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Gwen Rose Andersen Skiby

April 7, 1948 — April 1, 2023

 

Gwen Rose Andersen Skiby born April 7, 1948 died April 1, 2023. Gwen was born in Brigham City, Utah to Floyd and Lola Andersen. She was the youngest of five children, Dee, Mary Fe, Charles, and Ken.

 

Gwen spent most of her childhood life in Brigham City through Elementary, Junior High, and graduating from Boxelder High in 1966. Shortly after High School she moved to California where she worked for a CPA Firm for about two years before returning to Utah.

 

Gwen started working at Wheelwright Lumber Company in 1969 and continued to work for the company until her death. Gwen loved working at Wheelwright’s where she started as an office worker and after a few years became the company bookkeeper, secretary and served on the board of directors. The Wheelwright’s were a second family to Gwen, she worked with three generations of Wheelwright’s and loved and respected every one of them.

 

On June 16, 1971 she married Gerald J. Skiby, they had two sons John and Todd. She was a very proud mother and grandmother to her sons and seven grandchildren Michael, Austin, Derek, Dylan, Tanner, Cheyenne, and Cameron.

 

Gwen’s life revolved around work and her family. Her sons were very active in sports through high school, mom was the perfect parent not only for supporting her boys but, becoming involved in team organizations working as a registrar, organizing fundraising, and most importantly cheering on her boys and the team. Nothing was more important  to her than her family. She will always be loved and remembered by everyone who knew her.

 

Gwen is survived by her husband Gerald, her sons John (Marissa) and Todd and her grandchildren and on brother Charles.

 

The family would like to thank Elevations Hospice especially Nurse Jen, Monica, CNA Cindy, and Social Worker MaryAnn for all of their caring and support.  

 

Family has requested that funeral is private for family and close friends.

 

Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary.



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