Wendy Sue Skiver


(Jan. 22, 1969 - Feb. 3, 2017)

Wendy Sue Skiver died Feb. 3, 2017, in Cody. She was 48.

She was born in Red Bluff, California, on Jan. 22, 1969. Wendy spent her childhood in California attending Los Molinos schools, graduating in 1987. She was the homecoming queen in high school and remained her family’s queen the rest of her life.

Wendy married Robert Landingham in 1988 and was blessed with a son, RC.

She then married Ty Skiver, Dec. 12, 1997, in Las Vegas. They had a daughter, Sydney.

Wendy’s passions included Ty and their children, family and many friends. She always was a people’s person — touching so many lives as she fought her battle against cancer for over three years.

Wendy kept a lovely home, welcoming anyone at anytime, especially RC’s rodeo buddies. She played the part of their mothers when they were away from their own.

Wendy was very involved in RC’s rodeo career and watched him compete at the National Finals Rodeo in December 2016.

Her first grandchild is due in March. Wendy fought to be able to hold little Miss Lyndzy Lane in her arms. She was extremely proud of the fact her daughter Sydney was beginning to follow in her footsteps, being an excellent homemaker and mother.

Wendy’s interests included rodeo, yard sales (another thing she was queen of), home interior decorating and cooking.

She had her own cleaning service and made great friends with her clients.

In 2013, Ty and Wendy moved to Wyoming to be nearer family because of her declining health. Wendy always had a beautiful smile even at her most difficult times. Her family asks you to remember her just that way  — smiling!

Wendy was preceded in death by her father Duane Drenon; mother Judy Heal; grandmother Lois Drenon; and grandparents Bud and Dora Potter.

Wendy is survived by husband Ty, son RC, daughter Sydney, brothers AJ and Travis Kevie, all of her dear family members and close friends.

There will be a celebration of Wendy’s life March 11 at 2 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Basin.

Cremation services were entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home.