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


Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Gary James Kirkendall passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  He was born on November 15, 1995 to parents Beth Gartshore and Gary L. Kirkendall, joining two older sisters Crystal and Jessica. Gary grew up in Sedro- Woolley where he was very well known for four-wheeling and working on his bright orange Toyota. He loved […]

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Ricky Lee ‘Rick’ Woody, 59, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Rick was born in Mount Vernon on August 17, 1959, the son of Donald & Eloise ‘Sis’ Woody.  He was raised in the upper Skagit Valley and attended grade schools in […]

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

George Francis Bellos passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on February 5, 2019. George was born in Everett, WA to Edith Lyvers and Alciviadis “George” Bellos.     George was a first generation and proud American as his father immigrated here from Missologi Greece where much of his family still resides. George was a lifetime […]

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Lynda Darlene Tilley, 70, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at her home. Lynda was born on March 19, 1948 in Vallejo, California and eventually moved with her family to the Midwest where she lived in Topeka, Kansas and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1966. After moving out to the […]

Monday, February 4th, 2019

  Wilbur “Butch” Nieshe, 96, of Birdsview, WA, passed away on Monday February 4, 2019. Butch was born on October 25, 1922 to William and Anna Nieshe in Bloomfield, Nebraska.      He enlisted into the Army on June 28, 1943, at Fort Snelling, MN. He served in Northern France and Rhineland Germany as a sharpshooter and […]

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Harry Lee Shira, 63, a resident of Concrete, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on Saturday, February 2, 2019. He was born on August 17, 1955 in Aberdeen, WA the son of Leo J. and Phyllis (Thatcher) Shira. He was raised in Lomita, California. Harry worked in the restaurant […]

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Don K. Hodgins, 86, a former Skagit Valley resident, passed away at his home in SeaTac, WA on January 29, 2019. Don was born on June 9, 1932 in Franklin, NC, the eldest son of Fred & Ethel Hodgins. In 1937 the family moved to Lyman where Don was raised and attended grade school.  He […]

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Bernice Elizabeth Anderson Oakes, 96, left us on Sunday, January 27, 2019 with a guardian angel to guide her way. Bernice was born in the family home in Sedro-Woolley to Mary & John Anderson on December 11, 1922, joining brothers Andy, Dick and Leonard ‘Fritz’, and sister Marjorie. Bernice, alternately known as Mom, Auntie B […]

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Ramiro G. Fernandez, 70, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on January 25, 2019 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Ramiro was born on June 17, 1948, in Alamo, Texas, the son of Humberto & Guadalupe (Guerra) Fernandez. He was raised and attended school in La Paloma, Texas until the family returned to Mexico in […]

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Dorothy Maye Latting, age 76, a longtime Skagit Valley resident passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at United General Hospital, Sedro-Woolley. Dorothy was born July 15, 1942 in Bryson City, North Carolina to Henry and Neoma (Ensley) Wiggins.  They moved to Skagit County at her tender age of nine. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School, […]

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Tyler Daniel Strock, 29, a resident of Sedro-Woolley passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born on December 19, 1989 in Sedro-Woolley, WA the son of Duane and Cindy (Murray) Strock. He grew up and attended school in Burlington, graduating from Burlington Edison High in 2008. Tyler loved the […]

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Eileen R. Faaberg Sorensen, 94, a longtime Skagit Valley resident, passed away on January 16, 2019 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Eileen was born on April 12, 1924 in Oso, Washington the daughter of Jack & Mary (Hill) Costa.   The family settled in the Hamilton community in the late 1920’s and there Eileen attended […]

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

AOC James David ‘JD’ Seward, Ret., age 77, a long time Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away January 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, from complications of diabetes and heart failure. ‘JD’ was born and raised in Eads, TN, enlisted in the Navy at age 17, had many adventures and a unique sense of humor. Loving […]

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Daniel Joseph Smith, 66, a resident of the Concrete community, passed away at his home on January 9, 2019.  Daniel was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1952, the son of Jonas & Rita (Murphy) Smith.   He was raised in Ashland, PA and attended and graduated from Cardinal Brennan Catholic High School in 1970.    […]

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Vivian C. Russell, 90, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Vivian was born on April 9, 1928 in Port Angeles, WA, the daughter of James & Phoebe (Gaboury) Davidson.  She was raised and attended school in Port Angeles, graduating from Port Angeles High School with the class of 1946. She […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Helen Ann “Granny” Parker, 80, a longtime resident of Concrete, passed away on January 11, 2019 at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. Helen was born on January 1, 1939 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Edward & Venna (Jensen) Pressentin.  She was raised and attended school in Concrete, graduating from Concrete High School with the […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019

June V. Whelan passed away at the age of 86 on January 7, 2019, having lost a courageous battle with cancer.  She was in hospice care and died at her home in Sedro-Woolley.  She had a long and happy marriage of 56 years to James M. Whelan who preceded her in death.  She was also […]

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Judy Rose Rantschler, 68, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Judy was born in Sedro-Woolley on May 20, 1950, the daughter of Rawson & Muthel (Wilson) Hornbeck.  She was raised in the Concrete area and attended Concrete High School where she was […]

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Junior Arthur Pippin, 86, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Junior was born in Aberdeen, WA to Noah Wickham Pippin and Mary Powers Pippin. In 1934 the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where he grew up. In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Baltimore […]

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Georgianne Louise “Georgia” (Schryer) Mathis, 75, longtime resident of Birdsview, WA, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2018 at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham with her loving family by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend to many. Georgia was born in Sedro-Woolley on June 23, 1943 to […]

Friday, January 4th, 2019

James William “Jim Bill” Perkins, 59, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle on January 2, 2019. Jim was born on September 27, 1959 in Tacoma, WA, the son of Thomas & Carol (Holbrook) Perkins. The Perkins family settled in Sedro-Woolley in 1972 and Jim attended and graduated from Sedro-Woolley […]

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Dean K. Wadsworth, 88, a resident of Burlington, passed away on January 1, 2019 at the Creekside Senior Community. Dean was born on June 6, 1930 in Tacoma, WA, the son of Grace Rogers Wadsworth.  He was raised in Tacoma until the mid-1930’s when he and his mother moved to Hawaii, and thanks to a […]

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

VonRay Alex Waldrop, age 86, a resident of Big Lake for 63 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Skagit Valley Hospital, Sunday night December 30, 2018.  He is now home with his heavenly father and reunited with his “sweet thing” and other family members. VonRay was born April 4, 1932 in […]

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Susan Faye Otis, 68, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, peacefully passed away at her home on December 28, 2018 due to a long term battle with liver disease, she was surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born on May 4, 1950 in Tonasket, WA, the daughter of Harley & Jeanette (McGowen) Olson.  She was raised […]

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Lindsey J. Knuth, Jr., 81, a longtime Sedro-Woolley area resident, passed away on December 26, 2018 in Burlington, WA. Lindsey was born on March 26, 1937 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Lindsay & Hanna  (Suiter) Knuth.  He was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley. Lindsey shortly thereafter enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he traveled […]