Annamarie Louise Newhuis-Schwarz

Annamarie Louise Newhuis-Schwarz

July 18, 1955 - December 31, 2019

Annamarie Louise Newhuis-Schwarz

July 18, 1955 - December 31, 2019


Annamarie Louise Newhuis-Schwarz, age 64, of Sherman Oaks, CA, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 with her brother Alfred by her side. Annamarie was born in Chicago Heights, IL, on July 18,1955 to the late John & Rita Yoland (Baltzer) Newhuis. Ann retired from a career in the entertainment business, in public relations, in 2015. Ann’s career spanned over 40 years in the California area, working at The Jim Henson Company, Nina Stern Public Relations, Paramount Pictures, MCA, & Pacific Arts Corporation. She enjoyed the California sunshine, taking long walks with her wonderful California friends, horseback riding and visiting her family & friends in the Midwest.

In addition to her parents, Ann is preceded in death by her brother, Richard (Dagmar) Newhuis and nephew, Richard Newhuis. She is survived by her brothers George (Charlene Peiffer) Newhuis, Robert (Leslie) Newhuis, Alfred (Esther) Newhuis, Harold (Patty) Newhuis, and her sister Ella Daviera. Aunt to Eric (Ann), Taylor, Sophia, & Zachary Newhuis, Racheal (Isaiah) Blackburn, Paige (Tim) Boesen, Erika & John Daviera and Anthony Judah. Great Aunt to Victoria (Joe) Moran, Isabella Newhuis, Carson, Alexander, & Grace Blackburn, Charlotte Schilaci and Roslynn Boesen.


A celebration of life will be held at a future date. The family requests any memorials be made to: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America via donations@alzfdn.orgin memory of Annamarie Newhuis-Schwarz.


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12 responses to Annamarie Louise Newhuis-Schwarz

  1. Hello! I worked with Ann here at The Jim Henson Company. She was a caring colleague, had a fun positive energy with everything she did, and endless hilarious stories about her years of working in the industry. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Ray says:

    I met Ann in 1973 when she came to Robert Morris College in Carthage, Illinois for the spring semester of administrative studies. I showed her how to decorate her dorm room by stealing white college sheets and tie-dyeing them so they could be hung on the ceilings and walls. That started a friendship that lasted over 45 years.
    Over the decades she would come to downtown Chicago to visit me when she came home to visit her family and I’d always stop by to see her when I went to Los Angeles. Other times I’d meet her briefly at the airport as she was coming or going from one of her trips home. She always had a smile on her face and she was one of the kindest people I knew.
    She always had very interesting jobs starting with working for Marlin Perkins and his TV show Wild Kingdom. I was in that office one day when one of the guys was trying to make a bird call that they could use on the show since they didn’t have any audio.
    And when she worked for Michael Nesmith of the Monkees he put her in one of the first music videos ever made (1981 – Elephant Parts). She sent me a copy and I loved it! I still have that VHS tape somewhere although I no longer have a player. I’m going to find a way to watch it again so I can see my long-time friend again.
    The light went out but the flame still burns. Goodbye Ann, you were the best!

  3. Kim Costello says:

    My deepest condolences to Ann’s family. I lost touch after the earthquake destroyed her studio city apartment. Ann and I used to meet for lunch on Michigan Ave. and I used to take her out in Elgin and Dundee when my brother was called in to work. I last saw Ann in Monterrey/Carmel when I visited from Boston where I saw my first vcr and music video when she took me too Nesmith’s house. I am sad that I’ve moved to California too late to have reconnected. Ann was as kind as she was beautiful. She was soft spoken and never ever had an unkind word to say about anybody. I remember her wonderful laugh and sense of humor. Godspeed Dear Ann!

  4. Wendy Mari says:

    To Ann’s family, my heart breaks at the news of Ann’s passing. I met Ann when she joined my aerobics classes in Carmel, there was a small group from my classes that would gtg regularly. Then Ann hired me to work at Pacific Arts… Then Ann left the Monterey Peninsula and moved to LA. We would see each other when Rob and I were down there, on a couple of those trips we met at a convenient coffee house close to the 101. She made a couple of trips back here, she missed Carmel. I loved Ann like a sister, but she had a large and extended family. She loved her siblings like no one could, and her nieces and nephews…she talked about all of you with love in her voice, and heart. I already missed Ann, now I miss her even more. 

  5. I met Ann while she was with Nina Stern Public Relations, and we were friends when I lived in Studio City. I remember once when I went power walking with her, and even though I was a regular runner at the time she pretty much dragged me along! She had a wonderful personality and spirit, and I am so sorry to see that she’s passed. God Bless her and her family.

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