Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Beverly L. Tyree Memorial
Beverly L. Tyree Memorial

Beverly L. Tyree

Beverly L. Tyree

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Beverly L. Tyree, 93, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away January 13, 2020.  She was born June 4, 1926 in Sedro-Woolley to Nicholas and Mattie (Ashe) Klaus.

Bev and Ernie Tyree were married August 17, 1946 in Sedro-Woolley.  God was the focus of Bev’s life; she was involved in a Bible Study Group at Trinity Presbyterian Church for many years before recently becoming affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Sedro-Woolley.  Bev was a longtime bookkeeper for J. C. Penney, in Sedro-Woolley, retiring from the Mount Vernon Store.  She was also active in Soroptimist International in Sedro-Woolley.

Bev is survived by her children, Diane and husband, Mike Dodd, of Blaine, Washington and Ron and wife, Gloria Tyree, of Eugene, Oregon; grandchildren, Julie Dodd, of Blaine, Trent Tyree, of Portland, OR, and Lauren and husband, D. J. Countess, of Newport Beach, California; great grandchildren, Ryder Ness, of Blaine and Reagan Countess, of Newport Beach; siblings, Barb Harris, of Sedro-Woolley, Keith Klaus, of Everett, WA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jerry; husband Ernie; siblings, Doug Klaus, Wink Klaus, Don Klaus, Karen Eldridge and Bill Klaus.

A Life Celebration Gathering will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Sedro-Woolley.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Apartment Project, 511 East State Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA  98284.  Share your memories of Beverly and sign the online guest register.


  • Patti (King) Burhenn

    Dear Ron, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It is so hard to lose our parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kristine Greer

    So grateful for the time spent getting to know my “Auntie Bev” Her Love will shine on.

  • Robie Nash

    dear Ron and Diane and families, just heard of your mom’s passing and want to extend my condolences. She was such a sweet lady. Always friendly and willing to visit.

  • Mike Ammons

    I stayed at the Tyree house with Jerry more than my own for a time. Such sweet and kind woman. So sorry for the loss.

  • Roger Allen

    I have great memories of being welcomed into Bev and Ernie’s home many years ago. They were a great team. Now they are back together. Both are missed. Ron and Diane sorry for your loss.

  • Tom Heuterman

    Terri and I will certainly try to attend Bev’s service, but the two fellows who had agreed to shovel our driveway failed to show. I want to honor Bev for the 24 years of friendship she has shown me, and for the hospitality she showed our Bible class. I will miss her knowledge of the Bible and her sense of humor. A wonderful woman!

  • Lou Lippman

    I remember when Beverly would come with Ernie to musical gigs–always pickup groups that typically included Walt Germain and Dale Steele. She’d sit through the music and distribute earnings afterwards–evidently plying her bookkeeping skills. She was supportive and always fun to see her at these events.

  • Linda Buchanan

    Dear Diane, Mike, Ron, Gloria and families,
    Your mom was such a strong, kind and loving lady. She loved and was so proud of each of you.
    She was a wonderful neighbor to my parents and I am so glad to be able to call her my friend also. She will be very missed.
    God has blessed her with a loving family here, and now, being able to hug family in Heaven. May you memories bring you comfort, peace and a smile.

  • Gail LaFleur

    Bev was one of the first people I met when I first started at Trinity. She made me feel welcome at once, and I grew to appreciate her many insights and humor. I will miss this unique woman. I pray for God’s comfort to her family.

  • Gina Watts (Noble)

    Diane, Ron and Families,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I loved her dearly. I was fortunate to have a wonderful visit with her in late summer, early fall this past year, the same sweet and loving Bev. She has earned her wings and will continually do good. May you take comfort in knowing she is with your dad and Jerry. I am sorry Diane I accidentally erased your text message, and couldn’t locate where I wrote your phone number down back when I called you. I had wanted to tell you what a wonderful visit I had with your mom. I am so sorry I won’t be able to attend tomorrow, I just found out about this after getting home from work today, Wednesday. Please accept my condolences and would love for both of you to email me with your phone numbers so I could personally contact you. You will continually be in my thought and prayers.

  • Tami Ensley

    So sorry for your loss!! I know it leaves a real void! Reflect on all those wonderful memories. Be assured of her faith in Christ and she’s with Him. May God comfort and give each peace.