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

Junior Pippin

Junior Pippin

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Junior Arthur Pippin, 86, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family.

Junior was born in Aberdeen, WA to Noah Wickham Pippin and Mary Powers Pippin. In 1934 the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where he grew up.

In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Baltimore stationed out of Long Beach, CA. He was discharged in 1955. He relocated back to Sedro-Woolley in 1969 with his sons.

Junior was a respected roofer in the valley. He owned and operated Pippin Roofing from 1977-1996.

He loved riding motorcycles, ATVs, and in his later years would be seen around the county riding his scooter. He was a regular at the car shows as a participant as well as a spectator. He loved spending time at his Winthrop cabin and hitting the garage sales with his friend Grady and his dog Jojo, but his greatest love was for his Heavenly Father and with great joy was looking forward to going home to finally meet Him.

Junior is survived by his sons, Ken, Randy (Debbie) and Rick (Cheryl); his grandkids, Heather Pippin, Randy Pippin (Nichole), Tony Pippin (Jessica), Jeff Pippin, Amber Woodworth (David) and great-grandkids, Julietta, Sophia, Savanah, Victoria, Michael, Mason, Emily, Dylan and Hanna; special nieces Ruby Pippin, Dorothy Hart, and Jan Wilson, as well as an abundance of good friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Eileen & Ken Robinson

    Kenny and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of Jr. He was such a great guy. We have many memories of fun times that include him. To this day I can hear his wonderful laugh! Jr and I shared a birthday, although several years separated our births, we both got a kick out of the fact that we were both New Years babies born on January 2nd. We were so happy that Jr was able to adopt JoJo and love him after Jojo’s prior owner passed away. JoJo is our dog Tessie’s father and we were happy to be able to help connect the two. We will never forget Junior who will always remain a part of our best memories.

  • Tonya Torheim

    I was so glad to have known him. He always made me laugh. At one time him & I a bus ministry with the church. Each Sunday I would drive to his house and we would go pick-up the kids for church. Afterwards return them home and I would go home. Later that summer we had a huge picnic for all of them. It was a blast. I enjoyed my time together with him. Yes, he did love the Lord.

    Love, Tonya (Fisher) Torheim

  • Pat Farrell

    We will miss you Junior. We had so much in common. Motor cycles, collector cars, and our other values. For everyone, you always had a smile with your signature laugh. With your trip through this life, you left an enviable legend. See you at the pearly gates good buddy.

  • Ruby Pippin

    What a beautiful write up. Uncle junior made me laugh so much through the years, and I loved giggling with him. He once gave me a box and in it was pictures and his sister Ruby Pippin, ( my name sake ) doll and outfit. It means the world to me. He also had a video of all the pictures Grandma and Pa Pippin took of slides of us growing up made and gave it to me. My phone calls with him were always a high light in my life and my last phone call with him, I was so honored he answered the phone and let me know he was excited to go to Heaven. I will never forget that call. I was blessed to have my vacations growing up spent at Grandma Pippins house, I learned to crochet, sew, cook and be Loved Deeply. So going to visit uncle Junior next to grandma’s house was a touch of Heaven…WITH ALL MY LOVE and PRAYERS.. Ruby Pippin