2006-02-23 / Obituaries

Edna Caswell Hill Schultz

Edna Caswell Hill Schultz, a longtime resident of Jamestown and Newport, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 of natural causes. She was the wife of the late Merton W.F. Schultz, who she married in 1946.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Katharine Caswell Hill. A graduate of Westbrook Junior College, Westbrook, Maine, Mrs. Schultz served in Women’s Marine Corps during World War II from 1944 to 1946. She was known for being kind and fair to everyone she met and she was an absolute joy to be around. She often remarked that she was happy to have lived in the

era she did. Her generation watched the United States fall into World War II and along the way she decided to take part. She chose to become a Marine, and being one was a proud achievement for her.

She was well-educated

and well-spoken. She published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines. In her final years, one of her articles was published in the United States Naval Institute Magazine, and she was also a guest speaker on the USS Constitution celebrating Women’s History Month. They were both heartfelt honors.

Mrs. Schultz is survived by one sister, four children, six grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild.

A funeral service will be held at O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., in Newport on Monday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will be in Trinity Cemetery, East Main Road, Portsmouth.

Donations may be made in her memory to Paws & Claws, 23 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.

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