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Marina Sylvia Schneider
Former owner of old Jackass Junction in French Camp
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Marina Sylvia Schneider, 70, passed away at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

Marina was born in Coeur d’Alene on Oct. 29, 1939, to David J. & Eva M. Thomson. She was raised in Hayden Lake and Coeur d’Alene. She attended St. Thomas Parochial School and Coeur d’Alene High School. She was the runner-up in the very first Miss Hayden Lake Pageant.

She was the owner of the Lane Tavern in Rose Lake, and the Turner Station/Jackass Junction in French Camp, Calif.

Marina’s pastimes included gardening, feeding & watching her hummingbirds. She loved spending time at the Coeur d’Alene River, sitting and watching the water, being outdoors, boating and camping. She was an excellent cook, famous for her potato salad, and loved sharing recipes. She also loved to read all types of books.

She is survived by her children: Holly J. Quigley-Papke of Manteca, Calif., Sindy Quigley of Placerville, Calif., Michille Quinonez of Manteca, Calif., Teresa Nevarez of Stockton, Calif.; stepchildren: Debra, Karen and Vincent Schneider of Lathrop, Calif., Stephen Schneider of Manteca, Calif., mother, Eva Knutson of Coeur d’Alene; sisters: Patrica (Wally) Perry of Athol, ID, Janet Braden (Patrick) of Coeur d’Alene, Dian Olson of Spokane; brothers: Tim and Steve Thomson of  Rose Lake, Dave (Mary) Thomson of Silverton, Mike Thomson of Kennwick, Wash.; step-brothers: Lonnie (Bev) Knutson of Twin Lakes, ID, Ronald Knutson of California; stepsisters: Mary (Jo) Steel of Dalton, ID; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marina was preceded in death by her husbands: Michael P. Quigley and Jerry Schneider; father, David J. Thomson of Hayden Lake, ID; stepfather, Myron Knutson of Coeur d’Alene; sisters: Virginia Thomson and Angela (Martin) Koestar of Coeur d’Alene; brother, Dan (Sue) Thomson of Post Falls.

The memorial service will be announced at a later date. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d’Alene, ID, is in charge of arrangements.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, May 29, 2010