Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Wayne Edson Memorial
Wayne Edson Memorial

Wayne Edson

Wayne Edson

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Wayne Edson, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019.  He was born on May 2, 1965 in Bellingham, WA.  He was raised in the Skagit Valley by his parents, Roger and Judy Edson.  Wayne graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1983.

Wayne was a big figure in sprint car racing, locally and nationally.  He was a helpful friend and advisor to many racers.  He enjoyed going hunting with his daughter, Stephanie and fishing with his kids and friends.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Kimberly; children, Nicholas and Stephanie; parents, Roger and Judy Edson; siblings, Rory (Kim) Edson, Holly (Tony) Garland, Karla Hanson, Staci (Ryan) Ray; in laws, Doug and Kathy Atkins, Kristian Atkins (Mo Dietz); 8 aunts, and uncles; 12 nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and Knoxville the turtle.

He was preceded in death by his birth father, Rudy Horat; sister, Rhonda (Preston) Laforge; grandparents, Lloyd and Norma Edson, Harvey and Hazel Muggy, and Karl and Jean Horat.

A private Graveside Service will be held at Bow Cemetery.  A Celebration of Wayne will be held on Sunday June 9th, 2019 at the home of Keith and Glenda Gundersen starting at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Autism Speaks, Seattle Walk, under Team Deming Speedway.  Website: www.autismspeaks.org.  Facebook: Wayne Edson’s Memorial page.


  • The Ostroms

    When we first got into racing, we didn’t know anything about anything. Wayne was one of the few who dumbed it down for us, took as much time as we needed and treated us like celebrities. Wayne valued the relationships he had with every interaction and raised his kids to be responsible, respectful, positive contributors to our community. He will be greatly missed, until we meet again.

  • Robin, Kathy & Blake Brigge

    Kim, Nick & Stephanie;
    Like you I am still numb, first thing I want to ask is why ?, but then I realize that there is always something bigger in the picture that I may never understand, Wayne Was a all around type of personality the ability to get along with any, but also had the ability to look at you like are you a idiot or what. I say this in a good way, the racing world has lost a pretty good dude, but for those who believe Heaven does await for those who choose to believe and accept, thoughts and prayers for your family in this season and chapter in life, 2 Timothy 4:7, I have fought the good fight, and I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.