OBIT: Debra Kay Skow

Debra Kay Skow, 63, of Williston, ND, passed away at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. Her Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home in Williston. Funeral Celebrant Heidi Coughlin will officiate. In keeping with Deb’s families wishes, cremation will take place after the funeral service and her cremated remains will be returned to Devils Lake, ND, for interment in her families plot at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery. Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. until the service time at 2 p.m. Due to the current pandemic, there will be no public gathering following the funeral service and the use of facial coverings and social distancing is appreciated. Debra Kay Skow was born on Nov. 28, 1956, to Warren and Marie (Sandanger) Skow, in Devils Lake, ND. She was raised in Devils Lake until moving to Grand Forks in 1964 to attend the North Dakota School for the Blind, she remained there until 1973. In 1991, Debra moved to Williston and began receiving support from Opportunity Foundation. Over the years she has worked at the TNT Services, OSOM Carwash, Williston Recycling Center, and most recently, at Second Opportunity Restore. Debra had a remarkable memory, she could remember everyone’s name, birthdate. Debra was a Christian and loved to sing songs including “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Amen”, she like to tell people that those songs reminded her of Jesus. She enjoyed listening to records as a child and developed a vast knowledge of the music and lyrics. She had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around with others. She loved her cat, Tiger, loved going shopping and hanging out with her friends. She also loved the color blue for her nail polish and her clothes. Surviving Debra are; her sisters, Judith Printiss of Minneapolis, MN, Sharon Sandanger of Anoka, MN, and Cynthia Skow of St. Louis Park, MN; nieces and nephews, Paula and Peter Prentiss, Jayson Skow, Kevin Waller and Cinda Waller; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceding Debra in death were; her parents, Warren and Marie Skow; grandparents, Nels and Effie Skow; and several close friends. Debra’s sisters would like to thank Opportunity Foundation for the great care, it has been a significant part of her life. We appreciate it from the bottom of our heart. In lieu of plants or flowers, Debra’s family suggests that memorials be given to North Dakota Library Talking Book Program, 604 East Boulevard Ave. Dept 250, Bismarck, ND 58505. Friends are welcome to visit to share memories of Debra or leave condolences for her family.

Posted online on September 17, 2020