Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Analyssa “Bette” Crinklaw Memorial
Analyssa “Bette” Crinklaw Memorial

Analyssa “Bette” Crinklaw

Analyssa “Bette” Crinklaw

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Analyssa Marie Blue Crinklaw, 82, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2021 at Life Care Center of Mount Vernon.  She was born on April 12, 1939 in Sedro-Woolley, WA the daughter of Fredrick and Mildred (Pressentin) Crinklaw.

Analyssa graduated from Concrete High School in 1957 and attended Lewis and Clark College. She enjoyed camping and was especially keen on stock car racing. She was a foster mother for several years and was known by many as “Aunt Bette”.

Later in life she was the manager and co-owner of the Concrete Department Store until its closing.

Analyssa is survived by her son, Brian McNuelty who resides in Texas with his wife, Natalie; brother, Wayne Crinklaw of Lopez Island; niece, Dani Cox of Mt. Vernon; nephews, Eric Crinklaw of Bonney Lake, Matt Crinklaw of Sammamish, Ken Crinklaw of Redmond and Jeff Crinklaw of Estacada, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mildred Crinklaw and brother, Jerry.

A Graveside Inurnment will be held at 2:00, on Monday October 25, 2021 at Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete, WA.  Share your memories of Analyssa and sign the online guest register.


  • Sharon Jackson

    So sorry to hear of”Bette Blues” passing. Had so many wonderful and fun times with her. She was a room-mate with my mother-in-law at convalesent home in Mount Vernon. It was good to see her then. Many, many great memories of her. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Ron and Sharon Jackson

  • Colleen Crinklaw Morse

    I have many fond memories of my cousin Bette. She had such a big heart and always made family get-togethers fun and filled with great food. I hadn’t seen her in so many years but always thought fondly of her and I know my dad, her Uncle Al, loved her too. My thoughts are with all of you.

  • Courtney D Caswell

    Looking back on when I was a little girl camping and playing with Aunt Bette I realized she was so much more than my mothers aunt. She was an extension of my grandfather and so much more. She was the first person to show me fishing (in a pool for kids not lake), taught me how to start a fire and make the best treats over it. Helped me understand that you can still have just as much fun or more splashing in rain puddle as you would running in the sun. I remember all the amazing art supplies you had and watching movies on her tiny old TV. I still chuckle thinking back to one of my sleep overs where she made lots and lots of different desserts from pudding, to cookies, to cakes and told me if I was still hungry afterwards we could have dinner. Dinner was spaghetti by the way and fantastic! I wish I could talk to here more, ask more questions about growing up and what she had experienced in life. She truly was a wonderful, stubborn lady and I will always keep her in my heart.