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“To the Van Boven family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Van Boven Dicus - AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Lloyd at DeWaard and Bode oh so many years ago. He was a kind and gentle man with a...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: John Maas - Seattle, WA

“Van Boven cousins, You have our sincere sympathy in the passing of your father and our Uncle Lloyd. We always enjoyed their visits to ND and they...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Adrian and Lori Int Veldt - Hague, ND

“I am sorry to hear of uncle Lloyd's passing. I remember him from your visits back to Hull in years past.Also the adventures we had when we visited...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Gary Nieuwsma - Bemidji, MN

“To the Van Boven family, Your father was a special person. I watched him care so lovingly for Evelyn at the CHCC. My mother was there and I observed...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: jean heeringa - Lynden, WA

“Our sincere sympathy to the entire Van Boven family in the loss of your Father. Marty and Geri Vande Hoef ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gerrilyn Vande Hoef - Lynden, WA

“To the VanBoven Family: Over the years we have certainly enjoyed your father at church and in the CHCC. He was truly a very kind and sincere person...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dan & Terri Noteboom - Lynden, WA

“MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL! I HAVE SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF YOUR DAD, GRANDPA, AND GREAT-GRANDPA. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU!SINCERELY. SALLY VAN BOVEN ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sally Ann Van Boven - Bellingham, WA


Lloyd E. Van Boven, age 92 of Lynden, was taken to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. Born in Hull, North Dakota on July 26, 1920, Lloyd was the son of Gerrit and Anna (Dornbush) Van Boven. He grew up in Hull where he graduated from high school. Lloyd taught grade school in the Hull area before being inducted into the Army Air Force in November 1942 serving as an airborne radar operator. While in the service, Lloyd married Evelyn Hollaar on March 13, 1945 in Hull. Following his discharge in February 1946, they moved to Lynden and then the Everson area. Lloyd was employed as a salesman/repairman at the Farmer's Mercantile, then DeWaard & Bode Appliances in Lynden for forty-four years, retiring in 1989. Lloyd enjoyed his small farm that provided milk and meat for their growing family. Following his retirement Lloyd volunteered at Lynden Christian School's Paper Baler fund raising operation. He was a devoted husband who spent much time caring for his wife in her declining years. Lloyd and Evelyn were members of the Everson Christian Reformed Church and later Wiser Lake Chapel. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn, who died in March 2009, sons Roger and Galen, and brothers John Harold and Stanley Van Boven. He is survived by his children Alan (Virginia) Van Boven of Kirkland, WA, Sharon Thompson of Bellingham, John (Gladys) Van Boven of Everson, David (Marjorie) Van Boven of Salem, OR, Doug Van Boven of Bellingham, Gerrit (Elaine – deceased) Van Boven of Gillette, WY, Jean (Don) Taylor-Byers of Bellingham, Loren (Adria) Van Boven of Everson, Randy (Candy) Van Boven of Lynden and Renae (Eric) Erickson of Lynden; thirty-one grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren; brother Dennis (Marlyn Faye) Van Boven of Hull, ND, sister Carol (Arlin) Int Veldt of Strasburg, ND, sister-in-law Esther Van Boven and numerous other relatives. Memorial funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 4, at 2:00 p.m. in Faith Christian Fellowship, (formerly Everson Christian Reformed Church) at 109 W 3rd St. in Everson with the Reverend Homer Wigboldy officiating. Private burial with Military Honors will precede the service in Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden. Memorials may be made to the Christian Health Care Center, 855 Aaron Drive or to the Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Drive, both Lynden, WA 98264. Lloyd's family wishes to express their deep appreciation for the wonderful, loving care of both Mom and Dad by the Christian Health Care Center staff over the years. Thank you all!

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