Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Shirley Jane Poe Memorial
Shirley Jane Poe Memorial

Shirley Jane Poe

Shirley Jane Poe

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Shirley Jane Poe, age 92, passed away on September 15, 2022 in Concrete, Washington.  She was born October 21, 1929 in Douglas, Wyoming to Forrest and Elva McCleerey.

Shirley met her future husband, Samuel Poe, in Mesa, WA while her father was working on his family’s farm.  They were married in 1946 and spent many wonderful years together until his passing in 1997.  They owned and worked on their farm and cattle ranch in Mesa for over 33 years.  After their retirement they moved to Concrete, WA.  She was a lifetime member of the Rebekahs as well as granges in Birdsview, WA and in areas around their farm in Mesa.  Samuel and Shirley loved camping and they belonged to a camping club with many of their close friends.  She also loved painting and some of her paintings still adorn her walls.

Shirley was very loved and was an outstanding wife, mother and grandmother.  She went above and beyond to help those around her and was one of the kindest people you could have the pleasure of knowing.

Shirley is survived by her son, John Poe; grandson, Chad Poe; great-grandson, Nathan Poe; and her sister, Eva Palmer.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Elva McCleerey; husband, Samuel Poe and her sisters, Gloria Nelson and Bobbie Dean.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Lemley Chapel, 1008 Third St, Sedro-Woolley, WA.  Viewing will take place from 9:30 until 10:30 AM, prior to the Funeral Service, also at Lemley Chapel.  A Graveside Service will be held the following day at Eltopia Cemetery in Eltopia, WA at 1:00 PM.

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  • Jason McLean

    I always remember Aunt Shirley when the lived in Mesa. She was a hoot. We didn’t always get to see her and Uncle Sam when they moved to Concrete, but when we did it was always a warm welcome. My mom, Rayma, loved to visit with her.