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

Reba Lynn Garcia

Reba Lynn Garcia

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Reba ‘Reebs’ Lynn Garcia, 60, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away July 21, 2022 peacefully in her sleep.  Reba was born January 4, 1962 to mother, Patti and father, Wayne West in Aurora, Colorado.  She had two brothers, Michael and Dwight, as well as a sister, Debra.  She was the last living member of her siblings.  Reba obtained her high school GED, and later went on to complete her Surgical Technician certification at Bellingham Technical College.  Reba worked various jobs for both the Skagit and United General Hospitals for over 35 years including the kitchens at Skagit Valley Hospital, the purchasing department, and later in the surgical wing at both hospitals, assisting surgeons with procedures.  Reba loved helping people.  She also loved traveling the country to warm destinations and dining out at the fine restaurants she would research in her travels.  She was also a masterful cook herself and enjoyed sharing her culinary talents by creating extraordinary meals for her family and friends.  Reba married Patrick VanNatta in 1989, with whom she had her only child.  She later went on to get remarried to Ricardo Garcia in 2006, to whom she was with until her passing.  Reba is survived by her son, Ian VanNatta; her husband, Ricardo Garcia; stepchildren, Aliscia and Micheal Garcia.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4pm this Sunday July 31, 2022 at the family home.


  • Michelle Moeller

    I am so sorry to hear of Reba’s passing, My mom, Hermine, worked with Reba at Skagit Valley Hospital in dietary and I was fortunate to meet Reba thru my mom.
    She was a great person and was always so upbeat!
    Heaven has gained another angel and I am sure Reba is catching up with mom and JW!
    My thoughts and prayers are with Reba’s family.

  • Cheryl Pratt

    There was not a better person than Reba. Her smile could light up a room, and oh what fun she was to be with. I’m saddened by her passing, but I know our loss is heaven gain. Rest In Peace beautiful girl. Prayers for her family.

  • Penny Lane

    So sorry for your Loss. I worked with Reba at the hospital. She was a such a good person. And hard worker. Prayers for all the family. 🙏🏻

  • Robin Clanton

    Oh boy, I just found out this very minute you are gone to place that has to be better than here. I loved your infectious smile and the laughter that you brought to my life. I remember all the fun times we enjoyed together from our job at Skagit Valley Hospital.And our personal life out of the work place! You helped me move and we partied together for sheer fun! I remember when I was at your house in Burlington and I kept seeing this person looking at me out your back door, then I realized it was a Mannequin! LOL !!! Yes ….Me ….I went over and took it! what fun I had! I took it everywhere with me! It played here comes the bride! Oh what fun we had! Then Carol Mackey you stinker lost it! LOL! Also RIP! I will miss you and our fun, I hope whoever reads this knows that YES we were real friends. Miss you my friend I am glad we had that last lunch at Gentlemen Gene’s with Ronnie! RIP my dearest friend!

  • Nora shuler

    So sorry to hear of Reba’s passing. I worked with her at both United General and Skagit Valley Hospitals. Such a pleasure to work with. She had been worshipping with me at Bethlehem Lutheran Church before Covid hit. She will be missed. I loved that little gal💔🙏

  • Liora

    Aunt Reba was a bright spark. An excellent cook, she gave Real hugs and had the cutest giggle. Her smiles were infectious. She gave everything full-steam: her work, her fun, her love. She helped create a cherub baby who became a caring man.
    May those who love her find peace in the joy of her memory.

  • Nancy pennewell

    Praying for the family, I worked with Reba at United general hospital fir many years,she will be missed.

  • Carolyn Goss

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I worked with Reba at UGH for many years until I retired . She was pleasant,energetic, and always had a plan, or some activity going on. I’m sure she will be missed by many.

  • Marilyh West

    My heart hurt to hear that Reba had passed away. As her aunt, we had a special connection that became stronger when she lived with us during her early teen years. Even with a lot of difficult circumstances in her life, Reba’s smile would light up a room and her positive attitude gave her the ability to find her path.

    Although we did not see each other very often as the years went by, I loved Reba like a daughter and I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with Ian, Ricardo and all of the family and friends who have lost a wonderful lady.

  • Mark campbell

    Rick, sorry to hear of Reba’s passing. You are in my prayers.


  • Kay Kershner

    Reba, though we haven’t seen each other except a rare running into in years, you were a big part of my life for many years. You were my roommate, co-worker, confidant and best friend. Our boyfriends then husbands were besties also. We had so much fun for a lot of years. I’m sorry we didn’t stay in touch better. And how ironic that I am living in your old hometown and you were in mine! I think of you often, “remember when”… we had a lot of stories to tell. I will miss you, but you will always have a little place in my heart. Love you girl. ❤️

  • Beav

    Love you more then a sister Reb, You gave me life experience as a young man, From a young teen you where there for me in graduation to age 21 Birthday Party i will never forget to all the Catering we did together , through my marriage and divorce you stood by me , Then the 50th Birthday party , we stayed in touch and when we did it was always a hug and a kiss when we seen each other , Your in my Heart i will never for get you , Especially the trip to Seattle and the king dome and to the water front, you knew how to live life . You never call me by my real name I was alway Beav to you Love you Reb

  • Debbie Chandler

    Rebs a wonderful friend. I am thankful for the trips, dinners out and the great friend you could call anytime. I’ll miss you girl ❤️ You will be in my heart forever!

  • Sonia Salinas

    My deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    Reba was a great friend to me the short time I worked at United General Hospital.
    May she Rest In Peace.

  • Ricci

    Reba, you will be greatly missed! As a little girl, I loved our camping trips together and our special jam sessions on car rides! As a teenager, I enjoyed just spending time in the kitchen chatting about all the things. As an adult, I always appreciated the support from you and Uncle Rick from afar! I am blessed to have such special memories! My dear family, may these special memories provide you with comfort during these times! Love you Reebs, I’ll make sure to whip it good and to keep rocking our car jam sessions!