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

Donald Ray Rudd

Donald Ray Rudd

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Donald Ray Rudd, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA.

He was born on September 9, 1934 in Bellingham, WA the son of Walter and Alma (Hillard) Rudd.

Don graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1953. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served 20 years. He exited as a Technician Sergeant E6, or a as Don called himself “Radio Man”. While in the service he was sent to Korea, Vietnam, Africa, Germany, and his favorite place England.

Donald is survived by his sister, Alice Lewis; nieces, Julie Baker, and Cathy Elliott (Scott) and nephew, David Lewis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alma Rudd and twin brother, Ronald Dean Rudd.

A Military funeral service will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm at the Tahoma National Cemetery, in Kent, WA.


  • Tanis Marsh

    How clearly I remember Don and his brother. I was younger than he, but often he would help my mother, Marjorie Williams, when in high school. Both of the boys were very special friends of all of the Williams clan. The day when told of the accident produced feelings that stayed with me over the years; Ron’s funeral was the first one ever attended.

    After high school Don used to drop in to visit mom every once in a while. She was so appreciative. Perhaps we called him Donny. His life seems to have been filled with learning, travel, and I will bet hard work. Mother used to tell us how hard he worked. I just remember the kindness always expressed to my brother and to me.

    My condolences to your family. How glad I am to have glanced at the paper this evening. Thank you for writing!

    Tanis Williams Marsh