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


Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Vernon Dennis Hanson, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Skagit Valley Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley following a broken hip. He came into this world on November 15, 1929, delivered at home by his ‘grand aunt’, in a Swedish Community, Hoogdal, Sedro-Woolley, WA. He attended Sedro-Woolley High School where he was […]

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Lowell E. ‘Gene’ Joy, 84, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away at his home in Mount Vernon on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Gene was born on September 18, 1933 in Atkinson, NE, the son of Luther & Edna (Day) Joy.  As a young boy Gene’s family eventually settled in Birdsview and he attended school […]

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Betty Jane Turner, 97, of Concrete, Washington, finished her life journey here on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, and began a new eternal journey in the Presence of her Savior Jesus Christ, for which she has expressed a longing for some years. Betty was born on February 26, 1921, in Oakland, California, to David Carl Joslin […]

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Archie Berton (Bert Wiechman) Koenig, 75, of Alger (Sedro-Woolley), passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Archie (Bert) was born in Yakima, WA on October 30, 1942 to Elta Phillips and Fred Raymond Koenig of South Dakota. He was married to Diane (Jerns) Koenig of Alger for 57 years. Bert was an Automotive Machinist most […]

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Billie Louise (MacLellan) Hanna, age 88, a lifelong resident of the Skagit Valley, passed away May 20, 2018. She was born May 16, 1930 in Hamilton to Thomas and Minnie (Swafford) MacLellan. Billie enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Samish Grange, and was proud to have worked until she was 83. Billie is survived […]

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Dean Dennis Ramsey, age 80, passed away May 17, 2018 at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was born April 17, 1938 in Parkview, New Mexico to T. J. and Olus Ramsey. He lived in Espanola, New Mexico and attended McCurdy Christian Schools. Dean was involved in plays, music, track, became an Eagle Scout and […]

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Roland ‘Roy’ Alvin Leishman, 94, went to be with his Lord, Friday, May 18, 2018. Roy was born to Alvin and Hilda Leishman in Spokane, WA on July 22, 1923, and grew up in Marysville, WA. He was married to Marian Hoffman on September 19, 1942. At age nine, Roy took over a paper route […]

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Penny Jo (McDonald) Ireland, 65, daughter of Robert & Doris McDonald, was born in Mt. Vernon, WA on December 20, 1952. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School while growing up in Clearlake, WA, lived there most of her life. Safe to say, she’s a true Laker girl! Penny Jo married Robert Ireland on June 11, […]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Paul Jay, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Mount Vernon. He was born on January 15, 1926 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Walerian and Bernice (Broislawa Wroblewska) Jakubowski. He married Sonia Maria Houde on September 15, 1949, in Springfield, MA. He worked in construction as a Heavy Equipment Operator in […]

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Janet Joyce Barrie Mahaffie, 102, was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James H. Barrie. She was born in Walla Walla, Washington on February 18, 1916. She left on her final journey April 26, 2018. She attended Central Washington College where she received her teaching certificate. She later received her B. A. degree from Western […]

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Rachael Lynn Frizzell Rosenbalm, 36, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Mesa, AZ, with her family and friends by her side. She was born January 23, 1982 in Sedro-Woolley, WA, the daughter of Rick and Lori Frizzell. Rachael attended school in Sedro-Woolley, WA and after obtaining her degree in 1999, she worked for Jackson […]

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Patricia LouAnn Galbraith passed away peacefully March 23, 2018. She was born to Dwight and Alice Williams on May 4, 1927. She was one of two children. Patricia was raised in and around Everson, Washington graduating from Nooksack Valley High School in 1945. She married Vernon Galbraith in 1946, the love of her life, for […]

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

George E. McRae was born May 7, 1932, on his grandparents homestead west of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, the son of Skagit County pioneers, George A. and Jessie (McKee) McRae. He passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Sedro-Woolley. George attended McRae Grade School, Central Grade School and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School as valedictorian of […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Thomas G. Morris, 60, of Mount Vernon passed away peacefully on Thursday April 5, 2018. Tom was born on December 12, 1957 to Thomas and Novello Morris in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was married to Debbie Cargile on July 25, 1980. Tom was the youngest of three and the only boy. He graduated from Mount […]

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Margaret Lucille ‘Nanny’ Williams, 84, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away at Peace Health St. Joseph Hospital on Friday, April 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 22, 1933 in Ellijay, N.C. the daughter of Robert and Treva Russell. Margaret and her family moved and settled in Sedro-Woolley in […]

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Jonah Conrad Claybo, 77, of Birdsview, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Sedro-Woolley. Conrad was born on August 31, 1940 to Grady Claybo, Sr. and Maud (Pressley) Claybo in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He married the love of his life, Lucille Wilkins on December 4, 1960. Conrad was raised in Cullowhee, NC until he […]

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Mark William Lemieux, who many know as Mario, 57, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away April 11, 2018 from his brave battle with Cancer with his wife, Lorrie and daughter, Kelli by his side. Mark was born January 5, 1961 to Joseph Donald ‘Don’ and Margaret Louise ‘Peggy’ Lemieux in Bellevue, Washington. He was married to Loretta […]

Friday, April 13th, 2018

James Earl Simmons, 87, a resident of Burlington, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.     He was preceded in death by Eldeen, his wife of 64 years, and is survived by his children: Nate, Ted, Ann, and their families.     Jim was a hardworking and friendly […]

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the Hope family announces the passing of Terry Hope after a battle with Alzheimer’s at age 71.  He passed away on March 23, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on December 13, 1946 to Eugene Hope and Mary Petersen Hope.  He was born […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Regina (Jeannie) Nordin Lyon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2018 at the home she shared with her husband of 61 years, Mark Lyon. Jeannie was born June 22, 1937, in Riverside, California, spent some of her childhood in Sunnyside, Washington, and attended high school in Mesa, Arizona, the fourth child […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

John Heerspink, Jr. 76, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on April 9, 2018 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. John was born on March 27, 1942 in Holland, the son of Dora (Klooster) and John Heerspink, Sr.  The family immigrated to Canada in the late 1940’s later moving to Washington, settling in the Lynden/Everson […]

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Maledia Della Smith, 75, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on April 9, 2018 at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley. She was born on November 1, 1942 in Asheville, North Carolina, the daughter of Denton & Cumi (Hagans) Self.   She resided in several states as her family followed work, finally settling in Sedro-Woolley.  She graduated […]

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

On May 7, 1938, the Carter family welcomed into their fold, William Gary ‘Bill’ Carter.  He was the fourth born child, but the first to survive, born to Edmund Wilfred Carter and Julia Sophie (Hovan) Carter in Hillcrest, Alberta, Canada. Bill attended school in Hillcrest and in 1952, his family moved to Marysville, British Columbia.  […]

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Jean Hill, 79, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Jean was born on October 9, 1938 in Sylva, NC one of six children of Charlie & Bertha Gibbs. Jean’s family moved to Skagit County in the early 1940’s, settling for a […]

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Bruce Douglas Brown, 58, a resident of the Shelter Bay Community near La Conner passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Bruce was born on January 25, 1960 in Albany, New York, the son of Lawrence & Margaret Edgerton Brown.  He was raised and attended school in Valley Forge, PA and then […]