Lyman, Rita Madeline (Schiettecatte)
November 11, 1922 - November 07, 2012
Born in Helena, Montana. The last of nine children of Dominic and Louisa Schiettecatte, who migrated from Belgium to Montana, Canada and settled in California.
Madeline grew up on The Bixby, and Irvine Ranch's, which her Family farmed the land leased from Mr. Bixby and Mr. Irvine. At this time her 7 older brothers changed their surname from Schiettecatte to Scott. Madeline Married Glenn Whittle Lyman on November 29, 1941, and had three daughters.
During World War II while her husband was gone for 3 years in the European Campaign, Madeline joined the work force in order to help our over sea's soldiers.
After the war was over, her and her husband started their own business by the name of "Lyman Landscaping". After living in the Long Beach and Los Angeles areas the Lyman family moved to the city of Orange, California, where they lived for 48 years.
With her passing another era has slipped away into history. She witnessed the decades of change from small community farmlands, to urban development. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Lyman in 1994, and by all of her eight siblings.
She is survived by her daughters, Juanita (Jerry) Finnicum; Deanna (Robert) Van Hoy; Donna (William) Linke; four grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Beu, Jeffrey (Cori) Van Hoy, Julie Finnicum, Amiee (Edward) Howard; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. Rosary Services will be held Wednesday, November 14th at 7 p.m., Shannon-Bryan Mortuary in Orange, California. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, November 15th at 10 a.m., St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange, California. Immediately following, gravesite service at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California. Shannon Bryan Mortuary