Sharon Lynn Schumann Quintanilla, 62, of Taos, New Mexico and formerly of New Braunfels, found peace in the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, Texas. She was born in Long Beach, California on September 15, 1951, the first of the five daughters of Iris and Merritt J. Schumann. She was preceded in death by her father and a son, Raphael Quintanilla.
Sharon “Lynn” graduated from New Braunfels High School, The University of Texas, and received her Masters Degree from Southwest Texas State University. She began her counselling career at San Antonio Community College, and after moving to New Mexico, counselled and taught at Northern New Mexico Community College in El Rito. During that time, she worked closely with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the author of the book Death and Dying, which many see as the precursor of the current day Hospice. Sharon was a free spirit who loved being in God’s great outdoors. She was a prolific writer, and found joy being Mom and Grandmama/Nana to her boys and their children.
Sharon is survived by her sons David (Renee) Hill, Jesse and Joseph Quintanilla, step-sons Scott (Sadie) and Ky Quintanilla and grandchildren Wade J. Hill, and Keira Iris, Anastacia, Leslie, Justice, Ashley, Jayden, Natalya, Tatyana Quintanilla. She is also survived by her mother, Iris Timmermann Schumann, sisters Kay Reneau, Jeannine Biggers, Christine Wilson, and Anne Buck; life-long friend, Jacque Sahm Couser, and her beloved dog, Evie.