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

Leroy Sackman

Leroy Sackman

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Leroy Arnold Sackman, 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was called home on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.  A longtime resident of Burlington, he passed peacefully at his home with his wife of 71 years by his side.

He was born on November 21, 1931, the youngest of 7 children to Gottlieb and Katherine (Kries) Sackman of Sedro-Woolley.  He married Mollie Ann DeWitt on February 1, 1951, together raising two daughters, Melonie Ann and Candace Marie.

Leroy was a thoughtful and patient man who lived each day with integrity. He was a Korean War veteran who was employed by Goodyear Nelson Hardwood Lumber Company for over 40 years, retiring from Weyerhaeuser in 1997. He attended the First Baptist Church in Burlington and enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, woodworking and outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and hunting in his younger years.

He will be missed by his wife, Mollie Sackman; daughter, Melonie (Ralph) Liening of Tacoma; grandchildren Jason Liening of Tacoma, Jared Liening of Electric City, Travis (Rachel) Liening of Coulee City, Hilary Liening of Tacoma; great grandchildren, Isaac, Andrew and Ellie Liening; sister-in-law, Betty DeWitt; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his daughter and  son-in-law, Candy and Dale Taylor; siblings Walter, Henry, Christine, Tillie, Violet, and Ernie; brothers-in-law, Gary and Billy DeWitt.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made to the Humane Society of Skagit Valley or the Burlington Fire Department.  Share your memories of Leroy and sign the online guest register.


  • Bruce Shellhamer

    My dad, John Shellhamer worked at Goodyear Nelson for many years and thought a lot of Leroy; respected him and spoke well of him. When I graduated high school I worked summers at the mill, including the shut downs. Leroy patiently taught me a lot about the mill; about repairing, maintaining and cleaning things. He was a good man, I learned a lot from him, and it was a pleasure to know him.

  • Nanci Mays Sackman

    Dear Aunt Mollie, Melonie and Ralph and family,
    Uncle Leroy was one of the finest people I have known starting from the time of my becoming a member of the greater Sackman family 56 years ago. Just the nicest man with lots of knowledge of the family. He was so loved by Mary and Walter as were you, too, Aunt Mollie. We will always be thankful for all the help you give us after their passing. Melonie, our love to you and family. See you next time we are up.

  • Gregory Jenkins

    Leroy was an amazing man who lived a wonderful life. I will always cherish the time I got to spend with him and the conversation we had. He was always so kind and approachable and I will miss him.

  • Maniqua Sackman Donaldson

    I have fond memories of Uncle Leroy, he was a wonderful human being. He was a kind and generous person. He genuinely cared deeply for his family and friends. He will be missed greatly. Love to Aunt Mollie ❤️

  • Les an Roxann Clark

    Aunt Molly an Melonie,
    Our deepest condolences, although we did not see you often, each time we ran into each other it was such a blessing. Our Prayers are with you.
    Les an Roxann

  • Lora and Mike Cava

    Aunt Mollie – Our prayers are with you during this trying time. We love you💖 .
    Uncle Leroy was a wonderful man and I will miss his stories.
    Mike and Lora Cava

  • Lora and Mike Cava

    Uncle Leroy will be missed. The last of the Sackman brothers. Our prayers are with our family members for our lose. Aunt Mollie and Melonie we pray for comfort.
    Love to you all and God Bless. Mike, Lora, Tracy and Michelle Cava

  • Gerald Sackman

    Mollie and Melonie our prayers will always be with you. we will miss Leroy so much.
    love from all of us. Jerry, Renee, David, Kathy, Tony, Christina, Kevin, Ashley.

  • gary W sackman

    We will miss him greatly. I have a lot of very good memories and several family times. Great memories.
    Gary and Nanci Sackman