Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 25, 2014
Vilo Skidmore

Obit SkidmoreVilo Adams Skidmore passed away at her Grantsville residence on Friday afternoon, March 21, 2014. She was born on Dec. 12, 1929 in Parowan, Utah to Ancel J. and Gertrude Decker Adams. She was raised with nine siblings and attended schools in Parowan. She then went to Cedar City and attended the Branch Agricultural College (SUU). It was there that she met A. LeRoy Skidmore, Jr. They became good friends and soon after fell in love. LeRoy was called to serve an LDS mission, but not before he had asked Vilo to marry him. Soon after, Vilo also left for her own mission to Indiana. She returned home before he did and when he finally arrived, they wasted no time and were married in the St. George LDS Temple three weeks later on Nov. 22, 1952. LeRoy was almost immediately called to serve his country in the United States Army. The couple lived in Ft. Lewis, Wash., Anchorage, Alaska, and after the service in Logan for schooling. LeRoy accepted a job teaching at Tooele High School and they moved to Tooele. Here they settled and raised their family. Vilo was an angel mother and spent her time teaching and nurturing their three children, Elizabeth, David and James. Later she worked at the school lunch and at the Tooele Valley Nursing Home. She always had a strong testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many positions including Primary teacher and Relief Society president. She and LeRoy served a mission at the LDS Church Office Building in Salt Lake City. After her husband’s death, she moved to Hyde Park, Utah, and then to Diamond Jane’s in Grantsville. Vilo was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, her parents, a sister. Maureen (John) Foster, brothers Bernarr Adams, Bryce Adams, Lorraine (Carmen) Adams, and brothers-in-law Willard Jones, Joe Lawrence, Seymour Nielsen and Sweeney Windchief. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Ron) Brown, David (Becky) Skidmore and James (Jane) Skidmore, as well as 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Hardy (Dorothy) Adams, Trudy Jones, Spencer (Rita) Adams, Lloyd (Christine) Adams, and Sharon (Gary) Cupp, and sisters-in-law Madelyn Adams, Lovena Adams, Dorothy Lawrence, Aldean Nielsen, Muriel (Jim) Martin and Peggy (Garth) Mabey along with many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Tooele Stake Center, 245 S. 200 East. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. The family would like to extend a warm and genuine Thank You to the staff and nurses at Diamond Jane’s. Their kind and tender, loving service to Mom will always be fondly remembered.

One thought on “Vilo Skidmore

  1. Dear-Ebba, David and Jimmy
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mom.
    When I think of Mrs. Skidmore, I always think of the angelic soft spoken figure that was always there for all of us kids. Whatever we needed.
    May Gods grace be with you during this difficult time. I will remember her kindness and spirit forever
    Denice (Robertson) Kelley

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