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

Garry Kennedy

Garry Kennedy

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Garry Albert Kennedy, 69, of Burlington, WA passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, WA.

He was a very accomplished landscaper, he loved to create and build many different things.  He also enjoyed crabbing and fishing.

Garry is survived by his wife, Jo Elaine Kennedy, of Burlington, WA; daughters, Trisha Palmer (Kelsey) of Longview, TX, Tina Bobillot (Josh) of Monroe, WA; sister, Eileen Gayle Lamm (Jeff) of Duluth, GA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by all of his friends and family.

He served in the Marines Corps in Vietnam and will be inurned at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:00pm. Share your memories of Garry and sign the online guest register.


  • Eileen Lamm

    To my dear brother;
    You will be missed greatly. I can not say enough on how talented you were. When I needed you the most you were there. You will be missed but not forgotten. I will cherish each and every minute we spent time together.

  • Art & Holly Siegert

    Uncle Garry was the other-side of the family I didn’t know but I’m SO happy to have met. He was kind-hearted and loved by all especially my sons. Artie especially adored Uncle Garry and all the time they spent together watching and looking at model trains together. He was a good man with a great heart and will be missed dearly. We will continue to build-out his model train in his memory! It’s already come such a long way and I know he’d be proud. We may even just name it “Garryville” in the near future. We love and miss you, Uncle Garry!

  • Carolyn (Linder) Greer

    Cousin Garry, I’m so grateful I was able to meet you as a child and reconnect with you through family reunions and Facebook. Your kind heart and hospitality were amazing! When I think of you, I think of family reunions, your love of fishing and sports, amazing pulled pork, resilience in the face of cancer, beautiful landscaping skills, service to our country, and your genuine love of family and those you knew. You are greatly missed.

  • Norma Cook

    It is hard to imagine that Garry has passed from this life. I had hoped to see him again. Cousin Garry was important to all his family, and I know we were important to him. We didn’t get together too often due to distance, but as we cousins grew older, extended family became even more important. He oversaw an amazing family reunion some years back and I am so glad to have spent that time together with him and the rest of the family. He made a difference in our lives and is missed! May God bring comfort to his wife and closest family and friends as you share your memories. Garry, you are loved and missed!

  • Jessica Hudspeth

    So sorry we didn’t make it there to visit last summer. Sad we will miss you this summer. Love you cousin.

  • Glen LaBoyne

    So sorry to learn of Garry’s passing. I had hoped to come up one day to go out on his boat and see the stars through the backyard telescope. RIP my friend , I hoped your ending was a peaceful one.

  • Gerry Rodriguez

    I was stunned to hear of Gary’s passing. A longtime family friend going back decades. Gary was my go-to guy for advise on so many landscaping projects. His ambitious talent would always produce something beautiful. Gary was always ready for a good laugh. I loved it when he would laugh at something I said or joked about.
    Gary, you will be missed. It was an honor having known you and I will remember you with fond memories.

  • Trudy Zimmerman

    I have known Garry for many years, first through our landscaping business & then, as our backyard neighbor. He was a heck of a nice guy with loads of landscaping talent, including having his backyard featured in “Birds & Bees” magazine. A devoted family man, he would bring his grandkids into our field to fly kites when they were little & thrilled all the kids when he put up his gigantic wooden snowman one Christmas season. Garry will be fondly remembered by my family

  • Theresa Edwards

    So very sorry to hear of Garrys death. He was such a great guy and offered me so much support during the loss of my Mom who he called Shot Gun Momma. Fly High Garry you will truly be missed