TAGUE, Edward (Eddie) J., 72, passed away on December 20, 2004 in Reno, NV. Eddie was born and raised in Troy, NY, the third child of Margaret (Moore) and Edward T. Tague. His dad had nicknames for all his children and Eddie was known as "Toby." He wasn't fond of the name, but we would call him that whenever we wanted to get a rise out of him. The family grew to be four children, and Eddie was known to be the quiet one. Hindsight tells us he was the "free spirited" and adventurous one. Returning to Troy after the Korean conflict, Eddie was successfully employed but something was missing in his life. He made a tough decision to leave the east coast and make a life for himself in California. You could almost say "he lived happily ever after." This quiet young man was blessed with numerous friends and he became the California man. We all missed Eddie, but we were all happy that he had found where he belonged, particularly when, after some 25 years, he finally was able to share that life with Mary, his wife. Now that his life here, comes to a close, we look back and see "Toby," not as that quiet young Tague boy, but as an adventurous, free spirited individual who knew what he wanted and had the courage to pursue it. We were all blessed to know and love him. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, January 3, 2005 from 12:00-1:00 PM in the Greenacres|Moles Funeral Home Chapel, with a Graveside Service to follow at 1:00 PM at Greenacres|Moles Cemetery.

TALMAGE, Brandtly    d. 27 Sep 1995    Image

THIEL, Helen M.   d. 25 Mar 2006   Image

THISTLE, Nancy M. - Funeral services for Nancy M. Thistle, 21, 2525 Nevada St. will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home, the Rev. Elmer Erickson officiating. Mrs. Thistle died Tuesday (June 24, 1975) in Seattle. She was a life resident of Bellingham and a member of First Congregational Church. She is survived by the husband, Jeffrey R. Thistle; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Hatch; a sister, Carol; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hatch, all of Bellingham. Burial will follow at Bay View Cemetery.

THOMAS, Russel - A service of remembrance for Russel Thomas of Blaine will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine, with the Revs. Dennis Wildermuth and Donald Walter officiating. Mr. Thomas died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in Bellingham. He was 65. He was born July 31, 1935, to Russel and Dora (Johnson) Thomas in Blaine. He married Jean Elizabeth Coles on Oct. 5, 1958, in Burlington. Mr. Thomas was a commercial fisher in Alaska and the Northwest as a young man. He later worked for Georgia-Pacific West Inc. before retiring after 26 years with the company. He was a member of Fraternity of Eagles No. 3029 and the National Rifle Association for 25 years. He enjoyed yearly hunting and fishing trips with his wife and also enjoyed watching sports. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife of the family home; sons Daniel L. Thomas and Donald R. Thomas, both of Blaine; three daughters, Debbie Strickland and Darlene L. Hunt, both of Surrey, B.C., and Diane L. Conrad of Texas; brother Robert C. Thomas of Bellingham; sisters Shirley Finkbonner of Bellingham, Doris A. Janovich of Gig Harbor and June Peterson of Arizona; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Seafarers Memorial, c/o Blaine Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1718, Blaine, WA 98231. Arrangements are by Jerns McKinney Funeral Chapel of Blaine.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 9, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

THORP, Ferrell, age 31 years, 2122 Broadway, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, following an accident. Mr. Thorp was a member of the Motorcycle Club of Bellingham. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Thorp, Route 4, Bellingham; also numerous other relatives. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept. 26. at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. James Martyn Wilson. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 24, 1945) Submitted by Clara Jacobson.

THORP, Jess A., 65, of route 5, died at a local hospital Friday following a lingering illness. A Bellingham resident the past 19 years, he is survived by the widow, Myrtle, and two brothers, Burton of Oregon,and John of Everett. Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bingham-Dahlquist and Jerns Funeral Home. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 22, 1953) Submitted by Clara Jacobson.

THORP, Leona Thorp, 2122 Broadway passed away at a local hospital, Sunday, Sept. 23 following an accident. Mrs. Thorp was a member of the Motorcycle club of Bellingham. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barraford, and one daughter, Eldeen Lehn, all of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Martyn Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 22, 1953) Submitted by Clara Jacobson.

TIERNEY, Martin David, age 64 of 2315 Williams St., passed away Monday, July 27, (1987) in a local nursing home. He had been an elementary school teacher, a past President of Bellingham Educational Assoc., he had been in charge of The Audio Visual Dept., at Roeder School, a decorated WWII Veteran, was a past member of the Seattle Sheriff Dept. Survived by 1 son John Tierney of Bellingham; 1 daughter Joan Tierney of Bellingham; 1 sister Ann Anthony of San Diego; 1 grandson Shawn Tierney of Bellingham; 1 niece; 2 nephews; numerous other relatives & loving friends. Memorial services will be conducted Wed., Aug. 5, 1987 in the chapel of Westford Funeral Home. Memorials maybe made to the Heart Assoc. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home.

TIMERMAN, Joe C. - At his request, there will be no services held for Joe C. Timerman of Bellingham. Mr. Timerman died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, in Bellingham. He was 93. Born Dec. 27, 1905, to Charles and Emily (Brys) Timerman in Ferndale, he had been a lifetime Whatcom County resident. In May 1975, he married Mae Carter. After retiring from farming, Mr. Timerman worked as a custodian for the Ferndale School District for 10 years. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. Survivors include his wife, of the family home, and "adopted daughter" Barbara Hilty of Bellingham. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.

TOLLEFSRUD, Gladys, age 71 of 2185 Seamount Drive, Ferndale, passed away Friday, July 9, 1982. Mrs. Tollefsrud had been a resident of Ferndale for 2 years and is survived by 1 son, Eugene Clemens of Salem, Oregon; 2 brothers, Arley Kolstad of Centralia; Fred Kolstad of Minneapolis. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Ralph Poulson, Monday, July 12 at 3 pm in Woodlawn Cemetery, Burial under the direction of Moles Funeral Home. [b. Nov. 2, 1910, in Saskatchewan, Canada]
(From The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, Monday, July 12, 1982, page 2B.)

TOWNSEND, Donald K., 76, Maple Falls, died Wednesday (Dec. 7, 1983). He was born in 1907 in Colorado, and had been a Whatcom County resident since 1962. He worked with the U. S. Forest Service at Glacier, and was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Maple Falls. He is survived by one son, two daughters, one brother, two sisters and two grandchildren. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Greenacres Memorial Park. Pastor A. C. Sund will officiate. Jerns & LeVeck Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

TREFREN, Gerald     d. 5 Jul 1990    Image

TRUNKEY, Jane Constance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hansen of Blaine, passed away at a Bellingham hospital June 27, at the age of 50 years. Mrs. Trunkey resided in Bellingham and had been a life resident of that community. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church and the St. Anne's guild and a member of Chuckanut chapter of the Orthopedic guild. Other survivors include the husband, Herbert C. and one son, William F., both at the family home; and one brother, Ernest W. Hansen of Bellingham. Services were conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal church June 29 by Father W. Robert Webb. Final resting place in Bay View.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 5, 1956) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.


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