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C. S. Lewis

Richard L. Nieuwendorp

Sunday, January 12, 1941
Friday, February 17, 2023
Bellingham, WA
Service Information: 
A celebration of life will be held at Evergreen Community Church, 6889 Enterprise Rd., Ferndale, on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 a.m.

Richard Lee “Rich” Nieuwendorp passed away Friday, February 17, 2023 at the Hospice House in Bellingham, WA. He was born Jan 12, 1941 in Bellingham, WA to Dick and Hannah (Vande Vorste) Nieuwendorp. His siblings were Nellie, Kathryn, Wilma, John, Dolores, Ada and Roger. He was the last to pass away.

Rich married Connie Crabtree in 1960. Together they raised Monte, Troy and Mona. Monte and Troy have predeceased him. 

After Connie passed away, Richard married Carol (Peter) in 2007 and became stepfather to Peggy, Rick and Tim.

Rich attended the Lynden Christian schools. He worked 50 years as a roofer before retiring. After retiring, he enjoyed using his “fixit” skills as a handyman whenever possible. He also enjoyed old cars and going fishing. On Sundays, he would walk his dog, Beau, or watch an old Western movie.

Rich is survived by his wife Carol, his daughter, Mona Wilson, his stepchildren Peggy Kiefer, Rick (Deanne) Peter and Tim Warrick and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House for their excellent care while Rich was there.


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