Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Melvyn Gene Loehr, Jr. Memorial
Melvyn Gene Loehr, Jr. Memorial

Melvyn Gene Loehr, Jr.

Melvyn Gene Loehr, Jr.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Melvyn Gene Loehr, Jr., 53, of Skagit Valley, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 due to a hit and run accident in the Big Lake area.

Gene was a good man, with a kind heart and a loving soul.  Gene was a son, brother, father and friend to many.

He was born on April 28, 1968 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington to Norma (Bruns) Johnson and Melvyn Loehr, Sr.  He grew up in the Sedro-Woolley area, where he has made many friends.  He also worked in many different establishments over the years here in the Skagit Valley area as a cook.

Gene loved to fish on the Skagit River for salmon and talk with whomever he met along the way.  However, his pride and joy in life was his son, Kyle Loehr, who he would speak about often.

He is survived by his son, Kyle Loehr of Sedro-Woolley, WA; his father, Melvyn Gene Loehr, Sr. of Mt. Vernon, WA; brothers, John Loehr and his wife Jennifer of Sedro-Woolley, WA, Rick Self of Sedro-Woolley, WA, Kevin Self of Sedro-Woolley, WA, Kenny Self and his wife Michelle of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Julie Bacus and her husband Wayne of Sedro-Woolley, WA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his grandma and grandpa Loehr, grandma and grandpa Bruns; his mother, Norma (Burns) Johnson; stepfather, Albert Johnson; sister, Joann Thompson, nephew, Joey Self; and aunt, Sandra Loehr.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00, Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Gene will be greatly missed by many.  Share your memories of Gene and sign the online guest register.


  • Jason H. Self

    Melvyn was a big hearted guy I am a Janitor at Skagit County and he sat with me many times on my lunch break, just to have someone to talk to the night before his tragic death.. I got to visit with him… if I had only known this would be our last visit… it would’ve been a deeper and more valued conversation… Melvyn you are missed and I am glad to know that you were friends with some of my relatives… God bless you brother rest in the loving arms of God✝️

  • Shaw

    Melvyn was a wonderful presence at the office and would often times come by to say hello and catch up with friends over coffee. He had a remarkable ability to help people feel heard, understood and cared for. His boisterous mood and empathy will live on through his family and friends. Thank you Melvyn for your friendship.