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.