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

Sandy Camby

Sandy Camby

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Sandy Camby, 56, a resident of Burlington WA, passed at her home on May 12, 2017 after her battle with cancer. The love of her life, fiancé Gene Phillips, and her children were by her side.

Sandy was born on June 1, 1960 in Burlington, the daughter of Terry & Jeanette (Jones) Gilfillan.

Sandy was a one of kind women. She loved spending time with Gene and her brother and sister-in-law, John and Cindy Phillips, she enjoyed the beach, spending time in the sun, playing at different casinos around the area, and she loved seeing her grandchildren as they brought so much joy to her life.

You couldn’t help but notice her when she walked into a room. She was so beautiful and fancy and smelt the best. Her laughter could make anyone smile.

Mom is survived her soulmate and fiancé, Gene Phillips of Burlington; her daughters, Tara Drechsler (Mike) of Spokane, Jennifer Gilfillan (Jason Moore) of Sedro-Woolley and Desirae Camby (Tim Wills) of Sedro-Woolley; her son, Daniel Camby (Jenny) of Sedro-Woolley; her mother, Jeanette Thomsen of Mount Vernon; sister, Tammy Hoyle (Corkey) of Concrete; brother, Danny Gilfillan (Donna) of Mount Vernon; her grandchildren, Katie, Mallory, Douglas and Cory; her step-sons, Jason Phillips (Laure) and Doug Phillips and his family; brother & sister-in-law, John & Cindy Phillips and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her father, Terry Gilfillan; step-father, Loren Thomsen; mother-in-law, Bertha Phillips; former mother-in-law, Marie Camby; brother-in-law, David Smith and granddaughter, Danielle Sitko.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 12615 C St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Please share memories of Sandy and sign the online guest register.


  • Katie E. Moore

    I love and miss you so so so sooo much grandma. I cant believe your gone but at least your in a much better place, out of pain, and sorrow I just wish we could have just another small moment with you i love you grandma…
    – your granddaughter Katie

  • Desirae camby

    You left us way to soon mommy, I miss you so much! I know now that you don’t have to be scared, worried or in pain anymore. My heart is broken with out you here.. love you so much! ?

  • Gene Phillips

    babe , not sure how to tell someone you love goodbye, I know the lord took you into heaven your wings have to be those of an angel. we are all so very lucky to of had you in are lives touch are souls, forever with your laughter ,thoughtfulness ,caring , and personality. Till we meet again ,love and miss you.

  • lou ann krause

    To Sandy’s family, We are so sorry for your loss, she has such wonderful children and our hearts go out to you. We know your mom is in such a wonderful warm place with loved ones. We are thinking of you and your sorrow.
    Jim and Lou

  • Ariana Turpin

    My heart and prayers are with all of you during this difficult transition of a loved one passing on. Many blessings.

  • Deanna Aschim

    I am so sorry for everyones loss. I remember Sandy as a young girl when she was neighbors with us in Day Creek. She spent a lot of time with my girls and they were always having fun together. Sandy had a infectious smile and knew no strangers. She was a friend to everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and to Gene.

  • Nichole Daugherty

    She will always be a Angel. Although it’s been years since i babysat for you I will always remember your smile. Say hi to my mom will ya.

  • DiAnna Maxwell

    Jeanette- Sandy is up there causing much laughter in heaven with Rick. they are both healthy and free of that darn cancer.
    My heart is with you

  • Lisa Bartlett-Fernandes

    So sorry for the families loss. Sandy is not in pain anymore, even tho those of us left behind, our hearts are breaking. R.I.P Sandy, for you will be truly missed. Forever in our hearts.

  • Cindy Phillips

    I will miss Sandy dearly.I will miss the laughter she brought. She touched many hearts.May she Rest in Peace .Gone but never forgotten. ?

  • Andrea Kelly

    I loved this wonderful lady and her awesome children. She was one of a kind. She will always be rembered in my heart. Love and hugs.

  • Gina Williams

    I will so miss you Miss Sandy, you wereThe closest thing to a best friend I’ve had in a long time i’m so glad I got to know you I will remember your laugh forever your stories of Gene and Missy kids and grand baby your purses , your Wins , the residents still ask for you and ask how much longer till you will be back , just last week one ask and he said I don’t remember her name because I can’t remember things anymore but the one with the big eyelashes you should bring her back she was good. Love to the family and little kitty missy .

  • Crystal Yzaguirre

    Sandy was such a beautiful caring lady she always brought smiles to peoples faces wherever she was, she will be missed so much and will hold a special place in my heart, heaven has gained another beautiful angel.

  • Kobi Aschim

    Jennifer, Desirae, Daniel, Tara and family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the loss of your mom. I have known your mom since we were kids and lived in Day Creek. We spent many days laughing, riding horses and having a good time. May she rest in peace. God gained a beautiful angel.

  • lois blankenship

    Sorry to hear about Sandy. She was a very special person and had the most addicting smile. She had a way of making you happy when she was around. Rest in Peace my sweet friend

  • Lora

    May the fond memories of Sandy bring you comfort and ease your,pain during this difficult time. I hope you are able to look back on the wonderful times you were able to spend together with fondness. May God’s promise of a future resurrection, found at John 5:28 & 29, bring you peace and hope. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Michele Burns

    Sandy, you were an amazing woman. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity of knowing you and your beautiful soul. You will be forever miss by so many. ?

  • Amber Eddy

    All our love and prayers? you’ve got a wonderful angel watching over you all?

  • Jennifer

    Oh mommy you were amazing women in many ways. My heart hurts for you to just come back but we know you are in not scared anymore and not in anymore pain. I love you so much and miss you every second.