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Tony “TT” Lynn Trial Memorial
Tony “TT” Lynn Trial Memorial

Tony “TT” Lynn Trial

Tony “TT” Lynn Trial

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Tony Lynn “TT” Trial, age 61, of Burlington, Washington passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2021, at home.  He was born July 15, 1959, in Burlington, WA at the old hospital on Fairhaven Avenue.  Tony was raised in Sedro-Woolley and Burlington by Leland and Phyllis (Melton) Trial.  There he attended school and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1977.  He was on the wrestling and football teams.  He later went on to play for the Skagit Valley Raiders football team which he and his dad Lee, enjoyed immensely.

He was married to Melissa Booth in Sedro-Woolley, WA and together they had two children, Taylor Trial and Austin Trial.  Tony later married Desiree Hopke in Snohomish, WA and together they had one child, Shea Trial.

Tony worked for years logging in Washington State, then moved on to carpentry and concrete construction work.  He attended schooling through the University of Washington to become a construction Project Manager.  He enjoyed working with his hands, especially gardening and woodworking.  Frequently you would find him out in the yard babying his tomato plants or admiring his tarheel bean garden.  He had a passion for reading and would frequently complete an entire book in a day.  His love for sports, especially football, continued on into adulthood.  He also developed a love for fishing that could be directly attributed to his maternal grandfather, Mark Melton.  Also, almost every weekend you would see him out at Skagit Speedway.  He didn’t miss many nights rooting on friends and family.

Tony is survived by his children, Taylor (and Travis) and Austin (and Makyelah) and Shea; his mother, Phyllis Trial (and Jim); stepmother, Mary Ann Armey; his siblings, Shawna Powell (and Tracy), Lewis Armey Jr, Doug Armey, Pam Armey and Carl Armey and their significant others.  Tony also had many cousins and friends that were as close as brothers and sisters to him.

He was preceded in death by his birth father, Lewis Armey Sr. and his adopted father Leland Trial.

Tony never met a stranger and would give the shirt from his back to help someone.  He had a keen sense of mischief and humor and loved to laugh.  Please share a good memory of Tony and do something kind for someone in his memory.  He would want you to remember him with a smile your face and love.

A Graveside Inurnment will be held at 11:00, Friday July 30, 2021, at Greenhills Cemetery in Burlington, WA with Pastor Jim Cannon presiding, followed by a Celebration of Life at Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley, WA.


  • Gordo

    Sad to read this.
    I met Tony 35 years ago, when I lived in Burlington. Tony had a great sense of humor and was funny AF!
    He worked at Moore Clark in La Conner with me in the 80’s. He called it the rest home. Built like a brick outhouse with a smart ass answer to any whining.
    RIP Tony.

  • Mark Richter

    Tony was a great guy.I didn’t get to see him a whole a lot because he worked out of town.We went to grade school and high school together. He was a good friend. He will be greatly missed.

  • Kim Greenough

    Growing up Tony lived next to my family and he was good friends with my brothers. one day in the summer I was outside playing in the hose spraying whatever down my dads car when he came outside and of course I sprayed him and he jumped in his moms convertible and said spray me now. Lol of course I did. We both got in big trouble. Will always remember your smile Tony ✌️

  • Pamela Armey

    Treasured memories Tony stepped up to care for me at 17 as Phyllis has always been so kind to me let me tag along to eastern Wa to hes baseball game tournament ♡ kind big brother would do☆..Caring a lot when my folks and family went to work Ala..Went to hes baseball games ,Football games even turnout..both Tony Rusty” Cuz” Hodgin played Skagit Raider football,Tonywas kind we started going take to races and checking in see how I was doing are in need to talkie took the time to phone me ,listening always then sharing ,hes love of hes Folks,to see hes smile when sharing the latest about hes children who #1 funniest conversations,never unkind word about anyone family or not !always Share a good news,funny events,adventures about mutual friends,Always caring concerned when things were diffcultmy hope is that I’ve learned from him..that I to maybe the best part someday elses like he has done for hes family friends I’m going miss my Big brother thank you for sharing i see a lot of ppl we grew up with shared Grateful..he’d always say is Thanks for talking to me ♡

  • Ronnie L Clark

    Dang “T”, where do I start. From wrestling together, hanging out as “roomies”, you were a real friend. I’ll miss you bud, thanks for all the fun memories. My Burlington buddy that belonged to Woolley!

  • Alice Sitton

    So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing, when I seen him he always had that sweet smile on his face.

  • Larry brower

    Absolutely my great friend of 45 + yrs. ,, worked for me for yrs. I only made it as a superintendent because of his work ethic on the job, I’m so honored to have him as my best friend,,so many memories!! We worked all over this state on bridge projects,, and yes he did give me the shirt off his back @ one point..what a wonderfull gentleman!! I love ya buddy!!

  • Vick Lederle

    Tony was the best man at my wedding, my husband Charlo Lederle and Tony have known each other most of their lives. They logged together and spent many weekends fishing. Tony spent a lot of time with our family when our kids were young. He was always kind to them and acknowledged them, he would toss them around in Day Creek on hot summer days. He never forgot anyone’s name. I was always impressed that he remembered names of people that he met. I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was one of a kind and will be missed.