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Obituary: May Mary Schmohl, 71

 

May Mary Schmohl, 71, passed away on Mother's Day, May 13, 2018 in Wrangell.

She was born on May 17, 1946 in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia. A Native Tahltan of the Crow clan Edzerta family, she was the daughter of the late Mona Keso, also of Wrangell.

Heritage was important to her and she regularly returning to her ancestral home throughout her life reconnecting with culture and family. After moving to Wrangell as a young child, she attended Sheldon Jackson High School in Sitka, Alaska, and always remembered to send letters and photos to her older brothers keeping family connected. Other past residences include Coos Bay, Oregon, Thorne Bay, Alaska, and San Clemente, California.

May was a believer, motivating her family to have faith. She was a lover of life and helping people, spending time as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She enjoyed spending time exploring Southeast Alaska hunting and fishing, and playing scrabble, bingo, and pinochle with her large family and many friends. She will be remembered for her passion and her steadfast advice to eat dessert first.

She is survived by her husband Ron Schmohl; children Melinda Paulo, Holley Goldring, Jouni Churchill, Jesse Schmohl; grandchildren Lyndsey Goldring, Presley Paulo-Sambito, Peyton Paulo-Sambito, Ashley Goldring, Olivia Schmohl, Emme Schmohl; siblings Bill Adsit, Earl Adsit, Clara Haley, Byrd Marsh, Kathy Appleman, Ellen Swicegood, Chris Kuykendall, Fern Seimears, Clint Keso; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service organized by family will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on Sat., May 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm followed by a reception at the Nolan Center from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

 

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