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


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Tamara Lynn “Tammy” Pinneke, 53, a resident of Burlington, passed away at her home on Monday, December 1, 2014. She was born on August 27, 1961 in Grass Valley, CA, the daughter of Richard & Linda (Lardner) Gray.  She was raised in California until the family settled in Skagit County in 1972 and Tammy attended […]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

    Edwin James “Jim” Belles, 71, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley and Skagit County, is celebrated as he went to be with our Lord on December 2, 2014.      Jim was born to Clyde and Eunice (Chase) Belles on December 26, 1942.  His childhood was spent in Sedro-Woolley and he graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School […]

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

    Paul Z. Taylor, 88, a longtime Sedro-Woolley area resident, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Where The Heart Is in Burlington.     Paul was born on July 7, 1926 in Ellijay, NC, one of nine children of James & Annie (Young) Taylor.  He was raised and attended school in Franklin.     On […]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    Laurence Paul “Barney” Fullerton left us Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 100.  He celebrated his milestone birthday on Lopez with family and friends coming from across the state to help him celebrate at Woodmen Hall.      Barney was born on April 1, 1914 in Waitsburg, WA, the son of Orville & […]

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Jim Brock, 72, entered into the Lord’s hands on Sunday, November 16, 2014, greeted by his parents and family. He was born in Ferndale, Washington on November 11, 1942, the son of Esther & James W. Brock, Sr. Jim worked as an auto mechanic and truck driver for many years and was a jack of […]

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Naomi Leota (Greenup) Berkley, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep November 11, 2014 at 9:48 p.m. Naomi was a long time resident of Skagit Valley for 49 years. She was born October 9, 1922 in Eugene, Oregon, the oldest of 12 children born to Sydney and Velma Greenup. Naomi was a member of the […]

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Mildred June “Millie” Wallace, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 9, 2013 in Burlington, Washington. Millie was born on December 7, 1931 in Shelton, WA, the daughter of Swedish parents, Victor & Helga (Bjorkland) Hagland.  She was raised in a logging camp near Shelton until moving with her family to […]

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Rev. James Wiley Gibson, 84, of Franklin, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, November 7, 2014.  He was born in Macon County on November 26, 1929, the eldest son of the late Rev. James Carroll Gibson and Eva Jane Houston Gibson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by […]

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

  Lois Irene Ayres, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 6, 2014.  She was born in Marblemount Washington on June 6, 1932 to Charles and Carrie (Huffman) Stafford.  She was raised in Marblemount and graduated from Concrete High School in 1950.   She was married to the love of her life […]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

     Eldeen Simmons, 83, a resident of Burlington, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.     She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jim, and her children, Nate, Ted, Ann and their families.     Eldeen was a committed participant in her church, community groups, schools […]

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Linda Onita Savage, age 70, passed away at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Born November 23, 1943, she lived in Anacortes. Linda married Jack Savage on October 27, 1961.  She worked at Fish Pack for 10 years before joining the Safeway team as a Manager and […]

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

    Paula Joan Small, 77, a longtime Skagit County resident, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Mt. Baker Care Center in Bellingham.     She was born on June 18, 1937 in Clear Lake, WA, the daughter of Clyde Clair & Gladys Hanna.  She was raised and attended grade school in Clear Lake […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Gretchen Elizabeth Hunter, 76, a lifelong resident of Skagit Valley, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was born on March 28, 1938 in Mount Vernon, WA, the daughter of Dr. Russell Behrns and Dr. Hilda Behrns. After Gretchen graduated as Valedictorian from Mount Vernon High School, she graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California […]

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Joan Kathleen Benson a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley passed away at her home on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Joan was born March 5, 1935 to Woodrow Wilson and Rebecca Kathleen Francis in Little Rock, WA.  On April 14, 1956, she married the love of her life, Richard Benson.  In 1956, Joan earned a full degree […]

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

      Janie L. Williams, 44, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 25, 2014.     Janie was born in Sedro-Woolley on August 12, 1970, the daughter of Larry & Sharon (Boome) Williams.  She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating from SWHS with the class of 1988. While […]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Vernon F. “Vern” Sims, a lifetime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his home at the age of 89 years.  He was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia on April 27, 1925 to Franklin Oliver and Florence Johanna (Draney) Sims. Vern is survived by his wife of 68 years, […]

Friday, October 17th, 2014

    SFC William Edward French, age 66, of Concrete, WA passed away last weekend.   “Bill” or “Butch” as he was known to his friends and family, was a disabled veteran who served as a career soldier in the Army for over 20 years before retiring and eventually moving back to his hometown of Concrete.      […]

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Nita Irene Broom, 83, a longtime resident of Concrete, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Sedro-Woolley, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 23, 1931 in Tuckaseegee, North Carolina, the daughter of Hobert and Bertha (Massingale) Moses. Nita was united in marriage to Freeman Broom on November 1, 1955. Together […]

Friday, October 17th, 2014

    William Robert “Bill” Armfield, age 81, a lifelong resident of Skagit Valley passed away October 17, 2014 at Skagit Valley Hospital.  He was born May 31, 1933 in Mount Vernon, to Raymond and Erie Jane (London) Armfield.     Bill grew up in Mount Vernon and later moved with his family to the Samish area […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Leon Harry Greene, 87, of Sedro-Woolley, WA passed away on October 16, 2014 at Skagit Valley Hospital with his wife, Bonnie, and his daughter, Lorrie at his side. He was born on December 21, 1926, the youngest of three children to Leon Howard and Gertrude (Matthews) Greene, in Thompson Falls, Montana, where he grew up […]

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Otto “Wally” Mandahl Jr., 66, passed away in his sleep at home on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was born on October 24, 1947. On January 6, 1984, he married Beverly (née Helmer) in Sedro-Woolley, WA. Otto served with honor in the Army after graduating from Sedro-Woolley High School.  He enjoyed […]

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Robert Joe Brown, Sr., age 75, passed away peacefully at home, October 1, 2014.  He was born February 27, 1939, at home in Alger to Stancil and Helen (Borger) Brown. Robert is survived by his daughter, Edie Hayes; son, Robert J. Brown, Jr.; granddaughter, Stephanie Rose Barnum; sister, Joan Pleas; sister-in-law, Barbara Gillmer. A graveside […]

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Edward George Cronk, 77, a former Marblemount area resident, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2014 at the Skagit Valley Senior Village in Burlington. Ed was born on October 11, 1936 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Robert & Elma (Mack) Cronk.   He was raised in Oregon until the family settled in Stockton, CA where […]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

David Lewis Sexton, 85, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, closed his eyes on earth and opened them in heaven on September 20, 2014 at his home at Country Meadow Village. David was born on March 25, 1929 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Milo & Nada (Hall) Sexton. He attended Samish Elementary and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High […]

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

  Verna Beatrice Henderson, age 101, passed away at her home in Clear Lake, surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 18, 2014. She was born on September 15, 1913 in Powers Lake, North Dakota, the daughter of Derk & Anna (Knott) Edzenga. She was raised North Dakota until the family moved to Clear Lake […]