BOWDOIN — Grace Ann Skelton, age 78, of Maine St. died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Auburn, after a period of diminishing health.

Grace was born October 23, 1938 in Richmond, the daughter of William and Marjorie Sedgley Walentine. She grew up in Bowdoinham, attended Bowdoinham schools and was graduated from Brunswick High School.

On August 6, 1960 she married Leon Skelton with whom she had two children, Sherry and Donna.

Grace worked in a variety of jobs including as a cook at Bowdoin Center School and an assembler at Grumbacher Corp. She also worked as an Avon representative and taught ceramics classes for several years.

She enjoyed camping with her husband, was an avid Red Sox fan, and an ardent catalog shopper, and tracked NASCAR races [her favorite, car 99, Carl Edwards]. She was an accomplished crafts person and gifted sewer, creating gifts for friends and family and also for sale.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Skelton and Donna Duchesne and her husband, Ray; her grandchildren: Brent, Angela and Janassa and great grandchildren Mary, Violet, Harley, Jordan, Seth, Spencer, Kennedy and Lincoln. A brother, William Walentine and a sister Betty DeForeest and her husband Tom.

A graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 10th at 11AM at the Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. The family suggests that if you wish, contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the Bowdoin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary c/o Evelyn Young 1329 Meadow Road Bowdoin, Me 04287. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick where memorial condolences may be expressed at