Alice May Schmitz

Alice Schmitz


April 23, 1929 — Aug. 3, 2016

Alice M. Schmitz, 87, a longtime resident of Astoria, Oregon, passed away Aug. 3, 2016, in Seaside, Oregon.

Alice was born April 23, 1929, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, to John and Alma (Orth) Strobel. They moved to Kalama, Washington, in 1941, and later settled in Astoria, where she graduated from Astoria High School.

She married Maurice Schmitz in 1951, and raised five children.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Parish, Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society. She loved her community and enjoyed volunteering at local food banks and meal sites. She also loved crocheting, camping with family, canning and square dancing. She enjoyed traveling with Maurice to many countries overseas.

Alice is survived by sons Mike and Steve of Astoria; daughters Judy Stephens of Florida, Diane (Sam) Bradsher of Oklahoma and Laura (Kile) Haugland of Minnesota; brother Ray Strobel of Warrenton; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; and her parents, John and Alma.

A recitation of the holy rosary will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A memorial Mass will follow at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the Mass at the Star of the Sea school auditorium.

A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Astoria.

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