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

Nellie L. Kennedy

Nellie L. Kennedy

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Nellie L. Kennedy, 84, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Nellie was born on November 1, 1932 in Stevenson, Washington, the daughter of John & Bessie (Ashe) Young.  She was raised and attained her education in Stevenson, graduating from Stevenson High School in 1951.

On June 20, 1952 Nellie was united in marriage to E.F. ‘Bud’ Kennedy and they made their home in Portland, OR until settling in Sedro-Woolley in 1955, where they raised their family.  Nellie worked in the food service industry for 21 years, 7 years each for United General Hospital, Skagit Golf & Country Club and finally at Job Corps at Northern State Hospital.  After her retirement, she and Bud spent several years fishing, for fun and profit.  She also enjoyed reading whenever possible, but family always came first.

Nellie is survived by her daughter, Candy Kennedy and son, Jim Kennedy (Judi) of Sedro-Woolley and step-son, Mike Kennedy (Barb) of Albany, OR; 3 grandchildren, Garrett and Richard Kennedy and Kathy Smolinski; sister, Edith Herzog of Portland, OR and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud; 4 brothers, Robert, Jim, George & John Young and 2 sisters, Betty Mansur and Emily Young.

No services will be held at this time.  Memorials in honor of Nellie are suggested to the American Cancer Society.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Share memories of Nellie and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.


  • Shirley M Nelson (Young)

    I was proud to be Nellie Kennedy’s sister-in-law for 18 years. She had an open and free spirit. I am saddened that the Young family now has only one sibling of the original eight children of Tillman and Bessie Young left to help us remember all the grand times we shared through the years. My thoughts and prayers go to Candy and Jim in the passing of their mother.