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

Jeanette “Babe” Nutter

Jeanette “Babe” Nutter

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Jeanette Nutter (96), beloved wife, sister and aunt, passed away on May 15, 2014.

Jeanette was born January 26, 1918 in Bellingham, WA.  In 1936 she graduated from Whatcom High School and married Russell Nutter in November.  After working for a short time at Santa Cruz Food Packing Company, Jeanette devoted her life to her husband and family.  She lived in Bellingham until 1960 when she moved to Burlington. 

Jeanette, affectionately known as “Auntie Babe” by most, loved her family, family gatherings, friends, animals, her home and gardening.  Three generations of family and friends were blessed by her love and friendship.  She will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Nutter and her brother Keith Gordon.  Jeanette is survived by her sister Beverly Ringhouse, nieces and nephews Melissa & Dave Preugschat, Rebecca Ringhouse & Bill Pharr, and Nancy Webster.  She is also survived by great nieces and nephews Kendra & Ken Hill, Corey Preugschat, Russell Pharr and Courtney Pharr.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Grace Cochrum Children’s Therapy Guild, c/o Dee, 734 Southern St, Sedro Woolley, WA  98284



    I am so sorry to hear Jeanette passed away . I met Jeanette on Saturday , May 8 th , 2010 when Jeanette moved into Creekside Retirements Community. Jeanette from the jump was always the epitome of a true lady. Never had a bad word to say about anyone or anything. Even when she had bad days with her pain she always had the wonderful smile & that twinkle in her eyes. I loved delivering her Herald to her apartment & then we could chat ! The world lost a wonderful lady – but Heaven got another great angel .
    Jeanette rocked – I shall miss her .
    Sincerely – JOANIE NAGATANI

  • Michelle Moeller

    I have so many memories of Auntie Babe and am so thankful to have known such a wonderful person!
    It was always such a great treat for my brother and I to stop by on Halloween and get the special treats that Babe had for us. Her chocolate popcorn balls were the best and she always had a special bag of treats for us. She was such a dear friend to my mom and even taught her to drive. We will both miss her very much!

  • Cathy Jacoby Davis

    Jeanette was such a wonderful fun woman. I remember going to her house on Mary Lane with my Dad Richard Jacoby for a couple of lunches and helping her with a few projects she was unable to do. She met my Grandma Lorena (Bunny) Jacoby when they were in the seventh grade, and they remained lifelong friends until my Grandmas death. When Jeanette had the misfortune of falling and breaking her hip, she ended up at the Creekside Assisted Living Facility. My Dad Richard and I visited Jeanette there once a week until my Dad could no longer go. I visited her regularly.I will never forget her love for York Pepermint Patties!! I will miss her.

  • Janet Sims

    I wish there were more people in the world like “Babe”. She was always welcoming and willing to please her guests. Her demeanor was so sweet and for such a petite lady her heart was humongous. Oh, the conversations she could have. We had some good ones. I have only fond and happy memories of Babe and know she is resting in peace with those who passed before her but most importantly she is with her beloved Russell.