Robert Loren Skell
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November 29, 1927 – December 27, 2018
East Wenatchee, WA
Robert “Bob” Loren Skell, 91, of East Wenatchee, WA, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
Bob was born to parents, Fredrick and Beatrice Skell, on November 29, 1927, in Waco, TX. He attended Alamo Heights High School and graduated in 1944. Bob joined the United States Coast Guard (1944 until 1946), where he was a radio technician on St. Johns Lightship and Fort Sumter. Bob owned Apple Valley Computers, one of the first computer stores in the Wenatchee Valley, until he retired in the early 2000’s.
Bob’s best friends were his Norwegian Elkhounds, which he had for over 50 years. His most recent one, named Candy, misses him terribly. All of Bob’s neighbors enjoyed visiting with him and his Elkhounds when he walked them through his neighborhood, two to three times a day. Bob was very active up until about nine months ago, when he was diagnosed with blood clots. This did not slow him down much though. He kept busy and made sure Candy got her two to three stop-sniff and pees a day. He took many adventures, including traveling the country, buying surplus and electronic equipment. Bob enjoyed buying and selling antiques, as he was involved in many antique shows, and hit every yard sale he could every year. He was well known for his antique Christmas tree, village and light displays, and was even featured in the Wenatchee World.
Bob is survived by his best friend, his beloved dog, Candy; and his adopted family: Heidi, Hannah, Adam, and Luke. Bob had two other special friends: Christal and Bryan, who also made a difference in his life. He was preceded in death by his mother; and father. Bob fought hard up until his last breath, he was the sweetest most kind man you would every know, and we miss him so much already. Our lives will not be the same without our Mr. Bob.
Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.