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


Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Rachel Lee Buben passed surrounded by loved ones in her home on May 13, 2020, at age 51, after a courageous battle against cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and teacher in her community. Rachel was born on January 12, 1969 in Bellingham, Washington to parents, Robert and Sandy Knudsen. She grew […]

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Toyne, 76, died May 12, 2020, at her home in Sedro Woolley.  She had been under hospice care for the last six months, for which the family is profoundly grateful. Peggy was born to Bliss and Genevieve Kelley (McClure) on October 21, 1943 in Lava Hot Springs, ID, and grew up with […]

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Bertha Ann Schiefelbein, 83, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away at her home surrounded by her family on May 14, 2020. She was born on August 30, 1936 in Martin, South Dakota, one of seven children of Albert & Emma (Beard) Merchen.  She was raised and attained her education in Rapid City, SD, graduating from […]

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Garvey L. Tolliver, Jr, age 89, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away May 12, 2020 at home. He was born April 24, 1931 in Boone, North Carolina to Garvey, Sr. and Ruth (Tilley) Tolliver.  He was raised in Wyco, West Virginia, a company owned coal mining town. He had many fond memories of growing up […]

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Donald Victor Klein crossed over from this life to eternal life in heaven on May 8, 2020 and is forever with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Don was born on November 5, 1938 in the Arlington, WA area, the youngest of six children of Andrew & Alice (Tanis) Klein. He was raised along with […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Audrey Christine Howell, age 73, of Burlington, passed away May 13, 2020 in Sedro-Woolley.  She was born November 3, 1946 in Park Rapids, Minnesota to John and Phyllis (Nelson) Nelson. Audrey was the youngest of three children.  She was a very kind, thoughtful and witty person who was a loving mother and a friend to […]

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Gayle Marie (McDougle) Poole, 60, passed away May 9, 2020 at Providence Hospital in Everett after complications from heart surgery. Gayle was born in Sedro-Woolley on May 24, 1959 to Edward and Agnes McDougle. Gayle lived most of her life in Sedro-Woolley where she attended high school. Gayle’s greatest joy was her grandchildren, along with […]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Kristina “Kristi” Lee Gorne, age 54, a Sedro-Woolley resident passed away May 10, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital.  She was born September 10, 1965 to LeRoy “Lee” and Karen (Smiley) Wendling in Renton, Washington. Kristi was one of the best daughters, wife, sister, aunt and grandma a family could hope to have. Her husband Mark […]

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Marty A. (Hoskinson) Wilson, age 53, passed away May 3, 2020 in Bellingham, Washington. She was born April 12, 1967 to Russell and June (Morgan) Hoskinson in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Early on, Marty showed her mischievous side, known to snitch butter from the plate when her mom wasn’t looking. As she got older, Marty developed an […]

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Kelly Michael Green, 56, a former Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on May 6, 2020 at Northwest Hospital in Seattle. Kelly was born on December 22, 1963 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Robert & Joan Green.  He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from SWHS with the class of 1983. From birth Kelly has […]

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Vivian Lukacs Thompson, 66, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away at her home on April 29, 2020 from complications of ALS, Lou Gerhig’s Disease. Vivian was born on November 1, 1953 in Mercer, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stephen & Doris (Stowe) Lukacs.  She was raised and attained her education in Mercer, graduating from Mercer […]

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

George James Theodoratus was born at the Rockcut west of Concrete, WA, on February 18, 1932 to Harry James and Ethel (House) Theodoratus.  Harry had immigrated from Sianna, Rhodes Island, Greece in 1906 with two brothers.  George along with his siblings Robert, Alice and Dorothea, all grew up in Van Horn, east of Concrete. The […]

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Millard L. Stringfield, 86, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on April 25, 2020 at the Life Care Center in Sedro-Woolley. Millard was born on June 10, 1933 in Heiskell, TN, the son of Laura & Ruth Stringfield.   He was raised and attained his education in Clinton, TN, graduating from Clinton High School in 1951. […]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Kerri Elizabeth Laird (Stump), 58, passed away on April 9, 2020, with her daughter and a sister at her side, following an extended illness and battling cancer for the second time. Kerri was born on March 28, 1962 to Dr. Fred and Betty Stump in Burlington, Washington, the third of four girls. Graduating from Burlington-Edison […]

Friday, April 17th, 2020

George Elmer Nieshe, 94, of Sedro-Woolley, WA passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital.  He was surrounded by family and friends, while taking precautions due to the virus.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.  A special thanks to Marjorie Sneed, social worker for the Skagit Valley Hospital […]

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Alma “Dorothy” Hunter, 79, a longtime Marblemount, Washington resident, passed away April 16, 2020 in Burlington, WA.  She was born on June 28, 1940 to Volley and Ethel (Hayes) Reed in Portland, Oregon. She was married to Shubert James Hunter, Sr. in March 25, 1955. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Shubert […]

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Christopher Rick (Black Jack) Tennial was born on April 10, 1990 in Sacramento, California. In 1997 his mom and 4 siblings moved to Skagit County where he has remained. Chris passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2020. Chris could be explained by his friends and family as the goofiest one in the bunch. There was […]

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Ronald Lee Spellman, age 69, a longtime resident of Lyman, passed away April 9, 2020 in Mount Vernon, Washington.  He was born on February 1, 1951 in Emporia, Kansas the son of Stewart and June (Goodell) Spellman. Ron grew up in Kansas.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. […]

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Charles W. Juntunen, 88, a longtime resident of the Clear Lake community passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Mount Vernon, WA. Chuck was born on September 24, 1931, the son of William & Dorothy (Kangas) Juntunen in Painesdale, Michigan. He started his schooling in Michigan and later when they moved to the Adirondack Mountains, he finished […]

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Michael Trent Melsby, age 49, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away April 8, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.  He was born November 3, 1970 in Sedro-Woolley, WA to Donald and Sherrill (Sevy) Melsby. Mike graduated from Sedro Woolley High School in 1989.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Western Washington University.  Mike worked as […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Alice Strohmeyer was born Alice Aranda in San Diego on June 19, 1926. She passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Mt. Vernon at age 93. Alice delighted in dancing, cooking for family, and playing games. She’d give you the shirt off her back, and loved nothing more than to make people laugh. She […]

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Dennis Richard ‘Denny’ Engberg, 75, a brief resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on March 17, 2020. Denny was born in Tacoma, WA on April 25, 1944, the son of Alexander & Margaret (Corrigan) Engberg.  He spent most of his life living in the Seattle area. He is survived by his wife, Joetta; 2 sons, Joseph […]

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Robert T. ‘Big Bob’ Johnston, 67, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at his home on April 1, 2020. Bob was born on August 27, 1952 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Robert W. ’Bud’ and Virginia M. (Byham) Johnston.  Bob was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from SWHS with the class of […]

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Russell ‘Russ’ Forrest Howry, age 72, a longtime resident of Rockport, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones at home March 30, 2020.  He was born June 29, 1947 in Shelton, Washington to Rae and Mable (Holman) Howry. Russ grew up in Shelton and Enumclaw.  He loved to travel and he loved playing […]

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Louis Earl DeMarco, 92 years old, passed away peacefully at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington Washington on March 28, 2020.  Thank you to the staff for being there not only for our Dad, but for the family also. Louis was born on December 1, 1927 in the Boston suburb of Summerville, Mass.  He […]