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Fredalene M. Skinner

1926 - 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Fredalene Mignon Skinner, 92, of Midland, passed away Monday, April 1, following a short illness.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Nalley Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Midland Church of God, 5300 Thomason, Midland.

A private interment will be on Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park.

Fredalene was born on Nov. 5, 1926, in Manitou, OK, the oldest child of Lena Mae (Biggs) and Lloyd Melvin Sturgis. She graduated from Amherst High School and on Dec. 11, 1945, she married the late Luther Buford Skinner. She worked as a nurse before she and her husband moved to Iowa Park, in 1947. She worked at the school cafeteria and then accepted a job at the Sheppard Air Force Base Youth Center which became her life long career. Becoming Youth Director and serving for 25 plus years, she was awarded the highest national accolades for her service. She served in many capacities with the Church of God and local organizations in Iowa Park until she and Luther retired. They moved to Midland, in 2001 to be near her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther; her parents; and her sister, Lloyce Ermis.

She is survived by her children, two sons, Jimmy of Boise, ID., and Mike of Dallas; daughter, Sandra Oldham, of Midland; brother, Frank Sturgis, of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions may be made to: Church of God, Manor Park, Inc. or Hospice Midland.