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

Jerry Eason

Jerry Eason

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Jerry Marlene Eason, age 85, passed away July 25, 2020 after various health struggles.  Jerry was a fighter and anyone who knew her knew what a strong women she was.  She was born June 23, 1935 in Wellington, Kansas to Ray Henry and Mary Ellen Louis (Whitley) Ruddle.  Jerry married James on her 16th birthday in San Bernardino, CA and spent 69 years by his side, moving all throughout the West Coast.  Together they raised six wonderful children.  They spent 20 years in Hollister, CA managing an apartment complex, where they made lifelong friends.  She also worked many years as a waitress, which she was very passionate about as well.  Together, Jerry and James enjoyed playing cards, showing their moves on the dance floor, and spending time with their large extended family.

Jerry is survived by her husband of 69 years, James Eason; five children, James (Teresa) Eason, Vert (Gloria) Eason, Wally (Michelle) Eason, Patti (Rick) Whalen, Linda (Bob) Smith; her brother, Dean (Marie) Ruddle; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and a few great-great grandchildren; great niece, Alysha Lindvig, whom she has helped raise; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Roger, Marty and Eva; her son, Jerry Wayne (Jan) Eason; grandson, Vert Eason, Jr.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00AM, Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Enterprise Cemetery, 7041 Vista Drive, Ferndale, WA.  Share your memories of Jerry and sign the online guest register.



  • Becky

    My amazing Auntie! I don’t think you ever really realized the amount of people whose lives you touched and changed. Your faith in God and your love for family is unbeatable. The legacy and stories each of us have you leave behind for our comfort. You fought harder for everyday more than any one of us have the strength to. Your love story with Uncle Jim is movie worthy. Thank you Jimmy, Vert, Wally, Patti, Linda & Wayne for sharing your mom with us. To each of the grandchildren, great grandchildren & the greatest grandchildren to come, keep playing games, keep loving everyone you meet & most of remember Jerry is still an amazing lady🙏🏼 Love you all

  • Kim Anderson

    You are such a Beautiful Woman. You surely will be missed. I met her when I moved to Hollister many yrs ago. As with everyone she meets, takes you in under her wings. Momma Jerry.
    There was one day, she jumped in her station wagon she had, and took off.. Everyone was, all day long, Where is Momma Jerry? She gets ahold of Linda or Jim, and says, shes in LA where the Rams game is, and needs Jim to come down and get her..
    Such a character, always seems she had a smile on her face.. Loved Dearly by Everyone..
    My Heart is with the Family and her Close Friends. She truly WAS and IS an Angel.

  • Gloria Garcia

    My Condolences to you all so sorry to here of her passing she was an awesome person

  • peggy olson

    A great Lady, never heard her complain, always happy. She will be missed.