Mae Crystal Schroeder was born on October 6, 1933. She graduated from high school in 1954.
Mae’s love of animals was evident in her life from the beginning. While in high school she rode horseback the 91 miles from Issaquah to Ellensburg to the rodeo to ride in the grand entry with her dog. She belonged to the saddle club in Hobart Washington and also rode a bull in the Grand Coulee Women’s Rodeo.
In 1980 Mae and her mother Crystal set out for Wyoming to look for jobs. The jobs didn’t pan out and they hit the road again. They came across a sign for Miles City that said “The Friendliest Town in the West”, here they came and the rest in history.
Another of Mae’s passions was Senior Olympics. She participated in and won many medals in both the State Senior Olympics and the National Senior Olympic Games. The National Games afforded her the opportunity to visit Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Florida and Kentucky. Her sports were: hammer throw, discus, shot-put, javelin, horse shoes, bowling and long jump.
Mae was a fan of and participated in many different leagues around town. She was also a lifetime member of the Eagles.
She was a very social person who always remembered the little ones with a quarter or gifts at Christmas. Mae was known as a hard worker and faithful employee at every job she had.
Mae is survived by her beloved dog Brewster, her cats, and all of her friends who loved her dearly. Her beloved dog Brewster has been adopted.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Custer County Cemetery in Miles City.