Joan Maria (Basken) Schulze died July 19. She was 86.

Mrs. Schulze was born Feb. 3, 1928 in Union City, N.J., to Josef and Emily (O'Farrell) Basken. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Paterson, N.J., and went on to nursing school at St Mary's Hospital where she received a degree as a registered nurse. She married Earl Schulze in 1953. After working in nursing, she returned to school and earned a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl and her parents. She is survived by her children, Maureen and Don; four grandchildren; and two sisters Elaine Hammer and Emily Russomanno.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Mary Church in Eugene. A luncheon reception will be held at the church after Mass.