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


Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

James Leroy Evans, age 77, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born April 14, 1940 to Howard and Loretta (Cope) Evans in Sedro-Woolley. Dad enjoyed spending time outdoors, logging and hunting with Dan Tovrea. He was active in IBEW local 191 […]

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Nena Rosalie Ortiz, 49 a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 in a car accident in Burlington, WA. She was born on June 27, 1968 to Mariano S. Ortiz, Sr. and Patricia Dela Cruz in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Nena spent most of her life as a homemaker. She enjoyed drawing and finding […]

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Our “Mister Wonderful” Robert ‘Bob’ Ryan passed away on December 13, 2017. He was born September 6, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska. At the age of 18, he joined the Army. He had two tours in Germany and one in North Korea. Bob took up sport parachute jumping while in the Army and had over 500 […]

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Douglas Lee Buchanan, 61, a resident of Birdsview, WA, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, following a brief illness. Doug was born on October 29, 1956 in Sedro Woolley, the son of Lawrence “Toby” & Ruth (Harris) Buchanan. He was born and raised in Sedro Woolley, WA, graduating from Sedro Woolley High School with […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Agnes G. Harrison, 91, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Agnes was born on June 26, 1926 in Isabel, SD, the daughter of Michael & Paulina (Preszler) Stotz. In the early 1940’s the family settled in Burlington and Agnes graduated Salutatorian from B-EHS […]

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

James LeRoy Corkill, 88, a former Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on November 20, 2017 in Port Orchard, WA. Jim was born on May 5, 1929 in Porterville, California, the son of William & Madeline (Enslin) Corkill. He was raised and attained his education in Porterville. In 1948 he enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he […]

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Patricia “Patt” Janosik Masters, age 85, passed away at home in Mount Vernon on November 30, 2017. Patt was born on June 4, 1932 to John and Cecelia (LaBuda) Janosik in Cleveland, Ohio. Patt grew up in the Youngstown and Warren areas of Ohio. Besides living in Ohio, Patt also lived in Washington, New York […]

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Margaret A. ‘Maggie’ Boston, 71, a Clear Lake community resident, passed away on November 30, 2017 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Maggie was born on July 6, 1946 in Vicksburg, MS, the daughter of Charles & Phyllis (Hunter) Boston. The family shortly thereafter moved to Clear Lake where she was raised and attended […]

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Jean Galbraith Rothenbuhler, 98, formerly of Acme, Washington, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Jean was born at home in Saxon, Washington on June 13, 1919 to Audley Anderson and Alura Spencer Galbraith, joining brother John Rhodes Galbraith. She was about 4 years old when the family moved into their new […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Ronald (Ron) Lee Rothenbuhler, passed away at the age of 74, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 after a years long battle with Prostate Cancer. Ron was born to Robert and Vera (Noice) Rothenbuhler November 2, 1943 in Bellingham, WA. He grew up in Acme, WA hiking the hills around the area or on his horse, […]

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 […]