Sunday, July 27, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Rosemarie A. Schnathorst and William C. Schnathorst

By
From page A4 | April 14, 2013 |

schnathorst

Rosemarie A. Schnathorst

April 16, 1930 – Feb. 24, 2013

William C. Schnathorst

May 8, 1929 – Feb. 6, 2013

It can happen in a moment for some people and for our parents, this was the case. Our father, William Charles Schnathorst, knew the moment he saw our mother, Rosemarie Antoinette Meyer, walk into a business class they were both attending that he would ask for her hand in marriage. Fortunately for us, our mother said “yes.”

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in botany in Laramie, Wyo. After they married, Rosemarie joined him in Laramie while he completed his master’s. From there they moved to Davis where Bill completed his Ph.D. in plant pathology and enjoyed a long career as a plant pathologist for the USDA. He somehow found time to also fly model airplanes and to participate in Boy Scouts with his sons, work for a number of years as an environmental conservationist in Davis, and create beautiful gardens on Hunt Way and in Westwood. He also spent his retirement years fly fishing with Cal Kado, Bud Henle and Mike Hoffmann. Together they frequented Pyramid Lake, Christmas Island, Alaska and lots of streams and rivers throughout Northern California.

Rosemarie was the consummate homemaker and an excellent cook. Diana, their first-born, was born in 1955. Bill, their first son, followed 19 months later in 1956. Douglas would not come along for another five years. Needless to say, Rosemarie had her hands full raising their children but found time to enjoy playing bridge with her friends Tudy Duncan, Elsie Mirandi, Minnie Brenner, Pat Hull, Suzanne Stovall, Myrna Peterson, Edie Silva and Kitty Qualset, just to name a few. In fact, in her heyday, she belonged to four different bridge clubs at once.

Bill was born in 1929 and died on Feb. 6, 2013. Rosemarie was born in 1930 and died three weeks after Bill on Feb. 24. It may seem unexpected that they died so close together, but, if you knew our parents, how much in love they were and how devoted they stayed to one another throughout their 61 years of marriage, you would not be surprised at all. Our parents’ favorite getaway was their beautiful cabin in Lake Tahoe near Zephyr Cove.

Bill and Rosemarie are survived by their son Bill and his wife Carmen; their daughter Diana (and Peter); and their wonderful and talented grandchildren: Kaela, who will be graduating from UC Davis next fall, and Casey, who will be graduating from Davis High School this year.

The Schnathorst family would like to express their gratitude to Sutter Oncology, Sutter Family Practice and the staff with the Advanced Illness Management Program for their wonderful care of Bill and Rosemarie. We would also like to thank the staff at Sutter Davis Hospital for the exemplary care they provided to Rosemarie.

A celebration of Bill and Rosemarie’s lives will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in Davis.

Those who wish to sign a guestbook online may do so at www.wiscombefuneral.com.

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

Community gardens stretch food dollars, study finds

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Zombies by rail: It’s not just a show, it’s a trip

By Evan Arnold-Gordon | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Fatal Covell Boulevard crash recalled in court

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

 
Humphrey Fellows will host Global Forum

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
State can’t say if it’s meeting drought goal

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Rairdan joins race for Davis school board

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Israel extends Gaza truce through Sunday

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

New ordinance aims to prevent nut thefts from orchards

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

 
Biggest book sale to date opens Friday at Davis library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Luna family matriarch turns 100

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
 
Discussion of oil by rail EIR planned Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Mace Innovation Center is focus of meeting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Freeway crash injures two drivers

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

 
Museum wants your old Davis High School yearbooks

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Affordable housing forum planned in Davis

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
Protesters gather at Primate Center

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8

 
State awards $40,000 for historic property survey

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A8

Free blood pressure screenings offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Vanguard hosts economic development director

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Get a sneak peek at documentary trailer

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Davis Chamber Choir sings short summer program

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9

Tasting event benefits Yolo Land Trust

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A9

 
At the Pond: From Davis, it’s easy to get back to nature

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A10 | Gallery

Tickets on sale now for DHS Hall of Fame dinner

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
.

Forum

Feels like a million miles away

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A7

 
Here’s what you need for a perfect wedding

By Marion Franck | From Page: A7

 
Check doctors’ vitals before they check yours

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Husband’s let himself go

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A14

 
Questions on water rights

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A16, 1 Comment

Campus turns on the tap

By Our View | From Page: A16

 
So, what’s in a week’s worth of waste?

By Michelle Millet | From Page: A16

Pat Oliphant cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A16

 
Golf tourney was a big success

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A16

We can do more to help

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A17

 
New playground is wonderful

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A17

Just Us in Davis: Little Rock Nine hero to celebrate with Davis youths

By Jann L. Murray-Garcia | From Page: A17 | Gallery

 
.

Sports

Sutherland presents 1st clinic; golf column on its way

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
New Korematsu teacher is an American Ninja Warrior

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Furyk opens 3-shot lead in Canadian Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Gray wins 6th straight, A’s 4 HRs beat Texas 5-1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Nibali set to cruise to Tour victory

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Area sports briefs: River Cats take Game 1 of doubleheader

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Companies will collaborate on crop insect control

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A13

 
Developer’s commitments: affordable and green

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13 | Gallery

Go back to school with Great Clips

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
Lagerstrom represents Davis at Mary Kay seminar

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

UC Davis Health System earns ‘Most Wired’ award

By Charles Casey | From Page: A15

 
Bartholomew hires new associate

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A15

 
.

Obituaries

Carlton Hope Meister

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Jonathan Eric Hollander

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A6