Elizabeth Joan Craven Schofield, of Camden, DE, passed away peacefully at Kent General Hospital on July 11, 2013 at the age of 89. Elizabeth was born in Wilmington, DE. She grew up in Henry Clay with her widowed mother and siblings Margaretta, Florence, John and William. Elizabeth lovingly remembered life on the Brandywine (now the site of the Hagley Museum) as a wonderful, close community of siblings, relatives, and friends.
Elizabeth graduated from A. I. DuPont H. S. and Goldey Beacom, and worked as a secretary at the Hercules Experimental Station in support of the war effort. When she met George Schofield, her husband of 67 years, at a USO dance, according to both Elizabeth and George, it was love at first sight. In 1945, they married at New Castle Army Airbase (where George was an Army Air Corps navigator) and later moved to Brooklyn, NY, where they raised their five children. Elizabeth reentered the workforce as a secretary at Polytechnic University (Brooklyn). Elizabeth and George retired to DE in 1995 to be near relatives and the Air Base from which they travelled to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and the Azores. Elizabeth enjoyed life in Dover, especially hosting friends and family and exploring the area.
Elizabeth lived a long, full life with George, her one love. She was a wonderful mother, a loving grandmother to Leah, Elizabeth, Owen Adam, Katherine, Ella Margaret, and Rosemary and a true friend to everyone she met.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her sisters Florence Swartling of Newark and Margaretta Schofield of Wilmington. She is survived by her husband, George Schofield of Dover, DE, and her children, Barbara and Owen Brady of Potsdam, NY, Edward Schofield of Highland, CA, Richard Schofield of Oakdale, NY, Mary Anne Schofield of Washington, DC, David and Pam Ireland Schofield of Gainesville, GA , six grandchildren, her brothers, and many extended relatives.
On July 15, 2013, a viewing will be held at Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming from 9:30 to 11:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at Holy Cross Church, Dover, at noon. Interment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.