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

Mary Ann Armey

Mary Ann Armey

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Mary Ann Armey, Kaax ‘aa tsu, age 80, of Sedro-Woolley passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021.  She was born June 5, 1941, in Klawock, Alaska to Albert and Eva (Dowhitt) Ketah.

Mary Ann was a loving and devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and friend to many. Those who knew her best would stop by anytime for a cup of coffee knowing the pot was always full at the Armey house. She made her home a welcoming place for all that knew her.  Most of her life she was known for having a beautiful garden and all the birds in the area knew they could count on her for a feast. Her smile and laugh will forever be with the hearts she touched in her life. She was witty, sassy, and one of the strongest women many have ever met.  Devoted sprint car fan. She had lots of friends that were like family at Skagit Speedway. I know she will be missed by her racing fan family

Mary Ann is survived by her children,  Douglas Armey, Lewis Armey, Jr, Pamela Jean Armey and Carl Armey; brother, David Ketah; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis Armey, Sr.; son, Jerry Armey; brothers, Albert Ketah, Jr., Ralph Ketah, Thurston Ketah and Herbert Ketah.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00, Monday, September 13, 2021 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, Pastor Rich Hutchins presiding.  Share your memories of Mary Ann and sign the online guest register.


  • Anita C Johnson

    I remember the first time I ever saw you, everyone was whispering,
    “Carl Armey’s Mom is here.” I saw the love in your eyes and the joy on your face as you watched him wrestle. He won and you were ecstatic. The years have passed so quickly and now I will have to wait to see you in Heaven along with other loved ones. Know that I am keeping your family in my heart and prayers, as you have moved forward into the Light.
    Anita C. Johnson

  • Kevin and Teresa(DeeDee) Grover

    Mary Ann Our Dear Friend,
    Where do we start? Teresa (DeeDee) growing up at the track and later working there when she was old enough. Kevin working with you and Lewis at Deming. When we got married you were so happy for us. Our friendship with you and Lewis grew . After we moved to North Dakota you and Lewis were always going to come and see us so Lewis and Kevin could go bird hunting. We are sad that you never got to make that trip. Mary Ann when we meet up there we will go bird hunting. The Skagit Valley, The Racing Famlies both Skagit and Deming are going to miss you. However we know Lewis will be glad to have you in his arms again.
    RIP Mary Ann, much love Kevin and DeeDee

  • Shawna Powell

    So very sorry to read about Mary Ann’s passing today. When I would see her in the grocery store, she always greeted me with a sweet smile and hello. Keeping her in my thoughts.

  • Jody Lloyd

    Maryann made me feel so welcome when she first met me. She was a wonderful and very artistic woman. I’m glad that Beth got to spend time with her before she left to be with her family. Soar high in peace Maryann….

  • Tina Mullins

    Aunt Marie. I know you are in a better place. I love your smile. You will be missed.

  • Nancy Gentry

    Mary Ann, your smile was bright. The first time I was in your home was when you gave a baby for Krystal. Your home was so neat and tidy and yard full of flowers. You delighted in small things, art and people. You are missed. Loving your grandchildren Eric Armey, his beautiful family and your Krystal Dawn Nelson and her sweet family. Your memory will live on in them.

  • Terri Knowles

    Oh Maryann you will be missed by so many. You were such a fun loving kind gentle woman. We at Skagit Speedway were blessed to have known you.
    Godspeed may you soar with the Eagles.

  • Susan Hertzog

    You will be forever missed! I will always remember your sweet smile,the way you could joke around,you were so funny. I love you.