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


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 […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Jerry Marlene Eason, age 85, passed away July 25, 2020 after various health struggles.  Jerry was a fighter and anyone who knew her knew what a strong women she was.  She was born June 23, 1935 in Wellington, Kansas to Ray Henry and Mary Ellen Louis (Whitley) Ruddle.  Jerry married James on her 16th birthday […]

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Rinse Spoelstra (friends called him Ron or Ronnie, but his family called him Rinnie) of Bow passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at the age of 80. Rinse was born March 2, 1940 in Sneek, Friesland, the Netherlands just before the occupation of Germany during WWII. He was the eldest son of Jaap and Siepie […]

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Rita Mae Schulze, age 85, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident passed away at the home of her daughter, Anna Wilkinson, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  She was born July 26, 1934 in Forrest Lake, Minnesota to Anthony and Wilhelminia (Mersch) Schmitt; the middle child out of seven children. Rita met Herbert M “Bud” Schulze while both were […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Vernon V. Benson, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley passed away on July 16, 2020. He was born on October 14, 1929 in Seattle, Washington to Walter and Inez (Preston) Benson. Vern grew up in West Seattle and spent many summers in Saxon staying with relatives. In later life he liked to take a drive up […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and devoted citizen, James (Jim) Neff passed away peacefully, at home, on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Jim was born into a strong, loving family at home in Alger, Washington on October 3, 1925, the youngest of nine children of Elfrida (Shassey) Neff and Ben Neff. The family moved to So. […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Lisa Corrina Moody, 53, passed away unexpectedly on March 23, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital. Lisa was born on November 18, 1966 in Sedro-Woolley, WA to Danny and Juanita Moody. Growing up, Lisa enjoyed playing the violin, swimming, horseback riding and a good candy bar. As a teenager, you could find her watching a soap […]

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Imogene “Jean” Evans, age 92, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2020. Jean was born February 12, 1928 in Byers, Colorado to Thomas and Catherine (Owens) Morgan.  Her family moved to Anacortes, WA in 1930 where she was raised and attended school.  She married […]

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Burton Joseph Whelan, 92, of Burlington, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020. Burt was born on March 14, 1928 to James and Louisa (Schumacher) Whelan in Bellingham, Washington. Burt grew up in the Bow/Edison area and attended Burlington-Edison High School with the Class of 1947. After serving in the Army, he worked at Everett […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Joseph Vernon Lacer (Joe), 78, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend went to his heavenly home on Thursday, June 25, 2020 following a stroke on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Joe was born on June 2, 1942 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  The youngest child of Henry P. and Alta C. Lacer, siblings:  Charles Gaylord (Gail) Lacer […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Maynard Allen Turner, 76, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Sun City West, Arizona. He was born on November 10, 1943 in Thompson Falls, Montana. When he was 2 years old his family moved to Marblemount, Washington, where grew up and graduated from Concrete High School in 1961. In 1965 he joined the […]

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Samuel Thor Nersten, 81, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on June 28, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. Sam was born on May 14, 1939 in Mount Vernon, Washington the son of Thor & Francis (Cantlin) Nersten.  He was raised and attended grade school in Big Lake and attended and graduated […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Madlyn Mae (Buchholz) Yarcho, 90 years young, a resident of the Big Lake community, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was on born May 27, 1930 in Clarksville, Iowa to Grace (Doty) and Otto Buchholz. She was the seventh born of nine children and she outlived […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

David L. Johnson, 77, of Sedro-Woolley, WA, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2020. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. David worked on the railroad and painted many bridges. He worked and retired as a Lead Painter at Skagit Corp. He was an avid fisherman on the Skagit River, Clearlake and the Puget […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

John L. Solomon, 84, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on June 17, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, WA. John was born in Snohomish, WA on January 5, 1936, the son of Theodore & Linnea (Brommers) Solomon.  He was raised and attended school in the Snoqualmie Valley, graduating from Mount Si High School […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Larry Weaver, age 81, a longtime resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at home June 18, 2020.  He was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1939 to Ivan and Jan (Garry) Weaver. Larry served in the U. S. Air Force and worked as a sheet metal worker in a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning business in […]

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

John L. Solomon, 84, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on June 17, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, WA. John was born in Snohomish, WA on January 5, 1936, the son of Theodore & Linnea (Brommers) Solomon.  He was raised and attended school in the Snoqualmie Valley, graduating from Mount Si High School […]

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Darla Rene Thompson, age 41, passed away in an accidental house fire, June 10, 2020 in Concrete, Washington.  She was born May 17, 1979 to Derril and Sharon (McGee) Schoel in Mount Vernon, Washington. Darla was always happy, but she was the happiest when she was being a mother and grandmother.  She loved to dance.  […]

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Leon P. “Nick” Leonovich, 68, a longtime resident of the Day Creek Community, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 9, 2020. Nick was born on September 1, 1951 in Santa Monica, CA, the son of Anatole & Mabel (Alvarez) Leonovich.  He was raised and attained his education in Long Beach, […]

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Patricia Ann (Hoffman) Cruse, 80, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident went to be with her Lord on June 8, 2020 in Helena, Montana surrounded by her family. Patty was born on March 22, 1940 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, the daughter of Lester and Evelyn Hoffman.   She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley, attending SWHS with the […]

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Lela May Dachenhausen Waller, 86, of Burlington, WA, passed away on June 7, 2020 after a long battle with a terminal lung disease. Lela was born in Scranton, Kansas on May 6, 1934, to Howard and Mary Ellen Dachenhausen. In 1940, Lela’s family drove from Scranton to Bremerton, WA. This is where she met Floyd […]