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Obituary: Jane Skog

Grandma Jane Eloise Jane Skog, our hero, born March 18, 1933, to Elmeron "Buster" and Martha C. Potter. Married Jack Skog, October 18, 1950. She taught us all how to fight and survive as she battled cancer for 41 years. Grandma Jane's grandchildren remember the simple pleasures of waking up at her house on the weekends to the smell of coffee and finding her reading the paper waiting to find out what they wanted for breakfast. When asked the family favorite was grandma's French toast, but be careful to keep your fingers away while she was cooking or you'd get wacked with a wooden spoon. At her house there was always fun. You could find board games, plenty of time for bamboo fights, climbing trees and running from a killer rooster. Picking cherries, watching "Hunter", and watching grandma hoot and holler for "All Star Pro Wrestling." Misbehavin' wasn't easy because there was always a wooden spoon, back scratcher or shoe waitin' on the fridge to bring you back in line. No one could possibly forget her homemade French fries or her chicken noodle soup so thick that it had to be served on a plate. Aside from her family, Grandma Jane found many joys in life. Bingo, nickel slots, collecting old bottles, finding outhouse antiques, volunteering at the library and hospital (for more years than anyone could count without ever asking for anything in return) clean windows, sewing, camping, fishing, and sitting on her patio where she watched her grandchildren and then her great-grandchildren play. Visiting and drinking coffee in her kitchen with anyone who stopped by. Grandma Jane loved to tell us all that she could gamble for two days straight on $20. The love of gambling runs strong in our veins. You will not find a member of her family who did not inherit her gambling spirit. Her home was always open through the good and the bad. Her family was her pride she stood by us with love and her never give up attitude. Her grandchildren and great-grandchil-dren remember Grandma for being kind and always excited for someone new to call her grandma. Everyone loves her very much and we agree with Grandpa, "she was the cutest little thing running around." Survived by her mother, Martha Potter; her five children, Roy Skog (Barbara Shaw), Jackie Campbell (Ed), Ronnie Skog (Peggy), Patty Earl (Richard), Shane Skog (Marilyn), Steve Barney, Amy and Chris Bringle, Cammille Liebrecht (Kelly), Michelle Stoker (Dan), Michael Earl (Erika), David Barney, Jeff Skog (Tuesday), Cody Skog, Kristi Earl (Jason Meinhart), Shannon Skog, Brent Earl, Ashley Skog, Skyler Skog; great-grand-children, Steven and C.J., Charlee, Kace, Sarah Jane, Emmalee, Cuyler, Aidan, Tristen, and three more on the way, Ashley, Carson, and Shannon's baby; and dog, Cinnimon. "Grandma we will miss you terribly, until we meet again." --from everyone you've ever touched in your life. Grandma will be welcomed to heaven by her father; husband; two sisters; and Ruff, her old faithful dog. Grandma's frugal nature would frown on this elaborate obituary, but lucky for us all she's not here to get us with her wooden spoon. Special thank you to Anne, Vicki, Connie and Julie. A viewing will be held at McDougal Funeral Home 4330 S. Redwood Rd. Monday Sept. 12, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Graveside at Redwood Memorial Estates, 3:30 p.m. With love by Grandma's Grandkids.