Sharon Rae (Wright) Skinner

Sharon Rae (Wright) Skinner

February 1, 1943 – July 18, 2021

78 years, 5 months, 18 days

Sharon taught Home Economics to middle school children in Nebraska and Wisconsin.  She championed and supported the education of middle school children her entire teaching career from 1965 to 2004.

Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Virginia Wright; brother Dr. Steven Wright, DVM.  Survived by husband, Stephen Skinner; daughter, Sarah Haver (Joel), grandchildren, Jay and Jillian Haver; sisters, Sandra Fishko, Susan Arp; nieces; nephews; in-laws; and many friends.  Grateful thanks to the many healthcare workers who helped sustain Sharon’s life.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 27th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  Interment: Private Ceremony later. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Millard Public Schools Foundation or Planned Parenthood.





  • Bob and Jane Patterson Posted July 20, 2021 7:14 am

    Steve and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a wonderful person and will be missed.. Let your good memories help you through these tough times.

  • Mary K Klein Posted July 20, 2021 10:13 am

    Steve, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sharon. May God be with you during this sad and trying time.

  • Christina Field Posted July 20, 2021 10:45 am

    I was blessed to have both Mr and Mrs Skinner as teachers. Both a blessing to the Millard schools. Condolences 💐 for your loss. Mrs Skinner was an amazing woman!

  • Cindy Hamm Posted July 20, 2021 9:32 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. She was such a wonderful person and teacher. She will be missed by so many.

  • Barbara Killham Posted July 21, 2021 10:38 am

    Dear Steve,
    We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s death She was always a ray of sunshine, optimistic and cheerful. She will be missed!
    Barb and Ted Killham

  • LYNNE K ELWOOD Posted July 21, 2021 6:02 pm

    Sharon was a joy to work with. She loved what she did and it showed. Thinking of you both Steve and Sarah. Peace.

  • Natalie Hein (Schrum) Posted July 21, 2021 6:08 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Rob LaFave Posted July 21, 2021 7:49 pm

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I had Mrs. Skinner as a teacher at Anderson back in the late 80’s. I will never forget how kind she was to us. She was an amazing teacher that left an impact on so many.

  • Bobbi L Ackerman Posted July 21, 2021 9:04 pm

    My love and sincere condolences. My Skinner, many of your former students are holding your heart as you so genuinely once held ours.

  • Nicole Moore Posted July 22, 2021 6:28 am

    I feel so lucky to have grown up next door to you both. Sharon was a wonderful lady. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Inga Daniels Posted July 22, 2021 7:58 pm

    Deepest sympathy to Sharon’s entire family. Not only a favorite teacher to me & both of my children, but a dear mentor & neighbor as well. Her positive outlook & spirit will be missed!

  • John Bauder Posted July 22, 2021 9:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. I as a close friend of Sharon’s brother. Her parents and the girls all treated me like family. Anyone who knew her will feel the loss..

  • David Duffey Posted July 23, 2021 7:39 am

    Steve, I am so sorry and saddened by the passing of Sharon. I grew up with her, taking her to the junior and senior class proms. She was a wonderful classmate and dear friend. My deepest condolences to you, Steve.

  • Beth Reinsch Posted July 23, 2021 12:35 pm

    Dear Steve and Sarah,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon always brought a smile to my face. She was an excellent teacher and supportive coworker. My deepest sympathy.

  • Bob Lykke Posted July 24, 2021 7:25 pm

    Steve, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sharon was such a positive person and worked to find the good in all students. Her patience and caring spirit was her trademark as a teacher. She went the extra mile to make a difference. What a legacy she leaves. Bob and Mary Lykke

  • John and Linda Ridgway Posted July 24, 2021 10:43 pm

    Steve and Sarah
    We were so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing and will always remember her with great affection. What an
    amazing gal she was. Our deepest sympathies to you both at this difficult time. John, Linda, Melissa and Allison.

  • Karen Hamer Posted July 25, 2021 5:23 pm

    So very sorry. Though many years apart I will always be able to picture her smile and hear her laugh.
    Peace and love to the family.

  • vicki Nolder Posted July 26, 2021 8:31 am

    So glad that we got to know Sharon these last few years. We will miss her ideas at book club. We will miss her

  • Kate Beiting Posted July 28, 2021 8:28 am

    Steve and family: I was lucky enough to know Sharon as your beautiful wife, and later as a wonderful colleague and teacher to my boys. Her smile lit up a room, and her wisdom inspired us all. Prayers and strength to you all.

  • Karen Palmer Posted July 29, 2021 10:24 am

    Steve, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sharon had a wonderful reputation as a teacher, friend and supporter of education. My thoughts are with you.

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