memorials
John R. Coward Memorial

John R. Coward

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

John Raymond Coward “JR” passed away peacefully in his home of over 65 years, holding the hands and surrounded by his caring family, on June 30, 2015.  He was born December 19, 1921 to John and Rhoda (Wood) Coward in Balsam Gap, North Carolina. John Raymond Coward grew up exploring the Great Smoky Mountains of […]

Benjamin Dale Ellis Memorial

Benjamin Dale Ellis

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Ben D. Ellis, 56, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Ben was born in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Eugene & Dorothy Ellis.   He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1978. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1979, proudly […]

George William Lennox Memorial

George William Lennox

Friday, June 26th, 2015

George W. Lennox, 78, a longtime resident of Clear Lake, passed away on June 21, 2015 at the American Lake VA Hospital in Lakewood, WA. He was born on June 12, 1937 in Minneola, New York the son of Frank and Florence (Hicks) Lennox.  In 1947, George moved to Skagit County (Clear Lake) with his […]

Don LeRoy Lade Memorial

Don LeRoy Lade

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Don LeRoy Lade, age 89, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015. He was born June 15, 1926 in Lynden, Washington to Ira and Lydia (VanValkenberg) Lade. Don served in the US Navy during WW II, and was a member of the Lynden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Don and Beverly were married June […]

Beverly Martin Memorial

Beverly Martin

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Beverly Ann Martin, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Peace Health United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.  She was born on March 27, 1933 in Ellensburg, Washington to Carl and Esther (Hill) Bellisle. Bev grew up in Bellevue and graduated from Bellevue High School in 1951.  She began working in […]

Neoma Wiggins Memorial

Neoma Wiggins

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Neoma Wiggins, 97, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 14, 2015. She was born on May 30, 1918 in Andrews, North Carolina, one of twelve children of Doc & Bessie (Clayton) Ensley. She was raised and made her home in Andrews, NC until […]

Mae Belle (Pray) Raper Memorial

Mae Belle (Pray) Raper

Friday, June 12th, 2015

    Mae Belle (Pray) Raper, 81, a resident of Bellingham, passed away on June 12, 2015.      She was born on October 11, 1933 in Everett, the daughter of Earl & Edith (Olmstead) Harkness.  She made her home in Whatcom county and graduated from Mount Baker High School with the class of 1952.    […]

Shirley Anne Richter Memorial

Shirley Anne Richter

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Shirley Anne Richter, 82, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, entered eternal peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Monday, June 8, 2015, surrounded by her family.   Shirley was born on April 21, 1933 in Adel, Iowa, the daughter of William & Mabel (Melton) Swihart. The family moved to Skagit County in the late 1930’s, settling in […]

Marlys Meyer Memorial

Marlys Meyer

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Marlys M. Meyer, age 79, passed away at home, June 7, 2015, after battling pancreatic cancer since December, 2014.  She was born February 25, 1936 in Wadena, Minnesota to David and Veronica (Goche) Murdock. Marlys, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, formerly of the Lyman area, was an opinionated woman; you knew where you stood with her.  […]

Steven Clontz Memorial

Steven Clontz

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Steven Robert Clontz, a loving father, grandfather and friend, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the age of 65 years. He was born in North Carolina in 1949, moving to Skagit County as a child settling in the Big Lake area.  He attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the […]

Anita Alfson

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Anita Alfson passed away at home June 3, 2015 with her mother by her side. Anita is survived by her mother, Donna Alfson of Sedro-Woolley, her good friend Nancy Todd and family.  She was preceded in death by her father Vernon Alfson in 2007. At Anita’s request there will be no services.  

Evelyn Tingley Memorial

Evelyn Tingley

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

On June 3, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, Evelyn (Jensen) Tingley went home to heaven. Evelyn was born on January 17, 1938 in Oakley, Idaho to Christian Emerun (C.E.) Jensen and Dora (Willis) Jensen.  She was the youngest of 5 daughters including her sisters: Dora May, Rose Mary, Betty Jean, and Anna Marie. On April […]

Lewis “Poncho” Self Memorial

Lewis “Poncho” Self

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Lewis L. “Poncho” Self, 76, a longtime resident of Hamilton, passed away  unexpectedly on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born on July 16, 1938 in Spring Creek, North Carolina, one of 13 children of William & Lillie Mae (Presnell) Self. In 1957 Lewis was united in marriage to Norma Bruns and from that union […]

Mary Jones Pennington Memorial

Mary Jones Pennington

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Mary Jones Pennington nee Mary Frances Sophie Kuylaars passed away on May 28th at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She went peacefully and was surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in June 7th, 1916 in Stockholm, Sweden and was proud to become a naturalized US citizen in her adulthood. She grew up […]

Willard “Bud” Backstrom Memorial

Willard “Bud” Backstrom

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Willard “Bud” Backstrom, 55, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on May 23, 2015. A Celebration of Life & Potluck will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles Hall.

Opal Blanche Reim Memorial

Opal Blanche Reim

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Opal Blanche Reim, age 99, passed away May 27, 2015 in Sedro-Woolley. She was born February 21, 1916, in Emmons, Minnesota to Peter and Marie (Herland) Davidson. Opal married Paul Reim in February of 1935, in Maryville, Missouri. Opal is survived by her daughter, LaVonne Parker; sons, Richard and his wife, Lavone Reim, Robert and […]

Wally Lentz Memorial

Wally Lentz

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Wally Lentz 77 of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Monday May 18, 2015. Wally was born February 23, 1938 the son of John and Mary Lentz in Sedro Woolley, WA. Wally is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Jennifer Lentz, Oak Harbor, Kathy (Bill) McKenzie, Snohomish; grandchildren, Shawn Lentz, Melia and Quade McKenzie; sister, Beverly […]

Michael Edward Powell Memorial

Michael Edward Powell

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Michael E. Powell, 74, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at his home on May 15, 2015. Mike was born on December 21, 1940 in San Diego, CA, the oldest of four children of Jack W. & Beatrice L. (Woodworth) Powell. During WW II the family relocated to several naval bases when his father was […]

Marilee Anne Froneberger Memorial

Marilee Anne Froneberger

Friday, May 15th, 2015

    Marilee Anne Froneberger, 69, a former resident of Skagit County, passed away on May 15, 2015 at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham surrounded by her loving family. Marilee was born on May 13, 1946 in Seattle and later moved to Burlington where she grew up and attended school. At the age of 17 […]

Robert Gillock, Jr. Memorial

Robert Gillock, Jr.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

    Robert Edward Gillock, Jr., 27, a longtime resident of Concrete, passed away unexpectedly on May 10, 2015.  He was born on May 4, 1988 in Puyallup, Washington to Robert and Brenda (Mills) Gillock, Sr.     The family came to Skagit County in 1995, living briefly in Mount Vernon until settling in Birdsview. There is […]

Edward “Big Ed” Blanton Memorial

Edward “Big Ed” Blanton

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Edward Lee “Big Ed” Blanton was born in Sylva, North Carolina on August 13, 1940, his parent’s 19th wedding anniversary. He went home to his Lord on May 7, 2015.     Big Ed was the youngest of Albert and Rachel Blanton’s 7 children. The family moved to the NW in 1947 bringing him to the […]

Lois Nemo Memorial

Lois Nemo

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Lois (Mom) passed away at the age of 83, on April 26, 2015, in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Lois was born on April 2, 1932 to Bert L. and Eletha M. Heggen of La Conner, WA.  Lois married George M. Nemo on October 26, 1949, in Mount Vernon.  They were married for 65 years and resided in […]

Gary Adkins Memorial

Gary Adkins

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

    Gary D. Adkins, 71, a longtime resident of Clear Lake, passed away April 21, 2015.      Gary was born on May 30, 1943 in Sedro-Woolley to Clyde and Verna Adkins.      He was united in marriage to Edith Wilson on April 23, 1961.      Gary drove log truck for Hamilton Brothers and then went […]

Steven Lewis Memorial

Steven Lewis

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Steven Lewis, 62, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away suddenly at his home with his wife, Louise, at his side, on Sunday, April 19, 2015.  Steve was born on December 22, 1952 to Clair and Viola Lewis in Denver, Colorado.  Steven married Barbara Iiams on December 15, 1972 and was married for 31 years.  He later married […]

Donald Blanton Saunders Memorial

Donald Blanton Saunders

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Donald Blanton Saunders, 76, a lifetime resident of Sedro Woolley and the Skagit Valley, passed away on the morning of April 14th 2015, from complications due to lung cancer. Don was born on the 2nd of October, 1938, to Lawrence and Mayme Saunders in Franklin, North Carolina. He was married to Sharon Sue Saunders on the 27th […]