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Betsy A. (Oakes) Skinner

Born: Tue., Jun. 29, 1943
Died: Tue., Jun. 1, 2021


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Betsy A. Skinner 77, of Camden, NY passed away on June 1, 2021 at Oneida HealthCare Center. She was born June 29, 1943 in Sacramento, CA a daughter of John F. & Dorothy Bancroft Oakes and had attended Constableville Schools. On November 26, 1961 she married Richard Skinner in Turin, NY. Betsy worked for the former Rochester Shoe Tree factory years ago and had worked at Will’s Cackleberry Castle and Pumpkin Farm for over 30 seasons. Betsy’s family meant the world to her and spending time with them brought her the greatest joy. She looked forward to the Holidays and any other family gathering to be surrounded by the people that she loved most. She enjoyed camping, reading Danielle Steele novels, playing cards and watching Hallmark Channel, especially at Christmas time. In her early years, you’d find her snowmobile riding, bullhead fishing and deer hunting.
Surviving are her husband, Richard, three daughters, Betsy & Dale Prosser, Taberg, NY, Pamela & Robert Jones, Lori & David Schwartz all of Camden, NY, three grandchildren; Ronnie & Mallory Douglas, Daniel Douglas and Maria & Thomas Clarke, three great grandchildren, Abigail, Logan and Ariella, six sisters, seven brothers, and several nieces & nephews. The family would like to give thanks to Dr. McKay, Dr. Vanderhoof and Jessica Donaldson, NP and staff at Oneida HealthCare Center for their extraordinary care and compassion.
Funeral services under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY will be private. There will be no calling hours. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden, NY. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Diabetes Association, (Albany & CNY) 5 Pine West Plaza, Suite 505, Albany, NY 12205.

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Linda (Wafer) Powell
   Posted Wed June 02, 2021
I am so sad to hear of Betsy’s passing. I recall her sweet smile whenever we met. Her friend Thelma Loveland used to say what a wonderful homemaker she was. I know all of her family will cherish her memory. It sounds like she enjoyed life’s simple pleasures with all of you. My sincerest condolences.

Dana Loveland
   Posted Wed June 02, 2021
I felt the pain today all over again of losing Thelma because her and Betsy were so close. I heard many stories of camping and playing cards. She will be missed by many. My love and thoughts are with the family. Let us know if you need anything. Love Chris and Dana Loveland.

Debbie and Ben Armstrong
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
You were the best aunt Betsy. So much fun to be with. Remembering the one and only pajama party I ever had when I was a teen and you offered to let me have it at your house. I’ll never forget it and you either! What a surprise when aunt Sharon showed up and entertained us all ... wow!! You always had a caring, sympathetic ear for me. Loved the way you loved all of your family. I will miss you and cherish the memories you left Kennie and I with. Forever aunt Betsy ❤️

Alan J Will
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
We were very saddened to hear of Betsy's passing. She was a very long time and valued employee at Will's Cackle Berry Castle. She was a rock who could be depended on no matter how busy things became or how lousy the weather was. We have many fine memories of all the good times we had with her and the old time crew at the pumpkin farm. I am going to try and attach a photo of her working in the farm stand in 1987.
The Will family.

Brian/Kate/Brayden/Mindy Schwartz
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
We are very sad to hear of Betsy's passing. She was a wonderful woman that always cared about those around her. Her laughter from being at some house parties is ringing in my ears right now. I can imagine her playing with all the pets that have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge before us.

Bruce J Stametz
   Posted Fri June 04, 2021
I'm so sorry to here about Miss. Skinner she was a great person. I meet her when I work at Besty Ross Nursing Home in Rome NY her daughter Pam and I worked together and she would come in and make holiday cookie and always let me have some after I left there I would see her and Mr. Skinner at Walmart were I currently work and we would always take a few minutes to talk and get caught up on how our families were doing she was the one of the nice people I knew and it was my honor to know she will be missed
I'm so sorry Mr.Skinner and Pam you are in mine and Tonya's thoughts at this difficult time

Tony & Pat LaRock
   Posted Fri June 04, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. Betsy was a great person and will be missed tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love, Tony & Pat LaRock

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