Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Eleanor B. ‘Ellie’ Brookings Memorial
Eleanor B. ‘Ellie’ Brookings Memorial

Eleanor B. ‘Ellie’ Brookings

Eleanor B. ‘Ellie’ Brookings

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Eleanor B. ‘Ellie’ Brookings, 81, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on March 24, 2018 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley.

Ellie was born on June 2, 1936 in Wickersham, Washington, the daughter of Cecil & Irene (Arnott) Meyer.  She was raised and attained her education in Whatcom County, and graduated from Mount Baker High School with the class of 1954.

Ellie met Stan Brookings at the Wickersham Roller Rink while they were in school and they were united in marriage in 1955.

Ellie worked in the health care industry for many years; working as a nurse’s aide at Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley and at Burton Care Center in Burlington for many years, and also as an in-home care provider.

Ellie was an avid reader; she loved to laugh and spend time with her granddaughters; she enjoyed the outdoors, working in her garden and going camping and mushroom hunting.

Ellie is survived her brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Jan Meyer of Wickersham; daughter-in-law, Linda Brookings of Mount Vernon; two granddaughters, Haley & McKenzie Brookings and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stan; son, David; daughters, Karen & Julianne Brookings and sister, Jeanette McCauley and her husband John.

The family extends a grateful thank you to Dr. Fish and to the staff at United General Hospital.  Memorials in honor of Ellie are suggested to North Puget Cancer Care, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA  98284.

A Life Celebration service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel.  Share memories of Eleanor and sign the online guest register.


  • Sherry cronk

    I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady, and a great friend. I will truly miss her.

  • Lenny Thompson

    I can’t say enough about the great times and great things Darcy and I have had with the Brookings family the past 35 years. Ellie was such a delight to be around. So sorry to the family for your loss. I have so many memories, I couldn’t sum them up with the limited space in this guestbook. We will certainly miss sharing our bounty of wild game and mushrooms with her. I won’t, however, miss packing out the heart & liver from my deer and elk for her. Most likely, I’ll do it anyway – just out of principle. Mostly we will miss her laughter (usually directed at Biggs), and her physical presence at our gatherings. Her spirit, her lessons and her love live on with those lucky enough to have been close to her.