Grace Lorraine Sklar


Grace Lorraine Sklar, 82, of Sealy, Texas passed away Feb. 14, 2019. She was born June 18, 1936 in Sheldon, Texas, the daughter of Charlie and Ruthie Pate.

Bobby and Grace shared 46 beautiful years together During that time they worked side by side in the horse racing industry. After moving back to Texas from West Virginia they settled in Sealy to help with the family ranch. Grace enjoyed helping Bobby with feeding cattle, fixing fence, and everyday tasks. Wherever you saw one the other was not far behind.

Grace always looked forward to spending time with family and friends whether it be Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners, backyard barbecues, fish fries, steak night or the numerous church bazaars they attended.

She enjoyed their time in Port O’Connor where they rode around town looking at the sites, watching the barges on the Intercoastal waterway, or just her quiet time sitting on the porch. She also liked watching the deer from the porch at daughter and son-in-law’s home in Kingsland.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ruthie, her daughter Paula and son Eddie. Surviving in addition to her husband, Bobby Sklar, is her sister, Glenda Pierce, daughter JoLynn Paredes and husband Manny, son Steve Jenkins and wife Cecile, Step-son Donnie Sklar and wife Dorothy, step-son Robert Sklar and wife Kristi, and step-daughter Sandra Norman and husband John. She leaves a legacy of 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Grace was a caring and cheerful person. She is loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

A visitation was held with the family on Feb. 16, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Knesek & Son’s Funeral Home at 122 N. First St. in Wallis, Texas, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the same location, with Rev. Tim Davis officiating. Interment was held after the service at Wallis City Cemetery in Wallis, Texas.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Knesek & Son’s Funeral Home located at 122 N. First St., Wallis, TX 77485, 979-478-6311,


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