Lucille Schultz

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 5, 2006

Lucille Schultz, born Aug. 10, 1919 in Albert Lea, died Aug. 18, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She had resided in Stone Mountain, GA for the past 28 years.

There are certain things Lucy’s family will never forget. We will never forget her cinnamon rolls, which were incomparable; we will never forget the way she prepared the greatest Thanksgiving meals ever with the help of her late husband, Stanley; we will never forget the way she buttered our toast, inducted us nightly into the Clean Plate Club, or taught us how to shuffle a deck of cards correctly. And we will certainly never taste oatmeal as good as hers. Because as many times as she tried to teach us how and as many times as we’ve since attempted in our own homes, on our own stoves, we can’t seem to replicate the perfection she alone was capable of managing in her own kitchen.

Lucy was a livewire, in every sense of the word. She was caring, giving, loving, and wonderfully full of life. She traveled the world with her husband. While they were young, she dedicated herself to her grandchildren. She spent almost every day in her garden, and when weather didn’t permit, she sat at the kitchen table and watched the birds, every species of which she seemed to know by heart. She set standards for herself and those around her, and we are all better people for it. She had a dry, sharp sense of humor, and she remained lucid&8212;more lucid perhaps than those she leaves behind&8212;until the very end.

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Lucy loved golf and bridge and played both most of her adult life. She particularly enjoyed playing bridge at the Bethesda Senior Center in Lawrenceville, GA. She belonged to the Mountain Park Methodist Church in Stone Mountain and was active in her Sunday school class.

She is survived by her son Stanley, her daughter Stacy Ringel, grandchildren Noah, Greta, and Hannah Pittard, and great granddaughters, Olivia and Georgia.

Her ashes will join those of her husband and her beloved dog Miss Nancy. A private memorial will be held by the family.

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Schultz would prefer that contributions be made to any humane society or animal shelter.