September 4, 1932 - December 3, 2019 Wilma Jean DeBoer, Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of December 3rd, 2019 with her granddaughter by her side. She was born in Doornspijk Gelderland, The Netherlands to Sidney and Marie Berghorst on September 4th, 1932 and immigrated to the United States in 1948. She was given in marriage to Sidney DeBoer on April 7th, 1952. They began dairy farming in California and then made their way to Washington State farming along the way in various locations until they eventually made Burlington, WA. their home where the family is still currently farming. During that time, she was blessed with two children, Cornelius and Mary Ann. Her pride and joy came from unconditionally, lovingly and tirelessly raising them and putting their needs before hers, along with enjoying all the activities they were involved in. She was the oldest of eleven children and preceded in death by her Father Sidney and Mother Marie, brother Frank and sister Minnie Ann. She is survived by her siblings Gert Bruynes, Francis Vos, Henry, Martin (Judy), Art, John (Sheila), Mary Weiring, Jack (Julie). Her children Neal, Mary (Diane) and her 3 wonderful grandchildren Aaron deBoer, Rickey Peters and Rebecca Fox (Devin). She became a great-grandma (Oma) in 2011 and was blessed with 7 precious grandchildren; Makaylee Fox, Matteo Fox, Chevy Fox, Caius Fox, Makennah Fox, Manoah Fox and Skyler Peters and loved each one of them dearly. Mom (Oma) lived in Heather Village for over 20 years, where she worked at taking care of the social hall. You would be sure to find her either outside gardening, enjoying tea and cookies with friends and family or helping clean someone's home. She was a selfless woman who loved to help others as often as she could. Wilma loved to go on drives to see the beautiful colors and scenery the Pacific Northwest had to offer. Especially the trees in the fall and the tulips in the spring. She loved to spend time reading her Bible and speaking of the things of God. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Mount Vernon for many years. Wilma enjoyed knitting afghans and slippers for her family and felt honored to knit beautiful and well-loved afghans for each one of her great-grandchildren when they were born. These afghans will be cherished forever. She was always smiling and ready to be a listening ear to others. She was kind, caring, humble, selfless and authentic. Wilma (Oma) was truly the most caring woman. She will be greatly missed by all her loved ones she left behind. Although she is gone from here on earth, we know she is in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus her Lord and Savior, pain free in her new body. She's looking down on us all and we long for the day we can join her in Heaven. We love you Mom, Sister, Friend, Grandma, Oma. Matthew 5:12 John 3:16 A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00am at Hawthorne Memorial Park, Mount Vernon. A memorial service will be held following the graveside service at 12:30pm at The First Christian Reform Church, Mount Vernon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mount Vernon Christian School.

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