Max Bentley SkousenWill be missed 10/28/21 ~ 11/16/02 Max Bentley Skousen, age 81, passed away November 16, 2002 in Strawberry Pinnacles at the Edge, near Fruitland, Duchesne County, Utah. He was born October 28, 1921 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to Royal Pratt Skousen and Margarita Bentley. He was raised and educated in Southern California where he attended San Bernardino Junior College and the University of Southern California. He married Dorothy Rose Mecham on January 6, 1944 at the LDS St. George Temple. Max served in the Eastern States Mission from 1942-43. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in China and India during World War II as a cryptographer. In his early career he was a management training specialist at Lockheed. In 1949 he founded Skousen Tax Service, which became the second largest tax preparation service in the United States by the time he retired as president of the company in 1970. The last 30 years he has pursued interests in spiritual growth, and assisting others in self-understanding and personal well-being. He had endless energy, a positive zest for life, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and understanding. Max is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; daughters, Claudia Lipp and Sheri Talakai; sons, Clifford and Melvin; brothers, Cleon, Ervin and Keith; 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Royal and Rita Skousen; brothers, Ezra, LeRoy and Kenneth; sisters, Rita Miller and Mildred Jones; son, Douglas and granddaughter, Cari. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002 at 12 noon at Valley View Funeral Home Chapel, 4335 W. 4100 S. The family will receive friends at a viewing Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, prior to the service. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 19, 2002.