Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Richard Hammer Memorial
Richard Hammer Memorial

Richard Hammer

Richard Hammer

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Richard “Dick” Hammer, 92, went to be with his Lord on October 17, 2020.

Dick is survived by his wife, Margie of 72 years of marriage;  two sons,  one daughter, and spouses, Mr. Jeff and Wanda (Sunny) Hammer, Mr. Bradley and VickiJean Vette, and Mr. Rick and Priscilla Hammer, along with grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


After proudly serving our nation in WWII, Dick spent his efforts as a father and husband working as a woodsman/logger.  He competed and placed in various log shows and competitions in many states, as well as Canada.  Dick was also one of the founding members of the Crossroads Quartet.


There is yet to be a measure that determines the amount of joy he expressed in spending time with family and friends.


John 14:1-6 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

We love you papa. Rest in peace.


Dick has made the request of no memorial service.  Please share memories of Dick and sign the online guestbook.


  • Joanne Goode

    Rest in Peace Uncle Dick. I have fond memories of you as I was growing up. My heart goes out to you Aunt Margie and to the whole family.

  • Jerry & Lurline

    Our Loving Brother, Dick.
    So full of his love for Christ and shared his thoughts & lessons to so many. We have so many memories from stories Jerry shared about growing up with Dick – memories & stories filled with humor, excitement, respect & Dick’s dedication to his Faith, his family, and work. Dick could tease a person to no end & if you dished it right back that only encouraged him to tease more. He was a hard worker, smart but always found time for fun. He was proud to be a part of the Crossroads Gospel Group and touched many lives with his talent & beautiful singing voice. Jerry & Dick were very close. One of our last trips with him & Margie, his 2 remaining sisters, and Brother Bill, along with a few of our daughters was a trip to Central Oregon where Dick & his older siblings were born. One of the best trips ever & a time to reminisce and relive old times and strengthen family bonds.
    We will miss you, Dick – we will miss the sparkle in your eyes, your laughter, and your kindness to all your loving family. We know you are in the arms of your everlasting Father and joined by Mom, Dad & your siblings that preceded you into Everlasting life. Keep brother, Leo, on his toes (we know he needs to have you keep an eye on him) and may you be at peace forever & ever. Love, Jerry & Lurline

  • KC Coonc

    I got to know Dick about 25 years ago when he was with ALRT and partnering on properties from time to time with his brother Jerry. The time I enjoyed the most was spent on several occasions walking in the woods with Dick looking at timber and the lay of the land. Dick was always looking for something unusual to point out to me about a tree or plant, sometimes quizzing me on whether I could identify something by name. This was Dick’s soft spoken way of passing on what he had learned to another generation. I can still hear his voice. He will be missed.

  • Ronee Grannis Anderson

    As a teenager I spent time in Dick and Margie’s home at teen parties and just being together. We would go to Seattle to hear the Blackwoods and other quartets and The Crossroads when they were at the beginning.We always had a great time. Great memories from my teen years.My prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • Dan and Lori Wilson

    My heart goes out to your family. I did not know Dick but I know his son Rick and some of his grandchildren. I have seen the fruit of his faith in his family and I know how much he will be missed. Much love to you all!

  • Alice Sitton

    Margie and family I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful and Godly man he kept smiling even when things were hard for him I missed seeing him at church and you too calling me your favorite red head. I love you and pray that God will wrap his arms around you and your family bringing comfort during this difficult time.

  • Deanna Rode

    It was a pleasure to become acquainted with Dick in these last years as we attended the same church. Always a gentleman that radiated his love for God and his family. I am praying for your family as you process this farewell.