Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA


Friday, October 9th, 2015

Donna Louise Sharples, 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:10pm in Bellingham, WA at Peace Health St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by her loving family.   She was born on June 1, 1943 in Walla Walla, WA the daughter of Evans and Freda Baxter.  Her family moved to Burlington, WA where she […]

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

William ‘Bill’ Bicknell, 62, of Day Creek passed away at his home unexpectedly in the early morning hours on Friday, October 2, 2015. Bill was born on May 23, 1953, in Dayton, Ohio. The son of Col. J.E. and Olivette (Killough) Bicknell, he and his brothers Robert and Timothy along with a sister Barbara grew […]

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Ella Clara Pleasant, 88, a resident of Mount Vernon, WA passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Skagit Valley Hospital. She was born on September 5, 1927 in Celina, TN, the daughter of Bud Hunter and Lovie Ella (Murley) Harp.  The family moved to California and then to Melissa, TX, where she was […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Wilma Elizabeth Vance entered into her eternal life in Heaven at the glorious age of 90. She was born Wilma Elizabeth Johnson on April 30, 1925 in Newland, North Carolina to Joe and Frances Johnson and spent the first 18 years of her life in Avery County, N.C. In a […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

February 5, 1940 to September 22, 2015 Don passed away peacefully at home in Arlington surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years old. Beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, godfather and friend too many.  Don was a man of unwavering faith, inclusive and respectful to all. He raised three grateful children who learned […]

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Delores Levine Kosanke Savage passed away on September 19, 2015, in Mount Vernon, WA, after a long illness. She was born in Ritzville, WA, on May 8, 1929, to Simon and Anna Fauser Kosanke. In 1949 she married Joseph Savage, and the couple had three children: Jeanette, Timothy, and Robert. She enjoyed homemaking, cooking, landscaping, […]

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Richard V. ‘Dick’ Lemley, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at his home at the age of 82 years.  He was born on August 13, 1933 in Sedro-Woolley the son of Harold V. and Ethel M. (Guddall) Lemley. Dick attended schools in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School […]

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Bert Raymond “Ray” Bailey, 98, passed away on Wednesday, September 9 2015, at his home in Country Meadow Village, Sedro Woolley with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 17, 1917, in Atlantic, Iowa the son of Bert and Lola (Hamler) Bailey. As a teen, Ray and his family lived a […]

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Walter (John) William Hess, Lieutenant U.S. Navy (Ret), 83, of Sedro Woolley, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Walt was born on January 8, 1932 to Benjamin Hess and Mildred (Lindsey) Hess in Canton Illinois. He was married to Jean Martin in July 1991.   Walt joined the Navy […]

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Joyce Ann Tomasino, 64, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away September 6, 2015. She was born August 24, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to James and Janet (Paull) Gerst. Joyce grew up in Pennsylvania, attended the Community College of Allegheny County, where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing. Joyce worked as a Nurse 20 years for South […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Doreen Mae Gentry, 86, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at home. She was born May 30, 1929 to Aubrey and Maude (Warfield) Rogers in Day Creek, Washington. Doreen graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1947. She worked at Montgomery Ward, early in her career. She married Elgie Gentry in 1966, […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Jerry Lee Harris, 63, of Mount Vernon, WA, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015. He was born July 18, 1952 in Sedro-Woolley, WA to Daniel Lee Harris and Ardella (Calkins) Harris. Jerry filled his 63 years with love, laughter and service to others. He shared his numerous stories and corny jokes with everyone he met. […]

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Maria Luisa Carbajal Garcia Schulze “Momma to All,” 75, of Birdsview, Washington, was raised up on Eagle’s Wings.  With her family’s support through her courageous battle with a rare cancer, she lost her fight on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Momma was born August 26, 1940 to Cresencio Romero and Maria Conception Carbajal Garcia in Cortijo, […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

David Michael Gensburg (Scambo), 49, of Mount Vernon, WA passed away from a cancer at his home on August 24, 2015. David worked as a carpenter, firefighter, and fisherman. He enjoyed numerous activities, such as riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting. He was a dedicated family man and will be remembered by numerous friends, all of […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Arlene Frances Hudson, born July 20, 1936 in Clear Lake, Washington, passed away peacefully at Peace Health United General Medical Center on Friday, August 28, 2015 after a battle with Leukemia.  She was 79 years old. Most of Arlene’s young life was spent in Bremerton.  She married in 1955, and then moved to California to […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Sylvia Holm, 83, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at Life Care Center on the evening of August 9, 2015. She was born to Simon and Mamie (McKenzie) Miller on December 30, 1931 in Alpha, WA, the youngest of ten children.  In her late teens, she came to stay with her sister in Skagit County where she […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Betty Ann May Louck lived for 97 beautiful years. On the sun-filled afternoon of August 25, 2015, in Sedro Woolley, Washington, surrounded by her loving family, she passed peacefully into her Savior’s arms. Betty, better known as “Honey” by her parents and brothers, was born on August 07, 1918 in Blackfoot, Idaho to parents George […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Randolph (Randy) Ellis Buchanan, age 65, was born May 2, 1950 to parents Ellis & Ruby Buchanan.  He passed away peacefully August 20, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Randy was raised in Clear Lake, WA and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1969. He married Linda Waite in 1969 and they shared […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Myrna Rae “Jo” Loop, 76, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Jo was born on June 4, 1939 in Burlington, the daughter of Raenold & Laura (King) Gundersen.  She was raised in Burlington, graduating from Burlington-Edison High School with the class of 1957 where she was treasurer and very active […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Albert H. Warkentin, age 91, passed away on August 22, 2015. He was born on March 24, 1924 in Meade, Kansas, the son of Henry & Sarah (Zielke) Warkentin. While working as a free-range ranch hand, he met Bettie Lou Hamm, his wife of 65 years. They were married on August 24, 1948 in Hooker, […]

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Frances J. McCormack, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. She was born on May 4, 1941 to Glen and Lyla McDonald in Forrest Grove, Oregon. Frances was a Homemaker. She married Jerry R. McCormack and together they had four children, Glenn, Sean, Heather and Megen. Throughout the years she was involved in […]

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Shirley Ann Bates, 73, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away August 6, 2015 at the Cross Creek Adult Family Home. Shirley was born on June 27, 1942 in Ellensburg, WA the third of four daughters to Eddie and Lydia (Rickensrud) Vergin. At an early age she moved to the upper Samish Valley of Skagit County […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Kim Doyle Manke and his beloved dog Jake left this world together at their home in Clear Lake, WA. Kim was born October 5, 1957 in Atlantic, Iowa to Lawrence J. and Patricia Ann (Turner) Manke. Most of Kim’s life was spent in Washington but he always referred to Atlantic […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Dan Windish, 85, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Dan was born on October 28, 1929 in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Walter & Irene (Isaacson) Windish. He was raised in the Big Lake area, where he attended grade school, then attended Sedro-Woolley High School. On April 9, […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Jack E. Taylor, 91, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Jack was born on April 16, 1924 in Rockport, WA, the son of Edward & Mamie (Clark) Taylor. He was raised and attended school in Marblemount. As a young man he left school, working […]