Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Gladys Annie ‘Maud’ Claybo Memorial
Gladys Annie ‘Maud’ Claybo Memorial

Gladys Annie ‘Maud’ Claybo

Gladys Annie ‘Maud’ Claybo

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Gladys Annie ‘Maud’ Claybo (Pressley) passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Skagit Valley Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

She was born February 27, 1921 in Cullowhee, North Carolina the daughter of Charles and Nancy (Mills) Pressley.

She was married to Grady Merritt Claybo Sr. on December 22, 1937.

Maude was a lifetime resident of Birdsview and a member of the Wildwood Church. She worked in the fields for many years for Sakuma farms. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching the Mariners, quilting, and making knitted hats for everyone.

She is survived by her children, Ann Mathis (Newman) of Cullohwee, North Carolina, and Sharon Mathis, also of Cullowhee, Clyde Claybo (Phyllis) of Birdsview, and Bobby Claybo also of Birdsview; she had 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 26 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Sr.; three sons, Grady Jr., Conrad, and Kenneth; two daughters-in-law, Shirley and Lucy; son-in-law, Eugene Mathis; grandson, Daryl Mathis.

A potluck celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00PM at the Birdsview Fire hall. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Matt Stixrud

    I’ll always remember you having me come in to watch the Mariners with you as I walked home from the bus. I’ll think of you every time I see the quilt you made for me! You will be missed!

  • Donna Scott

    Ann, Sharon, Kenneth, Bobby and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Maude will surely be missed. She was such a sweet lady and we always enjoyed to visit with her on her many trips to NC. We love you all.
    Wade & Dot Ammons’ girls, Maxine, Judy, Peggy & Donna

  • Kiaunna Gardner Claybo

    I’m so happy that i met you when i did even though i didn’t get to know you when i was younger but you were an amazing woman , one of the sweetest i ever met . I always enjoyed hearing your stories that you told me sometimes when i would come over to visit. Also thank you for giving me that pearl heart necklace that you gave to me and that wrap around angel wing bracelet. Well i will deeply miss you and enjoyed you in my life love you
    Sincerely, Kiaunna Claybo

  • Duane and Debbie

    What a joy that the Lord placed Maude in our family’s lives when we moved to the Birdsview area. Her faithfulness to her Lord and Wildwood Chapel Church family was a blessing to many of us. The strength and confidence that her Lord carried her through hardship, trials, raising family, provision of food, helping others. That spirit of caring was within her to the end. Portions of Scripture always graced a table beside her though she often longed to be MORE for the Lord … she knew His promise to forgive and bring her safely to His side because of the blood spilt for her by the Lord Jesus Christ. She is now in His presence where she so longed to be in these last years. One of the favorite hymns she often chose in church was Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior. Her prayer for herself and her loved ones! One day, Maude, we will join you with great joy around the throne of God where we will sing His praises for His love and mercy for us!

  • Phyllis Claybo

    What an unforgettable gal…raised poorly, but full of riches in her family and her faith in God. I’d never met such a woman like her…to raising a garden, canning it all, making quilts, riding her riding lawnmower well into her 80’s, and showing me how to wring necks on 20 chickens!!! Stronger than an ox that one! I will miss her, but God has her and what joy that must be!!!

  • Elena Balzar Harp

    To the Claybo family- I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful example of a great mother and wife. She was so sweet and kind. She will be missed by all of her family but you have great memories of her long life. My sympathies are with you as you say good bye.

  • jim ledbetter

    Maude you will be missed dearly. You made the best corn bread Jim and I truly enjoyed your North Carolina stories. RIP

  • Susan Pressley Heffernan

    Aunt Maud was a treasure, loved I am sure by everyone who met her