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

Ronald D. Queen

Ronald D. Queen

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Ronald (Ron) D. Queen passed away peacefully with his family at his side. Ron was a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley where he was born shortly after his parents, Grady and Gladys Queen, moved from North Carolina. Ron graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1956 and later from Skagit Valley Community College where he also played basketball and would meet Judy Deckwa, his future wife.

Ron was employed as a truck driver/delivery man for Bargreen’s of Mt. Vernon and Darigold. He was a member of the Teamster Union and retired from Darigold in 1997.

Ron enjoyed sports and the outdoors, especially in his younger years and was always busy working in his yard. As Ron got older, he and Judy loved to go on road trips and visited many of the national parks, of which Yellowstone was a favorite. He also enjoyed the company of many friends throughout his life, especially coffee time in the morning at local restaurants.
Ron is survived by his wife of fifty three years, Judy; children, Ryan (Kim) Queen of Marysville and Sherrill (Randy) Hudson of Sedro-Woolley; beloved grandchildren, Ethan and Wyatt Queen and Matthew and Meghan Hudson; sister-in-law, Nancy Johnson of Oak Harbor; nephews, Jeff (Terry) Hauenstein, Steve (Lorna) Hamburg, Scott Hamburg and his family and Jennifer (Bryon) Bos and her family; great nephews, Jeffery and Jason Hauenstein and their families.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Gladys Queen; sister, Mary Lou Hauenstein and brother-in-law, Lyle Hauenstein; two other brothers-in-law, Gary Deckwa and Si Johnson and nephews, Greg Hauenstein and Joe Kalous.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at North Puget Cancer Center and United General Medical Center for their highly professional and remarkably compassionate care.

In loving respect for Ron’s wishes there will be no funeral services held. Memorials may be made to North Puget Cancer Center at United General Medical Center. Share your memories of Ron and sign the online guest register.


  • Melissa (Jewell) Hornbeck

    Judy and family;
    I’m so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and I will always cherish the memories of being your neighbor and how caring you both were to the girls. My prayers are with you all. He will be truly missed

  • James Hickman

    Ron will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a gentle giant of a man who willingly helped all who needed him. Jim and Ron worked together starting in 1959 at Hyldahl’s grocery, and at Bargreens. They enjoyed Grouse hunting in Ron’s old Red Ford pickup truck before work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family as they deal with Ron’s loss.

  • Sue (Bowlby) Smith

    Fond memories of SWHS high school years! xoxo Sue (Bowlby) Smith

  • Jo Snell Cruse

    Scott and I send our most sincere condolences to Mrs. Queen and the rest of the family. We were very sad to hear that he was ill and shocked that he passed so soon. Our hearts are heavy for your loss. I have only fond memories of Mr. Queen, from growing up as his neighbor. He was always working on his beautiful home and yard. He always had a smile and a kind word to share. He sold us the best car we ever had! And he was kind enough to let us pick all the Italian plums we wanted, from his trees. He was such a nice man and an irreplaceable asset to our neighborhood, and to our community. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and his many friends.

  • Gina Dowe

    Sending loving wishes to the Queen and Hudson families during this time of loss.