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

Eileen H Beitler

Eileen H Beitler

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Eileen Hazel Beitler was born December 13, 1934, in Port Angeles, Washington.  She passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA, on February 24, 2021, at 86 years of age.  Eileen was born to Dutee and Doris (Dreyer) Allen.

She attended public schools, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School, class of 1953.  On March 23, 1956, she married John V. Beitler.  They had three children, Peggy, Terry and Gerry “Rusty.”

She retired from the State of Washington after having held a variety of Administration Assistant positions.  After retiring, Eileen served the community in multiple organizations: Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor Emblem Clubs, Cyrene Chapter No. 110 Eastern Star, Skagit County Shrine Club, Skagit Speedway, among others.  She volunteered at the Mount Vernon Police Department for over 24 years, proudly donating over 4000 hours and was the first, and so far, the only recipient of the MVPD Gold Star Volunteer Award.

Eileen is survived by children, Terry (Lisa) Beitler, Gerry “Rusty” (Shawn) Becker; grandchildren, Debbie Rasar, Ryan (Stephanie) Rasar; great-grandson, Owen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Peggy Terrell; brother, Floyd Allen; parents, Dutee and Doris Allen.

Private inurnment was held at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley.  There will be a Celebration of Life, Sunday, June 6, at the Sedro-Woolley Masonic Lodge from 1-4 PM.  Memorial donations can be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children donate.lovetotherescue.org in John and Eileen’s name.  Please share your memories of Eileen and sign the on line guest register.


  • Wes Gibbs

    Eileen was the most caring and compassionate person I knew, in many ways she was a mother to me. The whole Beitler family has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Eileen, John and Peggy are so missed.

  • LeOla Scott

    I worked with Eileen at PORTAL for years. Loved the stories she told and the advice she gave. RIP

  • Elizabeth Risser

    A loss to us all. I loved working with Eileen at McIntrye Hall. A bit of a trouble maker, and that’s part of what mades her such fun to be around. A caring and compassionate woman.
    Blessings Eileen

    Elizabeth Risser
    McIntyre Box Office Manager 2004 – 2014

  • Damond Guy Morris

    I worked with Eileen when I served as House Manager of McIntyre Hall. The motor tricycle riding grandma was a joy to be around, always connecting to the needs of the patrons entering the theatre. She saw ushering like hosting, taking care of guests. Always caring, and quick to come up with solutions in the face of trouble.
    Eileen was so full of life, it is hard to imagine a world without her in it. As our world opens up – with the return of performances in McIntyre Hall, Eileen’s memory will be in the space.
    We were fellow Cubs… the Cubs suffered a huge loss.
    Damond Morris, PhD

  • Kevin, Melinda, Ashley, Nona & Jade Loy

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.