Shirley Skidmore

Shirley Skidmore, 83, of College Station, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019. A Celebration of Life will begin at 1pm Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, with Certified Life Celebrant, Dawn Lee Wakefield, officiating. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Pecan Room at Callaway-Jones.
Shirley was born February 5, 1935, in Elkhart, Texas, to Tony and Etha Walston.
Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, E.T. “Zeke” Skidmore; daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Michael Lee, Gena and C.J. Viator; sisters and brothers-in-law, Greta and Steve Fleming, Madelyn and A.L. Mitchell, Toni Gayle and Norris Crawford; grandchildren, Zachary James Viator, Payton Noel Viator, Shane Thomas Lee and wife Sara, Tara Brooke Lee; great grandchild, Luna Michelle Lee; and her beloved Yorkie-poo, Dancer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. To contribute, make checks payable to Texas A&M Foundation; note Pledge #3137607 in memo section on check. Mail check to Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Dr., College Station, TX 77840-2811, or visit


  1. As her neighbor on Hillltop Lakes for many years, We really enjoyed her friendship. We miss her when she moved to College Station and wish Zeke consolations
    Mae and Fred Bruce

  2. We were so sad to hear but so glad to know she is in the Lord’s presence. Our prayers go out to the family. We pray for Peace Isaiah 26: 3&4.

  3. We are saddened at her passing but know she has passed through the gates of heaven. She was a lovely lady and so nice to me as one of her daughters friends. We are praying for peace for the family.

  4. All our love to you and your family as you say farewell to your beloved Mother, Wife, friend. I picture her walking hand in hand with Jesus. We are praying for your peace.

    Deb and Mark

  5. I was heartbroken when I got your message. We know she is in the best place surrounded by all those she has loved. She was a beautiful and lovely lady, Mother, Grandmother and Wife and will always be cherished. I pray for everyone who has lost her presence, but she will forever remain in our hearts.

  6. Losing a parent is a very difficult thing, no matter your age! I will be holding you and your lovely family up in prayer through this devastating time! I love y’all!

  7. Shirley, you will be missed! Immglad i was able to meet you and your sweet husband Zeke, Michelle, and my sunshine, Baby Luna! We had our laughs, and we have had our sadness, but through it all, we put a smile on our face and keep it going, I passed by your room and seen you werent there anymore, I knew what had happened, and i prayed for you and your family. I will come by to pay my respects to you, may God Bless you, which he already has, i will see you one day, enjoy your mansion shirley, we will ALL see you one day. Love you and may you rest in Heaven!! Watch over our baby for us, and kiss him/ her for us, i already have one sitter, one more wont hurt! Love ya suga……

  8. I am so sorry for your Loss. I know this is a hard time for you and pray for Peace, Strength, and Comfort to help you through these difficult times.

  9. I will never forget her smile, laugh and wit. I am thankful for the Entire Skidmore family and I cherish each memory.
    All my love, Kathy Whitaker

  10. I’m so sad for all of you. You’re in my prayers and I know that all the great memories of your loving Mother will comfort you during this heartbreaking time.

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