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


Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Richard Lee Newell, 80, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away surrounded by his children on Sunday, December 23, 2012. He was born on November 24, 1932 in Yakima, Washington the son of Ella and James Newell. Dick and his family moved to Seattle in 1935. Dick joined the Air Force in January 1951 and worked […]

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Monty Montgomery, age 68, a longtime resident of Big Lake, was united into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ, on December 22, 2012. He lived his life every day to bring honor and glory to God. Monty lived in Edmonds, WA for 49 years where he taught high school and coached several sports […]

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Ruie Franks, 73, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at her home of 41 years. She was born on September 20, 1939 in Jackson County, North Carolina, the daughter of Merritt & Eleanora Parker Melton. She came to Skagit County with her family in 1943, settling in Birdsview where she […]

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Richard Louis Jacoby, age 73, a resident of Punkin Center, passed away at his home on Tuesday,  December 18, 2012. He was born May 19, 1939 in Bellingham, Washington, to Earl Louis and Lorena Wilma (Rodenberger) Jacoby.  Richard married Linda DeMerice on September 23, 1960, in Bellingham, at Broadway Presbyterian Church. Richard had a strong […]

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Charlene Meria Cress, age 56, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away December 11, 2012 at home. She was born in Mount Vernon, December 5, 1956, to Charles Ray and Jean Lark (Coventry) Clement. Charlene will be missed, as she was a very compassionate woman, well-loved and everyone’s friend; she didn’t like making enemies. She was crazy, easy […]

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Katheryn Emma Cassal, 98, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, December 10, 2012. Katheryn was born on Wednesday, March 18, 1914 in Harlem, Montana, the youngest of ten children of Charles & Alvina (Mahre) Fox. The family resided in Montana until moving to the Clear […]

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Ada Pauline Harkness, a former Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Seattle. Pauline was born on Sunday, November 4, 1923 in Riverside, New Mexico, the daughter of James & Ada (Ball) Eldridge. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Harold Harkness. She is survived by her daughters, […]

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Kyoko Rhodes, 74, passed away on December 3, 2012. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan on November 28, 1938 to Keiichi and Tomoe Nakamura. She is survived by her loving husband, John Rhodes and her children, Lisa and Robin Washburn, Wanda Buss, Webb and Lecia Kelley, and her six grandchildren, Kelley, Tim, Jason, Alex, Brandon, […]

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Greg Alan Werden passed away at the age of 52 on Sunday December 2, 2012, at his residence in Sedro-Woolley, WA. He was born to Herbert and Joan (Sutherland) Werden on July 17th, 1960, in Upland, CA, the fifth of eight children. He was raised in Fontana, CA, and graduated from Fontana High School in […]

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Wilma Jean Mihelich, age 87, a former longtime resident of Enumclaw, WA, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Life Care Center of Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, WA. She was born January 17, 1925 in Kapowsin, Washington to Peter and Marie (Long) Erickson. Wilma grew up at Lake Kapowsin and graduated from Kapowsin […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Steven Richard Howell, 66, entered this world on June 19, 1946 – appropriate, as summer was one of his favorite times, with any good weather giving a chance to be on his boat. With Andrea and her daughter, Elizabeth, at his bedside, he passed away peacefully on November 27, 2012 – also appropriate, as it […]

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Bernice Duvall Stendal, 98, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at The Bridge assisted living facility in Mount Vernon, Washington. She was born on November 13, 1914 at McMurray, Washington, the daughter of Robert H. & Christine (Anderson) Pottage. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from […]

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Patrick Joseph Loftus, Jr., age 74, passed away November 21, 2012, at Mira Vista Care Center, Mount Vernon. He was born August 26, 1938 in Exeter, PA to immigrant parents Patrick J. Loftus, Sr. and Mary Bridget “Molly” (O’Boyle), both from Co. Mayo, Ireland. As a child, he belonged to Boy Scouts of America, leading […]

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Monica Maria Abernathy, age 34, passed away Nov. 20, 2012 at UCSF hospital in San Francisco, CA. She was born Oct. 5, 1978 in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Monica graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1996, and spent two years at Skagit Valley College. Monica loved being a mother and spending time with her family. She enjoyed […]

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Dale Wesley Gardner, 44, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA. He was born on June 12, 1968 in Glendale, Arizona to Glen and Connie (Goodson) Gardner. He grew up in Concrete and lived in Crowsfoot when he was young, and was better known […]

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Charles D. “Charlie” Fender, 74, a resident of Mount Vernon, Washington, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Skagit Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie was born on April 22, 1938 in Hoxie, Arkansas, the son of Charles & Notra (Long) Fender. The family later moved to Duncanville, Texas where he was […]

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Michael J. Jackson, 90, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on November 8, 2012 of natural causes. He was born on June 11, 1922 in Sedro-Woolley to Bernard and Mary Jane (Jennie) Jackson. He attended S.W.H.S. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Bernard, and Charles Jackson, and a sister, Mary […]

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Shawn was Born Feb. 13, 1961 at Matthews General Hospital in Burlington, WA to Bruce F. Miller and Cherie J. Miller (Van Sickle) and went to be with her heavenly father November 8, 2012. When Shawn was born she was greeted by a sister Susan and a brother Greg. Shawn spent a large portion of […]

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

George “Shane” Henson, age 43, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012. He was born on August 19, 1969 in Sedro-Woolley, WA to George and Vesta (Rishor) Henson. Shane was a lifelong resident of Skagit County and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High school where he played varsity tennis. He owned and operated his company, Henson Construction […]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Rebecca Jane “Becky” Taylor, 76, a longtime resident of the Rockport community, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Northwest Hospital in Seattle, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 6, 1936 in Trade, Tennessee, the daughter of Phillip & Frances (Stanton) Wilson. She resided in Tennessee until the early […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012

On October 29, 2012, William Henry Holtcamp passed on to begin his next chapter at the age of 90. He was born on the family homestead in Sedro Woolley Nov. 2, 1921 to Minda and William Holtcamp Sr. where he grew up helping to clear the land and develop the dairy farm that operated until […]

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Sharon Fay Prignano, 67, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  She was born on May 10, 1945 in Seattle. She was the daughter of Howard & Fay (Olsen) Melsen.  Sharon was raised and attended school in the Mount Lake Terrace area of Seattle.  Over […]

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Jerry Lee McAdow Jr., 65, passed away from illness on October 21, 2012. Jerry “Lee” was born in Burlington, WA, February 12, 1947. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Skagit County, attending school in Sedro Woolley. He worked at Art’s Auto Wrecking most of his adult life becoming owner in 2011 after the passing of […]

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Kristen passed away following surgery on October 20, 2012 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and now is in a place where we believe there is no pain and suffering. Kristen was born in Rockford, Illinois on December 17, 1968. She spent her childhood in Illinois, and in the Redmond/Renton/Bellevue areas. Although Kristen struggled with […]

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Leonard “Len” Verrill Simpson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Born August 26 1932, to Marguerite and John Simpson, Len grew up in Sunnyside, Washington with 11 brothers and sisters. Len met and fell in love with his bride of 61 years, Lorraine, while visiting his brother’s in-laws. The two married November 3, […]