Obituary: Alma C. Schneider

Alma Charlotte (Miller) Schneider, a longtime resident of the Pilgrim Place retirement community in Claremont, died Saturday, August 6, 2016. She was 98.

She was born February 17, 1918 in Orella, Nebraska to Alva Theodore and Amelia (Smith) Miller. After receiving her teaching certificate from Chadron State Teacher’s College in 1937, she taught in various one-room schools in Nebraska. On May 27, 1943, she married Rev. Fred Schneider and together they devotedly served God’s people in Argentina, Brazil and the United States. Since 1980, Alma has been leading a life of active retirement at Pilgrim Place.

Mrs. Schneider is survived by her four children: Fred Schneider (Dorothea) of Waldport, Oregon; Charlotte Meyer (Jim) of Helena, Montana; David Schneider (Natalie) of Billings, Montana and John Schneider (Roxanne Batt) of Prescott, Arizona. She is also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a special niece, Naomi Cavaness.

A memorial service will be held on September 5 in Decker Hall at Pilgrim Place. Private interment, with family and close friends in attendance, will take place at Oak Park Cemetery, with Todd Memorial Chapel assisting with arrangements.

Alma’s family wishes to thank the staff of Pitzer Lodge for their many years of dedicated, loving care. Special thanks are also in order for the care received at Pilgrim Place Health Services Center and the compassionate care given by Vitas Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Residents’ Health and Support Fund (make checks payable to Pilgrim Place with RHSF on the memo line), Pilgrim Place, 625 Mayflower Road, Claremont, CA 91711.


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