Eunice E. (Lathrop) Skillings

Aug. 21, 1948 - Jan. 7, 2020

Eunice Elma Skillings, 71, of Wallowa, died Jan. 7 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise.

Eunice was born Aug. 21, 1948, in Enterprise, to Leo “Tuff” and Ursula E. (Young) Lathrop. She grew up on a farm on Parsnip Creek in the Leap area and attended school in Lostine and Wallowa. In 1965, Eunice married Elvin Wilks, and they later divorced. On June 27, 1971, she married Jonny Skillings.

Eunice loved to be the first out in the hills to find the first buttercups of the spring. She also loved to go out mushrooming. Her favorite thing was going on drives all over the county with Jonny. Eunice always had a sense of humor. She loved peanut butter pie, Hershey bars and Mug root beer.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Jonny Skillings Wallowa; children and their spouses, Lisa and Randy Barton, Zene and Shelly Wilks, Jason and Patty Skillings, Weldon Skillings, Gaylen and Sally Skillings, and Cindy and Rod Comstock, all of Wallowa; siblings and spouses, Mary Ann and Richard Wheeler of Pendleton, Kathy and Dan Moffit of Union, Leo and Nona Lathrop of Wallowa, and Leslie and Patty Lathrop of Meacham; and 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo “Tuff” and Ursula Lathrop.

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