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


Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Betty Ann May Louck lived for 97 beautiful years. On the sun-filled afternoon of August 25, 2015, in Sedro Woolley, Washington, surrounded by her loving family, she passed peacefully into her Savior’s arms. Betty, better known as “Honey” by her parents and brothers, was born on August 07, 1918 in Blackfoot, Idaho to parents George […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Randolph (Randy) Ellis Buchanan, age 65, was born May 2, 1950 to parents Ellis & Ruby Buchanan.  He passed away peacefully August 20, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Randy was raised in Clear Lake, WA and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1969. He married Linda Waite in 1969 and they shared […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Myrna Rae “Jo” Loop, 76, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Jo was born on June 4, 1939 in Burlington, the daughter of Raenold & Laura (King) Gundersen.  She was raised in Burlington, graduating from Burlington-Edison High School with the class of 1957 where she was treasurer and very active […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Albert H. Warkentin, age 91, passed away on August 22, 2015. He was born on March 24, 1924 in Meade, Kansas, the son of Henry & Sarah (Zielke) Warkentin. While working as a free-range ranch hand, he met Bettie Lou Hamm, his wife of 65 years. They were married on August 24, 1948 in Hooker, […]

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Frances J. McCormack, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015. She was born on May 4, 1941 to Glen and Lyla McDonald in Forrest Grove, Oregon. Frances was a Homemaker. She married Jerry R. McCormack and together they had four children, Glenn, Sean, Heather and Megen. Throughout the years she was involved in […]

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Shirley Ann Bates, 73, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away August 6, 2015 at the Cross Creek Adult Family Home. Shirley was born on June 27, 1942 in Ellensburg, WA the third of four daughters to Eddie and Lydia (Rickensrud) Vergin. At an early age she moved to the upper Samish Valley of Skagit County […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Kim Doyle Manke and his beloved dog Jake left this world together at their home in Clear Lake, WA. Kim was born October 5, 1957 in Atlantic, Iowa to Lawrence J. and Patricia Ann (Turner) Manke. Most of Kim’s life was spent in Washington but he always referred to Atlantic […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Dan Windish, 85, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Dan was born on October 28, 1929 in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Walter & Irene (Isaacson) Windish. He was raised in the Big Lake area, where he attended grade school, then attended Sedro-Woolley High School. On April 9, […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Jack E. Taylor, 91, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Jack was born on April 16, 1924 in Rockport, WA, the son of Edward & Mamie (Clark) Taylor. He was raised and attended school in Marblemount. As a young man he left school, working […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Barbara Lloyd, 83, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Barbara was born May 10, 1932, in Oakville, WA, to Howard and Ida (Joyce) Wheeler. She met and married Stewart Gordon Lloyd on December 8, 1951. They were married for 63 years until Stewart’s passing on January 31, 2015. Barbara and Stewart […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Our sweet mother passed away August 3, 2015 in Sedro-Woolley from complications of Dementia. Catherine Regina McCord, known as Jean to her family and friends, was born on the family farm in Adna, WA to John Henry and Eva Catherine (Schaaf) McCord on November 28, 1926. She was the baby of the family of seven […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Josephine Myers, age 78, of Burlington, passed away August 3, 2015, in Seattle Washington. She was born January 4, 1937, in Rockport to Fredrick and Lottie (Tom) Wilson. Josephine was an Upper Skagit Indian Tribal member. She worked with the Indian Health Board for many years, first as an outreach worker, later as a telephone […]

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Larry Wangen, age 73, a resident of Edmonds, WA since 1997, passed away Monday July 27, 2015 at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was born October 3, 1941 in New Rockford, North Dakota to Obert and Violet (Pfeiffer) Wangen. Larry grew up in North Dakota and at age 13, he and his […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

William Norton Cole was literally a man of steel. Born and raised his entire life in Sedro Woolley, he outlived all nine of his siblings and survived past doctor’s odds to the age of 90. Heart disease was a hereditary condition that he continued to fight against for most of his life by staying physically […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Sunrise May 19, 1976 Sunset July 26, 2015 Angela Lee “Ang” Smallwood, 39, of the Upper Skagit Reservation went to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Angela was a loving mother and loved her children dearly. She loved fishing the banks of the Skagit River, loved cedar tipping and she loved the […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Kathryn Elizabeth Strom, age 97, a lifelong resident of Seattle, passed away July 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.  Kathryn was born on January 18, 1918 in Seattle to George and Catherine (Yeager) Weglin.  She was a graduate of West Seattle High School class of 1936. Kathryn met her future husband, Harry Strom (of […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Matthew Martin Larson, 65, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 20, 1950 in Seattle, the son of John & Myrtle Larson.  He was raised in Newhalem. Matthew was a very private person but he told great stories of his […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Ruby Jewell Willis, 101, passed away on July 18, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley. She was born on June 7, 1914 in Board Camp, Arkansas, the eldest of nine children of Ode & Belle (Robbins) Cook.  She grew up in the Black Springs, AR picking cotton and caring for her younger […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Johnny Ray Sanders, born March 12, 1978 in Mount Vernon, WA died unexpectedly July 18, 2015 at age 37.  John, also known as Johnboy, traveled residences between Alaska and Skagit County. Started out rambunctious and never slowed down, he had a very kind heart and unique sense of humor.  He had a love for art, […]

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Terry Russell, 90, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, peacefully passed away on July 16, 2015, at Skagit Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. Terry was born in a Burlington hospital on February 19, 1925, the son of Carl & Etta (Warfield) Russell. He was raised in Birdsview and attended grade school in Hamilton, later moving to […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Edith Nancy Gilstrap, 73, was born on March 21, 1942 in Kalispell, Montana to Irene and Robert Turman. She was the oldest of what would ultimately be 9 total children. When Edie was young, her mom and dad divorced and she went to live with her mother for a short time. When she was around […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Earl Will, 82, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 13, 2015 at United General Hospital. He was born on November 20, 1932 in Wishek, ND, the son of William & Amelia (Koth) Will. Earl was full blooded German, only speaking German until he was 13 when the family moved to Richey, Montana. Earl […]

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dorris Lucille Claybo, 72, of Birdsview, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015 after a complication of Heart Surgery.  Lucy was born on October 8, 1942 to Walter & Thelma Wilkins in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She was married to Conrad Claybo on December 4, 1960. Lucy was our “Yellow Rose of Texas”.  Although born & […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Barbara Kloes Robinson, 84, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. She was born on January 31, 1931 in Neenah, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold & Veronica (Foster) Kloes.   As a child the family moved to Skagit County settling in Clear Lake where she attended grade school, […]

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Pauline O. Green, age 88, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at Skagit Valley Hospital.  She was born May 14, 1927 to John “Wes” and Evelyn (McDonald) Porter in Mount Vernon, Washington. Pauline was employed as the credit manager at Weisfield Jewelry in Mount Vernon, Puget Sound Scaling Bureau in Ketchikan and the Little Store […]