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

Ben Ashe

Ben Ashe

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 Grade School until 1946, when the family moved to Washington, settling in Lyman.  Ben attended Lyman Elementary, and graduated from SWHS.

From 1951 to 1953, Ben served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict.  After his discharge, he returned to Skagit Valley to begin a long career as a truck driver, first for local logging companies, then long haul companies.

Ben was an avid golfer, sometimes golfing as many as seven days a week, mostly with his buddy, Ernie Adams.

He was a life member of Concrete Eagles, V.F.W, as well as a member of the Sedro-Woolley Community Church.

Ben is survived by his sister, Bobbie Jean Ashe, of Sedro-Woolley.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence, Clyde, Raymond; sisters, Mable, Julia and Ethel.

A private Interment was held at the Lyman Cemetery with family members and close friends. Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Ben and sign the online guest register,


  • Caroline Ensley

    Bobbi Jean and family. I am so sorry for your lose. Condolences and prayers go out to you and all you family. Ben will be missed

  • Bobbie Ashe

    Ben was a Good Brother, a bit of a handful at times. We had our ups and downs over the past year and a half however he was a sweet brother to the end. He will be missed.

  • David Nichols

    My wife and I will miss BEN. He was faithful to his LORD and Church before has illness. Always remember him WALKING! May the LORD bring comfort to his family and friends. Pastor and Faye Nichols

  • William Ashe

    Uncle was a very good man and an uncle that I looked up to. he was a true hero from the Korean war. He was very lucky to have a sister like Bobbie Jean who stuck with him and cared for during his last years. Love you and will miss you. Bill Ashe