In Memory

Violet M Skibitzke (Faculty)

Violet M Skibitzke (Faculty)

Violet M. SKIBITZKE Beloved mother and grandmother, passed away July 12, 2003. Violet was born January 27, 1918 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been a long time resident of the Lynnwood area since 1957. She attended Moody Bible Institute for two years, and was one of the founding families of Good Shepherd Baptist Church of Lynnwood in1958. Violet worked for the Edmonds School district for 25 years and was an event coordinator for the National Candy Association for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1965 and is survived by a son, William (Glenda) Skibitzke; daughter, Patti (Jim) Grubb; four grandchildren, Sarah and Billy Skibitzke and Michael and Brandon Burtis-Grubb. Memorial service will be held at 3:00pm, Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 6915 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Family Graveside service was held prior in Evergreen Memorial Park, Seattle. Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Baptist Church or Hospice of Snohomish County. Arrangements By Evergreen-Washelli, Seattle.

Published in The Seattle Times on July 14, 2003

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05/02/18 03:06 AM #1    

Kevin Cloud Brechner

I really liked Violet Skibitzke. She was funny and she was nice.  Unfortunately she was assigned the impossible job of monitoring study hall.  She had to be a disciplinarian.  She was a female version of Jerry Karnofski.  She had to get tough with people wanting to ditch study hall.  And students had fun trying to ditch study hall.  I had some chances to talk with her some.  I enjoyed that.   I am sorry she passed on.


03/24/21 10:53 PM #2    

Stan Stebing

This is an after high school story from Dick Birkenbuel that you will really enjoy.

Bill Munson, Steve Delong and myself decided to take a trip down the coast to California and Mexico. We will leave out our adventure in Mexico as it got pretty wild. We were in Los Angeles staying on the beach at Huntington when we decided to go to Disneyland. We all called her Zelda as she was the study hall monitor in our senior year. We went at night to hopefully meet some California girls. You know the sun bleached long hair, slight freckles and bikini bodies. We got turned away at the ticket booth because we thought it would be cool to go barefoot. Unfortunately for us, the gate guards told us we could not. come in without shoes and shirts (we were not wearing shirts either cuz we thought people did in Cal).
Long story short version is that the very first person we saw sitting on a bench was Violet. We yelled out "Zelda". We chatted with her for a long time. She was so nice and actually teased us by telling us she knew her nickname while we were seniors. Now that we had just graduated we were "adults" so we had no fear. She was so nice we all remembered her for making our trip so memorable.
Thanks again for the wonderful picnic

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