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Marcella Lucinda Skillings, 80, died Dec. 2 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise.
Mrs. Skillings was born June 20, 1924, to John and Eva DeClue in St. Louis, Mo. She lived in Alaska and California before coming to La Grande. She married Raymond Benjamin Skillings on May 21, 1955. She earned a nursing degree in 1968 and worked at Hot Lake for a while before settling in Wallowa. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, quilting and being with her husband and family.
Survivors include her children, Joseph Skillings of Wallowa and Annette Hernandez of Pendleton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Bulah Davis of Southerland, Jessie Saner of Idana, Lucille Hanson of Kennewick, Bonnie Hicks of Hermiston and JoAnn Pittser of La Grande; and a brother, Elmer DeClue of La Grande. Her husband, three sisters; Eva DeClue, Duella Valek and Barbara Brown, and two brothers, Bob and Junior DeClue, all died earlier.
La Grande Observer, December 23, 2004