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

Michele Renae Dellinger

Michele Renae Dellinger

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Michele Renae Dellinger, 57, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Snohomish.

Michele was born on June 5, 1959 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Chuck & Patty Cruse.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1977.

Soon after Michele started and raised her family.  As time allowed she began working in the seafood deli at Food Pavilion, then as a phlebotomist with Lab Corp, she worked in day care and finally in her true calling as a care provider. She assisted many families as an in home care giver helping with loved ones for many years.

When time allowed she enjoyed watching movies, being with her grandchildren or her pets or checking in with family and friends just to see how they were doing and to say hi. She loved people and it was her passion help or to brighten someone’s day.

Michele is survived by her children, Rachael Schaut and her husband Shawn, Raina Holland and her husband Troy, Riley Burke and his companion Becky Wells and Kelly Derrick and her husband Troy; her parents, Chuck & Patty Cruse; her grandchildren, Kiarah, Olivia, Kayden, Preston, Kharis, D’Laney, Xavier and Zoie; her brother, Scott Cruse and his wife Jo, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. Memorials in honor of Michele are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Skagit County Humane Society.


  • Sharon Ellis

    I was so shocked and am so sorry for this family. I knew Michelle but briefly, but she was such a kind person. My prayers are with her family at this difficult time for them. My thoughts and prayers are with her kind and loving parents Patty and Chuck and for her brother Scott.

  • Tracee Boettger

    Michelle my dear friend… I was so shocked like many others…
    we went to school together & through a ton of the same things…. coffee online together in the mornings & calming me down about being stuck in Canada. I love you my friend I miss you everyday… Now my husband has joined you in paradise… I know the 2 of you are always with me.. i imss & love you Michelle… syotos, hoyt

  • Gail Carlson

    Chuck, Patty and Scott,
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this time of sadness. Remembering the kindness and happiness you had with Michele will help the healing process. Again, God has received another beautiful angel.

  • Tina Rexroth

    Not able to attend memorial, but will have all of you in my prayers! Michele was a ray of sunshine and will be missed! PRAYERS and HUGS to all her family and friends!

  • Keith Sayer

    Chuck, Patti and Scott, I just learned of Michele’s death, in that moment I was flooded with fond memories of the times we all share together! Please accept my deepest sympathy and please know that I share in your grief and sorrow. I am reminded of how unafraid Michele was (being seven months pregnant) when she attempted to give “Snowball” an injection in the cold at night. God Bless each of you! It is my greatest hope that I see you all again.
    Keith Sayer

  • Carleen Young

    Tucked away in A Special Part of My Heart,Gone but, Not Forgotten,
    Cherishing Our time Together,My Wonderful Friend,?R.I.P. You have Earned it,

  • Kris Smith

    Love you Michele…love the special memories of you, they always make me smile. Heaven has gained a lovely angel.

  • Staci Lynn Turner

    Why did I not know about your service on Friday ? I’m so sorry my friend ?. You will truly b missed and one day we will meet again until then your smile shines bright in my mind and my heart ❤ RIP SISTER IF THE ❤????

  • Tiffany Poolman

    I love you Michele and I know your with my Mama now. Till I see you again…

  • Kerri Langan

    Michele I wish we could go back and laugh every laughed we shared, I wish when I think of you, you were still just up hwy 9. I wish I would told you more often that your warm heart and your beautiful smile and how your always willing to help others were only a few of the reasons I love you. When I think of you it will never be in past hence, because you my dear Michele will always be in the here and now in my heart. So until I see you again, sleep well my dear friend.

  • Nian

    She was beautiful on the inside and out. I am sincerely sorry for her family. ❤❤❤

  • Nola Campbell

    Love you Michele, R.I.P . You will be very missed you were a Earth Angel now your in Heaven. We’ll have a reunion in heaven. Love Nola Campbell

  • Debbie Baker Rodriguez

    Oh my Beautiful friend Michele,you had a wonderful living ,caring heart and soul.you will be grateley missed R.I.P. God Bless…..

  • Crystal Johnson Burgett

    This was such a shock to me. I will miss our talks. Thank you for all the kind words and help over the last several years. You helped me when I lost my brother Scott. God bless you may you rest in peace. Lord be with her friends and family help them to understand why you needed her now.

  • Melinda

    Michele – what an adventurous soul. I remember riding horses with her and laughing the whole time. Even when rode through nettles. And having to rush back to the house. Fun times with my cousin in WA. Prayers from CA.

  • Mickie McDonald

    Michele my dear friend I have you tucked neatly in my heart. There aren’t many people who have the ability to shine as you have shined upon all of us. You have left behind something very precious for us all to hold onto..you have filled our souls with your love, for their is nothing more precious than that. I miss you

  • Tawny Parker

    I love Michele and will see her again in paradise, my heart and prayers go out to her family and friends, she’ll be dearly missed ?