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Obituary for Fern M. Skellings

Fern Myra Skellings, 87, of Waldoboro, passed away on December 25, 2022. Fern was born on July 26, 1935 to Stuart R. Coburn and Alice M. Coburn in Rumford, Maine.

As a child, Fern grew up in Maine. She then later moved to California, where, as a single parent, she worked at Humboldt State University while also working toward her degree. She was the Assistant Media Center Director, retiring in 1995 after a 30 year career. She then moved back to Maine.

Fern loved the arts, travelling and loved to go to museums all over the world and she was also a voracious reader. She was a fiercely independent person.

Fern was predeceased by her parents, brother Calvin Coburn and sister Lois Hoch. She is survived by her daughter, Sonnet Fairrington and her husband Gordon of McCall, Idaho, brother, Bob Colburn of Daytona Beach, FL, sister Joan Bruso of Chickapee, MA, brother-in-law Bud Hoch of Waldoboro, sister-in-law Lynn Coburn, grandson Cutler Fairrington of McCall, Idaho and several nieces and nephews.

The family will honor Fern privately.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit her Book of Memories at