Elizabeth Kay Schumacher

March 1, 1933 to May 16, 2018

Elizabeth “Kay” Schumacher, nee Bonney, age 85, passed away in La Mesa, California on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Born March 1, 1933, in Waco, Texas, to Elizabeth and Francis Bonney, she attended Austin College and received her B.A. and Masters at National University. Kay was recognized by National University as the first woman to graduate from this university. On April 25, 1953, she married Gordon “Bruce” Schumacher.

She lived in many different places — including Texas, Florida, New Zealand , Arizona, California — she co-owned two business in San Diego, California with her husband, Plastic Graphic which was a high tech manufacture of bank ATM and & credit cards and Marriage & Family Counseling Center.

Kay was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday school for many years. She also started and led a neighborhood bible study for 10 years.

Kay is survived by her five children: Amy Mingo (Paul), Skylar Mahal, Peter Schumacher (Michele), Stuart Schumacher and Julie Brenner (Joseph). She also leaves behind four grandchildren: Austin, Margot, Alec, Ashlee and her sister, Nancy Elchanan. Kay was predeceased by her husband, Bruce, daughter, Susan Schumacher and her granddaughter, Bridgette.

Services will be held at on 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 7, at the Miramar National Cemetery located at 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, California 92122

Relatives and friends are welcome at the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Thanks to the staff and volunteers at Thrive Memory Care, Elmcroft of La Mesa, Vitas Hospice for their help and support.

Celebration of Life

  • Date: June 7, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Location: Miramar National Cemetery
  • Address: 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego California 92122
  • Directions: Miramar National Cemetery

Elizabeth will truly be missed! We are so blessed we had that honor and privilege of caring for her at Thrive Memory Care and we were giving the opportunity to love on her everyday. We will miss her beautiful smile and warming presence. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers always.

Kelly on June 01, 2018

To the Schumacher family: Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your mother's journey. I enjoyed all of my visits with her while she was here at Thrive. I feel that my life is richer because of the time spent with your mother. My sincere condolences during this time of your loss. Praying for you....Susan B

Susan Branscum on May 31, 2018