Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Carolyn Bjordal Memorial
Carolyn Bjordal Memorial

Carolyn Bjordal

Carolyn Bjordal

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Carolyn Mae (Wolfe) Bjordal, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16, 2023 of natural causes.  Carol was born on January 18, 1941 in Mount Vernon, Washington to Roy Woodrow and Edith Viola (Erickson) Wolfe. She was also welcomed by her brother, Gerald Lynn Wolfe. She was raised by her aunt and uncle Selma (Nels) Danielson of Burlington and was truly a daughter to them. She graduated from Burlington-Edison High School, Western Washington University, and worked as a bookkeeper until retirement. Carol married Per Atle Bjordal on March 2, 1974.  She and Atle enjoyed boating on the Nordic Rose for many years and later went on several cruises.  She and Atle built two homes in Ocean Shores, Washington before moving back to the Skagit Valley.

Carol is survived by her husband, Atle of Burlington; daughters, Peggy (Wayne) Jones of Kenai, Alaska, Debbie (Scott) Hamilton of Burlington; grandchildren, Breezy Itero, Sean Jones, Krystal Jones, Stephan (Liz Embree) Jones,  Emmie Hamilton, and Fiona Wolfe-Jones; great grandchildren, Colin Calavan, Liam Itero, Mason, Kyle and Dylan Jones, Delaney Jones, Avery Embree Jones, and Sebastian Slagle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Nels and Selma Danielson; infant son, Gerald William; brother, Gerald Wolfe; grandson, Jason Buck.

Carol valiantly fought against Parkinson’s Disease for 21 years. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Parkinson’s Foundation.

The family would like to thank Ramona Stone for her amazing in-home care for 2 ½ years. Most recently thank you to the staff at Where the Heart Is for their incredible care, with special mention to Dianna Rodriguez.

A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00, Sunday, September 24, 2023 at the Beau Lodge, 17581 Wood Rd, Bow, WA 98232.  Carol was laid to rest at Fir Conway Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share your memories of Carol and sign the online guest register.


  • Debbie Hamilton

    A lady always knows the right time to leave the room. I wasn’t ready. but you knew. you set an incredible example of how to get up, show up, and live fully, even in the horrific throes of a disease like Parkinson’s. I will miss you terribly sweet mama …now I shoulder your legacy to stand up in any adversity this life throws my way. I pray for the grace to carry it beautifully and with the fight you did. All my love …I will miss you everyday and look forward to my next “stand up” hug! We will be together again.

    Your baby girl

  • DeLene Oppelt

    Carol was so dear to me. She was a great friend. She helped me in so many ways. She has a place in my heart forever.

  • Mo & Karlyn Moyer

    To the family of Carolyn Bjordal, we are very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful loved one, may she rest in peace. Prayers for you all.

  • Liz Embree

    You were an amazing soul, and it was an absolute pleasure to spend time together and get to know each other. I loved watching you with our children, Delaney and Avery. We enjoyed spending afternoons out on your back porch together, when the girls went and picked peaches in the field and I still often think of the moment you met Avery, and how your eyes lit up to another grand baby. Im proud of the fight you fought for years, and one day we’ll see each other again.
    Love ya!

  • Ramona Stone

    All the flowers in Heaven will bloom with magnificent colors because Carol will be tending to them with love.
    She will be greatly missed and I feel very honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with Carol and her family. I even developed an appreciation for Classic County Music because of Carol.