Obituary: Luke Button


Lucius “Luke” Button IV

June 11, 1950–October 21, 2021

Luke Button, age, 71, of Blaine, passed from this life on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with exceeding joy, and went home to the arms of his Heavenly Father. Luke was blessed in this life to be a beloved husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, son, and a friend.

His life will be remembered not by his accomplishments, but by his unwavering love for God and scripture. He had an abounding love for all his family, extended family, and for his friends. His gentle, wise spirit and encouragement was a gift to all who knew him. What brought joy to Luke's heart was spending time with family and friends, gardening, mushroom picking in the fall, planting garlic in the spring, cooking, and working on projects. He was also fortunate to have traveled on a few mission trips to China, Peru, and Thailand, with friends from Blaine Christian Fellowship. One of Luke's favorite and timely scriptures was Romans 8:31-39.

Luke leaves behind his wife Jule of 52 years, and five sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marisol Barton, Israel and Janet Button, Nate and Shelly Button, Luc and Angie Button, and Joseph and Amy Button; 22 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild due March of 2022; sisters Jackie Button, Laurie and David Cantu, and Charlotte Aldrich; nephew, Gabe Button; Moms Ginny Button (2nd Mom) and Ardis Freeman, mother-in-law; extended family, five brothers-in-law, and four sisters-in-law, Scott and Colleen Freeman, Ron and Janine Freeman, Susan and Ralph Black, Sam Freeman, and David and Amanda Freeman; sixteen nieces and nephews, fifteen great-nieces and nephews, and a baby due February, 2022.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on November 13 at Northwood Chapel, 580 C Street, Blaine, WA. 98230. The live stream address for this memorial is If you would like to share a memory (happy, sad, funny, etc) or your thoughts about what Luke meant to you, please email to the following emails. or Donations in Luke's memory can be made to the following: Blaine Christian Fellowship Missions Fund, 902 Adelia Street, Blaine, WA 98230 or Whatcom Pregnancy Clinic, 1310 N. State St., Bellingham, WA 98225 or to the Lighthouse Mission, 910 Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225.