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

Lewis Armey

Lewis Armey

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Lewis L. Armey, 81, a resident of Burlington, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 23, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.

Lewis was born on December 18, 1937 in Cando, North Dakota, the son of William Lewis & Ester (Jay) Armey.  In 1949 the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where he was raised and attended school.  In 1955, at the age of 17, he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force where he served his country until his discharge in August, 1957.

In 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Ketah and together they made their home in Alaska and Skagit County.

Lewis was a timber faller in Alaska and owned several Shake and Shingle mills in Washington.

Lewis was an instrumental part of both Deming and Skagit Speedways, helping to develop the Skagit track at its beginning in 1955, was a key contributor and was a longtime racer and official.

His passions for hunting and fishing were a family affair, always having family and friends on the trips.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Moose Lodge, the Eagles and the American Legion.

Lewis is survived by Aunt Joyce “Armey” Johnson; his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Tony Trial, Lewis Armey, Jr., Doug Armey, Pamela Armey and Carl Armey; brother, Lloyd Armey and sister, Sharon Anthony; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, LaVone and Al Hodgin and Gladys and Ron Smith; sister-in-law, Evelyn Armey and his son, Jerry Armey.

A Life Celebration Service with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, followed by a potluck fellowship gathering at the Skagit Valley Grange on Cook Road in Sedro-Woolley.  Share your memories of Lewis and sign the online guest register.



  • Mandy (Burnett) Nelson

    Our thoughts are with the entire Armey family at the loss of Lewis. He was a fine figure and participant in our community.

  • Saundra and Dave Mead

    Lewis,you will forever be remember in so many ways. You’ll truly be missed but never forgotten. GODSPEED love you! Saundra and Dave Mead

  • James L Armey

    Lewis LeRoy Armey, a very favorite cousin. Love you Buddy, rest in peace. You live a wonderful life.

  • Robin Sharkey

    A true Skagit speedway icon and wonderful man who will forever be missed .Thank you Mr Armey for the many laughs .Much prayers , love and respect to the family

  • Krystal

    You will always be someone I admire and love. You taught me to use self-control and respect. Important things. I could always count on you for a laugh and kiss. Thank you for all the memories. Love you Gramp.

  • Ted W Anderson

    Louie was a good guy we were friends of many years. I am glad I got to see him when I was in Washington this summer. He was a hard worker and we shared some good times. Rest in peace my friend your work is done

  • Sharon R Anthony

    I will miss you so much. you watched out for me and taught me
    so many things about the outdoors when we were young and made it fun .
    I will miss the smile most of all.
    baby sister Sharon Raye Anthony

  • carl a armey

    What a wonderful Father and friend. My Dad taught me so many things. We have so many memories . I will miss you Pops. You are loved.

  • Eric Armey.

    Not sure of the right words to say but because of who you were I don’t need them. Everyone knew you and what you were about. I love you old man.