Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
William “Bill” Thompson, Jr, Memorial
William “Bill” Thompson, Jr, Memorial

William “Bill” Thompson, Jr,

William “Bill” Thompson, Jr,

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

William “Bill” Arthur Thompson, Jr, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, Washington passed away at his home on December 11,2021 from complications of a Glioblastoma cancer.

Bill was born on September 15,1951 in Quantico Virginia, the son of William A Thompson and Leona O Gay.

Bill met his wife of 43 years here in Skagit Valley in 1975 after his discharge from the Marine Corps when she came to the valley to visit a friend from her hometown.

Bill and Viv soon moved to South Lake Tahoe, CA during the winter of 1976 to be “ski bums” while working at the casinos and ski slopes.  They were married on June 24, 1976, in Lake Tahoe and they made their home there for four years until returning to Pennsylvania.  In 1983, they then moved to Redding, CA where they lived until 1996 when they finally resettled in the Skagit Valley.

Bill enjoyed sitting on the porch at night, fishing and camping and watching movies.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Jan and sons, Doug and Dustin and other extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Leona, and his younger brother, Steve.

Private burial was held at the Tahoma National Cemetery on Thursday, December 16, 2021.  A memorial will be held at a later date.  Share your memories of Bill and sign the online guest register.


  • Steeley - VMFA-232 Task Force Delta

    A close friend, a brother in arms, we shared so much of life.
    Sorry I didn’t get to give you a proper ‘rocks and shoals’ departure prior to disembarking for Marine Barracks Pearly Gates – whatever ‘powers that be’ didn’t pass the word. (They’ll be a 134 write up on that).
    Until we meet again, I’ll keep the smoking lamp lit and the flagon full. BTW, I put ya in for light duty in Easy Company, and all the egg burgers you can scrounge at midrats. Sawat Dee Khop..

  • Dennis Cassidy

    Bill and I where friends for 42 years. We work together and play together and we had lots of long talks, we did like to talk for hours.

    You will be miss my old friend…