Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Kristina “Kristi” Gorne Memorial
Kristina “Kristi” Gorne Memorial

Kristina “Kristi” Gorne

Kristina “Kristi” Gorne

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Kristina “Kristi” Lee Gorne, age 54, a Sedro-Woolley resident passed away May 10, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital.  She was born September 10, 1965 to LeRoy “Lee” and Karen (Smiley) Wendling in Renton, Washington.

Kristi was one of the best daughters, wife, sister, aunt and grandma a family could hope to have. Her husband Mark was the love of her life through 34 years of marriage. Her family was one of the most important

things that surrounded her. Her niece, Brooke (Keith) Reynolds, and nephews, Adam Judge and Corey (Renata) Judge were always in her thoughts. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, Logan, Tessa and Abigail.

Kristi loved to be outdoors, whether it be fishing with her husband, camping, or just sitting around the firepit with friends and family. Some of the best bbq’s were held at this firepit. There was always laughter and good times to be held. (She was an amazing cook!) One of t

he biggest adventures she had always wanted to do, was walk with the wolves, and she actually got to walk with them. The sheer enjoyment on her face when getting “kissed” by one of the wolves is the most beautiful memory.

Kristi was a very special person with a huge heart. She was able to make friends with anyone who crossed her path. She went out of her way to help them with any problem or concern they may have had. Everyone appreciated how genuine and honest she was no matter the issue.

One of Kristi’s greatest loves was her furry kids (p

ets). Sadie Mae, Bailey, Tucker and Simon. We are all positive that she is in heaven loving and hugging and being slobbered on by Grizz, Bear and George right now.

Kristi is survived by her husband, Mark Gorne; parents, Lee and Karen Wendling; stepson, Shane (Shelley) Winje; gra

ndchildren, Logan, Tessa and Abigail; sisters, Shelly Judge and Dede (Patrick) Wyly; niece, Brooke (Keith) Reynolds; great nephew, Silas; great niece, Savannah; nephews, Adam Judge and Corey (Renata) Judge; mother-in-law, Shirley Dias; brother-in-law, Bryan (Sheri) Gorne; nephews, Kyler Gorne, Brycen Gorne and Zach Gorne

“A life that touches others, goes on forever….”

“Your wings were ready, our hearts were not”

We love you Kristi. You will never be for


A family gathering will be scheduled later in the year.  Share your memories of Kristi and sign the online guest register.

Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Tori Skinner

    My dear friend Kristi , I met Kristi in middle school and we had a life long friend ship,! She was so sweet, kinda and funny! And I will never forget the fun times we had! I just saw her which just seems like yesterday. So sadden by her loss! My thoughts go out to her family and especially to her Husband Marks.

  • Jody Walton

    I met Kristi when we attended Skagit valley college together. We took many classes as we were both interested in the same subjects and graduated with the same degrees. I struggled with some of the classes,but she was always there to give me a helping hand and help me make it through it don’t think I could have done it without her. She has the biggest heart I’ve ever known. After college she got me a job working where she was working at Nordic temperature control. Teaching me how to use the practices we learned in school. Outside of school and work we became even closer friends. Hanging out together, being bunco buddies. And attending essential oil parties. I will never forget her, she’s one of the best people I ever knew. I know she’s up in heaven doing what she does best helping everybody and let me know her animals that we’re waiting for up there. I’ll always love you Kristy, no more suffering for you my friend kickback, smile, do what you do best love everyone and everything. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship.

  • Debbie Romaszka

    I just can’t believe it. She recently asked me for a referral to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance but didn’t respond back to me. We were both fighting breast cancer. I’m so sorry to hear that she passed away. I will keep fighting in her honor now. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • Kim Shannon

    Im missing you Kristi 💔my sweet dear friend sinch 3rd grade (Birchwood) & shuksan.I have fond memories spending the night at your house & going swimming at YMCA. You moved away and we lost touch but over the last few years we rekindle our friendship where we met at Zumba you were there for me as great support and I loved our conversations and reminiscing and laughing about old times you will be deeply missed my friend

  • Diane Sinplot

    It is surreal to think that you are gone. I’m thankful you are no longer in pain and are at peace. But I’m jealous that the Heavens have received such a wonderful, giving soul. And I want you back! I am honored and blessed to have earned your love and friendship for the last 40 years! It’s unbelievable our “group” has remained so close. We have maintained a true, trusting, honest, and giving friendship because we followed your example. Thank you Kristi, for being you and for always being willing to keep yourself open and available to share love with me. To Mark and Kristi’s family. I’m so sorry that you are having to go through this loss. I wish I could do something to change it, but I cannot. Please know, you are all in my prayers and know I love Kristi with all my heart and I will always miss her and life will never be the same without her. Hugs to you all.

  • Kim Shannon

    I can’t believe you’re gone! Miss you so much already. You and I became friends in 3rd grade at Birchwood.. can still remember spending the night at your house and often going swimming at the YMCA. We remained good friends until you moved away. Over the last few years we reconnected at Zumba and you were one of my biggest supporters I will miss our talks and reminiscing of younger years you are a dear friend one of the kindest people I know. Prayers to the family

  • linda featherston

    kristi had the kindest soul, and had hands and a heart, like god, she was a reliable friend, we enjoyed our time playing bunco, laughter and fun around her and marks fire pit, we cut wood together, and we trained our dogs together, we shared so much laughter, her and mark always had fun, and shared alot of love with family and friends, she will be missed by so many, I look forward to seeing her again on the other side, love you and miss you deeply

  • Kristy Meck

    Sending loving hugs and prayers to Mark and the family. I will always cherish the time and adventures I shared with Kristi. She was one beautiful lady, her strength and generosity was just amazing! It’s an incredible honor to call her my friend, she may be gone from our sight, but she will forever be in our hearts.

  • Aunt Sharon

    Rest In Peace beautiful niece. You have touched so many lives and now God has you in his hands. You will be so missed.

  • Cristi Arseneau

    I still can’t believe it. I will always cherish the memories I have of all of the time we spent together, phone conversations and the adventures we went on. You were always there for me. Thank you for being such a honest, funny, strong, loyal and true friend and for making me a part of your family. Sending love and prayers to all of her family and Mark. I miss and love you, life will never be the same without you.

  • Jane DeNeui

    We became friends over sports and had a lot of fun along the way. We played volleyball to all hours of the night and you were there when I caught my first fish (o.k. it was only like 6″ long but boy was that fun.) You were my windshield (inside) scraper as we drove through the snow and you let me share in a friendship with Mark as well. We hadn’t spent much time together lately but I thank you for your friendship and the special memories you’ve left me. Wishing your family peace and encouragement.

  • Julie (Bowhay) Hageman

    My love and thoughts are with all of you now. I am so very sorry to hear this. You are and have always been a wonderful family. For so many years, you girls helped with my girls. Its hard to find the right words to express my sincere sympathy. Love to all of you.

  • Natasha

    Kristi was my neighbor for 5 years. She always invited my daughters over and spoiled them by getting pedicures and lunch. They knew where she kept her snacks and the girls would always help themselves 😂 We would leave our fence gate open between our houses so that our dogs could play together. I never thought that I wouldn’t be able to see her again and catch up. She was taken too soon 🙁

  • Dad and Mom

    We love and miss you so much. You will always be in hearts. You are in God’s hands now and he has great plans for you.

  • Lori Petty

    You will be truly missed . You had such a great laugh and sense of humor. Your love for your fur babies was one of a kind. You will always be in our heart. Rest in peace!🌠 Bill & Lori Petty

  • Shelly Judge

    Life will never be the same. I miss you so much already. 💙💙💙