Richard Earl (Dick) Skousen, 9/3/35 – 4/28/19
Our beloved husband, father and grand-father passed away surrounded by his loving wife Wanda, their six children, and many other family members on April 28, 2019. He was 83 years old. Dick was born on September 3, 1935 to Jess Earl and Amy May Skousen in Mesa, Arizona. He grew up in Mesa and graduated from Mesa High School in 1953.
After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sydney Australia, he enrolled at Brigham Young University and soon was married to his sweetheart, Wanda Louise Hall on September 3, 1959 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. Dick went on to receive his Law Degree from the University of Arizona and was a successful attorney for many many years.
Dick was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ in word and deed. He loved serving in the Church and in the community and he and his wife Wanda served several full-time missions together for the Church. His greatest joy and happiness in life was the gospel of Jesus Christ and his family.
Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wanda, his children: Richard (Kelli) Skousen, Mike (Lachelle) Skousen, Shawna (Chris) Baker, Jack Skousen, Kristen (David) Spuhler, and Amy (Nathan) Yetter, 37 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Ken Skousen. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Bill and Jackie.
Our hearts are saddened as we think of the passing of this noble man. Yet, there is also great peace and comfort, received from the Holy Ghost, that his spirit is now in paradise with other family members and friends.
The visitation will be Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 6-8 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hermosa Groves building 2549 North 32nd Street Mesa, Arizona 85213. Funeral services are Friday, May 3 at 12 NOON, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at the same building. 2549 North 32nd Street Mesa, Arizona 85213. Interment will follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery.