Clarence E. “Clink” Andersen, of Bellingham, WA passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was born on October 18, 1929 in Bellingham, WA to Haagen and Esther Andersen. He attended Washington Elementary School, graduated from Ferndale High School in 1947 and attended Washington College of Education (WWU). Clink worked at the Record Journal in Ferndale and then at the Bellingham Herald for the remainder of his career.
Clink overcame many health challenges and lived a full life with many interests. He was an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan and enjoyed going to Mariners games and Spring Training in Peoria with his family. He was able to travel to Norway later in his life, meet his relatives, and see the farm where his father was born. He was very proud of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and former wives Muriel Andersen and Linda Andersen.
He is survived by his children: son Gabe Andersen (Gladys Forbes); daughters Sharon (Butch) West; Janice (Robert) Clayton; and Nancy Anderson; grandchildren: Jennifer Anderson (Sarah Mulholland); Tim West (Jodi); Jessica West, Maura Andersen, Bonnie Andersen, Kelli Nelson (James); and Ian Andersen; great grandchildren: Kaden West, Colbie West, Kinley West, and Maddox Mulholland; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters Beatrice Gilfilen and Doris Matz; and cousins here and in Norway.
We will celebrate Clink’s life on Tuesday, Jan. 15th, at 12:00PM at Moles Farewell Tributes Greenacres (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Mission.