Juanita Q. (Quigley) Schultz
|Posted 2017-11-12 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona|
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Juanita Q. (Quigley) Schultz, 86, of Sudbury, passed away on Sunday,
October 29, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was the
loving wife of the late Dr. Donald “Dutch” Robert Schultz.
Born in Los Angeles, California on June 24, 1931, she was the
daughter of the late Wayne D. Quigley and Martha M. (Mchale)
Juanita was a famous childhood star who lived her life in secrecy so
she could help people without distraction. She was a well-known
childhood actress in the 30’s and 40’s. This was something she chose
to keep quiet throughout her life, never letting anyone know about
her past as an actress, even despite thousands trying to track her
down through the years. At the age of 20, in August 1951, Juanita
became a nun in the Order of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph and
was a teacher at Precious Blood Catholic School. Juanita eventually
decided she would like to go back to school herself, so she provided
a one-year notice to her superiors and left the Convent. Juanita
went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from Immaculate Heart
College in Los Angeles and Master of Arts degree from San Francisco
In June 1964, Juanita married Donald Dutch Schultz who was of
amazing notoriety himself and who also spent his career teaching and
helping people. The couple lived in Canada while Dutch finished his
doctorate and eventually moved to Pennsylvania for their teaching
careers. Juanita spent more than twenty years as a Professor of
English at Delaware County Community College. She retired in 1992.
That same year she was the recipient of the Gould Award at Delaware
County Community College. Juanita was awarded Faculty Emerita status
In addition to her teaching career at Delaware County Community
College, Juanita and her husband spent tremendous energy and time
helping oppressed people in the Mexican state of Chiapas. These
efforts initially centered around Mexican Indian survivors whose
families had been slaughtered for their land. The couple organized
fundraising efforts throughout the year and took annual trips to
Chiapas to donate money to help the impoverished indigenous people.
The couple also initiated a cultural exchange program that linked
students at Villanova University with families in Mexican villages
stating that “it is important for us to see that the poor have a
name and a face”. They led this program for ten years.
Juanita was deeply religious and was a fixture at St. Monica’s in
Berwyn, PA, St. Norbert and The Daylesford Abbey, both in Paoli, PA,
Immaculate Conception in Cottonwood, AZ, and most recently, Our Lady
of Fatima in Sudbury, MA.
Juanita retired to the Verde Valley in Arizona with Dutch in 1992
and resided there through 2014. In August 2014 Juanita moved to
Sudbury, MA with her son Erik, and his family.
She is survived by her son Erik Q. Schultz and his wife Susan of
Sudbury her Grandchildren Alexander, Brittany and Julia Schultz, MA,
and her daughter Marta Schultz of California. Juanita was
predeceased by her brother Quintin Quigley and sister Rita Goehner.
Juanita’s funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, November 2, at
Our Lady of Fatima Parish 160 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA. Also
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Immaculate Conception, Cottonwood, AZ
at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will be private in Arizona.
Information provided by survivors.
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