Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
360-855-1288
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Memorials

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Local musician, teacher, activist, and humanitarian, Jerry Sommerseth, passed away April 23, 2019 after a long illness. He was 83 years of age. He taught in the Sedro-Woolley School District for many years, as well as teaching private music in the county.  Additionally, Jerry’s deep commitment to social justice and environmental causes endeared him to […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Ruby Rae Buchanan, 88, a longtime Clear Lake community resident, passed away on April 21, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Ruby was born on March 17, 1931 in Black Springs, Arkansas, the oldest of six children of Raymond & Ruby Jewel (Cook) Willis.  As a young girl her family moved to Washington, […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Steven Wayne Curbow, 67, passed away at his home in Hamilton on April 18, 2019.  He was born March 12, 1952 at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane Washington. Steve worked for Jim’s Hauling (Draper Valley) from 1976 until he retired in 2016.  He enjoyed watching the Seahawks and NASCAR. Steve is survived by his […]

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Melvin Gibbs, age 83, passed away on April 7, 2019 after battling cancer.  He was born August 13, 1935 to James and Frankie (Creasman) Gibbs in Sylva, North Carolina. Melvin served in the Army for 21 years.  He completed time in Germany after WWII, served two terms in Vietnam and two terms in Korea, retiring […]

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ Torgerson, Jr., 66, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Tom was born on July 4, 1952 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Esther (Holmquist) and Thomas Torgerson, Sr.  Tom was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of […]

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Pauline Marie (Polly) Patterson Born January 9, 1931 – Died April 7, 2019 Polly was born in Port Angeles, Washington to L.R. (Spud) and Lenore Hartman.  They moved to Everett when mom was four, where she lived for most of the rest of her life.  Mom attended Washington Elementary (now Washington Oakes) for one year, […]

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Hazel Ellen Huff, 85, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away unexpectedly in her home, that was loved by all, on April 7, 2019. Hazel was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 8, 1934 to Forest and Clela (Gillis) Terwillegar.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley. Everyone knows that Hazel was given a set of […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019

William ‘Bill’ Howard Higgins, age 82, of Concrete, passed away April 8, 2019.  He was born July 26, 1936 in Lake City, Iowa, to Richard and Mary (Cole) Higgins. Bill served in the U. S. Air Force.  He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a logger all over the state of Washington for […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Jim (James Edward) Miller It is with great sadness that we share that our much loved brother, family member, and friend, Jim Miller, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home in Sedro-Woolley. He was 54. Those who knew Jim will know what a kind soul he was. He will be greatly […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Joanne Marie Heslop, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. She was born on January 2, 1945 the daughter of James and Sofia (Doetz) Kryda in Chicago, Illinois. Joanne is survived by her husband, John Heslop; daughter, Denise Hughes (Michael); grandchildren, Christopher Lutze, Justin and Jessica Hughes, Alek Zepeda, and […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

June Queen, 69, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Coupeville, Washington. June was born on November 7, 1949 in Waynesville, NC the daughter of Pastor Chester & Marie (King) Mitchell. In 1961 the Mitchell family moved to Hamilton where June attended grade school and she graduated from Sedro-Woolley […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Vicki Jo Cooper, 69, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away on April 3, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Everett. Vicki was born on January 3, 1950 in Port Angeles, WA, the daughter of Alfred & JoAnn (Olson) Messersmith.  She was raised and attended school in several communities on the Olympic Peninsula. In 1972 Vicki […]

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Jan Franklin Young, 73, a resident of the Shelter Bay community in La Conner, passed away at his home on March 22, 2019. Jan was born on January 2, 1946 in Great Falls, Montana, the son of Jess & Louise (Quinlan) Young.  He was raised and attended school in Great Falls, graduating from Great Falls […]

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Jerry Ashley passed away March 24, 2019 at the age 76 in Sedro-Woolley. He was born to Poley Ashley and Barbara Kidd Ashley in Walled Lake, Michigan. He married Karen Dawson Ashley and they had two children, Carrie and Jason Ashley who grew up in Clear Lake. He had two grandchildren, Mercadi Mejia and Marshall […]

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Carol Ann Anthony, 56, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away March 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Born in the Skagit Valley on November 15, 1962 to Richard and Sharon (Armey) Anthony, she was raised in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from SWHS in 1981 where she’d been  active as a cheerleader. Carol also […]

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Judith St. John passed away March 15, 2019 at home surrounded by family in Mount Vernon, Washington. She was born November 28, 1939 to Harold and Flora Rector in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1958. While playing tennis with a friend from high school, she had a chance encounter with the […]

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Gregory John Postma, 55, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, after fighting diabetes most of his life. He was born on October 10, 1963 in Bellflower, CA, the son of John and Betty Postma. The family moved to Sedro-Woolley, WA the following year. Greg attended Mount Vernon Christian School and Lynden Christian High School. […]

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Burrell James Cook, 79, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on March 19, 2019. Burrell was born in Darrington, WA on October 20, 1939, the son of Eula & Letha (Hoxit) Cook.   The family later moved to Skagit County and Burrell attended school in Hamilton and Sedro-Woolley. […]

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

William Patrick O’Malley, 83, a resident of Clear Lake, WA, passed away on March 20, 2019. Join his family Saturday March 23, 2019 shortly after 1pm for a time of gathering and sharing memories of Bill at their home. 11396 Morford Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Hays Gray Huey, our beloved husband and father, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in Burlington, Washington. Hays was born in Amagon, Arkansas, September 8, 1933, to Adolfus ‘AD’ and Maude Jane (Carter) Huey.  He was the youngest of eleven children, nine boys and two girls. Hays and Geraldine “Geri” Cash were married August 31, […]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Dorothy Elba Embery, age 92, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Auburn, Washington.  She was born July 20, 1926 in Pipestone, Minnesota to Walter and Susan (Walker) Boelter. Dorothy attended school in California, graduating San Diego High School in 1944.  She worked as a bookkeeper in banking.  She and Ken Embery were married in […]

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 […]