Cecilia Schmitt, 79, of Nampa, died
Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at her home with her family at her
side. Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m. today, Dec.
27, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Dec. 28, at St. Paul's
Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Tivenan of Mercy
Medical Center as the celebrant. Burial will follow in
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
was born Dec. 1, 1915, in Nampa, a daughter of George and
Clarinda Rivett Martineau. She grew up and attended
schools here, graduating from Nampa High School in 1934.
She was a piano player and a good musician who played with
several local bands. She married Howard F. Schmitt Feb.
10, 1936, in Nampa where they made their home. She
played for their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1986 with the Joe
God saw her
When a cure was not to
So peaceful and free from
We could not wish her back
To suffer that again
from her musical career in 1975 and her happiest times
thereafter were spent at their cabin in Cascade and on trips
to California to be with her daughter in the winters.
Cecilia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Howard of Nampa; a son and his
wife, Joe and Beatty Schmitt of Nampa; five daughters and four
sons-in-law, Virgie and Wally McGolden of Seal Beach, CA,
Gerry, and Jim Adkins of Yellow Pine, ID, Linda
Mortensen, Sue and Doyle Collins and Vickie and Greg Lovejoy,
all of Nampa; three sisters, Rita Ward of Nampa, Alvina
Callsen of Caldwell and Theresa Knox of Nampa; sisters-in-law,
Mabel Martineau, Velma Martineau and Mildred McDonald, all of
Nampa, a very special sister-in-law, Shirley Schmitt of Nampa;
twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Cecilia was preceded
in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Service, c/o Mercy
Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa, 83686, or flowers
may be sent.
Friends may call until 9
p.m. today and on Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.