Betty Laverne Skaar

October 28, 1927 - September 20, 2015

Betty Laverne Skaar

October 28, 1927 - September 20, 2015


Betty Laverne (Manion) Skaar was born in her family’s home in Mt.Carmel Ill. on Oct.28th 1927 to Dewey Auther and Dolly Nadine “Mae” Manion.
Betty met her husband Peter Skaar while attending college in Chicago Ill.They were married shortly afterwards on March 24th 1951 in Chicago Ill.
Three children were born to this union.
Betty worked at Ill.Consolidated Telephone Co.and General Electric in Matoon Ill. Darigold in Seattle and she retired from Bon Marche in the office statistic dept.After retirement she enjoyed working at the local fair, Stanwood Cannery,and as a sample lady for Costco.Betty was always busy with her grandchildren. She loved to take long walks, she loved to garden and make ceramics, mostly for gifts. She also loved to create embroidery and make quilts. She had a wonderful sence of humor and was always teasing. She had a deep love and trust in God. Many family vacations were spent in North Dakota and her home state of Ill. She loved holidays and always made each one so special. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.
Betty is survived by her sister Alice Zimmer 
Brother Donald Lee (Elaine) Manion
Son Terry (Cathy) Skaar
Daughter Janet (Harvey) Henry
Grandsons Jeffery, Micheal (Joelle), Kevin,Andrew,and Joseph Skaar
Grand Daughters Amy Skaar, Sara (Andrew) Thom, Ann (Matt) Simon
Great Grand Children Avan Coulter, Mckenna Skaar and soon to come baby Simon.
Many nieces and nephews
She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers ,6 sisters, her husband Peter Skaar 2006 and son Gary Lee Skaar 2014.
Betty was welcomed into a new church, Immanuel Luthern Church, in Everson Wash. She felt very blessed to have her spiritual need supported and enriched by Pastor John Oken.
Special Thanks to Hospice house of Bellingham and the many wonderful nurses, nurses aides, and the volunteers who provided Betty and her family with such loving care.
Rest in peace Mom, we will love you always.  

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3 responses to Betty Laverne Skaar

  1. Cathy Skaar says:

    Betty was a beautiful, kind soul who I was fortunate to call my mother-in-law. She always told me that I wasn’t her daughter-in-law but her daughter. My relationship with my own mother is quite tumultuous and Betty was the mother I never really had. I will miss her laugh, her smile, her sweet nature but most of all, I will miss her beautiful face that always lit up when her family was around. You were an amazing woman and I will miss you dearly mom. I love you so very much.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the Skarr and Manion families. Though I hadn’t seen Aunt Betty in many years, she will be remembered always as a very sweet aunt. I have beautiful memories of my youth visiting with my Manion aunts and uncles in Central Illinois at family reunions. Aunt Betty celebrates her life with my dad, mom, Uncle Pete, and her siblings in Heaven. ‘So many are there to welcome her.

  3. We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother, GrandMother, Sister and Aunt. I remember your Mother fondly. I did not know her well but I do remember she was a very nice lady. Your loss is deep but your Mother at Peace. Our Family will pray for your family as you cope with this loss. God be with you and bless all of you.

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