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


Monday, July 29th, 2019

Forrest Bradley Shoemaker, age 66, a Burlington resident, passed away July 28, 2019.  He was born September 4, 1952 in Kansas. Forrest was a very independent person who loved camping, hiking, mountain climbing, generally being outdoors.  Therefore, he was blessed to work for the US Forest Service doing boundary surveys for about 40 years.  He […]

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Mona Louise (Christoferson) Kummerle, 80, a native Everett resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was born October 31, 1938 at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA, the second of Elmer and Wilma “Billie” Christoferson’s four daughters. Mona grew up in Everett, spending her childhood summers in Mission Beach. […]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Mike Mahaffie, 73, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully July 10, 2019.  He was born August 20, 1945. Mike is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lin Tan/ Esther Mahaffie; son, Matthew; several grandchildren; his ratty cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Jan Mahaffie; sister, Margo Mahaffie-Potampa. […]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Donald Earl Rayfield, 83, a longtime Clear Lake resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Donnie was born on September 25, 1935, the son of Virgil and Lona (Good) Rayfield in Clear Lake, WA.  He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Christine Johnson on October 6, 1954 and together they […]

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Marcus Phillip Hernandez (also known endearingly as ‘Chief No-Toe’), age 50, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley and member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, passed away July 4, 2019 in Thurston County. He was born April 7, 1969 to Jesse and Linnette (Moses) Hernandez in Renton, Washington. Aside from being an avid fisherman and softball player, […]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

David Michael Salfer, 40, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2019.  Born on February 10, 1979 in Redwood Falls Minnesota to Delbert and Sharon Salfer, Dave was the youngest of five children, including his twin sister Dawn Lee (Salfer). He graduated from West Valley High School in 1997 and moved to Mount Vernon, Washington in […]

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Phyllis Bernice Johnson, age 96, of Burlington, passed away June 28, 2019.  She was born December 27, 1922 in Park Rapids, Minnesota to Peter and Bertha (Olson) Nelson. In 1941, Phyllis married John Luther Lars Nelson and were married until his passing in 1954.  They had three daughters, Beverly, Valeria and Audrey.  In 1957, Phyllis […]

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Marian Lorain Harang, age 95, passed away June 28, 2019 at Silverado-Bellingham.  She was born August 25, 1923 in Sedro-Woolley to Samuel and Maude (Magnuson) Henderson. She attended Sedro-Woolley High School where she met Ola Harang.  After graduating, they both served in the US Army.  Ola was in England as a crew member on B-17 […]

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Edna Pauline Jackson, 93, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on June 28, 2019 at the Creekside Care Community in Burlington. Edna was born on May 25, 1926 in Biltmore, North Carolina, the daughter of Paul & Belle (Price) West.  The family resided in North Carolina until 1938 when they moved to Skagit County.  […]

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Shirley Eleanor Arthur, 95, passed away on June 26, 2019 in her home in Sedro-Woolley. Shirley was born on August, 21 1923 in Highland Park, Illinois to Charles and Ayleen (Fritsch) McClure. The family moved to Skagit County in 1930 settling in Sedro-Woolley. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1941. Shirley married Gilbert B. […]

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

JoLyne Mary LaChance, 56, a Sedro-Woolley resident passed away peacefully at her home on June 8, 2019 from complications of Glioblastoma brain cancer . She was born on December 8, 1962 in Minnesota. JoLyne is survived by her mother, Valerie; sister, Kim Benoit and three brothers, Bernie, Kevin and Rick LaChance. A private family Catholic […]

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Paul D. Fretz, 79, a longtime Sedro-Woolley area resident, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at United General Hospital. Paul was born on July 15, 1939 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of David & Burdella (Dodd) Fretz.  He was raised and attended school in Houston, TX. In 1956 at the age of 17, Paul […]

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Dean Miller, age 69, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away May 29, 2018.  He was a longtime public servant of Skagit County; suffering cardiac arrest at Skagit Valley Hospital.  Dean and Karen’s 47th wedding anniversary was just celebrated on May 22. Dean was born June 15, 1948 to Frank and Elsie (Line) Miller in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  […]

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Paul Alan “Al” Reed, age 76, of Acme, WA, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 7, 2019, surrounded by family.  He was born October 13, 1942 to Stanley and Evelyn (Steiger) Reed, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Al grew up in Scottsdale, AZ.  He was a multi-sport athlete and graduate of the Class of […]

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Esther Mae Blyton, age 87, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Washington. She was a longtime resident of Stevensville, Montana and spent the recent winters in Washington. Esther was born May 8, 1931 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Anton and Mary Kopecky and grew up on […]

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Rena Jean Erickson, age 55, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019, after a brave two year battle with cancer, at the caring Evergreen Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, surrounded by its beautiful flower gardens and waterfalls. She was born in King County, Washington on November 15, 1963 to Ray and Donna Rohlf.  She […]

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Mark Windish, 62, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 4, 2019. Mark is survived by his wife Sharon. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel.  Share memories of Mark and sign the online guest register.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Solomon Wallman (Sol, Solly), 65, passed away from health complications on May 27, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA. He was born on March 6, 1954 into a Hutterite Colony (Miller Dale) in Miller, South Dakota to his parents, Annie Wollman and John Waldner. After leaving the Hutterite Colony in 1977, at […]

Friday, May 31st, 2019

It is with great sadness the family of Robert Roy Taylor announces his passing on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Robert was a jack of all trades and a master of many. He worked with his dad in the rice fields until he joined the National Guard at the age […]

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Joshua Michael ‘Josh’ Oudman, 25, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2019 in Bellingham, WA. Josh was born in Sedro-Woolley on June 15, 1993, the son of Ron & Sheila (Hyatt) Oudman.  He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 2011. From […]

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Mildred Ann King, 79, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Mildred was born in Seattle, WA on July 26, 1939, the daughter of Arthur & Mildred Todd. Mildred is survived by her husband, Charles; son, Robert King; two daughters, Deborah Coggins and husband […]

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Dale Thomas Boudreau peacefully joined his Lord and Savior in Heaven on May 25, 2019, where he chose to celebrate his 81st birthday, as Dale was born May 27, 1938, in Shelton, WA to Amos H. and Bertha M. Boudreau.  His family resided in Shelton for 4 years, then moved to Tacoma, WA where Dale […]

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Carol Jean Helgeson, 89 a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Sedro-Woolley. Carol was born in Hamilton, WA on October 13, 1929, the daughter of Carroll and Anna (Shular) Biggerstaff.  She attended grade school in Concrete until moving to Sedro-Woolley where she graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the […]

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 […]