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A memorial service for Mary Skaggs, 68, of Belton, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

Mrs. Skaggs died Feb. 20, 2014, at a Temple hospital. She was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Oakland, Calif., to William F. Shelton III and Helen Wilsey Shelton.

She graduated from Kennett High School in 1964 and received her bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Missouri in 1968. She later attended Arkansas State University, receiving her teaching degree in 1972.

She taught first grade, serving both Kennett Public Schools and the Killeen Independent School District for 19 years. She and son, William, moved to the Killeen area in 1983 after she married Gayle W. “Butch” Skaggs.

Survivors include her husband, Gayle W. Skaggs of Belton; son, William Johnson and his wife, Jessie of Austin; Frank and Ann Shelton of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Sue and Mike Smith of Lynden, Washington; nephews Matthew Shelton and Steve Smith; nieces Adrienne Shelton, Julie Shelton, and Shelly Smith; and grandchildren Jack Strub and Hazel Johnson.

Her infectious love, energy, positivity and kindness will continue to inspire those fortunate enough to have known her.

Memorial donations may be made to Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison or Second Chance Animal Shelter in Killeen.

Offer condolences at crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com.

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