Holly Wade Nelson-Skillman, 50, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece and friend peacefully left this life August 2, 2022, at the Ogden Regional Medical Center with her loving husband and other family members by her side.
Holly was born August 24, 1971, in Ogden, Utah to Gary Lee Wade and Gloria Jean Johnstun.
Holly attended school at Freemont Elementary, Sunset Junior High, and Clearfield High School.
Holly married Ralph Andrew (Andy) Nelson Jr. May 16, 1991, in Clinton, Utah. They were the parents of two children, Tiffany, and Cody. Andy passed away in July 2002.
Holly met and married the love of her life, Louis Anderson (Lou) Skillman III September 26, 2007, in Farmington, Utah. They raised Tiffany and Cody in Layton, Utah. Together, they created many precious and lasting memories with her grandchildren, Aiden and Quinn whom she adored. She spent many hours with Aiden collecting rocks, painting them for 801ROCKS and then hiding them for some stranger to find.
Holly was compassionate, independent, strong willed and intelligent. She was actively involved with a local community group called “Helping Hands” to help provide for those who were in need. She always kept cash-on-hand to help a stranger on the street.
Beginning in early childhood, Holly loved to make people laugh with her unique sense of humor. She was quite the tease and prankster. She enjoyed having what she called “dance parties” on the kitchen floor with Tiffany and Aiden.
Holly loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening, fishing with her close friend Cindy Simone and hiking with her husband Lou.
Above all, Holly was number one support and cheerleader to Lou and his love of pool, tennis, and snow skiing.
Holly’s working career centered around sales and customer service. She worked at Movie Buffs, Market Star, Nice Corp. and finally retired from Citibank when her health declined.
Holly was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Holly is survived by her husband, Louis Skillman III, a daughter, Tiffany (Shawn) Nelson-Mcintyre of Utah, and a son, Cody Nelson of Washington; a stepdaughter Kelsey (Ryan) Christenson and stepson Louis Anderson (Andy) IV (Ashley) Skillman of Utah; five grandchildren, Aiden, Quinn, Paisley, Averie, and Rayce; her mother, Gloria (Mike) Johnson of Idaho; a brother, Jeff Wade, three sisters, Cindy Chambers, Jolene (Travis) Daines, and Julie (Jayson) Beagley all of Utah; brothers-in-law Scott Nelson, Cliff Laughter and William Skillman of Utah; and grandmother, Rosezella Johnstun of Utah. She was preceded in death by her father Gary Lee Wade; a brother William Lee Coombs; mothers-and fathers-in-law Louis Anderson II and Marlene Skillman, and Ralph Andrew Nelson, Sr. and Sheila Dunn; and brothers-in-law Robert Nelson and Richard Skillman and granddaughter Remi.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit family at the mortuary Sunday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Monday from 9:30 to10:30 a.m.
Interment will follow at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton