Shirley Ardell (Weidkamp) Allen

March 08, 1942 - September 24, 2023

Shirley Ardell (Weidkamp) Allen

March 08, 1942 - September 24, 2023


Treasured Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandma, Sister, Auntie, Cousin, and Friend.

Shirley (mom) passed away September 24, 2023, at Christian Health Care Center in Lynden after a brief battle with Cancer.

Shirley was born on March 8, 1942, in Bellingham, WA to her parents Vernon and Lois Weidkamp, raised on the family farm on the Weidkamp Road. She attended Lynden High School and graduated in 1960. Shirley was blessed with and survived by two children, Mitch Roberts, and Dawn (Larrin) Weidenaar, grandchildren Denver Smit, Kaitlyn (Jake) Harman, Zachary Weidenaar, Jenaye Weidenaar and her great grandchildren Myiah Weidenaar, Adeline, and Eliza Harman.

Shirley was the oldest of 6. She is survived by Beth (Jim)Price, Bob (Karen) Weidkamp, Jean Francisco, and Darlene (Dan) Hornbeck, brother-in-law Gary Huisman.

Extended family includes Garth (Michele) Allen, Gary Allen, Greg (Brinda) Allen, Angela Allen, and grandchildren Dominique, Stephanie, Madeline, Michaela (Ethan), KJ, Jen, and great granddaughter Lynnaya.

Shirley married Jim (“Jimmy”) Allen on December 27, 1986, and shared 22 years of a loving marriage before he passed in 2008. Together they loved to travel, care for their grandchildren, and spend time at Birch Bay watching the beautiful sunsets. They also were avid Seahawk and Husky fans.

Shirley will always be remembered for her steadfast Love, support, caring and helpful ways with her family and friends. Her special love for her “littles”, her bows and bouquets, crafting and creative ways, her love of sunshine, good books, and bare feet. Her enduring kindness, faith, and sincere family commitment will always be held forever in our hearts.

She was predeceased by her parents Vernon and Lois Weidkamp, sister Joyce Huisman, brother-in-law Rich Francisco and husband Jim Allen.

There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends on Saturday September 30, 2023.

This will be an open house from: 1:00 -3:00 pm
994 Birch Bay Lynden Rd. (Francisco Campground)
Lynden, WA 98264

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Shirley Allen to Whatcom Hospice Foundation.

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: September 30, 2023 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
  • Venue: Francisco Campground
  • Location: 994 Birch Bay Lynden Rd. Lynden, WA 98264 - (Get Directions)

Whatcom Hospice Foundation

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