Viola E. Schneider, 83, of Pueblo West, Colorado, passed away Oct. 15, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Schneider, M.D., on Aug. 10, 2001. Survived by her daughters, Brenda (Edward Bartle, M.D.) Schneider, M.D. of Pueblo West, Cynthia (Dwight Walsh, Ph.D.) Walsh, J.D. of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Debra (Bruce Plotkin, J.D.) Schneider, J.D., D.D.S.; sisters, Dorothy Ong of Pueblo and Martha Reidel of Hagerman, Idaho; grandchildren, Lilly Plotkin and Aric Bartle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viola was born April 12, 1921, in Sanford, Colorado to Rufus and Abigail Garcia. She was proud of her service in the U.S. Army as First Lieutenant Head Surgical Nurse in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Viola had many talents and interests. Among them were her ability to speak three foreign languages (French, German and Spanish), raising miniature horses, gardening, traveling and historical reading. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Viola was also a member of the Women's Medical Auxiliary. There will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Garden, with Dr. Alvin Chambers officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta or El Pueblo Adolescent Treatment Community, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Brenda and family,
    I was saddened to read in the paper of your mother’s passing. I know you were spending all your time with her, and I am sure she appreciated that in the past months. I know it will not be easy for you to adjust, but I will keep you and her in my prayers.
    Take care, Anne Selle

  2. Brenda and family: We are so sorry to hear about your mother. I know you will miss her but now she is with your dad. She will always be in your heart, and look at the memories she has left you with. Roger and Sylvia let us know where you are so we can drop you a line.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Both of your parents have been dear to my family all of my life. I have cherished memories of going to your house and spending time with your Mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Julie Chambers

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