- Dorothy passed from this life to the next on September 6,
2020 at the age of 91. Born on December 5, 1928 to
Effie and Henry Gescher in Stayton. She lived her entire
life in the area where she met and married the love of her
life, Richard Schumacher, on April 8, 1947 at Immaculate
Conception Church in Stayton. Nothing made Dorothy happier
than spending time with her family, including 8 children, 20
grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren (another arriving
in a few months, the news of which delighted her) along with
her many friends. Her home was always open to all regardless
of day or time.
was kept ultra-busy for many years performing accounting
services for their farm and Schumacher TV & Appliance
businesses. Along with raising 8 children, gardening,
preserving food every summer for years, sewing her
children’s clothing, knitting sweaters and blankets, in
her “spare time” Dorothy painted and was a 4-H leader,
as well as a member of the St. Francis Circle at St.
Boniface Catholic Church.
later years, traveling domestically and internationally, as
well as annual hunting trips with Rich, family & friends
were events which she always anticipated. She loved
recounting these adventures.
71 years of marriage Rich died November of
2018. For the
following time until her demise she missed and talked of
Rich fondly. Besides Rich’s death, the death of son Ron
Schumacher in May of 2020 was a blow from which she never
did recover. Dorothy is survived by sons Joe (Susie)
Schumacher, Chris Schumacher, Mark (Janet) Schumacher, Paul
(Deanna) Schumacher, and daughters Lynn (Alan) Crymes, Diane
Roark, and Mary (Kip) Kauffman.
will be at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The
family requests donations be made to Regis St. Mary
Foundation or Patreon Music Program at Willamette Valley
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.