Rayella Ann Wynne

November 24, 1942 - May 07, 2024

Rayella Ann Wynne

November 24, 1942 - May 07, 2024


Rayella passed peacefully at the family home Tuesday, May 7th at age 81. Born in Friday Harbor, San Juan County, to Thomas and Katherine Ralph. Rayella spent her early years living on Shaw Island. Later the family moved to Custer, Washington, where her father raised strawberries and chickens. She later graduated from Custer High School. In 1960, she married James (Jim) Wynne. They purchased the family farm and built their first home on Delta Line Road. Jim & Rayella raised 2 sons, John and Jeff. They enjoyed camping trips, fishing trips and visits to Dawson Creek to visit family. They attended Sunrise Baptist Church where Rayella taught Sunday school, women’s Bible study and later served as church secretary. Jim and Rayella had a passion for antiques and started participating in glass and antique shows with the boys. This passion slowly turned into monthly auction nights. In the early 1980s they built and managed the 1-5 Antique Mall and Auction Gallery. Over thirty years they enjoyed running the family business and working with the community. They have enjoyed many cherished relationships throughout these years. Rayella loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Later this included two wonderful daughters-in-law Sherri and Maria. Rayella was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She loved preparing special meals and treats for everyone as well as enjoying many birthday and holiday celebrations together. She will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday May 31, 2024, at Enterprise Cemetery (7041 Vista Drive), with a memorial gathering to follow at Pioneer Pavilion in Ferndale (2007 Cherry Street Ferndale WA). Memorial donations in Rayella’s name may be made to Whatcom Hospice.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: May 31, 2024 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Enterprise Cemetery
  • Location: 7041 Vista Drive Ferndale , WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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1 responses to Rayella Ann Wynne

  1. Robert Clark says:

    Rayella opened her home and heart to me as a 15-year-old young man, and treated me as one of her own. She was a mom to me at a very hard time in my life. For that I’m forever grateful. Praise the Lord, I know I will see her again in heaven.

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