Skousen

Basil Wayne &  Shirley LaVerne Marshall Skousen

Basil was born December 17, 1905, in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to James Niels and Emma Fredricka Mortensen Skousen. Shirley was born March 20, 1914, in Flagstaff, Arizona to Charles Melvin and Bernice Irene Grosh Marshall. They were married May 27, 1933, in Prescott, Arizona and sealed March, 27 1936, in the Mesa Temple. They had eight children: Wendell, Paula, Sharon, Bonnie, Basil, Betty Lou, Murr, and Christina.

They lived in Prescott, Chandler and Flagstaff, Arizona, Blythe, California and Nampa Idaho. They moved to Highland in the early 1950's (Number 28 on the 1958 Highland map) and stayed for several years - not much information is available about them. Two of their children were born here in 1950 and 1952. They moved to Chandler, Arizona where Wendell died January 5, 1992, at 86 and Shirley died March 18, 2007, just before her 93rd birthday.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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