|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2010|
Helen M. Skaggs Helen M. Skaggs
BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services will be conducted at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Haughton, LA for Helen M. Skaggs on Monday, 15 March 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Charles Glorioso of Christ The King Catholic Church officiating. Visitation at Hill Crest will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, 14 March 2010. Mrs. Skaggs entered into rest peacefully on 10 March 2010 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home among family and friends. She was born at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. on 23 January 1924 to the late Major Lawrence J. and Helen Mary Dugan Brigante. Mrs. Skaggs' father was a member of the U.S. Army's Equestrian Cavalry Unit at Fort Myers, Virginia where she spent the first 17 years of her life. In 1942, her father was transferred to Fort Benning, GA, where she met the love of her life for 67 years, her husband Jack. When her husband shipped out to the North African Campaign in 1943, Mrs. Skaggs and her sister, Tootsie, moved to New York and went to work in the shipyards, A.K.A. "Rosie The Riveter," to help support the war effort. After World War II, Mr. & Mrs. Skaggs moved to various military installations until his retirement in 1962. Then, they settled in Bossier City. Later, Mrs. Skaggs worked for ten years as a Department Head at Gibson's Discount Center in Bossier City until she retired. She was a superb seamstress, incredible housekeeper, avid gardener, and an unbelievable cook. Her passions were shopping and baby sitting her grandchildren. She always dressed up for most any occasion, to the extent of attending her grandson's baseball games in high heels. She was the perfect Mom, Mother-in-Law and Grandmother and with her "gift for gab" she never met a stranger. She was a good Catholic and a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death, by 57 days, by her devoted husband, Jack C. Skaggs, her sister Elvira Brigante Guza and husband Lefty and her Mother and Father. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Blevins of Topeka, KS, son, Jack M. Skaggs and wife Annette of Bossier City, LA; eight grandchildren, Billy, Debbie, Randy, Sandy, Bobby and Donny of Topeka, KS, and Jack "Bump" and his wife Kaye and Jill of Bossier City, LA, 12 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Dee Skaggs, Red Skaggs, Ronnie Skaggs, Bill Bretherton, Bump Skaggs, Mike Thielmier and Justin Clark. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry and Marion "Brother" Guza of Beaver Falls, PA. The family would like to thank the staff at Bossier Family Medicine for their superb care over the years, Valerie and Martha with Southern Care Hospice and the wonderful and dedicated family at Heritage Manor of Bossier. In lieu of flowers, the family ask considerations be made to visit a Nursing or Veterans Home and give the patients a caring hug and the employees a deserving pat on the back.
You may share your memories with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com. Hill Crest Memorial
Funeral Home 318-949-9415
Published in Shreveport Times on March 14, 2010
Jack C Skaggs (1920 - 2010)*
Note: I did not know Helen Skaggs personally, she was a relative of a friend of mine.
Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Plot: Hill Crest Cemetery in Haughton, La.
Created by: James Shafer
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49742677
Helen was the sunshine of her family as this flower is the sun shine of God's creaton. Love, Peace and Joy.James|
Added: Mar. 15, 2010