Nora (Crain) Skinner, born December 15, 1925, died peacefully in Portland on August 22, 2016 surrounded by her children and her loyal dog, Pedro.
A long-time resident of Manzanita, Nora was a former employee of Kaiser Permanente. While residing at the coast, she was active in several community groups, served as an ombudsman, and volunteered at the Hope Chest Thrift Shop. She attended St. Catherine Episcopal Church, enjoyed watercolor painting and writing poetry.
A graduate of Frank High School, during WWII Nora trained as a journeyman welder (Rosie the Riveter). She attended Oregon State University before her marriage to Walter Skinner, her husband of 50 years, with whom she shared a passion for golf.
Nora is survived by her son, Mark Skinner, also of Manzanita, and her daughter Sorrel Devine (Rhode Island), as well as three grandchildren – Eamonn Gerety, Fiona Gerety and Hannah Devine. Nora will be remembered for her sense of humour and social nature. A fiend to many, she will be sorely missed.
Per her wishes, no funeral will be held. A gathering of friends and family to celebrate her life is planned for spring of 2017. Contributions in any amount to the Hope Chest Thrift Shop (36345 HWY 101 North, Nehalem) will be gladly accepted in memory of Nora.