Dorothy Coburn

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 2.21.06 PM  Dorothy Ann (Rutgers) Coburn passed away on Oct. 24, 2015.
  Dorothy was the last child born on June 18, 1918, to John and Siena Rutgers, who farmed 40 acres on Jackman Road near Lynden. John and Siena came to Lynden in 1902 from Nebraska. Dorothy’s siblings were Jeannette, William, Theodore, Gertrude, Gysbert, Clara and Hermina, all deceased. Dorothy attended Ebenezer and other Lynden schools and later studied shorthand and business.
  Dorothy began working in the Seattle area where she met her future husband, Donald Coburn. They married in Lynden at the home of John and Siena Rutgers in 1945. Dorothy was rental manager of the famous Grosvernor House in Seattle for many years. Donald designed and built a home at Langley on Whidbey Island where they lived for most of their married lives. They later divided their retirement years between Langley and Palm Springs, California. They loved their desert friends and all the activities. When Donald’s health became an issue, they moved to Everett to be closer to his doctors. After Donald’s death in 2006, Dorothy moved to Blaine to be near her niece, Dorothy, and other nieces and nephews in the Lynden area. She later lived at Meadow Greens and the past three years she had resided at the Lynden Christian Health Care Center.
  No services will be held and burial will be private. Please sign the book of memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at