Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Billie Jean Shuler Memorial
Billie Jean Shuler Memorial

Billie Jean Shuler

Billie Jean Shuler

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Bllie Jean Shuler, 74 years old and a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington.

Billie was born on December 31, 1944 in Anacortes, Washington and was raised by her step-father John Sidney Evans and mother, Ima-Jean Evans of Burlington Washington.  She was preceded in death by her biological father William James Keough who was killed in the line of duty in 1945 during the war.

She was married to Robert Ray Shuler of Sedro-Woolley, in 1962, and they had three children, Kellie Sue Beto, Kerry Ray Shuler, and William James K. Shuler.

Billie Jean graduated from Skagit Valley College in 1969 with a cosmetology and beauticians’ degree.  Her number one passion was breeding and showing miniature pinchers.  Her other passions were driving her little “Smart” car all over the Skagit Valley looking for great bargains at the many local thrift stores, mainly looking for a great deal on shoes – She loved her shoes!

Billie held a very strong lifelong commitment to her Christian faith.  She also enjoyed spending time at the Riverside Health Club with her many friends.

Billie Jean is survived by her mother, Ima Jean Evans, of Burlington; her sister, Barbara Stover and her husband Wally; her two sons, Kerry Ray Shuler, of Sedro- Woolley and William James K. Shuler, and her daughter-in-law, Bonita June Nickelson-Shuler of Burlington; her grandchildren, Tiffany Poolman and her husband Jake, Larisa Beto, Landon Beto and his wife Tara, Morgan Vance and her husband Garret, and Maegan Shuler; her great-grandchildren, Colby and Christopher Lewis, J.J. Poolman, Sadie Ray Marie Bowman, Gabriella Carie, Aubree Ella May Ricco, and Carter Bristol Vance, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Tom and Kay Morgan, her step-father, John Sidney Evans, Sr., her husband, Robert Ray Shuler, her sister, Sandra Auberg, her brother, Buddy Evans and her daughter, Kellie Sue Beto.

There will be no funeral service per Billie Jean’s request.  Share memories of Billie and sign the online guest register.


  • Walt and Phillis Parker

    Billie will be missed by her close neighbors she always had a wonderful laugh that showed on her face. We enjoyed giving her some tomatoes from our garden which she was happy to get. You will always be in our thoughts especially when we look out of our window and don’t see you. God Bless

  • Connie Vander Woude

    I have known Billie Jean for almost 70 years. We were friends and then we weren’t. I will miss her and sorry I never got to say good bye to her. We did many things together as we grew up. Horse back riding, hitch hiking to Clear Lake to swim, many dances, and lots of other fun times.

  • Carolyn Rogers -Russell

    We will miss you very much every week! You always were the life of the party!❤️

  • Lynn Costello

    I enjoyed being with you in class and you will be sorely missed by Ron and I.

  • Lavonne

    I will miss you dearly Billie. One of first ones that i met at riverside when i joined in june2018. You made me feel welcomed and very comfortable. Rest in peace Billie.

  • Hattie L. Matthews

    I miss you Billie. I enjoyed having you in class and laughing with you. You had a great sense of humor. You were so good about coming to class. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Adele Koch

    Billie Jean – thank you for your friendship, we had some great adventures together, and now you are on your greatest adventure of all. You will always be missed. ❤️🙏

  • Tracy Compton

    I met Billie Jean at Riverside Health Club where I’ve been teaching one of her water fitness classes for over two and a half years. She was a wonderful lady and we are all going to miss her so much. It’s hard to believe we won’t see her at the pool again. She was always there!
    Rest in Eternal Peace, Billie.