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

Dorothy Jean Gibbs

Dorothy Jean Gibbs

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Dorothy Jean Gibbs, age 74, passed away August 18, 2017.

Dorothy was born May 1, 1943, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, to Robert and Lucille (Deitz) Ensley.  She moved to Washington State in 1952.  On June 9, 1961 she married her High School sweetheart, Charles ‘Junior’ Gibbs.  Together they had two children, Cheryl and Wes.  They made their home here in Sedro-Woolley, enjoying motorcycle riding and boating.  She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She retired from the Skagit County Medical Bureau after 27 years.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Taylor (Brian); son, Wes Gibbs; five grandchildren, Ryan Taylor (Cayla), Lindsie Taylor (Vicki), Kelsey Kallerman (Justin), Elijah Gibbs and Emma Gibbs; three great grandchildren, Braxton, Brodric and Brewyn Taylor; two sisters, Jan Massey (Steve) and Carolyn Coble (Denny); five sister-in-laws, Linda Ensley, Jean Hill, Bertha Rogers (Chuck), Kathy Gallagher and Marti Queen (Dub).  She also leaves behind two special friends, Diane Hammond and Al Kriens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ‘Junior’, parents, Robert and Lucille Ensley, brother, Bob Ensley.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley.  A time of visitation will be available Tuesday 9-5 and Wednesday, 9:00 to Noon at Lemley Chapel.


  • Ruthie riley evans

    .. you got your wings Dorothy .. and over the rainbow you go into the arms of junior and loved ones … good health and happiness for eternity … you will be missed and I was lucky to meet you and enjoy your company .. sending love and prayers to all the family

  • Roger Mercer

    Mary Ann and I were sorry to hear that Dorothy had passed away.

    I have fond memories working with Dorothy at the Skagit County Medical Bureau, and it was fun having Dorothy and Charlie around at our office functions.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We’re sorry for your loss.

    Roger Mercer

    Roger Merce

  • Brenda and Bob Gartman

    Carolyn, I was saddened to hear the news that you have lost your sister. Sister-love is so special. Today, August 20th, is seven months since my beautiful and only sister died. I share your sorrow. God bless you.

  • Michele Baker

    Chatting with her always made me smile. She loved her family SO much. Memories of her will be irreplaceable. Big hugs to you guys.