The Curry Coastal Pilot

Sally Marion Schroeder

Nov. 18, 1927-May 15, 2014

Sally Marion Schroeder went to live with the Lord, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the age of 86 in Dallas.

She was born Nov. 18, 1927, on their family in Mitchell, Nebraska, to Raymond C. and Dorothy Lucile Douglas Hartz.

Sally attended Sunny Slope one-room school for her first eight years and then graduated from Mitchell High School in 1945.

She started her college life in 1945 at the University of Nebraska, where she lived with her grandparents and aunt. She graduated in 1950 with a degree in Home Economic Extension. During her college years she belonged to the Tassels (an athletic rooting group) and Omicron Nu, the home economics honorary. In addition she worked part-time at the Nebraska American Legion state office and at a department store in Lincoln. Following graduation she served a Home Economics and 4-H Club agent in Morrill County, Nebraska. In 1952, she moved to Oregon as a 4-H Club agent in Clackamas County.

In late 1952, she met Walt Schroeder and they were married in April of 1953. They lived in Coquille in Coos County on the Southwest Oregon Coast. Later they moved to Florence, Corvallis, and Hillsboro before moving to Gold Beach where they resided for 45 years.

In Coquille, she started leading girls' 4-H clubs and continued as a 4-H leader in Lane and Curry counties for a total of 25 years. She was a member and Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, charter member of the Curry General Hospital Auxiliary, Gideon Auxiliary, Advisory Board to Curry County Home Health and Hospice, chair of the Hospice Rummage Market food preparation team, one of the founding members of a Friday afternoon writers group, 4-H leader, and a Republican Precinct Committee member. In 1999, she was named Woman of Distinction by the Soroptimist Club of Gold Beach.

For the school year of 1954-55 Sally taught at Myrtle Point High School.

Sally and Walt lived for a short time in Wisconsin in 1956-57 where she worked as a 4-H and Home Economics Agent in Green County. Following her husband's completion of an advanced degree, the couple traveled for two and a half months in Europe. In 1996, they participated in a tour of Israel, the Holy Land.

The Schroeders were married for 61 years and lived the last two years of her life at Dallas Retirement Village in Dallas. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother to her three sons and their wives, and loving grandmother to her six grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Walt; sons John and wife Frances Schroeder of Vancouver, Washington, Bob and wife Sally Schroeder of Corvallis, Douglas and wife Cindy Schroeder of Brandon, Mississippi; sister Nancy Colvin of Denver, Colorado; brother Douglas Hartz of Jeffersonville, Indiana; and six grandchildren: Paul, Anna, Grant, David, Victoria and Christine.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Private family interment will be in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Memorials to Sally may be sent to the Gideons International, Curry Camp, P.O. Box 2674 Harbor, OR 97415, for the purpose of purchasing and distributing Holy Bibles in her name. To leave a message or memory for the family please go to

Submitted by Bollman Funeral Home.