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


Monday, August 20th, 2012

Kevin Dale Shroyer, 49, a member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, passed away at his home on Monday, August 20, 2012. He was born on November 24, 1962 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Lorna Boome. Kevin has been a beloved member of the Upper Skagit Tribe for many years where he would make sure […]

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Fawnie Ward Binschus passed away peacefully on August 18, 2012, at the age of 85, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Greenville, Michigan, on January 4, 1927, to Albert Otto and Melissa Mae (MacFarland) Binschus. In 1939, the family moved to Bellingham, where he attended school. He later joined the U. […]

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Dorothy Mary Klepper, 88, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on September 15, 1923 in Croatia in Yugoslavia, the daughter of Dako & Mara (Popovich) Magovac. Dorothy immigrated from Croatia with her family in 1937 and became a U.S. citizen […]

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Rachel Williams Arnone, 40, a resident of Burlington, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012. She was born on July 3, 1972 in Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of Lorna Boome Williams. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley and had spent her life living in the Skagit Valley. She was a free willed spirit and […]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Lorraine Veronica Bolinger, 92, a Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012. She was born on January 8, 1920 in Clear Lake, Washington to Louis and Albina (Erspamer) Lazzari. Lorraine was known for her crocheted caps. She was also an avid Mariners fan. Lorraine is survived by her son, Thomas “Brad” and his […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Roy “Arnold” Parker passed away July 31, 2012 surrounded by his family in Sedro-Woolley. He was born May 10, 1934 in Sylva, North Carolina to Holmes and Mary Etta (Henry) Parker. The family came to Washington in 1952 where he worked for a time at the cement plant in Concrete. He then began working in […]

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

David George Bakken, 58, beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away July 29 2012. He was born to Elmer and Bernice Bakken on June 11 1954. Dave graduated from Ballard High School and attended the University of Washington. He spent many years working in hospitality and in the food service industry. He was an avid […]

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Mary Louise Petitti, age 80, resident of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, July 28th at Burton Care Center in Burlington, with her daughter by her side. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, daughter of Joseph and Ida LoCicero. Soon after high school, Mary met and married Robert Frank Petitti Sr., in 1953. Mary enjoyed many years as […]

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Nathan David Stark, age 33, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 27, 2012. He was born on April 24, 1979 in Tacoma, WA, to David Stark and Won Cha Yun. Nathan was a kind hearted person who put helping others before himself. He will be mostly missed by his best friend […]

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Maria R. Smith, 94, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully in the sunshine, surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 26, 2012. She was born on December 30, 1917 in Richfield, Utah. She was raised in Utah and Idaho. After graduation from Weiser High School in 1935, she attended and graduated from University […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

George Dennis Nick, age 48, a longtime Concrete resident, passed away due to a logging accident, on Monday, July 23, 2012. George was born June 14, 1964, in Mount Vernon, Washington, the son of Robert and Marcene (Carlson) Nick. George grew up in the upper Skagit valley where he spent most of his time in […]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Belinda Gwen (Stafford) Bisbey, 50, a lifelong resident of the Skagit Valley, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2012. She was born on July 7, 1962 in Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of Howard & Christine (Wilson) Stafford. Belinda was first raised in Rockport until 1969 when the family moved to Sedro-Woolley where she then attended […]

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Richard “Dick” Charles Mailliard, age 79, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Meadville, PA, on February 27, 1933 to Albert E. and Margaret S. (McHenry) Mailliard. Dick spent the earlier years of his life in Guys Mills, PA, where he enjoyed playing sports, hunting […]

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Jo Armstrong, 77, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on March 24, 1935 in Sylva, North Carolina, the daughter of Charles & Nancy (Mills) Pressley. She was raised and attended […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Deborah Jean Elder, age 47, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away July 19, 2012. She was born October 9, 1964, in Mount Vernon, to Donald and Pearl (Terwilligar) Elder.  Growing up in Sedro-Woolley, Debbie lived in Everett and Burien, before moving back to Sedro-Woolley about eight years ago.  She utilized her schooling as a data processor in […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Vera Oneva Dixon, 95, a resident of Bow, Washington, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on May 7, 1917 in Minatare, Nebraska, one of 13 children of Benjamin & Roxie (Harshman) Ore. She was raised on her parents homestead in Nebraska where she […]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

April Patrice Archer, 41, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. She was born in Seattle on October 2, 1970, the daughter of Everett “Buzz” & Debra (Kuhuski) DeLano. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, attending Sedro-Woolley High School where she was active on the dance/drill team and […]

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Another Skagit native has passed from this valley.  Florence was the first born of Edd & Lillian Clair in Mount Vernon, WA followed by sibling Doris, Howard and Mildred. She attended various local schools, graduating from Mt. Vernon High.  She married Sven R Newman in 1932 in Mt Vernon.  Beverly and Carl were born and […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Thomas Everett Childers, age 66, a long-time resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. Tom was born July 8, 1946 to Everett and Nevada (McGrath) Childers, in North Bend, Oregon. He served in the Navy and did a year in Viet […]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Mary Ann (Fulton) Conklin, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. She was born on November 12, 1933 in Morwood, Oklahoma to Roy and Clara (Langford) Fulton. Her parents lived in a covered wagon next to a creek, and yes she was born in a covered wagon. Their drinking water, bathing water and […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Alan Dale Skiles, age 53, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away July 9, 2012, at Skagit Valley Hospital. He was born August 26, 1958, in Sedro-Woolley, to Harold Eugene and Gladys Lenora (Bear) Skiles. Alan worked at Vern Sims Ford as a parts manager until his disability in 1985. After that he enjoyed woodworking, […]

Friday, July 6th, 2012

David Fitzgerald passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at home with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. David was born September 25, 1935, the oldest son of Walter “Bud” and Edris Fitzgerald. He attended public schools in Bellingham, WA and spent two years at Western Washington University before going to […]

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

James Arthur Bates, 83, a 35 year resident of the Hamilton community, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Jim was born on May 30, 1929 in Gillette, Wyoming, the son of George W. & Alice S. (New) Bates. He made his home in Gillette where he […]

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Nellie Doris Nichols passed away July 2, 2012 at the age of 98 years. Doris was born May 2, 1914, the 7th child of James Herbert and Nellie Francis (O’Dare) McKee, in Sedro-Woolley. Doris attended McRae Grade School and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1932. She was married to George Cooper Nichols October10, 1936. […]

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Claude W. Self, 54, a lifelong Skagit County resident, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Peace Health St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Claude was born on March 31, 1958 in Sedro-Woolley, the son of Samuel & Edith (Hicks) Self. The family made their home in Hamilton until 1965 when they moved to […]