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Richard N. 'Rich' Skinner

Richard N. "Rich" Skinner

Jun 19, 1934 - Apr 8, 2012
Richard N. "Rich" Skinner, 77, died at his home in Riverton on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

Memorial services are at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Doug Hill officiating. Inurnment follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Richard Norman Skinner was born in Roberts, Mont., on Tues., June 19, 1934, the son of Ford and Hattie (Newcomb) Skinner. He grew up in Roberts and went to school there, playing basketball. He then attended College in Bozeman and Billings, Montana.

Mr. Skinner married Dorothy Ann Cunningham at the United Methodist Church of Riverton on Sept. 4, 1955.

He worked as an operator at the Lucky Mc Mine in the Gas Hills of Fremont County for 10 years. He also sold motorcycles as Skinner's Yamaha and Bike Shop, operated B&R Enterprises cleaning services, worked at Napa Motor Parts for many years and was janitor at the Masonic Temple building.

He lived in the Gas Hills for 5 years and in Riverton for his remaining life.

He was of the Methodist faith.

Mr. Skinner was a past member of the Eagles Lodge in Riverton.

His family said Mr. Skinner liked motorcycle racing, liked writing programs for computers, made his own HO train set, did woodworking, making children's furniture and cradles, used to bowl and enjoyed talking around the world on his CB radio, and enjoyed his dog, Crissy. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Skinner of Riverton; a son, William Ford "Bill" Skinner and his wife Mary of Deeth, Nevada; daughters, Becky Broderick and husband Mark of Casper; six grandchildren, Jared Skinner, Haley Skinner, Richard McComsey, Donovan Self, Jeffrey Self, and Kelli Broderick; two great grandchildren, Aiden Skinner and Justin Skinner; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a granddaughter, Nicole Ann Skinner on April 22, 2009.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.