RoseMary Schaul McCollum

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

RoseMary Schaul McCollum joined her Lord on Sep. 15, 2012. Though born inRoswell,NMon December 12, 1912, RoseMary can surely be considered anArizonapioneer woman after having lived in the state for over 90 years.

RoseMary Schaul McCollum

Along with her husband Sig Schaul and their two boys, Steve and Joe, they were one of the first five families in San Manuel following the town’s inception.

RoseMary will be fondly remembered as a long-time teacher in the San Manuel school system. Many will also recall her smiling face alongside husband Sig at Schaul’s Variety store, and later after his premature passing, with her second husband Carl (Mac) McCollum.

She was a tireless volunteer with charities and organizations like the SM Library, Red Cross blood drives, Catholic charities, AZ Democratic Party, teaching English to Spanish-speaking residents, manning voting booths as well as countless other endeavors.

A few years ago, she was named Grand Marshal of the annual SM Fourth of July parade in honor of her many years of service to the community.

At the age of 94, she left her beloved San Manuel and moved to a retirement community in Oro Valley, accompanying her lifelong friends the Coxons and Jodie McCurry. Even after relocating, she continued to play in her weekly SM bridge group, allowing the group to carry on enjoying each other’s company as they had for 50 years!

During the past year she moved to Gilbert to be closer to her son Joe and his family and, while in the midst of planning her upcoming one-hundredth birthday party, it was there she peacefully passed.

RoseMary was preceded in death by her parents, Wyly and Mary Parsons, her sister Patricia Blech and her husbands Sig Schaul and Carl McCollum. She is survived by sons Steve Schaul (Marcia) ofDallas,TX, Joe Schaul (Monica) ofGilbert,AZ, granddaughters Shannon and Erin and brothers Pete and Wyly Parsons.

RoseMary was a self-described “tough old bird” and she will truly be missed by many and beloved by all.

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com 

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Hambly K-8 names Students of the Week

    November 25th, 2014
    by

    Leonor Hambly K-8 School has announced its Students of the Week for the weeks of Nov.


    Ray Board has vacancy

    November 25th, 2014
    by

    The Ray Unified School District Governing Board has a vacancy which will be filled by an appointment made by Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Broussard.


    Lady Cats open season in Holiday Hoops Tourney

    November 25th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News The Lady Cats’ basketball team opens its season participating in the 2014 Holiday Hoops Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Phoenix Christian Jr./Sr. High School.


    Copper Basin basketball seasons starts with away games for Ray, Hayden

    November 25th, 2014
    by

    Copper Basin News The Bearcats boys’ basketball team will open its season with back-to-back road games.


  • Stories Just For You

    Grover ‘G.C.’ Fairchild Jr.

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Grover (G.C.) Fairchild, Jr., of San Manuel, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. G.C. was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana, […]


    Abner Lavell Martin

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Abner Lavell Martin, 89, passed away Dec. 8, 2013 at his home in Central, Arizona, surrounded by his loving family. […]


    Lola Wright McGovern (Cardell)

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Lola Wright McGovern (Cardell) gave up this earthly life in the early morning of Jan. 1, 2014, after a brave […]


    Gary Smith

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Memorial services for Gary Smith, 54, will be held at Griffith Mortuary Chapel in Kearny on Jan. 10, 2014 at […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin