Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Geraldine DeMarco Memorial
Geraldine DeMarco Memorial

Geraldine DeMarco

Geraldine DeMarco

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Geraldine DeMarco left this life to be with the Lord on February 27th.  She was born in Santa Monica, CA in 1934 and shortly after her sixteenth birthday married Louis DeMarco who passed away in 2020.  For seventy years, they had an amazing life together traveling all over the United States and to foreign countries while he was in the U.S. Navy, and eventually settled down to raise twelve children in Burlington, Sudden Valley, and Bellingham, WA.  She loved her family, her friends, and her church.  She earned her AA Degree in Library Science from Skagit Valley College and worked and volunteered as a librarian in Skagit and Whatcom Counties and ultimately developed a passion for bookbinding and restoring books at Western Washington University in Bellingham.  She loved many things, some of which were: music & she sang with Sweet Adeline and taught herself to play the piano & organ; swimming & she taught swimming lessons for the Red Cross; needlework & she knitted & crocheted blankets, scarves, and hats for various charities; scouting & she volunteered for Cub, Boy, & Girl Scout troops; reading & she especially loved reading the bible.  Her faith in God was unwavering to the very end.  She spent many years volunteering wherever there was a need and hosted foreign exchange students and families from France, Guatemala, Mexico, Japan, and Germany.

She is survived by her twelve children, Jeri, Ed, Carrie, Joni, Christina, Wendy, Mickey, Dan, Curt, Josie, Lia, and Greg, and their spouses, and was blessed with twenty-one grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

Geraldine will be laid to rest beside her husband at Tahoma National Cemetery.  Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Share your memories of Geraldine and sign the online guest register.


  • Colleen Fontana

    So sorry to here of the passing of your Mother and Father, but what a beautiful love story and legacy they both left the world. Those who have brought us joy and shown us love, have given us lasting gifts of a beautiful life and memories to cherish forever.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Colleen (Orcutt) Fontana

  • Mary Anne F Ruf

    Dear DeMarco Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of not only your Mom, but your dad. I knew them both from Sacred Heart Church. I would also see your Mom teaching swimming at the pool. May they rest in peace, and may memories keep them close. You are in my prayers.

  • Ed Small

    I grew up in the same neighborhood as the DeMarco family in Burlington, attending school in the same class as Wendy. I’m sure the kindness I recall from Wendy was a reflection of her mother. Sorry to hear about the recent passing of both parents.

  • Marian Alexander

    Geri worked for many years as a book restorer in my department at the WWU Libraries. She was a wonderful employee, skilled and dedicated. In those days, the library’s coffeemaker was in Geri’s workspace, so over the course of a day, she saw just about every staff member, and for each, she had a warm smile and a cheery greeting. The world could use more Geri DeMarco’s and I mourn with her family the sad loss of this delightful person.

  • Liz gabay

    I met Geri at Assumption Church. She had great stories. She was a wonderful lady with a welcoming personality. My sympathy is with the family.

  • Dan DeMarco

    In life we only walk this earth for a short time. When mom passed this reminded me that angels are watching over us. They certainly have watched over her. Last week, Mom rejoined Dad in Jesus’s heavenly family, she has now gained her wings. Love you Mom, see you in a short time.

  • Josie Demarco

    Mother, what an honor to call you mom. You were the best roll model a daughter could ever hope for. I miss you tremendously, and love you even more. Rest in peace.

  • sheila siebert

    Gerry was a wonderful friend and an avid knitter in our knitting group at Sacred Heart church here in Bellingham. She was a long time member of Catholic Daughters and will be greatly missed by all. Her and Lou were such an example of a loving couple. R.I.P Gerry.