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

Roxanne Ruth Johnson

Roxanne Ruth Johnson

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Roxanne Ruth “Rocky” Johnson, age 46, a lifelong resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away January 6, 2020, in St. Maries, Idaho.  She was born June 16, 1973 to Thomas “Big Tom” and Karen (Whited) Wallace in Sedro-Woolley.

She attended many schools in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from SWHS, she was always the person to stand up for the under-dog and loved the hardest.  She was an avid soccer player as a keeper with that hot Irish temper.  She worked as a Mail Carrier at USPS.  Everyone always loved seeing her smiling face and her infectious laugh delivering packages or showing her holiday spirit.  Rocky was a spiritual woman with hobbies such as reading and scrapbooking, reflected in her artistic talents.  She loved the outdoors.  Her significant other was Dale Parker, the love of her life even for a short time, the love was pure.  The greatest joy in her life was her children and grandchildren.

Rocky is survived by her children, Justin Small and his wife, Aerial, Alyssa Small and her significant other, John Van De Grift, and Jadan Johnson; mother, Karen Wallace; grandchildren, Julian and Aubrey Small; brother, Thomas “Tommy” Wallace and his wife, Tricia; grandmother, Betty Whited; significant other, Dale Parker; nephews, Hunter Wallace and Austin Kaech; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; her dog, Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas “Big Tom” Wallace; grandparents, Earl Whited, and Thomas and Bernice Wallace; pet boxer, Dozer.

A celebration of Rocky’s life will be held at the Eagles Club, Sedro-Woolley on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 4:00.  Please share your memories of Rocky and sign the online guest register.


  • J.P. Gordon

    Rocky. One of my all time favorite mochaheekans. My favorite Rockstar to jam out with while making coffee in the morning. One of the most giving people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. My heart breaks thinking of all of the people who will miss out on knowing you now that your gone and even moreso for the ones that you touched their lives who have to deal with losing you. Irreplaceable. Never in a million years will the universe be able to replicate the woman who is Rocky. Thank you for being a close friend for so many years. Thank you for standing up for me when other people talked that talk. And for keeping it real no matter what. I’ll love you until we meet again…

  • Patty Carpenter-Brotzel

    Rocky you and your mom were there for me through one of the toughest times in my life, you were always a great friend, Rest In Peace I love ya!!

  • Rafael Villapando

    Rocky was always a good hearted friend of not only my family but also the family of my sons mom as well he knew everybody around town . Jadan and Rocky would always pop in and visit when we were expecting my son Jaden just to make sure we were ok or if there was anything we needed. One of the very few people who we trust to be around our firstborn and hold him. I always tried to get her to come to the VW car meets but she wanted to relax on those days and would even be kind enough to let me take her VW golf with a vr6 to a couple meets and show off it’s beauty. It breaks my heart to know that she is no longer around she was one of the few people we could call a true friend who would help out with out asking for anything in return. You will be missed and never forgotten Rocky.

  • Jim McFalls

    Rocky I just saw you the Saturday you and Dale left for Idaho. You brought mail and packages into the Sedro Woolley post office from the annex and was laughing at yourself for being in a hurry to get back to delivering mail the day before that you dropped your cell phone in the toilet. You said you had it in rice hoping to dry it out and retain all your friends phone numbers. That day was the happiest I had ever seen you. You were excited about visiting Idaho. Not once did I think that would be the last time I would see you again. I was working at the Arlington post office on Monday and didn’t hear about you until Tuesday. I was shocked and saddened by the news. My heart goes out to your children family and close friends. The post office will never be the same without your colorful clothing and bejeweled hats. You will be missed. Rest In Peace your co-worker and friend Jim

  • leah hopper

    Dear Rocky we will all miss you so very much here at Maple Ln. estates where you delivered our mail most every day. We all looked forward to you and your smiling face, things just won’t be the same here. Loved you beautiful person, rest in Peace my friend. Much love and condolences to all that loved her. I’ll see you when I get there Rocky….

  • Amy Adams Wahl

    My craziest high school memories usually involved you – I’ve had such a wave of good memories since I heard of your passing. We spent so much time together on the soccer field that those days almost feel like yesterday. You were such a tough and awesome goalie and it was my honor to be your defender all those years, win or lose, we always had each others backs. You were an amazing person and will be truly missed. RIP Rocky.

  • Cara McKinnon

    Rocky has always been a special person. Such a fun loving personality and kind heart. I have fond memories of playing soccer and basketball with you. I cannot believe you are gone. Much love to your family.

  • Brenda Hadwin

    Rocky, you are forever one of my girls. Thank you for the wonderful impact you left upon my life.

  • Alison Pietrone

    Rocky your life was cut too short but you lived it well. I met you first as Rural carrier in Marysville then again as a clerk in Burlington you tried your hand at supervisor and as city carrier and in everything you did you gave 100% with integrity, joy and respect for your fellow co workers and customers. I will miss our “Christian book club”!

  • Jodie Allen (Mills)

    You will be missed. The stories and mischief we got into growing up I think we were like 2 or something. If I wasnt at your house you were at mine or we were out wandering the neighborhood. Love you and will miss you.

  • Verna "Jo" Brown

    Rocky delivered my mail. In the summer, I planned my yardwork in the afternoon so that I could say hi to her. I am 71 and I have never had a carrier I liked as much as I did Rocky. I am sorry for your loss. Her death will be a loss to everyone who knew her.

  • Joanie Nelson

    Rocky, we have known each other for the last 19 years. Coaching your son in soccer, being our mail carrier. But most of all, being my friend. I miss seeing you daily and sharing with one another our sadness and our happy moments. Till me meet again at Jesus feet. Love ya friend! Joanie and George Nelson

  • Heidi aldridge

    Rocky, Your going to be missed by so many people. You were always happy and up for anything , you made a close friend of ours very happy for the last 6 months of your life as well as he did for you. This is such a terrible thing and we will miss u very much

    Rest at peace girl
    Love The Aldridge’s

  • Angela James

    I can remember when we first started working together at the post office and we met for lunch and you talked me into eating pineapple on my pizza it’s the only way I like it now. Thank you for all great talks during our lunches. You will be missed I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Diana Longbottom /Rodriguez

    Rocky you were an amazing soul inside n out. You always stood up for us underdogs n I admire you for that. You were always full of laughter n smiles when I saw you at the post office. Loved n never forgotten RIP.

  • Bryan Athearn

    You’ve been a great friend from the first day I met you in concrete years ago I will truly miss you Rocky

  • Lynn Nelson (Vic’s 66)

    Rocky was our mail carrier and I still keep thinking she’s going to walk in the door any minute. I loved her infectious smile and great spirit. She took my sister Sara under her wing and taught her all she knew about working for the post office. I will miss her walking in town during the holidays especially Christmas in her holiday hat and leggings! Miss you lady! RIP…❤️

  • Dyllan mcGeever

    Rocky we first met at Morgan’s when you were a barista, we had so much in common including our Type 1 diabetes. Then you were my mail lady which was the highlight of my day❤️❤️❤️ Then I would run into you in town doing your route, loved your knee high socks your boots and your festive hats, and your conversations always included your kids grandkids and God! I will really miss seeing you and talking with you. Prayers to your family for Gods strength sister. I love you Rocky…

  • Karmen Wildfang

    Thinking of the Wallace family, Rocky’s kid’s, and Dale Parker in this time of need! I didn’t know Rocky to well, I do remember her smile, her laughter, and kindness to others. Rest in peace Rocky. See you at Heaven’s gate when it’s my turn to come home.

  • Christina DeRuischer

    There are no words to express the sadness your passing brings. In all the classes we shared, the way you rocked that bass in band freshman year, the extended or passing conversations never once did you fail to bring a smile to my face. You were one of the most genuine people I have ever met. I am grateful for having known you my friend. You will be sorely missed by so many.

  • Bersha

    Rest high on that mountain Rocky. You have always been a source of love, joy, laughter, and peace for all of us who know you. You will be missed, but carried with us tucked safe in our hearts. God rest your soul and give all who love you HIS peace.

  • Judi Evans

    Rocky, I still cant believe you’re gone, I will miss you forever. I know you are with our Lord and I’ll see you when I get there….

  • Rich Kruml

    I always looked forward to Rocky bring the mail and our brief chats.
    A very neat lady and the best postlady in this county.
    See you on the other side

  • Mendi Thurman

    Rocky you will be greatly missed. You were a long time customer at morgans espresso not only that you were one of my favorite managers when I started . You were a great part of so many people’s lives. You always made sure to see how we are doing and loved telling me about how much you loved being a grandma and now I get to know that feeling and yes it’s the best! Now rest in peace knowing you impacted people’s lives in so many ways for the better! We love you!

  • Pamela Crume

    My sincere condolences to Rocky’s family and friends. It breaks my heart that she was taken so soon. I was able to see Rocky and give her a big hug in Dec. while I was in WA visiting my kids. As ever, she had a big smile and we had a nice chat. Rocky was/is a “forever” friend of my daughter so I have known her since their elementary school days. My heart goes out to the many who loved her, she will be sorely missed.

  • Connie J Van Sickle

    Rocky, our dear sweet friend you are so loved and will be greatly missed.

  • Michelle (Hyatt) Shafer

    So very sorry to hear of Roxanne’s passing. My deepest condolences. Prayers for the entire family during this very sad time. ❤️

  • Angi and Curtis Rayfield

    Rocky, you will be missed. What a great friend and person. I’m glad that the few times I was back in Woolley I was able to see and visit with you. God bless.

  • Terry and Leslie Bates

    No words can ever say how one feels or makes you feel , especially when it comes to a beautiful person Rocky was. She has a place in her heart for most of us and we have the privilege to have been a part of that . Justin, Alyssa and Jadan , you all can be very proud to know your mother ” Rocks” . She has become an angel above and around us! Sending lots of love , prayers and extra hugs; your friends and old neighbors Terry & Leslie Bates ❤️🙏🏻

  • Shelly lemus (robinson)

    Rocky i don’t even know where to begin. It has been years since we have seen one another but it feels like yesturday the times we spent together having sleep overs as kids.Dancing to MJ making up our own dance moves,playing soccer,softball and just hung with our friend.Even if we grew apart as adults you will always be in my heart and truly truly missed give big tom a hug from me and fly free with the angels my friend Intel we meet again.love ya