Sarah Lucille Boyd
March 06 1922 - December 23 2015 - Age 93

Sarah Lucille Boyd was born on March 6, 1922 to John H. and Lurenna J. Boyd, on their farm in Phillipsburg, Kansas and “walked into heaven” on December 23, 2015 at the age of 93.

Lucy, Babe or Lucille (as she was called by her family) was the youngest of six children. She met her husband, John N. Schneider, at Fort Hays Teacher’s College, after WWII. Later they taught together in a one room school house, where Lucille taught kindergarten through third grade and John taught fourth through eighth grade. They lived in western Kansas where two daughters were born, then moved to California where a son and two more daughters were born, completing their family. In 1962, another move took them to North Bend, Oregon, where John taught at Sunnyhill School and Lucille substituted while completing her four year bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Oregon State University. When the family was nearly grown, Lucille landed a full time teaching job at Hillcrest School and later at North Bay Junior High School, while John retired. She made many lasting friendships during these teaching years. Lucille gave her heart to Jesus at an early age and she and John worshipped in the Hauser Community Church, until moving to Dallas, Oregon in 2004. One of Lucille’s passions was quilting in her spare time. Lucille followed in her own mama’s footsteps by giving beautiful handmade quilts to each of her children and grandchildren. Over the years Lucille rooted for her favorite sports teams including the Oregon State Beavers and Portland Trailblazers. She and her sister Pauline discussed players and statistics on a daily basis, until Pauline’s passing a few weeks earlier. Most precious to Lucille were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. She leaves a legacy of love of reading and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband John and daughter Kathryn L. Brown, as well as five siblings. She is survived by daughters Niki (Ron) Wade, Marie Schneider, and Karin Michaelson and son Jon Schneider; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; as well as a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.

A Celebration of Lucille’s life will be held at Dallas Tribute Center in Dallas, Oregon, at 9:30 am on December 30th. Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery at 12:30 pm. Lucille has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Ronald McDonald House.

Dallas, OR (current)
Phillipsburg, KS (birthplace)

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