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Louis Alvin Rene'

Aug 2, 2022

Each of us is on a journey. Sometimes there is hardship along the way but the Creator of the universe has a plan for each one of us. This is my story.

                My family is from Odanak, Abenaki Reserve, in Quebec. The French community was slowly taking away our land so that we could not live according to the...

Norma Jean Clark

Jul 28, 2022


Jean Clark, 84, of Deming WA passed away on Thursday July 28, 2022. She was born to Lewis and Margaret Chase of Sedro Woolley on August 28, 1937.  

Jean graduated from Mt. Baker H.S. in Deming, WA in 1955. She married Robert Clark of Deming, WA on April 20, 1957 at the Acme Presbyterian Church. Soon after she...

John Joseph Morley

Jul 24, 2022


John Joseph Morley, 75, of Ferndale, passed away on July 24, 2022.

He was born to Timothy and Honora (Riordan) Morley on May 29, 1947 

at St. Clare Hospital, Manhattan, NY where he joined siblings Timothy, 

Christopher and Carol. At age 13 the family moved to the Bronx.  He 

graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1965.


He was...

Dolores Elaine Holleman

Jul 20, 2022


Dolores was born on September 24, 1944 in Bellingham to Thorval and Emma Berge.  She passed away in Bellingham, at Silverado Memory Care on July 20, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimers. Dolores graduated from Blaine High School in 1962 and from Skagit Valley College in 1964.  She married her high school sweetheart, Neal in 1964 and they...

Ruth Elizabeth Manos

Jul 18, 2022


Ruth Elizabeth Manos, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2022. Ruth was born August 29, 1931 in Bellingham to George and Myrtle (Ruth) Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pano “Pete” Manos on March 14, 1999. Ruth graduated from Bellingham High School in 1949 and worked for Seattle First Bank from a number...

Socorro S. Garcia

Jul 18, 2022


Socorro S Garcia

February 12, 1946 - July 18 2022

Socorro has been reunited with her daughter, Anna Maria, mother, Maria Luisa, and many other loved ones who have passed on. Socorro was a kind, loving, and accepting woman, who even in her last moments was thinking of others instead of herself. The impact that Socorro had on the...

Larry Eugene Arko

Jul 17, 2022


Larry Eugene Arko, age 78, passed away peacefully and comfortably while watching the Mariners on Sunday, July 17th in Ferndale, WA. He was born to Dan and Vave Arko in Bellingham, WA on July 20, 1943.  Larry graduated from Ferndale High School in 1961 and attended Bellingham Technical College before operating heavy equipment at construction sites across the state...

Steven Keith Stokes

Jul 9, 2022

Steven Keith Stokes, age 34, of Ferndale passed away at his home Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born January 22, 1988 in Bellingham to parents Mark Allen and Karalee Joan (Endersby) Stokes. As a resident of Whatcom County, Steve graduated from Sehome High School with the Class of 2006. He wrestled and coached for the Sehome wrestling team. He...

Barbara Jean Bruland

Jul 8, 2022


It’s with great sadness that the family of Barbara Jean Bruland announce her passing.  She died on July 8, 2022, peacefully at her home in Bellingham.  Barbara was born on September 11, 1936 in Ferndale, WA, to John and Helen Ford. Thirteen years later her sister Susan was born.

She spent most of her life in Whatcom  County, and...

Gertrude Van Dyken

Jul 8, 2022

Gertrude Van Dyken, age 104, of Everson passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at her home. She was born September 21, 1917 in Manhattan, Montana to parents Sam and Mary (Vander Ploeg) Van Dyken.  A graveside service will be held Friday, July 22, 2022, 10:00 AM at Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden followed by a memorial service at Covenant Grace Reformed...

Lee Hetterly

Jul 6, 2022


Lee Von Hetterly went to be with his Lord on July 6, 2022.  He was born November 11, 1941 in Bellingham, Washington to Eilo Frank Mariotto and Angela (Russell) Mariotto.  His mother later married George A. Hetterly who adopted and raised Lee. He graduated from Mt. Baker High in 1960 in Deming, Washington.  Later that year he enlisted in...

Kenneth Raymond Holmes

Jul 1, 2022


Kenneth Raymond Holmes, age 79, passed away peacefully and comfortably in his sleep Friday, July 1, 2022 in Bellingham. Ken was born in Olympia, WA February 28,1943 to parents Bertrand and Bertha (Lensegrav) Holmes. Ken Graduated from Olympia High school and attended WSU. In his early years, he could be found camping and fishing the lakes, rivers and streams...

Helen Ethel Percifield

Jun 27, 2022


Helen Ethel Percifielde, age 86, of Bellingham, WA formerly of Nampa, Idaho went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, June 27, 2022 in Bellingham, WA. At her request no services will be held.

Margaret "Peggy" Reeves

Jun 26, 2022


Margaret “Peggy” Reeves, age 95, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on her journey to heaven to be with her Heavenly Father and reunite with her husband, Gil and many loved ones.  She was surrounded by her family, Sunday, June 26, 2022 with singing of hymns and prayers. Peggy was born to parents Edwin and Margery (Tavener) Cook in Victoria...

Jan Thomas Stevens

Jun 25, 2022


Jan T. Stevens passed peacefully on June 25, 2022 in Bellingham, WA in the loving presence of his daughters, Pam (of Highland Park, IL) and Lar (of Bellingham, WA) and two granddaughters, RhaeAnna (of Bellingham, WA) and Shantel (most recently of New Zealand).  Though happily a long time transplant to Pacific Northwest, he remained a Texan to the core,...

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