Clem Skiles

Clem Skiles passed away Jan. 27, 2019.

He was born to  L.C. Skiles and Julia (Rodriguez) Skiles May 25, 1949. He was the first of four children. He began his life in Hiawatha, a small community known to the Mountain Fuelers. While in Hiawatha, he met his future classmates and friends that he would have throughout his life.

After graduating high school in 1968, he went to Denver to attend drafting school. While in Denver he met and married Penny Rogers. After their marriage, he was drafted into the Army. He went to Ft. Bragg, N.C., for Basic and then was shipped out to Germany.  He and his wife Penny spent two years in Germany.

Clem and Penny returned to Colorado and while in Denver, they were blessed with the birth of their son Bryson.

One of Clem's goals was to begin his own business.  He was creative, imaginative and loved the finished result of his hard work.  This brought about the family returning to Rock Springs where he began his tile setting business.

When Bryson was 10, his mom wanted to return to Colorado to be closer to her family so she and Bryson moved to Delta, Colo. Clem, being the "Great Dad" that he was and missing his family, sold everything, closed his tile shop and moved to Aspen, Colo.  

After Penny's death in 2007, Clem returned to his home in Rock Springs and eventually met and married Gloria (Daley) Skiles.  

Clem's passions were snow skiing, riding his Harley, and driving his Z car.

Clem is survived by his son Bryson Skiles and wife Laura of Denver; mother Julia A. (Rodriguez) Skiles; wife Gloria (Daley) Skiles; sister Stella Skiles; nephew Stewart W. Skiles; and great-nephews Pryce and Landyn Skiles; all of Rock Springs; uncle Tony Rodriguez and aunts Bessie Rodriguez and Maria Rodriguez, all of Ogden, Utah; several cousins and their children. A celebration of life with military honors will take place at 1 p.m., Feb. 2, at Victory Christian Fellowship at 591 Broadway in Rock Springs.

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