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 Wilda <I>Blair</I> Munroe

Wilda Blair Munroe

Birth
Oneida, Scott County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Jan 2013 (aged 87–88)
Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Burial Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Plot Section 26, Lot 31, Grave 7-A
Memorial ID 111812590 · View Source
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Published in the Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, WA June 5, 2013

Wilda was a longtime resident of Bellingham, Washington since 1965. Wilda owned and ran the Varsity Drive-In on Samish Way from the mid 1960's to the early 1970's.

At age 87, she passed away at the Mount Baker Care Center on January 30, 2013 from the flu. She was the loving mother of Melva Clemenson (Nichols) of Bellingham and Bev Jonson (Nichols) of Mount Vernon.

Wilda was born in Oneida, Tennessee and was the daughter of Charles Cloyd Blair and Nevada Blair (West). She and her family moved from Tennessee to Dayton, Ohio where she met her husband Melvin A. Nichols. Wilda and Melvin moved from Dayton to a farm near Farmersville, Ohio. In 1965, they sold their farm and moved to Bellingham, Washington and bought a drive-in restaurant called Varsity Drive-In located on Samish Way.

Later, she met and married Douglas Munroe and resided in Everett, then moved back to Bellingham on 32nd Street. Douglas preceded Wilda in death in 1997. Melva also preceded her in death in 2011.

Wilda is survived by her daughter, Beverly Jonson (Nichols) and husband Lowell, and her son-in-law Randy Clemenson, her grandchildren, Scott Bierne, Randi Leigh and Daniel Clemenson of Bellingham, Michael Jonson, of Renton and John Jonson of Washington. She is also survived by her brother Charles H. Blair of Mount Vernon, and sister Vanessa Vanheiningen (Blair) of Yuma, Arizona.

Her funeral will be held at Bay View Cemetery, Section 26, Lot 31, Grave 7-A in Bellingham on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 2:00. Officiating the ceremony will be Rev. Cheryl Fear.


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  • Created by: Peggy Frost
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111812590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilda Blair Munroe (1925–30 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111812590, citing Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Frost (contributor 47796296) .