Brad Youngquist passed away on Thursday evening, 1/21/2021 surrounded by his loving family: wife, Robin, his son, Evan, his daughter, Emma and Grandson Nathaniel. He ended his long battle with cancer in his Ferndale home, where he and Robin have lived for 40+ years. With Robin, he created a happy and loving life on their five acres where they raised two children and had many cherished memories with their five grandchildren. Brad was born in Mt. Vernon, Washington to Merle and Louise Youngquist. He went to Mt. Vernon High School where he was the photographer for the school newspaper and yearbook. After graduating in 1972, he moved to Bellingham where laid carpet out of Ralph’s flooring. He met Robin at a dance in 1971 and they married in 1974. They welcomed their son in 1983 and daughter in 1988. With his brother Brian, they established Northern Lime Co. in 1986. Brad later founded Northwest Lime Co. in 2002, serving Whatcom county and many other farms throughout Washington. He was well known and liked in the farming and agricultural community. Brad was a Boy Scout leader for many years with his son’s troop. His favorite memories are of 50 mile hikes and snow caving. His helped his son Evan achieve Eagle Scout. Brad was an avid mariner since his childhood in the Sea Scouts. He loved to be out on the water, exploring the San Juans, crabbing, fishing or shrimping from his boat. He was often joined by family and friends on his beach property on Whidbey Island for seafood cookouts and campouts. Great memories of Brad camping at Keystone are of him playing bartender and making wise cracks! He happily opened his home to neighbors and friends for an annual harvest party where everyone enjoyed his delicious barbequed salmon. We will always remember his quick wit and generous personality for welcoming any and all to join his gatherings. Robin and family are grateful for the generous caregivers, teams of cancer doctors and nurses, and Hospice staff who provided care and comfort to Brad along his journey with brain cancer since his diagnoses in 2016. The family would also like to thank the loving support and outreach from friends and community members. He is preceded in death by his parents, Merle and Louise Youngquist, and his brother, Brian Youngquist, uncles Don and Marvin. He is survived by his wife, son, (Lanissa Youngquist), daughter, sister, Sandy Stewart, (Gary Stewart), sister-in-law, Christie Youngquist. Grandchildren: Nate, Ryder and Riley Briceno, Aria and Jossyln Youngquist and nieces and nephew. Memorial arrangements will be delayed until this summer. Brad loved daffodils. To tribute his life, please plant one in his honor.
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