Gregory Lynn Quigley

May 07, 1950 - March 10, 2024

Gregory Lynn Quigley

May 07, 1950 - March 10, 2024

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Gregory Lynn Quigley passed away in his sleep at home on March 10, 2024. He was born in Clarkston, Washington, 73 years ago to Louis “Pepper” and Emmalene Quigley. His parents met at Multnomah College in Portland, married and later moved to Clarkston for Louis’s English teaching position at the High School. When Greg was two, his father began working for the University of Washington and the family relocated to Seattle. Greg grew up in the University District, his family living the longest on Park Rd., better known as Candy Cane Lane. Greg attended Latona Elementary, University Heights, John Marshall Junior High, and Roosevelt High. Around age 10, he sold newspapers at the University of Washington Stadium, and got to watch the football games for free. In high school he played drums at sports events and dances, including on the Virginia V. He was a star tennis player, winning several tournaments. Greg had lasting friendships from his childhood.

After high school Greg went to Western Washington University. He loved Bellingham and the outdoor lifestyle. At WWU, he completed his undergrad in Anthropology and later received a Masters in School Counseling. As well as working in mental health, Greg worked as a school counselor for 35 years at Cascade Middle School in Sedro Woolley, also refereeing and coaching. He painted houses in the summers.

Greg enjoyed golfing, fishing, crabbing, bird hunting, and cooking. He got his pilots license in 1992. He gave it up after a freak wind gust flipped his plane while landing at Bellingham Airport. Greg loved watching college basketball, and college and professional football. He knew every call and rule. He traveled to Mexico and Alaska often in his youth. Greg enjoyed being with family and friends and was the cook of most every event.

Greg met Tracy in 2001 while both worked at the Sedro Woolley School District and they were married in 2005, in Homer, Alaska. Together for 23 years, they spent time at Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, crabbing, lingcod fishing, and hiking, as well as bird hunting in Winthrop, Republic, and Dayton, Washington.

Greg is survived by his wife Tracy, adult children Whitney, Casey Lynn, Rachael, Sophie, and Jared, grandchildren River, Sekai, as well as beloved Papa to Percy and Eleanor. Close siblings Brooke, Faith “Buffy”, Kent, and Carrie, special nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Greg was preceded in death by his parents, and beloved brother, Marshall “Laddy”.

Memorials suggested to Sedro Woolley Schools Foundation, 801 Trail Rd. Sedro Woolley, WA. 98284, earmarked “CMS Counselors/Amy Collins”, or to the Oasis Teen Shelter, 125 N. 5th St., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273, or to a charity of your choice.  There will be no public services. Please reach out to slyon4589@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Greg’s love, sense of adventure, humor and wit, will be greatly missed. He was the rock of our family.

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3 responses to Gregory Lynn Quigley

  1. Mick Rasch says:

    Greg was a great friend for nearly 35 years. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. Greg will be missed by all, more than words can convey.

  2. Greg was such a sweet person. Always smiling. I am so sorry Tracy. Sending you and your family so much love.

  3. Greg was the brother anyone could wish for. He was kind, caring and loving. He contributed so greatly to his school community, benefitting so many students over so many years. His friends and family will miss him greatly. He cannot be replaced. But, we will remember him always.

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