Janice L Zender

January 14, 1939 - October 26, 2012

Janice L Zender

January 14, 1939 - October 26, 2012


Janice Lee (Barter) Zender, age 73, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, in Bellingham. She was born on January 14, 1939 in Bellingham to Lloyd and Ruth (Hatton) Barter and was a lifetime Whatcom County resident. She married Henry Zender on June 1, 1957 in Bellingham and raised five children. She worked for the Mt. Baker School District and was retired from the Whatcom County Sheriffs office. In retirement she enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren, growing roses, quilting and sewing and travelling with her friends. She was an avid genealogist and a former member of Washington Women in Timber.
Her husband, Henry, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Strachila & husband Steve of Clipper, four sons, Kenneth Zender of Rome, Kevin & wife Donna Zender of Everson, David & wife Jill Zender of Acme, Duane Zender & fiance Diana Holfeld of Bellingham; brother, Doug Barter and Kathy Scott of Silver Lake; grandchildren, Nathan, Carrie and Meghan Strachila, Hudson and Hilary Zender, Madeline and Callie Zender, Carissa and husband Aaron Weide, Travis and wife Amanda Zender, Miranda Zender; two great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Charlie Rae Zender; special sisters-in-law, Louise Tyler, Lois Zender, Lucille Macdonald, Angela Grimes, Kathleen Cain, Helen Jenkins; numerous nieces and nephews along with a very special cousin, Lori Brown and dear friend and travelling companion, Mary Stewart and many other lifelong friends.

Farewell Tribute Information

Services will be held at Greenacres/Moles Funeral Home, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale; viewing will be held on Thurs Nov 1 from 4 to 7 pm and on Fri Nov 1 from 10:30 to 11 am; rosary to follow on Thurs at 7 pm and traditional service to be held on Fri Nov 2 at 11 am with burial to follow; reception at the Deming Log Show Museum. Celebrant will be Father Gary Zender. Donations Information

Memorials may be sent to Catholic Community Services, 100 23rd Ave S, Seattle WA 98144 or to Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 112 Fifth Ave N, Seattle WA 98109.

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3 responses to Janice L Zender

  1. Bains Family says:

    We were Janice’s neighbors and upon hearing about her loss, were absolutely heart-broken. She was such a lovely soul and wonderful neighbor. I would see her sitting in her window every morning when I used to wake up and it became such a habit now that I open my blinds and don’t see that sight anymore, it just tears me up. My two year old son keeps saying Janice Janice and looks for her. God takes the good ones too soon I guess. I pray for Janice to rest in peace along with her husband and her companion Timber. Janice, I will never forget you and not a day goes by that I don’t miss you or think of you or still see you doing yard work in the front. May God bless you.

  2. So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. My thouughts and prayers go out to her family. I had the pleasure of Janice being are office lady at Harmony Elementry School for the six years I was there. A very kind and fair Lady. To Dave, Duanne, Lisa and Family . Thinking of you from across the seas. Mike and Family

  3. Rita Perry says:

    Please accept my sympathy to the loving Sons & Daughter.in the painful loss of your dear Janice. She will be so missed by all those who knew & loved her. Hopefully you will find a measure of comfort & peace in the Bible Verses that follow. Rev21:4-5 “AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY.”

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