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


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 […]

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Ronnie L. ‘Ron’ Dean, 72, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on March 2, 2019. Ron was born on July 31, 1946 in Sedro-Woolley, and there was raised and attended school, graduating from S-WHS with the class of 1965.  In October of 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Joy Spencer. Ron worked as […]

Friday, March 1st, 2019

When the sun rose over the Cascade Mountains on February 8, 1936, the North-Easter was howling out of the Fraser Canyon and across eastern Whatcom County, William Albert Blunt was born, the fourth child of Dwight Lynn Sr. and Florence Edna Blunt.  Preceding William in birth were two sisters, Marlene Elaine and Roselene Gail, and […]

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Joyce Adele Harrison passed away February 21st, 10 days after her 90th birthday. She was born in Conrad, MT, the only child of Dale & Media (Sparks) Higgins. They moved to Seattle when Joyce was a teenager & she graduated from Queen Anne HS. She met her husband Walt at a USO dance & they […]

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Travis E. Molitor, 29, of Burlington passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Travis was born May 11, 1989 to Joseph and N. Denise Molitor in Mount Vernon, Washington.  Travis graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 2007.  He served in the U. S. Army from 2007 to 2014, then went right into the Washington National Guard. […]

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Willyne Cheri ‘Cali’ Gomez, age 57, a resident of Pennsylvania, passed away in Sedro-Woolley while visiting family and friends.  She was born June 9, 1961 in Mount Vernon, to Harold and Mildred (Washington) Mahle. Cali grew up in Burlington, attended Burlington Edison High School, and lived in Sedro-Woolley at the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.  She […]

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Marie (Gilbert) Fagan, 83, a former Skagit Valley resident, passed away on February 19, 2019 in Tumwater, WA. Betty was born on March 24, 1935 to Harry Floyd and Helen Marie (Ruch) Harrison in Alden, Kansas.  She was raised and attended school there, graduating from Alden High School with the class of 1953.  […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

John S. Wagner, age 83, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away February 20, 2019 at home.  He was born January 3, 1936 in Maryville, Missouri to Charles and Marie (Kissinger) Wagner. John proudly served in the U.S. Army, retiring from the Army National Guard as a Major.  He worked 38 years as a manager for Boeing, retiring […]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Jerry Robert McCormack passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the age of 81 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born in Eugene, OR to Paul and Nancy Elizabeth McCormack. He was the oldest of five children. His siblings are Joanne, Janet, Joy and John. Jerry married Frances J. McDonald and they had four children, […]

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Gary James Kirkendall passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  He was born on November 15, 1995 to parents Beth Gartshore and Gary L. Kirkendall, joining two older sisters Crystal and Jessica. Gary grew up in Sedro- Woolley where he was very well known for four-wheeling and working on his bright orange Toyota. He loved […]