Bob A. Henifin

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A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Bob passed away on January 18, 2024 at home in Bellingham, WA surrounded by family.  He was born in O’Neil Nebraska on November 16, 1935 to Madison and Ethel (Sanders) Henifin.  The family moved to Bellingham in 1942.  He worked lawn maintenance and construction.

He met and married his first wife Myrna Fullner in 1955.  IN their 13 years together they had four children; Sandi (Alan Brown), Sue (Mike Booth), Bob Jr. and Dale.  In 1968 Bob met Patricia (Trish) (Shelley) and they married in 1970.  Together they had two children; Carrie (Dan Miller) and Shane.

Bob loved the outdoors and spent many years hunting and fishing and boating.  He was a member of the Antique Automobile Restorers Club and attended many functions and car shows.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Madison and Ethel, brother Donovan, sister Nadine Harmon, and sons Shane and Dale.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Trish) of 53 years, sister Sharon Karlberg, and children Bob Jr, Sandi Sanders (Alan Brown), Sue (Mike Booth) and Carrie (Dan Miller), seven grand-children, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to Whatcom Hospice Foundation in honor of their loving care for Bob.



From Laura Rayborn

Trish, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jan 28, 2024

From Ron & Nancy Haugness

Bob & Trish were faithful attendees of car events across the county. Always a joy to see them. Sympathy to Trish & Sue and all who loved Bob. We've lost a one-of-a-kind...

Jan 28, 2024

From Paul & Kathie Olsen

Trish and all of the Henifin family....we are so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Our heartfelt condolences are with all of you. Paul & Kathie

Jan 28, 2024

From Marlene Peterson

Trish & family, so sorry for your loss. Bob will truly be missed. His special love for his thunderbird will carry on with his family. We will always remember his kind, mellow personality. Love to all Joe & Marlene Peterson

Jan 28, 2024

From Marlene Joe P…

Sorry Bob's love was for his Mustangs not Thunderbirds. Love Joe & Marlene.

Jan 28, 2024

From Marilyn and Ra…

Trish and Sharon and family. Great memories will be with you forever. So very sorry. Our love to you. Marilyn and Randy Lampman

Jan 28, 2024

From Baerbel Marquart

Dear Trish and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing, my heart goes out to you, your Baerbel ( Babs)

Jan 28, 2024

From Don Higgerson

Trish, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jan 31, 2024

From Randy & Carla …

We're so very sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob cared for our yard for many years and we always admired and respected his dependability and work ethic. He was among the most reliable people we've ever known. Our love and condolences to his family. RIP Bob.

Feb 07, 2024

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