Jim passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at home. He was predeceased by his parents Aubrey and Lillian Skelton of Thousand Oaks, California and his brother Ron Skelton of Corvallis, Montana. He is survived by his beloved wife, Loren of 42 years; his nephews Randy and Jeff of Montana; Ryan and Dustin of British Columbia; his niece Dagenais of California; together with aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law Robert and Jack; sisters-in-law: Bonnie, Barbara and Robyn and many wonderful friends. He will be forever sadly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Redeemers Fellowship Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, with a reception to follow in the church plaza. The family wishes to express to all that the greatest comfort they can have after losing Jim, so dearly loved, is the knowledge from God’s Word that death does not have the final say-Jesus does.