Emma Lou Denson

December 10, 1929 - June 06, 2017

Emma Lou Denson

December 10, 1929 - June 06, 2017


Emma Lou Denson, age 87, passed away in Bellingham, WA on June 6, 2017. Emma Lou was born to David and Esther (Whiteside) Blackburn in Santa Maria, CA on December 10, 1929. On October 26, 1946 she married Elmer Denson and together they raised 3 children. The family moved to Bellingham shortly after their second child was born. Emma Lou attended Bellingham Technical College where she completed her nurse’s training in 1962. She thoroughly enjoyed her career as a nurse, working in the local hospitals. She particularly enjoyed her time working with Dr. Jack Brown in Lynden. In her free time Emma Lou could often be found working in her garden, crocheting, and sewing. Emma Lou is preceded in death by her husband Elmer, a brother, Harold at the young age 12, and her sisters Iona Neidenbach & Elaine Hern. Emma Lou is survived by her three children Carlotta (Dave) Haynes, Jean (Gus) Tarantino, and David (Stacy) Denson, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday June 13, 2:00 p.m. at Bayview Cemetery.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: Jun 13, 2017 (No Time)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn St Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)

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1 responses to Emma Lou Denson

  1. Dear Carla and Dave, and all of Lou’s loved ones. We just want you all to know how sorry we are for your loss, but hope you can take comfort knowing that your mom, grandma and great grandma is healthy, happy and at peace now.
    Just know that we are keeping you all close in our hearts and thoughts as you lay her to rest.
    Sending love to all of you as you go on without her.

    Your ‘neighbors’,
    Hank and Kathy

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