Jill Laporte Sklarz


Jill Laporte Sklarz, 71, of Talpa, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2018, with her son Dave by her side.

Jill was born to John H Laporte, Sr, and Donna Jane Bailey and grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey. After traveling the world as a PanAm flight attendant, Jill moved to Taos in 1978. Most recently Jill worked at Del Norte liquor store.

Jill enjoyed bridge, collecting art by local artists, playing golf at Taos Country Club and being with her many friends.

Jill is survived by her beloved son, Dave Sklarz, her sister-in-law, Andie Laporte and nephews, Chris (Jennifer) and Tim (Olga). She is predeceased by her parents, brother Jack Laporte, and best friend and father of her son Danny Sklarz.

A gathering of friends will be held at Taos Country Club on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 from 3 to 6 PM. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home, Taos. To share a memory, please visit our website at


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