Betty Lou Kuljis

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Betty Lou Kuljis, age 85, of Bellingham WA, passed away on December 31, 2018, on the Island of Maui. She was surrounded by her husband and her 3 children. Betty lost her courageous fight against cancer after a 6 month long battle. Betty was born to Kay and Bert Kohler in Balfour, North Dakota on January 4, 1933. She is survived by her husband Steve, daughters Teresa Kuljis and Tracey Cannon (Peter), son Mark Kuljis (Debbie); sister Rose Gleason (Bob, deceased), sister-in-law MaryAnn Mallahan (Matt, deceased); grandsons Nathan Vogts (Neung), Andrew Cyr (Larisa), Jacob Kennedy Kuljis, granddaughter Claire Pearson; great-grandchildren Natasha Vogts, Noelle and Ramona Cyr, Austin and Emerson Pearson, and many nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister Delores Molleston (Gene, deceased), twin brother Don Kohler, (survived by Evelyn), and granddaughter Christina Cyr. Betty attended The Assumption Catholic School and Bellingham High School, graduating in 1950. She was a Blossom Time Princess that year, and was spotted on the float as it passed, by Steve Kuljis, her soon to be husband of 66 years. She was a member of The Sacred Heart Church where she was in regular attendance, and BGCC, where she enjoyed many rounds and golf mixes on Friday afternoons. Betty was a wonderful and skilled seamstress, decorator, cook, baker, and gardener. Betty was widely known on Bellingham's "south side", and had a love for life and a sparkle that could fill a room. With her kind heart and genuine interest in everyone she met, she will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Mass and services will be held in late spring and will be announced at a later date.
Published in Bellingham Herald on Jan. 11, 2019