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The loving family of Madeline Schmidt Groenewegen sadly announces the peaceful passing, in her 96th year, of our dear Mother, Nana, Great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur P. Schmidt, film editor of Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, etc. who died in 1965. In 1972 she married Jake Groenewegen, with whom she had a rich and full life until he passed away in 2001. She is survived by her daughter Madeline Martin (Ralph), her 3 sons Arthur (Susan), Ronald Schmidt, S.J., Gregory (Cynthia), & by her beloved grandchildren, Ann Martin (Robert Thompson), DeeDee Conemac (Rick), Andrea Martin, Kevin Schmidt (Tracey), Matthew Schmidt (Margaret), Jason Schmidt (Bahar), Matthew Gregory Schmidt, and Kelsey Schmidt. And by her loving great grandchildren, Kori & Kyle Conemac, Grace & Isabelle Schmidt, Grant, Hayley,& Brett Schmidt, Emilia & Nicholas Schmidt.
After graduation from Immaculate Heart High School, she had a brief career in Hollywood as a Goldwyn Girl, doubling for Frances Dee & Barbara Stanwyck, & appearing as one of the girls on the biplane wings in Flying Down to Rio & in the first Technicolor movie, Becky Sharpe, In 1933 she married Arthur, settling in to life as a remarkable wife and mother of four. She became involved with charity work for the League for Crippled Children and St. Joseph's Hospital Guild. When Arthur died suddenly of a heart attack in 1965, she found work in various jobs until she married Jake, moving from Studio City to a new & happy life in Palos Verdes Estates.
The example of her love for her family, her physical and spiritual beauty and determination to live a full and independent life has been a source of amazement & inspiration to her family and all who knew her.
Funeral Mass: 10:30am, Monday, January 11, 2009 at St Charles Borromeo Church, 10828 Moorpark St. North Hollywood 91602. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, Madeline suggested donations be made to: Jesuit Seminary & Mission Fund, 701 Baronne St., Ste B, New Orleans, La.70113-1064.
Please sign online guest book at
Callanan & Woods Scovern Mortuary (818) 242-0258