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

Joey Rogers Catway

Joey Rogers Catway

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Joey Rogers Catway was called home unexpectedly on the morning of November 17, 2022 at 49 years old.  Joe was born April 20, 1973 in Sedro-Woolley and grew up in Skagit Valley.  After graduating, he worked in Alaska, returned to Washington working for his dad’s logging company, then would end his working years as an Over The Road truck driver for Brown Line LLC and Werner Enterprises.

Joey was very smart and talented.  He was most passionate about art and music, and could always be found drawing, playing his guitar, learning new songs, enjoying a video game, or a good movie.  Singing, or working with wood or leather with his dog, Biddy close by.  Joe spent many summers camping and swimming with friends and family at Baker Lake, Finney Creek, and Pilchuck.

Joey leaves to cherish his memory, his sons, Bryce Catway and Nicholas Edson; mother, and stepdad, Lynnette and Randy Wood; dad, Michael Hankins; brother, James Catway; sisters, Melissa (Danny)Hendrickson, Candice Hankins, Nicole Hansen, and many (but very close) aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Rogers Catway; grandparents, Mary and Victor Catway, and Luella and Eldon Johnson.

Joey loved his family and friends and spoke of them very often.  He never missed a holiday if he could help it and always thought of friends as family as well.  Joey was everyone’s big Teddy Bear.  If he had a car, you had a ride, if he had food, you also had a meal.  When you were around him, you knew you were safe, and if you weren’t laughing you were singing!  One of his favorite things to say was, “There’s the right way, the wrong way, and the Catway.”  The chuckle that followed that sentence was guaranteed to make anyone crack a smile.

The family asks for friends to join together at his service to be held at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 2:00pm followed by a remembrance of life at Bonnie Jo’s Restaurant, 818 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley, WA  98284 to share memories, thoughts, and prayers of our beloved son, brother, dad, nephew, uncle, and friend.  If anyone wishes to make any donations at this time, the family would appreciate donations in his honor at your local food bank.  Please share your memories of Joey and sign the guest register.


  • Janell Dellinger

    Joe thank you for being my true friend. You had a huge heart and were very kind to everyone. I miss you a lot. I am glad you wore the apron I made for Charlie and you weren’t offended that I re-gifted it to you. Warms my heart ❤️…until we meet again my friend.

  • Darlene Gillespie

    I did not get the privileges to meet yet I know he wil be remembered in our hearts and rhe memories that were shared we will meet again in heaven ❤️ 💙 my condolences to family and friends may you find peace in this difficult time and know that Love covers All 🙏

  • Kenny and Janie

    Lyn and Randy and Family, our hearts are with you. He will always be with you. We are so so sorry for your loss.🙏

  • Karen Nystuen

    Lynn, this breaks 💔 my heart my dear friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family 👪.

  • Jody Kallerman

    R.I.P JOE. you were a good honest man with a heart of gold. you had a very contagious laugh, you will be missed!

  • Rebecca Dixon -Wileman

    Truly bless to have grown up with Joey, he was always there for me. Only sorry that we drifted apart as we got older. Kind soul and big heart.