Marie P. Schroeder; Retired Coil Winder

Marie Petrine Schroeder, a retired coil winder, died Wednesday at the age of 81.

Schroeder was born April 13, 1918, in Fairfax, Okla., to Frank and Dollie Walworth.

She moved to California in the mid-1940s and a few years later began to work for the Knickerbocker Toy Co. in Glendale. About 1954, she moved to Monrovia and worked as a coil winder for Bell and Howell in Pasadena. Later she worked in the same capacity for Consolidated Electrodynamics.

Schroeder moved to Ventura in 1982 to be closer to her daughters.

Daughter Carlene Reid said her mother was a very quiet person who liked to cook, sew and listen to good music. She also enjoyed flowers, particularly roses, the theater and outings to restaurants with family members.

Reid said she was a good provider for her family, although she never drove or owned a car.

She was preceded in death by sisters Vivian Montague and Christine Baker and brother Lee Walworth.

In addition to daughter Carlene Reid of Ventura, Schroeder is survived by son Roland "Corky" Schroeder of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters Donna Schisler of Oxnard and Mary Koval of Joshua Tree; sisters Irene Young of Independence, Kan., and Cassandra Twilley of Jenks, Okla.; brothers Roland Walworth of Las Vegas and Robert Walworth of Tulsa, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. today at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home with the Rev. Milt Davis officiating. Inurnment will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura.

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