Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Jonah Conrad Claybo Memorial
Jonah Conrad Claybo Memorial

Jonah Conrad Claybo

Jonah Conrad Claybo

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Jonah Conrad Claybo, 77, of Birdsview, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Sedro-Woolley. Conrad was born on August 31, 1940 to Grady Claybo, Sr. and Maud (Pressley) Claybo in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He married the love of his life, Lucille Wilkins on December 4, 1960.
Conrad was raised in Cullowhee, NC until he was 13 years old. In 1953 the entire family relocated to Birdsview in the Upper Skagit Valley. He graduated from Concrete High School in 1958. After graduation Conrad joined the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Bennington stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. While stationed in Corpus Christi, Conrad met the love of his life, Lucy Wilkins and they were married in December 1960. After the Navy they relocated to Birdsview.
Conrad worked with the Lone Star Cement Company as a powder monkey for many years. And when the cement company closed he worked in the local shake mills. In 1970 Conrad started his career with the Skagit County Public Works Road Department. He worked his way up to Supervisor and retired in 1996 at the age of 56.
In retirement Conrad & Lucy loved to travel throughout the United States visiting family in North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. His life revolved around family and friends…. He kept the conversations going with anyone he met as he loved to tell a story.
Conrad is survived by his Mother, Maud Claybo of Birdsview; daughter, Connie Fisher (Pete) of Raymond, WA; son, Tom Claybo (Robin) of Birdsview; daughter, Terri Handrich (Kent) of Little Chute, WI; daughter, Tina Lloyd (Richard) of Sedro-Woolley; and daughter, Suzi Rohweder (Roger) of Concrete; grandchildren, Jeffrey Claybo, & Kevin Claybo (Sharon), Adalynne Lucille Handrich, Hannah Handrich and Jacob Handrich, Nichole Devries (Jimmy), Kenny Rohweder (Arlene), Frankie Rohweder & Jonnie Brigham (Jacob); Shelby Lloyd, Lonna Lloyd (Addie) & Jasmine Lucille Lloyd; great-grandchildren, Maria Claybo, Cail & Luca Wilson, and Clark Brigham. He is also survived by his brothers, Clyde Claybo (Phyllis) and Bobby Claybo,; sisters, Ann Mathis (Newman) & Sharon Mathis, and numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Claybo; his dad Grady Claybo, Sr.; father-in-law, Walter Wilkins and mother-in-law Thelma Wilkins; brothers Grady Jr. & Kenneth Claybo and brothers-in-law Eugene Mathis and Eroy Wilkins; sisters-in-law Cathy Wilkins and Shirley Claybo and nephew Daryl Mathis.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:30pm at the Hamilton Cemetery, with Pastor Bruce Martin of the Concrete Assembly of God Church officiating. A Celebration of Life potluck will follow at the Birdsview Fire hall. Memorials can be made to the Concrete Lions Club Kids Fund, PO Box 40, Concrete, WA 98237. Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Conrad and sign the on-line guest register.


  • Wade Ammons Girls

    We are so sorry to hear of Conrad’s passing. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Just keep remembering the good times you have all had and know that he is at peace now.
    The Wade Ammons Girls
    Maxine, Judy, Peggy & Donna

  • Shelby

    I miss you and love you and I know your not in pain anymore and your up in heaven with nana now. You will never be forgotten,

  • The DeZarn Family

    So sorry to hear the sad news. He was a wonderful person. Please know that our family will be thinking of you all at this sad time.

  • Deanna Ray Ensley

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and Dad. Conrad was a friendly person. I always enjoyed seeing your Conrad and Lucy since I first knew them when Bobby and I were in high school. All my sympathies.

  • Billie Bjornstad

    I will miss you “clyde” I hope you are in a better place with a lot of awesome people. Your family will always have a special place in my heart and in all of my memories. One of a kind for sure. I will never forget how you stood by my Dad’s side waiting for us to get there to tell him about Dennis. That is a true friend and a wonderful human. There will never be another Conrad Claybo. RIP my friend RIP.

  • George stucks

    I met Conrad in 1978 while working at the County. He had some good stories to tell for sure. My condolences to family and friend’s and may you rest in peace Conrad.