Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
James O’Malley, Sr Memorial
James O’Malley, Sr Memorial

James O’Malley, Sr

James O’Malley, Sr

Friday, November 26th, 2021

James “Walking Jim” Patrick O’Malley, Sr., age 67, of Marblemount, Washington, passed away November 26, 2021, in Bellingham, WA.  He was born June 28, 1954, in Chincoteague, Virginia to William Joseph and Nina Vivian (Ricard) O’Malley.

Jim is survived by his son, James Patrick O’Malley, Jr.; daughter, Julie Ann O’Malley.

WALKING JIM SAY’S “GO FISHING”.  Share your memories of Jim and sign the online guest register.


  • Julie Ann O'Malley

    My dad was one of the few people who could make me laugh uncontrollably. I loved his sense of humor. I’ll always remember him introducing me to Abbott and Castello’s “Whos on first, whats on second” bit. I remember going fishing with him when I was younger. I loved it. It wasn’t about chasing fish, it was about being with him and enjoying nature. Some things will always make me think of him; Fenway park, crunch ice cream bars, WAAF, fishing and weird movies, just to name a few.

  • Kay Daniels(O'Malley)

    Jim was my cousin and he was named James after my Dad. I have many fond memories of him from our childhood and we remained in contact until our years of raising our families. He had a great smile and a hearty laugh. My condolences to Jim jr and Julie. RIP Jimmy my beloved cousin.

  • Dan DuVarney

    Felt like i had to leave a comment in here as i knew Jim for a few years and when we did run into each other we would talked for a few. I mostly talked with him at family gatherings that his son was having. Last one i went over for i believe was the 4th of July. Rip Jim!