Mary Lee Watkins Schumaker
- Emma Brown - Friday, December 10, 2010; 5:10 PM

Mary Lee Schumaker, 97, who taught physical education in Montgomery County Schools
for 19 years, died Nov. 30 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church. She had
Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Schumaker taught in Damascus for several years in the 1930s and at North
Bethesda Junior High from its opening in 1955 until her retirement in 1970.

She had been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society for more than 10 years after
being treated for breast cancer. She visited patients at Suburban Hospital in the Reach
for Recovery program.

Mary Lee Watkins was born in Washington and grew up in Somerset, a town in
Montgomery County. She graduated from the old
Western High School (1931) and
from George Washington University.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Bethesda. She played bridge.

Her husband of 37 years, Willard G. Schumaker, died in 1976.

Survivors include two children, Elizabeth Lee Henault of Monterey, Calif., and Joan
Schumaker Hession of Falls Church; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.