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John Lee DeBruin

September 18, 1943 October 20, 2019
John Lee DeBruin
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John Lee DeBruin was born September 18, 1943 in Artesia, Los Angeles County, CA, the oldest of Henry J. and Henrietta M. DeBruin's four children. He graduated from Mount Baker High School in Deming, WA in 1960.

John Lee lived in Southern California, Iowa and South Dakota before moving to the Northwest in 1960 with his family settling in the Van Zandt area.

He served our country in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Officer at Fairchild Air Force Base from 1962 – 1966. He worked in the auto salvage business driving truck and salvaging parts for Wholesale Auto Parts and Gundies before retiring.

John Lee passed away October 20, 2019 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is survived by three siblings and a large extended family.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Home, 202 Front Street, Lynden, WA with burial to follow at Monumenta Cemetery, Lynden, WA. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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10:00 AM 11/9/2019 10:00:00 AM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

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Monumenta Cemetery Final Resting Place

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

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