Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Shirley Claybo Memorial
Shirley Claybo Memorial

Shirley Claybo

Shirley Claybo

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Shirley Delores Claybo (Dietz), a lifetime resident of Birdsview, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Harborview Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. She was 74 years old.

Shirley was born on April 2, 1942 in Jackson County, North Carolina to Retha and Willis Dietz. Shirley married the love of her life, Grady Claybo Jr. on October 24, 1958 in Hamilton, Washington. She was an EMT/IV Technician for Aero Skagit and a Supervisor at the Concrete Senior Center for 20 years. Shirley enjoyed traveling, church activities, hunting, and spending time outdoors. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very involved member of the Wildwood Chapel. Shirley was an active member of the community with a heart of gold.

She is survived by her mother-in-law, Maude Claybo of Birdsview; her children, Bill Claybo and Allison of Birdsview, Barbara Haight and Larry of Birdsview, David Claybo and Cindy of Concrete, and Debra Claybo of Birdsview; her grandchildren, Kiele Claybo, Meghan Parker, Dustin Claybo, Amanda Claybo, Whitney Claybo, Baily Dalrymple, Nolan Claybo, and Lacey Miller; her eleven great- grandchildren, Tyler, Callie, Gracyn, Race, Mason, Noah, June, Evan, Eliza, Olivia, and Brantley; brothers, Ted Pritchard and Maureen, Fred Pritchard and Sara, and James Hobert Dietz and Debbie; sisters, Brenda Ashe and Bud, Judy Hazel and Steve, and Virgie Eldridge and Paul, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Claybo Jr.; father, Willis Dietz; mother, Retha Pritchard; step-father, Ted Pritchard, and daughter-in-law, Karen Claybo.

Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Hamilton Cemetery. A Potluck reception will follow the services at the Birdsview Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wildwood Chapel, P.O. Box 407, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Services are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Please share memories of Shirley and sign the online guest register.


  • Leslie S. Cornwell

    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    Shirley was a beautiful, wonderful and unique soul.
    You all carry a part of her within you.
    Peace and Love Always,
    Dave and Leslie Cornwell

  • Sharon Villanueva Claybo

    With heartfelt condolences on your loss . It was my deep sadness when I heard about your loss. You are in my thoughts and my outmost prayers .Your memory will live in my heart even for a couple encounter but you made me so very special already, your extreme kindness and love of God that amazes me most and your great memory will live in my heart forever …You been a wonderful person and surely you will be missed by all .May God be with you …

  • Gayle Anderson Ashbach

    Shirley was one of those special people that makes the world a better place. She was full of grace and was as humble as any human can be. All of her family has my prayers. You will all miss her more than you could ever have imagined. Your solace lies with knowing that she was a faithful servant to her Lord and to her neighbors and family. May the Lord bless and keep you in the days to come.

  • Tina Rexroth

    There is no greater Love, than the Love of a Mother! You will be missed Shirley! Thank You for always being YOU! Our Mommas are priceless! My prayers, love and hugs to all family. I love you all!

  • Myra Roy

    Birdsview will no longer be the same without Shirley Claybo. She was such a beautiful person inside and out – we will all miss her so very much. But, we all know Shirley is with God and the love of her life, Junior.

    The Roys,
    Myra, Cal, Mike, and Laura (Roy) Sackman

  • Willie and fran Nissen

    So sorry for your families loss . Shirley was a wonderful woman. God bless all of you.

  • Barbara (Bobbie) Harrell

    Shirley, you will be missed more than I can ever tell. You befriended me first and always had a hug and a shoulder for me. I know you are with Grady again and I can feel the love and smile you are shareing. I hope your kids know I am here to help. Don’t want anything just want to carry on the friendship you started❣️

  • Lisa Fenley

    She always had a smile to share with all. A caretaker and savior in our community……always happy to see her❤️

  • Mark & Ruth Spaeth ( & Sarah)

    We know that Shirley is home with her Savior where she longed to be someday. This world however, will be empty without her love and beautiful smile. She was a wonderful person to know. If someone asked what a person looked like that followed Christ, Shirley was one that would definitely come to mind. Our prayers are with the Claybo family and her large extended family. We will miss her so very much. I thank God that she had been apart of our lives. The Spaeth Family.

  • nancy parker

    My condolences to Shirleys children and family. She was a beautiful person and will be missed.

  • Traci Reuwsaat

    I spent so much of my childhood at Aunt Shirley’s with Tinker. She was such a great lady & I will miss her dearly.

  • Carrie Newby

    I will never forget our trips to Leavenworth. Shirley will always hold a place in my heart and I will forever remember her kindness to others. We now have a special angel in heaven looking over us all.

  • Ray and Janis Jarmin

    Our deepest sympathy. Shirley was a wonderful person and loved by everyone. She will be missed.
    The Jarmin Family

  • Nancy Mills

    Shirley was a very kind person. Coming in Grandy Creek Grocery she always had
    a smile on her face. She loved the Lord and she also loved her kids and grandkids and great grandkids. She will be missed.

  • Kelly Regan

    Shirley believed in all of us!! Her kind spirit and sweet heart touched many lives. She lived by example, one that we could all follow. Shirley loved Jesus, her family and friends! She will greatly be missed.
    Kelly Regan

  • Billie (Earley) Bjornstad

    So sorry for your loss. It is a heartbreaking thing to have to go through. I hope you have great memories to tided you over until you all meet again.

  • Shelbylloyd

    I will miss u aunt Shirley you were such a great caring person and I loved your hugs. Rest In Peace give nana and uncle junior a hug for me .

  • Jennifer L. Mitchell

    My condolences to the entire family. Our hearts grieve with yours. Grandma Shirley was the only grandma my daughter had. She stayed at grandma Shirley’s as much as home because her BFF Tyler lived with her. She was one of the most Altruistic people I’ve ever known in my life. She had to be taking care or careing for others. I know she was lonely and missed her beloved Jr. So she filled that hole with giving. She had such an unshakable faith, her influence on me was restoring my faith. She would know she was winning and start that grin of confidence- like I gotcha! then tell me she needs another hug. Lol. She was truly an Angel among us. Now gone home. I know she has that beaming smile on , looking down on us.

  • Brianna Messinger

    You had a heart for Christ that was made of gold, and in everything you did, his love shined so brightly through you. When I think of you, I will always think of you as my granny. You went out of your way to make sure I knew that I was accepted by you, and for that I am thankful. I will miss your uplifting posts on Facebook. Rest peacefully at the feet of our Heavenly Father, in the arms of your true love.

  • Pateena Lawson

    Shirley was such a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community. I am very grateful to have met her, and enjoyed her company here on earth and i look forward to seeing her again in heaven. My heart is with her family at this time.

  • Renee

    I’m sorry for your loss. She was a great amazing strong woman that was always smiling.
    Prayers to you all!

  • Stacy Claybo

    A beautiful woman with a beautiful heart who has touched so many. Shirley you will be greatly missed.

  • Cindy Vlahovich

    I had the wonderful prevledge of having Shirley as my sister-inlaw for 16 years…
    Such a caring person and Always there to help.
    She will be missed!!

  • Susan Darlene Pressley Heffernan

    Shirley was a very kind hearted gentle soul and will be missed by her family and friends, I will miss hearing about everything in Washington as I am in North Carolina. Much love to her family, children and grandchildren who’s hearts are so full of sorrow.

  • Pat Jacobsen

    When I moved to Birdsview eleven years ago my new neighbor was Shirley. We discovered that we were the same age, I was three weeks older so I became her older sister and she my younger sister. I love her and will miss my sister very much.

  • Theresa Ashe

    I”m so glad that you can into my life. I will miss your hugs, words of wisedom, and the love that you share with us all. Love you Aunt Shirley