Catherine Schantz

May 8, 1930November 11, 2011

Catherine Dalske Schantz 5/8/1930 - 11/11/2011

Survived by her beloved children, Nicholas, Dale, Ben and Louise Catherine. Proceeded in death by sons, Garth, Sylvester Jr., Douglas, Russell and Baby Dalske. Thirteen cherished grandchildren, Nick Jr., Jonathan, Belinda, Jimmy, Jennifer, Douglas, Rachel, Christine, Amber, Katie, Ashley, Hope and Faith. Ten precious great grandchildren. Mrs. Schantz was a school bus driver for the Elk Grove Unified School District for more than 26 years. She loved to garden, cook and was an accomplished Bee Keeper. She loved to sow seeds and see things thrive. She gave many roots and wings and a place to call home. Family and friends are invited to the Trisagion, Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7 o’clock in the evening and to Funeral Services, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 11 o’clock in the morning at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 600 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. burial to follow at Camellia Memorial Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine’s name to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or the Sacramento Bee Keepers Society


  • Prayer Service Monday, November 21, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Mary Jo Battilana

November 13, 2012

Dearest Aunt Cathy, It's hard to believe that it has been a year without your lovely presence. we all miss you so much. Forever in our hearts. Love you always Mary Jo, Will, your sister Dorotheia and niece Mary.

November 21, 2011

Dearest Aunt Cathy, thank you for all you've done for all of us, you will be missed!
To Nick, Dale, Ben & Louise, regrettably I could not get there in time, my thoughts and prayers go with all of you....
Your Cousin, Larry (New Zealand)

Mary Jo Battilana

November 19, 2011

To: Nick & family. We will miss Aunt Cathy, her tender loving way. Keeping her memory always close to our hearts. Love Mary Jo & Will
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Mary Statheros-Sears

November 18, 2011

To my dear Aunt Cathy, May you "Rest in Peace",and go with Saint Nicktaious.Protect us when you need to, because you always have been there for me. "I will miss you". Love your neice

Linda Peterson

November 18, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Christina Hale

November 18, 2011

My Yaya was an amazing person. From her I have learned strength, courage, and how to raise a deeply rooted family. She was there to take me to church every Sunday, and the bakery afterwards. She took me school clothes shopping when we couldnt afford. She sponsored me to dance for "Hara" at the church & the Greek Food Festival. I remember sharing a room with her and feeling her pat my chest in the middle of the night just as my papo did to you so many years before. And most of all the "Girls Metting" in the bathroom as she sat on the pot. So many cherished memories I hold because of this angel that helped raise me in those skilled hands. "Only if your mama would of given you to me like I wanted her too" she would say all the time. Now I realize is I was her's the entire time. Saa Gaa Poo Yaya... Your Golden Child

Amber Giarmona-Fontenot

November 18, 2011

I cried when u passed away. I still cry today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best.

Amber Giarmona-Fontenot

November 18, 2011

to my angel above, may u rest in peace.

Amber giarmona-Fontenot

November 18, 2011

may the lord, welcome my grandmother catherine to the beautyful gardens of heaven. As she will rest with our family as they watch upon us threw the clouds an bring warmth to us in sunshine for she was the light of my world in my life. xoxox Saga Poo Yaya!

Dorotheia Pooler

November 17, 2011

To My Loving Sister Cathy, You will be dearly missed, and forever in my heart. Love Dorotheia Pooler