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


Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Larry Wangen, age 73, a resident of Edmonds, WA since 1997, passed away Monday July 27, 2015 at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was born October 3, 1941 in New Rockford, North Dakota to Obert and Violet (Pfeiffer) Wangen. Larry grew up in North Dakota and at age 13, he and his […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

William Norton Cole was literally a man of steel. Born and raised his entire life in Sedro Woolley, he outlived all nine of his siblings and survived past doctor’s odds to the age of 90. Heart disease was a hereditary condition that he continued to fight against for most of his life by staying physically […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Sunrise May 19, 1976 Sunset July 26, 2015 Angela Lee “Ang” Smallwood, 39, of the Upper Skagit Reservation went to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Angela was a loving mother and loved her children dearly. She loved fishing the banks of the Skagit River, loved cedar tipping and she loved the […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Kathryn Elizabeth Strom, age 97, a lifelong resident of Seattle, passed away July 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.  Kathryn was born on January 18, 1918 in Seattle to George and Catherine (Yeager) Weglin.  She was a graduate of West Seattle High School class of 1936. Kathryn met her future husband, Harry Strom (of […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Matthew Martin Larson, 65, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 20, 1950 in Seattle, the son of John & Myrtle Larson.  He was raised in Newhalem. Matthew was a very private person but he told great stories of his […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Ruby Jewell Willis, 101, passed away on July 18, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley. She was born on June 7, 1914 in Board Camp, Arkansas, the eldest of nine children of Ode & Belle (Robbins) Cook.  She grew up in the Black Springs, AR picking cotton and caring for her younger […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Johnny Ray Sanders, born March 12, 1978 in Mount Vernon, WA died unexpectedly July 18, 2015 at age 37.  John, also known as Johnboy, traveled residences between Alaska and Skagit County. Started out rambunctious and never slowed down, he had a very kind heart and unique sense of humor.  He had a love for art, […]

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Terry Russell, 90, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, peacefully passed away on July 16, 2015, at Skagit Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. Terry was born in a Burlington hospital on February 19, 1925, the son of Carl & Etta (Warfield) Russell. He was raised in Birdsview and attended grade school in Hamilton, later moving to […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Edith Nancy Gilstrap, 73, was born on March 21, 1942 in Kalispell, Montana to Irene and Robert Turman. She was the oldest of what would ultimately be 9 total children. When Edie was young, her mom and dad divorced and she went to live with her mother for a short time. When she was around […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Earl Will, 82, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 13, 2015 at United General Hospital. He was born on November 20, 1932 in Wishek, ND, the son of William & Amelia (Koth) Will. Earl was full blooded German, only speaking German until he was 13 when the family moved to Richey, Montana. Earl […]

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dorris Lucille Claybo, 72, of Birdsview, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 after a complication of Heart Surgery.  Lucy was born on October 8, 1942 to Walter & Thelma Wilkins in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She was married to Conrad Claybo on December 4, 1960. Lucy was our “Yellow Rose of Texas”.  Although born & […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Barbara Kloes Robinson, 84, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. She was born on January 31, 1931 in Neenah, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold & Veronica (Foster) Kloes.   As a child the family moved to Skagit County settling in Clear Lake where she attended grade school, […]

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Pauline O. Green, age 88, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at Skagit Valley Hospital.  She was born May 14, 1927 to John “Wes” and Evelyn (McDonald) Porter in Mount Vernon, Washington. Pauline was employed as the credit manager at Weisfield Jewelry in Mount Vernon, Puget Sound Scaling Bureau in Ketchikan and the Little Store […]

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Stephen Martinez, 61, a resident of Everett and a former Skagit County resident passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2015. Steve was born in California and grew up in Skagit County (mostly Sedro-Woolley) until moving to the Everett area. He is survived by his children, Jennifer and Stephen, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; brothers, Bill Thompson and […]

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Barbara Ann Monrad, 68, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly at her home on July 2, 2015. She was born on November 5, 1946 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Edgar & Agda “Jo” Monrad.  She was raised and attended school in Concrete, graduating from Concrete High School with the class of 1965.  […]

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 […]

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 grew up working at the family shake mill […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.    […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]