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

Douglas Whitney

Douglas Whitney

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Douglas Edward Whitney, the man, the myth, the legend, age 59, passed away October 30, 2020 at Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, Washington.  He was born March 11, 1961 in Alton, Illinois, to Monte Jack and Charlene (Long) Whitney.

Doug graduated from Everett Community College in 1997, and served three years in the US Army, and worked for Boeing for 22 years.

Doug is survived by his wife, Jaedine Mari Whitney; mother, Charlene Long; sons, Brandon Whitney, Jeremey Bryce, John Bryce, Jordan Whitney and Joshua Whitney; daughters, Heidi M. Whitney and Kayleela Moses; several grandchildren; brothers Jack Whitney and Ron (Sonny) Whitney; sisters, Cindy (Dennis) Failor, Vickie (Lona) Whitney and Blanche (Chris) Williams.

He was preceded in death by his father, Monte Jack Whitney; brother, Jeff Whitney.

A time of visitation will be available from Noon to 7:00, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Lemley Chapel, 1008 Third Street, Sedro-Woolley; a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00, Friday at Lemley Chapel, Pastor Jim Cannon presiding, followed by a Graveside Service at 1:30 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Everett.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will be masks required, with social distancing.  A Celebration of Life will be held next summer.  Share your memories of Doug and sign the online guest register.


  • Jolynn Rothrock

    I have many wonderful memories over the last 20+ years with Doug. Spending time with the family (Jaedine, Jeremy, Tyler, and Josh) Going to Wild Waves (where he loved to dunk me in the water), camping at Thousand Trails and Thanksgiving feasts where making the “Family” cabbage salad was so important to him, plus so much more! You will always be in my heart and my memories…I will miss you ❤️

  • Victoria Starrett

    I am so sorry for your families loss, and send our deepest condolences.
    Doug/papa has struggled for many years with his health issues. I know he was grateful to have such an amazing wife that stood by him through it all, and his boys that checked on him often. I will always remember the experiences, and the special moments he had with Kayleela and Lauren. He was a great instructor with anything that had wheels on it, and taught them to get past their fears. No matter how he was feeling there was always quality time, and memories made that will never be forgotten. Lauren and I are blessed to have known him, and call you family.

  • Candy Whitaker

    I have known Doug and Jaedine for ten+ years. Doug was always kind and always gave you a chance. He loved his outdoor sports, such as fishing and camping. He always had a smile and was good at making you feel important. He always made sure that his step-children knew he loved them. John, Joshua, and Jeremy always knew he loved them. He was lucky enough to get in one last ride with Jeremy, and I know that made him extremely happy. He loved his bike and he loved his children, and he loved his wife.

  • Brandon Whitney

    I have many fond memories of my dad when I was growing up. He loved going camping, hunting and fishing. He really loved playing sports as well. He would often join a pickup game of basketball with the neighborhood kids or join a softball league at work. I also had the pleasure of my dad coaching some of my baseball and football teams. He was the LSJAA football coordinator for a few years and coached many other teams including my brother’s. My sister Heidi Whitney, brother Jordan Whitney and I would spend a lot of time at the football field playing and helping out. He was also a very fierce competitor at the game Madden and we would have tournaments all of the time. Whenever it would snow he would be right out there to play and it didn’t matter what time it was, snowball fights, building snowmen, etc. He really enjoyed spending time with his family, especially around the holidays. He would go all out for Christmas and also the Fourth of July. My dad had many friends and never had a hard time meeting new people. He was a really nice guy and fun to be around. He certainly loved his cars, trucks, motorcycles, dirt bikes, go-carts, quads, 3 wheelers and boats. Too many of them to count. I had a good time with my dad growing up. Though, when we got older our meetings became few and far between but, we always picked up where we left off. I love my dad and he loved me. I am very proud of him, please rest easy Douglas Edward Whitney. You will be missed.

  • Diane Legg

    My condolences to Doug’s family, especially Heidi, Brandon and Jordon. Those we love are never more than a thought away. Sincerely, Aunt Diane.

  • Diane Legg

    So sorry for your loss. Doug will be greatly missed. Doug truly loved his children Heidi, Brandon and Jordon. He leaves them with fond memories of camping, sports and many happy holidays. Sincerely Aunt Diane to Heidi, Brandon and Jordon.

  • Diane Legg

    Looking back over Doug’s life I see a man who truly loved his children Heidi, Brandon and Jordon. He loved camping, sports and holidays with them. He is greatly missed but leaves fond memories. Sincerely, Aunt Diane to Heidi, Brandon and Jordon.

  • Diane Legg

    Remembering back I see a man who truly loved his children Heidi, Brandon and Jordon. He loved camping and sports with the children, as well as all holidays. He is greatly missed but leaves many fond memories for his children. Sincerely, Aunt Diane to Heidi, Brandon and Jordon.

  • Diane Legg

    I first met Doug in 1980. Remembering back I see a man who truly loved his children Heidi, Brandon and Jordon. Doug enjoyed many camping trips with the children to Camano Island and Baker Lake. He also loved all the Holidays with traditional foods, especially sugar cookies, gift giving and big family gatherings. Doug will be greatly missed but he leaves many fond memories for his children. Sincerely, Aunt Diane to Heidi, Brandon and Jordon.

  • Tammey Scherette

    Jaedine and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Doug will be always be remembered for his humor, his presence.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time

    Tammey, Debbie and Barbara