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

Lorraine Mary Rothenbuhler

Lorraine Mary Rothenbuhler

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Lorraine Mary Rothenbuhler, 81, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016.  Lorraine was born on October 31, 1934 to Forrest and Dorothy (Behme) McDougle.  She married Gordon Rothenbuhler on December 22, 1951.

Mrs. Rothenbuhler attended Skagit Valley College earning a degree in chemistry.  She was an industrial chemist for many years working at Columbia Cement and the oil refineries.  She was active in Daughters of the American Revolution and the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society.  She also spent many years volunteering at the Sedro-Woolley Museum.Rothenbuhler, Lorraine 2

She is survived by her son, Gary Rothenbuhler of Sedro-Woolley, WA; daughters Mary Brand of Lewistown, MT and Karen Rothenbuhler of Seattle, WA; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Dorothy McDougle; husband, Gordon Rothenbuhler and brother, Richard McDougle.

A graveside service will be held at Saxon Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Share your memories of Lorraine and sign the online guest register.


  • Jim and Shelly Shaw

    Lorraine was a unique woman. We really admired her compassion for her family and her many pets. She had a diversity for many interests in her community. We had a lot of great conversations with she and Gordie, and really liked them both. Good folks. Our condolences to the family.

  • Myo Shears, Past Regent DAR

    Ann Washington Chapter DAR of Mt. Vernon is very sadden to read of the news of Larraine’s passing. She was a very strong member of our chapter and will be missed.

  • Julie Aamot

    Gary, Mary and Karen, your mom was an awesome lady! I loved her so much! I know that these last years have been hard. Remember the good times, hold them close in your heart and mind.
    I will see you on Saturday! Much love for all of you.