Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Charles  Ledford Memorial
Charles  Ledford Memorial

Charles Ledford

Charles Ledford

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Charles William Ledford “Charlie”, 58, born and raised in Skagit County, passed away at home on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

He was born in Sedro-Woolley, Washington on January 6, 1962 to Dean and Jerry (Farr) Ledford.

Charlie was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors. He also loved to make people laugh and was said by many to have a heart of gold. Charlie was kind and had many friends.

Charlie is survived by his brother, Scotty Ledford of Concrete, Washington; sister, Vicki (Jim) Past, of Concrete, Washington; niece, Jenni Past of Sedro-Woolley, Washington;  nephew, James Past of Stanwood, Washington;  great niece, Athena; great nephews, Odin, Bacchus, and Joey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Jerry;  sister, Sherri Ledford.

The family will schedule a Celebration of Life at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Charlie and sign the online guest register.


  • Brandy Richhart

    Only knew you a short time, though you were always kind, and without judgement. Always made me laugh. Going to miss you.!! RIP.

  • Eric and Jennifer

    RIP big guy…say hello to my dad and Nels and Floyd for me. The last time we saw each other was not the last time I thought I would say goodbye to you…sadly…But, you now get the chance to fish and mushroom hunt and ride that quad endlessly friend. No curfews, no permits required, and no medications…you will be greatly missed. That fart machine on the other hand Jennifer says will not be. Or your squirt bottle for her talking too much. Condolences to Scotty and Vickie and the rest of your family. See you up there old man!!

  • Derek Dauncey (donkey)

    Hey old man… Where did you get your patience from? How do you tie this knot? Hey Charlie? Hey Charlie? Wanna play a game of crib? Want to go fishing? Hey Charlie where can I find this mushroom? How do I cook this? Hey …. can I get your glass of water? What we having for dinner? All the kinds of things in going to miss talking to you about. You are a very important character in my book of life and when its over we can have a bear hug, a game of crib, and a dab of whatever is for dinner… (lol, laugh out loud) I’m so happy you are no longer uncomfortable. Catch the big one…see you when I get home. Peace n love always. To the family of my dear friend my prayers are with you.

  • Sunshine Manderle

    Charlie you were one of the best people I have ever met you had a great personality and heart of gold I will miss you greatly and my heart goes out to the family and i will see you one day my friend

  • Kirsten Samuelsen

    First and foremost condolences to the Ledford family❤ Charlie had an ol soul that many are missing in this day and age. There are few and far between when it comes to a true friends this day and age, and Charlie defines one that no one else can ever amount to. Thank you for teaching me things no one else would take the time to do so Charlie. You were one of a kind and so damn stubborn at times which I loved about you. I will miss your funny sense of humor and the great laughs we shared. I will miss you texting me or calling me up out of the blue just to crack a joke(about me of course). You were a great man and no one will ever be able to replace that within me. You will be greatly missed by many but most of all by me. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed someone the most. I will defiantly miss our conversations and your life stories of adventure. Until we sit along the river and fish again. Love you always and forever my good friend “Buckwheat”.

  • Jenni Past

    Thank you everyone, for sharing memories of Charlie. He spent his life as a giver, never a taker. He will forever be remembered for his kindness, laughter, and most of all the unconditional love he showed not only me but so many others. He loved to make people smile and laugh, he was an unforgettable teacher, as he taught me many things I will never forget, he was a great man, uncle, brother and friend. I am going to print off all of these comments for Scotty, thank you all for being apart of his life ..he loved you all💜

  • Connie G

    Charlie sorry to see you’ve left here. But know your up above with your mom,dad, an sis an so many .Tell all hello for me. You’ve always been a sweetheart so kind an caring when you were young an we would come over to your mom an dad’s you always had your sweet smile. Loved coming over hanging out at your mom an dad’s an all you kids were so sweet. R.I.P.😪

  • Crissie Bumgarner

    Charlie you were definitely one of a kind! My condolences go out to the Ledford family ❤️ you will be missed by many! I love you Charlie!

  • Natasha davis

    I know I didn’t know Charlie as long as most of you but he was one of a kind no one will ever compare to his kindness and caring heart he shared with everyone he will always be in my thoughts; rest in peace

  • Terra Ruble

    They broke the mold with you, friend. I can’t even begin to start counting all the great memories we shared. Lasagna cook-off’s, camping, cinnamon rolls, countless Thanksgivings, fishing derby’s (that always ended in rock, paper, scissors..) picking mushrooms, passing out Halloween candy… there’s just soo many. I honestly wasn’t ready Charlie, this poked my heart. You are by far one of the best men I’ve ever known, and hands down easily one of the best people I’ve ever met. For those of us lucky enough to have you as a friend, it was an honor. I can’t really even put into words how much you impacted in my life and the lives of those around you…. But you are loved very much. Until we see each other again… you better save me a seat. God’s got a good one now he doesn’t really need many more. Love you Charlie.

  • Teresia/ momma T Holm

    My friend over 30 years great teacher taught me how to fly fish how to cut make my own knives by hand you’re gone but I will never forget you Charlie .

  • Martha branch

    I will miss this dear friend of mine..everyday of seeing you and learning to work with you in the kitchen..you will be missed never ever forgotten.to the family much love and respect..I love you charlies rest until we meet again

  • Lori Corne

    Charlie had a heart of gold. He will be missed by many. See you later my friend. Rest in peace

  • Catherine Johnson

    My heart goes out to the ledford family I can’t believe this day has came and we got to set you free . IAM glad I got to have you a part in my life. Man Charlie you got me I don’t know what to say .I love you man your going to be truly missed never forgoting rest in peace untell we fish again.

  • Bea Bazinet

    I was saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. My condolences to the Ledford family . He will be missed by all, May God rest his soul.

  • Gladys

    So sorry to hear of Charles passing. He was one of the first people I met when I moved to Concrete always loved his happy disposition. He will be missed. Love and prayers to his family.

  • Darci Peterson

    What a terrible loss. He was such a dear friend of not just myself but my entire family. I will miss him so very much. My sympathy goes out to his family. Hoping they find comfort in countless amazing memories of him.
    ♡Rest easy Charlie♡

  • Robin Sharkey

    I’m so very glad that I got to meet Charlie he was a very special man he will be very missed by all who knew him we love you Charlie rest in peace and happy fishing

  • Jenni Past

    Hi Uncle,
    My heart broke as soon as I heard the news, I rushed to you as fast as I could. I was so glad I was able to hold your hand one last time as I told you goodbye.. I just keep telling myself you are no longer in pain and you are free.. I will never forget your kind heart, infectious laugh and smile that could light up any room. You were a true Gem and I am and will always be proud to call you my uncle. Rest in Peace. Till we meet again. Give grandma, grandpa, aunt Sherri, and Joe all big hugs for me and tell them I love and miss them 💔

  • Talon

    I loved Charlie very much he was like an uncle to me I will definitely miss him