Dr. Marie H. Schaap passed away peacefully on October 28th in Sacramento, CA following a brief illness. Marie was born December 19, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA and lived in York, PA until moving as a teenager to southern California in the 1940’s. She attended college at UCLA and medical school at the College of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons in Los Angeles where she met her classmate and future husband, Dr. Charles B. Schaap. They were married on August 22, 1949 and together graduated with DO degrees in 1951, later adding MD degrees from UC Irvine in 1961.
Marie and Charles moved to Orangevale, CA where Charles practiced medicine and Marie began raising their four children. They moved to Monte Rio, CA in 1959 where Charles became the town physician while Marie raised the kids and practiced medicine part-time. When the kids were older, Marie began a surgical residency at French Hospital in San Francisco. She later practiced medicine in Santa Rosa and became a certified Aviation Medical Examiner. She later became an physician in the US Army Reserves. After her husband died in 2007, Marie served as owner and President of the Board of Directors of Northwood Recreation Inc. for many years.
Marie was an avid reader, especially medical journals, and she loved learning. She and Charles took computer classes at Santa Rosa Junior College. Marie enjoyed taking trips in their travel trailer, especially along the Pacific coast or to Reno, NV. Marie enjoyed cooking and was always ready to try out new recipes and new restaurants. She found good friends and took part in many activities at the Guerneville Senior Center.
Marie is survived by son Gaylord and wife Mitzi, grandchildren Trevor and Justin; daughter Sharlene Cassidy and husband Richard, grandchildren Brian and Kevin; son Dr. Charles Schaap, Jr. and Linda Harris; nephew Craig Schaap and wife Jeanine, niece Pamela MacKean and Alan Bouvier, grand-niece Ashley MacKean; and half-sister Nancy Johnson. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Charles and by her son Dr. Kevin M. Schaap. Donations in her memory can be made to the Guerneville Senior Center Box 325, Guerneville, CA 95446 or the Monte Rio Fire Department, Box 536, Monte Rio, CA 95462
Donations in her memory can be made to the Guerneville Senior Center Box 325, Guerneville, CA 95446 or the Monte Rio Fire Department, Box 536, Monte Rio, CA 95462.Read More