Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Janice M. Fredlund Memorial
Janice M. Fredlund Memorial

Janice M. Fredlund

Janice M. Fredlund

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Janice M. Fredlund, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Janice was born on June 7, 1931 in Seattle, the daughter of Sam and Margaret (Pettit) Wardle.  She was raised in Tacoma, WA, where she attended Stadium High School.  After high school, she enrolled in the nursing program at Northern State Hospital near Sedro-Woolley.  While there, she met Albert Fredlund, whom she married in 1951.

In 1953 Al and Janice, along with business partner Bill Betschart, opened the Gateway Service Station in Sedro Woolley, which they owned and operated for 20 years.  Later Al and Janice designed and built Gateway Golf Course.  After selling the golf course, Janice worked as a rural mail carrier for the Bow Post Office.  She and Al lived in Burlington since building a new home there in 1992.

Janice enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, reading, and being with family and friends.

Janice is survived by her children and their spouses, Mark & Gail Fredlund of Burlington, Jeanne & Dennis Brown of Phoenix, AZ, Steve Fredlund of Sedro-Woolley and Joan & Ed Rayfield of Concrete, as well as by her brother, Sam Wardle and wife Rae of Longview, WA, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family. Al, Janice’s husband of 65 years, her best friend and love of her life, passed away in 2016.  She will truly be missed by her entire family.

Private inurnment will be at Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Share memories of Janice and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.


  • margie groves

    Have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Janice and her loving family, Mark, Jeanne, Steve, Joan and her brother Sam. She was always happy to see everyone, she will be greatly missed.

  • Tara

    I’m sorry for your family’s loss. God promises to be close to the brokenhearted. PS 34:18. I hope you find comfort in God’s promise & in the many wonderful memoy’s you made & shared together. You have my condolences.

  • Geri Heino and Ted Porter

    Dear Aunt Janice always had a big smile and happy to see guests and wanted to make a cup of coffee for everyone to enjoy. Many memories of times spent with the family over the years. Will miss her.