Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Matthew “Matt” Washington Memorial
Matthew “Matt” Washington Memorial

Matthew “Matt” Washington

Matthew “Matt” Washington

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Matthew “Matt” James Washington, age 38, passed away January 22, 2022, at Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, Washington.  He was born August 9, 1983, in Mount Vernon to William “Dean” and LeAnne (Drivstuen) Washington.

Matthew worked as a commercial fisherman and crabber.  Anyone who worked with Matthew knew him to be a hard worker who you could count on to get the job done.  Matthew enjoyed spending time with his children, nieces, family and friends.  Matthew had a heart of gold, the brightest smile and most contagious laugh, but most of all, he was so good to the people he loved.  Matthew was most proud of his children, and to have the last name “Washington.”

Matt is survived by his children, Skylar, Jaidyn, Emma, Matthew Jr., Zachary and Sophia Washington; mother, LeAnne Washington; siblings, Bradley and Angela Washington, Jesse McIntyre and Ashley Washington and her partner, Aaron Chan; nieces, Starla Zierman, Ava and Ella Washington, nephews, Braden, Conner and Bentley Washington; aunts and uncles, Sharol and Jay Maier, Debra, Leanne and Bryan Washington, Jim and Lisa Stansberry, Joey and Jerry Seidler; numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, William “Dean” Washington; sister, Taylor Washington; both grandfathers, William Martin Washington and Richard Drivstuen; aunts, Nicole Washington and Vickie Drivstuen; cousin, Troy Boggs.

A Funeral Service will be held at Noon, Friday, January 28, 2022, at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, Pastor Bruce Shellhammer presiding.  A time of visitation will be available from 10:00 to 5:00, Thursday at Lemley Chapel.  Share your memories of Matt and sign the online guest register.



  • George walsh

    So sad….I loved matt like the little bro.I never had.
    .Lots of fond memories..He made me laugh when I really needed to.Love you guys.

  • LaShara Sutton (Mary Washingtons Granddaughter)

    Matt I don’t even have the words. I feel all these emotions. I just hope that you know what I’m thinking and how I felt. The relationship that we built was no is important and special to me. You made sure I knew you were my cousin and you filled that big cousin role well. I will miss everything about you but I will cherish the time we did have. When we meet again prepare yourself cause I’m gonna have so much to tell you I’m gonna never shut up. I live you Matt.

  • David Schwabland

    Your one of akind and irreplaceable My Brother. Until we meet again. RIP I love you MATTWITCH!!!

  • Desiree Bright

    Awe rest in paradise Matt♥️🤲🏼♥️ youre with the best of the best now. Sending my love and prayers to the family🙌🏼

  • Evelyn Agostinelli

    With sympathy and love to all of you on the loss of Matt.
    May Peace be with you,
    Evelyn Agostinelli

  • Ashley Washington

    My Big Brother, My partner my friend, You we’re basically a Father to all my girls, always there no matter what, to laugh to love to pick me up when I was down, at every birthday every school event or soccer game every surgery everything! I didn’t realize how much you did for me until you were gone. You were the best brother and Uncle, father and Son anyone of us could have ever asked for especially me you really took care of your little sis and you did a great job. I have always admired that you could always get back up when you were down. You never gave up trying never ever and you had a lot of struggles but you never stopped working on yourself. You always encouraged me to be the best version of myself, encouraged me to set goals, to see them out, told me how smart and strong you thought I was even when I didn’t believe in myself and I love you for that. I promise to keep setting myself up for success, I promise to look after your children and show them our love, I promise to never stop working on myself just like you did. Love you forever and always my dear brother

  • Christy Rogers

    You will be greatly missed Matt! Your big heart and even bigger smile! I was blessed to have known you brother! Rest In Peace Much Love & Respect 🙏