Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Susan Faye Otis Memorial
Susan Faye Otis Memorial

Susan Faye Otis

Susan Faye Otis

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Susan Faye Otis, 68, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, peacefully passed away at her home on December 28, 2018 due to a long term battle with liver disease, she was surrounded by her loving family.

Susan was born on May 4, 1950 in Tonasket, WA, the daughter of Harley & Jeanette (McGowen) Olson.  She was raised and attended school in Bellingham and Stanwood, graduating from Stanwood High School with the class of 1969.

On September 28, 1972 Susan was united in marriage to Wes Otis in Sedro-Woolley and they made their home in La Conner. Shortly after, the family moved to 20th Street in Mount Vernon where they lived for 10 years, then moved to Ovenell Lane in Burlington, residing there for 25 years, finally settling in Sedro-Woolley in 2017.

For several years Susan worked at several restaurants in Skagit County, the most prominent and memorable being the Galley 5. She made an impression on everyone she met and made many lifelong friends along the way.

Susan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.  Having such a sparkly, kind and friendly personality, she drew people to her and many called her mom. She was a mother and friend to everyone, never having a bad thing to say and never holding a grudge.

Ma Sue enjoyed shopping, camping, playing cards, eating out, and let’s not forget Chinese food or the Casino. No matter how bad she felt over the last several years, if you mentioned Chinese food or the casino, it was a race to the car.  Most of all, she just loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by so many.

Susan is survived by her husband of 46 years, Wes Otis; her 2 daughters, Sheila Otis, and Marlisa Otis and companion Lamar Jones all of Sedro-Woolley; her son, Marvin ”Greg” Otis and his wife Cheryl of Clear Lake; 6 grandchildren, D.J. Otis and fiancée Mckenzie Harrison, Hailey, and Alyssa Otis, Carson Lomsdalen and Zoey and Lexi Jones, and great-grandchild, Hadley Otis; 2 sisters, Patsy Morton (Guy) and Vonette Mourelatos (Nick); brother, John Olson (Renee); sister-in-law, Jan Sears; best friend, Bonnie Box and several close friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, followed by a potluck fellowship at the Sedro-Woolley Eagles. Memorials in honor of Susan are suggested to Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.


  • Larry & Patty McCormick

    Wes. So sorry for your loss, we always enjoyed visiting with Sue when we ran into her.

  • Crystal Stamnes

    I have so many wonderful memories growing up and spending so much of my childhood in the Otis household. The Otis family has always been a second family to me and Sue was a second mom to me. I truly feel blessed beyond words to have had her in my life. I will miss that contagious smile of hers and her quick combacks, but I am glad she is pain free and dancing with the angels. I love you, momma and please make sure to give my Dad a huge hug and kiss for me. <3

  • Darlene Hermsen

    I went to high school with Sue. So fun, so sweet. I loved and envied her carefree attitude! Darlene

  • Nadine and Ed Maychrzak

    Wes and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was so happy and grateful to see all of the joy she had with all of you, especially the last month. Thank you for showing her all of your love and devotion that she deserved. You all were her biggest passion. I’m sorry we could not be there but please know you are all in our prayers.

  • Bill and Vicki Fure

    Wes and family,
    An angel has joined God’s Heavenly choir. She will be welcomed by God, Jesus, and her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, grandson, cousins, and many friends. We will be thinking of all of you on Sat. Our prays continue to come to you and your family. I think of Denny and Wade giving her the what for and enjoying her smile and laugh. She will just give it back to them. Love, prayers and hugs.

  • Heidi and Bob Hawkins

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and you are so blessed to have had her in your lives. Love and hugs to the entire family.