Known for her giving heart and joyous attitude, Celina Scheutz always made herself available to friends, family and strangers. She is remembered by her passion for making others feel welcome and her ability to let others know they always had a friend regardless of where she was.
Schuetz, of McKinney, passed away on Aug, 25, 2017, at age 20 in an automobile accident along with her mother, Catherine Elaine Walker.
Schuetz graduated from McKinney North High School in 2015 and continued her education at ACU, involving herself in social club GATA.
“My fondest memory of Celina was sitting with her on the lawn of McDonald and talking about psychology, said Sammy Michaels, a close friend of Scheutz. “She had just gotten out of a psychology class and decided to come sit for a while. She asked me, ‘what do you think it means to have true love for a friend? At what point do you know?’ I had no idea what to say. I told her that and jokingly thanked her for asking me because it got me thinking. Celina always made it a priority to have depth in her conversations. I think we had the mutual understanding that we’d always have a friend in each other. As busy as life gets, I can remember Celina and make an example of her heart by being present and available in my community, struggling or not. I’d like to think that Celina would really enjoy knowing that I’m letting others see that they have a friend in me.”