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Lois T. Skilton

Lois Skilton, age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in

Charlotte, North Carolina, after a brief illness. Lois had lived in Charlotte for the past seven years where she enjoyed many happy moments with "the southern family."

Born in Mineola, New York, on July 31, 1920, to Charles and Elna Turner, Lois graduated from New Lebanon High School near her hometown of Stephentown, New York. She graduated from Albany Business College and started work at Montgomery Ward in Albany where she met her future husband Steve. After their marriage they moved to North Conway, New Hampshire, where they both worked for Carroll Reed Ski Shops until their retirements in 1987. Steve and Lois enjoyed 42 years together before his passing in 1992. In 1993, Lois moved to Waitsfield, Vermont, and spent 14 wonderful years with "the northern family." While in Vermont, Lois volunteered at Joslin Memorial Library and attended St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church.

Lois will be remembered by her whit, sharp mind and many winning bridge hands!

She is survived by her son Steve and his wife Nancy of Waitsfield, Vermont, and grandchildren Anna and Tanner; and by her son Peter and his wife Susan of Charlotte, North Carolina, and grandchildren Paige and Eric.

A graveside service will be held in Kearsarge, New Hampshire, at a later date. Donations may be made to Joslin Memorial Library, 4391 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673, in honor of Lois's service and devotion to the library and her love of reading. Arrangements are in the care of T.H. Robertson Funeral Service in Charlotte, NC.

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# FriendEllen Ackerman Putnam 2015-02-10 11:32
Dear Steve, Peter and your Families,

I met and worked for your parents a year before I was married in 1979. They were kind, thoughtful and helpful and with their wonderful senses of humor they made work more fun than "job". Lois hosted a bridal shower for me, and she encouraged and added to my own collection of M.A. Hadley dinnerware. I think of them both often and always warmly and with a smile. When the Christmas letter I sent to Lois this year came back I was worried, and when my e-mail follow-up was undeliverable I had that unpleasant sense of foreboding. I am saddened to learn of her passing, but am relieved to hear it was a gentle leave-taking. You are all in my thoughts as you work through the first year of Lois-less events, as I know she added greatly to your celebrations! Please know that she made a very positive and life-long impression of many, including me.

Best,
Ellen
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# Thank you for your kind post re Lois.Peter Skilton 2015-05-22 15:40
Hi Ellen - I just today noticed your post to the obituary page on valleyreporter.com. I am sorry that it has taken so long for me to respond but thank you so much for those kind words and warm memories of our Mom and Dad. We must have worked together if it was the 1978-79 era since I always worked at Carroll Reed's when I was home from college for Christmas break. I hope you are well. Mom lived a long healthy life and was sharp as could be right until the end - even asking me to reschedule her hair appointment and giving me the phone number from memory from her hospital bed, and reminding me to mail her bill payments right after her social security check posted. I never cut her any slack playing gin rummy and she usually won. One of a kind for sure.

Warm regards,
Peter ()
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