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

Robert Noury

Robert Noury

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Robert ‘Bob’ C. Noury, 63, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at his son’s home, surrounded by his loving family on September 3, 2019.

He was born in Adak, Alaska on June 6, 1956, to Roland and Donna (Hardwick) Noury.  The family resided in several states and overseas, as Mr. Noury was in the Navy.  They finally settled in the Big Rock area of Skagit County in 1968.  Bob attended school in Sedro-Woolley, graduating with the class of 1974.

Bob worked in the restaurant industry in his younger years until beginning a long career with Dunlop Towing in the late 1970’s.  He started as a deckhand and cook, and attained his Captains license, piloting tugs around the Puget Sound for many years until his early retirement in 2017.

Bob was united in marriage to Leanne Johnson on April 19, 1980.

He was a TERRIFIC cook, an avid reader, his family and friends referred to him as

“Bob The Builder” always fixing and repairing things, but mostly enjoyed caring and providing for his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Leanne; daughters and sons-in-laws, Allyson (Chris) Neuendorf, Ashley (Matt) Hughes; son, Rob Noury; grandchildren, Kyra, Mason and Kaleah Neuendorf and Ms.Peyton, Mr. Peyton, Molly and Charlie Hughes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louann (Tim) Spencer and Robyn (Mike) Stewart; several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by mother, Donna J Bennish and father, Roland K Noury.

Memorials in memory of Bob are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest and/or ALS Association Evergreen Chapter.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor John Haas presiding.  A fellowship gathering will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Please share your memories of Bob and sign the online guest register.


  • Jackie Schimke

    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Although it’s been quite awhile since we’ve spent time with Bob and Leanne, we remember Bob as someone always smiling and making others smile and laugh. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was cherished by his family and he will be missed terribly. Ken and Jackie Schimke


    Leanne, Allison and Ashley; So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Although its been years since we were neighbors on South Walnut, I have lots of good memories of crabbing trips, crab feeds and pool time with you along with lots of laughs with Bob. He will surly be missed.

  • Billie Jacobsen

    Such a great picture of you Bob. You loved your family deeply, they will miss you everyday. We enjoyed the years as we watched our boys grow into men. Many soccer games, baseball games. Sleepovers. I will always remember your smile and laughter as we talked about the shenanigan’s the boys got into. Rest in peace.

  • brian adkins

    So sad to hear of your passing Bob. I was so glad to of been able to visit with you last year after quite a few years. My thoughts are with you and your family. I will always have the memories of running around with you in high school days and occasionally having an “adult” beverage or two at the time. Rest in peace Bob.

  • Robbie Robison

    I always enjoyed working with Bob…he made the best Chicken Tetrazzini! He was a good friend and a good shipmate.

  • Gina Watts

    Leanne and family, it’s been many years since we have seen each other, but I fondly tell the story of your two girls playing blind girls and took out the waitress and her tray of food when they were little. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and the girls Father. Hold your memories close to your heart and let those around you love you.

  • Holly Rehagen

    Goodbyes are not forever , Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again. I will miss you Bob, you have been a big part of my life, so many memories.

  • michael potter sr

    Rest in peace Robert, You fought A long battle. I will remember the times we had on the tugboats . You were a good hand & cook .I will always remember the homemade cinnamon rolls They were the greatest. Calm seas & fair winds.