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

Francine Williams

Francine Williams

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Francine Sara Williams, Hydulica? #2, age 43, born May 11, 1975 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Francine is a well-respected member of the Upper Skagit Tribe and is also remembered for the spiritual healing work she helped her grandfather Sherman Williams Sr. with.

She enjoyed working at the Upper Skagit Tribal child care for a few years and participated in many cultural activities within her Tribe and various other Northwest Tribes.  She was a member of the Upper Skagit Winter Longhouse.  She had been a key leader for many traditional craft hobbies.  She had learned the cedar basket weaving with her late grandmother, crocheting the winter hats for all the tribal fisherman was one of her many traits. She served as the expert weaver for the winter ceremony regalia.


Francine is survived by her sons,  Arthur and Carter Williams-Fernando; mother, Lori Jo Williams; sister, Mary Jo Revey; brothers, Guy Williams, Luciean Revey, from her late father Kenneth Buck’s side; sisters, Crystal, Josephine, Teresa, Elissa Buck; brothers, Lawrence, Michael Buck; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Francine is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Sherman and Arlene Williams Sr., Kenneth Buck; father, and paternal grandparents, Rex Buck Sr. and Delores Umtuch-Buck.

Prayer Services will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 7:00p.m., followed by a Funeral Service on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at the Upper Skagit Tribal Gymnasium, burial to be held at Hamilton Indian Cemetery.


  • Linda

    My condolences to all of Francine’s family and friends. You are all in my prayers for healing, comfort, and peace within your heart and soul. Carter and Arthur, be strong because that is what your mother have wanted for you both. As she loved you guys very much.
    RIPIH my friend, you are missed😇🙏🏼🤟🏼🙌🏼

  • Amy Elizabeth Hollingsworth

    I will, as I always have since the day’s of elementary age, appreciate Francine’s spirit and pray we will have no falter in depth of understanding with each other from here out. And I pray, to have close to her ability ….of unconditional loves understanding. ” Sister, I shall miss u dearly”.

  • Rachel Buck

    Niece, I will miss the on line visits we shared. I will keep your Sons in my prayers for strength to go forward. Condolences to your family.

  • Aunt Rachel Buck

    I will miss our visits we had on line my niece. My heart hurts for your babies and will have them in prayers for strength for the days ahead to go forward. Condolences to family and relatives.

  • Leah Aleck

    My condolences, Prayers of strength & love for the family left behind.

  • Leland

    My sincerest condolences to the Williams-buck family. I did not know of you, and only wished to have met you. Prayers and blessings for all those that attended near and far. Your Family from Yakama Nation sends their love.

    Leland H Bill

  • Cindy McGuiness

    Francine you are truly a beautiful woman. I met you very briefly in the waiting room of the Skagit Valley Hospital one evening in August 2018. You seemed like a very special person.

    I wish all of your family God’s comfort in your loss. May you treasure her memory forever.