Former Pedee resident Skid Skidmore died April 26. Skid, 89, died of heart failure and dementia, peacefully and in no pain. He and his wife Juandeane moved to Pedee from Los Angeles in 1974, and lived here until 2008, when they moved to Dallas. Their children are here with Juandeane: daughter Teresa and Roy Furutani and, their two daughters Sara and Rachel are here from Redondo Beach, Calif.; daughter Beth and Will Turtle with their children Eric, Nicole, and Gregory from Seattle; and son Scott is here from Minnesota. Skid will be buried at Womer Cemetery. Donations in his name can be made to the Pedee Women’s Club, where Juandeane is still very active.

The Bethel Mountain Bluegrass Band will be in concert at the Pedee Church on May 22 at 6 p.m. They are based in Salem, have played throughout the U.S. and Europe, and are famous for their gospel harmonies. I hear they’re great. You can check them out on YouTube.

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