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

Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Barbra Janice Williams passed away peacefully at her home on August 10, 2021.  Barb fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.  She is our hero.  Barb was born April 30, 1961, in Burlington, WA.  Barb attended Sedro-Woolley High School and loved playing basketball.  Barb was devoted to her work and her family.  Barb was an amazing daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.  Barb’s love and devotion to her family was incredible, and was always looking to do things for others.  She loved her extended family at Skagit Valley College where she worked for over twenty years.  Barb lived in Sedro-Woolley, where she loved doing yard work, hosting her family and friends, and walking her dog, Apollo around town.  Barb enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her beloved grandchildren, Ari and Winter.

Barb is survived by her son, Joshua Williams; grandchildren, Ari and Winter Williams; brother, Rick Allen and his wife, Druci; nephew, Madison Allen and his wife, Lauren; nieces, Nicole Witkoe and her husband, CJ and Janea Kilmer and her husband, John.

She was preceded in death by her wonderful parents, whom she adored, Janice and Raymond Allen also of Sedro-Woolley.

Barb will be missed dearly.  The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice for their amazing care and strength.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice Skagit Valley.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date for family and friends of Barbara.  Please share your memories of Barbara and sign the online guest register.


  • Karen McCormack

    So very sad to hear of Barbs passing. She was always so kind and always had a smile on her face. We went to high school together. RIP sweet Barb.

  • Karen Brokaw Wood

    I met Barb as 5th graders in Mrs. Ellis’ class at Central. I think I spent every Friday night at the Allen’s home until my family relocated to Seattle in 8th grade. Even after we moved I would come for at least one weekend every month. Maybe more. The Allen family included me in family parties and dinners. Of course Barb and I went to football, basketball, & baseball games, a few dances where Rick’s band played and Loggerrodeo days & 4th of July fireworks were a must. Unfortunately, as so often happens, life got busy and Barb and I lost touch, although I did think of the Allen family and their kindness often.

    I’m not sure if this is an appropriate story to tell, but what the heck. One Friday night we were heading out to a football game and Mrs. Allen told us to have fun and no drinking & driving. Barb said oh sure mom, I have a bottle Bacardi in my sock. Hahaha Little did Mrs. Allen know but Barb did have a bottle of 151 Bacardi in her sock. Thank goodness for the wide leg Swaby jeans and tube socks of the 70’s.

    My heart breaks for her family , but there is some solace in knowing she is reunited with her wonderful parents.

    Godspeed my dear friend.

  • Sue Parker Anderson, Sharon Parker McLennan

    Barbie is my special cousin that I admire, she will always have a special place in my heart. She was our family hero, the way she loved and cared for her mama (Aunt Jan) and papa (Uncle Ray) when they needed her the most. She adored her son Josh, and grandchildren Ari and Winter. She took 20+ pots of flowers to our relatives on Memorial Day every year, in her mother’s tradition, to multiple cemeteries. She did all of this because of her deep love and commitment to family. Growing-up, we were a foursome (Rick, Sue, Barb and Ter), in beautiful and fun Sedro Woolley…. A very special place to call home with family and friends. We learned to swim in Clear Lake, rode in the back of Uncle Ray’s red truck home from the lake after he finished work at the mill, we picked strawberries, we went to the carnival and parade each 4th of July, we had many wonderful years together, although not enough. Your Aunt Shar and I love you. We miss your sweet nature, your giggle, and beautiful smile. Josh, Ari and Winter are beautiful expressions of you. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

  • Natalie Magnus

    From everyone at Skagit Valley College, we will miss Barb dearly and our hearts are with everyone.

  • Brenda Sem

    Truly an angel here on earth and now a heavenly angel! One of the sweetest and kindest you would ever want to meet. Hugs and love to her son and family, brother Rick and family and Cousin Sue and family. You will be missed.
    Love Brenda Suryan Sem

  • Denise Anderson

    Josh, Rick and family, I’m heart broken, I know that she is in gods hands and next to her loving mom and dad. My thoughts are with all of you. Her loving smile and quiet demeanor will be missed. May all of you be held in gods hands in this time. Know you are loved and she will be in your hearts forever. The lord gained a beautiful angel and she will watch over all of you in all her grace.

    Denise Allen Anderson and family.

  • Jim Allen

    Barb was the sweetest and kind hearted person. She always had a smile on her face, and just the nicest person.
    Barb has been in my constant thoughts recently as she battled cancer.
    I will miss her, and have Josh and family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rest In Peace Barb, Gods Speed cousin.
    Love Jimmy Allen