Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Margaret E. Pilkenton Memorial
Margaret E. Pilkenton Memorial

Margaret E. Pilkenton

Margaret E. Pilkenton

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Margaret E. Pilkenton, 74, a longtime resident of Bow, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Margaret or Maggie to her friends and family was born on May 24, 1943 to Edley and Barbara Steen in Los Angeles, California.  She was married to Donald Pilkenton on May 12, 1979

Maggie in her life worked in retail, the most recent jobs being at the Jackpot Gas Station on Memorial Highway, Fred Meyers, and lastly at the Ivar’s in the Cascade Mall where she had many loyal customers who would not go to open cashiers but wait in line for her.  She was an avid reader consuming at least a book a week, she was also an avid watcher of television programming she always watched the Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Whose Line is it Any Ways?, NCIS, Americas Funniest Home Videos, most shows on HGTV, Police/Detective shows, and her mainstay Golf.  She loved to do different types of puzzles especially crosswords. She recently started enjoying those coloring books geared towards adults.  She loved to feed the birds and squirrels, and watch them play with each other and to tease the local cats around her favorite tree a hemlock in front of her house.  It is around this hemlock that her ashes will be scattered with her extended family with her one last time.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Spencer, of Port Orford, Oregon; her son, Donald Pilkenton, Jr. of Bow; brother, Ron Swan of Oregon; granddaughter, Christina Vandenbrock (Johnathan) of Midwest City, Oklahoma; grandson, Erik Sousa of Midwest City, Oklahoma; great granddaughters, Antonia and Isabella Vandenbrock of Midwest City, Oklahoma and numerous nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edley and Barbara; and her husband Donald Pilkenton. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Maggie and sign the online guest register.


  • Heather Pilkenton

    Aunt Maggie was a spitfire of a woman. She was witty and clever. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. We will miss her dearly. Rest in peace Aunt Maggie, love you always.

  • Kim young

    So sorry about Maggie worked with her at Fred Meyer’s. I really enjoyed her friend ship.

  • T. M.

    Please accept my sincere condolences. May God’s promise of the resurrection give you comfort and hope. (Acts 24:15)