Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Brenda Sue Obertacz Memorial
Brenda Sue Obertacz Memorial

Brenda Sue Obertacz

Brenda Sue Obertacz

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Brenda Sue Obertacz, 63, a lifelong resident of the Skagit Valley, passed away at her home in Burlington on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Brenda was born in Sedro-Woolley on November 6, 1954, the daughter of Dale & Lucille Lovett.   She was raised and attended grade school in Clear Lake and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1973.

In November of 1972 Brenda was united in marriage to Stan Obertacz and they made their home in Sedro-Woolley until settling in Burlington in 1975.  Brenda worked for a time at United General Hospital; then began a 31 year career with the Postal Service as a clerk at the La Conner post office.

Brenda was a horse enthusiast and was a member of the Sedro-Woolley Riding Club.  She loved gardening and working in her beautiful flower beds. Brenda was also an amazing cook, and loved cooking for her family and friends.

She currently was a member of the North Cascades Christian Fellowship Church.

Brenda is survived by her husband of 46 years, Stan, at the family home in Burlington; her two sons, Aaron Obertacz and wife Melanie of Moses Lake, WA, and Mark Obertacz and companion Emilie Trantham of Concrete; and her father, Dale Lovett of Sedro-Woolley.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Beimer.

A Life Celebration Service will be held at the North Cascades Christian Fellowship Church in Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.  Private inurnment was at Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery.  Share memories of Brenda and sign the online guest register.


  • The Scott Family

    Brenda you hold such a special place in our families heart. You were the most compassionate and caring lady, such true kindness you exuded💙 Your cheers and love you showed our family through the most difficult of times will never be forgotten. Your love and care the best medicine. Were better people to have known you as you reminded us daily to see the sweetness in life. RIP dear lady with your Lord. God bless your family who suffer the greatest of losses, we send our love.

  • Jan Findlay

    As a resident of La Conner, I truely enjoyed Brenda’s smile, optimism, and love to serve the community. I miss her. My prayers to Brenda’s family and friends.

  • Jan findlay

    As a resident of La Conner, I looked forward to Brenda’s wonderful smile, optimism and kindness to serve the community. She Is greatly missed. My prayers to Brenda’s family and friends. jan Findlay, La Conner

  • Marcie Miles and Art Kaplan

    Brenda Sue, we love you! I have been playing Tug o War with God, holding fast onto one of your hands, and He, the other. He won. Your mah-velous smile will live on in my heart. I pray for your beloved family and friends as we all mourn the loss of your incredible spirit, but also celebrate your life, knowing that you are now dancing with the angels to “Good Good Father” …….

  • Tricia Longworth

    Brenda was a bright light at the La Conner post office greeting each person with such warmth and friendliness. It was always such fun to see her there. We will miss her tremendously.

  • Katie Carter

    My dear friend Brenda,
    I just saw you at the store and you were so full of life. I am so sorry you left us so soon. You will definitely be missed.

  • Joyce Sward

    You will be missed by the community of La Conner, Brenda, always the helpful, patient and friendly lady at the PO.

  • Betty Miles

    Oh Brenda, You were such a great friend at the P.O.– Always sunny & smiling. I will miss seeing you so much. You were the greatest & this is such sad news.

  • The Strains

    We are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss your smile and kindness. We know how important your family was to you and hope they find comfort in knowing you were thought of with love.

  • Aaron Obertacz

    Mom… it’s to soon and to hard.. 😭 I miss you everyday. I wish I could give you a big hug! I will forever love you for being the best mother I could ever ask for!

  • Lise Bennett

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. I took care of Aaron and Mark at Grandma Karen’s daycare, and I thoroughly enjoyed Brenda’s joy and wit, and her matter of fact love and friendliness. I know she will be so missed by her boys and husband. I am so sorry Stan, Aaron and Mark. I will be praying for you.

  • Becky Farwell

    My friendship with Brenda started in our world history class in high school. Mr. Williamson was our teacher and we were scared of him, in a good way because he was challenging. We worked our tails off writing down notes as fast we could. Brenda was a hard worker. I was so happy when she accepted Christ as her Savior some time during those high school years.
    Time has gone by too quickly and I wished I had made more effort at keeping in touch. If nothing else Brenda, I have learned through this the importance of staying in touch with others. I miss you but we will meet again and if we have to take notes in Heaven I will be by your side. Laughing together. 😍

  • Debra Heitman- Louden

    It was my privilege to have know Brenda and to have her as my friend. She was a wonderful woman, wife, mother, friend and a sister in Christ.
    I am going to miss her smiles, her laugh and those hugs at church on Sundays. Heaven is celebrating and soon we will see her again.

  • jUDY Rosso

    I already miss Brenda’s smiling face and cheerful attitude at the LC P.O. She became a friend over the years and I prayed for her recovery but it was not to be. She is greatly missed..

  • Marianna Metke

    Brenda was always such a cheerful and helpful presence at the La Conner Post Office. She will be greatly missed in our community. Prayers to her family at this time of loss.

  • Arlene Poet

    Dear Stan and Family, I was so sorry to hear of our loss! Just a month ago or so we had a great time at the tea party at Dave and Peggy’s! Our prayers are with you folks during this difficult time. So thankful for our hope in Christ. Blessings and peace to you! Love, Don and Arlene Poet

  • Sharilyn Barter

    Heaven gained another Angel! I’m so blessed & honored to have met you Brenda! You were a wonderful mother & wife. You were truly loved. You will be missed. I know you’ll be watching over your family! I hope there’s a beautiful garden for you in Heaven!

    Love Always
    Sharilyn & Michelle

  • Debra Heitman-Louden

    It was my privilege to have known Brenda and to call her my friend. Graduating from high school together and having her as a sister in Christ. She was a wonderful, loving woman, wife, mother and friend. I will miss her warm smile and hugs on Sundays. I know the heavens are celebrating her arrival and we will see her soon.

  • Gary Carlson

    It is always sad to lose someone who brings sunshine into people’s lives, as Brenda did so often. My Mom was so blessed by Brenda, and spoke with fondness of her. I look forward to seeing Brenda again in Heaven, where the fellowship with her and others will be forever with Jesus.

  • Jodi Suta-Bixler

    Stan, Aaron, And Mark
    Deep sorrow for your loss, I will forever remember Brenda. So many years together at the post office, so many laughs. She was an amazing lady. Well shoot-a-mighty, Prayers to all of you.