Mary Elizabeth Schwallenberg
September 16, 1932- March 22, 2013
Mary “Elizabeth” (McDorman) Schwallenberg, age 80, of Prince Frederick, died March 22, 2013 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 16, 1932 in Staunton, Virginia, to Samuel A and Nellie Virginia (Ramsey) Mc Dorman.
Mrs. Schwallenberg co- owned and operated Schwallenberg Paving Company for many years, along with her husband Jack. She was a hard worker, who took on any job that needed to be accomplished, including driving dump trucks, tractor trailers, and operating a paving machine. She was a remarkable individual who overcame many obstacles in her life and spread kindness to all of those around her. Her world revolved around her family and they always came first. She loved reading the bible and had a love for God, and she made sure that all of her children read the bible and applied Gods word into their lives.
In her free time, Mrs. Schwallenberg enjoyed writing lovely poems, many about God’s beautiful creations around her. She loved having children surround her, and she enjoyed playing cards and board games with them, and cooking for them. She loved music and dancing, and had a passion for rock collecting. She was a true Southern Belle and you could always find a pitcher of sweet tea in her refrigerator, and a kind word to any stranger.
She was preceded in death by her parents her son Jack Schwallenberg Jr. her daughter Darlene Gaither, granddaughter Shianna Howes, sisters Portia (Peachie) Brickey, Jackie Johnson, and brother Roger McDorman.
She is survived by her husband Jack Schwallenberg, daughters Susan Gibson of Huntingtown, Carina Howes of Prince Frederick, Lalonie Al Bacha of Woodbridge, Virginia; and her son William Hiner of Staunton Virginia; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013