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Marguerite (Margy) Jean Geleynse

June 28, 1925 June 11, 2019
Marguerite (Margy) Jean Geleynse
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Marguerite Jean Geleynse, of Lynden passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours on June 11, 2019. "Margy", the eldest of 3 children was born June 28, 1925 to Egbert (Bert) and Augusta (Dykstra) Matter in Lynden. After graduating from Lynden High School in 1943, she worked at the Star Market, Lynden Department Store and the Five and Dime in Lynden. In December of 1944 Margy married the love of her life, John Geleynse, Sr. After John's military service she and John moved back to Lynden and operated a small dairy farm in addition to growing several acres of vegetables. After their children were in school she sold Avon and made sure she was home when they arrived home from school. She was a wonderful homemaker and a much loved mother to her four children. She also helped John in operating their lawn mower and chain saw shop, Eastside Mower.
A woman of strong Christian faith, Margy was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church and participated in church activities such as Ladies Aid and singing in the nonet group. She loved the Lord and looked forward to meeting Him face to face.
Margy leaves behind her four children John (Kathy) Geleynse, Carol (Bill) Tjoelker, Linda (Leo) Beld and Lori (Bill) Davis all of Lynden, nine grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, one great great granddaughter and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
Margy was preceded in death by her husband John, in 2010, her parents, her brother Augie Matter, her sister Bonnie Matter Vrieling,son in law Tom Bajema and three great-grandsons.
A special thanks to Margy's caregivers and Whatcom Hospice for their wonderful and loving care for mom during her illness.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 17, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m, at Gillies Funeral Home.
A Memorial Services will be conducted June 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Second Christian Reformed Church, 710 Front Street in Lynden and private family graveside committal preceding in Monumenta Cemetery with Pastor Jim Carberry officiating.
Memorials in Margy's name are suggested to your favorite charity or Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 2800 Douglas Ave., Bellingham, WA. 98225
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Visitation

Monday

17

Jun

5:00 PM 6/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Gillies Funeral Home

202 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Gillies Funeral Home
202 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

18

Jun

10:00 AM 6/18/2019 10:00:00 AM
Monumenta Cemetery

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Private family burial.

Monumenta Cemetery
1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Service

Tuesday

18

Jun

11:00 AM 6/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Second Christian Reformed Church

710 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

Second Christian Reformed Church
710 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States
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