2017-11-07 03:28:27 UTC
Obituary: Juanita Q. (Quigley) Schultz 1931-2017
Juanita Q. (Quigley) Schultz, 86, of Sudbury, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of the late Dr. Donald “Dutch” Robert Schultz.
Born in Los Angeles, California on June 24, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Wayne D. Quigley and Martha M. (Mchale) Quigley.
Juanita was a famous childhood star who lived her life in secrecy so she could help people without distraction. She was a well-known childhood actress in the 30’s and 40’s. This was something she chose to keep quiet throughout her life, never letting anyone know about her past as an actress, even despite thousands trying to track her down through the years. At the age of 20, in August 1951, Juanita became a nun in the Order of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph and was a teacher at Precious Blood Catholic School. Juanita eventually decided she would like to go back to school herself, so she provided a one-year notice to her superiors and left the Convent. Juanita went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
In June 1964, Juanita married Donald Dutch Schultz who was of amazing notoriety himself and who also spent his career teaching and helping people. The couple lived in Canada while Dutch finished his doctorate and eventually moved to Pennsylvania for their teaching careers. Juanita spent more than twenty years as a Professor of English at Delaware County Community College. She retired in 1992. That same year she was the recipient of the Gould Award at Delaware County Community College. Juanita was awarded Faculty Emerita status in 2000.
In addition to her teaching career at Delaware County Community College, Juanita and her husband spent tremendous energy and time helping oppressed people in the Mexican state of Chiapas. These efforts initially centered around Mexican Indian survivors whose families had been slaughtered for their land. The couple organized fundraising efforts throughout the year and took annual trips to Chiapas to donate money to help the impoverished indigenous people. The couple also initiated a cultural exchange program that linked students at Villanova University with families in Mexican villages stating that “it is important for us to see that the poor have a name and a face”. They led this program for ten years.
Juanita was deeply religious and was a fixture at St. Monica’s in Berwyn, PA, St. Norbert and The Daylesford Abbey, both in Paoli, PA, Immaculate Conception in Cottonwood, AZ, and most recently, Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury, MA.
Juanita retired to the Verde Valley in Arizona with Dutch in 1992 and resided there through 2014. In August 2014 Juanita moved to Sudbury, MA with her son Erik, and his family.
She is survived by her son Erik Q. Schultz and his wife Susan of Sudbury her Grandchildren Alexander, Brittany and Julia Schultz, MA, and her daughter Marta Schultz of California. Juanita was predeceased by her brother Quintin Quigley and sister Rita Goehner.
Juanita’s funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, November 2, at Our Lady of Fatima Parish 160 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA. Also Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Immaculate Conception, Cottonwood, AZ at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be private in Arizona.
Information provided by survivors.
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Born: 24 June 1931 (age 86)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names: Sister Quentin Rita
Occupation: Actress; Nun
Years active: 1934–1950
Spouse(s): Dr. Donald Robert Schultz (1964-2012) (his death) (2 children)
Children: Erik & Marta
Juanita Quigley (born 24 June 1931) is a former child actress in American motion pictures of the 1930s and 1940s. She had a sister, Rita Quigley, who was also a child actress.
Juanita Quigley was billed as "Baby Jane" in several early roles. Her screen debut was as Claudette Colbert's three-year-old daughter in Imitation of Life (1934). She went on to play featured parts in several films, including The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) and was Jean Harlow's niece in Riffraff (1936). Quigley became a familiar face to moviegoers of the era, but major roles for children so young were few and she often played bits as well as featured roles. She was one of the most popular child stars of her day, and was Universal Pictures' youngest star in 1934.
Quigley was briefly involved in the Our Gang film series. In 1940, she was the guest-starring lead in The New Pupil when cast as Sally, who briefly takes Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer away from Darla Hood. Two years later, she reprised the character in Going to Press (1942), the only time in the MGM era where the female lead was played by someone other than Darla Hood (who had recently left the series) or Janet Burston.
Quigley acted alongside her older sister, Rita Quigley, in Whispering Footsteps (1943). Her last major role was in National Velvet (1944), in which she played Elizabeth Taylor's sister.
Quigley made only a handful of small appearances after National Velvet, her last being in 1950. At the age of 20, in August 1951, she became a nun in the order of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph. teaching at Precious Blood Catholic School. After several years in her convent, left the vocation, and married.
Inaccurate documentation exists that Juanita made an uncredited appearance as an extra in the locally filmed Porky's II: The Next Day but these rumors and citations are inaccurate. At the time of this filming, Juanita lived in Pennsylvania pursuing her post-convent career full-time. Juanita is now retired and is an intensely private person with regard to her past. Most who know her as a friend are unaware of her previous life as an actress. As of 2016, Juanita lives a peaceful retired life with her son and daughter-in-law in Massachusetts.
1934 We're Rich Again...Child with nanny
1934 Have a Heart...Rosy
1934 Imitation of Life Baby...Jessie Pullman
1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head...Linette Verin
1935 Straight from the Heart... Maggie Haines
1935 Alias Mary Dow...Mary Dow
1936 Riffraff Rosie
1936 The Devil-Doll...Marguerite Coulvet
1936 Born to Dance...Sally Saks
1938 Hawaii Calls...Doris Milburn
1938 The Devil's Party...Helen McCoy, as a child
1938 You and Me...Nasty little girl
1938 Woman Against Woman...Ellen
1938 Having Wonderful Time...Mabel
1938 Men with Wings...Patricia Falconer, aged 6
1938 That Certain Age...The pest
1939 The Family Next Door...Susan
1939 Code of the Streets...Cynthia
1940 Oh, Johnny, How Can You Love!...Junior
1940 The Blue Bird...Child
1940 The New Pupil (Our Gang short)...Sally
1941 Bachelor Daddy...Girl with pigtails at movie
1941 Paper Bullets...Rita, as a child
1942 The Vanishing Virginian...Caroline Yancey
1942 Going to Press (Our Gang short)...Sally
1942 A Yank at Eton...Jane Dennis
1943 Assignment in Brittany...Jeannine
1943 Happy Land...Sally
1943 Whispering Footsteps..Rose Murphy
1944 The Lady and the Monster...Mary Lou
1944 National Velvet...Malvolia Brown
1948 Luxury Liner...Jean
1950 Mystery Street...Daughter