Flora "Duffer"Marie Skeen, 89, of La Grande passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on January 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Assembly Church, 1800 N Road 72, Pasco, Washington. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Flora was born on June 12, 1923 in Health, Arkansas to John Mounce and Sibby Barker. She married Tom Woodrow Taylor on October 26, 1940. On August 20, 1960 she married Lloyd Walter Skeen. Lloyd passed away about 20 years ago. She lived in several places throughout her life including Fayetteville, Arkansas, Payette, Idaho, New Meadows, Idaho, Kamiah, Idaho Pasco, Washington and La Grande, Oregon.
She was considered the "world's best grandma" with a heart above all others. She was a great bowler and has the trophies to prove it. She enjoyed baking homemade breads and making jams and jellies. She also enjoyed camping, hunting and especially loved sitting around the campfire. She enjoyed sewing things for the grandkids and making quilts. She loved to travel. Her travels took her to Arkansas, Alaskan Cruise, Israel, Hawaii and Belize.
She was a member of Rebekah Lodge in New Meadows, Idaho and the Faith Assembly Church in Pasco, Washington.
Flora is survived by 5 Children and their spouses Rosa Rupp (Fawn) of Pasco, Washington, Gerald Taylor of Clarkston, Washington, Joyce Higgins (Pat) of La Grande, Oregon, Theta Ellsworth of Richland, Washington and Sharon DeFord of Burbank, Washington. 10 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Contributions can be made to a charity of your choice in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 4th Street, La Grande OR 97850.