Margerita Schimmel

Former Durango resident Margerita Schimmel died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Whittier, Calif. She was 94.

Ms. Schimmel was born to Ella and James J. Eddy on Oct. 26, 1918, in Warner, Okla. She married Fred Schimmel in 1940, and they lived in Oklahoma before relocating to Torrance, Calif., in 1941.

Ms. Schimmel owned and operated Sues Candies in Torrance, Calif., and retired from the Montgomery Ward Candy Department in 1976 before moving to Bayfield in 1978.

She is survived by her son Curtis Mel Schimmel of Torrance, Calif.; daughter Taimi Marita Schimmel of Fountain Hill, Ariz.; brother Jack Eddy of Salina, Kan.; and six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She will be cremated and laid to rest next to her husband in spring 2013 in Bayfield.