Mrs. Skinner obtained her nursing degree in 1959 — the same year she married Mr. Skinner, who worked for Consolidated Engineering Co.
The couple initially settled in Rodgers Forge. In 1967 they moved to Mays Chapel into a house they designed and built themselves.
Mrs. Skinner continued her nursing career at what is now Mercy Medical Center until she had her son in 1962.
She and her husband were members of the Annapolis Yacht Club and owned two ocean racing yachts, a Peterson 43 and a Tartan 41. In addition to sailing the Chesapeake Bay, they competed in a 1978 yacht race from Newport, R.I., to Bermuda aboard the Tartan 41.
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An avid duckpin bowler, Mrs. Skinner was president of the St. Joseph’s Bowling League in Cockeysville and was active in the mixed bowling league at the Baltimore Country Club, where she and her husband were members.
She volunteered with Pets on Wheels with her dog, Raven, and enjoyed visiting residents of Pickersgill Retirement Community in West Towson. She was also a member of the Woman’s Club of Roland Park.
A private graveside service will be held Thursday.