Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Ruth (Self) Moore Memorial
Ruth (Self) Moore Memorial

Ruth (Self) Moore

Ruth (Self) Moore

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Ruth (Self) Moore, 91, was born on May 18, 1931 in Del Rio, Tennessee to William and Della Self.  She died on August 20, 2022 at her home in Sedro Woolley with family at her side.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Jess Moore; infant daughter, Mildred; her parents; ten brothers, Clayton, Otha, Estel, Rowe, Denton, Howard, Joe, Wayne, Ed and Lattie.

She is survived by her children, Brenda (Bob) Linn, Don (Sue) Moore, Sharon (Wayne) Wilson; grandchildren, Zac and Alden Linn, Brandon, Denton and Cecily Moore, Shandi and Courtney Wilson-Smith; great grandchildren, Talon and Macy Linn, Teegan and Killian Moore, Raquel and Connor Moore, Brayden and Jessica Smith, Camryn, Casey and Cooper Smith; her companion of several years, Don Davis; her “adoptees”, Irene Cowan, Eileen Prince and Marko Self.

OUR MAW MAW (The following was written by a granddaughter on Mom’s 80th Birthday and the sentiment is still the same today.)

In 1931, in a place called Max Patch, was born to this world, a girl, quite the catch!

A few years passed by, then a move out West.  A marriage took place, to us he was the best!

She soon became a mother, three girls and a boy.  And though at times I am sure she was less than impressed, those kids gave her many, many years of joy.

Including seven grandkids, and then twelve great grands, she added the name Maw Maw to those already at hand.  Like Mom, and Ruth, and the infamous Masqually, what a family she had built, My Golly!

Volunteering, camping, fishing and canning, quilting and sewing, and, don’t forget, garage-saleing.  She has so many talents, but honestly, who’s counting?  Because it really only matters to those of us who love her dearly, that she hands-down, makes the best biscuits & gravy!


Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the NW, 227 Freeway Dr Ste A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

She was interred in a private family ceremony on August 23, 2022 in Sedro Woolley with Bill Johns officiating.

Please share your memories of Ruth and sign the online guest register.


  • Janice Tedesco (New Mexico)

    Prayers for the family of Ruth. She was such a nice person. I know she helped my aunt Allie when she was retired. My parents Jim & Arretta Price knew the family for years and her brother was my uncle. I am so glad I stopped to visit her when I was home in 2018.