Carl Emmett Badgley

September 07, 1927 - September 15, 2015

Carl Emmett Badgley

September 07, 1927 - September 15, 2015


Carl E. Badgley Jr., age 88, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in Lynden. He was born September 7, 1927 in Shelbyville, Indiana to Carl and Freda Badgley. He moved out to Bellingham, Washington as a toddler, and resided in Whatcom County the rest of his life. He married Kathleen G. Golly on June 9, 1950 at Central Lutheran Church in Bellingham.

Carl graduated from Bellingham High School and briefly attended Western Washington University. He then worked for The Bellingham Herald until he retired. He spent his retirement with his wife Kathleen traveling to craft fairs with their ceramic business, camping, reading, and driving out to Birch Bay to watch the water with fast food for dinner.

He is survived by daughters Carleen and husband Larry Doneen of Carnation, Gena and husband Larry VandeKamp of Lynden, Lisa and husband Mike Cleveland of Everson; 5 grandchildren Misty Andersen, Cassie Barber, Kevin VandeKamp, Katie VandeKamp, Jessie Frasier; 3 great grandchildren Trevor Barber, and Breanna & Ethan Andersen.

A Public Graveside will be held on Monday, September 21st at 1:30 p.m. at Bayview Cemetery in Bellingham with a reception to follow in the Whatcom Room at Moles Farewell Tributes in Bellingham.

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Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: September 21, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn St Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: September 21, 2015 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes
  • Location: 2465 Lakeway Dr Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -73-3-0510

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2 responses to Carl Emmett Badgley

  1. Dolon Peete says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends at this time of sorrow. May all look forward to a time when all sicknesses, pain, suffering along with death will be no more. Revelation 21:4 This wonderful blessing along with so many more will take place during Christ’s Millennial rule. We will even be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away. “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28,29
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  2. Carl & Kathy were long time friends of our family. We always enjoyed their company.Carl worked as you know at the Bellingham Herald in the Circulation Department & my husband, Dean worked in Classified & this is how all of us get acquainted. Our children played with their children. They were both such good folks. I still have pictures of the family. We extend our deepest sympathy.

    Warmest regards
    Margaret .

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