Emma Payne Krueger Hubert
August 31, 2010
Emma passed away at the home of her daughter on August 23, 2010.
She is survived by her three children: Steve Krueger, with whom she liked to discuss current events, Barbara Schmid, the queen of laughter, and Vicki Krueger, her road-trip companion. Steve and Candace Krueger and Barbara and Tim Schmid gave "Gramma" five grandchildren: Ben, Charlotte, Tiffany, Emily and Molly. Emily and Brent Tuttleton, Tiffany Schmid and Mark Peters and Molly and Henry Noh gave Gramma four great-grandchildren: Tyler, Jake, Azylyn and Logan.
Emma, admittedly spoiled by her dad, Samuel Payne, and her mother, Alice McPolin Payne, had a wonderful youth in Park City. Marrying her childhood sweetheart and moving to California was an adventure and the perfect place to raise their children. In 1960 Mom became a widow at age thirty-five, opening the door to a banking career. She continued working through her adult years and retiring from banking at sixty-five. She moved to Placerville, Calif., in 1990 where she lived with Barbara and Tim Schmid for 20 years.
She was the best mom. The very definition of bff. She will remain our best friend forever.