Mark Beecher

  Mark Richard Beecher, age 56, of Lynden, passed away of a heart attack on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.

  He was born Sept. 30, 1961 in Auburn, Washington, to parents Richard and Geraldine Beecher. He graduated from Decatur High School in Federal Way. Mark worked as a receiving clerk at Fairway Drug.

  Mark was preceded in death by his father Richard and uncle Bob Engstrom in 2009.

  He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Beecher, of Lynden; siblings Bill (Phyllis) Beecher of Everett, Joann (Jim) Ronan of Edgewood, Washington, Mary (Dennis) Green of Lynden and Cathy (Lynn) Pfeiffer of Seattle; his ex-spouse, Margaret Beecher, of Puyallup and his cat, Otis.

  He will be greatly missed by his nephews and nieces, Wade and Julie Green of Lynden, Brian and Lauren Hatch-Green of Bellingham, Ryan Pfeiffer and Cindy Lowell of Edmonds, Keith Pfeiffer of Seattle, Jeremy Ronan of Edgewood, Jason Ronan of Meridian, Idaho, Lauren and Eric Donnelly of Westmont, Illinois, Vanessa and Richie Lim of Chicago; and aunt, uncle and cousins.

  You are invited to join family and friends for Mark’s memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.

  Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, 192 Nickerson St., Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109.

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  Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.