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

Dorothy Embery

Dorothy Embery

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Dorothy Elba Embery, age 92, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Auburn, Washington.  She was born July 20, 1926 in Pipestone, Minnesota to Walter and Susan (Walker) Boelter.

Dorothy attended school in California, graduating San Diego High School in 1944.  She worked as a bookkeeper in banking.  She and Ken Embery were married in Long Beach, CA in 1946, and lived in numerous communities in Washington and Oregon.  After retirement, they spent half the year in Hawaii and half at Lake Tapps, WA.  They moved to Shelter Bay in the 1990’s and after Ken passed away, Dorothy moved to Sedro-Woolley in 2004.  They (she) were members of the MG Car Club, and (she was) involved with the soup kitchen at Central United Methodist Church.

Dorothy is survived by her sons and their wives, Steven and Sandra Embery of Kent, Brian and Susan Embery of Auburn, and James Embery and Francesca Von Zimmerman of Paradise Valley, Arizona; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;  son-in-law, Howard Anderson of Mount Vernon; longtime companion, Dick Joneli; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken in 2002; son, Kenneth Embery II; daughter, Bonnie Jean Anderson; three sisters.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00, Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1006 Wicker Road, Sedro-Woolley, Pastor Eric Wangen-Hoch presiding.  Her final resting place will be at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Skagit County Children’s Museum.  Share your memories of Dorothy and sign the guest register.


  • T.K.

    My sincere condolences to your family. May you find a measure of comfort in knowing your heavenly father sees your pain & he invites you to throw all your burden on him. Psalms 55:22 “Throw your burden on Jehovah, And he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall.