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Eva Schulz

January 15, 1923 — November 12, 2016


Eva Lee Schulz age 93, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Clifton, Texas.

Celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clifton with Rev. Brian McQuiggin officiating. Interment is in the Churchyard of Our Saviors Lutheran at Norse.

Eva Lee Prince was born on January 15, 1923 to Myrtle Charity Jacob and Alvin Hill Prince, Sr. about 8 miles E-NE of Crawford, and 5 miles due south of China Spring. Her grandparents were Missouri Elizabeth "Lizzie" Chandler and Reuben Prince, also Baneta Everett and James Richmond Jacob. "Lizzie" Prince moved to Texas with her 6 children about 1900 following the death of husband Reuben in Newnan, Georgia, of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Three grandparents, both parents, and 4 of 7 of Eva Lee's siblings interred in the Valley Mills Cemetery. Richmond Frasier, grandfather of J.R. Jacbob above, and early 1870 Bosque County School Superintendent in Oswald Cemetery east of Clifton, Texas.

She was baptized at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Ocee, and attended a small finishing school for girls nearby. The Rev. Benjamin Oscar Herring and wife of Baylor were frequent house guests Sunday afternoons after his sermons at Shiloh.

After La Vega High School in 1941 graduating about 20 seniors she enrolled in a live-in work/study program at Providence Hospital being conferred RN. The Providence Nuns provided a lifetime of example. Dr. Van Dorn Goodall drove from Clifton to interview, recruit, and employ her with prior knowledge of her character and credentials. Dr. Goodall affectionately nicknamed his new nurse "Big Dog", not just because she was tall and slender, but because her knowledge of the somatic combined with the binding authority of her words-she was in charge.

She married Herbert V. Schulz in December of 1945. Both his parents were not only conversational in both English and Norwegian language, but his father speaking German also. Her mother remarried to Wm E. Mitchell in 1942, following the death of her 1st husband, Alvin Hill Prince, Sr. in 1933.

Mr. Mitchell opened a small restaurant operating several years at the current site of The Clifton Record, and Myrtle Mitchell having finished her teaching degree from Baylor University in 1948 becoming a well known teacher in Clifton for some years. Eva Lee recalled the relocation to Midland, Texas about 1949 and subsequent years there were her life's happiest with her 3 young children-think "Doris Day meets Erma Bombeck". The family garage had served as the Girl Scout Cookie depot for all of Midland. As the family left Midland for Dallas in the late 1960's, she donned her starched Providence Nursing Hat yet again at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas, Supervisor of 5 South, the usual responsibility of about 29 beds. St. Paul's Hospital was demolished in 2015. All three of her children graduated from Kimball High School in Dallas. Retirement to Clifton in 1991 allowed her to study for, and pass accreditation as Flower Show Judge in the Texas Garden Clubs. Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clifton members will remember her frequent flower arrangements on the altar there as member. She was also an Organizing Member of the new Daughters of the American Revolution chapter 2013 in Clifton. She was dearly loved and will be missed by many old friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband H.V. of 68 years. She is survived by her 3 children, Betty Kathryn Schulz of Clifton, Jo Anne Blades and husband, David, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wayne Herbert Schulz of Clifton; 5 grandchildren, Kristen Diane Faulk of Dallas, Eric Jonathon Faulk of Austin, Kalisha Anne Nolen of Los Angeles, California, Carmon Lee Drummond of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lindsay Dianne Bash of Kelleyville; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family would like to express our appreciation to Professor Barbara A. Weiss MD of Scott & White for her tireless professionalism and empathy.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.
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