08/01/1921 - 02/06/2013 Wilma Rachel (Lien) Ness, age 91, passed peacefully on February 6, 2013, at home in Bellingham. She was born August 1, 1921, in Montevideo, MN, to Harry and Theone (Gallagher) Lien. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harold and Robert, sister Erma, and daughter Melody. She is survived by her husband Owen, daughter Joanne (Paul), grandsons Brian (Julie), Robert, and Thomas, and great-grandchildren Brian and Emily. Wilma graduated from Montevideo High School and Minnesota School of Business. She was a proud housewife and valued family above all else. For eleven years, Wilma and Owen lived in the Bellingham home of their daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Paul. Wilma was an avid reader and loved books. Wilma was married to Owen for 71 years. She was most proud of being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. There will be a memorial for Wilma on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 1PM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. 27201 99th Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Her final resting place is Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, WA. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Northwest Youth Services.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Feb. 20, 2013