Mary Ann Skeslien Welker

Mary Ann Skeslien Welker, 73 passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Marias Medical Center after a long battle with COPD.

Memorial services were held Monday, June 17 at Living Faith Baptist Church in Shelby.

Mary was born June 22, 1945 in Conrad to Carl and Clara Skeslien. She graduated from Shelby High School class of 1963. Mary was very proud of being part of the Spinning Marvels (roller skating act 1957-1961) with Lynda Lux Johnson, Roxie Mitchell Allred and Kay Cockran Weiser.

She married Howard (Blue) Welker on Aug. 14, 1963. They lived in Valier, Dupuyer and moved to Shelby in 1988. Family was very important in her life. Mary was a member of the Living Faith Baptist Church. Mary worked at Pat’s Diner and Wells Drug.

She is survived by son, Wade Welker of Shelby; daughter, Angie (Jason) Boyd of Great Falls; grandchildren, Taylor Stokes, Jase Stokes, Brynn Stokes, Jahna Welker, Kyle Welker; great granddaughter, Khloe Stokes; mother, Clara Skeslien; brothers, Curt (Connie) Skeslien and Ed (Barbara) Skeslien; sisters, Anna (Carl) Clark, Donna (Louis) Sanchez, and Diane (Ray) Stoker; and many nephew and nieces.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Blue; her son, Howie Welker; sister, Elaine (Dolly) Engles; and father, Carl Skeslien.

Condolences can be made to Mary’s memorial page at