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


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Faye Marcella Cooper, 80, a former Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on November 18, 2017 in Seattle after a brief illness. Faye was born to Louis and Esther Cooper on August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up in Burbank, CA and graduated from John Burroughs High School. In 1956 she married James Varner; […]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Willard Muhlbeier, age 91, of Bellingham, passed away at home on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Willard was born on November 7, 1926 to Andrew and Ida Muhlbeier, in Bowdon, North Dakota. Andrew and Ida moved their family of six children to Sedro-Woolley in the 1930’s, where they resided on Ferry Street in the home that […]

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Rollin (Rollie) Vance Potter, 75, of Concrete, WA passed away on Tuesday, October 31st at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley after suffering from a stroke. Rollie is preceded in death by his wife, Judy, who passed away in their home September 30th, 2017, and his parents, Clarence Leo Potter and Alida Karine Potter. […]

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Michael Dwaine ‘Mike’ Lowe, 69, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Mike was born on January 18, 1948 in Lincoln Nebraska, the son of Dwaine & Lois (Ellyson) Lowe. In 1957 the family moved to Burlington where Mike attended school. He attended B-EHS […]

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Faye M. Self, 87, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away at her home in Sedro-Woolley on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Faye was born on April 7, 1930 in Rominger, North Carolina, the daughter of Windsor & Sarah Hicks. She was raised and attained her education in Rominger. On January 18, 1947 she was united […]

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Reba Moore, age 87, a resident of the Hillsview Apartments since 1993, passed away on November 11, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital. She was born on February 26, 1930 to Ralph “Stogie” and Nancy (Earley) Parker in Sylva, North Carolina. In 1942 she moved to the Skagit Valley and on January 6, 1947 she and […]

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Dennis Robert Duffy, 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Concrete, Washington on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was formerly a resident of Everett, WA. Dennis was born on July 24, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa to Robert and Agnes (Lawler) Duffy. He graduated from Washington State University and was an avid Cougars fan. […]

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Clarissa Marie Handy, 90, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, went to be with Jesus on November 3, 2017, while at home surrounded by her family, following a short illness. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Thedford, Nebraska, the daughter of William & Clara (Herbaugh) Pells.   She was raised and attended school in Nebraska until […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Kaye M. Taylor, 77, a resident of Mount Vernon, WA, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on November 1, 2017. Kaye was born on February 13, 1940 in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lester & Darlene (Polglaze) Buckwalter.  She was raised and attained her education in Beloit, graduating from high school with […]

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Donald St. John was born May 14, 1931 and died October 24, 2017 at home. He was surrounded by family and passed of natural causes. His family spent his last days laughing, crying and recanting his life. Donald is survived by Judith, his wife of 58 years; daughter, Debbie Caldwell (husband Loi); son, Jon St. […]

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Gary Lee Vlcko, 78, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on October 16, 2017 at HomePlace in Burlington. Gary was born on February 7, 1939 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Steven & Genevieve (Josifek) Vlcko.  He was raised and attained his education in Cedar Rapids. In 1957 Gary enlisted into the U.S. Air […]

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Judith Kay Potter, 72, of Concrete, WA, went to be with the Lord on September 30, 2017.  Judy is survived by devoted husband, Rollin Potter of Concrete, WA; daughter, Carol Marie (Frank) Otto; grandson, Michael Otto of St. Jose IL; siblings, Dee Ann Overton of  Wichita, KS, Dee Byron Blakey, Jr. of Wichita, KS, Susan […]

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Barbara E. Dow, 83, a lifelong Skagit County resident, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon. Barbara was born on April 13, 1934 in Bellingham, the only child of Hubert & Ruth (Mayfield) Evans.  She was raised and attended school in Burlington, graduating from B-EHS with […]

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Sebastiano (Sabby) Paternostro August 17, 1930 – September 24, 2017      Born in Mount Morris, NY to Cosimina and Biaggio Paternostro, Sabby was the 6th of 8 children.     He graduated in 1949 from Lincoln High School in Los Angeles and entered the Army soon after, serving in the 304th Signal Battalion in Korea until […]

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

William “Bill” Francis Kummerle, age 81, a longtime Everett resident, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, October 5, 2017. He was born April 5, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to William and Della (Miller) Kummerle.  Bill enlisted in the USAF and served stateside during the Korean War.  It was during his time at Paine Field that […]

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Bill Ray Williams, 75, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2017 at the University of Washington Medical Center from complications of leukemia.     Bill was born on September 6, 1942 in Everson, WA, the 5th of 7 children to Robert and Lugene (Pritchett) Williams.    Bill graduated from Nooksack Valley High School […]

Friday, September 29th, 2017

David Bryce, age 76, a resident of Marysville, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born May 1, 1941 in Summerlee, West Virginia to David and Mary (Taylor) Bryce. David was a longtime resident of Snohomish County. He operated Bryce Boot & Shoe in Sedro-Woolley for many years. He also worked for the […]

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Lowery “Wayne” Shuler, age 85, a long time Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on September 28, 2017, surrounded by his family. Wayne was born on October 21, 1931 to William and Sudie (Wyatt) Shuler in Waynesville, NC. As a young boy his family moved to Washington. Wayne married the love of his life, Lorna Breedlove, in […]

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Tootsie Clark, a true Angel of The North, passed away peacefully in her home at Marblemount, Washington on Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born Madrene E. Buller on February 15, 1922 in Marblemount, at the foothills of Cow Heaven, the last of six children of Richard & Ethel (Rector) Buller, and her life story […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

William Avery Stiles Jr., age 93, of Sedro-Woolley passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  William, affectionately known as Papa Bill, was born and raised in Sedro-Woolley where he grew up with his parents, one older brother and four sisters.   Bill graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1942, […]

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Richard Arthur Goodhew, 73, a resident of Burlington passed away at his home on Saturday, September 16, 2017. He was born on April 10, 1944 in Medford, Oregon the son of Lawrence Henry and Vivian Aleta (Harn) Goodhew. He just so happen to be the biggest baby born in Oregon up to that date at […]

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Alisha Michelle Canales-McGuire “Punky” passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the age of 24 years old. She was born October 29, 1992 in Mount Vernon, WA to Manuel and Michelle Canales. She lived in Birdsview with her husband Bradley. Alisha and Brad had just been married in July of […]

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Sue E. Rankin-Goss, 64, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer. Sue was born March 11, 1953 to Nick and Virginia Rankin in Bellingham, WA. She was married to Randy Goss on February 29, 1980. She was avid fan of Mariners baseball, college football, and the Seattle […]

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Phyllis Jean Reynolds, 74, of Concrete passed away on September 21, 2017 in Mount Vernon, WA after her second battle with cancer. Phyllis was born to Wendell “Jack” & Bernice Johnson on February 1, 1943 in Crossnore, NC. The family relocated to Rockport, WA when Phyllis was still young and she attended and graduated from […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Myrtle N. ‘Tom’ (Tingley) O’Brien, 93, a lifelong Skagit County resident, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Creekside Retirement Community in Burlington. Myrtle was born on September 12, 1923 in Marblemount, one of nine children of Leonard & Mollie (Burleson) Buchanan.  She was raised in the Rockport area and attended school in […]