Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Edwin “Ed” Gambrell Memorial
Edwin “Ed” Gambrell Memorial

Edwin “Ed” Gambrell

Edwin “Ed” Gambrell

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Edwin “Ed” Earl Gambrell, age 74, a Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at home December 2, 2021. He was born July 4, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Leland and Garnetta (Ross) Gambrell.

He was owner/operator of WWCPM (Western Washington Commercial Pest Management) in Sedro-Woolley for 20+ years.

Ed was a loving man of faith and patriotism. He will be remembered by many for his infectious laughter and love of the outdoors. Fishing, hunting and camping.  Many camping memories by friends and family alike. Free of the burdens of this life, but his memory will be in the hearts of so, so, many! We will love you forever dad, grampy, daddio, Edwino, firecracker, sparkler baby!!

Ed is survived by his daughter, Angelette Gunderson (Connie); granddaughter; Bailey Gunderson, all of Sultan, Wa; sister, Donna Gebert (Dave) of Ft. Wayne, IN;  numerous nieces and nephews; his love of many years, Laura-Jayne Gambrell.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard, James, Marion (Ross); sister, Mellany Bosler.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00, Monday, December 13, 2021 at Lemley Chapel, Pastor Diane Bobka presiding. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will follow the next day, 1:00, Tuesday at the Arlington Cemetery, 2031 67th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VFW or American Legion. Share your memories of Ed and sign the online guest register.


  • Barbara Liguori

    My condolences to Laura and the rest of Ed’s family. I fondly remember my family’s visit in Sedro Woolley when my three boys were young, with Ed putting on a huge fireworks show especially for the boys and treating us to Washington cherries and oysters on the grill. It was a never-to-be-forgotten trip. May you rest in peace, Ed.

  • Angelette

    I just haven’t been able to sign this yet as it is just so unreal!! I was fortunate enough to reconnect with you as a young adult and get over the childhood without you in it. I am so very thankful for that! I thankful for all the love you showed everyone, even my siblings with from your ex!! You loved my wife and your granddaughter with all your heart. That I know!! I may not miss your gaseous farts, but let me tell you I will miss YOU!! I love you Dad!

  • Echo Wheatley

    Ed, I miss seeing you drive by in your little blue sports car! You had such a big heart and came to my rescue many times. You would never let me pay you because you always said, “That’s what neighbors do.” And I’m sure you did the same for many others in our community as well! Thank You from all of us.. You are truly missed, R.I.P.

  • Bailey Gunderson

    I will forever miss you Grampy. I love all our memories together when I was younger I always thought you were the coolest and funniest guy. Memories of going down to the swimming hole after playing a bunch of games with my friend Danielle. Our camping trip out to lake Wenatchee was so fun have so many videos of you laughing and having a good time with my friend Gracelyn and I. Such good memories. I love you Grampy I hope that you are resting easy up in heaven, I will always cherish the memories I have of you. For and always Grampy!

    Bailey your loving granddaughter

  • Lorraine Walkley

    I will miss you dear, sweet ED. I will cherish the memories we have had over 35+ years of friendship. Many good times camping, fishing, playing pool and laughing. You always had a smile on your face and I enjoyed your company. RIP my friend . The angels are singing in Heaven
    Lorraine “The Pain”

  • Sharon and Mitchell Fleissner

    Rest in peace Ed. It’s an end of an era in this neighborhood with your passing. Will miss your humor, laughter around here. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

  • Melody Stafford

    Thank you Ed for mowing our lawn, when my husband wasn’t able to. Condolences to your family Ed. Rest in Peace Neighbor.

  • Connie Gunderson

    I will miss you soo much daddio! I was lucky to have you in my life for 25 years! You are my friend ,my father in law & mostly my dad. We had so many good times & laughs. Never forget you! Love you dad! I miss you.

  • Becky Hoyt

    Ed was not just my friend he was family. The man loved to laugh and he was always there for what ever you might need. I so miss him walking in my house most every night for dinner. Life just wont be the same without you in it. Heaven is the luckey one now. Love you and miss you.

  • Susie Mumma

    So sad to hear of his passing. The few times we were able to be together were always a hoot. Loved his humor and his laugh! Prayers and love sent for all who feel this loss so deeply.

  • Kelley Stacey

    Uncle Ed
    We had a great time hanging out with you in California. Michael was at that great age when everything gross was funny and you gave him a lot to laugh at! Great memories to look back on. Love you much.
    Kelley and Michael Stacey