1929 - 2012
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, Lucille Marie Schriever passed out of this world at the age of 83. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater. Contributions can be made to the M-F Junior Show or to the Walla Walla Community Hospice through the funeral home.
Lucille was born on her family’s Beresford, S.D., homestead on Feb. 12, 1929. She was the sixth of 13 children born to Theresa Gandrau Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald. Her senior year of high school, 1947, Lucille met and married returning World War II flyboy Albert Bruce Schriever. They soon settled in Aberdeen, S.D., so Al could get his teaching degree. Thereafter, many moves quickly followed as Al pursued his new profession and Lucille pursued motherhood. In 1955, they packed up their five children with a sixth on the way for Hood River, Ore., where Al taught in the high school. Then on to Gladstone where their seventh was born. In 1959, Al changed professions: he went into the FAA in Hayward, Calif., where they had their eighth child; their ninth arrived in Ephrata, Wash., just before they moved to Pendleton in 1967. Another move five years later settled them finally in Milton-Freewater, where they raised the latter half of their large brood. Lucille was hands-on in her children’s 4H clubs and the M-F Junior Show.
Al and Lucille retired to Walla Walla in the late 1980s, and he passed away in 2005. In her final years, Lucille lived at Park Plaza in Walla Walla. Early on Lucille loved to paint and do crafts, whenever she had a spare moment from her 40 or so active years of mothering. In her retirement years, she and Al were happy members of the Deusche Tanzers and the Stateline Grange, where they hosted many a weekend shindig with dancing, dancing and more dancing. Lucille was also a game shark and impressed all of her grandchildren with her ability to win nearly every game she ever played. At Park Plaza her favorite things were card games and trips to Wild Horse, where she always seemed to get lucky more than anyone else.
Lucille will be dearly missed by her nine children and their families, Bruce and Dianne Schriever of Portland, Catherine and Bruce Tinhof of Walla Walla, Bob and Carly Schriever of Portland, Ginger and Charles Thronson of Dayton, Tim Schriever and Barb of Woodinville, Wash., Jane and Tom Rogers of Milton-Freewater, Barbara and Everett Knudson of Walla Walla, Mary Selfa and Charlie Jewell of Walla Walla, and Janet Schriever of Long Beach, Calif. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and her six siblings. To leave a condolence online visit www.munsellerhodes.com.