WAGNER, Mina Amelia Wallace    d. 24 Oct 2000   Image

WALTERS, Leon Lex, of 2824 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1993, at his home. He was 75. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lummi Island Congregational church with ritualistic service by Ferndale Lodge No. 264 F & AM. Mr. Walters was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Springfield, Ill., to Lex and Madge Walters. The family moved to the Los Angeles area in 1920, where he later met Ruth Marie Wallen in 1935. they were married in Yuma, Ariz., on March 3, 1940. Mr. Walters worked as a law enforcement officer for 40 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and United Airline. He graduated from Sacrament State University in 1958, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He later attended University of Santa Clara Law School. He moved to Lummi Island for his retirement in 1982. Mr. Walters was a member of Ferndale Lodge No. 264 F&AM, Ben Ali Shrine in Sacramento, and California Association of Highway Patrolmen. Survivors include his wife of the family home; daughter Penelope Swenson of Tehachapi, Calif; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Greenacres Funeral Home.

WARNER, Charles P. - A celebration in memory of Charles P. Warner will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at his home. Mr. Warner died at home Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998. He was 54. Born March 3, 1943 to Harry and Marie Warner in Bellingham, he was a lifelong resident of Whatcom County. Mr. Warner worked as a drywaller and carpenter, most recently for Strengholt Construction Co. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, picking mushrooms and outdoor cooking. Survivors include his companion, Mary; children Lisa, Ron, heath and Shawn; sister Alisa; two grandchildren; and many other relatives. Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home.

WEBB, Albert Lee   d. 2 Sep 2000   Image

WEEKS, Adoniram Judson, Rev., age 84 years, of Everett, passed away in that city Saturday, November 3, (1956). He was former resident of Lynden. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Norma Lovely, of Pinehurst, and Mrs. Eleanor Hasler of Seattle. One son, George, of Harbor City, California. Seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. from the Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden with Rev. Arliss Johnson and Rev. Roger Harrison officiating. Interment Lynden Cemetery.

WEEKS, Louise, Mrs. A. J. Weeks, for 34 years a missionary with the Karen people of Burma, died Wednesday (Oct. 18, 1950) at the age of 74 after a lingering illness. At the turn of the century she was principal of the Lynden school and with her husband returned to Lynden in 1937 after their long service in the Far East. She was born in Grand Junction, Mich., March 31, 1876. She married the Rev. A. J. Weeks, who survives, in 1905. Gillies funeral home at Lynden is making the arrangements.

WEIDKAMP, Beryl C. of Lynden passed away at a Bellingham nursing home on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001. He was 80. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Greenacres Memorial Park near Ferndale. A son of Theodore and Minnie (McPhail) Weidkamp, Beryl was born on the family homestead on Weidkamp Road northwest of Lynden on Dec. 3, 1920. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Gunners Mate First Class aboard a P.T. boat. Following his discharge, he married his childhood sweetheart, Lois Pearson, in Lynden on Aug. 27, 1947. For 30 years, Beryl was a serviceman for Northwest Propane in Lynden. He retired in 1982. He loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling in his motor home. He was a member of VFW Post #9301 of Lynden, the Clamdiggers Association and Pheasants Forever. Besides his parents, Beryl was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 1988 and four brothers, Harold, Willard "Chauncey," Milton and Ervin Weidkamp. Survivors include a son, Dave Weidkamp and wife Gay of Lynden; a daughter, DeAnne Johnson and husband Brian of Ferndale; five grandchildren; a special friend, Jean Horat of Lynden; two brothers, Vernon Weidkamp and wife Lois and Ira Weidkamp, all of Lynden; and many other relatives. Memorials may be made to VFW Post #9301, c/o Gerald Nelson, 689 E. Pole Road, Lynden, WA 98264. Services are under the care of Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lynden.

WERNER, Doris M., a precious Mom, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wed. July 11, 2007 at age 98. A long-serving pastor's wife and 1st grade teacher in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois, she is remembered for her love of children with special needs. She was married 50+ years to the Rev. Loyal E. Werner (deceased in 1991). She is survived by her son, Dr. Lance D. Werner (Ph.D. Univ. of Washington), a Geography professor for 18 years at Trinity Western University. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 20, 2:00 pm at Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St., Lynden. Donations can be made to the Loyal and Doris Werner Scholarship Fund, TWU, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 or a charity of choice. She will be missed greatly for her spunk, loving dedication to disadvantaged children and a smile that could light up any darkness

WHITE, Velma Ergler, age 27, passed away Saturday, June 4, (1949) in Newton, Iowa, following a lingering illness. Mrs. White had spent most of her life in Bellingham, having gone to Newton, Iowa, about two years ago to reside. Surviving relatives include her husband, Joseph White, her mother, Mrs. Byron Button and step-father Bron Button, both of Wenatchee, Wash; one brother, John Ergler, Everett, Wash.; one step-brother and two step-sisters, Ardell Button, Seattle, Mrs. Fern Reynolds, Everett, Wash.; and Arlene Chockley, Wenatchee, Wash.; also numerous other relatives. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist and Jerns Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 11 at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Charles Muir officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

WIBURG - Nels, aged 94 years, passed away at the home, 310 Champion Street, Wednesday, May 3, (1944). Mr. Wiburg had been a resident of Bellingham for the past forty-three years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Wiburg, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. W. B. Hopple, of Bellingham, and Mrs. J. R. Parker, of Inglewood, California; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Monday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral home by the Rev. John King Mitchell, pastor of the St. James Presbyterian church. Interment, Woodlawn.

WICKENBERG, Lydia    d. 27 Jul 1945    Image

WIGGINS, Dorothy, beloved wife of Donald Wiggins. Funeral Service January 12, (2009) at 11:00 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church in Bellingham. Dorothy is also survived by Sandy Davissson, Kim Wiggins, Blake & Bruce Ferguson, their spouses, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

WIGGS, Josephine Jean, age 78 of Lynden, was taken to be with her Heavenly Father at the Christian Health Care Center on Friday, July 7, 2007. She was the daughter of Ernest and Isabel (Enlow) Nichols and was born in Osawatomie, Kansas on December 30, 1928. Following high school, Jo Jean graduated from Baker University. She moved to Washington in 1950 when she married Eldon Wiggs in Seattle on September 1, 1950. She was a substitute teacher in many Western Washington schools. Following retirement Jo Jean and Eldon moved to Lynden in 1994. Jo Jean was a member of Faith Reformed Church in Lynden. She will be remembered for her shinning smile, abiding faith and servant heart. She was active in Girl Scouts as a leader and other activities included Christian women's Club, Children's Orthopedic Hospital Guild and Young Life. An avid bridge player, she enjoyed the challenges of that game. Golf was a passion in her later years. Jo Jean is survived by her husband Eldon; daughters Shannon of Gig Harbor and Debra of Bellingham and other members of the extended family. Jo Jean was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Ernestine Bennett and Wilesta Pierce.

WIGHT, Edna, age 87 of Lynden, died at the Christian Health Care Center on Saturday, May 31, 2003. Born Anna Edna Morton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Caldona (Goss) Morton and was born on November 17, 1915 in Snyder, Texas. She came to Whatcom County in 1939 and was married to Harold Wight in Everson on May 13, 1940. A home maker, Edna also helped her husband operate a dairy farm. Mrs. Wight was a former member and Deacon of the Everson Presbyterian Church and currently a member of Nooksack Valley Baptist Church. She also served as the Sunday School Secretary at both churches. Edna was a long-time active member of the Everson Club and she and Harold traveled for many years with the women's choir, The Joyful Sound. She also enjoyed sewing and crafts. Besides her parents, Edna was preceded by her husband Harold in 1999 and a total of eight brothers and sisters. Mrs. Wight is survived by daughters Shirley and husband Richard Fullner of Seattle, Ilene and husband David Campbell of Upland, CA. and Betty Wight also of Seattle; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives. Memorials may be made to the Nooksack Valley Baptist Church; 1208 Main Street; Everson 98247.

WILLIAMS, Herbert, 70 years old, of 2824 Walnut Street, passed away Tuesday at a local hospital following a lingering illness. A resident of Bellingham for the past 49 years, Mr. Williams had worked for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company and later the Miller Real Estate firm. Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Helen Williams; a son, Robert, of Portland; two sisters Mrs. Lou (Margaret) Wilson, Portland, and Mrs. R.N. (Mary) Doyle of Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as nephews and nieces. Submitted by Sandra Williams

WILLIAMS, Thomas - A celebration of life for Thomas A. Williams of Bellingham will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at 1324 Whatcom St. Mr. Williams died Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home. He was 80. Born May 13, 1920, to Herbert and Bessie (Gardner) Williams in Point Roberts, he was a lifetime Whatcom County resident. Mr. Williams attended Bellingham High School. Mr. Williams served as a gunnersmate first class in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Battleship Tennessee. On Dec. 27, 1943, he married LeVoun Farris in San Francisco. He enjoyed motorcycles and bird watching. He loved his dog Spike. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, of the family home daughters Stephanie and Cindy Williams, both of Bellingham, Beth Williams Gieger of Eastsound and Judy Williams of Richmond, B.C. sons Mark Williams of Lynden and Bert Williams of Kodiak, Alaska 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Mount Baker Kidney Center, 3201 Ellis St., Bellingham, WA 98225, or Whatcom Hospice, 600 Birchwood Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.

WILSON, Anthony Christian, age 26, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 12, 2007. We will gather to celebrate Tony's life on Thursday, July 19, at Noon in the Jake Maberry Gymnasium at Lynden High School with Pastor Craig Hardinger officiating. The celebration will be preceded by a graveside service in Lynden Cemetery at 11:00 am. Tony was the oldest child and only son of Jeff and Sandy Wilson. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho on September 22, 1980 and moved with his family to Lynden from McCall, Idaho in 1991. He graduated from Lynden High School in 1999 and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University. He began his career this past year as a financial planner at Merrill Lynch Investment Services in Bellingham. Tony had a deep love for sports. He excelled in football, basketball, and baseball in high school and football for WWU. He shared his passion and knowledge of the game by coaching basketball at Meridian High School and football at Lynden High School. Tony was kind, gentle and outgoing. He loved deeply and generously and was a dedicated friend to many. He gave freely of his time and was active in several community organizations including the Lynden Pioneer Museum Board, Lynden Masonic Lodge #56, and Toastmasters International. He was in the process of bringing his passion for golf and youth sports together by organizing a benefit golf tournament that will take place August 10 and will be renamed in his honor. Tony is survived by his parents Jeff and Sandy Wilson, and sister Jenn Wilson of Lynden, the love of his life Bree Brandt of Laurel; maternal grandmother Donna Lowrance, paternal grandparents Harold and Mary Wilson and maternal great grandmother Wilma Edick of Homedale, ID. and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather John Fisher.

WILSON, Jeanne (Jessup) Wilson died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at home in Ferndale. She was 78. She was born at Fort Casey on Whidbey Island on Nov. 1, 1920. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Ferndale First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, H. Earl Wilson daughters Susan M. Schouten of Everett and Scheryl A. Wilson of Minneapolis son Terry E. Wilson of Olympia nephew Ron Wilson of Ferndale eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery in Tumwater. Arrangements are by Moles Funeral Home.

WILSON, Ray Charles    d. 26 Oct 2000    Image

WINERD, Raymond A., 97, of Seattle, a former Whatcom County resident, died Wednesday (Aug. 28, 1985) at a Blaine nursing home. Born July 28, 1888, in South Dakota, Mr. Winerd lived most of his life in Whatcom County and the Seattle area. He was a longshoreman and fisherman. He was a member of Kulshan Lodge 186, F&AM, Blaine. Survivors include his wife, Vera, Seattle; two stepsons; a step-daughter; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Nora William, Bellingham; and a nephew. Cremation is planned, with private burial in Haynie Cemetery.

WINGER, Larry died at his Ferndale home Monday, Sept. 27, 1999. He was 75. A private service will be held. His ashes will be placed in Lynden Cemetery. Born May 7, 1924, to Wilber and Nina Porter Winger in New Market, Iowa, he married Edith Van Wingerden on Jan. 18, 1943, in Bremerton. Mr. Winger worked for Uniflite for 28 years and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, William Matthews No. 1585, in Bellingham. He was an avid hunter, fisher and gardener and enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors and on his Skagit River property. A son, Larry, died in 1965. Survivors include his wife daughters Ellen Winger of Bellingham and Janet Mills of Mount Vernon sons Jim Winger of Ferndale and Tracy Winger of Bellingham brothers Vernon Winger of Santa Ana, Calif., and Loren Winger of Sitka, Alaska sisters Phyllis Patterson and Donna Baer, both of Bellingham nine grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren and many other relatives.Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.

WULFF, Wilfred E., age 27 years, of Blaine, passed away Thursday, July 21, in Ugashik, Alaska, due to burns received when a gasoline motor exploded in the engine room of a boat. Surviving relatives include three sisters, Kristin Ness of Blaine, Mrs. Louise Altman of Seattle, Mrs. Doris McNallie, also of Seattle; one brother Ernest Wulff of Seattle; one aunt, Mrs. I. S. Benedictson of Blaine; also several other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted, Thursday, July 28, at 2 p.m. from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, with the Rev. A. E. Kristjannson officiating. Interment in Hillsdale cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 28, 1955) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

WYNGAERT, Edward J.    d. 23 Nov 1998    Image

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