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


Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

David Wiley (Sparky) Stark, 65, passed away on October 8, 2020 at his home in Sedro-Woolley.  He lost his battle with lung cancer, but got to celebrate his birthday early with daughter Jennifer via Messenger; sisters-in-law Karen and Nancy; and wife, Linda.  The Beatles sang “Today is your birthday”, followed by the traditional “Happy Birthday” […]

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Thomas Eugene “Gene” Keener, age 71, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020.  Gene was born December 15, 1948 in Franklin, North Carolina to Shirley and Hazel (Holland) Keener. He spent his early years in the YACC and working for the railroad and in logging.  Gene served in the US Army and was a […]

Monday, October 12th, 2020

On the morning of October 2, 2020, Robert “Bob” Dean Ireland, 74, passed away in his home with family by his side.  He was born April 4, 1946 in Sedro Woolley, WA to Barney and Cleo Ireland.  Bob was a lifetime resident of the Skagit Valley and spent most of his years residing in the […]

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Don Prouty departed this earthly home and stepped over into the promised land, at Country Meadows Village, Sedro-Woolley on October 2, 2020.  He was born January 9, 1924, son of Jessie and Mary Prouty, on a homestead near Metaline Falls, Washington. He was raised and schooled in Metaline Falls.  Don started at an early age […]

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Jeffrey “Jeff” Lynn Oiness, age 70, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away September 23, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospitał, Mount Vernon, Washington.  He was born March 29, 1950 in Bellingham, to Robert and Ella May (Nash) Oiness. Jeff attended grade schools in Sedro-Woolley, Burlington, and Bellingham.  He graduated from Sehome High School, Bellingham in 1968. […]

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Charles William Ledford “Charlie”, 58, born and raised in Skagit County, passed away at home on Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was born in Sedro-Woolley, Washington on January 6, 1962 to Dean and Jerry (Farr) Ledford. Charlie was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors. He also loved to make people laugh and was said […]

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Orpha Ruth Wade, age 97, passed away September 26, 2020 at Prestige Care & Rehab., Burlington, Washington.  She was born February 15, 1923 in Clear Lake, WA, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident.  She spent many hours as a child, swimming and fishing in the nearby lake.  She attended the old Clear Lake Grade School built […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Randy Myers, 76, a devoted Skagit County resident passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Randy was born in Montpelier Idaho on July 1, 1944 to US Navy pilot Earl Myers and Norma Kimball. After Earls death in WWII Norma enlisted the help and guidance of her parents, Grandma and Grandpa Kimball. […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

O’Dell Estes Trantham, 84, of Concrete passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 5, 2020. He was born on February 17, 1936, the oldest of nine children born to Phillip and Mary Bell Trantham in Jackson County, North Carolina.  He was married to Ida Mae Trantham for 62 years. O’Dell was a caring son, brother, husband, […]

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Carol Jean Handy, age 87, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away September 12, 2020.  She was born May 12, 1933 in Bellingham, Washington to Thomas and Laura (Martin) Betts. Carol graduated from Baker High School and beauty school at the same time, later working as a beautician. Carol is survived by her children, Sharon […]

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Betty Frances Bradley Betty passed away in the presence of family on Friday, September 4, 2020.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt.  Betty was born in Lyman, Washington on September 20, 1930 to John and Gladys (Bishop) McCalib. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1948.  In 1949, she married JD […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Donna (Conn) White on Monday, September 7, 2020, while surrounded by the love of her girls. Donna was born and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. She was the Sedro-Woolley logger-rodeo queen at the age of 14 in 1953.  As an adult, she spent her life in Renton working […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Halsten Marie Hunter, age 55, of Clear Lake, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020.  She died in a farming accident engaged in one of her life’s pleasures: operating equipment. Halsten was known as a talented artist, engineer, fabricator, welder, and mechanic; she could build or repair just about anything.  She commonly used those and other […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Percy Nelson “Nels” Hazel III, age 82, passed away August 6, 2020 in Fort Pierce, Florida.  He was born July 14, 1938 in Hawthorne, California to Percy Hazel, Jr and Mary “Lucille” (Robertson) Hazel. Percy “Nels” married Linda VanLiew December 3, 1960 in Bellingham.  They lived in Seattle, moving to Sedro-Woolley from 1963 to 1972 […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Richard “Rich” Norris Cheadle, age 66, a longtime resident of Bow, passed away August 15, 2020.  He was born August 7, 1954 in Eureka, California to Raymond and Dorothy (Norris) Cheadle, whom he adored. Rich loved putting the pedal to the metal and drumming on the steering wheel to loud music, cooking for his family […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

William George Schwer, 73, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the family home in Alger with his loving wife of 52 years by his side. He was a Vietnam Veteran and spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy.  William started his career as a teenager in his dad’s […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Peggy Joyce Cochran, age 73, passed away August 15, 2020 at home in Burlington.  She was born November 29, 1946 in Watertown, South Dakota to Harvey and Lydia (Eccles) Fish. After meeting Vincent, the couple lived in several states before making Skagit Valley their home.  Peggy enjoyed decorating, flowers arranging, and “finding treasures” with her […]

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Robert Lee Bushaw (Bobby or Bob), age 85, peacefully passed away August 12, 2020 at his home in Sedro-Woolley.  Bob was born June 9, 1935 in Anacortes, Washington to Joe and Marie Bushaw. In the late 1950’s, Bob served in the Army Reserves.  Bob liked to restore old classic cars, Fords were his favorite.  He […]

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Ben Lee Ashe, 89, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at United General Hospital on Saturday, August 15, 2020 with his sister by his side. He was born in Sylva, North Carolina on October 13, 1930. Ben was one of eight children to William Else Ashe and Ida Estella (Williams) Ashe.  He attended Webster […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Rosemary Kay Sims, born September 8, 1948 in O’Neill, Nebraska, passed away August 10, 2020 at the age of 71.  She was the fifth of seven children born to Vern and Loretta (Lanman) Grenier. Rosemary was a longtime resident of Skagit Valley having moved with her family from Nebraska to the beautiful Skagit Valley when […]

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Lila “Lorraine” Waynick, age 88, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away August 5, 2020.  She was born January 16, 1932 in Seattle, Washington to Lyle and Regina (Moses) Hunter. She lived with her grandparents in Neah Bay from birth to 13 and then was taken to live with her grandparents in Marblemount where she […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Verlon Edgar Leopard, age 77, a longtime Hamilton resident, passed away July 31, 2020.  He was born December 3, 1942 in Roseburg, Oregon to Cling “Mutt” and Violet (Extine) Leopard. Biographical information to include that he served in the United States Army and he married Anne French in Sedro-Woolley, May 28, 1964. Verlon is survived […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Janis “Jan” Elaine (Riggles) Selvig, age 75, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, where she has resided for many years. Jan was born on July 28, 1945 in Bellingham, Washington to Ralph and Grace Riggles. She was a 1963 Sedro-Woolley High School graduate.  […]

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Robin Kathleen Hanses, age 64, a Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away August 6, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Robin was born October 11, 1955 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of George and Katie (Ryzinga) Gussman. On February 28, 1975 Robin was united in marriage to James Anthony Hanses.  Robin and James met in […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Andrew William Young Jr “Willie”, age 56, passed away tragically on July 29, 2020 at the farm.  Willie was born January 25, 1964 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington to Andrew and Tietje (Dykstra) Young.  Andy and Willie shared the same birthday 22 years apart. Willie graduated in 1982 from Sedro-Woolley High School.  In high school Willie was […]