Ruth Schulz
Central Oregonian on line - 2008


   Ruth Schulz, long known for her cheerful demeanor and friendly spirit, passed away in
Prineville, Oregon, recently, due to complications from Parkinson's disease.

   Born in Cuero, Texas, December 2, 1922, to Rev. Frank and Ruth Eberhardt, she graduated 
from University of Texas in 1943 with a degree in journalism. Shortly after, she married 
Carl G. Schulz, stationed in North Carolina with the 7th Air Force. After the war, the 
Schulzes first moved to Chicago, Illinois, and then returned to Carl's home in Meriden, 
where Ruth lived until January, 2001.

   Active in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Meriden, Ruth sang in the choir, taught Sunday 
School, and served as Church Librarian. She and Carl also were part of a dedicated team
helping with finances in the church for almost 40 years. They were members of the American 
Iris Society, and Ruth served as president of the local Connecticut Iris Society, was a 
certified garden and show judge, and edited the periodical bulletin for the society. Caring 
for her yard and home filled much of her time.

   Ruth was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992, but managed to live independently 
for another nine years. In 2001, she went to live with her daughter Suzon in Prineville, Oregon.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl and by her brother, Charles Eberhardt of 
Cuero, Texas; and is survived by her daughters, Marion Muskiewicz of Hudson, NH; Suzon and 
her husband Vernon Adams in Prineville; and Charlotte Schulz of Dorchester, MA. Other survivors 
are her grandson Stephen Muskiewicz, his wife Danielle, and her great-granddaughter Emily of
Merrimack, New Hampshire, and her granddaughter Kristina Muskiewicz of Brookline, MA.

   Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.