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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Nancy  Dills Memorial
Nancy  Dills Memorial

Nancy Dills

Nancy Dills

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

January 8, 1944 ~ November 29, 2020

Nancy Louise Dills passed away peacefully in her home on November 29, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 8, 1944 in Sedro Woolley, WA. She was one of three children born to Aurel and Eleanor LaCasse. Nancy attended school in Sedro-Woolley, and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1962.  After high school she went on to get her LPN from Northern State Hospital where she worked until they closed in 1973.  Nancy went on to serve as an LPN in the Sedro-Woolley community until her retirement from United General Hospital in 1992.

Nancy married John C. Dills on May 28, 1966. Together they raised 3 children. Nancy enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and spending time with her family.  If you ever had the pleasure of entering into the Dills home, you know that you instantly became a member of the family. Nancy made all she met feel welcomed with her warm heart and loving embrace.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John C Dills; brother, Tom (Nancy) LaCasse; children, John Dills, and Karen (David) Ripley; grandchildren, Ashley Handy, Savannah (Sean) Dills, Kailey Handy, Sierra Dills, Courtney Dills, Colby Dills; great-grandchildren, Luna Grandy, and Gabriella Denton.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Aurel and Eleanor LaCasse; sister, Judy Frederickson; son Rich Dills.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Share your memories of Nancy and sign the online guest register.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I ‘m free.

I’m following the path god laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found a place at the close of day.

If my parting l has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,

Ah yes, these things I too miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunrise of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.

Good friends, good times,

A loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief.

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me….

God wanted me now,

He set me free.

~Author Unknown


  • Lynn Handy

    I had the pleasure of working with Nancy at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley when I was a new nurse. There was always laughter when Nancy was around. Her potluck contributions were epic! I do miss her. Condolences to the whole family.

  • Pat and Carol Ryan

    I remember growing up with Nancy as cousins, we were in fourth grade together and she was so fun to be around. She was always so kind and she helped me through a lot of hard times throughout my life,she had a way of always saying the right things to make you feel better. She will be so missed.

  • Christy Smiley

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve.

  • Claudine/Duane Hopley

    Hop always told me when he saw you that you said to tell me Hi. Have a good journey and RIP.

  • Dana Fisher

    You are and will be missed, Nancy. The comfort to those left behind is that you’re now healthy, happy, and watching over the rest of us. Through the sadness and grief of your passing, I can’t help chuckling as I think about the ruckus you and Judy are stirring up in heaven.

  • ELIZABETH A. Felton

    I was very blessed to meet Nancy through my husband and his family. She was always so sweet, cheerful, and caring. A very remarkable woman for sure!
    I know she will be missed by many! It will never be the same to attend events without her there.
    My sincerely condolences to all of her family and friends.
    Rest in peace, my friend. Until we meet again, ALOHA.

  • Shelly lemus ( Robinson)

    Nancy always made me feel welcome in her home where I spent a lot of time as a kid hang out with Karen. My prayers are with the family and you will be missed Nancy.

  • Teresa Dethman

    What a wonderful lady, always had a smile on her face and love in her heart. May thoughts and memories comfort all of you right now during this tuff time hugs to all of you