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Dolores Jean Skinner

May 13, 1925 November 23, 2018
Dolores Jean Skinner
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Obituary for Dolores Jean Skinner
Dolores Jean Skinner passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Dolores was born on May
13, 1925, in San Francisco to Joseph and Nellie McCarthy. She attended St. Anne’s
Elementary and graduated from Presentation High School in San Francisco where she was
active in journalism and editor of the school newspaper.
Dolores met the love of her life, Bob, while working at Mrs. Walton’s ice cream store, a love story in the making. They were married at St. Anne’s on May 27, 1944, upon Bob’s graduation from the US Army Aviation Cadet School. Bob’s military career took her all over the US and to England, but after making their home in Vacaville in 1955, all deployments brought them back to Vacaville.
Bob passed away in March, 2018. He and Dolores were married for 73 years.
Dolores had a varied career in journalism as an editorial columnist for the Vacaville Reporter and the Vallejo Times Herald. She later became a life insurance agent for John Hancock Insurance. Throughout her life, Dolores was active in community affairs and organizations, including The Saturday Club, Soroptimist, Vacaville Museum Guild, American Cancer Relay for Life, St. Mary’s Women’s Club, St. Joseph’s Martha’s Ministry, as well as active in PTA, and later taking a seat as a member of the Vacaville Unified School District board from 1973 to 1978. She was also very active at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the liturgical ministry serving as a lector for many years.
Dolores is survived by her sons, Rob, Gerald (Kathleen), Dan (Denise); daughters, Susie
Gilley and Kate Skinner; grandchildren, Angela Skinner Orr, Aaron (Jenna) Skinner, Mac
(Tammy) Skinner, Adrian (Aaron) Gardiner, Sean Gilley, Natalie Gilley and Sandy (Ron) Harris; great-grandchildren, Logan, Peyton, Mason and Conner Gardiner, Emily, Caely and Maya Orr, Grace and Faith Skinner, Gabriella and Bridgette Skinner, Alexandra, Aurora and Audrey Harris and Merida Gilley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
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5:00 PM 12/13/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
McCune Garden Chapel

212 Main St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

Rosary 7:00PM

McCune Garden Chapel
212 Main St. Vacaville 95688 CA
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10:30 AM 12/14/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church

105 S. 2nd St.
Dixon, CA 95620

St. Peter's Catholic Church
105 S. 2nd St. Dixon 95620 CA
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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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