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Reason Eugene Skarin

Birthplace: Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Death: March 28, 1982 (83)
Red Bluff, Tehama, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Gustaf Adolf Skarin and Jennie P. Jonson
Husband of Annalee Skarin
Brother of Thor Isadore Skarin; Freya I. Skarin; Edith Ingeborg Skarin; Balder Adolph Skarin; Oden Fritz Skarin and 1 other

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About Reason Eugene Skarin

Reason Skarin

Less background is available on Reason Skarin than Annalee. It is known that he served in the military at some stage and later worked for the Buffalo Police Department, New York. (circa 1950-52)

Birth: 13 Sep 1898 New York State

Marriage to Annalee: 18 Oct 1943 Pennsylvania

Death: 28 Mar 1982 Red Bluff, Tehama, California - Official cause of death "ASCVD with general circulatory failure."

Burial: 31 Mar 1982 Red Bluff, Tehama, California

As both Reason and Annalee were in the habit of adopting aliases, it is possible that someone may have met up with him as "Raymond E. Jansen/Janson, John Mathews" etc. (Annalee liked to call herself Yvonne Jansen)

If anyone has any information they'd care to share privately or publicly on either of the Skarins it would be most appreciated.

Occasionally someone arises claiming some special calling or gift but they don’t end up with any followers. Even so, their story sometimes is worth a chuckle. Such is the case of Annalee Skarin. Born in 1899 in Idaho, she married young and was quickly divorced. She was called on a mission to California where she met her second husband. For 20 years, they lived an apparently normal life of active Latter-day Saints. However, a man she had taught while a missionary named Reason Skarin found her and told her it had been made known to him that “Annalee needs you.” She obtained a divorce in Nevada, married Skarin and moved to New York. There she began teaching her unique doctrines. They then moved to Logan, Utah where she became a popular speaker at LDS gatherings. Although lots of people were impressed by her ideas, her Stake President asked her to discontinue public speaking because her teachings were not consonant with LDS doctrines. She was excommunicated in 1952 for apostasy and immediately indicated that she was soon to be translated into heaven.

Five days later, she disappeared leaving all of her worldly goods behind. A few days later, she returned to retrieve her dentures and then mysteriously disappeared again.

Four years later, she and her husband were in a serious automobile accident in California where they had been living under assumed names.

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Reason Eugene Skarin's Timeline

September 13, 1898
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Age 21
Buffalo Ward 21, Erie, New York
February 4, 1922
Age 23
Age 31
Dansville, Livingston, New York
August 25, 1947
Age 48
Salt Lake City Utah Temple
August 28, 1947
Age 48
March 28, 1982
Age 83
Red Bluff, Tehama, California, USA
Buffalo, Erie, New York