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.
- Date & Time: Jul 20, 2018 (No Time)
- Venue: Woodlawn Cemetery
- Location: 5977 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)