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

Margaret Amanda Strickland

Margaret Amanda Strickland

Saturday, August 10th, 2002

MARGARET A. STRICKLAND passed away August 10, 2002 at her home. She was born October 16, 1904 in Millstone, Kentucky. She was married to James Floyd Strickland in 1919. Margaret moved from Kentucky, to Toledo, WA in 1926, then to Fairbanks, AK in 1935. In 1939 they moved to Chehalis, WA. They eventually lived at Mary’s Corner. In 2000, Margaret came to live in Conway, WA.
Margaret was a true pioneer. Her husband, Floyd, worked for the forest service, making a trail over Mt. Adams. Margaret was the cook and the first white woman to cross the mountain. Her adventures were endless. She was such a giving person and always had a pretty smile. She loved her garden and flowers, and loved to paint and write poetry, which was published in the Chehalis-Centralia senior-citizen paper. Her favorite passtime was crocheting doilies, slippers, and afghans, which were enjoyed by all. She was always a lady, and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Floyd. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lou Bingen and her husband Harold, their 3 children, Linda, Scott and Steve; her son James Strickland, Sr. and his wife Lisa, their 5 children, James Strickland, Jr., Shelly Johnston, Kristi Guajardo, Aubrey Naylor and Rachael Strickland; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A Graveside Inurnment service will take place at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, WA on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. Cremation and arrangements under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, WA.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, Northwest Affiliate, 4414 Woodland Park Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103-7499. You may share your thoughts and memories of Margaret by signing our on-line guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com


  • Patty Olsen

    Mandy was a very kind lady, putting up with outlandish things her Grandson Jim & my son Rick did. There’s surely a place in Heaven for Angels like Mandy.
    Please accept my sympathy. Love & prayers.