Stanley H. Calhoon

May 05, 1943 - October 23, 2016

Stanley H. Calhoon

May 05, 1943 - October 23, 2016


Stan was born to Milda (Holmes) and Marion “Bet” Calhoon in Bellingham and graduated from Blaine High School in 1961. He passed away suddenly on Sunday while traveling with his loving wife.

Stan served in the Navy as a radar specialist on the Ticonderoga aircraft carrier in the ‘60s. He had many interests including gardening, stamp collecting, photography, and playing music on his grand piano. He had a long career running an auto mechanic business in California, then Bellevue, Mill Creek and finally back in his home town of Blaine. He recently retired from Bay Automotive Repair in Birch Bay.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and sister Lorraine Calhoon Evans. He is survived by his wife of three years, Gail; brother James (Carolyn) Calhoon; daughters Jennifer (Gary) Van de Wouwer and Elizabeth (Kyle) Calhoon-Brumbaugh; stepsons Tony (Jennifer) and Scott (Kara) MacDonald; nieces Connie Taylor, Christine (Michael) Anderson, Michelle Lindsey, and nephew David “DJ” Lindsey and grandchildren.

A celebration of life is scheduled on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2039 Main Street, Ferndale. There will be a sharing time and if you will not be in attendance or would rather not speak in front of the group you are welcome to send in your personal story to be read by our Celebrant. Email your personal story to:

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 16, 1152 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Ferndale
  • Location: 2039 Main St Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -38-4-1391

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9 responses to Stanley H. Calhoon

  1. To Gail, Jim & Carolyn and families,We were very saddened to hear of Stanley’s sudden passing, just when he and Gail were getting ready to enjoy retirement. We feel very lucky that we were able to get together with all the family last August. We especially remember enjoying the crab feed that we all shared at Jim and Carolyn’s, along with Don and Pearl. It was a special and memorable family get together for us.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.
    Fondly, Richard and Jahna

  2. To Jim & Carolyn Calhoon:
    So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. My uncle Stan passed away on Sunday. He was traveling with his wife of 3 years, Gail, and sat down to watch the Seahawk game when he had a massive heart attack and died. I loved my uncle very much. As with all people he had his flaws but his love of me felt unconditional. He always greeted me with a smile and we enjoyed a jovial back and forth. Most recently, and sadly, our last conversation was about politics. We laughed about all the liberal bumper stickers on my car and he tried to get me to justify them.
    My dad’s brother, and I do believe his best friend, will be so missed. He had recently retired from his business and he and Gail were in the process of moving from their property to a condo on the beach in Birch Bay. I had envisioned for them many years together in retirement for travel and socializing with friends.
    I had hoped rather than bending over car engines that he and dad would do some projects in dad’s wood shop.
    Although his death was sudden, we knew that his health wasn’t great. We all hoped that retiring would allow the rest he needed to increase his strength.
    I’m sad for me and for all of his friends and family that will miss his big hugs and gift for conversation.

  4. Our family is so sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. He loved our mom and grandmother very much and brought her experiences and companionship she hadn’t enjoyed previously. He was a great guy and we are grateful to have known him.
    With condolences,

    The Dahlgren Family

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