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Schmidt, Marie Slyker,

was called Home to Our Lord on October 1, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 16, 1918 to Francis and Loretta (Lawson) Slyker.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters-in-law: Francis and Helen, Charles and Lucile, Jack and Elenor and Bob and Kay. Her husband Frederick William Schmidt II passed October 1, 1998. Their children, Barbara Emma, Frederick William III and Roderic Lawson also predeceased her. Granddaughters Deanna Marie and Breanna Barbara were called home in infancy.

Marie is survived by her children, Robert Paul, David Glenn (Karen), Michael Quentin, Patricia Marie and Diane Lucile, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins across the country also survive Marie. Marie cultivated countless lifelong relationships during childhood, when at college, during her professional life and in her work as a volunteer. She will be deeply missed.

Schooled at St Mary's, Detroit and graduated from St Joseph's college in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Marie married Fred Schmidt on June 21, 1941. They settled for a time in New Jersey, where their first five children were born. In 1951 Fred received an attractive job offer in California, so the family moved to Whittier where the rest of the children were born. In 1966 the family moved to Placentia, where Marie resided the rest of her life. Marie stayed in constant contact with her fellow St Joseph's Alumni. As the children matured, Marie started a second career working selling newspaper advertising. In this capacity she benefitted from many friendships that lasted well beyond her professional life. Marie later joined the Placentia Historical Society, the Yorba Linda Historical Society and the Placentia Library District Historical Committee, and functioned as a docent for the Bradford House. To say Marie was an active volunteer for the City of Placentia and great source of knowledge regarding local history is an understatement. She truly loved her volunteer work, and loved the friends she made and the accomplishments they all shared.

Marie was a devout member of St Joseph's Catholic Church in Placentia for nearly 50 years. She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed collecting dolls and rousing game of Scrabble. Her friends meant a great deal to her. A usual night for Marie was one spent talking on the phone to a fellow Placentia volunteer or a to friend from college "back East."

She is sorely missed by friends and large, loving family.

Viewing will be held Mon. Oct 8 from 4-8 PM with a rosary at 7 PM at McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Chapel, Fullerton. Mass Tues, Oct 9 at 10:30 AM at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Placentia. Burial to follow at Loma Vista Memorial Park. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary



Published in Orange County Register on Oct. 6, 2012
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