Memorial Service:

7/31/2009 10:30am, Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling, Lakewood, CO 80215

Wayne F. (Skip) Skipton

August 14, 1937 :: Denver, Colorado
Passed Away:
July 12, 2009 :: Englewood, Colorado

Survived by his wife Kathy, sisters Joyce Lewis, Phyllis Tucker and family in California. Brother-in-laws, sister-in-law, niece and nephews. Great nieces Miranda and Morgan.

Wayne was born in Denver, CO and grew up in California and Elizabeth, CO. He enlisted in the Army National Guard after High School. He attended Metro State and Red Rocks Community College.

He worked in the Division of Wildlife of Colorado for 30 years. He enjoyed surveying and his work at the Division.

Wayne and Kathy were married on July 6, 1985 at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Skip enjoyed rafting, traveling, woodworking and especially collecting model railroad trains.

Donations can be made in Skip’s name to:

Vistacare Hospice (
4350 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 250
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter
455 Sherman St., #500
Denver, CO 80203

3600 Morrison Rd.
Denver, CO 80223
(School for American Indian people to get their GED education — Skip had a special connection to this school.)

Posted by All Veterans Funeral & Cremation


15 Responses to Wayne F. (Skip) Skipton

  1. Pat Dolen says:

    Skip always had a special place in my heart. We will remember him for his smile and warm laugh. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

  2. GlenAnn Egan says:

    I’m glad for our remembrance of Skip at Butler Gulch and for all the good years you had together. With love, GlenAnn & Ron

  3. Wayne & Betty Morris says:

    Wayne – a name of which means so much to brothers born and raised in the mile high area. To have known more of your thoughts leaves a brother a little lonely now., I cannot wait to see you again. Many happier smiles to you and yours.

  4. Chuck Roessler says:

    Kathy: Both Joan’s and my hearts and prayers are with you at this time!!

  5. Joe Fennessey says:

    Skip knew how to enjoy life and did a good job of it. Many will miss him. Joe

  6. jane Diamond says:

    So sorry at your loss. May fond memories ease your pain at this time. Fondly, Jane Diamond (Mile High Sales Pros.)

  7. Ruth & Russ Cassens says:

    Dear Friend Kathy: Even though we didn’t get to see Skip much always enjoyed his smile with a twinkle in his eye and his pleasant maner.. We remember your wedding and the year, maybe because ours was the same year. May God Bless you and keep you in his care. Our Love, Ruth & Russ

  8. LuAnn Hansen says:

    Kathy, I will miss the phone calls that I used to get from Wayne. He was always so gracious and so appreciative of any assistance I was able to give. It was a joy to meet you and Wayne personally in Alamosa (I think it was Alamosa) during our Open Enrollment meetings there. Take care and may God bless you and comfort you.

  9. Marty Miller says:

    Kathy, We know this has been a rough couple of years and especially the past few months. Skip is over his suffering and in a better place. We will always remember the Panama Canal cruise–Skip enjoyed that so much and it was fun to eat together each evening and share our day’s experiences & excursions. Just know that many people care about you and you did all you could for Skip and I am sure he knows that. Marty & John Miller

  10. Justine Lopez says:

    Kathy, I will always remember Skip’s laugh and smile, his love for you, and for Shamus I, II, and III….my love and heartfelt condolences are with you.

  11. Uhler, Sally says:

    Until we’re back to back and …. take care dear Skip.

  12. Pat Sladey says:

    As I remember the abundance of good times we have all had together, Skip will remain in my memory as the quiet, kind, smiling man he was. My love and condolences to you, Kathy. Pat Sladey

  13. Gail Campbell says:

    Hugs, my dear Kathy – remember all the good memories and rely on your friends to encourage your new journey…..God’s best as you prepare the service. He was a great man!

  14. Janet & Michael Mehren says:

    Kathy, My brother Lee told us about your loss, and our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Janet & Michael

  15. Ruth Strudell says:

    Kathy: Even though we didn’t get to know Skip that well, from the few times we met, I noticed he was very quiet but kind and considerate. I know that you must be feeling a great loss right now. Please accept our sympathies.

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