Connie

March 10, 1924 ~ March 1, 2021

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Torrance, California

Connie (Salmon) was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Los Angeles. She grew up in Hermosa Beach – hence her love for the beach – while flirting with the movie industry as Constance Le Varr in several films. In 1941, she met her husband, Frank Schroer, at a beach party, and on January 30, 1942, they were married. (Her mother said it would never last!) They bought a home in Redondo Beach, where Connie became a stay-at-home mom in 1944 when her first child, James, was born; followed by David in 1946, and then Christine in 1951.

In 1955, Connie taught dancing for several years at the Linkletter-Totten Dance Studio before becoming a Pharmacist Assistant at Guild Drug. In 1965, with her two sons out of high school, Frank and Connie, with daughter Christine in-tow, bought the Lodge in Green Valley Lake, California, a market/hotel combination, which housed the post office inside the store; Connie soon became the Postmaster.

In 1968, they sold their store and moved back down the hill, settling in Carson, where Connie continued her Pharmacist Assistant career until she retired in 1987. At that time, both Connie and Frank began volunteering at Little Company of Mary Hospital, in Torrance, where she received her twenty-five years-of-service pin before having to end her volunteering “career”.

In March of 2016, Connie sold her home of forty-six years and spent the next five years in assisted living facilities.

Her husband, Frank, passed in October of 2005, and her son, James, in July of 2020. Connie is survived by her son, David; her daughter, Christine; her brother, Albert, and nine grandkids, three great-grandkids, and two great-great-grand-kids; two nieces, four great-nephews, two great-nieces, four great-great-nephews, two great-great-nieces, one great-great-great-nephew and one great-great-great-niece; and, last but not least, her best friend, Judy Sullivan, who, because of her unquestionable love, help and support, gave Connie a reason to live.

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    • So sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. My Mom new her from the 60″s and several years ago I started seeing her when she was having lunch with Pat Ramsey, Anne Carlson and Debbie Cosby. Deb and I would go visit her at her assisted living and she would tell us about all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Connie really loved showing off your family photos. My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

  1. candle 4Love you Grandma … I’ll miss surprising you every time I was in town!! You were definitely my person and soulmate!! Miss you so much!!

  2. candle 4You’ll forever me by closest and favorite Auntie. I love you so much 💟 thanks for the life memories.
    Rest in him,
    Be at peace,
    I love you
    💟✝️

  3. Connie was my God mother she never forgot my birthday’s & my special events she will be missed RIP Connie I love you❤️ Heidi

  4. Connie was my God Mother she never forgot my Birthday’s or special moments in my life. RIP Connie I love you!❤️

  5. candle 4Connie always made me laugh. Given the differences in our ages we were the best of friends and I will miss her terribly. Thank you Connie for all the stories you shared with me over the years. The angels above are having a never ending party with you there now. Save a seat for me. I’ll see you again one day.

  6. candle 6“Grandma” Connie was such a gift in my life. Connie and Frank stepped up and treated us like family. They were the best adopted grandparents I could have asked for. Loving, accepting, supportive. Connie made the best homemade pickles for my Dad and became the Pickle Lady 🙂 Connie’s spirit was admirable. She was joyful and upbeat. I will miss her and Frank but I take solace in knowing they are together again. Love you, Grandma Connie. Thank you for always making me feel special and loved.

  7. We send heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Connie’s family. She was a wonderful Christian lady who was active in her spiritual life, loved her family so, and made life just a little bit better for every one who knew her. We enjoyed those photos of her at the beach with Chris. enjoying peanut butter sandwiches and jello with whipped cream. Wishing God’s peace and comfort for her broken hearted family.

  8. Will miss you Connie, we had some wonderful times at the hospital. You and Frank were the first friends I met when I started to work there. Great memories!
    Love you, Sandie

  9. candle 4Rest In Peace my Beautiful And Loving Aunt Connie.Wonderful memories of you will always be in my heart!, you will be missed ❤️💐🌹
    Love you ~ Mary Annette 💕

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