Milo Marion Skidgel © Cheyenne Star 21 Jan 1974 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Milo Marion Skidgel, 55, a former resident of LaPine, Oregon died Sunday, December 23, 1974, at a hospital in Baker. He suffered a heart attack while bird hunting.
Mr. Skidgel was a heavy equipment operator with the family logging company, and had been working in the John Day area. He came to LaPine in 1962.
A native of Oklahoma, he was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was born May 22, 1918.
Survivors include his wife, Helen G. of LaPine. They were married December 15, 1945, in Idaho.
He leaves a son, Gary in the U.S. Navy stationed at Lemore, California; and two daughters, Nancy Skidgel of LaPine; Mrs. Janice Winkle; and one grandchild.
Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. Skidgel, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Cagle, all of Laine; and two brothers, Art Skidgel of LaPine; and Dale Skidgel of LaPine and Prairie City, Oregon.
Marion Skidgel's mother is a cousin of Babe Frankford.
He leaves paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira D. Skidgel of LaPine; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Thurman of Springfield; and paternal grandfather, Boyd Beck of Eugene, Oregon.
His mother, Norma Jean Skidgel, died in an automobile accident south of Bend, Oregon April 30, 1956.
Burial took place in Pilot Butte Cemetery, Bend.
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