Evelyn Heeringa

Evelyn (Evie) Heeringa went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, with her family by her side.

  Evie was born in Bellingham to Henry and Sadie Poortinga on Feb. 10, 1957, to an extremely large family whom she loved hosting. After her mother’s passing when she was 6, Henry married Deena.

  Evie married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Marvin Heeringa, on June 18, 1976. This enlarged her family with even more siblings whom she loved to refer to as The Outlaws. Marv and Evie welcomed their first child Brandin in 1978, and two years later they welcomed Mitchell on their anniversary. Seven years after, they received their final child, Natasha.

  Evie loved with everything she had. She loved being a homemaker, mowing lawn, woodworking, cooking and baking for friends and family, gardening and sharing the fruits of her labor, and becoming friends with everyone she met. However, she loved being a wife, a mother, a grandmother, Nanna, and a friend most of all. She will be missed most by Marvin; Brandin, daughter-in-law Tammy, and grandchildren Joshua and Mikayla; Mitch, daughter-in-law Megan Skillman; Natasha and her husband Andrew Cornelius.

  Evie’s memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St., Lynden, with Pastor Robert Woodyard officiating.

  Evie would have appreciated in lieu of flowers, that you donate to a charity of your choice.

  Please share your thoughts and memories of Evie online at www.sigsfuneralservices.com.