VERA MARIE WARREN February 15, 1939-January 1st, 2013 In the early morning of new years day our very loved mother, nana, and GG was called home to be with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Vera was born in Riverside, CA on February 15, 1939 To North and Dora (Byrd) Owen. At the age of 16 her mother, Dora, passed away and Vera went to live with a very loving family, H. Lee and Floreen King, and their children, Diane, Duffy, Sherry and Mike. For the rest of Vera's life the Kings were her family that showed her love and protection. In Jurupa, California Vera married Don Pierce in July of 1957 and together they had three children, Melodie, Harmonie and Don. Vera loved her children very much and through all of Vera's life challenges her children always were first in her life and heart. Vera remarried and moved from California to Sumas where she would make her home for many years. She enjoyed her years in Sumas where she took up gardening and canning fruits and vegetables. She enjoyed bar-b-ques and sitting around the fire-pit with family and friends. She was a member of the Sumas American Legion and her summers were filled with fishing at Ross Lake, where she made many friends. Vera had a strong spirit and was very loyal to her family and friends. She faced many trials and challenges throughout her life. She gained strength by accepting the lord into her life and with the support of her dear friend, Carolyn Wynstra, she became strong in the teachings of the lord. Her children and grandchildren received a beautiful loving woman, who would always make time for their needs and events. She would constantly want to know how their lives are going and what she could do to help them, she was very involved in their lives. Vera was preceded in death by her mother, Dora Owens, parents; H. Lee and Floreen King, sisters Anita, June and Edna, and brother, Clifford Owen. Vera is survived by daughters Melodie Warren of Bellingham, Harmonie Daniels (Kevin) of Birch Bay, and son Don Warren (Lawless) of Sumas. Grandchildren Daniel Burlet of Vancouver, BC, Jared Daniels of Ballard, Cody Warren of Bellingham, Colt Warren of Bellingham, Phil Daniels of Bellingham, Jeremie Burlet of St. Helens, OR and Missy Briner (Todd) of Oak Harbor. Great grandchildren, Dorian Warren, Taiven Sanders, Holden Briner, Noxx Briner, Isaiah Warren, and another on the way. Also survived by sisters Diane of CA, Sherry of San Francisco, CA. Brothers Mike of Vista, CA and Duffy of Orcas Island and numerous nieces and nephews. A very special thank you goes out to Don and Ricky Pierce, Terri Isom, Carolyn Wynstra, Diane Anderson and the caregivers at St. Francis, Sheila (Cody and Colt) and Mike Braam, and Linda Warren. Also to Vera's extended family members, Andrea Warren, Felicia Davis (Cody), Kaylee Weaver (Colt), and Arlo Savage (Jeremie), thank you kids for being by her side when she needed you the most. She loved you all. Memorial Will be Friday January 11, 2013 in the fellowship room at Sonlight christian reformed church on the Bender Rd in Lynden, Time 1pm.