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Gary Lee SKAGGS

Gary Lee SKAGGS

Male 1950 - 2008  (58 years)

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  • Name Gary Lee SKAGGS 
    Born 1 Feb 1950  Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    History SSDI states card issued in Nevada in 1966.
    Obituary - Gary Skaggs, 58 of Nampa, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2008, after a short, but difficult illness, having passed away at a Boise hospital. A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, 601 16th Ave. S. A private burial will be on Friday. Viewing will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Ave. S., Nampa.
    His life was characterized by his love for his God, his family and the Northwest Nazarene University community. His servant spirit was evident; hundreds of people considered him their best friend. He would do anything he could to help someone, no matter the circumstances. His wealth is measured by number of lives that he impacted.
    Gary was born Feb. 1, 1950, in Twin Falls. He moved to the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area in the early 1960s, where he graduated from Sparks High School in 1968. Gary attended Northwest Nazarene College (now university). After arriving at NNU, the Lord began laying a foundation in his heart that would lead to a lifetime service to God and others in His name.
    After renewing his faith commitment, Gary married Marilynn, his sweetheart of 37 years, in 1971. He graduated from NNU in 1972. He decided the day of graduation to turn down an offer to teach in Newport, Oregon, and join his parents in the family real estate business until 1988 when he became an agent with New York Life.
    In Reno, Gary was a community leader in business and in ministry at the Evangelical Free Church in Reno. A chance meeting with NNU officials in Reno provided an opportunity to consider serving the University with his extensive financial skills. In 1992 Gary moved his family to Nampa to begin his career with Northwest Nazarene University, initially serving as the Director of Planned Giving.
    In the six years that Gary served in that role, NNU's scholarship endowment grew from $1 million to $10 million with similar growth in irrevocable deferred gifts under management. In 1998, he was named Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director for the Northwest Nazarene University Foundation, Inc. Presently, the University endowment fund exceeds $22 million with similar funds in annuities and trusts.
    Gary had one focus in his life - to impact people with God's grace and love. He was successful. A drive through the beautiful NNU campus he helped to build or conversations with the myriad of people he touched demonstrate the legacy he leaves on the NNU community and beyond.
    He is survived by his wife Marilynn (Ratzloff) and three children: son Matt and his wife Aimee, granddaughters, Karlee and Lauren Elizabeth (Alexandria, Virginia); son Ben and fiancé Britney (Nampa); son Alex (Nampa); and, his parents John and Ruby Skaggs (Reno).
    Published in the Idaho Press Tribune on March 20, 2008. 
    Reference Number 919gy 
    Died 17 Mar 2008  Boise, Ada, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 21 Mar 2008 
    Person ID I1200  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2017 

    Father John SKAGGS,   b. Abt 1920 
    Mother Ruby WALTZ,   b. Abt 1925 
    Married Abt 1945 
    Family ID F26586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
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    Family ID F868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1950 - Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Mar 2008 - Boise, Ada, Idaho Link to Google Earth
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    During Gary Skaggs' education at NNC (Northwest Nazarene College), he made a life-changing commitment to Jesus Christ that shaped his future career and life goals. He married fellow student Marilynn Ratzloff in 1971 and graduated in 1972. Over the next 20 years, Skaggs built a highly successful career in real estate and with New York Life Insurance. He sustained an active lay ministry with the Evangelical Free Church in Reno while he and Marilynn reared their three sons.
    Skaggs joined NNC in 1992 as director of planned giving, using his relational skills and experience in financial planning and management to help alumni and friends plan their estates and make deferred gifts to NNC—gifts estimated to be nearly $40 million. In 1998, he was named vice president for university advancement and executive director of the NNU Foundation Board. During his tenure, the endowment continued to grow, funds were raised for new campus facilities, and college and constituent relationships flourished.

  • Sources 
    1. [S202] Social Security Death Index (SSDI).