Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Jean Walch Memorial
Jean Walch Memorial

Jean Walch

Jean Walch

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Jean Walch, 81, passed away on February 5, 2020 in Everett, WA.

Jean was born in Anacortes, WA the daughter of Dorsey & Marguerite Marchant.  Her parents owned Dorsey’s Market on Commercial Avenue, and she attended AHS with the class of 1957.

Jean married Clifford Walch on March 5, 1955 in Anacortes, where they made their first home. They subsequently lived in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, Anacortes (again), and Alaska; retiring to Sedro-Woolley in 1989.  Jean remained in Sedro-Woolley until 2011 when she moved to Snohomish to be near Rose and family.

A devoted wife and mother, Jean loved to dance and laugh. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, needle work, gardening and being with her family, especially grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her children, Mark (Linda) Walch, Diamond, MO; Clifford (LeeAnn) Walch, Friday Harbor; and Rose (Tim) Fowler of Snohomish; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and her big sister, Darlene (Bill) Symonds, Lake Stevens. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Cliff.

Many thanks to staff of A&E Homecare for their tender care of mom in her last years.

Jean’s life will be celebrated at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pilchuck Audubon Society, 1429 Ave D, PMB 198, Snohomish, WA  98290, or your charity of choice. Share memories of Jean and sign the online guest register.



  • Bill Handy

    Jean and Cliff meant a lot to me and the company I was starting in 1992. Cliff was the first service tech/manager we hired and was a big part in getting it started. Jean was very supportive in this endeavor. Jean and Cliff became good friends with my parents at this time. Thank you Jean, I enjoyed your warm, friendly, kind and loving friendship. My heart felt sympathy and prayers to your family.

  • Colleen Stalcup

    I’m thinking of you all with love and many heartfelt prayers. Losing your mom is never easy. I’m so thankful that my mom (Myrna) got to talk to her best friend your mom before my mom passed, I know she was so happy after talking to Jean. I have many fond memories of your mom, she had a contagious laugh and always had a big hug for me. I remember her gingersnap cookies were the best and was so happy mom shared her recipe with me and I always think of her when I make them.. Your mom will be forever in your heart and many memories as with my mom. I know your mom and my mom are rejoicing with the Lord in heaven.