Warren Hetterly

Screen Shot 2015-12-23 at 8.45.54 AM  Lifelong Whatcom County resident Warren E. Hetterly passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. He was 76 years old.
  Warren was born on Sept. 24, 1939, in Bellingham to Angela and Frank Mariotto and then adopted by George Hetterly in 1951. He attended Ferndale school until the fifth grade, then transferred to the Mount Baker School District from which he graduated in 1958.
  On Sept. 19, 1958, Warren joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) for two years followed by two years at NAS Barbers Point in Hawaii. After four years in the Navy, Warren was honorably discharged with a Good Conduct medal on Sept. 18, 1962.
  In 1961 he married Florita Bautista in Hawaii. They moved back to Bellingham and had two daughters, Renee and Debbie.
 Warren went to work in 1962 for Industrial Electric/Romaine Electric where Charlie Doucette trained him on the job. He worked there for 47 years, retiring in 2010. He was a journeyman rewinder of electrical motor and industrial electronics.
  He married Ann Marie (Perry) Berg in 1991 and became step-father to Alfie Berg and C.J. Berg.
   Warren is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Hetterly; his father, Frank Mariotto; two brothers, Lee (Charmaine) Hetterly and Alan (Nancy Swanson) Hetterly; two daughters, Renee Hetterly and Debbie Hetterly-Matyas; step-children Alfie Berg and C.J. Berg; grandchildren
McKenzie McCallum and Teale Carlsson; and numerous other family members.
  He was a member of and served as a president of the Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association, also of the Antique Auto Restorers Club and American Truck Historical Society and contributor to the Deming Logging Show.
  He met with his 1958 classmates monthly for lunch, and the Friday Night Dinner Gang and was known to frequent the White House (Dutch Treat).
  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at North County Christ the King Church, 1816 18th St., Lynden, WA 98264. Casual dress.
  Donations may be made to the Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association P.O. Box 255, Lynden, WA 98264 or www.psatma.com in the name of Warren Hetterly for the preservation of the Corliss steam engine.
  You are invited to share memories in the online guestbook at Gillies Funeral Home at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.