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Nina Fulton Schroder


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Nina Fulton Schroder Obituary

Nina Fulton Schroder, 91, passed away on Sept. 3, 2016, at her home in Tularosa, N.M. She was born on June 5, 1925, to George Blaine Fulton and Josephine Vilelle in Dayton, Ohio. Nina Schroder married Carlton Julius Schroder on May 24, 1958.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carlton J. Schroder, and her parents, George Blaine Fulton and Josephine Vilelle of New Port Beach, Calif.

Nina is survived by her son Carlos J. Schroder, daughter-in-law, Diana A. Schroder of Tampa, Fla., and four grandchildren, John, Sarah, Rachel, and Michael. Nina remarked before her death how grateful she was for Diana's love and support.

Nina was truly one of the members of the greatest generation, and was more than likely the original Rosy the Riveter. She was employed at the Long Beach Douglas Aircraft plant when it was tooled to manufacture wings and other components for the B-17 Flying Fortress and other aircraft, and specifically fixed rivets that were loose and not installed properly. She considered it her duty to make the strongest rivets possible to ensure the safety of the air crews as they conducted combat missions over Germany. After the war, Nina and Carlton met on a blind date at a bowling alley in Pasadena, Calif., and Nina remarked that she wouldn't go in unless there was convenient parking. The only spot she found was right in front of the bowling alley. The two fell in love almost immediately and soon married. They fulfilled their life's dream and bought a cattle ranch in California, and raised cattle and horses after Carlton retired from the military. During their marriage, Nina was active in the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society, and always looked for a way to serve others. Nina also worked at the Draft Board in Red Bluff and saw many young men off to their physicals and further service in Vietnam. Nina expressed deep concern if she would see those boys again. She also served in the Australian Cattle Dog Club of New Mexico and in California, and was very active in helping abandoned and abused animals find loving homes. When Carl passed away, Nina decided to relocate and settled in Tularosa, N.M., until her passing.

Nina was a loving mother and grandmother. She cherished the time she spent with her son and daughter-in-law. In her later years, Nina actively supported the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and supported the missionary effort through financial donations. Her support resulted in her son honorably completing full time missions. Her grandchildren were loved greatly and she enjoyed spending time with them. She enjoyed spending time with her friends also. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children and grandchildren. How blessed we were to have her in our lives 'til we meet again. We will greatly miss you Mom.

She will be dearly missed, and as it is said when you have fulfilled your life's mission, the Savior and King of Israel will welcome her into His loving arms with the words, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the rest of thy Lord."

No local services are planned. Nina will be laid to rest next to her husband in Sunrise Cemetery, Corning, California.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Nina's memory to Animal Village, 7246 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310.

The Schroder family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7, 2016
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