Obituary: Elmer Barker Skinner

Elmer was born on March 23, 1929, in Havre
Elmer Barker Skinner
Posted at 1:33 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 15:33:07-04

Elmer Barker Skinner, 90, of Great Falls, passed away after a brief illness on October 25, 2019.

Elmer was born on March 23, 1929, in Havre, Montana. Elmer was in the U.S. Army as a rifleman during the Korean War and received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during his service in combat.

After serving in the military, he met the love of his life, Barbara Jeanne Ellois Whitaker. They had four sons in Havre, and later moved to Great Falls and had 2 daughters. While in Havre, Elmer worked on the BNSF Railroad. After moving to Great Falls, he worked for Buttrey Foods warehouse until his retirement in 1991.

Elmer and Barb were avid horseracing owners and trainers. He knew almost everyone at the horseracing tracks in Montana. His dearly beloved wife of 66 years passed away on March 4, 2019.

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