Mikell Lee "Mike" Skeen
January 5, 1962  -  April 3, 2018

Mikell Lee "Mike" Skeen


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Grace Community Church
935 W. Mescalero Rd.
Roswell, NM  88201
Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 PM
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Assurance Home Inc
1000 East 18th St.
Roswell, NM  88201

SKEEN, MIKELL “MIKE” LEE - We honor and celebrate the life of Mikell “Mike” Lee Skeen, son of Joe and Mary Helen Skeen, who met his Savior face-to-face on April 3rd, 2018.

Mikell was born on January 5, 1962. He grew up on the family ranch with his sister, learning the values of hard work, hard play, generosity and kindness. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. He met his best friend and future wife, Gail Edwards in 1980. They were married in 1983 sharing 35 years of marriage.

Mike inherited a love of the land and its animals (except for coyotes) from his parents. He has managed the sheep and cattle family ranch full time since 1982. Like his dad, he also inherited a love of flying. He loved the solitude life in the rolling hills of the Sacramento Mountains. His Lord and Family meant everything to him. Mike was a long time member of the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Roswell Elks Lodge, NM Wool Growers, NM Cattle Growers and the NMMI Alumni Association. Mike greatly cherished his beloved Australian Sheppard dogs: Sox, Patches and Shep, all kinds of music, competitive shooting, boating, motorcycles and hunting, especially predator hunting.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Jim.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Ann Edwards Skeen; son, Tyler Lee Skeen and wife, Sarah Lynn Martin Skeen; son, Clinton Santry Skeen and his love, Halee Dean; grandson, Lane Santry Skeen; sister, Mary Elisa “Lisa” Livingston and nephews, Richard Ross Livingston; Tristan Edwards, and Cooper Schramm; nieces, Samantha Shackelford, Andria Shackelford; mother-in-law, Dottie Edwards; sisters-in-law, Debbie Pompei and husband, Dave Pompei; Robin Shackelford and Donna Edwards. Many cousins on both sides of the family.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Grace Community Church in Roswell, New Mexico.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Assurance Home in Roswell, NM or to the charity of your choosing. Mike will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

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  1. Clint Cooper
    Roswell, NM

    Dear Long Time Friend Lisa Skeen-Livingston, whom I first met in the late 1970's,

    I'm very sorry for the los of your Brother Mike (whom I never had the privilege to meet) ; You were only 2 years apart in age.. I did meet your Dad Joe once in Roswell and had a great conversation about Ranching because I was Born and Raised on a Ranch.

    Lisa, please call me at 575-622-7221 or email me at coopdeville@dfn.com

  2. Terry Wafful
    Fairview, TN

    Mike you are a very special man. I remember you, Kelly and myself sitting in our private pilot ground school at night. After class we would stand outside just talking and talking. You and Kelly will always be with me on every take off and every landing.
    God speed my friend.

  3. Mary Gayle and Jerry Wood
    Roswell, NM

    Gail, Tyler and Clint, there aren't enough words to stress to you how very sorry we are at the loss of Mike. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you today, tomorrow and always. Much love to you all.

  4. Ralph & Kathy Hager
    Tonopah, AZ

    Gail,
    So sad to hear about Mike's passing. Our prayers to you and family. There are no words to console you, I just want to give you a big hug.
    Ralph & Kathy

  5. Cody & Cera Wilmeth
    Deming, NM

    Our thoughts prayers go out to you Gail, Tyler, and Clint. Mike will be missed. We pray for healing of your hearts during this difficult time.

  6. Chris & Tammy Clements
    San Angelo, TX

    Gail, Clint & Tyler,
    We were sorry to hear about Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Have lots of good memories of Mike driving the old green "jalopy" to pick us up to meet the school bus at the old green bridge and waiting for the school bus to get there, among others.

  7. Micki Martin
    Capitan, NM

    Gail & Family,
    So sorry for your loss ! You are in our thoughts and prayers

  8. Butch and Tanya Hunter
    Pearsall, TX

    Our prayers and condolences to the Skeen family at this difficult time

  9. Bonnie Milam
    Roswell, NM

    Gail - praying for you & your family.

  10. Ken & Jeannie Adams
    Perkins, OK

    Gail, We are so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. Jeannie & Ken

  11. Myra Parmer Stafford
    Los Alamos, NM

    Gail, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. Myra Parmer Stafford
    Los Alamos, NM

    Gail, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  13. Wes Redmond
    Alamogordo, NM

    There are truly no words. My heart breaks for you and your family. May you find solace in your faith.

  14. Gary & Jeri Key
    Roswell, NM

    Dear Gail and Family, We were so shocked to hear of Mike's passing. Our prays are with your family at this time. If there is anything we can do please let us know.
    Love, Gary & Jeri

  15. David Edwards
    Albuquerque, NM

  16. Bella Flores
    Hachita, NM

    May Our Lord be with Mike's wife, Gail, his family and friends as we come together to remember such a wonderful man.

  17. Ray Parham (Tiger)
    Milliken, CO

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the entire family.

  18. Tim and Cheryl Wafful
    Riswell, NM

    Our deepest and heartfelt prayers be with this family at this most difficult time. My brother, Jesse McDaniel, was good friends of Mike before the motorcycle wreck that eventually took his life way too young. They are back together now and enjoying and sharing their old memories. God Bless you Gail, and we pray for your strength and comfort as you bring your family through the tough days to come. Love, and prayers, Tim and Cheryl Wafful

  19. Kimberly R. (Kim) Long, HOBBS, Gould, Vicki HOBBS Crawford and Donald HOBBS
    Meeker, CO

    We are so very sorry for your loss! We all have so many memories of Mike. We know that him and Kelly are flying in heaven. We will be thinking of you all on Saturday, and always. Our Love to you all!!!!

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