SALLEMI, James Vincent, age 81, of 424 14th St., passed away Fri. May 22, 1987. A Bellingham resident since 1971, he had received 2 merit awards from the Italian President, the Cabalier & the Commandetoro for his contributions to Vinciana, and is survived by his brother, John Sallemi of Hendersonville, No. Carolina. Jones Funeral Home. Cremation. The family suggest memorials to St. Joseph Hospital.

SASSE, Margaret, 83, of Blaine, was taken by death at a Bellingham hospital, Monday. Surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Marie Byron, of Blaine; three sons, A. W. Becker of St. Paul, Minn., Walter Becker of Burlington, and Edward Becker of Retsil, Wash. There are six grandchildren, a sisster, Mrs. Freda Kubolsky and three brothers also surviving. Brothers are Herman, Robert and Frank Ordoff, all of Buffalo, Minn. Services will be conducted Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. at the McKinney funeral home. Interment in the Haynie Cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 7, 1951) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

SCHACHT, Kathleen D., age 31, of Birch Bay, passed away Tues. July 28, (1987) in Stockton, CA as the result of a car accident. She is survived by her parents , William & Patricia Schacht of Bellingham; three brothers, William of Oak Harbor, Richard of Birch Bay, Fred of Everett. Services are pending at the Westford Funeral Home.

SCHENCK, Maxine I. - Dies in Seattle -- The remains of Maxine I. Schenck, 27, of Poulsbo, who passed away Sunday (27 Apr 1947) in a Seattle hospital, have been received by the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Canon Ernest B. Smith of St. Paul's Episcopal church will officiate and interment will take place in Woodlawn cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil R. Schenck who moved from Bellingham to Poulsbo about seven years ago. She went through school here, and was graduated from the Whatcom high school in its last class before it was made a junior high school. Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter from a recent marriage; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Byrd of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Jack A. and Joseph M. Schenck, of Poulsbo; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Western, of Bellingham; three uncles, William A. Schenck, of Bellingham, Glen B. Schenck, of Seattle, and Robert H. Western, of Puyallup; and an aunt, Mrs. George W. Pfarr, of Bellingham.

SCHENK, Edna Mae, age 83, of 2400 Samish Way, passed away Tues. May 10, (1983). Mrs. Schenk had been a resident of Whatcom County for many years, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Cooties Auxiliary of the VFW. She was retired from the Cement Plant and leaves to survive 1 son Robert of Lynnwood; 3 daughters, Hazel Pullar of Lynden, Lois Brehmer of Anacortes, Doris Johnson of Ferndale; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Effie Hachman of this city. Funeral services will be conducted Thurs. May 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. David L. Bruner officiating. Interment Woodlawn.

SCHENK, Ethelyn G, 2501 E. St., age 76, passed away Sunday, March 5, (1972). Mrs. Schenk was born in Michigan and had resided there most of her life. Survivors are 2 sons, Howard, city, Alvin, Sacramento, Ca.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Merrideth of Seattle, Mrs. Ada Bryant of Kent, Wash., Mrs. Marion Kraft of Seattle, Mrs. Gertrude Lunde of Everson; 1 sister, Mrs. Alice Price of Burlington; 3 brothers, Al Vander Yacht, of Ferndale, James Vander Yacht, city and George Vander Yacht, Lynden; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Friday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

SCHENK, George August, age 72, of 1216 Toledo Street, passed away at home on Friday, August 17, (1962). Mr. Schenk had resided in this community for the past seventy years; was a retired employe of the Gorge Dam, and a member of Culinary and Beverage Workers Union, Local No. 529. Survivors are the widow, Ethelyn G., at home; two sons, Howard G., City; Alvin L., San Jose, California; four daughters, Mrs. Ada E. Bryant, Kent; Mrs. Margaret E. Meredith, Seattle; Mrs. Marion Kraft, Seattle; Mrs. Gertrude Lunde, Everson; seventeen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and one brother, Robert Schenk of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services are pending.

SCHENK, John, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 30, (1945), at the home of a son, George, Ferndale route 1. He was born in Australia and came to this country as a young man to settle in Wisconsin where in 1886 he wed Mary Rudy. The couple came to Whatcom county fifty-five years ago. Mrs. Schenk passed away in 1925. Mr. Schenk has resided here ever since. Survivors include two sons, George, Ferndale, and Robert, of Bellingham, and a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Donbusch, of Compton, Calif.; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. The body rests at the Knapp and Knapp funeral home in Lynden and funeral announcements will be made later.

SCHENK, Robert F., Sr., age 86, of 3127 Greenwood Ave., passed away Mon., June 26, 1978. A life time Whatcom Co. resident, he was an Army veteran of WWI & a member of the Lime & Gypsum Workers Union. He is survived by his wife, Edna; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Norma of Alderwood Manor; 3 daughters and son-in-laws, Hazel & Don Pullar of Lynden, Lois & Rob Brehmer of Anacortes, Doris Nutter of city; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews. Graveside service Thurs., June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.

SCHICKLING, Bernard A., age 78, 2524 Park St., Bellingham, passed away in Bellingham Thurs. May 28, (1987). He was born Oct. 9, 1908 in N. Dakota, had been a resident of this community since 1950, was a member of Assumption Catholic Church & Knights of Columbus Council. He leaves to survive his wife, Lois of the family home; 2 sons, John Schicking of Edmonds, Dennis Caling of West Virginia; 2 daughters, Vicki Portrey of Maryland, Pamela MacDougal of Seattle; 5 grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be Mon., June 1st, 8:15 a.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Madigan officiating. Interment will follow at Holyrood Cemetery in Seattle at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Under the direction of Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel.

SCHMIDLE, Ane Sophie, 3430 Northwest Ave, age 79, passed away at home Wednesday, May 8. Mrs. Schmidle was a 41 year resident of Ferndale and Bellingham and attended the Birchwood Presbyterian Church, was a member of Birchwood Garden Club and St. Luke's Assistance League. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alma Johnson and two grandchildren, Carol and Brad Johnson, of Bellingham. Services are pending at the Jones Funeral Home.
(From the Bellingham Herald, 8 May 1968) Submitted by Donna Sand.

SCHMIDLE, Oloise, age 72 years of 3519 Northwest Ave., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, (1952) at a local hospital, following a brief illness. Mr. Schmidle had resided in Bellingham for the past five years and had been a prominent farmer at Friday Harbor for 30 years before moving to this city. He is survived by his wife, Sophie Schmidle; one step-daughter, Mrs. Tima Johnson; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Penroy, Mrs. Josephine Aberg, and Mrs. Marie Marsh and one granddaughter, all of Bellingham. The Rev. Carl Calhoun, pastor of the Congregational Church, will officiate at services Friday, November 28, at 2:30 p.m. within the Chapel of the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns Funeral Home. Final resting place, Woodlawn Cemetery.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 26, 1952) Submitted by Donna Sand.

SCHOLTEN, Dean R., age 22, 8508 VanBuren Rd., Everson, passed away in a Seattle hospital on Sun. May 24, 1987, following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1965, in Bellingham, and had been a lifetime county resident. He was a 1984 graduate of Nooksack Valley High School and was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. He is survived by his parents, John & Magdaline of the family home; 3 brothers, LeRoy & wife Sharleen of Ferndale, Donald & wife June & Jerry & wife Karen, all of Everson; 3 sisters, Mrs. Betty & husband Bob VanDyken, Mrs. Evelyn & husband Terry Lautenbach & Mrs. Eileen & husband Scott VanDalen, all of Lynden and numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted on Thurs. May 28, 1 p.m. in the First Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Paul Beveridge officiating. Burial will follow in Monumenta Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Northwest Kidney Center. Services are under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.

SCHOUTEN, Anthony - Funeral services for Anthony "Tony" Schouten of Lynden will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Second Christian Reformed Church in Lynden. The Rev. Tom Haan will officiate. Burial will precede at 1:15 p.m. in Monumenta Cemetery. Mr. Schouten died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, in Bellingham at age 75. Visitation will be today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at Gillies Funeral Home. Mr. Schouten, a lifelong Whatcom County resident, was the son of Arie and Anna (Bovenkamp) Schouten Sr., and was born in Lynden on March 30, 1924. He married Wilma Morgan in Lynden on Aug. 4, 1943. Mr. Schouten worked for LDS Feed Store for 39 years and operated a dairy farm on East Badger Road. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 231. He enjoyed volunteering at the Hope Office, Project Phillip and the Lighthouse Mission. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and playing baseball. Mr. Schouten is survived by his wife sons Eldon Schouten and Marlo Schouten of Bellingham and Karl Schouten of Lynden daughter Linda Broers of Lake Stevens brothers Marinus Schouten of Everson and Bill Schouten of Blaine 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Jerry, Arnold and Dick Schouten two brothers, Carl and Arie Schouten Jr., and sister Gertie Honcoop. Arrangements are by Gilles Funeral Home of Lynden.

SCOLLARD, Henry Charles, age 57, of 1602 Alabama, lost his life late Sunday, November 13, following an auto accident. Mr. Scollard had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 37 years and was a member of the Church of the Assumption. Surviving relatives include his mother, Mrs. Margaret Scollard, city; two brothers, Jack and Frank Scollard, both at home; one sister, Mrs. T. W. Geroy, of Rt. 5, city. Rosary will be said Tuesday, November 15, 15 7:30 p.m. within the Church of the Assumption. Requiem mass will be celebrated within the Church Wednesday, November 16, at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Bernard Cremer officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 15, 1949) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

SCOTT, Margaret E., age 72, of 2608 Kulshan St., Bellingham, passed away Friday Oct. 12, 1990. Born June 14, 1918 in Sandy, Utah, she lived in the Silver Beach area of Bellingham most of her life; member of Silver Beach Community Church. Survived by her husband, Lee S. Scot; daughter, Myrna Lashua of Mount Lake Terrace, WA; sons Kim S. Scott of Bellingham and Michael D. Scott of Sumas; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Burgess and Lucille Stewart, both of Bellingham; brother, Delmar Nelson of Bellingham. Memorial service Tues. Oct. 16, 2:00 p.m. Silver Beach Community Church with Pastor Steve Balvanz officiating. Private interment Greenacres Memorial Park. Arrangements by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.

SCRIMGER, Sarah, 82, passed away at her home here last night (May 29,1940) after a residence in Lynden of thirty-eight years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. J. Weeks, Lynden; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. in the Knapp & Knapp funeral home, with interment following in the Lynden Cemetery.

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SHAGREN, Elizabeth, age 79 of 589 E. Badger Road, passed away in a local rest home Saturday, Aug. 13, (1966). A resident of Whatcom County since 1899 she was the widow of the late Henry Shagren. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a life member of Lynden Chapter No. 12, O.E.S. Surviving are 3 sons, William and Henry both of Lynden, Roland of Bellingham, a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Williams of Victoria and a brother, Peter Bonsen of Lynden, also 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Lynden Methodist Church, Monday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m., Rev. Marvin Jordan officiating. Burial followed in the Lynden Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

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SIDEN, Gordon J., 70, of 2301 H St., a lifetime resident of Bellingham, died Monday (Aug. 21, 1989) in a Bellingham nursing home. At the family's request, no services will be held. Ashes will be buried in Bayview Cemetery. Mr. Siden was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Bellingham. He was an appliance repairman for Columbia Valley Lumber, an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Altha; a daughter, Barbara Richey of Fruitland, Idaho; a brother, Ed Siden of Bellingham; a sister, Winifred Rudd of Bellingham; and one grandchild. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home.

SICKLES, Walter M., 69, of Bellingham died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999. He was born Dec. 1, 1929, to Robert and Viola (Gatzmeyer) Sickles in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Mr. Sickles was a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and a Bellingham resident since 1973. He is survived by daughters Elizabeth Kline of Ephrata, Kathleen Wiggins of Bellingham, Denise Connors of Phoenix, Ariz., and Angela Salgado of Ferndale brothers Charles Sickles of Colorado Springs, Colo., and William Sickles of Hyattsville, Md. his former wife, Dolores Dominguez of Ferndale eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

SILSBEE, Donald M., age 13 of 1140 Nevada St., passed away Thursday, August 11, (1966). Donald had lived in Bellingham for the past _ years and was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. He leaves to survive his father, Kenneth N.; 2 brothers, Del and Timothy all of the family home; maternal grandfather Marius Ytreeide of city; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noble Silsbee of Spokane; numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Pastor Raymond E. Pflueger officiating. Interment Greenacres. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.

SILSBEE, Vivian G., age 43 of 1140 Nevada, passed away Thursday, August 11, (1966). Mrs. Silsbee had resided in Bellingham for the past 8 years and was a member of Our Savious's Lutheran Church and the Mother's Circle. She leaves to survive her husband, Kenneth N.; 2 sons, Del and Timothy, all of the home; her father, Marius Ytreeide of city; 3 brothers, Roland Ytreeide of Kent; Harold and Lester Ytreeide, both of Spokane; 1 sister Miss Elaine Ytreeide of Minneapolis. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, pastor Raymond E. Pflueger officiating. Interment Greenacres. Under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.

SILVER, Jennie, age 59, late of 1310 Franklin Street, passed away at a local hospital Friday, Nov. 9, (1945). Mrs. Silver had lived in Bellingham for the past 23 years. Her survivors include one son, William A. Britt; two daughters, Miss Elsie Mae Silver, and Mrs. Ida Belle Matthews, all of Bellingham; mother, Mrs. W. B. Reese, Neosho, Mo.; two brothers, George McPhail, in Missouri, Donald McPhail, Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Kresswell, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Minnes Webb, Carterville, Mo.; and another in the East; two grandchildren. The remains rest at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth.

SINNETT, Bill - Our hearts are heavy to announce that Bill Sinnett, 54, of Bellingham, Washington, passed away suddenly at home on September 17, 2002. He was born to Joe and JoAnna (Severt) Sinnett on June 15, 1948 in Bremerton, Washington and was raised on Bainbridge Island. A graduate of Bainbridge High School, Bill served as ASB President and played varsity baseball and basketball. He was a mathematical whiz who received his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Math Education from Western Washington State College in 1970. Bill was part owner of S & S Enterprises, served on the Board of Directors for SkyDome Enterprises, and was business manager for Samish School in Bellingham. Bill lived life to the fullest and, oh, did he love sports. A youth athletic coach for years, he was also highly involved with the Youth Soccer Association for more than 15 years. Bill was an active member of the Bellingham Slopitch Association, where he was known as "the only guy who could turn a home run into a single." He was an avid golfer, a Life Master Bridge player, and a trivia buff who could give Alex Tribec a run for his money. He loved competitive games nearly as much as he loved betting on an outcome. Bill is survived by his wife Pam son Josh Sinnett and wife Anne his daughter "Princess" Rachel, her husband Lans Leedy, and their son-Bill's first grandson-Blue Leedy brothers Dave Sinnett and wife Karen, Mike Sinnett, John Sinnett and wife Jan, Rob Sinnett and wife Jane sister Cindy Irwin and husband Pat Uncle Johnny Severt Aunt Bernice Larson father-in-law Jim Thurman brother-in-law Jim Thurman and wife Sherri sister-in-law Penny Othberg a ton of nieces, nephews and cousins and special friend and golf buddy, Tom Lingbloom and his wife Gina. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at Jones|Moles Funeral Home in Bellingham, WA, with visitation from 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Bill will best be remembered for the generous love he had for his family-his given family and the many people for whom he was a surrogate father, mentor, and friend. Last, but unquestionably not the least, we'll remember those eyebrows!

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SKARSTEDT, Ellen Marie, age 92, of 1318 N. Forest Street, passed away in a local hospital on Wednesday, August 15, (1962). Mrs. Skarstedt had resided in Bellingham for the past 13 years. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Walter Seppala, City; Mrs. Martha Edwards, San Francisco, California; and Mrs. Mellie Spilsbury of Fresno, California. Private services were conducted by Pastor E. E. Olsenius today, August 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home.

SLONIGER, George Esmond - A memorial service for George Esmond Sloniger of Bellingham will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Parkway Chateau. Mr. Sloniger died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in Bellingham. He was 86. Born July 1, 1913, to Leslie and Florence (Hanson) Sloniger in Hastings, Minn., he graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and had been a Bellingham resident since 1997. In 1936, he married Dorothy Jordal in St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Sloniger was a teacher for 35 years and served as a high school principal in Minnesota and Oregon before retiring in 1976. He lived in Fallbrook and Huntington Beach, Calif., before moving to Seattle in 1993. Mr. Sloniger was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed sports, especially hunting and fishing. His son, Fremont Loran Sloniger, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, of Bellingham daughters Karen Sloniger Larson of Bow and Flori Sloniger Page of Huntington, Beach, Calif., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel.

SMITH, Jeanne C. - Visitation for Jeanne C. Smith of Bellingham will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Moles Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Korsen of Fourth Corner Church officiating. Burial will be at Bayview Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in Seattle. She was 77. Born Feb. 4, 1922 to George and Alice (Potter) Carlson at St. Joseph Hospital, she grew up in the Deming and Van Zandt area and attended school in the Mount Baker School District. Mrs. Smith married Richard B. Smith. He died in 1988. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, where she volunteered and enjoyed cards and crafts projects. Survivors include sons Allen B. and David Smith, both of Bellingham daughters Sandra Denson and Cindy Hanson, both of Lynden stepsons Dale Smith of Bellingham, Darrel Smith of Seattle and Dan Smith of Lockford, Calif. brothers Ken and Bill Carlson and sister Georgia Bonner, all of Bellingham and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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SPAKE, Reba N., 72, 3032 Cedarwood Ave., died Tuesday (Dec. 31, 1985) at a local nursing home. She was born Sept. 15, 1913, in Seattle and had been a resident of Bellingham since March 1982. Mrs. Spake was a member of Birchwood Presbyterian Church, the Lynden Senior Center and Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and was a former Washington State Federation Garden Club judge. Survivors include two sons; one daughter, Nadene Coles of Bellingham; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Birchwood Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. J. Timothy Lann officiating. Private entombment will be in the North Evergreen Mausoleum in Seattle.

SPENCER, Maude E., 1340 Pacific St., age 87, passed away Thursday, April 10, (1969). Mrs. Spencer had resided in this City the past nine years, and attended the Garden Street Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Viretta McCrory; Mrs. Thelma Dorsey, Mercer Island; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother and four sisters, all residing the Pennsylvania. Services will be conducted by Rev. A Wischmeier Monday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.

STADT, Henry C. "Hank" Stadt, age 84, of Lynden, died at St. Joseph Hospital on Monday, May 26, 2003. Hank was the son of John and Ellen (Buurman) Stadt and was born in Armour, South Dakota on July 18, 1918 and moved with his family to Lynden in 1937. During World War II he served in the US Army Air Corps and was married to Bernice "Bea" Zylstra on January 7, 1944. Hank learned to be a sheet metal worker while in the Army and following his discharge was employed by Lynden Sheet Metal for thirty five years. He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Lynden had also been a member of the Nooksack Valley Riders. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and most recently walking his two beagles. Hank and Bea were faithful supporters of the ministry of the Kings Men of Song from Lynden and traveled throughout the country to attend their concerts. Their attendance and support has been greatly appreciated by the choir and Hank will be dearly missed. Beside his parents, he was preceded by his son-in-law Jerry Bos; three brothers and two sisters. Hank is survived by his wife Bernice "Bea"; daughters Lynn Stadt of Bellingham, Kathy Bos of Lynden and Joan and husband Zay Hubbard of Bellflower, CA.; grandchildren Tanna and husband Juan Hernandez of Bellingham, Jeremy and wife Brandi Bos also of Bellingham and Justin Bos of Lynden; great-grandchildren Isabela Joy and Alexandra Faith Hernandez; sisters Frances and husband John Snapper of San Diego, CA. and other relatives.

STARCHER, Barbara Jean, passed away December 27, 2004. She was born February 10, 1931 in Sacramento, CA, to Manual and Lelah Frates. Barbara married Dennis Starcher in California July 2, 1950. They moved to Bellingham in 1967 with their four sons and two Saint Bernards. Barbara spent more than thirty years working, managing, and later owning Hampton Heights, a home for developmentally disabled adults. She was dedicated to making every one of their lives special. Barbara retired in 2002, and spent her remaining years with family and friends. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis, in 1991, her parents and two sisters Rosemary and Donna. She is survived by her sons James, wife Dee of Lynden; Kenneth, wife Carol; Daniel, wife DeAnna; and Douglas, wife Lynn, all of Bellingham; Bud wife Tina, of Hilo, HI; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; brothers Elwood and Michael; numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara will also be greatly missed by many close friends and their families. Memorials may be made to Mt. Baker Kidney Center. A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, January 8, 2005, at 12:00 pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church with Rev. Randy Grauer officiating. Arrangements by Jerns Funeral Chapel and On-Site Crematorium.

STILL, Lloyd Kenneth - A memorial service for Lloyd Kenneth Still of Blaine will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Blaine United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Judith Bardsley and the retired Rev. Don Walter officiating. Mr. Still died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Stafholt Good Samaritan Center. He was 97. Born July 4, 1902, in Fargo, N.D., he had been a Blaine resident since 1907. He was a 1926 graduate of Whitman College of Walla Walla. Mr. Still married Helen Harrison. She died in 1968. He later married Edith Boone. She died in 1985. Mr. Still owned Still's Clothing & Shoe Store. Mr. Still served as master and chief of commerce for the Masonic Lodge and was a member of Sigma Chi at Whitman College and the White Rock Lawn Bowling Association. He also was a member of the Birch Bay Village Art Group. At 87, Mr. Still competed in the Lawn-Bowling Tour of Scotland, completed art and writing classes in the '80s and '90s, and published his biography in 1997. He continued to participate in lawn bowling until he was 94. His hobbies included lawn bowling, painting, singing in the church choir and senior choral group, woodworking, bridge and cribbage and horseshoes. Survivors include daughter Karma Still of San Diego stepdaughter Bonnie Taylor of Portland, Ore. two grandchildren two great-grandchildren and six nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to either the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St., Blaine, WA 98230, or Birch Bay Village Art Group, c/o Bob Agner, 8058 Quinault Road, Blaine, WA 98231. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home of Ferndale.

STOAKS, Caroline E, 26_3 Elm St., age 75, passed away Friday, May 17, (1968). Mrs. Stoaks was a 10 year resident of this City, and was a retired art teacher. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church; Whatcom County Art Guild; Maple Leaf Chapter No. 58, O.E.S., and the Republican Women's Club. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Doris M. Macomber, Juneau, Alaska; two sons, Ralph G. Conner, Cheney, Wn; Walter B. Conner, Charlotte, N. C.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ward, Port Orchard; Mrs. Dorothy Ogden, Castle Rock; a step-son Louis V. Stoaks, Mount Vernon; five grandchildren; Mrs. Kay Dykas, City; Curtis D. Macomber, City; Robert W. Macomber, Sitka, Ak., Steven Conner, Charlotte, N. C., and Cathy Conner of Naperville, Ill. Services will be conducted by Rev. C. A. Shepherd Tuesday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, followed by cremation. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

STOODLEY, AnnMargaret S., 21, 2210 Lynn St., died Tuesday (Dec. 31, 1985) at her residence. No cause of death was reported. She was born Jan. 18, 1964, in Prince Rupert, B. C., and had been a resident of Whatcom County for six years. Survivors include her mother, Irene of Bellingham; her father; two sisters, including Robin of Bellingham; one grandfather; and one uncle. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen of Central Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in Greenacres Memorial Park.

STRAND, Ida M., 91, 905 Newell St., died Monday. Born Aug 10, 1893 in Barton, N.D., she lived in Bellingham for 77 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter, two sisters and two brothers. Family graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenacres Memorial Park with the Rev. Neal Snider officiating. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 7, 1984) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

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STURTZ, Dolores J., 28, of 2248 North Shore Road, died at home Sunday. She had lived in Bellingham 12 years and was a member of Calvary Temple. Mrs. Sturtz is survived by her husband, Robert, at home; two sons, Daniel and Gregory; a daughter, Sherie Lynne; parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Fred Dalton of Libby, Mont. (He was a former pastor of Assembly of God Church in Bellingham, 1952-17;) a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Calvert of Butte, Mont.; and one nephew. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Cantelon officiating. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park.
(From the Bellingham Herald, February 17, 1964) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

SWANSON, Marjorie Notar, of 1400 Moore St., died Saturday, July 6, 1991 at St. Joseph Hospital Main Campus. She was 72. Marjorie was born August 2, 1918 in Roslyn, WA, the second daughter of Frank and Frances Notar and came to Bellingham at the age of four. Her graduation class at Whatcom High School was the 1936 group and she was honored with a Cum Laude Award. She later attended Bellingham Business College, a retire[d] state employee, she held positions at the Employment Office, The Highway Dept., and Western Washington University. Survivors include her husband Cecil, at home; a sister, Maye Sprague of Bellingham; and numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed 1940's music, food preparation and travel. At her request there will be no formal service, interment, Bayview Cemetery. Contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Marjorie was a member of AARP, The National Travel Club and Medic Alert. Arrangements by Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.

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