Lloyd E. Van Boven, 92, of Lynden, Wash.
Born in Hull on July 26, 1920, Lloyd was the son of Gerrit and Anna (Dornbush) Van Boven. He grew up in Hull where he graduated from high school. Lloyd taught grade school in the Hull area before being inducted into the U.S. Army Air Force in November 1942 serving as an airborne radar operator.
While in the service, Lloyd married Evelyn Hollaar on March 13, 1945, in Hull. Following his discharge in February 1946, they moved to Lynden and then the Everson, Wash., area. Lloyd was employed as a salesman/ repairman at the Farmer’s Mercantile, then DeWaard & Bode Appliances in Lynden for forty-four years, retiring in 1989. Lloyd enjoyed his small farm that provided milk and meat for their growing family. Following his retirement Lloyd volunteered at Lynden Christian School’s Paper Baler fundraising operation.
He was a devoted husband who spent much time caring for his wife in her declining years. Lloyd and Evelyn were members of the Everson Christian Reformed Church and later Wiser Lake Chapel.
He is survived by his children, Alan (Virginia) Van Boven of Kirkland, Wash., Sharon Thompson of Bellingham, Wash., John (Gladys) Van Boven of Everson, David (Marjorie) Van Boven of Salem, Ore., Doug Van Boven of Bellingham, Gerrit (Elaine – deceased) Van Boven of Gillette, Wyo., Jean (Don) Taylor-Byers of Bellingham, Loren (Adria) Van Boven of Everson, Randy (Candy) Van Boven of Lynden and Renae (Eric) Erickson of Lynden; thirty-one grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren; sister Carol (Arlin) Int Veldt of Strasburg; brother Dennis (Marlyn Faye) Van Boven of Hull; sister-in-law Esther Van Boven and numerous other relatives.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, who died in March 2009, sons, Roger and Galen, and brothers, John Harold and Stanley Van Boven.
Memorial funeral services were conducted on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Faith Christian Fellowship, (formerly Everson Christian Reformed Church) at 109 W 3rd St. in Everson with the Rev. Homer Wigboldy officiating.
Private burial with Military Honors preceded the service in Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Health Care Center, 855 Aaron Drive or to the Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Drive, both Lynden, WA 98264.
Lloyd’s family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the wonderful, loving care of both Mom and Dad by the Christian Health Care Center staff over the years. Thank you all!
You are invited to share your memories of Lloyd by signing the online guest book at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
Services were under the care of Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lynden.