MOSCOW Aroline Hiles Schmitt, 90, a retired U.S. Forest Service employee, died of causes related to age Tuesday at Good Samaritan Nursing Home at Moscow.

She was born Stella Louise Aug. 4, 1904, to Herbert and Louise G. Haskins Ball at Jamestown, N.Y. As a small child, she was adopted by John and Jane W. Scott Hiles.

She grew up and graduated from high school at Jamestown. She then attended nursing training at Hammet Hospital at Erie, Pa., and graduated as a registered nurse.

She married Max Joseph Schmitt in 1925 at Milwaukee.

The couple made their home at Wauwatosa, Wis. During World War II she began to work for the Forest Service, and traveled to locate lumber needed for various war effort uses.

In 1961 she retired. The couple moved to Lewiston in 1971 and her husband died in 1984. She moved in 1986 to Moscow to be near her daughter. She lived at the nursing home for the past three years.

Until 1971 she served as a consultant for the Memominee Indian Tribe in Wisconsin.

Survivors include a son, John Hiles Schmitt of West Bend, Wis.; a daughter, Maxine Jane Roberts of Moscow; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Four sisters died previously.

At her request no services will be held. Short's Funeral Chapel at Moscow is in charge of arrangements.

 

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