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

James Franklin Jonasson

James Franklin Jonasson

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

James Franklin Jonasson went to rest with his Lord and Savior on May 24th, 2012 after a courageous battle with heart complications.

James was born to Frank and Janice (Wiles) Jonasson December 12th 1939 in Burlington WA where he was raised and attended school and worked the family farm. He went on to a career at the WA State Department of Fisheries and later became a truck driver for Oak Harbor Freight Lines. James also enjoyed his volunteer work for Helping Hands Food Bank and his church.

James was united in marriage to Barbara Lynn Galbreath on February of 1961. They made their home throughout Washington State, returning to Burlington in 1977. James enjoyed word working, Boy Scouts, hunting, and most of all… traveling (managing to visit most all 50 states, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, and all across Canada).

James helped run Skagit Systems with his son James Ethan from 1993 to 2005.

James is survived by his wife, Lynn at the family home in Lyman; five sons, Paul, Mark, Bryce and his wife, Amanda, Joseph and his wife, Kim, and J.E., and his wife, Tina; grandchildren, Jessica, Kristina, Ryan, Devon, Derek, Dennis, Paul Jr., Courtney, Dreydee, and Leah; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Chloe, Cheyenne, Caleb, Peyton, Ricardo, Maria, MacKenzee, Brittlee, Sarah, Adrian and Brier, .

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Church of God of Prophecy, 27962 Hoehn Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, with a Graveside Committal Service immediately following at Green Hills Cemetery, Burlington, followed by a reception back at the Church.


  • Brian Olson

    hey Lynn it is me Brian Olson, remember us. I just heard that aunt Vera has passed away. I am going to the funeral services on this coming saturday July 13,2013. i was just looking for you, didn’t know if you knew or not. drop me a line. Oh, and bye the way mom is in a home Ashley Gardens, it is up college way about or a little past the junction of Waugh and Martin rds. Do you know if Bobbie and Johnny are still around anywhere? talk to you later Brian

  • Jim & Anita Kelley

    Dear Lynn and family,
    Even though Jim now has a new body and is in Heaven enjoying all the Great Rewards God has been preparing for him he is missed a lot. When Jim and Lynn bought and brought a truck load of food items to our food bank in Hamilton, it was always a special pleasure of mine to talk and visit with him and his wife after all was unloaded. He was a very carrying person who reached deep into his pockets to help those in need around him. Our food bank was not the only one Jim and Lynn catered to. We miss his visits a great deal and sincerely wish Lynn and the rest of his family all of Gods comfort and blessings as they heal from this tremendous loss that we all share in.
    Jim, Anita and the other Volunteers of the Hamilton Community Food Bank

  • Atle & Carol B jordal

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, condolences to his family. The Class of ’58 loses another member.

  • Dorene Royal Kartes

    Lynn and family, my thoughts and love are with you. Jim and I grew up together after high school. He will definitely be missed!!
    My sincere condolences.