Geertje (Gaye) Salverda was born August 21, 1933 in Warns, Friesland, the Netherlands to Jan and Jantje de Jong-van Rijs. She died August 1, 2016 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Bellingham, Washington, following a brief illness. Preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Gerrit Bouma of Friesland, the Netherlands. Mrs. Salverda is survived by her husband of 55 years, Taeke (Ted) Salverda, of Lynden; daughter Jannette and husband Shawn Van Dyken, also of Lynden; sister Durkje Bouma-de Jong of Friesland the Netherlands; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ype and Judie Salverda of San Diego, California, and their children: Sharri (Scott) Stinchcomb; Debbie (David) Skoglund; John (Elise) Salverda; and Laura (Hampton) Warner. Mrs. Salverda was a member of the American Reformed Church in Lynden. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the church, which is located at 8868 Northwood Road, Lynden. Burial to follow at Monumenta Cemetery. You are invited to share your condolences and memories in the online guestbook at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Aug. 4, 2016