November 23, 2022
Jon Skiffington, long-time resident of La Conner, peacefully went to meet Jesus on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Seattle, March 31, 1952, to Lennon and La Vonne. After high school, Jon served as an Air Force SERE Survival Instructor. There Jon encountered Jesus in an amazing way. From that day to his final moments on earth, Jon shared the love of Jesus with everyone he met. He earned a degree in Pastoral Studies from Northwest Bible College where he met his wife of 45 years, Renee Skiffington.
Jon and Renee were of one mind: to share the love of Jesus with others. They moved to La Conner in 1981 with two small children to start a church and went on to share a lifetime of adventures. Jon served the community for over 40 years as a pastor, school board member, little league coach, volunteer fireman, Kiwanis member, and in countless other ways. While continuing to pastor, he also served for 23 years as a Community Service Officer for the Mount Vernon Police.
Jon shared his unlimited creativity, joy and sense of fun as singer and songwriter for his band, Closer to Home, combining his love for Jesus and music. He also enjoyed videography, community theater, and fly fishing with childhood friend and band mate, Dan Keim. To impact the Boomer generation, he created the YouTube channel Boomer Salt and Light Company at http://www.theboomersaltandlightcompany.com.
Jon never met a stranger and saw every person as created and loved by God. He especially loved his family well: his wife Renee; children Jessica, Jesse, Billy, and Jenny; children by marriage John, Callie, and Molly; grandchildren, Addie, Will, Katherine, and Sophia; siblings Linda and Don, Terry and Donna, Robin and Heath, David and Tom, and Kevin; along with countless others who knew and loved him. We celebrated Jon's life and shared memories together in La Conner's Maple Hall 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. .
In lieu of flowers, help continue Jon's legacy of love by donating to your favorite charity. You may offer your condolences and share your memories of Jon with his family online at http://www.kernfuneralhome.com.