Paul B. Van Dyke was born in Lynden, WA on June 1, 1928, to Henry and Priscilla Van Dyke. He quietly passed away on November 15, 2021, with family by his side.
After high school, Paul served in the Army during World War II. Upon his return home, he met and married his wife of 68 years, Frances “Frankie” Lamont on March 13, 1953. They raised three children, built several homes together and enjoyed many happy years.
Paul was a gifted mason who built many milking parlors, buildings, and fireplaces in the Whatcom and Skagit counties. A memory from his children is of the family driving around the county and him pointing to a structure or building and saying, “I built that!” to which his family would answer, “of course you did!”
Paul was a quiet yet strong presence who was respected by those around him. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, traveling the country with his family in their motorhome and attending church. He was a past member of the Elks Lodge, Lynden Camels Club, VFW, and the Nash Car Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Priscilla Van Dyke, brother, David Van Dyke, and his grandson, Dion Kindle.
Paul is survived by his wife, Frances, his children, Greg (Laura) Van Dyke, Diane (Don) Kindle, Valerie (Mike) Pennylegion, his grandchildren, Shannon Iwasaki, Justin Van Dyke, Duncan Kindle, Kalinda Burkart, Alec Pennylegion, Peter Pennylegion, Robert James, great-grandchild, Axl Van Dyke, sisters, Ruth Hyink, Helen Taylor, his aunt, Jo Young, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Paul will be remembered for his kind, adventurous spirit and his dedication to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on December 3, 2021 at First Christian Church in Bellingham, WA.
- Date & Time: December 03, 2021 (3:00 PM)
- Venue: First Christian Church
- Location: 495 E Bakerview Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)