A Full Honors Procession and Funeral for fallen CDF Firefighter Eva Schicke, tragically killed in the line of duty while fighting the Tuolumne Fire, will be held Monday, September 20, 2004, at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds amphitheater in Angels Camp, California. Federal, State, and Local Government Firefighters as well as emergency service personnel from throughout the state are expected to attend.
The procession, which will be composed of a very large contingency of fire apparatus, will start at 12:00 Noon at the intersection of Murphys Grade Road and SR 49 on the north end of Angels Camp. It will follow a route south on SR 49, through the heart of downtown Angels Camp, to the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. An open funeral service is then scheduled to commence at 2:00 PM. Members of the public are encouraged to show their respect and honor for Eva and her family by lining the procession route.
In addition to the procession, a formal escort for Eva will start at 10:00 AM at the Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora. Her casket will be formally loaded onto CDF Engine 4474 out of Arnold and escorted by 60 plus pieces of local CDF, USFS, and local government fire apparatus from Tuolumne and Calaveras County. The escort will travel through downtown Sonora north on SR 49 to Parrotts Ferry Road. North on Parrotts Ferry Road, it will go through the town of Columbia to its intersection with SR 4. It will then head east to the town of Murphys where it will turn off through the downtown on Murphys Grade Road. West on Murphys Grade Road, it is projected to intersect SR 49 at 12:00 to lead the procession to the fairgrounds.
The family requests that anyone wishing to send cards, letters, and flowers do so at either of the following locations;
Schicke Family c/o
CDF Arnold Station
2517 Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223
Ebbetts Pass FPD Station 1
1028 Manuel Road
Arnold, CA 95223
Additionally, a Memorial Fund has been established at Merchants National Bank. Checks should be made payable to ‘CDF Firefighters Eva Schicke Memorial Fund´, and mailed to Merchants National Bank, P.O. Box 747, Sacramento, CA 95812.