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Verlyn Maynard Skore

1928 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Verlyn Maynard Skore Obituary
Verlyn Maynard Skore entered into rest on April 27th, 2018 at Ashley Place with his daughters by his side. He was born in Wildrose, North Dakota on June 10, 1928 as the third from the oldest of 10 children. He attended school with a total of 30 students. The family moved to Tacoma, WA in 1935 because of the drought and because the government took all the family horses and cows to satisfy a government loan for feeding cattle. The family left North Dakota and looked like the movie "Grapes of Wrath" with all their possessions on the back of 3 flatbed trucks with canvas tarps and they camped along the way. He attended school in Federal Way, WA. His dad started cutting wood for a living and hauling it to Auburn , WA. for an income.
After high school he joined the Navy and served in the Pacific Battle during WWII Seabees Reserve Act. After his discharge he went back to North Dakota to help his dad on the farm after the family returned to North Dakota. Eventually he returned to WA state where he worked for Boeing on an aircraft in Renton, WA. He later attended Delta College, receiving his Journeyman Mechanics Certificate and his degree. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946. He later married Jean Thompson in Lodi, CA in 1947, returning to Washington as newlyweds. He worked at Fulmer Ice Creamer, Arden Farms. Soon after he went to work for Bothell Chevrolet in Auburn, WA as manager of the new car delivery department. During that time, he went back to school at Northwest Bible School and was soon called into the ministry with Open Bible denomination. He later received his license to preach with the Assemblies of God denomination. He became a traveling evangelist, preaching at many churches from Washington state to Key West, FL and back to California. Eventually he pastored churches in Livingston, Stockton, El Cerrito and Sacramento, CA. All together he preached at 47 different churches.
He was blessed to go on mission trips to Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Havana, Cuba and shared the good news of Christ. He was privileged to attend the 8th Pentecostal World Conference in Israel in the early 1960's. He was awarded the citation from Ambassador President from Israel, Ben Goring. He traveled to Denmark, Greenland, Spain, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Later he married Joy Hense and they relocated San Diego, CA where he pastored Lifeline Center Church. Later he started H & S Travel Agency with a gift shop and car rental services for several years.
After retiring, he decided to relocate to central CA to be closer to his children, so he moved to LaGrange, CA and lived there until 2010. After a serious car accident and stroke, he miraculously recovered and moved to Lodi, CA where he remained until his passing.
He was an avid coin collector and various other antiques and loved antiquing and making things out of old things.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Harry and Edna Skore, 3 siblings and his wives; Jean Schmidt and Joy Skore.
He is survived by his three daughters; Pamela Prince (Arnie), Terrie McCulloch (Ben) and Michele Nickerson (Michael), 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, his siblings; Vio Pederson of San Diego, CA, Delaine Moloney of Kent, WA, Violet Nelson of Auburn, WA, Leona Derickson of Edmonds, WA, Darlene Van Akker of Homassassa Springs, FL and Vergil Skore of Enumclaw, WA.
We are extremely grateful to Ashley Place where he lived and received excellent care for the past 2.5 years and to the Vitas Hospice for their care at the end of his life. Memorial Contributions can be made to Alzheimers Organization or Vitas Hospice Healthcare, 355 Lennon Lane Ste. 150, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598 or the . A celebration of Verlyn's life and 90th birthday is planned on Saturday June 9th, 2018 at 11:30 am at First Baptist Church, Lodi, CA, 267 N. Mills Avenue, Lodi, Ca. He would have turned 90 on June 10th.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from May 10 to May 16, 2018
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