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Ida Skipper

Ida Skipper died peacefully in Gainesville, Florida on March 7, 2022.  She was born Alachua, Florida in 1927 to Vera and Carl Williams.

A Florida State University graduate, she taught elementary school in Gainesville for several years.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband Colonel Francis H. Skipper.  Together, they raised four daughters while living across the country and overseas with the U.S. Air Force.

Ida found joy in being with her family and friends.  She was active at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville and in PEO.  For the last five years, she lived at The Village at Gainesville.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Crowley – Gainesville, FL, Leslie Skipper – Jacksonville, FL, Janet Sussenbach (Jim) – Columbus, GA and Darla Raines (Frank) – Gainesville, FL; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family service and burial directed by Milam Funeral Home Saturday, March 19th.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Village at Gainesville Foundation that assists Village employees in attaining additional education. (8000 N.W. 27th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606)

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL. 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!