Obituary for Dianne Elizabeth Schurman

Dianne Elizabeth Schurman
December 11, 1943 – February 17, 2022

On February 17, 2022 Dianne Elizabeth (Auldridge) Schurman passed away due to complications arising from her bout with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Affectionately known as Dee, she leaves behind her daughter Sheryl Schurman, her son Brian Schurman, his wife Megan, and her grandchildren, Patrick, M.E., and William.

She was born to Woodford “Pete” and Elizabeth “Libby” Auldridge of Clarksville, MD on December 11, 1943. She attended Glenelg High School for her freshman and sophomore years, and went on to graduate from Howard High in the class of 1961. After high school she went to beauty school and became a hair stylist, a career she held for over 30 years full time. Always creative, she began working at Safeway in the floral department for almost 20 years, and continued cutting hair for a few select friends until 2020.

She married and moved to Laurel, MD in the early 1960’s and had 4 children in 7 years, Keith, Kevin, Brian, and Sheryl. Keith and Kevin preceded her in death.

She loved to garden! She would spend countless hours tending to her beautiful flora. She loved country music… forcing her children, or anyone driving with her for that matter, to listen on long drives. She enjoyed taking the long road much of the time. She also loved to spend time with her aunts and cousins canning food or making Christmas candy.

She loved her family very much, both close and extended. Her house was always a welcome landing spot for many wayward souls. But the absolute loves of her life were her grandchildren. Time spent with them was the joy of her life!

After a lifetime of gracious giving, one of her final acts on this earth was the selfless decision to donate her body to science, a final gesture to help mankind in any way she could.

God rest her soul!

Funeral Arrangements for Dee Schurman
Saturday, February 26, 2022

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
11795 Scaggville Rd
Fulton, MD 20759