Lemley Chapel
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Mildred Kitchen Memorial
Mildred Kitchen Memorial

Mildred Kitchen

Mildred Kitchen

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Mildred Irene Kitchen, beloved wife, mother, and granny passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital surrounded by her family.

Mildred was born December 15, 1943 in Brevard, North Carolina to Paul and Stella Orr.  She married the love of her life, Columbus Hubert Kitchen, on January 29, 1966 in Pickens, South Carolina.  They spent their first two years of marriage in North Carolina until moving to Lyman, WA in February of 1968.  Mildred was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Mildred’s passion was her family.  She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren every chance she could whether it was camping at Leader Lake, hunting up Eight Mile Creek, or making trips to the grocery store and going out for lunch.  She could always be found reading a book, putting together a puzzle, or playing cards.  She loved a good cup of coffee and watching her shows with her baby Minnie.  Mildred was a strong, kind, and compassionate women who will be dearly missed.

Mildred is survived by her sons, Wayne (Debra) Kitchen, Mark (Kimi) Kitchen; daughters, Debbie Hall, Tammy Cimoch, Elisha (Donnie) Lewis, and Melissa Turcott; “Granny” is also survived by her 17 grandchildren, Robby (Noemi) Stratton, Andrew (Lisa Kazen-Hudley), Josh Kitchen, Dan (Sophie) Kitchen, Jesika (Adam) Martin, Ryein (Sonny) Taylor, Klaye (Nicole) Kitchen, Kent Kitchen, Dyanna Marshall (Austin Long), Trent (Whitney) Kitchen, Jayme (Michael) Armstrong, Riley Holstine (Dylan Wake), Ethan Lewis (Emmalee Weide), Corey Lewis, Markki Ashe (Daniel O’Shea), Layne Ashe (Becky Azure), and Oren Athearn; her 24 great-grandchildren, her friends, and her loyal companion Minnie.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Columbus Kitchen and their dog Chrissy; her son, Tony Kitchen; her son in law, Steve Hall; both parents and three of her sisters.

A Memorial Service was held at the Concrete Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Monday, February 24, 2020 with Elder Matt Hayes officiating.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro Woolley.  Share your memories of Mildred and sign the online guest register.


  • Sandra Parkman

    I will miss you Aunt Mildred. I remember you all coming to visit us in North Carolina when I was a kid. I thought it was so cool that I had family way out in the west! You were always so kind and loving. I find comfort when I read John 5:28, 29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” I know there is this promise from God. I hope to see you again when God brings you back. I love you and all the family.

  • Jean klingel

    Our family will forever be indebted to Mildred for her loving care of our family. Her love and compassion will never be forgotten.