Daily Herald Obituary Mar 22, 2007
Contributor: Kody Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago
Herbert Max Skinner
Herbert Max Skinner, 89, died Monday, March 12, 2007 of causes incident of age. He was born January 8, 1918 to John Jensen and Elsie Horsley Skinner, in Soda Springs, Idaho, the third of eight children. He attended schools in Soda Springs and Lehi, Utah. He served a mission in the Pacific Northwest and was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life.
He married Irene Tanner on September 18, 1942. He spent most of his life in Southern California as a swimming pool plastering contractor. He took voice lessons, becoming a talented tenor and sang at many church and civic functions. In 1976 the family moved to Chewelah, Washington where they raised hay and cattle until 1990. They lived in Sandpoint, Idaho and had a meat pie business until moving to Mapleton in 1992. Max and Irene served a mission in Washington. Max enjoyed being around people and was a "bagger" at Macey's in Spanish Fork, until he suffered a stroke in 2000.
He was an accomplished horseman and loved the outdoors. His sons have many fond memories of hunting, fishing and scuba diving with him. He liked ski boats and took family and friend on many fun trips. He loved family functions and was always the life of the party. He loved attending the temple.
Max is survived by his wife; children: Layne (Ron) Serr, Arlene (George) Zimmerman, John (Janelle), Sally (Ron) Hanson, Bryan (Kelli), Vance (Lisa), James and Maxine (Willie) Sturgis; 43 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren; one brother, Karlton; three sisters, Mary Calton, (Ray Surman), Naoma Coleman, Eleanor Mahoney. He was preceded in death by his parents; two older brothers, Wendell and Wallace; his sister Maurine; his oldest son, Kirk and two grandchildren, Fed and Daisy.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the 14th Ward Chapel at 1316 South Main Street in Mapleton, Utah with a family viewing at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.