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Pauline Lois Schultz

Jun.07, 1915 - Oct.30, 2011

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Pauline L. "Gammie" Schultz, formerly of Midwest, WY, answered "The Royal Telephone" at home and went to be with her Lord and Savior October 30, 2011, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Born on June 7, 1915 in Cleveland OH, she married Walter Schultz on June 7, 1934. They lived in The Salt Creek Oil Field in Midwest, WY. She was active in her Baptist Church, numerous social and civic organizations and taught Bible studies, knitting, crocheting, mothers' study clubs, and was craft chairperson for the Senior Citizens Center. In 1980, Pauline founded the "Salt Creek Oil Field Museum." Its contents have been preserved and listed in the Wyoming State Historical Archives. She retained her position as founder and curator of the Museum until she retired at age 92. At that time she moved to Hixson, TN to live with her daughter, Rose, and "son-in-love," Wayne Barrington. The town of Midwest awarded her the "Citizen of the Century" award in 2001, and then declared June 7, 2005 to be "Pauline Schultz Day." At the 2004 History Day Award ceremony held in Casper, WY, she was recognized as the "History Day Distinguished Citizen." As Founder/Curator of The Salt Creek Museum, Pauline was included in the Joint Resolution of the 58th Legislature of the State of Wyoming, recognizing museums and supporting the goals and ideals of the "Year of the Museum 2006." She was honored by the Central Wyoming Retired and Senior Volunteer Program for logging 4,108 hours; given the "President's Call to Service Award" from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, 2007. She was awarded "The Medal of Honor for The National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities" by President George W. Bush, in a ceremony held at The White House. The Proclamation read: "Pauline Lois Schultz, founder, curator and author, is being recognized for stewardship of a precious trove of local historical knowledge. She has been a collector and curator of facts and artifacts that capture a century of human experience on Wyoming's high plains." Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Dorothy Miller; her husband, Walter F. Schultz; daughter, Annalee Bennett and two brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Barrington, Hixson, TN; June Beers, Tulsa, OK; eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and the hundreds who called her "Gammie." A Memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Bethel Temple Assembly of God, 6613 Hixson Pike. Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.

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To Our Beautiful Rose, Our hearts and prayers are with you right now. Although we can find comfort in knowing that our precious Gammy is with our Lord, we will still miss her incredible zeal for Christ, her amazing outlook on life and those timely reminders of how much we are loved by Jesus. Heaven is a saint richer today. Please know that we love you and will be lifting your family up during this time of change. Sincerest Love & Sympathy, The Tindall Family
Posted by Denise Tindall on January 01 at 12:00 AM
Gammie was such a "special" friend and a great warrior for our Lord. I miss our phone calls already, such sweet times we had. I will miss Gammie but I know she is having such a great time in heaven talking to our Lord and many others. What a wonderful legacy she is leaving behind and what a great example to follow. Dearest friend Rose, you and your family are in my prayers, I love you, Doris
Posted by Doris Yates on January 01 at 12:00 AM
Dear Rosie and Wayne, Thank you so much for sending Pauline's obituary and your sweet note. I keep my great granddaughter and so often say "I love ya, I love ya, I love ya." and think of Pauline when I say it. I was my mother's caregiver and she died in my arms, so I know the bitter sweet emotions you are going through. Love, Charla
Posted by Charla Knight on January 01 at 12:00 AM
Obituary from Chattanooga, Tn paper Pauline L. "Gammie" Schultz, formerly of Midwest, WY, answered "The Royal Telephone" at home and went to be with her Lord and Savior October 30, 2011, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Born on June 7, 1915 in Cleveland OH, she married Walter Schultz on June 7, 1934. They lived in The Salt Creek Oil Field in Midwest, WY. She was active in her Baptist Church, numerous social and civic organizations and taught Bible studies, knitting, crocheting, mothers' study clubs, and was craft chairperson for the Senior Citizens Center. In 1980, Pauline founded the "Salt Creek Oil Field Museum." Its contents have been preserved and listed in the Wyoming State Historical Archives. She retained her position as founder and curator of the Museum until she retired at age 92. At that time she moved to Hixson, TN to live with her daughter, Rose, and "son-in-love," Wayne Barrington. The town of Midwest awarded her the "Citizen of the Century" award in 2001, and then declared June 7, 2005 to be "Pauline Schultz Day." At the 2004 History Day Award ceremony held in Casper, WY, she was recognized as the "History Day Distinguished Citizen." As Founder/Curator of The Salt Creek Museum, Pauline was included in the Joint Resolution of the 58th Legislature of the State of Wyoming, recognizing museums and supporting the goals and ideals of the "Year of the Museum 2006." She was honored by the Central Wyoming Retired and Senior Volunteer Program for logging 4,108 hours; given the "President's Call to Service Award" from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, 2007. She was awarded "The Medal of Honor for The National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities" by President George W. Bush, in a ceremony held at The White House. The Proclamation read: "Pauline Lois Schultz, founder, curator and author, is being recognized for stewardship of a precious trove of local historical knowledge. She has been a collector and curator of facts and artifacts that capture a century of human experience on Wyoming's high plains." Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Dorothy Miller; her husband, Walter F. Schultz; daughter, Annalee Bennett and two brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Barrington, Hixson, TN; June Beers, Tulsa, OK; eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and the hundreds who called her "Gammie." A Memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Bethel Temple Assembly of God, 6613 Hixson Pike.
Posted by Wayne Barrington on November 23 at 02:04 PM

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