Noreen Marcella Schatz

1 August 1933–20 December 2007 (Age 74)
Missoula, Montana, United States

The Life of Noreen Marcella

When Noreen Marcella Schatz was born on 1 August 1933, in Missoula, Montana, United States, her father, Herbert Hugo Schatz, was 19 and her mother, Marcella Catherine Lockridge, was 19. She married James Bruce Ward on 1 May 1982, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. She died on 20 December 2007, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Bruce Ward
Noreen Marcella Schatz
Marriage: 1 May 1982

Spouse and Children

1 May 1982
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1950 · Great Falls dethrones Butte as biggest city

Age 17

In 1950, Great Falls, Montana replaced Butte, Montana as the largest city
1953 · The Better Community Council is Organized to Fight Discrimination

Age 20

The Better Community Council was organized in May 1953 to fight against racial discrimination. The council was involved in speaking out about injustices such as segregated bathrooms, public swimming pools, and public restaurants. The council also lobbied local businesses to sign non-discrimination policies.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a treasurer, from German Schatz ‘treasure’, Middle High German scha(t)z. It may also have been a nickname for a rich man (or ironically for a miser), or else for a well-liked person or a ladies’ favorite, from the use of the vocabulary word as a term of endearment. As a Jewish name it is mainly of ornamental origin.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from an acronym of the Hebrew phrase SHeliach-TSibur ‘emissary of the congregation’, an epithet of the cantor.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Memories by Lori Peressini Olson ( niece)

We lived in the Phoenix valley when Aunt Noreen and Uncle Jim lived in Mesa, Arizona. On one of the last visits we had, I ask Uncle Jim to tell me his life story and I wrote it down. I was born on Ap …

Sources (3)

  • Noreen in entry for James Bruce Ward Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Noreen M Shaffer Ward, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Noreen M S Ward, "BillionGraves Index"

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