David G. Schell

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David G.Schell, 52, of China Spring, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at a local hospital. Memorial services will be 11AM Monday, July 25th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Police Chaplain Frank Gentsch officiating. Visitation will follow the service. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

David was born October 31, 1958 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He married Nora Ybarra on July 21, 1990 in Corpus Christi. He lived in Waco since 1980. David worked for City of Waco Police Department for 30 years, retiring in November 2010. He was also a member of CLEAT- Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas and Waco Police Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald G. Schell and Judith Starnes.

Survivors include wife of 21 years, Nora Schell of China Spring; son, Joseph Schell of China Spring; step-mother, Diane Schell of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Cathie Richardson of Issaquah, WA, Debbie Halverson of Puyallup, WA, and Donna Smith of Tucson, AZ; brother, Rodger Schell of Las Vegas, NV; in-laws, Joe and Sylvia Ybarra of Corpus Christi; and four nieces.

Special thanks to Hillcrest Hospital ICU nurses and doctors, and Hillcrest/Scott & White Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for David

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Condolence Messages

  1. Alfred, Rose & Lore Pena

    Nora & Joseph,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you both in your most difficult time. May you find comfort in the Lord.
    We love you.
    Alfred, Rose & Lore’ Pena

  2. Thinking of you and your son Nora… Love you much and am so saddened to hear the news… In my prayers.

  3. Nora and Joseph,

    My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. dave, one of my favorite memories of high school were the days and nights we would all throw horse shoes at your parents home24/7…Your mom and dad made it a really fun place to hang out…anybody want to hear all the funny stories about dave, I know them all…Just wish i could have visited your home in texas..I love you

  5. Nora, Joseph, Mr and Mrs Y, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. David & Barbie Christian, China Spring, Texas

    Dearest Nora & Joseph,
    We’re so sorry to learn of the death of your husband and father. Please accept our sincere condolences and have faith that one day you’ll see him again in Heaven. We’re remembering you in our prayers.

  7. Nora and Joseph,

    Rusty and I are so very sorry to hear of David’s passing. We’re thinking of you and sending prayers of love to help you through.

    Debbie and Rusty Branch

  8. Debra & Henry Castro

    Nora & Joseph,
    We are so sad to hear of David’s passing. Our heart and prayers are with you. May God give you the strength during this time of mourning. God Bless always.

  9. Nora my thoughts are with you and Joseph ,David was a great friend, we all are going to miss him. Ed

  10. Nora, With much love today. Our hearts and prayers are with you and Joseph
    Aloha, Aunt Gwen and Aunt Gerrie

  11. nora our deepest condolences from me and carlos. our thoughts and prayers or with you and your family.

  12. My deepest condolences to Dave’s family, especially Nora and Joseph. I just heard and my heart breaks. He was by far the nicest most generous human beings I’ve had the priviledge of knowning. He was a friend and gentleman to me and my son Justin. We will forever be blessed for having known him. God Bless his kind and generous heart. Jan and Justin.

  13. Nora, I am so very sorry to hear about David. I just heard the news and it still hasn’t sunk in. Please call me if I can do anything for you at all. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Joseph. With much love, Jennifer

  14. Nora and Joseph: There are no words that can completely express my condolences at this time for your loss of a wonderful husband and father. Please know my thoughts, prayers and love are with you both and that he will always be with you in your hearts and memories. I send you both hugs, love and positive energy for the days to come as you go forward.

  15. Joshua and Kristen Suprobo

    So sorry for your loss, Nora. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Nora, Joseph, (and Jimi),

    May memories of happy times together help you through the difficult days and nights ahead. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

  17. Lisa & Kevin MIller

    Nora, You are Joseph are in our prayers and in our hearts. If you need anything please let us know.

  18. My heart goes out to you and Joseph. A very sad day indeed. Please know that you are surrounded with love.

    Megan and Seth

  19. Michael and Melanie Hix

    Nora and Joseph,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God be with you and bless you.

  20. Miriam Patricia Broyles

    Nora: my heart aches for the lost of David.
    Deepest symphaty; thinking of you and Joseph.

    Patricia Broyles

  21. Nimmie&Allen Bryant

    Nora and Joseph ya are in our thought and prayers.I am so sorry for your loss.We will keep you in our prayers.God Bless you and your family.

  22. I have only spoken with David a few times over the years though have heard so much from his loving family. I can only hope that our lil Nora and Joseph pull through this unbelievably tough time in their lives. Fair winds an following seas… you will remain in our thoughts and hearts.

  23. I am so sorry for your loss.

  24. Nora,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Dear Nora and Joseph,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you in this time of loss. It’s very hard to accept the reality of your situation even for us, since David was so young and expected to have more future to enjoy his life with you two. Please make sure to take care of each other in this difficult time. We strongly hope that you two will try to have fulfilling, meaningful lives for the sake of David’s memory.

    Eric, Kiyomi & Miyu

  26. Nora & Joseph,
    Our hearts go out to you. You have been so strong these past few weeks.
    We are here for you to lean on should you ever need us.
    Ronnie & Coleen

  27. Dear Nora and Joseph
    We send to you our most sincere sympathy and condolence. We are sorry for your loss.

  28. Traci Horecka & Cheyanne Mathis

    We are sorry about your loss. Many hugs and thoughts for your family.

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