Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Margaret Ammons Memorial
Margaret Ammons Memorial

Margaret Ammons

Margaret Ammons

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Margaret “Mammaw” Ammons, age 87, passed away Friday, February 3, 2023, at Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, Washington.  She was born September 5, 1935, in Allens Creek, North Carolina, the daughter of Sam and Gladys (Mitchell) McNabb.

Margaret was a longtime resident of Hamilton.  Margaret moved to Hamilton along with her family from North Carolina when she was 13. She was united in marriage to Dennis Ammons on April 20, 1956, in Birdsview and they celebrated 52 years together. She was employed for many years at canneries in Burlington but her primary occupation was mother and caregiver to all she knew.

Margret’s pride and joy was her family. She loved her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids with all her heart. She treasured her friends, both old and new, and everyone who entered her home was greeted with the same warmth as if they were her own children. The first words any visitor heard from her were “Can I fix you something to eat?” She was happiest when her home was filled to the brim with family and friends and especially when she was holding a baby.

Margaret was an avid reader who also enjoyed word puzzles and games. She took pride in caring for her plants and animals. Dogwood trees were a favorite bloom that reminded her of good memories with her sisters. On sunny days she liked to take her cat for walks.  Margaret was an excellent cook, famous for her mac and cheese and no-bake cookies.

Margaret is survived by her five children, Mike Ammons (Sue), Doug Ammons (Laurie), Debbie Thramer (Ron), Darrell Ammons (Loretta), and Susie Brazee (Archie); six grandchildren, Brian Ammons (Krissa), David Ammons (Alyssa), Elisabeth Angell, Joseph Angell (Miracles) Sarah Ammons (James), and Mack Mani (Jordan); her great-grandchildren, Cadel, Wilder, Jackson, Daniel, Addisyn, and Isaac; her sister, Polly Buchanan (Leonard); uncle, Glen Mitchell (Rosalie); brothers in law, Jim Ammons, and Larry Smith; sister in law, Elaine Stafford; numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis; her sisters, Alice Pressely, Barbara Dills, and Ima Smith; brothers Eugene McNabb and Mack McNabb; her grandson, Matthew Ammons and great granddaughter Lillian Waldron.

A time of visitation will be available from 9:00-5:00 on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Lemley Chapel.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00, Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Curt Asher officiating.  Interment will follow at the Hamilton Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the Eagles Hall in Sedro-Woolley.

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  • Mary Nick

    I met Margaret when at Barbara and Jr’s.She was there to pick up Barbara for lunch.I always loved the way Barb lit up when she seen Margaret.I had four brothers,but she made “SISTERS” sound fun,lol.I’m just sorry I didn’t get the opportunity to get to know her alot better.She’s with the Lord,may that COMFORT US ALL.God Bless You Ammons Family.

  • Jonathan LaCount

    Margaret you will always be remembered as such a blessing to be around. Your smile was infectious. Thank you for the blessings you bestowed upon us. To the rest of the family please accept our condolences, your mother was a great person and will be cherished always.

  • Linda

    She made the best potatoes for breakfast. You always wanted to be early for breakfast to get that first batch. She will be missed by all that had the pleasure of meeting her.

  • Bette L Jenkins

    I am so sad Margaret is gone. I always loved getting to visit with her at family gatherings. Her smile, her sense of humor, her love of family and her kindness to me will be something I will always cherish.

  • Cara Springer

    Aunt Margaret has always been one of my favorite people. From the first time we met there was an instant connection. I loved her bright, beautiful smile, the laughter sparkling in her eyes, her warmth and down to earth ways and the fact that she knew perfectly well what to do with a mischievous kid like me. She loved me, and I know she did the same for many others, mischievous and otherwise. What a gift to know Aunt Margaret and have the honor of being welcomed into her beautiful life.

  • Norma Trueman

    Margaret was a wonderful lady. I have known her seems like forever. Her sister Barbara was married to my brother Jr. Margaret had such a loving spirit. She will be truly missed. She was so active in all her families lives, loving them with all her heart.
    Praying for comfort and peace to the family.

  • Barb Anderson

    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. We feel like we knew Mammaw through all we have heard about her, even though we never had the privilege of meeting her in person. Most of all, we know how much she was loved and how much she loved her family.

  • Ted Anderson

    I have known Margaret since I was fifteen, I first met her when I bought a fifty Plymouth coupe from her husband Denny. She was a wonderful, giving person
    her and her sisters Alice, Barbara always treated me like family. We all loved her, she made the world a better place. RIP from a life well lived . Prayers for the family 💓

  • veretta edson

    sorry to hear of your loss Mike. May your loving memories carry you through this time.

  • Debbie Sloan

    RIP Margaret. She was such a loving lady. I have fond memories of her 💗. She loved all of us kids. I knew her many years ago. She will be greatly missed. I know how much her kids loved her from the many posts I’ve seen over the years. I’m grateful I was lucky enough to know her. Until we meet again in the ñext life RIP with God Almighty. I 💕 you Beautiful Margaret fly with the Angels.

  • Ben Jr. Buchanan

    I am blessed to have had Aunt Margaret as my Aunt. I have wonderful memories the times I was able visit her . Love you Aunt Margaret

  • Lisa Johnson

    I am so sorry to hear this. I loved your mama loved having outings with her and Barbra. Two of the greatest ladies I knew. Hugs to all of you.

  • Matthew Anderson

    We’ll be thinking of you and your family. I know that Mammaw was loved through all the wonderful and heartfelt stories I’ve heard.

  • Gina Noble Watts

    l ĺoved your Mom! I was just talking to someone recently about what a wonderful person your mom was. Hold your many memories close to your heart!

  • Bill and Debbie Nichols

    May the love of your dear mother comfort you all as a family. She was so proud of you all. We are blessed to have known her.

  • Steve Dills

    Margaret was a great lady! There was always that great smile, always loving and caring. She will be greatly missed!