Elizabeth "Bette" Schimer

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Elizabeth "Bette" Schimer, 88, died May 4, 2005 at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood. She had lived in Sedona with her son since moving from Payson in 2001.

Mrs. Schimer was born in Winona, Minn., later moving to Illinois and Colorado. She was a homemaker, wife and mother.

Mrs. Schimer and her husband, Edward, were members of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and were active with the Elks.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas, of Calistoga, Calif., and Fred, of Sedona; her daughters, Gretchen Vickers of El Verano, Calif., and Susan DeWitt of Grass Valley, Calif.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, and their first son, Michael.

She will be buried next to her husband in a private service at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park in Payson.

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