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Hugh Vernon Skeels
5 May 1914 - Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States of America - [ s1097 ]
29 July 1999 - Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States of America - [ s1097 ]
2 August 1999 - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - [  s1098 ]
Born 2 April 1916 - Died 22 December 2001
29 November 1946 - Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America
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With the death of Hugh, this branch of the Skeels family tree comes to an end.
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Hugh V. Skeels
Name (Original): SKEELS, HUGH V.
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 24 Jan 1941
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: NEBRASKA
Education Level: 3 years of college
Civilian Occupation: General industry clerks
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 38006077
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 12746.40
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
[RFSS Jul 2014]

The following information was provided by his daughter Judith in October 2014

He attended college for over 8 years with degrees in Business and Finance, Aero Space Engineering as well as computer programming.

He was instrumental in the development and flight of the Titan Missle while with Martin Marietta.

The Martin Marietta Corporation was an American company founded in 1961 through the merger of Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. The combined company became a leader in chemicals, aerospace, and electronics. In 1995, it merged with Lockheed Corporation to form Lockheed Martin.

[JLS Oct 2014]

Obituary published in the Colorado Springs Gazette on Saturday 31 August 1999 reads

HUGH VERNON SKEELS, 85, a former longtime Colorado Springs resident, died July 29, 1999 at a Lakewood care center. He was a postal supervisor and served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Skeels was born May 5, 1914, in Jefferson, Neb. He was married Nov. 29, 1946, to Mary-Jo Sinton.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Nancy-Jo Skeels, Judith Lynne Skeels and Carol Marie Haines; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church of Englewood, 3500 S. Logan St., Englewood. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Aspen Mortuaries, 1350 Simms St., Lakewood, (303) 232-0985, is handling arrangements.

The transcript comes courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections
[RFSS Jul 2014]

United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: Hugh
Middle Name: V
Surname: Skeels
Birth Date: 5 May 1914
Social Security Number: 522-09-0700
State: Colorado
Last Place of Residence: Arapahoe, Colorado
Previous Residence Postal Code: 80122
Event Date: 29 July 1999
Age: 85
[RFSS Jan 2008]

To view a map of the Evergreen Cemetery and the location of the grave, click on MAP
[RFSS May 2009]

Headstone of Hugh Vernon Skeels 1914 - 1999Headstone of Hugh Vernon Skeels 1914 - 1999
Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
The photograph comes from the Find A Grave website courtesy of Ron West
The location is Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America.
Link to the Find A Grave site for Hugh Vernon Skeels
[RFSS Jul 2014]
[ s1097 ] Social Security Death Index - United States of America - SS#: 522-09-0700
[ s1098 ] Cemetery Record - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America burial of Hugh Vernon Skeels on 2 August 1999 in Block 00025 000000 000000 000144 - CR1999-02-08-HVS
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