Pauline Skinner

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008

Juneau pioneer Pauline Redwine Skinner died Feb. 9, 2008, at her home in Summerfield, Ore., of natural causes. She was 102.

Born Feb. 3, 1906, in Spiro, Okla., to Robert L. and Lula Mae (Martin) Redwine, she graduated from Spiro High School, attended Northwestern University and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts.

She lived in Washington D.C., Oklahoma City, Seattle, Wash., and Juneau, where she and her husband owned Ace Hardware, a large sporting goods store and historic building located on Front Street, which was destroyed by a fire on Aug. 15, 2004. They also owned the Driftwood Lodge and a store in Anchorage.

In October 1955, she married Arthur "Art" Skinner in Juneau.

She was a member of the University Women, Philanthropic Educational Organization, The Doll Club and Alaska Territorial Sportsman. She enjoyed boating, travel, reading for pleasure, gardening and the Elks of Green Valley, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her husband in September 1988.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Louise Dugan; grandchildren, Shannon Gianola, Timothy Dugan, Kerry Dugan and Erin Pendergraft; great-grandchildren, Jake, Michael and Eliana Gianola, Kenna and Brooklyn Pendergraft, Molly, Sean and Kieran Dugan, and Jennifer Chandler; nieces, Dorothy Quiros and Marilyn Redwine; grandniece, Roxanna Quiros; nephew, Richard Goodyear; and son-in-law, John Dugan.

At her request, no formal services will be held. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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