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

Peter Gilman Freeze

Peter Gilman Freeze

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Peter Freeze entered the world January 5, 1958 in Exeter, NH and started his life of mischief and adventure early.  Jumping up and down wildly in his crib gave Mom and Dad a hint of what was to come!

Pete traveled the world with his military family, providing roguish exploits for his friends wherever he went – from streaking on a freezing night at the Valentines Dance to donning a fashion forward navy velvet suit at his prom to skipping school in order to go exploring or sailing.  His High School friends recount their experiences with Pete as the best memories of their lives, though his parents and school officials might have a difference of opinion on that. After High School, Pete journeyed to Washington State with friends. There he found Lake Shannon and knew he belonged among the mountains and lakes of the North Cascades.

One of Pete’s favorite quotes is by Hunter S. Thompson:  “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow, what a ride!'”

Pete lived life his own way, but would do anything he could for his friends, family, or those in need. He left this world on his final adventure November 13, 2021, leaving his son, Eric Freeze of Concrete WA; loving parents, Ron & Ann Freeze of Exeter NH; sisters, Jeanne Freeze & Beth Gallagher and their spouses Jeremy & Brian of Stratham NH; nieces, Kaly & Weyni Gallagher also of Stratham NH, heartbroken at his loss.

If you would like to celebrate Pete’s life, please make donations in his name to:

The Concrete Food Bank, P.O. Box 53, Concrete, WA 98237 or NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885.  Share your memories of Pete and sign the online guest register.


  • Carol McCormick

    Pete was a friend and his presence will be missed in upper Skagit valley. Gone too soon. Condolences to his family on the east coast. Son Eric continues to be a community member who can be counted on by many.

  • Jeanne Freeze

    Feeling grateful for all of the people that cared about Pete. It’s hard to process that we won’t see or be able to speak with him again. Rest easy big brother.

  • Pam Snavely

    The obituary speaks well of who Pete was. He was always a bit silly. He didn’t try to be anything he wasn’t and what you saw is what you got. My prayers go out to Eric and those who have lost a son, brother and friend.

  • Margaret & Bob

    Sweet, wild cousin!!! Loved your passion for the rustic life and all things outdoors! We will miss you!

  • Billie

    Eric, I am so sorry for you loss!! I know you have many many memories with him and will cherish each and everyone of them. My heart goes out to you my friend. Until you meet again.

  • Acuna Friends

    I am so sorry for your loss and My heart breaks for his dear family. He was a good friend and had a heart of gold.
    Concrete don’t seem the same without him.
    Sending strength to his family and lots of love.

  • Lindsey Worster

    So many cherished memories of my time with Peter. He will be missed beyond words.

  • Beth Gallagher

    Rest In Peace, my sweet brother. The world is darker without you. 💙💙💙