Marvette Tanya Gwinner, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 13, 2022, surrounded by family. Marvette was born on October 17, 1947, in Bellingham, WA to Marvin and Margaret Nelson.
Marvette was raised in Bellingham and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1965. She later attended Western Washington University. Marvette married the love of her life on October 7th, 1977. She enjoyed her time going to church, knitting, spending time at Waldron Island, and spending time with her family.
She worked for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department for 31 years as their accountant, retiring in 2011. She is preceded in death by her father and mother Marvin and Margaret Nelson, and her sister Marcia Robinson. She is survived by her husband Duane, daughters Joliene (Greg) Egger, Melissa (Mike) Warhola, son Tom (Shannon) Gwinner, her five grandchildren Megan, Cassidy, Trevin, Kylee, Jordyn, and great granddaughter Aleeah, sister Margo (Paul) Wwalkter, brother Marv (Adrienne) Nelson, her loving cat Kitty, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Marvette will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her family and friends. Service will be held at New Life Fellowship, 810 E Pole Road, Lynden, WA , 98264, on Thursday September 22nd, 2022 at 11:00am. Family graveside to follow at 2:00pm, Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA, 98248.