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

Mark Windish

Mark Windish

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Mark Windish, 62, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 4, 2019.

Mark is survived by his wife Sharon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel.  Share memories of Mark and sign the online guest register.


  • Matthew Windish

    Mark and I did not talk a lot over the phone, but we would text each other almost every day about the weather and what we were having for dinner. He would give me advice on how to care for my fruit trees and the blackberry bush that seems never to grow here in California. He would ask me about work and what was going on with my family. I still have not come to accept he has passed on and I keep looking for those messages or I will catch myself reaching to text him something. I get comfort knowing he is home now with Uncle Danny, Aunt Velma, Grandma, and my dad. He would tell me all the time to keep my head down and my powder dry. Well cousin, do the same and someday I will see you on the other side.

  • Ryan Windish

    Mark was a big part of my growing up and instilling in me a love for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He taught me how to clean fish, fish for salmon on the Skagit, and shoot the big hunting rifles in a gravel pit. Not to mention climbing a tree with spurs and a rope. I’m thankful for his generosity, and that he shared with me his knowledge about fishing, hunting, and the woods. If you were with Mark there was always laughs and a great story involved. I’m so glad my kids also got to know him and we have fond memories of our visits to his place, his garden, his barrel stove, and his stories and history of the family. He will be dearly missed.

  • Berta and Craig Phillips

    Mark was an outgoing, friendly soul with a generous nature and a huge heart. We were truly blessed to have found such a wonderful neighbor. He will be dearly missed.

    Sharon you are in our constant thoughts and prayers.

  • Sheril Wiseman

    Worked with Mark at Wood’s Logging years ago and he was always happy go lucky. Loved his attitude and outlook on life! Chatted with him him a few months ago at Rite Aid and he hadn’t changed a bit, still happy go lucky with a great attitude! He will be missed! Condolences to all his family and friends😢

  • Butch Overby

    Danny, Velma and Mark were like a second family growing up at Big Lake.
    The best of times with Mark was swimming in Big Lake and riding dirt bikes where we shouldn’t have gone.
    Going to miss you buddy.

  • Ressie Windish

    Mark was a very loved nephew and always there for me if I needed help. He had a very big heart for family and friends. He was very much appreciated in all his years in the logging industry. Mark was always ready to help others. He will be greatly missed by family and friends which are many.

  • Tami

    Sharon, we are so sorry to hear about Mark.
    He was a lot of fun to wait on at bank, listening to his hunting stories, logging stories & of course, all the rest of his stories. Never a dull moment when Mark walked in, always smiling and full of laughs.
    Thinking of you, his family & all those whose lives he touched.
    Sharon, please have a shot of Whiskey for us in Mark’s memory!

    Tami & Julie
    Washington Federal, Sedro Woolley

  • Danielle Burnett

    The kids and I are so sorry to hear about Marks passing. He was a great man and fantastic neighbor/friend to our grand parents.

    Prayers being sent your way…

  • Bud Bates

    What a shock to hear this. One the best to ever come out of Big
    Lake. He will be missed by all.

  • Kenny & Eileen Robinson

    Kenny and I are sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. We remember him as always having a big smile and easy going. Prayers and condolences.

  • Dennis Farmer

    So sorry to hear of Marks passing, I have known Mark all of his life, condolences to Sharon and family.

  • Ressina Windish

    You will be missed. So many fun memories were made as kids at Big Lake with our cousins. You were called too soon dear one. You gave laughter to so many and your stories will go on. You were known and loved by many.

  • Diane K Rogers

    So sorry to hear of this. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    The Overby/Aldridge family