Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Lila “Lorraine” Waynick Memorial
Lila “Lorraine” Waynick Memorial

Lila “Lorraine” Waynick

Lila “Lorraine” Waynick

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Lila “Lorraine” Waynick, age 88, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away August 5, 2020.  She was born January 16, 1932 in Seattle, Washington to Lyle and Regina (Moses) Hunter.

She lived with her grandparents in Neah Bay from birth to 13 and then was taken to live with her grandparents in Marblemount where she attended school in Concrete and then Chemawa Indian High School in Oregon.  As an adult she attended different Pentecostal Churches in the area and was very strong in her faith.  She had a huge heart and always wanted to help anyone who needed help and give what she could.  She didn’t want much for herself and didn’t expect anything in return; she was just so happy to help where it was needed.  She enjoyed making ceramics and donating to various functions usually at the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.  She also liked crocheting, painting, basket weaving and general arts and crafts.

Lorraine was a stay at home mom when her husband died 51 years ago in a fishing accident in Georgia, so she moved with her young children to Sedro-Woolley and lived for a short while with her mother, Regina Dallaire and step father, Phillipe Dallaire.  She was a hard worker and started out working at Roozengaade for a short time, Burton’s Nursing Home in Burlington and the Parks Department in Sedro-Woolley.  She then settled with the Department of Social and Health Services and worked many years for them.  She enjoyed that job as it allowed her to work with young children and help the case workers as well as helping with senior citizens.  She retired from DSHS and made some very good friends with her co-workers that she stayed in touch with regularly for lunch.  She was a council member for a number of years at the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe and also became the head cook for the seniors’ luncheons.

Lorraine is survived by her four children, Richard and wife, Valerie Snapps, Brenda Waynick and husband, Don Rajcich, Terence Waynick and Regina Waynick; grandchildren, Olivia and Natalie Rajcich; siblings, Shubert, Reggie, Arnie and Babe; aunt Annabelle; sister-in-law, Joanne Street; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse Bruce Waynick; daughter, Lila Ann Waynick and special friends Sadie and Sis of Neah Bay.

A Graveside Inurnment Service will be held at 2:00, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Harry Moses Indian Cemetery, Marblemount, WA, with Pastor Dan Dohner, of the Living Waters Faith Center, Marysville, WA presiding.  Face masks are required as well as social distancing.  Share your memories of Lorraine and sign the online guest register.




  • Hal and Shirley Williams

    Our condolences to all the family. We were saddened to hear of Lorraine’s passing. She was a good friend to our family. My mother, Marge Voth always spoke so highly of Lorraine. She purchased many of her ceramic keepsakes. I have two pieces she did for me and value them even more now. She was a hardworking lady with a smile on her face always. I enjoyed seeing and visiting with her at the Tribal luncheons. She was a good cook! We will miss her…..a good lady!

  • Annie Nersten

    I would just like to send my condolences to your entire family. Lorraine was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed talking with her. She was a sweet and caring woman and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and Prayers to all at this difficult time. Please dont hesitate to call if I can help you in any way.

    Take Care,

  • Lainie Lacey

    Beautiful lady, warm and loving in every way. A treasured friend who gifted me one of her ceramic coffee mugs, with the Upper Skagit logo and my name on it, when I left my job with the tribe. I still have and cherisit after 36 years. Her cooking and the senior lunches are smong my most treasured memories. Terrence and Gina, there are no words that can comfort you right now, so please know you and your brother and sister are in my thoughts.

  • Michael Nieshe

    One of the kindest hearted people I have ever known. Lorraine kindly invited you into her home and always made you feel welcome. She took full interest of those around her. You never left hungry and always had a good conversation. Heaven is rejoicing!