Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
360-855-1288
www.LemleyChapel.com

Memorials

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Wayne Edson, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019.  He was born on May 2, 1965 in Bellingham, WA.  He was raised in the Skagit Valley by his parents, Roger and Judy Edson.  Wayne graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1983. Wayne was a big figure in sprint car racing, locally and nationally. […]

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Donald Ray Rudd, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Bellingham, WA the son of Walter and Alma (Hillard) Rudd. Don graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1953. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served 20 years. He exited […]

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Alvin Michael “Al” Strutzel, 94, a resident of La Conner, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Life Care Center, Mount Vernon, WA.  He was born November 6, 1924 in Monitor, WA, the son of Rudolph and Wilma (Warren) Strutzel. Al’s family were early settlers in the Monitor area, having arrived in 1902.  […]

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Vera Mae Weaver, age 93, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at home in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.  She was born November 18, 1925 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Fletcher and Martha Mae (Pitcher) Riggs. She was a great singer and teacher! Vera Mae is survived by her husband, David; three sons, David Charles and his wife, […]

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Donald Ray Rudd, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born on September 9, 1934 in Bellingham, WA the son of Walter and Alma (Hillard) Rudd. Don graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1953. He joined the Air Force in 1954 and served 20 years. He exited […]

Friday, May 10th, 2019

  Steven Edwin Adams, 45, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley, WA.  He was born on June 23, 1973 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Edwin and Arbie Evadean (Melton) Adams. Steve graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1991.  Steve worked as a boat builder, then a welder.  When he was younger, […]

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Jerdie Renee Curry Boome, 45, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away on May 3, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital after a long battle with lung cancer. Jerdie was born in Sedro-Woolley on January 20, 1974 the daughter of Fred & Clara ‘Sue’  (Morgan) Curry and there was raised and attended school. Jerdie spent her entire […]

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Riley Charles Conard, age 31, passed away due to an auto accident on April 25, 2019.  He was born January 13, 1988 to Gordon and Kathy (Krieger) Conard in Sedro-Woolley. Riley loved nothing more than to spend time with his family, whether it be riding quads at Caskey with his wife and kids, driving around […]

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Sylvia Elaine Giddings, age 100, a resident of the Country Meadow Village community in Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on April 26, 2019. Sylvia was born on July 3, 1918 in Durham, Kansas, the daughter of Adam & Leah (Meyer) Miller.  She was raised in Kansas until the family moved […]

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Michael “Mick” Thomas Howell was born on September 30th, 1932, in Spokane Washington to Icem and Mary (Kelly) Howell. He joined his brothers Harold (Bud), Lawrence, and sister Thelma at the family home. Dad was raised in the Garland neighborhood of Spokane until he was five years old, when his mom died from complications from […]

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Bonnie May Wondolski, 99, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away April 26, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Bonnie was born on July 30, 1919 in Culdesac, Idaho the daughter of William & Nora (Coffland) Smith. When she was born she was placed in the family oven to keep warm.   She was raised […]

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident Virginia Engen died in her sleep of natural causes on Saturday, April 27, 2019. She was 79. Born in Tacoma in 1939, Virginia was the oldest child of Carl and Anita Olson. At a young age, she moved to Sedro-Woolley with her father and two sisters. He raised them along with a […]

Friday, April 26th, 2019

John Homer Ward, a lifetime Sedro-Woolley resident, died Friday April 26, 2019 at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, Washington. He was 90 years old. Born on March 30, 1929 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, the son of Arthur and Lois (McKee) Ward, John attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating with honors as salutatorian in the class of 1947. […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Local musician, teacher, activist, and humanitarian, Jerry Sommerseth, passed away April 23, 2019 after a long illness. He was 83 years of age. He taught in the Sedro-Woolley School District for many years, as well as teaching private music in the county.  Additionally, Jerry’s deep commitment to social justice and environmental causes endeared him to […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Ruby Rae Buchanan, 88, a longtime Clear Lake community resident, passed away on April 21, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Ruby was born on March 17, 1931 in Black Springs, Arkansas, the oldest of six children of Raymond & Ruby Jewel (Cook) Willis.  As a young girl her family moved to Washington, […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Steven Wayne Curbow, 67, passed away at his home in Hamilton on April 18, 2019.  He was born March 12, 1952 at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane Washington. Steve worked for Jim’s Hauling (Draper Valley) from 1976 until he retired in 2016.  He enjoyed watching the Seahawks and NASCAR. Steve is survived by his […]

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Melvin Gibbs, age 83, passed away on April 7, 2019 after battling cancer.  He was born August 13, 1935 to James and Frankie (Creasman) Gibbs in Sylva, North Carolina. Melvin served in the Army for 21 years.  He completed time in Germany after WWII, served two terms in Vietnam and two terms in Korea, retiring […]

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ Torgerson, Jr., 66, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Tom was born on July 4, 1952 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Esther (Holmquist) and Thomas Torgerson, Sr.  Tom was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of […]

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Pauline Marie (Polly) Patterson Born January 9, 1931 – Died April 7, 2019 Polly was born in Port Angeles, Washington to L.R. (Spud) and Lenore Hartman.  They moved to Everett when mom was four, where she lived for most of the rest of her life.  Mom attended Washington Elementary (now Washington Oakes) for one year, […]

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Hazel Ellen Huff, 85, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident passed away unexpectedly in her home, that was loved by all, on April 7, 2019. Hazel was born in Sedro-Woolley on March 8, 1934 to Forest and Clela (Gillis) Terwillegar.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley. Everyone knows that Hazel was given a set of […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019

William ‘Bill’ Howard Higgins, age 82, of Concrete, passed away April 8, 2019.  He was born July 26, 1936 in Lake City, Iowa, to Richard and Mary (Cole) Higgins. Bill served in the U. S. Air Force.  He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a logger all over the state of Washington for […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Jim (James Edward) Miller It is with great sadness that we share that our much loved brother, family member, and friend, Jim Miller, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at his home in Sedro-Woolley. He was 54. Those who knew Jim will know what a kind soul he was. He will be greatly […]

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 […]