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Joseph Earl Harkness

Born May 2, 1939 in Sedro Woolley, WA to Earl and Edith Harkness. He joined his 3 sisters Bessie, Mae, and Betty. He grew up in Van Zandt and graduated from Mount Baker High School in 1957. He started driving a log truck when he was 16 years old and his love for trucks grew from there. When he was 21, he owned 2 trucks and was living in Eugene, OR. A few years later, he filed for bankruptcy because of the lumber strike and the motor blew up in one of the trucks. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping, and playing music. He loved country western music. In April 1965, he met Loretta, the love of his life. And on Oct. 15, 1965 they were married. He had an instant family with Loretta and her 2 children, Becky and Richard. Within a year, their family was growing; Jim was born, then Lisa and John. He loved his many grandchildren and great grandkids. He always loved the babies. He passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Saturday June 17, 2017. He is now with the Lord. A memorial service will be held at Nooksack Valley Christ Community Church on Saturday June 24 at 1:00 pm

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