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

Mitchell D. ‘Mitch’ Blair

Mitchell D. ‘Mitch’ Blair

Thursday, August 8th, 2019


Mitchell D. Blair, 80, a longtime member of the Bow community, passed away on Thursday August 8, 2019.

Mitch was born on March 8, 1939 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Denzil & Jane (Visser) Blair.  He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1957.

Mitch then enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served his country until 1961. Following his discharge Mitch worked as a logger in Alaska for a while, returning to the Skagit Valley where he worked as a feed mill operator for Hansen-Petersen feed, (later becoming Cargill Animal Nutrition) for over 25 years, all while operating a 20 acre family farm where he raised beef cattle, pigs and chickens.

Mitch was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed clamming, horseback trail riding and cooking, but mostly travelling around the county to check in on and visit with friends.

In 1994 he was united in marriage to his longtime companion, Hilda Halliday, whom survives him along with his brother, Pete Blair and his wife Velda of Concrete.

A private family service was held at the Bow Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.


  • Janet Loe

    Hilda, Thinking of you in this time of sorrow. I’ve known Mitch since Grade School. We had lots of fun in the years following. I remember when he was in Alaska and I sent a funny card to him each week. His friends there teased him about his girlfriend, but I was married to Jack at the time. Sorry to hear he was at Life Care. I bet he went kicking! He will be missed. Stay strong.