Annette Schneider passed away peacefully at the age of 93. She is survived by her four children, Julie Newell, Jenny Robles, Tom Schneider, and Ann Marie Moore and 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, sons in-law and grandsons in-law whom she loved unconditionally.
Annette lived a full, successful life. She was born and married in Indiana. She and the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1962 and lived there until her death, except for a few years when they moved back to Indiana to help her mother-in-law settle after her father in-law passed away. She loved the Arizona warmth and the uneventful weather conditions – unlike she experienced in Indiana.
Annette shared her spiritual and financial wealth with friends and family. She was good spirited. She enjoyed a good joke, practical and otherwise. She had quirky names for family and friends and had the craziest sayings and words. The names endeared people to her and made them feel special. The sayings, well, they would just make you laugh. She loved cheering her family and favorite teams on in sports and encouraging the grandkids in their music and theatrical pursuits. Her biggest joy was making others happy. The avenue she chose to that end was making sure people were well-fed. Many a story could be told of her picking up food for the full office on her way in and serving lunches to any high-school kid who sat down at her kitchen table. Many could attest to her ability to throw a lively party together at the drop of a hat.
Annette volunteered tirelessly at St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic School. Once the kids were grown enough, she started selling real estate with Russ Lyon Realty. She was a frequent star of sales, making the Million Dollar Club. She was creative, an outside-of-the box kind of thinker and inventor. She was a solution seeker – determined and stubborn for all the right reasons. She was one of those people you’d love to be with – fun-loving, happy and caring. A great mother to many and friend to many more – she will be remembered for her big loving generous heart.
In her final days, she was frequented by FaceTime calls from her grandchildren and great grandchildren and visited by her daughters and son, sons-in-law and local grandchildren. Her final day was with her four children – she held each of their hands and called them by name. She died early the next morning, March 26, 2023.
The family welcomes donations to Saint Mary’s Food Bank as an expression of sympathy.
A link to Annette’s donation page is: smfba.convio.net/AnnetteSchneider