Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Leon “Nick” Leonovich Memorial
Leon “Nick” Leonovich Memorial

Leon “Nick” Leonovich

Leon “Nick” Leonovich

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Leon P. “Nick” Leonovich, 68, a longtime resident of the Day Creek Community, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 9, 2020.

Nick was born on September 1, 1951 in Santa Monica, CA, the son of Anatole & Mabel (Alvarez) Leonovich.  He was raised and attained his education in Long Beach, CA.

In the early 1970’s Nick moved to the Skagit Valley.  He worked at Skagit Steel (Bendix) for a while, later obtaining his real estate license.  He worked in real estate for several years and also attended Western Washington University in Bellingham where he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1984.  He continued selling real estate, working for Skagit Realty and Hendrickson Realty for several years until opening his own agency, Cedar Realty in Sedro-Woolley in 1993; he retired in 2018.

Nick was united in marriage to Carroll Cann in 1986 at their home in Day Creek.

Nick was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hunting for mushrooms and just hanging around the fire with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Carroll of Day Creek; his son, Toli Leonovich and his wife River, and grandson Sky of Big Lake; his brother, Roy Miles and sister, Sandy Cyrus in California and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Memorials in honor of Nick are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest.


  • Dan Knous

    Sorry to learn Leon is gone. I knew him in high school in Long Beach in Russian class. He had a smile and laugh that was infectious. He was always ready for whatever crazy stupid thing we did + like attempting to remove all the books from the library or empty the vending machines using Mexican coins. My favorite Leon memory was when he brought a dead baby shark to school and he hid it in a drain under a sidewalk. It soon STANK and it took the school several days to find it. He was a good high school friend.

  • Nancy Cann

    Carroll, Peter and I think of you, Toli, River and Sky every day and hope that as time passes the memories of Nick will comfort you as you continue doing the things you always did together! You inspired us with your knowledge of nature…mushrooms, gardening, razor clams!! Nick will be missed!

  • Laura Bentz

    I’m so sorry to read this of Nicks passing , my thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and Toli, Please get a hold of me Carol if there is anything I can do . Laura