Pauline Bilger Skipper

April 16, 1923 - May 16, 2008

04/16/1923 - 05/16/2008

Past Services

Tuesday May 20, 2008
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
757/930-1197 | Directions
Tuesday May 20, 2008
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
757-245-1525 | Directions
Wednesday May 21, 2008
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Riverside Chapel
7415 River Road
Newport News, VA 23607
757-245-1525 | Directions

NEWPORT NEWS – Pauline B. Skipper, 85, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008, in Mary Immaculate Hospital.
Mrs. Skipper was born on April 16, 1923, to the late John A. and Effie Alice McClure Bilger in Black Log, Pa. She was the widow of Henry Ford Skipper. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters and an infant daughter.
Mrs. Skipper was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Donna S. Pultz and Richard L. Pultz Sr. of Newport News and Connie S. Goins and W. Allen Goins of Salisbury, N.C.; five grandsons, Richard L. Pultz Jr., Alan F. Pultz and wife, Bethany, of Newport News, Christopher M. Goins and wife, Audrey, of China Grove, N.C., Brian K. Goins and wife, Amy, of Salisbury, N.C., and William A. M. Goins and wife, Nicole, of Clayton, N.C.; and six great-grandchildren, Matthew Price, Stephen Price, and Hali Lynn Goins of China Grove, N.C., Alan MacPherson Pultz of Newport News, Keith Allen Goins of Salisbury, N.C., and Kylee Elizabeth Goins of Clayton, N.C. She is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters-in-law as well as numerous special nieces and nephews, and special friend, Blanche Meade.
Mrs. Skipper was a talented seamstress, an avid gardener, and an excellent cook. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Newport News, and a former member of Langley Baptist Church, Deer Park Baptist Church, and Northside Church of Christ. She taught in the nursery department for Sunday school for many years. Mrs. Skipper was also a founder and member of the York County Victory Chapter 13 Auxiliary of the DAV. During World War II she helped with the war effort. She sewed uniforms and made C-rations for the troops. She was also one of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters,’ building airplanes for the Army in the Armstrong Factory in Lancaster, Pa.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home with Mrs. Lauri Lesher, Chaplain, Warwick Forest, officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 7415 River Road, Newport News, VA 23607.
The family would like to thank the staff at Warwick Forest for their love and kindness during the years that Mrs. Skipper lived in independent and assisted living. They would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital for their unfailing devotion to her and the family during her many hospitalizations.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Telemetry Unit, Mary Immaculate Hospital, Fund Development Department, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602, or to First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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