Laveta “Joreen” Skelton (Sanders), 86, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2015 with her family by her side in Goodyear, Ariz. She was interred at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Ariz., on August 6, 2015.
Joreen was born to Fred and Hazel (Carr-Williams) on September 21, 1928 in Cassville, Mo. She married Cecil Lewis Skelton on May 20, 1946 in Columbus, Kan. Joreen had many hobbies including golfing, dancing, bingo, cooking and playing cards. She was a faithful member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Mesa, Ariz.
Those who traveled to Heaven before her were her husband Cecil L. Skelton in 1977, her parents, Fred and Hazel, three brothers Leon, Virgil, Eldon and a sister Karolyn. Those left behind with many wonderful memories are her loving daughters Cecilia “CeCe” Fix (Donald) Dufur, Ore., Debra Miller (Darron), Goodyear, Ariz. She also had four grandchildren Heather Anthony (Deric), The Dalles, Ore., Darron Shane Miller, Austin, Texas, Justin McLaughlin (Tiffany), Dufur, Ore., and Michael Joseph Miller, Austin, Texas. Joreen had six great grandchildren Kylie, Sydney, Tabor, Kaylee, Isaac and Marshal. The family would like to extend our appreciation and blessings to the entire staff at Pathways Assisted Living & Memory Care Neighborhood! The love and comfort they provided made Mom feel safe, loved and content.
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