Roxie Ann Schade
April 26, 1936-May 3, 2017
Roxie Ann Schade, 81, died May 3, 2017. “Roxie traded in her leopard print rubber boots and floppy bar hat for a new pair of angel wings on May 3rd, 2017. She is now free to travel without the hassle of TSA and the quickness that doesn’t come with commercial flights, so she could visit her newest great-grandbabies, Amelia Rose Hunter and Kaylee Jo Celtic,” her family said.
Roxie was a truly remarkable woman who has left behind a legacy that will forever live on in her three children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Anybody who knew Roxie would understand just what kind of force she was, that of nature and one to be reckoned with. She could come in like a hurricane and leave like an easy spring breeze that wafts in the subtle salty winds of the Bay. Roxie was always tenacious and vivacious, putting her heart and soul into everything she did in her life. She had a smile that came easily to her lips and a laugh that you could hear from two houses away. Roxie never knew anyone to be a stranger, and would start up random conversations with anyone, anywhere, about any topic that seemed to fit the situation. She loved to tell jokes and see musical concerts, but never sit in front of the woman with your cowboy hat, or she’d gently remove it with the ease that only a grandmother could get away with. She spoke her mind and never hesitated in telling you the way the world should run.
If you truly knew Roxie, you know just how loving and faithful she was to her family and her ranching lifestyle. She continued up through her 80th year of life cutting, bailing and fertilizing the hay fields. There is no shadow of a doubt that if the good Lord hadn’t needed her assistance putting up with her husband and his incessant need to build underground houses, she’d still be hoisting herself into her big red tractor, with her worn out sneakers and grease covered bar hat, that seemed very appropriate for a Toby Keith music video, heading towards the fields with her lead foot firmly against the gas petal and a look of determination in her eyes.
Roxie is preceded in death by her poppa and momma, Loyd and Alma Dietrich; her brother, Hank Dietrich; her in-laws Harry and Doris Schade; and her husband of almost 50 years, Lloyd.
Roxie’s legacy will forever live on in her family: David, his wife Teri and their two daughters; Christina, her husband Jeff and their daughter Amelia; Jacki with her fur-babies Jazzy and Kiara; Doug, his wife Natasha and their two daughters; Michelle, her husband Brad and their children Codilyn and Lawson; Sienna and her boyfriend Toby; Faith, her husband Phil and their two children; Heather, her husband Kellen and their fur-babies Eva and Rocky; and Cordell, his wife Betty and their daughter Kaylee.
She will also be remembered by the numerous people throughout the town of Homer, the state of Alaska and the country that touched her heart and in return gained a lifelong and devoted friendship.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to any charity in the town of Homer that touches your heart and puts a smile on your face.