Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Regina (Jeannie) Nordin Lyon Memorial
Regina (Jeannie) Nordin Lyon Memorial

Regina (Jeannie) Nordin Lyon

Regina (Jeannie) Nordin Lyon

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Regina (Jeannie) Nordin Lyon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2018 at the home she shared with her husband of 61 years, Mark Lyon. Jeannie was born June 22, 1937, in Riverside, California, spent some of her childhood in Sunnyside, Washington, and attended high school in Mesa, Arizona, the fourth child of seven.

Jeannie loved children and she loved to dance.  In 1956 at the Rainbow Rendezvous dance, she met a widower from West Jordan, Mark Lyon. Once she met his three girls, it was love at first sight.  Jeannie often said she got three beautiful daughters and Mark came with them. With each other and three daughters ranging from 3 months to just under 5 years old they began their lives together.  Jeannie and Mark soon welcomed three more children into their busy household.  At 23, Jeannie had responsibility for six children under the age of 8.  As Mark’s work in construction required him to be away from home a great deal, Jeannie managed the house and family, somehow survived piano lessons for all six children, and got them all through high school.  During their school years she held many local leadership positions in the PTA, her LDS stake and ward.  As part of her service in the PTA, she worked to bring performances of the Utah Symphony as well as live stage plays to local schools.  Her church positions included presidencies in MIA, Primary and Sunday School.  She enjoyed vegetable gardening and loved bright beautiful flowers.  Jeannie accomplished this despite a heart ailment, the result of having contracted Rheumatic fever during her school years.  She and Mark moved from their home in West Jordan to Marblemount, Washington, in 1984 where they have enjoyed a quiet retirement.

Jeannie is survived by her husband, Mark, and their 97 descendants as well as one brother, Floyd Nordin (Mary), three sisters:  Lois Nordin Fullmer (Ross, deceased); Laura Nordin Fox (Dell); Judy Nordin Hornberger (Andrew).  She is preceded in death by her parents, Regina and Olaf Nordin, and sisters Phyllis Nordin Soloman (Dick), and Mary Nordin Burch (Donald, both deceased).

Jeannie’s surviving descendants include Kathryn Richards (Vern), her 5 children and 13 grandchildren; Jeanette Washburn (John), her 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; Janice Shulsen (Larry), her 6 children and 15 grandchildren; Mark Steven Lyon (Kim), his 5 children and 7 grandchildren; Sheri Mascaro (LeLand), her 5 children and 16 grandchildren; and Stuart Lyon with 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Friends in the Sedro-Woolley, Washington, area may pay a final visit to Jeannie at the Lemley Chapel on Tuesday, April 17, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  A viewing will be held at Aspen Funeral Home, 459 W. Universal Circle (9160 South), Sandy, Utah, on Thursday, April 19, from 10 am to 1 pm.  Graveside services will be conducted at the West Jordan City Cemetery following the viewing.


  • Lois Temple

    Our condolences to Mark and his family on the loss of his wife and their mother. I knew Jeannie for several years, she was a kind and generous person. She will be missed.

  • Ann Washburn Kemp

    To Regina’s family,
    Sorry to hear of Regina’s passing. I enjoyed my few (sorry to say) conversations with my half sister starting in about 2014. I always wanted to travel to WA to visit with her in WA. Our first meeting was in 1955, when Regina was 18 and I was 16. My siblings Virginia ( Jeannie) age 14, John age 12 & Mary Ellen age 10. She came to our house in Riverside, CA. After that we lost touch with each other. I asked my son Stephen, who was very interested in ancestry to find Regina & Floyd in 2014, as I recall, and he did. It filled a void in my life.

  • Cindy Parry

    Although my time with the family was short-lived you always made me feel remembered and loved. You called me on every birthday and said, I love you. You tried to teach me whatever you could in the short time we had together and assured me that dealing with life’s devastating blows builds character. I couldn’t believe you at the time but it turns out you were absolutely right. I will always remember you with love. Cindy

  • Jeannie Washburn Mazzacane

    Jeannie and I only spoke together a few times, but were able to share some stories that made us and both laugh and sigh. She was surprised and happy to know that her Grandma Hannah (Lu Lu) Washburn played the piano as well.
    Rest in Peace Dear Jeannie, I’m sure that you will be missed by many.

  • Lori Fullmer-Behrens

    Love you to the Moon and back Aunt Jeanie, you played a very important part in my younger years, I will never forget the wonder memories you and my cousins have made for me. To my beautiful cousins I’m sorry for the loss of you Mother, I know how much she meant to all of you. Love all of you tons!
    Your cousin
    Lori Fullmer-Behrens

  • Mary P. NORDIN

    Jeannie is also survived by four half-siblings and their families. Annie Washburn Kemp, Jeanne Washburn Mazacane, John Leonard Washburn and Mary Ellen Washburn Fortier