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Dorothy E. Skiles

June 02, 2002

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church in Brawley for Dorothy E. Skiles, 79, of Brawley, who died Friday in her home.

The Rev. Jeff Bowman of First Baptist will officiate. Burial will be private in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Skiles was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Benton, Maine.

Because of her military upbringing, Mrs. Skiles lived in many areas of the United States. She graduated from high school in Rhode Island.

She then moved with her family to Panama, and then, because of World War II, her family moved to San Diego.

Mrs. Skiles met Denton A. Skiles in San Diego and they were married on Feb. 21, 1942, in San Diego and in 1945 moved to Brawley.


Mrs. Skiles was a housewife and, according to her family, devoted herself to the care of her family throughout her married life. She loved to play golf and was a volunteer for Los NiƱos for several years.

Mrs. Skiles was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Frances Benson.

Survivors include her husband, Denton A. Skiles of Brawley; daughter, Patricia Hodges of Rancho Bernardo; brother, George Clarke of Florida; grandchildren, Michael Benson of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Laura Boswell of Whittier, Catherine Boswell of Sumner, Wash., Cindy Hodges of Rancho Bernardo, and Allison Duran of San Diego; and two great- grandchildren.

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