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

Gayle Poole

Gayle Poole

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Gayle Marie (McDougle) Poole, 60, passed away May 9, 2020 at Providence Hospital in Everett after complications from heart surgery.

Gayle was born in Sedro-Woolley on May 24, 1959 to Edward and Agnes McDougle. Gayle lived most of her life in Sedro-Woolley where she attended high school.

Gayle’s greatest joy was her grandchildren, along with planning and hosting family events and holidays. Her favorite time of year was fall and her favorite place was the Ocean. Lincoln City, Oregon was one of her favorite places.

Gayle was loved by a big family including her long time soul mate, Fred Sizemore; daughters, Tara Banoie and her husband Mike and Melissa Woolsey and her husband Randy; her grandkids, Julz, Mya, Zayden, and Zoe Banoie, and Ryan, Eli, and Max Woolsey; her mother, Agnes McDougle Stransky; siblings, Bonnie, Lyle, Diana and Janet, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

She is joined in Heaven by her father Edward, sister Janie, granddaughter Emma, and her late husband Stephen “Craig” Poole.

A private family service was held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, where she was laid to rest.  Cremation arrangements are under direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Share memories of Gayle and sign the online guest register.


  • Jerry Corona

    To my friend and co-worker Fred

    I’m sure Gayle would say thank you for all the years of love, help and companionship you gave to her and your family.

    I feel your grief, and know it will be difficult without her being there for you. Take comfort in knowing Gayle’s in God’s arms now and that we will all meet up her and our other lost love ones down the road.


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Gayle and I were best friends and I will miss her very much. Especially her laugh and her smile. So you fly high with the angles until we meet again friend. Love you aways Cindy.

  • Cristie Ensley Lakey

    Gayle my friend. I am still in shock that you are gone. We grew up together and I have so many wonderful memories of my entire life with you. I will surely miss you, but I know you are with lots of loved ones in heaven. I know your family is feeling a great loss. You were such a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend and the world was a better place with you in it. I will never forget you my friend, I loved you dearly!!!

  • Alycia Rehagen

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting her when she would pick up the kids from daycare. She was the sweetest. Thinking of your family. 💙

  • John &Patsy Armstrong

    Fred and family this is so sad Gayle was a very sweet be person she will live on in your memories our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  • Joline Wilson

    Gayle, I will always treasure so many many memories, as friends, as Sisters in Law, we’ve had a lot of laughs and a few tears along the journey of life. I know how much Tara, Melissa, grandkids, Fred, Mom, Siblings, nieces and nephews meant to you, I can’t imagine the loss they’re feeling now. May your bright smile, your strength, your love always be wrapped around us. Rest in Peace my dear friend!

  • Just brock

    I’m so sorry for your loss Tara I know she was very special to youand your kids sending my love to you and tour whole family

  • Sherry Blanton

    Dear Melissa, Fred and families,
    Thoughts, prayers, and angels are with you to watch over you in this most difficult time. Gayle was a beautiful woman. Her smile was wonderful. She was a very hard worker and you could tell that her family was first! God’s speed on angel wings Gayle. We will miss you.

  • Tara Banoie

    It still does not seem real that you are gone. We will remember you for the loving caring person that you were and continue your traditions wirh the kids. No one can ever fill the space of Grandma. You were there world. We will cherish you every day. And know that you are always with us. Love you mom. Xoxo💗💗