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


Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

     Mary Marie (Ellis) Manion, 91, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 10, 2019 at her home in Sedro-Woolley. Mary was born on May 26, 1927, the daughter of John & Mary (Ferguson) Ellis in the Eastern Washington community of Malaga, there she […]

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Gladys Annie ‘Maud’ Claybo (Pressley) passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Skagit Valley Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. She was born February 27, 1921 in Cullowhee, North Carolina the daughter of Charles and Nancy (Mills) Pressley. She was married to Grady Merritt Claybo Sr. on December 22, 1937. Maude was a lifetime resident […]

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Robert Theodore ‘Ted’ Burgess, 94, passed away at his home on March 7, 2019.  He was born on July 29, 1924, at Rowely Hospital, the first hospital in Mount Vernon, Washington.  His parents were Joseph and Frances Burgess.  Ted resided all 94 years in Skagit County, Washington. On October 19, 1945, he married Sybil Jean […]

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Raymond L. ‘Ray’ Allen, 80, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 6, 2019. Ray was born on October 13, 1938 in Clear Lake, WA, the son of Lee & Clara Allen.  He was raised and attended grade school there, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with […]

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Ronnie L. ‘Ron’ Dean, 72, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on March 2, 2019. Ron was born on July 31, 1946 in Sedro-Woolley, and there was raised and attended school, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1965.  In October of 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Joy Spencer. Ron worked as […]

Friday, March 1st, 2019

When the sun rose over the Cascade Mountains on February 8, 1936, the North-Easter was howling out of the Fraser Canyon and across eastern Whatcom County, William Albert Blunt was born, the fourth child of Dwight Lynn Sr. and Florence Edna Blunt.  Preceding William in birth were two sisters, Marlene Elaine and Roselene Gail, and […]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Joyce Adele Harrison passed away February 21st, 10 days after her 90th birthday. She was born in Conrad, MT, the only child of Dale & Media (Sparks) Higgins. They moved to Seattle when Joyce was a teenager & she graduated from Queen Anne HS. She met her husband Walt at a USO dance & they […]

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Travis E. Molitor, 29, of Burlington passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Travis was born May 11, 1989 to Joseph and N. Denise Molitor in Mount Vernon, Washington.  Travis graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 2007.  He served in the U. S. Army from 2007 to 2014, then went right into the Washington National Guard. […]

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez, age 57, a resident of Pennsylvania, passed away in Sedro-Woolley while visiting family and friends.  She was born June 9, 1961 in Mount Vernon, to Harold and Mildred (Washington) Mahle. Cali grew up in Burlington, attended Burlington Edison High School, and lived in Sedro-Woolley at the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.  She […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Marie (Gilbert) Fagan, 83, a former Skagit Valley resident, passed away on February 19, 2019 in Tumwater, WA. Betty was born on March 24, 1935 to Harry Floyd and Helen Marie (Ruch) Harrison in Alden, Kansas.  She was raised and attended school there, graduating from Alden High School with the class of 1953.  […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

John S. Wagner, age 83, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away February 20, 2019 at home.  He was born January 3, 1936 in Maryville, Missouri to Charles and Marie (Kissinger) Wagner. John proudly served in the U.S. Army, retiring from the Army National Guard as a Major.  He worked 38 years as a manager for Boeing, retiring […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Jerry Robert McCormack passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the age of 81 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born in Eugene, OR to Paul and Nancy Elizabeth McCormack. He was the oldest of five children. His siblings are Joanne, Janet, Joy and John. Jerry married Frances J. McDonald and they had four children, […]

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Gary James Kirkendall passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  He was born on November 15, 1995 to parents Beth Gartshore and Gary L. Kirkendall, joining two older sisters Crystal and Jessica. Gary grew up in Sedro- Woolley where he was very well known for four-wheeling and working on his bright orange Toyota. He loved […]

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Ricky Lee ‘Rick’ Woody, 59, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Rick was born in Mount Vernon on August 17, 1959, the son of Donald & Eloise ‘Sis’ Woody.  He was raised in the upper Skagit Valley and attended grade schools in […]

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

George Francis Bellos passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on February 5, 2019. George was born in Everett, WA to Edith Lyvers and Alciviadis “George” Bellos.     George was a first generation and proud American as his father immigrated here from Missologi Greece where much of his family still resides. George was a lifetime […]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Lynda Darlene Tilley, 70, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at her home. Lynda was born on March 19, 1948 in Vallejo, California and eventually moved with her family to the Midwest where she lived in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1966. After moving out to the […]

Monday, February 4th, 2019

  Wilbur “Butch” Nieshe, 96, of Birdsview, WA, passed away on Monday February 4, 2019. Butch was born on October 25, 1922 to William and Anna Nieshe in Bloomfield, Nebraska.      He enlisted into the Army on June 28, 1943, at Fort Snelling, MN. He served in Northern France and Rhineland Germany as a sharpshooter and […]

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Harry Lee Shira, 63, a resident of Concrete, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He was born on August 17, 1955 in Aberdeen, WA the son of Leo J. and Phyllis (Thatcher) Shira. He was raised in Lomita, California. Harry worked in the restaurant […]

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Don K. Hodgins, 86, a former Skagit Valley resident, passed away at his home in SeaTac, WA on January 29, 2019. Don was born on June 9, 1932 in Franklin, NC, the eldest son of Fred & Ethel Hodgins. In 1937 the family moved to Lyman where Don was raised and attended grade school.  He […]

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Bernice Elizabeth Anderson Oakes, 96, left us on Sunday, January 27, 2019 with a guardian angel to guide her way. Bernice was born in the family home in Sedro-Woolley to Mary & John Anderson on December 11, 1922, joining brothers Andy, Dick and Leonard ‘Fritz’, and sister Marjorie. Bernice, alternately known as Mom, Auntie B […]

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Ramiro G. Fernandez, 70, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on January 25, 2019 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Ramiro was born on June 17, 1948, in Alamo, Texas, the son of Humberto & Guadalupe (Guerra) Fernandez. He was raised and attended school in La Paloma, Texas until the family returned to Mexico in […]

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Dorothy Maye Latting, age 76, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at United General Hospital, Sedro-Woolley. Dorothy was born July 15, 1942 in Bryson City, North Carolina to Henry and Neoma (Ensley) Wiggins.  They moved to Skagit County at her tender age of nine. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School, […]

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Tyler Daniel Strock, 29, a resident of Sedro-Woolley passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born on December 19, 1989 in Sedro-Woolley, WA the son of Duane and Cindy (Murray) Strock. He grew up and attended school in Burlington, graduating from Burlington Edison High in 2008. Tyler loved the […]

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Eileen R. Faaberg Sorensen, 94, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on January 16, 2019 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Eileen was born on April 12, 1924 in Oso, Washington the daughter of Jack & Mary (Hill) Costa.   The family settled in the Hamilton community in the late 1920’s and there Eileen attended […]

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

AOC James David ‘JD’ Seward, Ret., age 77, a long time Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away January 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, from complications of diabetes and heart failure. ‘JD’ was born and raised in Eads, TN, enlisted in the Navy at age 17, had many adventures and a unique sense of humor. Loving […]