sawyer. He was a member of Shingle Weavers Local 2580 in Everett, and a charter member of Burlington Lodge 254, Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include his widow, Ida Mae of Bow; three sons, Burton and Robert, both of Bow and Cecil Raper of Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Kathryn) Severson of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Gertrude Campbell of Bellingham; and one brother, Claude Moors of Rome, Whatcom County. The family suggests memorials to Virginia Mason Research for Emphysema, 1111 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Funeral services for Clarence Moors will be held at 11 AM Saturday July 6, 1974 at Hulbush chapel with George Wiseman of the Bow Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow in the Bow Cemetery.

MOORS, David, aged 82 years, Route 3, city (Bellingham) passed away in a Bellingham hospital (Feb. 3, 1941) after an illness of several months. He had resided in Whatcom county thirty-nine years and was a member of the Methodist Church, Barton, N. Dakota; and the Rome Grange and Whatcom County Dairymen's Association. Survivors are the widow, Catherine; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Campbell and Mrs. May E. Connors, Route 3, city; two sons. Clarence D. Moors of Bow, Claude, Route 3, city; seventeen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral home.

MOORS, Ida May, age 92 of Bow died Tues, Sept 10,1985 in a Burlington nursing home. She was born Nov 1, 1892 in Gower, MO. Her marriage to George Raper took place Aug 23, 1911 in Bellingham. Mr Raper died in 1921. She was married to Clarence D. Moors on Jan 31, 1924 in New Westminster, B. C. Mr. Moors died in 1974. Mrs. Moors cane to the Rome area of Whatcom County in 1906 with her parents, the late John and Ellen Bridges. She had made her home at Bow since 1924. She was a member of the Bow Church of Christ and the Bow Women's Club. Surviving are 1 daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and Harold Severson, Mt. Vernon; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Ruth Raper, B'ham, Burton and Mona Moors, Holland, MI and Robert D. and Norma Moors, Bow: 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 1 brother and sister-in-law, Ellis and Belle Bridges, Wilmington, NC. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter Dorothy Raper and 1 brother, Elmer Bridges. Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Sat., at the Bow Cemetery, George Wiseman of the Bow Church of Christ will officiate. Friends may call at Hulbush Funeral Home. Burlington until 12 noon Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Bow Church of Christ, 1406 Ocean Dr., Bow, 98232.

MORALL, John Morall, age 75 years, passed away at his residence, 1220 High Street, Wednesday, October 10, (1945) following a lingering illness. Mr. Morall had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 32 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Sweden, where all his surviving relatives reside. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, Saturday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Clarence Haugen. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

MORALL, Pete Morall, aged 73, 907 Otis Street, a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty-two years, passed away at a local hospital, Monday, May 22, (1944) after an illness of two months. He is survived by one brother, John, of Bellingham; a sister and numerous other relatives in Sweden. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home.

MORRISON, Arthur J., age 83 years, of 2000 J Street, passed away at his home, Wednesday, December 3, (1947). Mr. Morrison was a retired express agent from Helena, Montana, and had resided here the past twenty-five years; deceased was an attendant at the First Presbyterian Church and leaves the following survivors; The widow, Elizabeth, at home; one son, Charles A., of this city; one grandchild, and three great grandchildren. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by Dr. R. T. McFarlane, Saturday, December 6, at 10:30 a.m. Final resting place Bay View.

MORRISON, Bertram
Island Resident Dies of Injuries
The sands of time ran out, early Monday afternoon (June 13, 1949), for a critically injured Orcas island war veteran, despite a dramatic flight to Bellingham for emergency treatment. Bertram Morrison, 29, died of injuries received when a log stuck him about the middle of the body. He had lost much blood. Death apparently came as the young veteran arrived at St. Luke's hospital. He was taken there by air ambulance, which met an Island Skyways plane piloted by Bob Schoen. Morrison was working for the Ritchie Logging Company when the accident occurred. He died about 1:15 p.m. A resident of Olga, he was a member of the East Sound American Legion post. Besides his wife, Jane, four children survive at their home. They are Robert, Mary Anne, Douglas and Stephen. His mother, Mrs. William Moore, Lives at Olga, and the father, Charles Morrison, Bellingham, also survives. The remains were taken to Bingham – Dahlquist & Jerns funeral home but were to be returned to Olga for services at the Community clubhouse there at 12:30 (DST) Friday, the Rev., Mr. Holt officiating. Burial will be in Olga cemetery.

MORRISON, Charles A., age 74, 504 W. Holly, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, July 28, (1965). Mr. Morrison was a resident of Bellingham for the past 35 years and was a retired railroad man. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Myron Hilty officiating. Internment Greenacres.

MORRISON, Elizabeth M., age 85, of 200 J St, passed away in a local hospital Thursday, March 29, (1951). Mrs. Morrison had resided here for the past 29 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Helena, Mont. Surviving relatives are one son, Charles A. Morrison, of this city; four grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs., W. J. Trezise, Mrs. Marion Bruce, and Mrs. Mert Riddle, of this city, and Mrs. Charles Sawday, of Vancouver, Wash. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where private services will be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson, Saturday, March 31, at 10 a. m. Cremation.

MOSES, Dalene H. of Deer Park died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at age 51. Mrs. Moses grew up in Bellingham and was a 1966 graduate of Bellingham High School. She was an active member of the Chattaroy Community Church and the church's bible study group. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Richard Moses of Deer Park children Koby Moses of Spokane, Gabe Moses of Elk and Cade Moses of Deer Park sisters Charlene Carr and Margie Bakker of Bellingham and Vivian Wilkinson of Ferndale a brother, Carl Weston of Bellingham a grandchild, Ceryna Moses and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services for Mrs. Moses will be held at the Chattaroy Community Church at 3 p.m. Sept. 18, 1999.

MUENSCHER, Frederick Otto passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the comfort of his beautiful home on the Ten Mile Rd. He was born to Fritz and Neldia Muenscher on Nov. 16, 1933 in Bellingham, WA. He graduated from Lynden High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to play football and basketball at Pacific Lutheran University and continued playing sports in the Army at Fort Sam Houston. Fred loved sports and was an avid WSU Cougars fan. He was a successful businessman, opening 26 Shakey's Pizza Parlors throughout Washington and Canada. Along with the pizza business, he enjoyed owning and operating Hinote's Corner for 38 years. He also owned several athletic clubs where he played handball with his family and friends for over 30 years. His golden years of "retirement" were filled with road trips with his bride, trips to Mexico, fishing and crabbing in the San Juans, and watching his grandkids grow. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, papa, and friend. His contagious laughter brightened the lives of everyone he came into contact with and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Esther; his children: Julie, Terri (Guy), Holli, Candys Plagerman (Dwayne), and Fritz; his grandchildren: Leo, Taylor, Danielle (Caleb), Cailey, Jacob, Joshua and Joseph; and his three sisters: Bernita (Pete) Zuidmeer, Isabel (Vail) Palmer and Elinor (Lonnie) Montgomery. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 11:00am at Ten Mile Cemetery, with a memorial service following at 1:00pm at St. John's Lutheran Church - 2530 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225.

MULDER, Alvin, age 86 of Sumas, was taken to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital. A lifetime Sumas area resident, he was the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Dyksterhuis) Mulder and was born on September 2, 1920. He attended Lynden schools and married Alyda Kaemingk on October 8, 1948. Together they operated a dairy farm on the Halverstick Road and later he worked for the Sumas Water Association. Alvin was a charter member of the Sumas Christian Reformed Church where he had also served as an Elder. He was active at the Nooksack-Everson Food Bank and enjoyed fishing and working on hand craft projects. A social person, Alvin delighted in spending time with friends and family; which brought him much joy. Mr. Mulder is survived at home by his wife, Alyda; children, Joanne (Mike) Forthun of Mt. Vernon, Butch (Joyce) Mulder of Lynden, Betsy (Darrel) VanWeerdhuizen and Edith (Terry) Burke of Everson; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters, Hilda Kornelis and Marian Stremler of Lynden and Gladys (Marion) Haveman of Maple Falls and numerous other relatives. Besides his parents, Alvin was preceded in death by daughter Glenda Mulder, granddaughter Heather Mullenix and great-granddaughter Tylee Altona.

MULVANEY, Jean W., 2704 Peabody St., died Monday. Born in Scotland, she had been a Bellingham resident for 48 years. She is survived by a daughter in California and a sister in Bellingham. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home, with Joseph Scott officiating. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 7, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MURA. Edward, age 74, of 2100 Young St., passed away Thurs. Oct. 10, (1985) at his residence. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp for 4 years, with the Coast Guard for 4 years during WWII, retired from the Border Patrol, spent 8 years with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Dept., member of Albert J. Hamilton Post No. 7 American Legion, Assumption Church, Assumption Parrish Council, Senior Citizens. Survived by his wife Mary; 2 sons, Steve Mura of Bellingham, Merek Edward Mura, Port Protection, Alaska; 2 daughters, Merial E. Lepera of Calif., Louann Culbreth of Summerville, Oregon; 1 sister, Ann Carr, Soap Lake, Wash.; 8 grandchildren; numerous other relatives. Memorials may be made to Assumption Church. Arrangements by the Westford Funeral Home.

MUSSETTER, John Lee, age 62, died at his home on route two, last Thursday. Death was attributed to a sudden heart attack. He had been a resident of the Blaine district for the past 28 years. Among those surviving are his widow, Lilly Carolyn; three sons, Lyle, of Yakima, Lee William, of Sedro Woolley, and Vernice, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Martin, of Seattle; three granddaughters and two grandsons; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Woodward, of Forks, a brother, Herbert, of Sisseton, S.D., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday in the McKinney funeral home with the Rev James Warne Sanders officiating. Interment in Blaine Cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 19, 1951) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

MYERS - Elsie Martha, age 82, formerly of 408 York St., passed away Sat. Sept 25, (1976). A resident of this community for the past 78 years, Mrs. Myers was a member of Unity Church of Truth. Surviving 2 sons, Harold, City, Lawrence C., San Pedro, Calif., 2 brothers, William Waschke and Henry Waschke, both city, 2 (sic) sisters, Mrs. Marie Myres, City, Mrs. Ida Swartz, Everson, Mrs. Bertha Olsen, Wenatchee, 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside services Tuesday Sept. 28, 2 p.m., Greenacres Memorial Park, with Rev. Howard Armstrong officiating. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

MYERS - Lawrence C. Myers, 2717 Humboldt Street, age 84, passed away Monday, December 26, (1966). A sixty-six-year resident of this city, Mr. Myers was a retired millwright, and was a member of Unity Church of Truth. Survivors are his widow, Elsie M., at home; two sons, Harold, of this city, and Lawrence C. of San Pedro, Calif.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Fred Myers of Red Bluff, Calif., and Earl Myers of Auburn, Calif. Services will be conducted by Miss Dorothy Paul Thursday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home followed by burial in Greenacres Memorial Park.

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