"Boomer" Skeen, 63, passed away May 8, 2012. He was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Indiana. He was a resident of Matlacha since 1996.
His passions included fishing and more fishing. He was an avid fisherman, he "lived to fish." He was the former dock master for many years at the Bokeelia Pier. He had many friends on the island and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Marlene.
Survivors include son, Keith Skeen of Ohio; sister, Rose (Thomas) Bohley of Matlacha; brother, Jerry Skeen of Aurora, Ind.; nieces, Phyllis, LuAnn, Mary Jane and Marti; nephew, Kenny; great-nephews, Eric and Tyler; and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Beacon of Hope in Pine Island, Fla. His ashes will be placed into the Matlacha Pass during a private memorial service for the family.