Paradise Chapel of the Pines Mortuary - Crematory - Paradise
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Paradise, CA 95969
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1932 - 2012 Obituary Condolences

Theo Edwin Skinner died Friday, May 18, 2012. He was 79 years old. He was born November 20, 1932 in Elsie, Nebraska.

Ed, as he was known to family and friends, grew up in Nebraska on the farm, attending school and graduating from Grainton High School May 17, 1950. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy on August 14, 1951, where he proudly and actively served until August 4, 1955 and was honorably discharged August 13, 1959. One of his duties while in the Navy was work as a baker, something that became a life long joy for him. He had many stories to tell regarding his baking for so many men. After serving in the Navy, Ed worked at various jobs related to construction before retiring in 1996 from cabinet design work for a firm in Southern CA.

He was married to the love of his life, Yvonne, who he married February 24, 1956. They were married for 55 years. After retiring, Ed and Yvonne spent many years traveling throughout the U.S. in their R.V., an activity they both loved as they were able to see the beautiful USA and meet and make new friends. They eventually settled in Paradise and enjoyed long walks, visiting with friends and family, baking and recalling life on the farm, as well as attending the baseball games of their grandson and great-grandson. They also attended church together at the Paradise Alliance Church.

Ed is survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Dennis Garner; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Andi Skinner; two brothers, the Rev. Galen Skinner of Nebraska and Clinton Skinner of Arizona. Other survivors include six grandchildren: Carmi, Shara, Kaitlin, Austin, Jonathan, and Valerie, as well as eight great-grandchildren: Tyler, Emily, Madelyn, Kristopher, Makaylia, Cordelia, Larissa, and Kaitlin to whom he was affectionately known as, Pop Pop.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, one brother, and his parents.

He was dearly loved and now greatly missed...but we are thankful that he is now rejoicing at "home". We look forward to seeing him again!

Services will be held Thursday, June 14th at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Pines, Paradise CA.

A private inurnment will be held later that day at the Court of Honor, Glen Oaks Cemetery, Chico CA.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 8, 2012
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