Violet Jane Schulden, 81, Army wife, avid traveler

August 03, 2002

Violet Jane Schulden, who traveled the world with six children in tow as an Army wife, died of lymphoma Monday at her son's home in Severn. She was 81.

While overseas, Mrs. Schulden enjoyed using the smattering of foreign languages -- Polish, Spanish, French, German -- she'd picked up as a girl growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., said her son, Anton Schulden of Williamsport, Pa.

"The traveling was a fantastic adventure," he said. "She just had the knack for language."

Born Violet Zega, she married Adolph Schulden in 1941. The couple lived in Odenton for 30 years after he retired from the Army. He died in February 1999.

Mrs. Schulden worked as a civil service clerk for the Army wherever her husband was posted.

Services were held yesterday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Schulden is survived by two other sons, Kenneth Schulden of Severn and Michael Schulden of Glen Burnie; three daughters, Anita Douglas of Pinedale, Wyo., Loretta McLaughlin of Fairfax, Va., and Maria Gibmeyer of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Springer of Dallas and Frances Burleson of Somers Point, N.J.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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