Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Ricky Woody Memorial
Ricky Woody Memorial

Ricky Woody

Ricky Woody

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Ricky Lee ‘Rick’ Woody, 59, a lifelong Skagit Valley resident, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Rick was born in Mount Vernon on August 17, 1959, the son of Donald & Eloise ‘Sis’ Woody.  He was raised in the upper Skagit Valley and attended grade schools in Lyman and Hamilton and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1978.

Rick worked for 20 years as a cook at several Skagit County restaurants, then as a produce clerk at Fred Meyer grocery for the past 20 years.   He enjoyed fishing, reading and video games, but mostly driving his 2013 Camaro 2SS, which he lovingly called Breathless.

Rick is survived by his parents, Donald & Sis Woody of Punkin Center; brother, Nicky Woody and his wife Claire of Snohomish; sister, Vicky Woody-Guidinger and her husband Richard of Lyman; nephew, Steven Woody and his wife Reasa and their children McKenzie and Porter of Bothell and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Thanks to all the wonderful people for the support that was given to Rick and his family.

A Potluck Life Celebration gathering for Ricky will be held on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the American Legion Hall in Sedro-Woolley. Bring your favorite dish and stories to share.  Private family interment was held at the Lyman Cemetery.


  • Sandra Gutierrez

    I kept looking for you… always sweet and shy. This shocks and saddens me. I am so sorry you have left this earth. I hope your spirit is free and happy. I will miss your presence.

  • Alice Sitton

    Sis and Donald I am so sorry for the loss of your son I pray God will comfort you through this difficult time.

  • Lisa Prentice

    Praying for the Woody family. Sorry for the loss of Rick. He will be missed by all family and friends. God bless you all. Love Lisa, Matt, and Mariah Prentice

  • Sheena

    Rick . I remember when i was working at Fred Myers with you . This is not real your where an amazing ,friendly guy … rest easy you will be forever missed

  • Kelsey Carsen

    Will miss you tons Rick. I loved working with you and our shenanigans of playing pool and riding in that sweet ride of yours. ❤️ Love you.

  • Brandy Rupe

    You will be missed so much. I loved working with you and talking with you. You were a great guy and so funny. I can’t beleive your gone.

  • Brian

    I’m bummed to hear Rick lost his fight with cancer. Rick was one of the few I truly liked at Fred Meyer. I have never had to deal with something like this personally, but I’ve losses a lot of family friends within a short time to cancer, and I can see how difficult it is on those left behind. My condolences to Rick’s family.

  • Tina Rexroth

    So very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and comforting thoughts. God bless you all. May you find comfort in your memories! Julius Schulze and Tina Schulze Rexroth

  • Claire Talltree Woody

    Rick was the best brother-in-law that anyone could have asked for… a product of his wonderful parents, siblings, friends, and upbringing. He will be sorely missed.

    And Joanie Nagatani — don’t worry, we are all family. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Crystal Sanchez

    I will miss you dearly and I will never forget you. I don’t know who I will sing to at work from now on and who is going to put up with me!!!

    ~Always on mind
    ❤️❤️ Forever in my heart~

    Rest easy my Ritchie ❤️

  • Will Cothren

    Rick was a great coworker but an even better friend. Always loved to laugh and interact with people. Loved his Fred Meyer family of friends, especially the produce peeps. I myself spent many nights of many years on closing shift with Rick so we had more laughs and memorable times than I can count. I’ll miss him and feel so fortunate to have gotten to know him. May God rest his soul.

  • Donna Huckabay

    Going to miss you Woody, I so enjoyed working with you at Freddies, you made our shifts so much fun and you were such a good help to me. Loved all of our conversations. You are one in a million and your passing is such a loss. Thank you for all the laughs, I know you are in a far better place. Hugs and love. Donna (Mackowiak) Huckabay

  • Dave Bartell

    I worked with Rick at the Mt. Vernon VIP’s and Denny’s during the early Eighties. He was one of the nicest and truly funniest people I have ever had as a co-worker. Rick always managed to crack us all up at least once a shift.
    My condolences to Rick’s family and loved ones. He will truly be missed.

  • Joanie Nagatani

    Comment I just posted, I thought Claire was his wife. I am sorry, should of been addressed to his Parents.
    Sincerely, Joanie

  • Joanie Nagatani

    Dear Claire,
    I first met Rick at Freddie’s. The best “ go to guy” in Produce. Always had great info on the produce & a ready smile. I knew he was gone for awhile, he came back & said he was ill, but bounced back. Then he got his eyes Lasiked! With his weight loss and no glasses, I thought we got a new produce Peep. Busy as Life & work was, Rick always had time for me and countless other customers. A joy to be greeted by him when walking into the store. A hug if he wasn’t too busy! Be it known he was loved by all who was lucky enough to interact with him, he was the Man. You are in our thoughts & prayers, take care.
    Sincerely, Joanie Nagatani

  • Ashlie

    Rick was such a nice person always going out of his way to say hi and ask how you were doing. I was sorry to hear of his passing.