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

Ronald Lee Spellman

Ronald Lee Spellman

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Ronald Lee Spellman, age 69, a longtime resident of Lyman, passed away April 9, 2020 in Mount Vernon, Washington.  He was born on February 1, 1951 in Emporia, Kansas the son of Stewart and June (Goodell) Spellman.

Ron grew up in Kansas.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his discharge in 1971 he moved to Washington State.

Ron worked as a Union Ironworker for many years.  He was an avid fisherman, loved the ocean and was always searching for a “better” boat.

He was united in marriage to Denise Nicholson on August 24, 1991.

Ron is survived by his wife, Denise of Lyman; brother, Robin Spellman of Centennial, CO; aunt, Isabelle Spellman of Bartlesville, OK; two nephews, Corbin Spellman and Allen Korte of Kansas and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Cindy Spellman and brother, Terry Spellman.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.  Ron’s final resting place will be at the Lyman Cemetery.  Memorials in honor of Ron are suggested to a charity of your choice.


  • Dr. Michael Dillard

    Ron was a great guy. I loved his great sense of humor. And talk about courage. He displayed so much courage dealing with his injuries and the suffering that went along with them. And despite all that it seemed like he was always looking forward to some type of fun, whether it was hunting, or fishing, or riding his motorcycles, or whatever. He certainly lived life to its fullest. And he left us with a lot of good memories.

  • Larita Bigelow

    I know this is a difficult time. I know you have the strength. Get your rest and us nurse buds are there for you, as you know. Love, Larita

  • Joyce Holland

    Denise, I’m so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing, no more suffering and pain free.
    Hopefully he will finally find that “ perfect boat”.