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

Orpha Wade

Orpha Wade

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Orpha Ruth Wade, age 97, passed away September 26, 2020 at Prestige Care & Rehab., Burlington, Washington.  She was born February 15, 1923 in Clear Lake, WA, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident.  She spent many hours as a child, swimming and fishing in the nearby lake.  She attended the old Clear Lake Grade School built in 1912, and Sedro-Woolley High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Pearl Case; sister, Dorothy; husband, Lester H. Wade.

Orpha will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will be no funeral services.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clear Lake Historical Society.  Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Share your memories of Orpha and sign the online guest register.


  • Barbara Rumsey

    My condolences to Norman, Toni, and family. Orpha was a true Book of Knowledge, with a remarkable memory of long ago events and even phone numbers. Her friendship will always be cherished. She will be missed.