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Rachel Schroeder

April 27, 1940 — May 12, 2015

Rachel Kathleen Schroeder, 75 years old, passed away on May 12, 2015 in Orem, UT of natural causes. (at Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Orem, UT)

Rachel was born April 27th 1940, in Oxford Mississippi, and resided in Springville, UT.

Rachel graduated from Rome High School, in Rome GA, and trained to be a commercial artist. She then worked at the Marietta Journal in Georgia, and continued creating art throughout her life. Her parents were Thomas E. McCutcheon and Rachel McCutcheon. Her sister Ann M. Cofield now resides in South Carolina, and her brother Thomas McCutcheon is deceased.

Rachel married William M. Stewart, a career service officer in the Army. They had two sons, William Kameron Stewart and Joel Graham Stewart. The family traveled throughout the United States and Germany before settling in Woodland Park, CO.

She was very caring and had a great sense of humor. She thought the world of her sons and grand kids. Rachel was very creative, producing many different types of artwork throughout her lifetime, including silver-smithing, stained glass, sculpture and carved walking sticks. She also loved animals, at one point having as many as 21 various types of 'critters', including dogs, cats, birds, box turtles, Galapagos turtles, goats, snakes and horses. She was an avid horse lover, maintaining a stable while training and teaching horseback riding.

After her divorce, Rachel moved home to Georgia, and then Miami where she helped raise exotic tropical birds. She then moved to New Mexico and finally settled in Springville, where she married Lewis Howard Schroeder, now deceased.

Rachel is survived by her two sons and five grand children. Kam (and Sumati) Stewart reside in San Bruno California, with their two sons Nichil Sharan Stewart, and Ryan Brij Stewart. Joel (and Danielle) Stewart reside in Salt Lake City, with their three children, Ethan Stewart, Bryce Stewart, and Kaitlin Stewart.

Rachel always noted that she owed so much to her long-time friends Cindy Birchell and Charlie Nackos. Cindy Birchell was Rachel's best friend. Rachel's family is so grateful to Cindy for her dedicated loving care over the years. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Rachel was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Springville.
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