Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Bobbie Jean Ashe Memorial
Bobbie Jean Ashe Memorial

Bobbie Jean Ashe

Bobbie Jean Ashe

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Bobbie Jean Ashe, 86, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, passed away at United General Hospital on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with her daughter, Donna and friend, Tami Ensley by her side.

Bobbie was born in Sylva, North Carolina on February 3, 1937, and was one of eight children born to William Else and Ida Estella (Williams) Ashe.  In 1946, the family moved to Lyman, WA and she attended Lyman elementary and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School, class of 1955.  She retired from the State of Washington where she worked in the Juvenile division at Echo Glen Children Center in Snoqualmie for 27 years.  Her final days were spent at Country Meadow Village in Sedro-Woolley where she lived with her beloved cat, Frankie.

Bobbie was a member of the Sedro-Woolley Community Church and had many special friends that supported her, just to name a few are Tami, Roger & Gail, Sheila, Sharon, Louise, Irene, Kathy, Dee, Pastor Joe & Nellie Miller and recently passed, Pastor David Nichols and his wife, Faye.  Bobbie was a caregiver; she dedicated most of her life caring for others and will be forever remembered for her love and compassion.  She loved blue grass music, crocheting, beading, crafting and had a passion for WSU as that was where her granddaughter, Lauren and her husband, Max attended college.

Bobbie is survived by her three children, Chuck (Helen) Willoughby from Renton, Donna Jean Willoughby from Snoqualmie and John (Tammy) Moes from Rice, WA; six grandchildren, Devin Willoughby, Tiffany Moes, Lauren (Max) Schoenrock, Hannah (Ryan) Oestriech, Megan Moes, Robyn Moes; two great granddaughters, Blaire Schoenrock, Emma Jean Schoenrock, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clarence, Clyde, Raymond and Ben; sisters, Mabel, Julia and Ethel; she also lost a beloved daughter, Cindy Willoughby when she was just 18 years of age.

A Graveside Service for Bobbie will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 3:00p at the Lyman Cemetery with Pastors Joseph Miller and Albert Miller of the Sedro-Woolley Community Church officiating.  Share your memories of Bobbie and sign the online guest register.


  • Irene Cowan

    Bobby will be greatly missed, she was a wonderful friend, we had lots of good times together, making crafts, a quilt , pin cushions etc. she made lots of crosses, and Nancy and her made each of us, her friends a pillow which I still have. I loved her very much.

  • Jon R. Karwoski

    Bobbie Jean Ashe leaves a legacy; In my life’s journey Bobbie Ashe will always hold a significant piece of my heart and soul. As the Grandfather of her two adorable great granddaughters Blaire Evelyn Schoenrock and Emma Schoenrock, Bobbie will not be forgotten. May she rest in peace. God bless her and the family she forged and leaves behind. My love and condolences go out to all of them. May the road ahead lead to happiness for all.

  • Faye L. Nichols

    Bobbie will be greatly missed in our fellowship. She was so faithful to support the church and pastors. Bobbie will also be remembered for her weekly brownies at the Wednesday Bible study and her favorite dishes at our many potluck dinners. Her seat is empty at our table, but we are thankful that she is with her heavenly father and all the loved ones who have gone on before. We will miss you so much!

  • Tami Ensley

    My dear, special friend❤️ I am going to miss you!! Your love, dedication and sister/friendship was so important to me and to those who knew you! We can be assured that your safe in the presence of the Lord❤️ Thank you for the memories 😍 Love Always Tami❤️

  • Janice I Tedesco

    I remember Bobbie Jean from when I was a little girl and talking to her when she walked by our house in Lyman. On behalf of the Jim Price family we send our prayers and sympathy to her family.