John R. Tyler, age 85, passed away Sunday May 7, 2017 in the family home, surrounded by his beloved wife Gloria and other family members. Born February 1, 1932 in Bozeman, MT, John's family moved to Tekoa, WA where he met Gloria (Jordan). They were married July 2, 1949. John had a long and varied career, including the position of Assistant Deputy Director of Public Works for Whatcom County. He is survived by his wife Gloria and a large and loving family. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 3, at 2:00 pm in the clubhouse at Cedar Grove - 4915 Samish Way, Bellingham.