PORTLAND, ORE. - Chinook resident Shirley A. Schneider, age 79, died Oct. 7, 2005, in a hospital in Portland. She was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Chinook, the daughter of Clarence and Gudrin (Olsen) Osborne.

She attended Chinook Grade School and then attended Ilwaco High School, graduating with the Class of 1941. On Oct. 4, 1945, she married Joseph Schneider and they made their first home in Astoria. The couple moved to Salem, Ore., and lived there for five years before returning to Seaview where they operated the service station at the Hwy. 101 cut-off.

During her working years she held various office positions at various businesses, including the Hwy. 101 Cutoff Station, Sid's Market and the Ocean Spray processing plant from which she retired in the mid-1980s.

Mrs. Schneider was a member of the Lutheran Church. Her special interests included crocheting, working crossword puzzles, reading and various crafts. She enjoyed all sports on TV and was an especially avid Mariners fan.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Joseph of Chinook; son Steven Schneider and his wife Janet of Ilwaco; sister Kathi Miller of Vancouver; brother Buddy Osborne and his wife Jerri of Chinook; her grand-dog, Lucky Schneider of Ilwaco, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Phyllis Peabody.

No public funeral service is scheduled. The family requests that friends join them for an open house to celebrate her life, at the Schneider home in Chinook on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Fire Volunteer Department or Friends of the Chinook School for their remodeling projects c/o Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, P.O. Box 417, Long Beach, WA 98631.

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