Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Frances Susan “Sue” French Memorial
Frances Susan “Sue” French Memorial

Frances Susan “Sue” French

Frances Susan “Sue” French

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Frances Susan “Sue” French, 67, a longtime resident of the Concrete community, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Sue was born in Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of Ezra & Doris Buller.

She was raised in Rockport and Marblemount and attended school in Concrete, graduating as salutatorian of the class of 1966.
In 1969 she married her high school sweetheart, William “Butch” French, and then as an Army wife, made her home at a variety of military installations, including Greece, Germany, Alabama, Alaska, and Washington before returning to the Upper Skagit Valley community in 1988 and settling in Concrete in 1990.
Sue worked for the Concrete School District for over 20 years, primarily as a librarian but also in other positions. She delighted in helping kids learn, assisting hundreds of students over the years. When she wasn’t at school, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, genealogy, sewing, knitting, crocheting and reading.
Sue is survived by her children, Duane French and his wife Jennifer of Rockport and Melisa “Lisa” French of Concrete; her beloved grandchildren, Kendall, Caleb, Conner, Sean and Mason; and great-granddaughter, Payton; her brother, Robin Buller, and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. She was preceded in cialis timing death by her parents, Ezra & Doris; sister, Dianna Buller; and her husband William “Butch” French in 2014.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Concrete High School Commons on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Inurnment will be at the Forest Park Cemetery at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Yvonne Mathis Bennett

    So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. We went to school together and over the years have lost touch. My condolences to her family.

  • Sherrie Iund Bond

    I am so sorry to learn of Susie’s passing. From the time we met in seventh grade when the Rockport and Marblemount students joined the Concrete Grade School, she was always a dear friend. Smart ! My goodness was she ever … she glowed in the dark! She had a quick laugh, a beautiful smile, a warm heart and compassion and caring for all of her classmates.
    When we graduated from Grade School and moved on up to CHS Susie and Butch found each other. I lost track of them after he joined the Army and recently learned that Sue was back in Bullerville, but not well. From that moment on, she was in my prayers each night and will continue to be as long as I am around to send them.
    Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy, Duane and Melisa and families, as you transend life without your Mom’s physically present. She will always watch over you and guide you, and be by your side. You had a real “treasure” in Susie and I wish you many fond memories as your lives adjust. Bless you always.