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Blanca Rebeca Schneider

1915 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Blanca Rebeca Schneider Obituary
April 17, 1915 - March 31, 2011

Blanca Schneider, affectionately known as "Tita", a 69-year resident of Hermosa Beach, passed away at home on March 31, 2011, surrounded by her family. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her entire family: sons, Bill (Chris), Bob (Dana); and daughter, Linda Tims; grandchildren, Stu, Jane, Doug, Erica, Steve, Matt, Nick, Chris, Tim, Danielle, Devon and Drew; and great-grandchildren, William, Ryan, Anthony, Thomas, Duncan, Dylan, Charley, Mikaela, Sienna, Isabella and Jack; and her two care providers, Daisy and Conchita. Her husband of 71 years, Bill, passed away in 2009. Blanca was born in Monterrey, Mexico and grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating from Immaculate Heart High School, she moved on to UCLA, where she was a Chi Omega and graduated in 1938. While at UCLA, she met her future husband Bill, and married him after graduation. She never forgot her Hispanic roots, and taught Spanish for 60 years from her home and at Compton College. She was devoted to her Catholic religion and had a special faith in St. Jude. She loved her family, American Martyrs Church, UCLA, Chi Omegas, Sandpipers, cooking, sewing, gardening and speaking Spanish to anyone. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A funeral mass will be celebrated at American Martyrs Catholic Church, in Manhattan Beach on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to The National Shrine of St. Jude at www.shrineofstjude.org. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 6, 2011
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