She married Tom M. Skillman on Sept. 23, 1945, in Altus. They were married for 66 blissful years. Dee was a successful Air Force wife, mother and a longtime member of the Central Church of Christ in Moore. She was survived by her spouse, Col. (Ret.) Tom M. Skillman; her daughters, Pamela S. Berman of Overland Park, Kan.; and Vicki K. Livingston of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held at Martha Cemetery on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. The family will also have a memorial in Oklahoma City on Friday, July 20.