Marion Mert Darlene Aregger

August 25, 1935 - June 13, 2018

Marion Mert Darlene Aregger

August 25, 1935 - June 13, 2018


Marion “Mert” Darlene Aregger, age 82, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 13, 2018. Marion was born on August 2,1935 in Bellingham to Perley W. and Rose (Shetler) Howell. She was a proud graduate of Ferndale High School. In 1955 she met James Aregger, and after six weeks of knowing each other they were married. They were married just a few short days shy of sixty-three years.

Marion was funny, loving, sassy, and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a great seamstress who loved sewing and quilting. Marion loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a group of six high-school friends that would get together every month to have lunch.

Marion is preceded in death by her son Mike and daughter Leilani. She is survived by her husband James, daughter Fawn (Dave) Hershey, sister Betty McClellan, brother Gordon (Connie) Howell, sister-in-law Bernice (Roy) Pottle, and Sugar Hiatt, four granddaughters, Jennifer (Elliott), Lindsey (Keith), Erika (Chad) and Michelle, as well as six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday July 20, at 12:00pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ferndale, WA. The family would like to thank Whatcom Hospice and Lynden Christian Healthcare for the care they gave to Marion.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Whatcom Hospice Foundation.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: July 20, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Location: 5977 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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5 responses to Marion Mert Darlene Aregger

  1. Dear Family members, We wish you peace and condolences in the loss of your
    wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a wonderful lady as I

    am sure you know. We had many good times together. Loved her laugh and


    We are sure to see her again.

    Love you all

  2. Bob Knutson says:

    Mert,You were and still are a special person in my life! I’m forever grateful to have been a part of your life and will cherish the memories i have of you.
    Your quick wit and knowledge was an inspiration to me and i valued your advise when i had questions. I will miss the great conversations on life we had and for sure the great meals you cooked. Even though we shared differences when it came to football. I looked forward to your opinion on my team the Raiders and relished when my team beat yours. However you never rubbed it in when my team lost.

    Your family is a testament to you and your values. Your Husband Jim is a one of kind person who was so dedicated to you. Your Daughter Fawn is wonderful soul who was steadfast and a solid rock in your time of need. Your Grandchildren Jennifer, Lindsey, Erika were so appreciative of you and were always there for you when needed. Elliot, Keith, and Chad were there always to support them. Your Great Grandchildren were fortunate to have you as their Mimi and will have memories of you to cherish.

    I loved you Mert and always will and i know someday in heaven when the Raiders win the Super Bowl you’ll be cheering for the Silver And Black and saying congratulations Bert!!

    May God Bless Your Soul
    Rest In Peace Mert

    Love Bob

  3. Gene Knutson says:

    Jim and Fawn and family,Mertel as i called her for years was a very special person to me and my family. She was always upbeat and happy and full of wit.Every time i saw her she would always ask, “What are you and that darn council up too now? you better whip them into shape” She always called me Jeanne and the last time i saw her she said i love you. I loved her too she was a great lady full of life. We had a littlecontest every time Bellingham and Ferndale played a high school football game. When Ferndale won which was most of the time she would always ask me with a
    smile on her face,”Just what was the final score of the game” Then a big chuckle.
    Mertel will be missed by a lot of people but memories of her will last forever. All i
    can say now is “SLEEP MY SISTER MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU” Love Gene &

  4. Gregg Howman says:

    Mert, you were always a spirited and fun person to be around. I look forward to carrying on our conversations on the other side of this journey called “life.”My condolences go to your family, especially Jim and Fawn.
    Rest easy,


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