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


Friday, November 9th, 2018

Glen Arthur McMurry, 70, of Sedro-Woolley passed away Monday, November 5, 2018.  Glen was born December 24, 1947 to Neil and Hannah McMurry in Bellingham, WA. He graduated from Bellingham High School and obtained a degree from Skagit Valley College in Forestry.  He resided in Skagit Valley for many years where he built himself a […]

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Brenda Sue Obertacz, 63, a lifelong resident of the Skagit Valley, passed away at her home in Burlington on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Brenda was born in Sedro-Woolley on November 6, 1954, the daughter of Dale & Lucille Lovett.   She was raised and attended grade school in Clear Lake and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School […]

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Eloise Marith (Ingman) Stendal passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26, 2018.  She was born in Mount Vernon, WA on February 9, 1929, the only daughter of John C. and Ethel Marith Ingman.  Her parents and her three brothers, Ken, Win, and Dave Ingman are deceased. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1946, […]

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

On October 12, 2018, 94 year old Lela Alice Shomshak left this earth dressed in mauve and sparkles to be in the loving arms of Jesus.  Many of us referred to her as Grandma, even her own children.  Grandma was born on May 5, 1924, to John Francis and Flora Bell (Myers) Petty, in Chanute, […]

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Muriel Minnie (Metcalf) Young, 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at her home in Sedro-Woolley, WA. She was born on May 6, 1922 in Molson, WA the daughter of Norman and Mabel (Dunlap) Finsen. Muriel attended Sedro-Woolley school district where she made many lifelong friends. She continued to remain friends with even […]

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Sherry Hassler (born Sheryll Lynn Adams), 72, of La Conner, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Sherry was born on May 26, 1946 to Harley and Vaughan Adams in San Jose, California. Preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband Lennie Hassler in 2010, Sherry is survived by her brother Craig Adams of […]

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

James P. ‘Jim’ Campbell, 84, a longtime upper Skagit Valley resident, passed away on October 24, 2018 in Burlington, WA. Jim was born on February 7, 1934 in Cashmere, WA, the son of Pete & Cecelia (Baker) Campbell.  He was raised in the Darrington area until his family moved to Concrete where he attended school, […]

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Sandra ‘Sandi’ Jo (Dellinger) Castano, 52, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4:20 AM. Sandi was born in Sedro-Woolley on August 5, 1966, the second daughter of Daniel and Mary Jo (Parker) Dellinger.  She was born on her sister, Sheila’s first birthday; they […]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

David Chapman, 66, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA. He was born down South in Marietta, Georgia, where they are known, nationwide, for their bible thumping ways.  He was not kidding when he said at his family reunions, everywhere you turned there was a Pastor or Reverend. […]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The world got a little darker when the light of Douglass Brown, 63, extinguished peacefully early the morning of October 16, 2018 after a yearlong battle with Al Amyloidosis. Doug was born September 26, 1955 in Anacortes, WA and graduated from Anacortes High School in 1973. He joined the Pipefitters Local Union 265 (now known […]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Ruth “Ruthie” E. Kermen, age 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at her home in Mount Vernon on October 8, 2018, after a two year courageous battle with breast cancer. Ruth had such a strong and positive attitude throughout her cancer including when it had metastasized to her brain and she had […]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

And now it’s our turn to grieve.   Our feisty and tough, sassy and kind, determined and hard-headed, funny, sarcastic, and precious mom has passed into the arms of Jesus. No more pain. No more suffering. No more loss. She is with my little brother, my dad and all those who went before her. She […]

Monday, October 15th, 2018

George C. Russell, 78, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away in Burlington, WA on October 10, 2018. George was born in North Carolina on April 8, 1940, the son of J. Robert & Treva (Teague) Russell.  In the late 1940’s the family moved to Washington when George was a child, first residing in the […]

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Georgina ‘Tina’ KingGeorge, 73, a resident of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Everett. Tina was born on October 16, 1944 in Malott, Washington, one of thirteen children of George and Alice (Edwards) Williams. Tina was raised and attained her education in Auburn, WA.  After […]

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Clarence C. ‘Pinky’ Cummings, 95, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on October 5, 2018 at Ashley Gardens in Mount Vernon, WA. Pinky was born on October 19, 1922 in Newcastle, Wyoming, the youngest of seven boys to Chris & Pearl (Elliott) Cummings. (His only sister died in infancy).  The family moved to Skagit […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Ronald E. Paul, 77, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at his home on October 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. Ron was born on August 28, 1941 in San Bernardino, California the son of Horace & Aileen Paul.  He was raised and attained his education there. In 1963 Ron enlisted into the U.S. Air […]

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Dorothy Loulla Kirkendall, of Longview, WA, died in her sleep on Saturday September 1, 2018 from Alzheimer’s.  She just turned 97. She was born August 29, 1921 in Day Creek, WA to Elisha and Katie (Parrish) Morgan. She had five older brothers, Clifford, Herbert, Robert, Carl, and Ralph.  A sister Eunice was born in 1924. […]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Grace Katherine Draper, 84, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at Homeplace in Burlington on September 14, 2018. Grace was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 11, 1934, the daughter of Lindsay & Hannah (Suiter) Knuth.  She was raised and attained her education in Sedro-Woolley.  In 1949, she was united in marriage to James Draper in […]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Donald Marvill Thorndike, age 77, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Tuesday September 18, 2018 at his home in Acme, WA. He was born May 11, 1941 in Brockton, MA to Herbert Cahoon Thorndike and Stella Marvill Thorndike. A new job for his father resulted in a move for the family from Masschusetts to […]

Monday, September 17th, 2018

On September 12, 2018, David Blaine ‘Deacon’ Bilbery, 75, of Marblemount, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home with loved ones close by after a long battle of multiple medical issues.  He is once again reunited with his beloved wife of 51 years, Verene. Deacon was born in Seattle, Washington to Margaret and William Jack […]

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Sarah Louise Randall, 57, of Burlington, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  She was born December 23, 1960, in Lakewood, CA, the daughter of Joseph and Camille (Mottet) Beason. Sarah spent her younger years in Garden Grove, CA. She was the eldest of four siblings, and […]

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Donald Rowe Armstrong, 57, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed into eternal sleep on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Seattle Washington, after a very long battle with Liver Disease. He was born on June 19, 1961 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the son of John, Sr. and Nellie (Self) Armstrong. As a young man Don worked in shake […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

JB Ensley, 77, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. JB was born on March 26, 1941 in Sylva, North Carolina; he was one of ten children of Luther & Mary Jane (Queen) Ensley. He was raised in Sylva until the mid-1940’s […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Helen Doris Dashel, age 96, passed into the arms of God on September 5, 2018.  She was born on August 7, 1922 in Aberdeen, SD, the daughter of John William and Jessie Fern (Fox) McDonald. As a farm girl in Barnard, SD, Doris lived through the Dust Bowl, survived tornadoes, read by kerosene lamps in […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018

June Dorcas (Black) Riggles, 96, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 8, 2018. She was born at her parents’ home in Hamilton, WA on June 1, 1922. She was the youngest daughter of Pearley and Myrtle (Reuting) Black. She was raised and attended school in Burlington and Hamilton, graduating from […]