In Fond Memory…

For a complete listing of all classmates who have passed away, click on the link below to open an alphabetized obituary list.  Click on a name to go to that person’s specific obituary.

BHS Obituary List

Recent Obituaries

Carolyn Beth Ashburn Rawls

October 6, 1947 – August 20, 2019 Carolyn Beth Rawls, 71, of Snohomish, WA, passed away on the evening of August 20, 2019. Carolyn was born to Jonathan and Gloria Ashburn, on October 6, 1947, in Bellingham, WA. She leaves daughters, Kristi Manning, Jennifer Giambrone; sister, Margaret Soth; grandchildren, Keiley Manning, Joey Giambrone, Kaitlyn Giambrone; great-grandchildren, Rylinn Reiter, Kylie Reiter.  Her family will remember her as an intensely strong woman whose devotion to the ones she loved was felt every day and in everything she did. A Remembrance Gathering is scheduled for October 13, 2019, 3:00-5:30 p.m. at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA.

Dana J. Feldmann

Dana J. Feldmann 72 of Lynden, WA peacefully passed into the arms of his Savior on July 23, 2019 surrounded by his family. A private memorial service will be at a later day In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to Boy Scouts of America. Dana was born February 27, 1947 in Centralia, WA the second son of Lester and Minerva Feldmann. He married Marsha J. Murphy December 9, 1972 in Portland, OR. Survivors include his wife, Marsha J. Feldmann, Lynden, WA, children, Jim (Kelly) Murphy, Mackinaw, IL, Mardana (John) Hay, Abbotsford, Canada, and Shana (Aaron) Frankovich, Castle Rock, CO, and 5 grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Fred Feldmann, Acworth, GA; Cary (Nancy) Feldmann, Bonney Lake, WA and their families. Dana was a longtime resident of Whatcom County. After graduation from Bellingham High School he attended the University of Washington to study architecture followed by a couple years as a crewman on several large sailing ships in the Caribbean. Dana found Marsha, the love of his life, while in Portland, they married and returned to the Whatcom County where he began to work at Intalco. He retired from Intalco after 29 years of service. He loved the ocean which included sailing, clam digging and surf fishing. He loved art projects and was always creating something novel. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, who will miss him dearly.

Charles Larry Smith

Born 7/26/1946 in Bellingham to Charles and Beatrice (Depew) Smith; he died 6/22/2019. Graduated from Bellingham High in 1965. Served in the US Marine Corp Reserve. Was married to Patty Van Dyk for 21 years. Had a son, Denny and a daughter, Tammy. Worked for Intalco for 30 years. Owned the Holy Smoke Tavern with wife Karen Matter. Had a son, Trevor with companion Linda Pike. Enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating and motorcycling. Preceded in death by Grandparents, Stoey and Myrtle (Blodgett) Depew, his parents and brother Dan (Sue) Smith. Survived by sisters Charlene (Jim) Scott and Linda (Mike) Hook, son Denny Smith, daughter Tammy Smith, Son Trevor Smith, granddaughter Ashley Goering, Grandson Matt Goering, Great Granddaughter Aaliyah Goering, Great Grandson Novah Rambow. After a short stay in Hospice he passed away from pancreatic cancer. A private memorial will be observed.

James William Bagley

James William Bagley, Jim, died unexpectedly on May 1, 2019. He was a life long resident of Whatcom County though born in Port Angeles, he lived briefly, as a child, in Crescent City, California. Jim retired from the City of Bellingham. Preceding him in death were grandparents Mel and Maude Brann, parents Bill and Maxine Bagley, his Aunt Carm and Uncle Louie Brown, and brother in law Chris Troha. He is survived by his spouse, Cathy Shuler, of 22 years and her children Erica and Brian. JB left four siblings and their families: Norm Bagley (Carol Eckloff), Coral Donavon (Jim), Francene MacDonald (Scott) and Freddie Ann Troha. Other survivors include his cousin Jackie Bruce (Randy), Jim’s daughter Melanie, and former wife Terry Daly and her daughter Sharon Cload. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please donate to the Brain Trauma Foundation.  After Jim’s car accident in high school he had many physical challenges.  He met them with bravery, a great sense of humor and the strongest handshakes and hugs imaginable. JB will be missed by his family and many friends. Services will be announced at a later date.


Janice Lorraine Dahl

Janice L. Dahl of Renton, WA, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. She was 71, born on November 16, 1947 in Bellingham, WA to Karl and Dorothy Dahl. Janice was preceded in death by her father Karl and is survived by her mother Dorothy; her brothers Ed (Barbara) Dahl and Jon (Ellen) Dahl; her sister Ann Dahl; and numerous nieces, nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and cousins. Janice graduated from Bellingham High School in 1965 and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University. She worked for King County since graduation, working twenty five years as a Regional Recreation Program Administrator and then as a Ride Share Service Representative in accounting when she retired last July 31st. In her younger years her hobbies were slow pitch softball, badminton, and bowling; winning many trophies in slow pitch. Janice was also very involved with Special Olympics. She enjoyed traveling around the United States to visit family and even took a trip to Norway and Sweden. Her family and friends will always remember her as a kindhearted person, always doing random acts of kindness, paying for someone groceries or a meal was the norm for her. To her it wasn’t just big things that made a difference but also the little things. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church. A celebration of life is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4th at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellingham. You may share your memories at