Nancy Skelton |

Nancy Skelton


Nancy DeLayne Skelton passed away Sept. 23, 2006, at Barton Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Houston, was raised in Austin, Texas, and moved with her family when she was in her teens to Pomona, Calif., where she attended Pomona High School.

Nancy married her high-school sweetheart and had four children. She moved to Santa Monica, Calif., and pursued an acting and singing career and received a degree in child development and theater arts at Santa Monica Community College. She was a member of the Screen Actors Guild for 40 years, and took part in many productions.

No one who heard her sing could ever forget it; she had an incredible voice. Upon moving to South Lake Tahoe in 1990, she ran Guardian Child Care Services, until limited by her health. She had many friends at the senior center.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and JD; ex-husband Michael; brothers, David and Bubba; and son Zachary.

She is survived by her sister Peggy Pedersen and brother-in-law Allen Pedersen of Santa Monica; son Kurt Skelton and daughter-in-law Tina Skelton of Venice, Calif.; daughter Scarlett Skelton, companion Steve Cline of South Lake Tahoe; daughter Michele Sterling and son-in-law Kevin Sterling of South Lake Tahoe; daughter Diane Torpin and son-in-law Tim Torpin of South Lake Tahoe; nephew Brad and Rebecca Pedersen of Oxnard, Calif.; grandchildren William and Pam Anglemyer of Seattle, Wash.; Joshua Sterling of Orlando, Fla., Dylan Sterling of South Lake Tahoe, Chelsea Sterling of South Lake Tahoe, Jake Sterling of Venice, Calif.; granddogs Wookie and Cinnamon. A private service will take place in October. In lieu of flowers or donations, please perform random acts of kindness.

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