Stanley John Skidmore - LTjg

Served aboard 1972 - 1975


February 4, 1947  ~  October 9, 2010

LAYTON - Stanley John Skidmore was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 4, 1947, to Helen Glauser and Arthur John Skidmore Jr. He passed away on October 9, 2010 in Layton, Utah.

Stan was an active person who loved all sports and the outdoors. He was an avid golfer and mountain biker. He also loved woodworking and created many beautiful things for his home and yard.

An electrical engineer by profession, he worked at Iomega Corp. for 20 years. He received his B.S. from the University of Utah and M.S. from the University of Santa Clara. He served in the Vietnam conflict as a naval officer.

A dedicated volunteer, Stan tutored math students at the detention center in Roy.

Stan is survived by his wife, Kathleen McDonald, son, Jeremy (Jessica), daughter, Melinda Taylor (Jason), son, Brett (Brittany), daughter, Lindsay Hickman (Blaine), father, Arthur Skidmore Jr., sisters, Christi Heal (Robert), and Shelley Kendall (Michael), and his 11 grandchildren, the joys of his life. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Helen Glauser Skidmore.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Summerhaze LDS Ward Chapel, 280 S. Fairfield Rd., Layton, UT.

Friends may visit family on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. and Wednesday from 9:45-10:45 prior to services at the church.

Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.


I happened upon this when I was looking for shipmates. Stan served in Hull DD-945 from the spring of 1972 through the yard period into 1975 as the Main Propulsion Assistant and M & B division officer. As his station for GQ, UNREPs, Sea & Anchor etc. was Aft Engineroom I got to know him very well – perhaps as well as any enlisted man on the ship, he was a great guy and a good boss. I was terribly sorry to find that he had passed away. Please add him to the list of our shipmates departed, I have no doubt that his time aboard Hull contributed to his values and perspective on life.

Stanley J. Skidmore LT(jg) USNR  (I don’t know what rank he achieved or how long he remained on active duty --- he was “bull ensign” when I left the ship in 1974, I know he made LT(jg) shortly after I left).

Doug Hisey MM2 '71 - '74