Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Robert  Ireland Memorial
Robert  Ireland Memorial

Robert Ireland

Robert Ireland

Monday, October 12th, 2020

On the morning of October 2, 2020, Robert “Bob” Dean Ireland, 74, passed away in his home with family by his side.  He was born April 4, 1946 in Sedro Woolley, WA to Barney and Cleo Ireland.  Bob was a lifetime resident of the Skagit Valley and spent most of his years residing in the home he was raised in and built with his father and brothers.  A Union Pipefitter by trade, he was a naturally talented handyman.  He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Son, Brother and Friend to many.  He was loved by all in return.  Bob and Penny Jo kept the doors of their home open to everyone and he was known for his empathy and candid nature.  He had a lifetime of enjoying the Pacific Northwest’s rivers, lakes and great outdoors; he could catch fish as naturally as an eagle and his skills as a Skagit River Fisherman were legendary.  Morell Mushrooms feared him.

Please think of him sitting on his back porch with friends and family, the BBQ full, the grandchildren and dogs playing in the back yard.

Bob is survived by his children, Gina Inskeep, Nickolas Ireland (Camille), Anne Ireland (Ziad), Nicole Newell (Jason), Tobi Cook; siblings, Ron Ireland (Vicki), Jean Ballenger Ireland (Paul); grandchildren, Beka, Ryan, Samantha, Shalauna, Luke, Dylan, Cole.; great grandchildren, Logan, Charli Jo, Seren, June, Clay, and two more on the way; cousins, nephews, nieces, and special lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Cleo Ireland, brother, Bill Ireland, and wife, Penny Jo Ireland.

Share your memories of Bob and sign the online guest register.



  • Phil Hausmann

    Love you Bob, have peace, we’ll all remember you as our great teacher love ya man.

  • Billie Stormont Hills

    Penny, Nick and family-I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good man and a wonderful friend to my father. He and my Dad spent so much time together while I was growing up, especially fishing on the river. We spent so much time at Bob’s and Bob spent a ton of time at our house. I’ll never forget Bob and the legacy he leaves. I’ll always remember that infectious laugh and the smell of him and my Dad after a long day on the water….that smell of fish, cigs, wet wool and that fresh Skagit air. It was the one of the best smells of my childhood (as weird as that sounds). Bob, may you rest in peace. My thoughts are with all of you. May your memories of Bob carry you through this difficult time.

  • annie ireland

    Goodbye to my father. Please give Amani some family love and if you have any of those fly zapper racquets up there, give Penny a little shock for me and tell her i love and miss her & our silliness.

  • Suzy Ray

    Rest easy Robert Dean. You always made us laugh. Many fond memories of you & PJ. Give PJ, my folks (they thought the world of you two) & of course Randy! My deepest condolences to each & every one. 💔😇