Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Mary “Ida” Trantham Memorial
Mary “Ida” Trantham Memorial

Mary “Ida” Trantham

Mary “Ida” Trantham

Sunday, December 25th, 2022

Mary Ida Mae ‘Ida’ Trantham, age 82, a longtime Concrete and Washington resident went to be with the lord on Christmas Day December 25, 2022.  She was born in Sylva, North Carolina on January 21, 1940, to Benjamin and Estella (Frizzell) Thompson.

Ida was proud to be the Head Cook for Concrete School District and spent over 30 years preparing food and serving love to ‘her’ students.  She was an exceptional seamstress and quilter who enjoyed gifting handmade wedding dresses and quilts to family and friends.  On most days you could find her in her backyard amongst her flowers or in her vegetable garden, growing and preserving food, as she always had room for one more at her table.  Selfless and giving with a heart of gold, her presence will be dearly missed by so many.

Ida Mae is survived by her daughter, Innavee Hooper; sons, James Trantham (Anna), David Trantham (Anne-Marie); grandchildren, Ashley Anderson (Jon), Michael Trantham, Whitney Snell, Anthony Trantham (Constance), Emilie Obertacz (Mark), Wesley Snell (Shondra); great-grandchildren, Coven Anderson, Avalynn Anderson, Gunner Obertacz, Ariyah Trantham, and two more great grandchildren on the way as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and her two very much loved cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O’Dell; son, Ed Trantham; her parents and was the last living sibling in her family.

Ida Mae will be laid to rest with O’dell at Forest Park Cemetery, Concrete, WA.

We will be holding a Celebration of Life for Ida and O’dell Trantham on March 18, 2023, at 3:00pm; join us at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles Club at 1000 Metcalf St., Sedro Woolley, WA.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the National Alzheimer’s Association.  Share your memories of Ida Mae and sign the online guest register.


  • Sheri Flores

    I will never forget when my aunt Ida made my oldest daughter Savanna a stuffed animal bunny. she still has it to this day. she was 2 1/2 at the time we visited. she is now 19yrs old. and she still talks about picking grapes off the vines in their backyard with uncle O’Dell. We will miss them dearly. I wish my youngest daughter Sierra could of meant them both.

  • Carolyn Parris

    Sorry about your family’s loss of Ida. We came by to visit when traveling out west one trip She fixed us wonderful meal and we visited all afternoon and went up into the Cascades. Praying for all

  • The Bergs

    Ida and Marilyn Berg worked for many years together in Conrete schools’ kitchens..Marilyn’s kids and grandkids were Ida’s…Ida’s kind and loving heart will forever remain with us in our memories of their friendship and in Ida asking ..”How’s that Larse?..how’s Leah?…How’s my Margo?..Mark keeping busy?”Her comments told it like it was!!I marveled at her talents and her loving spirit!!Our prayers for Dave and entire family for this special lady we’ll always remember.

  • Julia Jennings

    Ida always greeted me, with a huge smile, no matter how many years had passed, since I saw her! She always had biscuts to feed me. They were so good! Watching her do the tar heel stomp, was so much fun! It was truly a blessing to know her! Thank you for all the love you shared with me Ida!