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Elizabeth H Abbott Schmidt
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Birth: Nov. 28, 1915
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 2006
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Age: 90 yrs.

D/O Alden Harold Abbott and Helen Adeline (Sloane) Abbott
W/O (1) Ernest Clifford Spafford (15 Dec 1909-4 Feb 1989); m c1935; m 9 Apr 1975, Alameda County, California, USA
M/O Patricia Helen Spafford (5 Apr 1936-?)
M/O Edith Carolyn (Spafford) Gladstone
M/O Alden Abbott Spafford (22 Apr 1943-23 Feb 2007)
W/O (2) Rev. Harold Eugene Schmidt (28 Mar 1908-13 Apr 2003); m 11 Jun 1989, Washoe County, Nevada, USA

Last Residence: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California 94597, USA [SSDI]

Obituary, Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), 1 Mar 2006:

Elizabeth Spafford Schmidt, Nov. 28, 1915 - Feb. 23, 2006.

Reached the age of 90 before succumbing to pneumonia in Walnut Creek. She outlived her husband of 54 years, Ernest Clifford Spafford of Stockton and Walnut Creek, and her husband of 13 years, Harold E. Schmidt of Stockton and Walnut Creek. Elizabeth was born in San Jose, to Alden Harold Abbott and Helen Adeline Sloane. The family moved in her early years to Stockton, where she obtained a BA degree in biology from the College of the Pacific (now Univ. of the Pacific) and later an MA in education as well. She taught at the secondary level for the Stockton Unified School District. Lovers of travel, the couple used a leave of absence from teaching to take their family to Europe for six months. They later traveled in Asia, India, Russia, Egypt, and South America. Elizabeth also loved classical music and enjoyed San Francisco Symphony performances with her son and her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Edith Gladstone of Berkeley, her son, Alden Spafford of Oakland, and her granddaughter, Emily Gladstone Cole of Moss Beach, Calif. No memorial service is planned. 
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  Ernest Clifford Spafford (1909 - 1989)*
  Harold Eugene Schmidt (1908 - 2003)*
  Patricia Helen Spafford (1936 - 1938)*
  Alden Abbott Spafford (1943 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
1915 - 2006
Mount Diablo Unitarian Univ'st Church Memorial Gdn
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Created by: Earl Abbe
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85713705
Elizabeth H <i>Abbott</i> Schmidt
Added by: Earl Abbe
Elizabeth H <i>Abbott</i> Schmidt
Added by: Earl Abbe
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She touched the future; she taught.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Feb. 26, 2012
…giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close, wings set me free…
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Feb. 25, 2012

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