Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Debbie Rakke Memorial
Debbie Rakke Memorial

Debbie Rakke

Debbie Rakke

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Debbie Rakke, 56, a resident of Clear Lake, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Skagit Valley Hospital from a courageous battle of Stage 4 Colon Cancer.
Debbie was born in July of 1961 to Nancy Brown and Burgess Rakke in Germany. The oldest of four daughters, Debbie was the “caretaker” of the family and enjoyed being a positive presence for all. Debbie’s biggest achievement was being a mother to her children ages 38, 35, and 34 and a doting grandmother of 5 grandchildren ages 19, 16, 12, 9 and 6. Debbie is known for her sarcastic, non-filtered, tell it like it is attitude. She spoke her mind and always loved with all her heart. She touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Debbie is survived by her life-partner; her three children; her five grandchildren; her mother; three sisters; nieces and nephews and countless others who love her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father; her “in-law” parents; a sister; a few long-time friends, and distant relatives from both mother and father’s side of the family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Sedro-Woolley Community Church (901 Talcott St) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm. A second service will be held in the Spring for relatives and friends who are not able to make the first service who also wish to say their final goodbyes. Time, date, and place are pending.
Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. The family asks that donations are to be made in her honor to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.


  • Toya Shurree

    Ma, first month down. Things were a little difficult initially. The adjustment had me emotional but I’m slowly finding my way. Now it’s about living a life that honors you. I just want to say thank you again for your gifts. You truly are a blessing and an inspiration to others. We still miss you terribly but we take comfort in knowing you are not in pain anymore. You fought the brave fight Momma. Rest Easy, you’re free ♡♡ love you ?

  • Della Dellinger

    Debbie you carried me through these last two years of your journey. I didn’t get what an incredible strong woman you were. You had to be your whole life.
    I cherish all the “gifts” you’ve given me and all the little surprises that just keep popping up.
    I am looking forward to Saturday and celebrating you.

  • Gail and Roger Welborn

    Celebrating Debbie’s life and prayers of comfort for those left behind. Today this wonderful lady is pain free and dancing with her Lord and that is so very awesome!

  • Bobbie Ashe

    Debbie, you were a wonderful next door neighbor, always willing to come over when needed, and do whatever. a good and true friend, you are missed Love Ya

  • Donna lafayette

    Special woman who I trusted, respected and confided in. We are missing you badly. Donna

  • Donna Woodworth

    I will miss you, your outspoken views whether I agreed with them or not I am going to miss you. Rest In Peace, Sweet Sister.

  • Karla Massingale

    A great friend. Always outspoken, never sugar coated anything. You will be and are missed my friend. RIP Debbie.

  • ben

    Debbie i will miss you you where like a aunt to me i remember the fun the times at grandmas house i will aways miss you love you so much

    love ben and Amanda and aaron

  • Cindy Pike

    Sleep with the angels Debbie . I know your family misses you but we will all be united soon.

  • Bill & Melinda Moore

    Ur Mama was a fighter tell the end. You do have a lot of ur Mom in you Mija and that is something you will never lose and be proud to have.

    Love Tio & Tia

  • Carroll Gaddis

    She was a good friend to all. If you needed her she was there,with her straight truth no holds truth. I’m gonna miss her dearly. Love ya Debbie.