Funeral services for Lucy Belle Schultz, 90, Pryor, are Monday, February 4, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Rob Harris and Fred Sordahl will officiate and burial will follow at Graham Memorial Cemetery.
She was born October 26, 1922 in Portales, N.M. to Joel and Lucy (Johnson) Carroll. She died Jan 31, in Pryor.
She was married to Eugene William Schultz on September 6, 1939 in Farwell, Texas. She worked at Mountain State Southwestern Bell Telephone for 10 years. She began as an operator and advanced to training new operators. She and Gene moved to Pryor in 1952. In the summer of 1956 they became manager/operators of Sherwin Williams. In 1973 they established Schultz Decorating and operated it until 1983. She was the first female mayor of Pryor. She was a three term Mayor for the City of Pryor, serving from 1991 to 1997. Schultz was voted Oklahoma “Mayor of the Year” in 1992. by the Oklahoma Municipal League. She also served on the Pryor City Council for 15 years. She had been a charter member of the Presbyterian Church and currently was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Elkette’s, Lion Tamers and Presbyterian Women. She was a board member for Grand Lake Mental Health, Grand Gateway, Mayes County Senior Citizens Nutrition Center and the Pryor Cemetery Board. While serving as Mayor she was instrumental in bringing Thunderbird Youth Academy to the City of Pryor and stayed active over the years with that organization. She was an active advocate regarding domestic violence and was a member of DVIS. The last few years she was very active in community service and a variety of volunteer work.
She is survived by two sons Eugene W. “Bill” Jr. and Marsha Schultz, Kurt Schultz and friend Lisa Robertson, four grandchildren Tray Schultz, Genene Dobrinski, Isaac Schultz and Jordan Schultz, great grandchildren Dayton Dobrinski and Kendal Dobrinski, half sister Carol Jean Carter and cousin David Cole. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister Joella Edwards.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, Feb 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Stephens Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of other remembrances donations can be made to: Mayes County Senior Citizens Nutrition Center.
There will be a reception prior to the funeral service on Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Anyone wishing to visit with the family is welcome to come by the church beginning at 12:30 up until service time.
To sign Lucy’s “Memory Book” visit www.stephensmemorialchapel.com