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

Memorials

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

O’Dell Estes Trantham, 84, of Concrete passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020. He was born on February 17, 1936, the oldest of nine children born to Phillip and Mary Bell Trantham in Jackson County, North Carolina.  He was married to Ida Mae Trantham for 62 years. O’Dell was a caring son, brother, husband, […]

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Carol Jean Handy, age 87, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away September 12, 2020.  She was born May 12, 1933 in Bellingham, Washington to Thomas and Laura (Martin) Betts. Carol graduated from Baker High School and beauty school at the same time, later working as a beautician. Carol is survived by her children, Sharon […]

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Betty Frances Bradley Betty passed away in the presence of family on Friday, September 4, 2020.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Betty was born in Lyman, Washington on September 20, 1930 to John and Gladys (Bishop) McCalib. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1948.  In 1949, she married JD […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Donna (Conn) White on Monday, September 7, 2020, while surrounded by the love of her girls. Donna was born and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. She was the Sedro-Woolley logger-rodeo queen at the age of 14 in 1953.  As an adult, she spent her life in Renton working […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Halsten Marie Hunter, age 55, of Clear Lake, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020.  She died in a farming accident engaged in one of her life’s pleasures: operating equipment. Halsten was known as a talented artist, engineer, fabricator, welder, and mechanic; she could build or repair just about anything.  She commonly used those and other […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Percy Nelson “Nels” Hazel III, age 82, passed away August 6, 2020 in Fort Pierce, Florida.  He was born July 14, 1938 in Hawthorne, California to Percy Hazel, Jr and Mary “Lucille” (Robertson) Hazel. Percy “Nels” married Linda VanLiew December 3, 1960 in Bellingham.  They lived in Seattle, moving to Sedro-Woolley from 1963 to 1972 […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Richard “Rich” Norris Cheadle, age 66, a longtime resident of Bow, passed away August 15, 2020.  He was born August 7, 1954 in Eureka, California to Raymond and Dorothy (Norris) Cheadle, whom he adored. Rich loved putting the pedal to the metal and drumming on the steering wheel to loud music, cooking for his family […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

William George Schwer, 73, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the family home in Alger with his loving wife of 52 years by his side. He was a Vietnam Veteran and spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy.  William started his career as a teenager in his dad’s […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Peggy Joyce Cochran, age 73, passed away August 15, 2020 at home in Burlington.  She was born November 29, 1946 in Watertown, South Dakota to Harvey and Lydia (Eccles) Fish. After meeting Vincent, the couple lived in several states before making Skagit Valley their home.  Peggy enjoyed decorating, flowers arranging, and “finding treasures” with her […]

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Robert Lee Bushaw (Bobby or Bob), age 85, peacefully passed away August 12, 2020 at his home in Sedro-Woolley.  Bob was born June 9, 1935 in Anacortes, Washington to Joe and Marie Bushaw. In the late 1950’s, Bob served in the Army Reserves.  Bob liked to restore old classic cars, Fords were his favorite.  He […]

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Ben Lee Ashe, 89, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at United General Hospital on Saturday, August 15, 2020 with his sister by his side. He was born in Sylva, North Carolina on October 13, 1930. Ben was one of eight children to William Else Ashe and Ida Estella (Williams) Ashe.  He attended Webster […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Rosemary Kay Sims, born September 8, 1948 in O’Neill, Nebraska, passed away August 10, 2020 at the age of 71.  She was the fifth of seven children born to Vern and Loretta (Lanman) Grenier. Rosemary was a longtime resident of Skagit Valley having moved with her family from Nebraska to the beautiful Skagit Valley when […]

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Lila “Lorraine” Waynick, age 88, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away August 5, 2020.  She was born January 16, 1932 in Seattle, Washington to Lyle and Regina (Moses) Hunter. She lived with her grandparents in Neah Bay from birth to 13 and then was taken to live with her grandparents in Marblemount where she […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Verlon Edgar Leopard, age 77, a longtime Hamilton resident, passed away July 31, 2020.  He was born December 3, 1942 in Roseburg, Oregon to Cling “Mutt” and Violet (Extine) Leopard. Biographical information to include that he served in the United States Army and he married Anne French in Sedro-Woolley, May 28, 1964. Verlon is survived […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Janis “Jan” Elaine (Riggles) Selvig, age 75, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, where she has resided for many years. Jan was born on July 28, 1945 in Bellingham, Washington to Ralph and Grace Riggles. She was a 1963 Sedro-Woolley High School graduate.  […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Robin Kathleen Hanses, age 64, a Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away August 6, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Robin was born October 11, 1955 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of George and Katie (Ryzinga) Gussman. On February 28, 1975 Robin was united in marriage to James Anthony Hanses.  Robin and James met in […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Andrew William Young Jr “Willie”, age 56, passed away tragically on July 29, 2020 at the farm.  Willie was born January 25, 1964 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington to Andrew and Tietje (Dykstra) Young.  Andy and Willie shared the same birthday 22 years apart. Willie graduated in 1982 from Sedro-Woolley High School.  In high school Willie was […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Jerry Marlene Eason, age 85, passed away July 25, 2020 after various health struggles.  Jerry was a fighter and anyone who knew her knew what a strong women she was.  She was born June 23, 1935 in Wellington, Kansas to Ray Henry and Mary Ellen Louis (Whitley) Ruddle.  Jerry married James on her 16th birthday […]

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Rinse Spoelstra (friends called him Ron or Ronnie, but his family called him Rinnie) of Bow passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at the age of 80. Rinse was born March 2, 1940 in Sneek, Friesland, the Netherlands just before the occupation of Germany during WWII. He was the eldest son of Jaap and Siepie […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Rita Mae Schulze, age 85, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away at the home of her daughter, Anna Wilkinson, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  She was born July 26, 1934 in Forrest Lake, Minnesota to Anthony and Wilhelminia (Mersch) Schmitt; the middle child out of seven children. Rita met Herbert M “Bud” Schulze while both were […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and devoted citizen, James (Jim) Neff passed away peacefully, at home, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Jim was born into a strong, loving family at home in Alger, Washington on October 3, 1925, the youngest of nine children of Elfrida (Shassey) Neff and Ben Neff. The family moved to So. […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Lisa Corrina Moody, 53, passed away unexpectedly on March 23, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Lisa was born on November 18, 1966 in Sedro-Woolley, WA to Danny and Juanita Moody. Growing up, Lisa enjoyed playing the violin, swimming, horseback riding and a good candy bar. As a teenager, you could find her watching a soap […]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Imogene “Jean” Evans, age 92, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2020. Jean was born February 12, 1928 in Byers, Colorado to Thomas and Catherine (Owens) Morgan.  Her family moved to Anacortes, WA in 1930 where she was raised and attended school.  She married […]

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Burton Joseph Whelan, 92, of Burlington, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020. Burt was born on March 14, 1928 to James and Louisa (Schumacher) Whelan in Bellingham, Washington. Burt grew up in the Bow/Edison area and attended Burlington-Edison High School with the Class of 1947. After serving in the Army, he worked at Everett […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Joseph Vernon Lacer (Joe), 78, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend went to his heavenly home on Thursday, June 25, 2020 following a stroke on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Joe was born on June 2, 1942 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  The youngest child of Henry P. and Alta C. Lacer, siblings:  Charles Gaylord (Gail) Lacer […]