PAGE, Pearl Gladys - A memorial service for Pearl Gladys (Green) Kanz Page of Elbe, formerly of Bellingham, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Richard Pike officiating. Mrs. Page died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Providence-St. Peters Hospital in Lacey. She was 80. Born Oct. 31, 1918, to Katherine and William Green in Spring Lake, Minn., she was a Bellingham resident from 1984 to 1991. On July 8, 1936, she married Peter H. Kanz in Grand Rapid, Minn. He died in 1967. In 1976 she married Harold Page. He died in 1985. Mrs. Page was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses for more than 40 years. Her hobbies included fly fishing and gardening. Her daughter Rose M. Latta preceded her in death. Survivors include sons Earl W. Kanz of Bellingham and James R. Kanz of Mobile, Ala. daughters Beverly E. Arnold of Tacoma and Judith A. Day of Elbe brother Earl Green of Wapato 24 grandchildren 16 great-grandchildren one great great-grandchild.

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PAULSON, Florence Jones Clark, 68, of Bellingham, a former Steubenville resident, died here Friday morning (July 30, 1971). She leaves her husband, Hans Paulson; sister, Mrs. George (Esther) White, and a brother, John W. Jones, both of Steubenville. Funeral arrangements are pending.

PAULSON, Stephen R. - Memorial services for Stephen R. Paulson, 39, 4206 Karen Road, Deming, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Acme Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Loper officiating. He disappeared while scuba diving Feb. 9, (1987). His body was not recovered. Mr. Paulson was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Bellingham. He and his wife Judy, were married Aug. 23, 1970. He was a dairy farmer and an active member of Acme Presbyterian Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert and Mark Paulson, and a daughter, Charlotte Paulson, all of the family home; his parents, Robert and Lillian Paulson of Van Zandt; a sister, Kathleen Kuipers of Curlew, Wash.; two brothers, Albert Paulson of New Jersey and Ole Paulson of Van Zandt.

PELOUZE, Robert F., age 56, of Reno, Nevada, passed away in that city June 17, 1978. Mr. Pelouze was a former resident of B'ham and he was a member of the Merchant Marine. He leaves to survive a brother, John Cox of Tiburon, Calif. Son of the late Betty Cox, grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. Simon J. Craft. Services will be held Thurs., June 29 at 10 a.m. in Bayview Cemetery under the direction of Westford Funeral Home.

PERRELL, Edward - Ending a residence of about 50 years in the Blaine district, Edward Perrell, aged 87 years, passed away as the result of a heart attack Sunday morning (28 July 1935) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bice, where he resided. The youngest of eight children, he was the last to go and leaves no relatives. For many years he was an employee of the Alaska packers Association at the Blaine plant. Funeral services were held from the Purdy chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and burial took place in the California Creek cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 15, 1935) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

PERRY, Nola Louise of Everson passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001. She was 86. Born in Ferndale on Oct. 12, 1915, Nola was a daughter of Carl and Anna (Vander Yacht) Boice and was a lifetime Whatcom County resident. She graduated from Lynden High School in 1933 and then from Bellingham Business College. Prior to being married, Nola worked as a secretary for the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company. She served on many election boards and as a volunteer for the Lynden Pioneer Museum, the Nooksack Food Bank, and as a reading tutor for the Everson Grade School. On June 26, 1946 she married William S. Perry in Lynden. She was a full-time homemaker and a member of the Friendly Neighborhood Club and the Michigan Club. Nola took weather reports from her Van Buren Road home for the National Weather Bureau for 22 years, and her weekly reports were printed in the Lynden Tribune. She also enjoyed watching sports. Besides her husband in 1979, Nola was predeceased by a brother, Versil Boice, and two sisters, Josephine Veleke and Sara Larson. Survivors include three sons, William B. Perry and wife Becky of Fairfax, Va., Roderic Perry of Everson and Robert Perry and wife Edie of Forest Grove, Ore.; three daughters, Ann Marie Hetterly and husband Warren of Lynden, Carla Pederson and husband Brian of Bellingham and Norma Jo Lambert and husband Jay of Everson; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Boice and wife Anna-Greta of Lynden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was held today at 1 p.m. in Lakeside Cemetery with a memorial service following at 1:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Lutheran Church. Memorials in Nola's name may be made to the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264. Arrangements were by Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lynden.

PETERSON, Diane, age 60, passed away after a long battle for life. Born in Bellingham, WA., to Frank "Chris" and Donna Angel on April 3, 1944, she attended schools in Whatcom County and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1962. Diane loved to fish and camp out with the kids at Silver Lake. She was always happy with whatever size fish she caught and some of them were "small." When Diane wasn't fishing, you could always stop by one of the Bingo halls and find her there, ready to "Bingo", just waiting for "B-8." She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Tara and fiance Randy Pfaff of Concrete, WA., Tammy and husband Jon Wyngaert of Everson, WA., Christine and husband Jason Holtrop of Custer, WA; sons, Jim and wife Denise Bird of Blaine, WA, and Mark Peterson of Blaine; and her grandchildren, whom she cherished, Jon, Amy, Kaylyn, Mike, Todd, Megan, Mitchell and Matthew. Diane will now spend time with her parents, Frank and Donna and her sisters, Janice and Kathy who preceded her in death. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 11:00 AM in the Ferndale Moles Funeral Home Chapel.

PETTIT, Anne Marie - A graveside service for Anne Marie Pettit of Chehalis, formerly of Bellingham, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Saxon Cemetery, with the Rev. Pete Rhea officiating. Mrs. Pettit died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centralia. She was 77. Born Jan. 21, 1922, to George and Anna (Selke) Walker in Bellingham, she was raised here and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1939. Mrs. Pettit was married to Eric Danielson Jr. for 41 years. He died in 1988. Mrs. Pettit was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 931 in Lynden and the National Rifle Association. She also was a member of Goshen Grange for many years. On Oct. 27, 1990, she married Thomas Pettit of LaCenter and they moved to Chehalis in 1992. She enjoyed baking and cooking, canning fruit and vegetables, working in her flower and vegetable gardens and embroidery and crossword puzzles. Her brothers John and Donald Walker died previously. Survivors include he husband Thomas, of the family home daughters Gail Holding of Chehalis and Kay Matteson of Gaston, Ore. son Mike Danielson of Bellingham sisters Margaret Hacker of Bellingham and Irene Hayes of Ferndale brothers Robert Walker of Ferndale, Neil Walker of Custer and George Walker of North Carolina 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel.

PHILPOTT, Thornton Burnett -- A memorial service for Thornton Burnett Philpott, 85, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Moles Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will be at Greenacres Crematorium, and burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery before the memorial service. Mr. Philpott, 4862 Beach Way, Ferndale, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital Main Campus. He was born Aug. 8, 1905, in Prentice, Wis., to George B. and Clara Belle Philpott. A Whatcom County resident since 1918, Mr. Philpott moved to Washington in 1911 with his family. He married Sylvia Minnie Unick on Jun 1, 1926, in Bellingham. A retired electrician, he was a life member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Mr. Philpott is survived by his wife, of the family home; a son, Tom Philpott of Bellingham; a daughter, Leila James of Bellingham; sister Gladys Tysver of Yakima; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements are by Moles Funeral Home.
(From the Bellingham Herald, January 29, 1991) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

PHINNEY, Susanne Waters, a former Bellingham resident who lived on Staten Island, N.Y., died Nov. 2 at the age of 73. Born in Bellingham Oct. 16, 1911, she was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Western Washington University. She also attended William and Mary College in Virginia. She was employed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for many years. Survivors include three daughters and two brothers, including Richard J. "Jim" Waters of Bellingham. Her husband, John Phinney, preceded her in death.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 7, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

PICHT, Richard C. - A celebration of life for Richard C. Picht of Bellingham will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Blue Horse Gallery, 301 W. Holly St. Mr. Picht died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at his home. He was 52. Born April 4, 1947, to Charles and Gladys (Cooks) Picht in Renton, he attended Tyee High School, Highline Community College and Western Washington University and had been a Bellingham resident since 1977. Mr. Picht worked at Whatcom Middle School for the Bellingham School District. On July 14, 1990, he married Jeanne Boni at the Roeder Home. He enjoyed being an artist and computer guru. Survivors include his wife, of the family home and parents of SeaTac.

PIERRON, William - Memorial services for the Rev. William R. Pierron, 71, 2836 Alderwood Ave., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Gladstone and Franklin streets. He died Saturday. Born in Bellingham June 18, 1913, he returned here in 1960. He was retired from the Social Security Administration. He served as minister to Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship. He was a graduate of Whatcom High School and Western Washington University. He was a member of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Association of Advancement of Science, Mensa Society, American Philosophical Association, United Nations Association, Whatcom Nuclear Freeze and National Association of Railroad Passengers. He was active in the local Democratic Party organization. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, a son and a sister. The Rev. A. Phillip Hewetts will officiate at the memorial service. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Unitarian Fellowship, Hospice of Whatcom County or a favorite charity.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 5, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

POLLMAN, Lucy E. - Visitation for Lucy Ellen Pollman, 91, of Ferndale will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenacres Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenacres Memorial Park, with pastors Tim Stevens and Ralph Poulson officiating. Mrs. Pollman died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at her home. She was born June 20, 1908, in Spring Creek, Mo., to W.M. and Cora Jane (Duncan) Lambeth. Mrs. Pollman was a 53-year resident of Whatcom County. She married Walter Pollman on Jan. 26, 1929. Earlier this year, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Pollman was a homemaker. Aside from her husband, survivors include daughter Jean Van Etten of Deming son Walter Pollman Jr. of Ferndale and many grandchildren.

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POWELL, Edith Marie - A graveside service for Edith Marie Powell of Bellingham will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, with the Rev. Al Currier officiating. Born Feb. 27, 1926, to Earl and Anna (Haggblom) Pearson in Bellingham, she was a lifelong Whatcom County resident. She enjoyed floral and vegetable gardening. Survivors include son Doug Aamot of Deming, sister Mary Anne Parker of Sedro-Woolley, seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 19024, LY-120, Seattle, WA 98109-1024. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home.

PRENDERGAST, Joe - Funeral services for Joe Prendergast, aged sixty-eight, were held this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Prendergast, who resided at Pemberton Meadows, B. C., entered the Vancouver General hospital, on Wednesday of last week and passed away on Sunday. Surviving him is a son in the Canadian Army; a daughter, Mrs. Blake Bedell; two nephews James Scott and Arthur Prendergast, a niece, Mrs. Agnes Cowell all of Blaine, and a number of grandchildren. Mr. Prendergast became of age while living at Drayton Heights and also resided in Blaine before going to British Columbia. He had many friends in this city and vicinity.
(From The Blaine Journal, November 7, 1940) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

PREO, John, - A resident of Bellingham for the past three years, John J. Preo, 70, died at his home in Bellingham Tuesday, concluding a lingering illness. For many years a barber here, Mr. Preo was a veteran of World War I. Surviving relatives are his widow, Amy; a son, Donald, of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Ruby Preo, of Custer; a brother, Orin, of Fresno, Calif.; and three sisters in Kansas. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns funeral home.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 27, 1950) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

PROCTOR, Joyce Joan, of Deming died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at her home. She was 68. At the family's request, there will be no services. Born July 22, 1931, to Clifford and Verna McLaughlin in Bellingham, Mrs. Proctor had been a lifelong Whatcom County resident. Her husband, John F. Proctor Jr., died previously. Survivors include daughters Diane Proctor of Sumas, Audrey K. Proctor of Deming and Teresa Lee Stinsky of Seattle son Douglas John Proctor of Deming six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel.

PRUITT, Harriett, age 78, 1200 Lincoln St., passed away Tues. July 28, (1987) in a local nursing home. She was a member of Catholic Daughters; Retired Teachers of Whatcom County; St. Anthonys Guild; Assumption Church and was one of the first Special Ed teachers in Whatcom County. She is survived by 2 sons, Jim Pruitt of Renton, Rod Pruitt of Alaska; 1 daughter Sister Kathleen Lee Pruitt of Seattle; 1 brother John McDonald of Bellingham; 1 sister, Mary Mura of Bellingham; 4 grandchildren. Services are pending at the Westford Funeral Home.

PORTER, Merle N. - Services for Merle N. Porter, 98, of Issaquah, formerly of Bellingham, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Enterprise Cemetery near Custer. Mrs. Porter died Wednesday (April 19, 1989) at Marianwood Convalescent Center near Issaquah. The body was cremated under the arrangement of Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Mrs. Porter was born Aug. 8, 1890, in Pierre, SD, to Charles and Roas Norman. She was raised on Lummi Island and lived most of her life in Whatcom County. On Aug. 24, 1912, she married Edward C. Porter in Custer. She was a foster mother to more than 26 children. Her husband and two daughters, Margaret and Marian, died before her. She moved to Issaquah in 1986. Mrs. Porter was a member of Emmanuel Church of Bellingham. Survivors include two daughters, Harriet Hertzog of Port Angeles and Ruth Markham of Seattle; a son, Edward C. Porter Jr. of Spokane; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.


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