Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
360-855-1288
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Memorials

Monday, February 27th, 2017

William R. “BILL” Stendal passed away two weeks after his 89th birthday on February 22, 2017, due to complications of dementia.  He was born on February 8, 1928 at the Stendal home on Ferry Street in Sedro-Woolley, the third son of P. A. “Puss” and Mildred (Hegg) Stendal.  They were remarkable parents who opened their […]

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Vicki Lynn (Hooper) White, age 47, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from a rare lung disease.  Vicki was born on June 24, 1969 to Charles Gordon and Clara May (Handy) Hooper in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Vicki graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1987.  She enjoyed playing the clarinet […]

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Kenneth Melvin Helgeson, age 87, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Birchview Memory Care, Sedro-Woolley. Kenneth was born September 17, 1929, in the same house his mother was born, the family home of John Robert Blowers, in Landsford, North Dakota, to Melvin Benheart and Lila May (Blowers) Helgeson.  He was raised on the farm […]

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Raymond “Ray” Olaf Jensen, age 86, of Concrete, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mira Vista, in Mount Vernon. Ray was born April 28, 1930 in Somers, Montana, to Jens and Jensine (Pettersen) Jensen.  He graduated from high school in Kalispell, Montana.  He served as an Army Paratrooper, and Base Supply Sergeant.  Ray attended […]

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Spergeon “Denny” Queen, 70 of Lyman, Washington died February 19, 2017 at his family home in Lyman after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Denny was born in Sylva, North Carolina to Spergeon Queen and Edna Phillips on July 1, 1946.  He spent his childhood roaming the hills hunting squirrels in the mountain in […]

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Wanda ‘Jean’ Sopher, age 87, of Deming, passed away on February 8, 2017. Jean was born on September 2, 1929 to Hayden “Slim” and Bernice Brown in Bellingham, Washington.  She grew up in Deming, attending the Belfair and Welcome Schools. She married Lawrence Sopher in 1946 and they made their first home at Barnaby Slough, […]

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Linda Lou Benjamin, 67, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away on February 8, 2017 on Coupeville, WA. Linda was born on June 4, 1949 in Sedro-Woolley, WA, the daughter of Louis and June (Dempsey) Ankney. She was raised and attended grade school in Sedro-Woolley until moving to Spokane where she graduated from Shadle Park High […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Mary Jones was born on February 22, 1920 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, and left to join her sisters and parents on February 16, 2017, at age 96. She spent her final years in a memory care facility, where she was loved by all for her ability to laugh and her always-present optimism. Mary lived a full […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Amy Jo Mercer, 46, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Amy was born on January 26, 1971 in The Dalles, Oregon, the daughter of John & Jody (Eaton) Dethman, residing briefly there until moving to Cordova, Alaska where she attended grade school […]

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Larry Jay Middleton, 45, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly with his wife at his side on February 9, 2017. Larry was born on February 26, 1971 in Killeen, Texas, the son of Larry & Sue Middleton. He graduated high school in Kent, WA in 1989. Larry has worked for Columbia Distributing for many […]

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Phillip C. Mitchell, Sr., 70, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Bellingham, WA surrounded by his family. Phil was born on May 14, 1946 in Waynesville, NC, the son of Chester & Marie (King) Mitchell. He was raised and attended school in Canton, NC until 1961 when the […]

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend, Vernon Galbraith died peacefully in Mount Vernon, Washington at the age of 90. Vernon was born in Bellingham to Hugh & Pauline Galbraith. Vernon spent his youth hunting and fishing with his family in the Acme area. He skied at Mt. Baker at a young age when there was […]

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Nelta June Walsh, age 94, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St Francis of Bellingham in Bellingham, Washington. June was born May 12, 1922 in Bellingham to Earl and Olive (Smith) Daws. She was raised on the family farm in Ferndale and went to school and graduated from Ferndale High School. June […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Hezekiah J. ‘Hez’ Dills, 84, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Kindred Hospital in Seattle. Hez was born on July 6, 1932 in Franklin, North Carolina, the son of Hezekiah & Hassie (Cloer) Dills. He was raised and attended school in Franklin. In 1954 he moved to […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Geraldine Kay (Trump) Earnst, 74, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from Alzheimer’s. Gerry was born on July 17, 1942 to Ben and Mildred Trump in Dayton, Washington. Gerry lived with her mom, dad and three younger sisters by the Tucannon River. She attended a one-room school house in Marengo, Washington […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Charles Wolfe, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. Chuck (Charlie) was born on September 18, 1932 to Robert and Lillian Wolfe in Leola, Arkansas. He was married to Sue Sexton on April 5, 1957. After graduating from Bridgeport High School Chuck went on to play football at the University of […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Sheila Jane Mitchell went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, February 3, 2017. She was a resident of Punkin Center where she passed away with her husband and children at her side. Sheila was born February 17, 1957 in Sedro-Woolley to Ed and Lois (Murrow) Oliver. She married William “Mike” Mitchell on May […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Elsie Louise Baker, 79, a longtime resident of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Elsie was born on October 21, 1937 on the Tulalip Reservation in Marysville, the daughter of George & Alice (Edwards) Williams.  She was raised and attended school in […]

Monday, January 30th, 2017

James Dale Frisbee, 62 a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital on January 27, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Jim was born February 4, 1954 in Pittsburg, CA the son of Coleman & Lorine (Bishop) Frisbee.  He was raised and attended school in Knightsen & King City CA. […]

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Dave H. Wright, 88, passed away at his home in Concrete on December 16, 2016.  Dave was born in Burlington, Washington on October 4, 1928 to Mabel (Brooks) and Dave Wright, Sr. Dave was known as the upriver gas and oil man for over 30 years.  After retirement and spending about a year at home, […]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

JoAnna Kathryn Lemley, 83, a lifelong Skagit County resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  She was born on July 22, 1933 in Clear Lake, WA, the daughter of Hubert & Dolly (Gay) Land. JoAnna was raised and attended grade school in Clear Lake and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of […]

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Violet Charolett Williams (Ya-dé-šub), age 43, born March 26, 1973 in Sedro Woolley to Leonard Sylvester and Inez (Rodriguez) Boome. She died January 21, 2017.   Refusing to live a single day in President Trump’s America, Violet died peacefully at home in her bed on Saturday January 21, 2017. Violet was not very old, but […]

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Aretta “Rita” Arlene Jonkheer, 78, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017. She was born July 10, 1938 in Yreka, California, the daughter of Theodore “Ted” A. Bell and Thelma “Babe” Viola (Van Laningham) Meamber. Rita was raised and attended grade school in Yreka California, moved to Sedro-Woolley in […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Maxine Hazel (Shepherd) Williams October 21, 1925 – January 13, 2017   After a long life, well lived, Maxine H. Williams, 91, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Skagit Valley Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.  Maxine was born on October 21, 1925 to James N. and Lillie (Rhinehart) Shepherd, in Sedro-Woolley, WA.  Maxine […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Joan Marie Johnson peacefully passed away with an Angel by Her side at her home in Concrete, Washington on January 11, 2017 at 2:46 am.  The whole family would like to thank the people at the Hospice Organization for all their true dedication & very hard work, & for making Joanie’s passing comfortable & peaceful…Thank […]