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Betty Wigboldy

August 14, 1932 October 21, 2019
Betty Wigboldy
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Betty Lou (DeVries) Wigboldy went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 21, 2019. Betty was born on August 14, 1932, in Munster, Indiana.

Betty and Homer, her husband of 66 years, served many churches around the country together while raising a family of seven children.

Because Betty was naturally gifted in music, she longed to serve her Lord already as a teenager and began to play the piano and organ in worship services, weddings, funerals, wayside chapels, and for local care centers. She volunteered her time at church, local thrift stores, and with the Stephen's Ministry. Being an avid baker and having a servant’s heart, she made countless pies, cookies, and bars for anyone who liked sweets. She instilled in her children and grandchildren the love for community by playing games of all sorts. Setting aside housework and responsibilities, Betty played cards and board games with anyone who asked. Many hours were spent in laughter while she attempted to shoot basketballs with grandkids, serve ping pong balls across a table net and shoot pucks into a shuffleboard slot.

Betty is survived by her husband and best friend, Homer, and seven children: Carol Goyt (Todd), Brenda Fennema (Lee), Ken (Paula Tuinstra) Wigboldy, Shirley Steigenga (John), Linda Kamps (Bryan), Nancy Wolffis (Victor), Susan DeJong (Harmen), 21 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson Christopher Lee Steigenga.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at the Lynden Christian Health Care Center for the loving and gentle care of their wife and mother.

Family visitation will be Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Gillies Funeral Home from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. The Memorial Service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, October 28, at Bethel CRC.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Elim Christian School: 13020 S. Central Avenue, Crestwood, Illinois 60418 or Lynden Christian Schools: 417 Lyncs Drive, Lynden, Washington 98264.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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3:00 PM 10/27/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/27/2019 6:00:00 PM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States





2:00 PM 10/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
Bethel Christian Reformed Church

1105 Liberty St
Lynden, WA 98264

Bethel Christian Reformed Church
1105 Liberty St Lynden 98264 WA
United States

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