Loren Kelly Schroeder

Independent Enterprise
Thursdays, June 12, 2008

Loren Kelly Schroeder, widely known in the film industry as one of the best and certainly most popular First Assistant Directors, died May 26, 2008, at his home in Santa Monica of heart failure. He was 51 years old.

Kelly Schroeder’s career spanning 28 years consisted of 21 feature films including "Graffiti Bridge" and the Sundance Award winning "Pow Wow Highway," more than 300 commercials and 100 music videos.

He was a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1988. Many of the best Assistant Directors working in Hollywood today were trained by Kelly Schroeder.

He was born in Medford, Oregon, August 31, 1956.

He enjoyed fishing, horse back riding, and spending time on the beaches of California and in the mountains of McCall, Idaho.

Kelly is survived by his two sons, Sam and Will Schroeder.

He is also survived by his parents Robert and Della Schroeder, Payette, Idaho. Three brothers; Michael Schroeder (Sharon), Los Angeles, California, Steve Schroeder, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Barry Schroeder, Meridian, Idaho; four sisters; Teresa Gustin (Gary), Middleton, Idaho, Lillian Burn, Cape Corral, Florida, Tricia Rodgers (Justin), Buckeye, Arizona, and Sarah Schroeder, Eagle, Idaho, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kelly Schroeder will be laid to rest in his home town of Payette, Idaho, where he’s still regarded as a star high school basketball player. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, June 14, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Rosedale Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family and the on-line guestbook signed at www.Haren-Wood.com

Filmmakers, friends and family will be celebrating his life with a sunset memorial gathering Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the water's edge on the Pacific Ocean at the end of Rose Street in Venice, Calif.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to: Syringa Bank, 1028 W. Main St., Middleton, Idaho 83644; FBO Sam and Will Schroeder.

He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.