Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Thomas  Keener Memorial
Thomas  Keener Memorial

Thomas Keener

Thomas Keener

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Thomas Eugene “Gene” Keener, age 71, of Sedro-Woolley, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020.  Gene was born December 15, 1948 in Franklin, North Carolina to Shirley and Hazel (Holland) Keener.

He spent his early years in the YACC and working for the railroad and in logging.  Gene served in the US Army and was a proud Vietnam Veteran.

Gene is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debbie Keener; children, Sean Keener and his wife, Shannon of Bellevue, Dannette Wold and her husband, Art Miller of Bellingham, Amanda Toscano and her husband, Anthony of Sedro-Woolley; grandchildren, Lucas, Cassidy, Christian, Riley, Cali, Andersen and Hastings; great-granddaughter, Genevieve; sister, Marilyn Wanat and husband, Frank of Davenport, Florida; many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Johnny, and Gerald.

In honor of his life and service to his country, a Celebration of Life will be set at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Legion Post #43 in Sedro-Woolley.  Share your memories of Gene and sign the online guest register.


  • Suzann Lane

    To Deb, Dannette and Amanda and family. I can’t believe it, I read this in the newspaper this morning. I am so sorry to hear about your husband/dad. Please accept my condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Big hugs. I still remember Gene coming to work, to get DEb (years ago), he was so shy, they made the perfect bookends. May he rest in peace.