Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Byron ‘Barney’ Olander Memorial
Byron ‘Barney’ Olander Memorial

Byron ‘Barney’ Olander

Byron ‘Barney’ Olander

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

Byron ‘Barney’ Eric Olander, age 49, passed away August 5, 2023, at home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.  He was born March 4, 1974, in Sedro-Woolley to Steve and Susan (Thurmond) Olander.

Barney is survived by his daughter, Willow Guitard; mother, Susan and her husband, Ron Schauer; father, Steve and his wife, Vickie Olander; grandfather, Henry Olander; brothers, Travis Olander and Jason Maddox; sisters, Heidi Maddow, Hannah Waggoner, Christine Wolters and Shelley Schauer; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Brent Olander and Colby Schauer.

A time of visitation will be held at Lemley Chapel and invitation to “Sign the Casket” from Noon to 1:00, Friday, August 11, 2023, followed by the Graveside Service at 2:00, at Union Cemetery.  A reception will be held at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles after the service. Share your memories of Barney and sign the online guest register.


  • Michele Rankin

    Barney, I have a million memories with you. Knowing you since 4th grade doesn’t seem long enough. You always put up with my crazy ass and even helped make sure I was ok, even if you weren’t. So many songs come on and they remind me of you. I wonder if I’ll stop crying? You have a part of my heart and a corner of my soul. I will always love and remember you. Until we meet again.

    Michele Rankin

  • Julie

    You are so loved and missed ❤️ I will be taking the best care of our daughter. We both wished to be a family but sometimes things don’t work out the way we want. I would do anything for Willow to have one last call with you. She will see you on the other side and I promise you will never be forgotten. I hope you know how important you were to her even though you couldn’t be two places at once. I will thank you everyday in my prayers for blessing me with our daughter.

  • Patrick Smith

    your a good man Byron I remember the last time we saw each other at Scott’s in Alger having a few beers and living,you will be and are missed my friend

  • Issac

    I prefer to say ‘until next time’ we will catch up then whiskery one. Time to rest, be happy and rejoice with reuniting with friends and family above.

  • Joni Eleazer

    My Barney Boy will be missed. I’m so glad we were able to patch up our differences and to become Aunt & Nephew again. So many fond memories. From twirling my hair tight so he could fall asleep at night. From running out the door when the train was coming and head turned backwards for me to catch him. Not liking being barefoot .. teasing me with sticking his fingers in the birthday cake before it’s cut. Learning to say helicopter with Lelocopter!! Last hug I got.. just recently saying, “ you still haven’t grown up”.. lol.. yes Barney was my first loved Nephew who I will miss terribly. Ride the Ride Barney Boy.. until we meet again💕💕