Roswitha Pamela Schulze

Roswitha Pamela Schulze Roswitha Pamela Schulze passed away peacefully on June 6, 2013, at her home in Ridgecrest, after a brief struggle with cancer. Pamela was born April 18 (year withheld at family’s request) in Bandoeng, Indonesia, the daughter of Johan Bernard deLange and Betsy Cornelia Keyner-deLange.

Viewing will take place on June 14, at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. Norma St,. from 5-7 p.m. Services will be held at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 Las Flores Ave., on June 15 at 3 p.m. Pastor Ralph Mueller will officiate. A reception will follow at the Ridgecrest Elks Lodge, 201 E. Church St.

Pamela thoroughly enjoyed her dedication to nursing for over 38 years. She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, dancing and traveling and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church. In Campbell, Calif., she was involved with the Moose Lodge. She was also a big sports fan. Her favorites were the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks and of course she loved them Lakers.

She migrated to the United States in 1966 with her first husband Ronald Modderman. They lived in San Jose, Calif.

Pamela remarried on Jan. 14, 1995, to Francis Xavier Schulze (deceased), and they moved to Ridgecrest in December 1999.

Pamela as known as Oma is survived by her sister, Tosca Barbara Surie-deLange of Den Haag, Netherlands; brother, Donald Robert deLange and his wife Yoko deLange of Rotterdam, Netherlands; son David Roger Modderman and his wife Lucymarie Modderman of Mountain View; and daughter, Cindy Modderman of Ridgecrest.

Also surviving her are grandchildren Ashley Cooley, Pamela and Cheryl Dempster and Bryan Dempster, all of Ridgecrest; and Ariel Shurtleff, Randall Young, Natalie Weidman, Bryan Young, Nate, Edwin and Race Modderman, and Brandon Hamilton-Smith, all of Mountain View; and great-grandchildren, Bailey Lynn Cooley of Ridgecrest and Caden Paul Young of Mountain View.

Submitted by the family of Roswitha Pamela Schulze.

Story First Published: 2013-06-12