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

Lynda Tilley

Lynda Tilley

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Lynda Darlene Tilley, 70, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at her home.

Lynda was born on March 19, 1948 in Vallejo, California and eventually moved with her family to the Midwest where she lived in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1966.

After moving out to the Pacific Northwest, Lynda married James Tilley on October 17, 1973 and they eventually made their home in Sedro-Woolley.

Lynda was known as the “flower lady” in Sedro-Woolley and was a long-time employee of the floral shop Flowers on Woodworth.  She had also worked as a Florist for Johnson’s Sedro-Woolley Floral, and Johnsons Floral in Bellingham, WA. Lynda loved helping her customers, friends, and family to create beautiful arrangements for their special occasions.  Outside of the floral shop she was an active member of her community and participated as a commissioner for the Sedro-Woolley planning commission.

When she wasn’t working in the flower shop, Lynda loved to be at home working in her yard.  She spent a lot of time tending to her flowers, taking care of her chickens, and delivering fresh eggs to those she knew.  She loved reading good books, listening to live music when she could and spending quality time with her good friends.  What brought Lynda the most joy was spending time with her puppies; Tyberius and Sienna as well as her grand dogs, Darby, Eloise, Tinker and Quinzhee.

Lynda is survived by many who love her and will miss her husband, James Tilley; her two daughters, Rachelle Tilley and Hannah Tilley and her fiancé Rick Simcock; brother, Max French; sister-in-law, Susan French; niece, Amber Samuilis and her husband Dan Samuilis; step-sisters; Janet Bennett, Teresa Maley, Patti Shafer and Carolyn Randall. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lois Maxine Thorne; step-father, Neal Thorne; father, Paul Edward French and her nephew, Justin French.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:00PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley.  A reception will follow at the Local Taproom 20 in an opportunity to share stories and celebrate the beautiful presence that Lynda brought to all of our lives. Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Pattie Johns

    Sorry to learn of Lynda’s passing. She was my dear friend for more than 35 years and I will miss her forever. She always had a beautiful smile and a kind heart. I wish I’d been able to say goodbye.

  • Jan Wood (Nixon)

    I have so many fond memories of Lynda growing up with her and her brother Max in Topeka. I am so sad to hear she has passed. Love to her family and friends in this time of sorrow.
    Cousin Jan

  • Eileen Biggerstaff

    We are so saddened to hear of Lynda’s passing. Thinking of you Jim and family.

  • Joshua Orestad

    Dear Rachel,Jim and Hannah
    I was so stunned to learn of Lynda’s passing,taken away from you guys way to early, words can’t describe how sorry I am for your loss.Truly a great woman not a bad bone in her body,always treated me like her family,I loved her for that.My deepest condolences.

  • Joe Fattizzi

    Dear Tilley Family,
    I’m deeply sorry for your loss, Linda was a sweet, sincere woman who clearly loved her family greatly. She will be missed however her spirit will live on in the lives she has touched. May she Rest in Peace.

  • Joan Wood Nicholas

    Jim, I am sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My sympathy to you and your family. May you have peace and comfort my friend.

  • Kacy Johnson

    It is with great sadness snd sorrow that we learn of Lynda’s passing. She was such a classy lady both in actions and looks. Loved working with her at the flower shop, we worked a many all-night shifts. She loved beautiful things. We will miss her. God’s love and peace be with you, Jim, and the girls.
    Our love, Kacy and June

  • Connie Comer

    Sorry to hear of Lynda’s passing. Our sympathies to the family. Cousin Connie

  • Pam Radil

    I am so saddened to read of Linda’s passing. I remember all the great times we shared, her kind and loving ways, the love of our horses and daughters we shared with giggles, tears, and the greatest of conversations. Our neighbor and friend our dear Lynda will never be forgotten. Our prayers for Jim and daughters as they mourn the loss of their wife and mother.

  • Annette Evanson

    Lynda, you will be greatly missed by so many!! You are leaving behind so many great memories with me…..rodeos, camping with our horse friends in Yakima for years in a row with our kids, the fair with kids and their 4H horses, trail rides at Harry O’s with the kids …….. and so many more!! Love you! Happy Trails , Nettie

  • Marty&Dianne

    Our beautiful wonderful friend Lynda Tilley ❤️ Our hearts broke when we heard you passed away. We will miss you and love you forever ….. Sending prayers and love for your family as they find peace at such a sad time . Love, Marty and Dianne

  • Richard dralle

    So sorry to hear of such a grand ladies passing . My sympathies to James and family ! Tanker