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Obituary for Luanne “Lu” Goucher Skinner

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Luanne “Lu” Goucher Skinner

June 28, 1932 - January 17, 2013

Luanne “Lu” Goucher Skinner, of Eden, Utah, died on January 17, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Luanne was born June 28, 1932 in Ogden, a daughter of Harold Lee and Hilda Watkins Goucher. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1950 and resided in Ogden until she moved to “The Garden of Eden”, as she referred to it. In 1970 Lu married Bradley J. Skinner, and in 1983 they moved to Eden, Utah, and became involved in the sales and rental of Wolf Lodge Condominiums. Her husband and family were her first concerns. She loved them all dearly and was “best friends” with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At age 63, she and three of her adult grandchildren shared the special experience of “Skydiving” and she did it several times.She was employed by attorneys Paul and David Kunz, as a legal secretary for 30 years, retiring in 1987 to become a Realtor. She worked with her husband in their Real Estate and Property Management business and had rental condominiums at Wolf Lodge. A member of the LDS Wolf Creek Ward, she had served in many musical and teaching capacities throughout her life. Lu had served as a Volunteer Ski Patroller at Snowbasin for 18 years, and held offices as Secretary, Intermountain Division Secretary, and the first woman appointed to the position of Assistant National Director of the NSPS. She had been a member of the Ogden Legal Secretaries Assn. She had also been active in waterskiing and jumping competition in her younger days. Surviving are her husband, Brad, four daughters by a former marriage: Marcie (Lamar) Bott, Kay (Rex) Peterson, Tami Wallerstein, and Teri (Mark) Downey; two step-children, Randy Skinner and Christine (Gene) Bybee; six granddaughters: Angi (Travis) Toone, Sydney (Joshua) Bond, Brooke Peterson, Ashley (Matt) Kelly, Daniele (Jeremy) McReynolds and Shelbi Stonehocker; five grandsons: Gifford (Erin) Bott, Blake Bott, Tyson (Kiani) Wallerstein, Chris (Crystal) Stonehocker and Jason Holody; 17 great-grandchildren: Kobyn, Breckyn, Brightyn, Aspyn and Skylyn Bond; Amberlyn Peterson; Jake and Jackson Toone; Gabriel, Caroline and Simon Bott; and Tylin and Addison Kelly; Hunter and Savanah Wallerstein; Paisley and Bentley McReynolds. She is also survived by her brother, Brent Goucher. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, sisters: Joan Kay Goucher and Zyrel Bonnar and grandson, Wesley Hadley. A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at the Wolf Creek LDS Ward 2900 North Highway 162 in Eden, Utah. Family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013, and one hour prior to the service also at the Church. (Please allow an extra 20 minutes for canyon construction delays.)Interment will follow at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Funeral Services are under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.Our special thanks to Dr. Douglas Wirthlin, Dr. Peter Clemens and staff of Hyperbaric Wound Care, all the many friends, neighbors, and family, and especially Dr. Gary Goucher her primary physician and beloved cousin.Please send the family your condolences and a memory at


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Wolf Creek LDS Ward


2900 North Highway 162, , Eden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Wolf Creek LDS Ward


2900 North Highway 162, , Eden, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Luanne "Lu" Goucher Skinner

Born: June 28, 1932
Died: January 17, 2013

Condolences for Luanne “Lu” Goucher Skinner

Jeri Schoppe posted on 1/30/13

Dear Brad, Marcie and family, I just learned of Lu's passing today. My heart is broken. She took the place of my own mother after she passed years ago. I will never forget Lu's beauty and elegance. I want to be just like her. Her testimony of God, the Savior and the gospel were her crowning glory. Now, she has truimphed over life and over death. Till I see you again, my dearest Lu...all my love~ Jeri Schoppe Jan. 29, 2013


Nancy Stukan posted on 1/24/13

Dear Brad, Marcie, and family,Though I know Lu has valiantly struggled with health problems over the past few years, it was a shock to read of her passing in Sunday's paper. My sincere condolences go out to all of you. In the short time I knew Lu, working with her through my reservations business, her courage in facing the adversity of illness was a source of inspiration. She always took the time to respond to me, despite whatever issues she was dealing with. My thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of such a great lady.


Brooke and Holly Plotnick posted on 1/23/13

Dear Brad and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Lu's passing. I know the handful of times we had the pleasure of being in her company were incredible. Our prayers and blessings go out to you in this difficult time but know she is looking over all of us and finally relived of her pain.


Stu Patterson posted on 1/23/13

Dear Brad and FamilyWe are sorry to hear of Lou"s Passing. We are in St George and are unable to attend the services. Lou was a special lady. We have a lot of great memories of good time we had with both of you. Our prayers are with you.Stu and Jo Patterson


Darin Izatt posted on 1/22/13

"Dear Brand and Christine and Family,I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to attend Lu" celebration of life today. I only met Lu one time a few years back I have enjoyed working in the office with you the past two years and hearing the journey she was on and much she loved life and how much she was loved. When I left the services today in Eden, I felt as though I had known Lu for my whole life. What a wonderful service and tribute to her and all of you as a family. Brad may God bless you on your continued journey as you continue to love life the way Lu would have wanted you to".Darin IzattFriend


Tad and Bonnie Tomlinson posted on 1/22/13

Dear Brad and Family,We wish we could be there to offer our condolences and support in this difficult time for you. We love Lu as if she were our own grandmother, and she always made us feel like we were part of her family as well. We cherish the memories we have of her, and will always be grateful for the love and kindness she showed us. It is truely an honor to have known her.


Teresa and Mitch Bogue posted on 1/22/13

Dear Brad and Family,We are sadden to hear of Lu's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our early years we spent with all of you camping, boating,deerhunting, and introducing us to all Utah has to offer. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.


Dawn Barker posted on 1/22/13

Dear Brad, I don't have the words to express to you how sad I am for you and your family. You and Lu were always so nice and welcoming to me. Growing up with Tami as my friend, Lu was the scary Mom with the eyes in the back of her head. Because we were always "bad". I was still afraid of her until I was 50 years old. She was the best Mom, my girl could have ever had. Ever supportive...ever loving...ever beautiful...ever strong! My thoughts and prayers go out you all. Love you forever Lu!


Deana Heywood West posted on 1/21/13

To Lu's family,What a wonderful beautiful lady. She has always been an example to me of pure "class"! Please know that she is in a much better place and free from pain. Love to all of you, Deana Heywood West


Randy & Vickie Smith posted on 1/21/13

Dear Brad and Family, we are so sorry for your loss of a beautiful Lady, but know that she will always be in the thought's of all who loved her. She was remarkable in all that she did for others, and I know her first love was you and the children and grandchildren. We have fond memories of skiing, having lunch together and running into you, Lu and family in Hawaii..... She will be missed by all who knew her but her love will transend forever. May the Lord Bless you and the family with the things you stand in need of.


Don and Donna Wilson posted on 1/21/13

Brad and Family: Our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. There is little we can say to ease your pain but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The world is a lesser place with Lu's passing she was a remarkable lady. We feel blessed to have had you as friends. May you feel God's comforting spirit now and in the trying days ahead.


Bob * JeNiel Larsen posted on 1/21/13

Dear Brad and kids, We were so sorry to hear about Lu passing away. We have always remembered all the wonderful times we had together, either boating or skiing together. All of us are getting older, so we never know when our time on earth will be over. The obituary said she was surrounded by the family so we thought perhaps she had been ill or in the hospital. We pray you are doing ok, Brad. We send all our love. If you ever get down St. George way, please call us. 801-450-6028. We spend the winters here and are still spending our summers in Manila. Love, Bob & JeNiel Larsen, St. George, Utah


Emily Davis posted on 1/20/13

Dear Brad,I am very sorry for your loss. Lu is in a better place now, but she will always be close by you.One of the best experiences was at Skinner's helping you and Lu. Such a sweet woman with so much love who truly touched lives and showed much love to all those around her.I love you both and you are in my thoughts & prayers.


Becky Richmond posted on 1/20/13

so sorry for your lose tami, becky and craig richmond


Ray and Dianna Trentham posted on 1/20/13

To Brad, Marcie, Kay, Tami, Teri and entire family...Our love and heartfelt sympathy is with all of you. It's so hard to lose our dearest Lu, but we couldn't bear to have her suffer any longer. We are so grateful she is now home and in no pain. We love her so much. How blessed Lu was to have a wonderful, loving, caring family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May beautiful memories sustain us all.