Harriett Lois (Tait) Schultz, known by family as “Lois” of Binghamton, NY went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the glorious age of 87.
Harriett was born May 15, 1932, on the family dairy farm on Tait Road, Terry Clove in the Town of Delancy to Howard and Idabelle Tait. She was predeceased by her parents, brother James and wife Louise and brother Glenford Tait, Sr. She was also predeceased by son-in-law, Ricky Hoover.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Paul E. Schultz; a brother Donald L. Tait (Gloria) and sister-in-law Betty Tait. Four Children, her son, Lawrence G. Spoor, Jr. (Carol), Fort Myers, Florida and her three daughters, Gale L. Hoover, Binghamton, NY, Marilyn M. Murray (Douglas), Owego, NY and Carol A. King (Keith), Binghamton, NY.
She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jeffrey Spoor, Carissa Riner (Emmual), Joshua Schultz, Ian Murray, Chelsi Murray and Brenna King. Eleven great grandchildren: Faith Robinson, Sarah Spoor, Judy Spoor, Justin Komar, Kenneth Spoor, Cody Spoor, Selena Schultz, Leland Schultz, Aiden Schultz, Owen Schultz and Landon Murray. Many nieces and nephews contributed to her joyous life, as well.
Harriett attended a one room school house for the majority of her primary school years in Terry Clove, NY. She graduated from Downsville Central School in 1950. She attended Ridley Lowell, majoring in Accounting. She worked in various secretarial/office management positions before becoming a full time housewife and running a home based Avon business. During her time as a domestic goddess, Harriett immersed herself in many and varied community projects and service organizations. She coordinated the Amblyopia Services testing for school age children and assisted with The Bridge Program-an unpaid mentor program for high school students. She was a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, The Scottish Society, The E.A.T. Co-op, Presbyterian Women, DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and assisting her friends and neighbors in need of transport to appointments, the store, etc.
Harriett was a woman with a big heart and always saw the good in people. She was sharp witted with comforting advice when needed. Her joys in life were bowling, photography (she was a published photographer with awards), big band music, Scottish music (particularly the bag pipes) travel and road trips. She devoted much of her free time providing child care for her grandchildren and neighbors' children and during the growing season spent many hours canning and freezing the fruits of her husband's and childrens' garden labors. Harriett’s biggest passion was family genealogy. She was determined and spent many long hours researching, gathering photos and documenting all that she could find out about her family’s history.
A Service of Celebration of Harriett's life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Ogden Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1061 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY, officiated by Joyce Allen. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to help defray the costs of medical and funeral expenses . These may be made to Paul E. Schultz, in care of Carol King, 33 N. Louisa Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.
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