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


Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Young, 89, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Chuck was born on August 25, 1926 in Call, Texas the son of William & Cordelia (Page) Young. He was raised and attended school in Pollock, Louisiana. In June of 1945 […]

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Esther Mabel (Good) Richmyer, of Birdsview, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016. She was 94. Esther was born the youngest of seven children to Arthur and Mabel (Warfield) Good, in the Day Creek area of Skagit County. She was united in marriage with (Wilfred) Vernon Richmyer on June 28, 1936, and they spent a […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

George M. Nemo, passed away on February 19, 2016 at the age of 90.  George was born in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, to Albert and Mary Nemo.  He was raised and schooled in Sedro-Woolley. George enlisted in the United States Army in 1943.  He was stationed on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Upon returning to the mainland, […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Bette Joanne Lovaas passed away peacefully on February 18, 2016 at Panorama in Lacey, Washington. She was born in Bottineau, North Dakota on March 26, 1937 to Alfred and Alta Erdman. She was the oldest of four children, one brother and two sisters.  Her father worked in U.S. Naval Shipyards so the family first lived […]

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Joan Lora Cummings, 88, a Sedro-Woolley resident for the past 67 years, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, surrounded by her family. Joan was born on October 8, 1927 in Burlington, WA, the daughter of Hurndon & Ester (Preston) Meese, and was raised and attended school in […]

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Carlene Marjorie Harrison Muhlbeier, age 85, of Bellingham, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.  Carlene was born on October 3, 1930 to Carl and Margarite Harrison of Maple Falls.   She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Willard Muhlbeier of Bellingham; daughter Barbara Muhlbeier; son Richard Muhlbeier (Joyce); daughter Sandra Muhlbeier; granddaughter Kimberly […]

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Fremont Jeffrey “Opy” Buchanan, 54, a lifelong resident of Skagit County passed away Thursday February 11, 2016 at Providence Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. To think of Jeff is to think of many things. The outdoors, family, trapshooting, fishing, golfing and hunting were just some of his favorite things. Jeff “Opy” was […]

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Cheryl A. (Cook) Hoyt, 68, passed away in her home in Mount Vernon, Washington on February 8, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends. Cheryl fought a long and brave battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Cheryl was born on November 30, 1947 in Bellingham, WA, the daughter of Frank & Achsa (Foxworthy) Cook.  She was […]

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Stanley C. Howard a lifelong resident of Skagit County passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. He was born at the old Burlington Hospital, Burlington, WA November 6, 1926.   He was raised in Lyman, WA and graduated from the old Lyman grade school in a class […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Stanley William Fox was born October 4, 1931, in Clearlake, WA, to Lyle and Dorothy B. (Hyatt) Fox.  The family, which included 3 brothers and 2 sisters, lived their formative years on an 80 acre dairy farm in Clearlake.  Daily chores and playing in the ponds and creek with his sisters catching fish and frogs […]

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Ronald “Doc” Raymond Metcalf, 75, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, January 29, 2016. He was born on December 23, 1940 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Robert Henry and Irene Marion (Marco) Metcalf.  He was raised and attended school in Lyman. On August 24, 1968 Ron married his […]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Frederick Lawrence Vochatzer, 95, passed away on February 3, 2016 in Yakima, Washington.   He was born in Kansas City, MO on April 26, 1920 to Benjamin P. and Pearl Marie Vochatzer. He was a middle child of 15 children. Fred was a Veteran of World War II. He spent the war time stationed at Dutch […]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Leonard J. Carlson, 76, a longtime Skagit County resident and businessman, passed away on January 22, 2016 in Goodyear, AZ. Leonard was born on January 24, 1939 in Mount Vernon, the son of Joe & Anna (Granberg) Carlson. He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of […]

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Kenneth Stuart Earnst (Stu) was born in Kearney, Nebraska on March 31, 1943 and died in Skagit Valley Hospital on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  He attended school in several places, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1961.  Stu served in the Army and was stationed in South Korea.  He was employed for 32 years at […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Darlene Adelle Hammond passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 89. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Montpilier, Idaho the daughter of Berle and Evaline Palmer. She married John Hammond in 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1984. They had three children, John ‘Jack’, Kay and Sandy. […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Fredrick Michael ‘Mike’ Metcalf, 66, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle. Mike was born on May 25, 1949 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Fredrick & Muriel (Finsen) Metcalf. He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Barbara Joyce Bass, age 93, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA with her family at her side. She was born on December 24, 1922 in Morrill, Nebraska to Virgil and Winnie (Parks) Corder. As an infant, she and her family moved to North Hollywood, California where […]

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Eileen Emily Louia, age 92, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at home. She was born April 4, 1923 in Burrton, Kansas to Lesley and Edith (Essig) Ansel. Eileen grew up in Kansas until she and her family moved to Whittier, California where she graduated from Whittier High School in […]

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Charles L. Jansen Jr. (“Chuck Jansen”), age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at The Terrace at Beverly Lake Memory Care facility in Everett, WA. Born April 4, 1923 to Myrle Jester and Charles L. Jansen of Chicago, IL, he grew up on Chicago’s far north side, graduated from Senn HS (lettered […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Michael Eugene Washington, Sr., 41, passed away January 19, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. He was born July 3, 1974 in Sedro-Woolley to Michael Eugene and Mary Alice (Washington) Day. Michael is survived by his mother, Mary Washington; children, Michael Washington Jr., son and Kai-Liegh Washington, daughter; sisters, Peggy Sutton and Cheri Clayton; brother in law, […]

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Darlene Adelle Hammond passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the age of 89. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Montpilier, Idaho the daughter of Berle and Evaline Palmer. She married John Hammond in 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1984. They were blessed with 3 children, John ‘Jack’, Kay […]

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Gisela Stahlschmidt Tibbets, 98, of Darrington, WA, passed away January 14, 2016 in Everett, WA. “Nell” or “Nellie,” was born to Oskar and Magdalena (Wollschlager) Stahlschmidt in Comfort, TX on September 28, 1917. At the age of 9 she moved with her mother and siblings to Live Oak, CA, where she graduated from high school […]

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Lorraine Mary Rothenbuhler, 81, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2016.  Lorraine was born on October 31, 1934 to Forrest and Dorothy (Behme) McDougle.  She married Gordon Rothenbuhler on December 22, 1951. Mrs. Rothenbuhler attended Skagit Valley College earning a degree in chemistry.  She was an industrial chemist for many years […]

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Raymond W. Eherenfieldt, 77, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2016 in Sedro-Woolley. He was born in Anacortes, Washington on July 18, 1938. Ray was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish, and hunt for deer and elk with his family. He retired in 2003 after 41 years at Weyerhaeuser Company. He was married to […]

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Dorothy King, White, Woodmansee, “Granny” 95, passed away peacefully at Creekside Retirement Home in Burlington, WA with family at her bedside.  She was born on May 28, 1920 in Bellingham, the 12th child of Frank and Gertie King.  The family moved to Burlington about 1935 and Dorothy became the “Song Leader” for BHS Tigers graduating […]