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Viola Mae VanderYacht

August 26, 1924 June 6, 2019
Viola Mae VanderYacht
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Obituary for Viola Mae VanderYacht

Viola Mae (Groen) VanderYacht, age 94, departed this life on June 6, 2019, to assume her new life in heaven as promised by our Lord and Savior. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great grandmother.
She was born in Hull, North Dakota on August 26, 1924, to Richard and Nell Groen. Soon after graduating from Lynden High School, Vi married the love of her life, Dale VanderYacht on November 11, 1942.
Vi was a creative homemaker, loving her role as a wife to Dale, and then as a mother to their six children. She felt being able to raise them in the Lynden area was a blessing. Larry (Sharin), Carole (Alvin) Starkenburg, Ron (Janet), Darryl (Carole), Rick (Patty) and Duane (Bonnie). Vi enjoyed being involved in the activities her family brought into her life. She was a Sunday school teacher, room mother at her children’s school, BSF group leader, and was active in Second Christian Reformed Church.
Her favorite thing was being with family. She planned many fun Christmas gatherings, Seattle overnights, vacations in Chelan and fun times at her home on Lake Whatcom.
Vi is survived by her brother Delvin Groen, from Lynden.
Vi was preceded in death by her husband of 42 year, Dale; daughter-in-law, Carole VanderYacht; sister Jean and brother-in-law Rich Rutgers; sister-in-law, Marilyn Groen; grandchildren, Philip and Grant Starkenburg, Wade Eugene VanderYacht; and great-grandchildren, Stephanie Rose and Jake Kroontje.
A Celebration of Life will be Friday,11:00 am, at the Mt. Baker Rotary Building in Lynden, preceded by a private burial at Monumenta Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Hearts that Hope, 1824 Front Street, Suite C, Lynden WA, Second Christian Reformed Church, or Whatcom Hospice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Graveside

Friday

14

Jun

10:00 AM 6/14/2019 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

Friday

14

Jun

11:00 AM 6/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Baker Rotary Building

Front Street & Stremler Drive
Lynden, WA 98264

Mt. Baker Rotary Building
Front Street & Stremler Drive Lynden 98264 WA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Monumenta Cemetery Final Resting Place

1980 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264

1980 Front Street Lynden 98264 WA
United States
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