|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1930|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2002|
C. Richard "Dick" Skinner died June 8, 2002, in Cheyenne, WY.
He was born in Denver, CO, on November 3, 1930, the son of C.W. "Jack" and Florence Skinner. The family lived in Riverton, Wyoming, until 1935 and moved to Cheyenne. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1948 and received a B.A. degree in education at the University of Wyoming in 1953. While attending the university he was a member and served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1955 after serving as an English instructor in Puerto Rico.
He was advertising manager for Frontier Refining Co. of Denver, and Hess Oil Company in New Jersey from 1958 to 1964. From 1964 to 1970 he was an account executive for the advertising agency McCann-Erickson International Inc. in New York City, Miami, and Houston. He returned to Laramie, Wyoming, and served as the executive director of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association in 1970. In 1975 he moved to Cheyenne to become the administrative assistant for three-term Governor Ed Herschler. From 1987 until the time of his death he was a consultant for private industry on government relations matters.
Mr. Skinner was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a past member of the Cheyenne and Laramie Rotary Clubs and the UW Cowboy Joe Club. Mr. Skinner was a lifetime member of the UW Alumni Association, and a member of the UW Art Museum, and Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. He served on the boards of Meals on Wheels; Crimestoppers/Silent Witness; and the Wyoming State Parole Board; and was past director of Operation Lifesaver. At the time of his death he was serving on the Board of Trustees at United Medical Center, and on the board of directors for Wyoming Children's Society.
Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosemary Eckel Skinner; sons, Charles "Chuck" and wife Karin of Cheyenne; Jack and wife Dawn of Laramie; Rick and wife Amy of Anaheim, CA; and daughter Elizabeth and husband Rick Hanson of Denver, CO. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Cody, Courtney and Christy Skinner of Laramie; Charlie, Ned, Jack and Elizabeth Skinner of Anaheim, CA; Max and Meg Hanson of Denver, CO.; and Jason Hoffman and Avalon Skinner of Cheyenne.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Florence Skinner.
Rosemary Eckel Skinner (1931 - 2010)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Block 1 Row 10 Sec. 5 Lot 10 Space D
Created by: Joe Gibbens
Record added: Jul 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40095920
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