Long-time Grand Lake resident Heidi Louise Skidmore dies | SkyHiNews.com

Long-time Grand Lake resident Heidi Louise Skidmore dies

Heidi Skidmore, long-time resident of Grand Lake, died on Sept. 2 in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she had gone for treatment of colorectal cancer.

Born Jan. 26, 1951, in Superior, Wis., Heidi moved to Vallejo, Calif., in 1965 and graduated with a degree in music therapy from the University of the Pacific. In 2007 she earned her master of divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament at Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash, on Aug. 28, 2010. Heidi was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Wray.

Heidi is survived by three children and two grandchildren: Ben (wife Erica, sons Jack and Dylan) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Cody of Durham, N.C.; and Erin (husband Mike LeRoux) of Thornton.

Heidi will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. She had a calm way that instantly put people at ease, and her hugs and smiles were infectious. To know Heidi was to experience the loving grace of God present with you.

A service celebrating Heidi’s life and witnessing to her resurrection in Jesus Christ will be held at Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m., and at First Presbyterian Church of Wray on Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either First Presbyterian Church of Wray (250 East 4th Street, Wray CO 80758) or to Church of the Eternal Hills (PO Box 300, Tabernash CO 80478).

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