Obituary: Vivian M. Cedarquist 


Vivian M. Cedarquist 

May 21, 1940 – October 1, 2023

Vivian M. Cedarquist passed away peacefully in Bellingham on October 1 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred E. Cedarquist (June 28, 2013), whom she loved and missed so dearly. Also preceding her in death were her two sons: Frank L. Cedarqust (December 2, 2021) and Fred J. Cedarquist (May 22, 2023).

 Vivian and Fred, along with their four children, settled in Blaine in December, 1978. For the next 30 years, they continued to raise their family and loved living in the Pacific Northwest. Some of their happiest times were managing the well-loved Harbor Cafe where they made many lifelong friends. They eventually retired to Florence, OR and enjoyed their time there very much.

Vivian will be greatly missed by her two daughters: Valerie Schouten (Wayne) and Irene Beckes (Rodger); grandchildren Kelly and Matt, Ashley and Jade, Brian, Chase, Andy and John; and great-grandchildren Natalie, Kaci, Molly, Micaiah, Kami, and Lucas.

We want to thank Whatcom County Hospice Care for everything they did for our mom. You truly cared and we greatly appreciate it. Please share your thoughts and memories of Vivian online at