Janet Lee Lingbloom

Janet "Jan" Lee Lingbloom (Walsh) passed away peacefully at Bellingham Hospice House on July 18, 2022.

Jan was born on August 21, 1957, in Anacortes, WA. She was the youngest of three children born to Joseph and Carrie Walsh (Daffinrud).

Jan graduated from Bellingham High School in 1975 and spent most of her adult life in Whatcom County. She married Joey Lingbloom, on August 28th, 1984 in Reno, Nevada.

Jan was a highly valued and dedicated employee of Culligan Northwest for 18 years. Jan touched the lives of those she worked with and was known for being resilient in the face of adversity. She was known for always being honest, trustworthy and candid in her opinions.

Jan had an avid love for cats and adored her fur babies very much. She loved to relax by watching movies and TV shows. One of her favorites was "Survivor."

She is proceeded in death by her mother, Carrie Kayga, and her late ex-husband, Joey Lingbloom.

She is survived by loving family: her daughter, Erin Clark, son-in-law, Anthony Clark, two grandchildren, Jaxon and Alexis, her sister, Brenda Colwell (Walsh), and brother-in-law, Randy Colwell, four nephews, Jamie, Jesse (Alisha), Tyler (Katie), Brandon and her brother, Mike Walsh, and wife, Crystal.

Life will not be the same without her walking beside us.

In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider making a donation to the Whatcom County Hospice House in her name.


From Cheryl Rothenbuhler

Jan I will miss you dearly, sending prayers of peace and comfort to your family. Be sure to ride the beautiful horses in heaven for both us.
Your friend Cheryl

Jul 27, 2022

From Kayla Peck

❤My second mom❤
I met Jan, when her daughter and I became best friends in 8th grade. Over the years, Jan and Joey, both became like second parents to me. I'd spend all of my free time over there. Jan was not only loving and caring, she was the rock of the family. I'm sorry I could not see you in your last few days, but I know your at peace now. I know you were greated with open arms of family, friends and lets not for get loved pets as well! We miss you now that youe phycail body is gone but you will love pn in our heart's forever!

Jul 27, 2022

From Cherie Myler

I know Jan will be missed dearly by her family and friends everyday. She is watching over her loved one's now and is at peace and free of pain. She will be missed.

Jul 28, 2022

From Erin Clark

I've started typing and erased what I had several times now because I know I wouldn’t be able to find the right words to fully express how much I loved you and the emptiness that I have now that you're gone. 

I don't think I can fully wrap my head around how quickly our lives were turned upside down. Or that phone call when we found out and I knew life wouldn’t be the same. 

It blows my mind that last year, right now, we all went to Kayla's wedding together. You were fine. Now you aren't here anymore and all I can do is think about is how much I would give to have you here with us and how unfair that such a good person has to be taken away in the most painful of ways. 

Being an only child and losing my last parent is probably the most heartbreaking thing I have gone through yet, but it has made me take a step back and appreciate my little family. So many of us take small moments for granted and miss many opportunities by not being in the present but instead stuck thinking about the past or worrying about the future. I like to bounce around in both the past and future and know how guilty I am of this.  I’m not going to be the same now that you’re gone, but I’m going to try every day to make the best of it and focus on the positives that I have, and always look for more ways to bring happiness into our lives.

I love you more than you'll ever know. 

Jul 28, 2022

From Alexis clark

Gramma Jan was the best she was always waiting for us when we go to Bellingham and arrived at her house she get us lots of at stuff that I never get rid of she is wonderful and she makes the best cooking.She just a wonderful amazing gramma.

Jul 28, 2022

From Vanessa Lawson

I didn't know Jan very well but I know she was loved by many. Her grandchildren adored her. She will be missed by so many. Rest In Peace until you are together again

cindolen to all her family

Jul 28, 2022

From Erin Clark

Grandma was the best grandma I ever had, she was helpful, fun, and Christmas and birthdays were the best because of her. I loved staying at her house and she was a good cook and always had good vibes. She always laughed at my jokes Love Jaxon

Jul 28, 2022

From Anthony Clark

Jan I can't believe how quickly you were taken from us. It was only 7 months ago when we saw you on Christmas, just like always you were waiting anxiously for the moment you saw our headlights to pull in your driveway. I knew how significant seeing your grand babies was to you. It breaks my heart how they won't have any new memories with you, but I know you're watching over all of us. You were taken too soon from us and in such a horrible way, it is not fair that such a great human being was taken is such a way. But I know you're not hurting anymore. Jan you were an honest, determinedly strong woman who when faced with hardships would overcome them and not fret in the process. My love and respect for you has no limits. If I could have one wish it would be for more time with you. Forever your memory will live on with me and the people whos lives you touched. I love you and miss you dearly. I'll see you on the other side.


Jul 29, 2022

From Michael Walsh

Best baby sister ever will miss and always love you.

Aug 21, 2022

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