We Say Goodbye…

We were saddened to hear of the loss of another classmate, Judy Corne Bray. Judy attended Bellingham schools throughout her formative years. She was a steadfast member of the Sunnyland+ Lunch Bunch and missed only two of the annual luncheons in over ten years. She will be missed at those gala events. Our condolences go out to her husband, Paul, and her family and friends. Her obituary also appears on our “In Fond Memory” page.

Judy Louise Corne Bray
(1947-2017)

Judy Louise (Corne) Bray was born March 9, 1947, and passed away December 2, 2017, in Tacoma, Washington.  She grew up in Bellingham, Washington, attended Bellingham schools, and was graduated from Bellingham High School in 1965.   She married Paul Bray and together they raised three children:  Jeff, Kris, and Anjee.  Judy is survived by her husband of 51 years, her three children, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  She also leaves two sisters, Joyce and Janna.  She will be dearly missed by her family.  Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tacoma, Washington.

 

 

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Reunion Luncheons…

A delightful time was had by the Sunnyland+ Lunch Bunch as we celebrated our 2017 luncheon at Bob’s Burgers & Brew on the Cook Road today; this is our 13th annual get-together.  It seems that as time passes these events become more meaningful as we reconnect to share laughs and old memories from when we were young.  If you have a photo you’d like to share with our classmates, please send it along to us.  We love pictures!

—Karen

 

 

 

One More Goodbye…

Unfortunately, we add another classmate to the roll of those who have passed away this year as Sharen Farrar Macy died this past July.  Her obituary is below as well as on our “In Fond Memory…” page.  We offer condolences to her family and friends.

Sharen Lee Farrar Macy
(1947-2017)

Sharen Lee (Farrar) Macy was born April 20, 1947. She passed away July 15, 2017. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Betty Therrien, her Father, William Farrar and her husband Denny Macy. She is survived by her daughter, Babbette; sons Shane Bouffiou and Bryan (Vanessa)Bell, Brent (Shannon) Macy, Greg (Amy) Macy; brother Mike (Dianne) Farrar, grandchildren: Larrissa Barber, Kyle Macy, Brianna and Emma Bell; step parents Henry Therrien and Marilyn Farrar, nephews Jason (Becky) Farrar, Scott (Jamie Woods) Farrar; great nieces Kennedy, Ruby & Jessa Farrar and Summer & Mazee Farrar. Sharen was a talented florist and decorator. She had a great eye for beautiful antiques. She is finally home with the love of her life, Denny. Sharen was one of a kind and she will be dearly missed. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Once again…

Once again, we regret to advise you of the passing of another classmate, Jane Veratt Bradley.  Her obituary appears below as well as on our “In Fond Memory…” page.  Our condolences go out to Jane’s family and friends.

Jane Ann Veratt Bradley
(1947–2017)

Jane Ann Bradley (Veratt) passed away unexpectedly on 5/23 in her home in Federal Way. Jane was born 5/19/47 to long time Bellingham residents Chester & Mary Veratt. She grew up in Bellingham and graduated Shuksan High School in 1965. She then moved to Seattle to become a dental assistant; shortly after meeting Rich. They were married in the summer of 69. They built a home in Federal Way and raised their children in it. As the children grew Jane stayed busy making crafts of all kinds and selling them, she was creative and always was finding new and unique outlets to express it. As the kids grew she went to work as a teacher’s assistant, and also worked with children with disabilities, her compassion and love knew no bounds. Now reunited with her father Chester, Jane leaves behind: her husband Rich, daughters Carin & Katie, grandsons Aiden & Elijah, mother Mary, Sister Lisa, and niece Alisha. Life celebration 2 p.m. June 10th at the Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way. Family asks that you wear bright colors in honor of the brightness Jane brought to our lives.

Another Loss…

It is with much sadness that we announce the loss of another classmates, Steve Zatrine.  This is an especially hard time for the Zatrine family as Steve’s wife and the mother of their only son also passed away last November.  No further information is available at this time.

zatrine-001Steven C. Zatrine, Sr.
7/4/1947 – 2/10/2017

Steven Zatrine, Sr., age 69, was born in Bellingham, Washington, and passed away February 10th at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, Washington.  Arrangements by Whatcom Cremation & Funeral.

 

Veterans Page

We have added a page to our website listing those of our classmates who were members of the Armed Forces of the Unites States.  The names were culled from our obituaries so it is a very limited listing.  If you know of someone or are someone who should be on this list, please send us the information via the comment section at the bottom of the page; we will try to update the page in a timely manner.  Include the name, branch of service, and service years.  Go here for the new page (it’s under the CLASS OF ’65 tab)…

VETERANS PAGE

Also, if you can help with the questionable branches of service on some of our deceased, that would be appreciated.  In some obituaries, it simply stated that the loved one served in Viet Nam or something similar.

—Karen

Another BHS Class Website…

In searching for some of our missing classmates, I stumbled upon the website for the BHS Class of ’66 and saw their plans for their 50th reunion this year.  In addition, I recognized so many–way too many–faces on their “In Memorium” page.  Click on the link below (it will open in the same window) to peruse their website.

BHS Class of ’66

I really like their idea of honoring their veterans.  If there is enough interest, we can create a page of our classmates who served (along with a picture of him or her in uniform?) which would include the branch and dates of service.  Let us know!

—Karen

Another loss…

It is with sadness that we announce the loss of another classmate, Mark Curtis Sleasman, who was known to most of us as Curt. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Margaret, and to his family. His complete obituary may be viewed on our regular obituary page as well as below.

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(1947-2016)

Mark Curtis Sleasman passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Providence hospital in Everett, WA due to complications of pneumonia and COPD. He was born in Bellingham on October 12, 1946 to Sid H. and Dorothy M. (Holmes) Sleasman. He, along with his wife owned and operated Sleasman Statuary for 35 years. He was a member of Teamsters #231 and drove dump trucks for 35 years, retiring from Lakeside Industries in Anacortes, WA in October 2008. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and served in the Navy as a gunner’s mate on the USS Oklahoma City and USS Providence during the Viet Nam War. He was an extremely hard worker, a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and was the muse for his wife’s writings; every time either he or she did something stupid, he would say, “Go write about that!” He loved his family and his many friends, especially best friends Bill LaPlante, Bob Danielson, and Greg Mumford. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy & Sid; son, Paul LeRoy Olsen, Jr.; daughter Elizabeth Sue Sleasman and grandson Mark Curtis Sleasman, II. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret; sons, Curt “Crash” Sleasman of Bellingham; Bill (Samantha) Sleasman, of Ferndale; John Anthony Olsen of Portland, OR; and Shane Parker of Bellingham. Daughter-in-law, Carol Olsen; grandchildren, Joshua James and Amber Ruth Olsen all of LaFayette, OR; grand-daughter, Kayla Dawn Sleasman of Spokane: grandchildren, Emma & Gabriel Gray of Ferndale; and grandchildren Sidney & Parker Sleasman of Bellingham; Brother, Dale (Darlene) Sleasman of Ferndale; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the Staff at St. Joseph’s, Skagit Valley, and Providence hospitals, to the Paramedics of Whatcom county and the EMT’s of Northwest Ambulance for going above and beyond in their care for him. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , and a vote supporting our fire and emergency services. Services will be announced at a later date.