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


Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Lois Edith Backstrom, 90, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away at her home on Thursday December 12, 2019, the home in which she was born. She was born on April 6, 1929 to John and Mary (Petersen) Anderson.  She was raised and attended schools in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the […]

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

James “Jim” Alvin Williams, age 72, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019.  He was born February 9, 1947 in Escalon, California to James Andrew Williams and Opal Elaine Thompson. He served in the US Navy from February, 1964 to January, 1968, stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, Washington, and on the USS […]

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Bllie Jean Shuler, 74 years old and a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington. Billie was born on December 31, 1944 in Anacortes, Washington and was raised by her step-father John Sidney Evans and mother, Ima-Jean Evans of Burlington Washington.  She was preceded in death by […]

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Larry Elden Lintz, 78, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 14, 2019. Larry was born in Bellingham, Washington on March 6, 1941 to Harry and Gertrude Lintz.  When he was three, Harry passed away in a logging accident.  Gertrude later married Bruce Rothenbuhler, who raised Larry as […]

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Colleen Lucille Harker, 69, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at home on Monday, December 9, 2019. Colleen was born on February 17, 1950 in Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of James & Grace (Knuth) Draper.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1968. For many years […]

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Jeannie Carlson Clay died peacefully at her home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington on December 5, 2019. Jeannie was born May 5, 1933 in Edmonds, Washington.  She was much loved by her family and friends. If you were to ask Jeannie what her greatest accomplishment in life would be, she would say her children.  Jeannie loved to […]

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Charles Harvey Brumbaugh, Sr., age 91, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at home in Mount Vernon.  He was born August 2, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama to W. C. and Nora (Hayes) Brumbaugh. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp. and the Navy, he enlisted at the age of 15, was a very proud […]

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Lenora Bagley, 100, a longtime resident of Sedro Woolley passed away Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.  She will be missed for her witty humor, giving heart, inspirational stories, thoughtful and interesting conversation often inspired by her adventure filled photo albums. She was born May 5th, 1919 in Laverne, Oklahoma.  At the age […]

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Lewis L. Armey, 81, a resident of Burlington, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 23, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Lewis was born on December 18, 1937 in Cando, North Dakota, the son of William Lewis & Ester (Jay) Armey.  In 1949 the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where he was raised and […]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

God’s Angel, Ethelyne Mae Hill, 94, of Fresno, CA. passed away November 19, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Ethelyne was born and raised in the Arlington, WA area, to parents, Jesse and Evelyn Wardell on May 4, 1925. Ethelyne’s surviving family members are her sons, Jesse Hill and wife Anna, and Joseph Hill and wife […]

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

George Fielden Miller 12/27/25 – 11/21/19 Three weeks ago, our family gathered around you thinking you were leaving us, but then you surprised us by getting out of bed, sitting by the fire with mom and eating an ice cream cone. You blessed us with three more special weeks and then left us quietly in […]

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Wallace Lynn ‘Swede’ Parker, 91, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Swede was born on December 1, 1927 in Laverne, Oklahoma, one of eleven children of Charles & Mina (Blue) Parker.  The family moved to Skagit County in the early 1930’s. In his mid-teens Swede […]

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Patrick John Ward, 79, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on November 14, 2019. Pat was born on October 5, 1940 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of John & Lois (Enberg) Ward.  He was raised and attended school there, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1958. […]

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

John Vernon Beitler, 88, a resident of Burlington, passed away on September 14, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. John was born on November 12, 1930 in St. John, Kansas, the son of George & Pauline (Parker) Beitler.   The family later moved to southern California then to Washington.   He attended school in Sedro-Woolley, […]

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Rowan James DeChenne, age one month, passed away at 12:58 am, November 8, 2019.  He was born October 8, 2019 in Seattle, WA to Ryan and Madison (Cruse) DeChenne.  He spent his final moments in his parents arms, was at peace, and no longer in pain. Rowan was a strong baby. He was born with the very rare condition: “Schaaf-Yang […]

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

LaDonna Mae Strinden, 90, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on November 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. LaDonna was born on July 6, 1929 in Racine, Wisconsin, the daughter of Cornelius and Myrtle (Danburg) Olson.  She was born and raised in Racine. In the early 1940’s, she and her mother moved to […]

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Violet Irene (Lyle) Fernando 1922-2019 Violet ‘Vi’ Irene Fernando, 97, the eldest elder of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, ended an adventurous and storied life on Saturday, November 9, at a Sedro-Woolley hospital. Vi was born May 27, 1922, in Rockport, the eldest daughter of Lottie Tom.  Her grandfather, Frank Tom, ran the cable ferry […]

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Mary Catherine Watts, age 76, a long time Bow resident, passed away November 10, 2019, at home. She was born to Herbert and Laura (Welty) Pilkenton on May 24, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA.  Of seven children, she is survived by her brother, Patrick Pilkenton.   On February 8, 1964, she married Wayne Watts, Sr.  Over […]

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Juanita (Jeri) Rose Martin (Knight) passed away peacefully on November 10, 2019, wrapped in the love of her devoted daughter Shari, son Steve and granddaughter Kaitlyn. Jeri was the daughter of Marion and Lula Knight. She was born in Roane, Tennessee. She had 8 brothers and sisters. She moved with her father and mother from […]

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Eugene T. ‘Tom’ Mohler, 74, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Tom was born in Sedro-Woolley on August 3, 1945, the son of Eugene & Jean Mohler. He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from SWHS with the class of 1963.  […]

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Roy Suther, 66, of Sedro-Woolley passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019, losing his brave struggle with liver disease. Entering this life on March 11, 1953 in Hoquiam, Washington, Roy was the fourth born child and only son of LeRoy O. and Ellen L. (Peterson) Suther. Roy spent the majority of his younger days in […]

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

January 1, 1925 – November 2, 2019 EmmaLee Owen, 94, of Mount Vernon, WA, passed away peacefully at her apartment in Logan Creek Retirement Community on November 2, 2019 with her niece and Hospice caretaker, Karen Coates at her side. EmmaLee was born in Lyman to Zeke and Hermie Holden and lived most of her […]

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Our Jennifer passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 49, following her battle with asthma and COPD. She was born on May 7, 1970, to Gary and Judy Richmyer of Concrete, Washington. A lifelong resident of Skagit County, Jennifer attended Concrete Elementary and High Schools and held […]

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Arthur F. Dibble, 95, a  resident of Monroe, WA, passed away on October 29, 2019 in Bellevue, WA. Art was born on March 16, 1924 in Anacortes, the son of Charles & Amelia (Fisher) Dibble. He was raised and educated in Anacortes, graduating from Anacortes High School with the class of 1942. Art then served […]

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Richard L. Taylor, 69, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on October 20, 2019, the result of an automobile accident.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday November 3, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles.  Share your memories of Richard and sign the guest register.