Nola Lee Deierling
May 31, 1933 – August 31, 2018
Nola Lee Deierling passed away at her home early Friday morning, August 31, 2018, from pancreatic cancer.
Nola was predeceased by her beloved second husband, Paul H. Schaus. She is survived by her first husband and great friend Dale H. Deierling; her children Dale R. Deierling (Kathryn), Joni L. Siewert (Don), and Dell A. Deierling (Reneé); her four grandchildren, James Alexander Little (Bethany Case), Dale Eric Deierling, Holly Deierling Dairi (Abraham), and Christina Deierling; and her three great grandchildren, Hali White, Avyn Little, and Kyah Little. She is also survived by Paul’s children, Steve Schaus (Ellen), Jon Schaus (Dee), Faith Waschke (David), and Margaret Schaus (Jim Noonan); their 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Nola was born at home in Snohomish on May 31, 1933, to Walter A. and Cecilia Curtis Schmelzer. She was a graduate of Snohomish High School, Class of 1951. Nola leaves behind her beloved brothers, Ted Schmelzer (Betty), Jeff Schmelzer, and Jay Van Ess (Sharon), who all knew her as Sis.
Every Monday for many years Nola assisted her dear friend Carol Pehling in the ceramics program at Bethany of the Northwest, bringing handicraft projects to seniors who so looked forward to the weekly visits. In later years, Nola and Paul were proud members of the Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis. They were fixtures at the Kiwanis salmon bakes during Kla Ha Ya Days, raising funds for scholarships to be awarded to Snohomish grads.
After her children were all in school, Nola went back into the workforce. She could be seen at the front desk of the Snohomish Clinic; keeping the office running and organizing member functions for the Everett Chamber of Commerce; and making community education opportunities happen for the Everett School District under its Community Services program.
There were many animals over the years in the Deierling household on top of Fobes Hill. Nola had great empathy for all creatures, with a special fondness for dogs.
Nola was kind and devoted. She loved having her family around her, and was considered a second mother by her children’s friends. She had a tremendous sense of humor, and enjoyed the laughter that was shared from telling tales of eccentric relatives or neurotic pets.
There will be a celebration of life service to share memories of Nola on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:30 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at Swan’s Trail, 5511 64th St. SE, Snohomish, Washington 98290.
The family wishes to thank Visiting Angels and Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County for their loving care of Nola, and of Paul before her.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Nola’s memory to the charity of your choice.
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