Venus Wallentine Skinner, 93, former resident of Nounan and Preston, Idaho and Hamilton and Corvallis, Montana, died December 25, 1993 at her home in Hyde Park, Utah.

She was born January 28, 1900 in Paris, Idaho, the daughter of Robert Wallace and Emily Ellen Davis Wallentine. She married Karl Wilson Skinner February 25, 1918 in Paris, Idaho; later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. He died October 22, 1965.She took great interest in gardening, belonging to several clubs. She was a member of the DUP. She made many rugs, quilts and did crocheting. She was active in the LDS Church where ever she lived, working in leadership as president of the MIA and Relief Society and was a teacher in all the auxiliaries. She served a mission in the Central States with her husband in their early married life.

She is survived by a son and daugher-in-law, Richard and Sharon Skinner, North Platte, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Kathy Wharton, Scott Simpson, Sherie L. Skinner, Valerie K. Skinner, Debra Venus Skinner; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Fannie Elizabeth Peterson, Salt Lake City; one brother, Davis E. Wallentine, Paris, Idaho.

Preceded in death by parents; husband; four children, Karl Wilson, Helen Venus Simpson, Robert Dean and Ashley Nephi; two brothers, J.C. (Wallace) Wallentine and Van Ness Wallentine; two sisters, Emily Brewer and Pearl Evangeline Passey.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 28, 1993 at 12 noon in the Hyde Park 5th Ward Chapel, 65 East Center, with Bishop Cell Bagley conducting. Friends may call at the ward chapel Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and also Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Preston Idaho Cemetery. Funeral services under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.

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