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Earl S. “Skid” Skidmore

  • Birth 4 Feb 1925 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 107896655

Earl S. Skidmore, 1925 - 2012, long-time resident of Los Altos, CA., was born February 4, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Dr. Earl L. Skidmore and Nora Swaner Skidmore. He attended East High School, in SLC, and started college at the University of Utah in 1942. His education and varsity basketball play was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return to the "U" he finished his degree in Sociology/Anthropology and continued as an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. It was at the University of Utah that he met his future wife, Elies Yeates. Earl and Elies were married in 1947 and moved to Spokane, Washington where Earl worked for Phillips Petroleum and played on their elite basketball team. In 1950 the couple relocated to the Bay Area where Earl owned and operated four gas stations, "Skid's Royal Stations". In 1958 he started Pressure Vessel Service, (later named Basic Chemical Solutions) a chemical company located in Redwood City, to which he devoted over 30 years of hard work to ensure its success. He also dedicated much time to professional and community associations. In his retirement Earl "Skid" enjoyed vacationing in Lake Tahoe, photography, gardening, cooking and telling a good story. His unique wit and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. With loving hearts and many fond memories, Earl is survived by his wife, Elies Yeates Skidmore, Los Altos, sons, Earl Skidmore, Menlo Park, James (Jim) Skidmore, Roseville, Jeffrey (Jeff) Skidmore, Menlo Park and daughter, Phoebe Clement, Los Altos, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family plans a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Tahoe Rim Trail Association, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
Or online at: www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on April 13, 2012.

Note: US Navy Veteran.


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  • Created by: Travelingal
  • Added: 6 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107896655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl S. “Skid” Skidmore (4 Feb 1925–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107896655, ; Maintained by Travelingal (contributor 46599115) Unknown.