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Bernice Helen "Bea" Skinner

Bernice Helen Skinner ("Bea"), 83, of Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away November 8, 2021 at Carlsbad Medical Center. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced.

Bea was born October 24, 1938 in Sublimity, Oregon, to Joseph and Amelia (Bruegeman) Wolf. She attended elementary and high school at St. Boniface Catholic School where she graduated as class valedictorian in 1956. She was employed as a cosmetologist for Eric of New York in Salem, Oregon for many years.

Bea married Donald E. Skinner on January 3, 1967 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and together they were blessed with four children. While in Carlsbad, Bea was employed at Lakeview Christian Home as a cosmetologist. She valued her job and getting to know each resident, striving to make a difference in their lives. Bea is remembered for her wonderful sense of humor. She loved telling jokes and making others smile. She enjoyed reading, hiking, working jigsaw puzzles, and taking care of her grandchildren.

Bea was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Carlsbad, where she loved her church congregation, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday School for many years. Bea is in Heaven today because she trusted in Jesus. She confessed He was her Lord and Savior and believed He rose from the dead; therefore, she has been saved by His grace through faith and nothing more (Romans 10:9 and Ephesians 2:8-9). She will be dearly missed.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Skinner; son, James Donald Skinner ("Jim"); daughter, Sara Jane Skinner; stepson, Richard Skinner; step-grandson, David Gee; and sister, Elizabeth Minten. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Pigeon; daughter, Margaret (Raymond) Gee; stepson, Ron Skinner; stepson, Gary (Melisa) Skinner; grandson, Tate Shugart; grandson, Logan (Farryn) Burkham; grandson, Tanner Murphy; granddaughter, Katie Pigeon; grandson, Samuel Gee; step-grandson, Jeff (Kathy) Gee; great-grandson, Gideon Burkham; great-granddaughter, Ophelia Burkham; step-great-grandson, Anthony Menchaca; step-great-grandson, Nelson Gonzales; sister, Dolores Gries; sister, Lucille Wolf; sister, Patricia (Larry) Silbernagel; brother, Donald Wolf; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Carlsbad Medical Center; Pecos Valley Physicians Group; Orthopedic Specialists; Artesia General Hospital; and TLC Home Health Care for the wonderful care they provided to Bea, as well as her close friends and church congregation who helped see her through this time. Your outpouring of love, support, encouragement, and prayers were a tremendous blessing to Bea. Thanks also to Denton-Wood Funeral Home for the outstanding services provided.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.dentonwood.com.

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I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Im so glad we had a chance to meet mrs. bea!

Sheila Combs Nov 19 2021 10:11 AM

I will miss my best friend very much until I see her again. Until then, my fellow prayer warrior, much love to your family.
P.S. I know you always preferred Beatrice! :-)

Christina Mann Nov 17 2021 8:42 PM

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Dorothy Thomas Nov 16 2021 9:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernice Skinner

Jose Payanes Nov 16 2021 6:07 PM

Susan & Margaret,
So sorry to hear of your Moms passing.
Don't know if you remember but Fred and I stopped to visit a couple of times on trips through Carlsbad.
I didn't know your Mom well but she was always so friendly to us and we did enjoy visiting her.
Fred died two years ago on September 26th. Always so hard to lose those we love.
My sympathies,

Vangie Ripp Nov 15 2021 8:09 PM

Nana will forever and all eternity finally be where she belongs . I'm happy for her sad ending but she fought till her last breathe like a warrior of god she is and will be ❤️

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