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Evan Benthien

Friday, October 27, 1972
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Bellingham, WA

Evan Benthien was born on October 27, 1972 in Bellingham, Washington to Ken and Wilda Benthien and died January 22, 2023 at the age of 50.
He was a loving son, brother and loyal friend to many.
He was an excellent cook and worked at several local restaurants in Bellingham including St. Joseph’s Hospital. He also had worked on the whale watch boat “Island Caper” out of Bellingham Harbor. He helped to feed the masses at WWU Viking Union cafeteria in his early days.
Evan graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Networking on June 20th 2012 from Bellingham Technical College.
Some of Evan's hobbies were building and collecting LEGO kits, collecting coins and tending plants. He was also an avid gamer, having close to 10 years invested in “Ever Quest”.
He is survived by his dad, Ken Benthien (Kathy), and his mom, Wilda Vandermay (Bill). He is also survived by his brother, Ross Benthien (Lauren), nephews Alex and Jacob, nieces Samantha and Allison of West Hartford, CT and step sisters Angie Cashen and Janae Ensign. He will be greatly missed and loved forever.
Rest in Peace, Evan.

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Submitted by Sandra Horne on

   So sorry for your loss Ken. It's hard to understand why things happen the way they do, but I believe there is a reason or plan for all that leaves us to soon and for those that are left behind as well.  Evan was a great help to me a couple of times with some computer problems. He will be missed and is loved by many.

Much love and many hugs


Submitted by Barbara Ellyson on

So sorry for your loss Ken.Praying for God's peace and comfort.

Submitted by Margaret Sleasman on

Ken, I am so sorry for your loss.  He was a wonderful young man and I will miss him.  I think of him often and I will keep your family in my prayers for peace and comfort. 


Submitted by Bart Thompson on

He was a great friend and always willing to help me out, I will miss him a bunch and keep your family in our Prayer's R.I.P. Evan Bart and Kathy 

Submitted by Cindi Riess on

 Evan we had some great conversations even though it had been ahile. I will miss you and I love you!  I remember babysitting you and Ross a couple of times. You had a great sense of humor, you were stronger than you realized. I know you in a better place and out of your pain now. I will see you one day and then we will get caught up! Your Cousin, Cindi

Submitted by Eric Lehto on

Evan was my little cousin that always was fun to be around as a kid ... we lost touch due to moving & life happenings. Evan, I always remember how much fun we all had playing in the woods on the property you used to live on as a kid. Evan, I know your with Grandpa Kohler now & any pain is washed away from you in heaven. Rest in peace my little cousin.

Ken, Ross & Wilda, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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