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Walter George Skellen

April 22, 1979 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 41)

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Walter George Skellen III

April 22, 1979 - April 14, 2021

Walter George Skellen III was born in Rochester, NY on April 22, 1979 to Frances Schiavi and Walter G Skellen II. Sadly, on April 14th, 2021 our beloved Walter gained his wings and was called home. Walter was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Joseph Skellen. He is survived by father Walter Skellen II and mothers, Frances Schiavi and Brenda Skellen; his sisters Holy Skellen and Renee LiButti; as well as brother, Matthew Skellen. Along with numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephew's, Walter G Skellen also leaves behind his wife, and soul mate, Sarah Yessell Skellen and four children. Izaiah Keyen Skellen (17), Noella Joy Skellen (15), Kashtyn Walter Skellen (5), and Avaa Navee Skellen (4.)

As a child Walter's family remembers him being very curious , and hands on. One year for Christmas, they gifted him a toy car, it was from Knight Rider, a few hours later they checked on him and he had reworked and rebuilt the whole car. As they say, they knew he could amount to anything he put his heart and his mind into. As an adult, we all knew that Walter's two greatest achievements were first and foremost, his family. Walter would constantly say how proud he was to be a father, his four children were his heart and soul as well as being married to his wife, Sarah. True love is rare and they were each others' split-aparts. He was extremely grateful to have regained his relationship with his parents and siblings.
His second greatest achievement was becoming a wild land fire fighter. He loved helping others and was proud to give it his all. It was his life-calling. He would call home with excitement, "baby, I saved a house!" Walter was passionate about everything and everyone he loved. His absence affects and will affect many very deeply. He is, was, and forever will be loved.


Friends and family near and far, services for our beloved Walter Skellen will be on Saturday May 15th from 10:00- 12:00 at Richardson's Rememberace Center in Benson, followed by a celebration of life and balloon release, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Sierra Vista from 3-7 pm
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to The Fallen Heroes organization.


The Broken Chain


We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Author: Ron Tranmer

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Memorial Service
May 15, 2021

10:00 AM
Richardson's Remebrace Center
725 E. 4th Street
Benson, Arizona 85602
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