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OBITUARY: Darrell Ray Skinner

Darrell Ray Skinner

Jan. 12, 1937 – June 5, 2022

Darrell Ray Skinner, longtime Vale resident, passed away at age 85, on June 5 in Vancouver, Washington, at home surrounded by family.

Darrell (aka D.R.) was born in Cortez, Colorado, on Jan. 12, 1937, to J.V. and Helen Skinner. He joined older sister Linda and brother TV, while their younger brother, Donald, was born four years later.

At age 5, his family moved to Wilmington, California, so his parents could work in the shipyard during the war. They lived in California from 1942–1945, saving $8000 to buy a farm in Vale, Oregon.

Darrell attended elementary school at Willowcreek and high school in Vale, graduating in 1954 at age 17. He followed his sister Linda to Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. In . . .