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Mattie Lethia Schiller

mattie schiller

1/13/36 – 3/16/24

Mattie Lethia Schiller of Temecula, CA, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on March 16, 2024 at the age of 88.  Mattie was born in Buena Vista, Virginia on January 13, 1936.  She married William Moshos and they shared 25 years of marriage together.  They divorced in 1978.

Mattie lived a long life filled with cherished moments with her family and friends.  She had a passion for poetry writing; creating many lovely pieces that will be treasured by her loved ones.  Mattie also enjoyed family events, travel, reading, arts and crafts and shopping.

Mattie married Norman Schiller and shared 24 happy years together before his death in November 2006.  Mattie’s legacy lives on through her children, Dianne Erland and Michael (Ruthie) Moshos (her son Wiliam Moshos preceded her in death on December 20, 2015), also her legacy lives on in her stepchildren, John Schiller, Nola (Lee) Tainter, Heidi (Lennie) Hollingsworth and Tad (Jennifer) Schiller.  She is survived by 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  Mattie is also survived by her brother, Albert Rowsey.

She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and unconditional love.  Mattie’s faith was her strength.  She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Temecula, CA.  Mattie will be deeply missed.  May she rest in peace knowing she will continue to live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to England Family Mortuary, Inc.


Viewing: April 12, 2024 10:00 am

Room: Chapel

England Family Mortuary
27135 Madison Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 695-8555

Funeral Service: April 12, 2024 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

England Family Mortuary
27135 Madison Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 695-8555

Interment: April 12, 2024 1:00 pm

Temecula Public Cemetery
41911 C Street
Temecula, CA 92592

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  1. Aunt Mattie was one special person , always full of life I can never ever remember a frown on her face. She was such a joy to be around. Although we were on opposite coasts, Jeannie and I often thought of her, and every time we did, a smile would come upon our face. I miss her and love her very much , she has gone home to rest in eternal peace. You are forever loved!

  2. Mattie was always so positive and she had such great faith in God. I enjoyed visiting with her and she would encourage me. She loved her family and spoke highly of each one of them.
    I will miss her and never forget her sweet spirit.

  3. Mike, Ruthie and family,
    So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet and beautiful lady.
    May your memories of her bring you peace and happiness. I know she loved you so much and having you care for her was extra special!!
    Love and hugs. 🕊️
    Jason & Michelle

  4. Will always have so many wonderful memories of Nana, we’ll all miss spending time with her so much especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Nana I know you are at peace now and will live on in our hearts and memories. Love -Eric

    Thank you for all your love. Nana, you were an incredible human being. We appreciate your kindness, and how wonderful you were caring all your family and loved me liked your own. You will always be in our heart. It gives us comfort to know you are at a better place now with angels singing. Until we meet again. With love, Angie

    Nana, was my best great grandma I will miss her so much. -Livia

  5. Mattie, I never called you mom and you knew why…we had so many amazing conversation. Because my own mother passed away when I was 11 , I wasn’t sure how our relationship would evolve. But you sure took care of us and I will add put up with us and I still don’t know how 😬! I will forever be happy and grateful that you and my dad met and married. The love you shared was wonderful to be around. What a lucky man he was to have you! Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are and will remain a family with you never far from our thoughts and prayers. Godspeed, Love you forever.

  6. We wanted to buy a house on a little lake in Temecula. Little did we know that our next-door neighbor would be Mattie Schiller. In the twelve years we lived there, Mattie became the best neighbor we ever had. We feel so blessed to have known her. We would take turns having cocktails and dinners in each other’s home. We can still taste her scrumptious appetizers and her delicious pasta dishes.
    So many fond memories, not the least of which was taking an evening “cruise” on our little peddle boat and hearing Mattie shriek when a local goose would swim over and peck at her bottom. Back on shore, we would laugh ourselves silly.
    Those are the sights and sounds we will take with us. Mattie’s smile could light up a room. Her face, warmth and kindness certainly lit up our lives. We will miss her dearly.
    Our hearts go out to Mattie’s family and to all who loved her as we did.

  7. Nana, I am going to miss you so much. You taught me so much. I am so glad I got the opportunity to live with you. We got so close. I’m going to miss our laughs, margaritas in the backyard, our funny conversations to our serious real life conversations. You were the most humble, generous, loving, kind, beautiful, perfect angel on earth. Your legacy will forever be remembered down here. Fly high with your son 🩵🩷

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