Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Grace Katherine Draper Memorial
Grace Katherine Draper Memorial

Grace Katherine Draper

Grace Katherine Draper

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Grace Katherine Draper, 84, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at Homeplace in Burlington on September 14, 2018.

Grace was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 11, 1934, the daughter of Lindsay & Hannah (Suiter) Knuth.  She was raised and attained her education in Sedro-Woolley.  In 1949, she was united in marriage to James Draper in Sedro-Woolley and they made their home and raised their family there.  Grace was a devoted wife and mother, and she worked for the Stokely VanKamp and National Frozen Food canneries for many years, retiring in the early 1990’s.  Grace was devoted to her family, always there to help with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grace is survived by her daughters, Colleen Harker and Kathy Swihart and husband Lee all of Sedro-Woolley; sister, Annie Wilson; brothers, Bob Knuth, Lindsay Knuth, Jr., Bill Knuth and Ray Knuth all of Sedro-Woolley; four grandchildren, Marriah Dugger and husband Shannon, Amy Grenier, John Harker and wife Candice and Jamie Everson and husband Ken; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brother, Marvin Knuth.

The family requests that in memory of Grace, memorials be made to the Alzheimer Association.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00, Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery.  Share your memories of Grace and sign the online guest register.


  • Patricia MURRAY

    Grace’s daughter Kathy became my best friend when I first arrived in Sedro-Woolley in 1960. I was about 7 yrs old and Grace was probably 26 or so. I spent many happy times playing at Grace and Jim’s house. I was just reminiscing about their family the other day. My heart goes out to Kathy, Colleen and the rest of Grace’s family. She was a unique and memorable lady. I can picture her clearly in my mind to this day! Happy trails, Grace!
    ….Patricia Draper (no relation) Murray