Pearl Lillian Schilder


Craig resident Pearl Lillian Schilder died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 84.

Schilder was born Nov. 22, 1918, near Hayden, Colo., to Jack and Lacey (Hughes) Wiseman. She was raised and attended school in Hayden, graduating from Hayden High School in 1939.

She married Dorsey Lighthizer and they had a son, Bill. They later divorced and she married Gerald Simonton in 1941 in Vernal, Utah. They had a son, Gary. Simonton died in January of 1961 and she married Vern R. Schilder in Casper, Wyo.

Schilder lived many years in the Boulder area where she worked as the head housekeeper for the Golden Buff Motel and later worked for a sporting goods store as a seamstress. She also lived a short time in Canada where she was also working as a seamstress.

She and her husband lived in Grand Junction, Colo., for four years before moving to Craig in 1990.

Schilder loved to sew and could spend hours sitting at her machine.

Schilder is survived by her husband, Vern, of Craig; sons, Bill (Beverly) Simonton, of Houston, Texas, and Gary (Debbie) Simonton, of Evanston, Wyo.; stepsons, Dale (Cindy) Schilder, of Thornton, Colo., Roger Schilder, of Olathe, Kan., and Duane (Linda) Schilder, of Coon Rapids, Mo.; stepdaughter, Brenda Schilder, of Stockton, Mo; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Bowles, of Loveland, Colo.; and brothers, Earl Montieth, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Charles Wiseman, of Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sylvia; brother, Fred; and her second husband, Gerald Simonton.

Services were Jan. 16, 2003, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Beryl Wright officiating. Organist was Anne Carr and soloist was Joyce Miller. Selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."

Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Simonton, Donald Simonton, Gary Simonton, Douglas Simonton, Darrell Simonton and Jack Wiseman.

Interment was Jan. 17, 2003, at Mountain View Memorial Park with Rev. W. L. Youngblood officiating.

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