September 29, 1943 ~ February 14, 2021
Born in: Lamar, CO
Resided in: Beulah, CO
Mary Ann Catherine McSchooler
September 29, 1943 – February 14, 2021
Born in Lamar, Colorado
Resided in Beulah, Colorado
Mary Ann McSchooler, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday night in her mountain home in the presence of her family.
Mary Ann was born September 29, 1943, to George and Martha Bauer in Lamar, who preceded her in death. Also preceding mom were her husband, Morris “Mo” McSchooler in 2001; her brothers, Duane, Delmer; her nephews, Brett, Bo, Gene and Jimmie Bauer; her sisters-in-law, Francis, Geneva and JoAnn; and brother-in-law, Edward.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam (Joe) Caprio of Penrose and Janelle (Josh) Self of Alamosa; her son, Scott (Mary) McSchooler of Oklahoma City; granddaughters, Taylor and Bethany; grandsons, Josh, Timothy and Everett; great-grandchildren, Zane, Abigail, Cora and Amelia; brother, Allen (Florence) Bauer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary graduated from Lamar High School in 1961. Her first jobs were working at the Reids Drive Inn, home of the famous zip burger. She worked in a boutique, grocery store and floral shop.
After her marriage to Morris, the family moved to the mountain community of Beulah. She helped her children with numerous 4-H projects. The family was active in the Beulah Valley Saddle Club where Mary Ann held offices and helped with numerous gym kannas and rodeos.
She also actively helped decorate and volunteered at the Beulah Yule Log Festival.
From their mom, her children inherited the love of the Kitchen. She especially liked to make desserts. We could always find a homemade dessert when we would visit and her pies were the most sought after at family gatherings.
She was proud to retire, after 25 years of service, from the Beulah Valley Post Office. Upon retirement, she became an active member of the BUMC Women’s Circle and enjoyed the fellowship of these new friends.
Mary Ann always enjoyed creating clothing for her children while they were younger. She took this to a new level when she fell in love with quilting. She loved the weekend retreats with her quilting ladies and was always excited to show us her latest masterpiece. She has richly blessed us with these family heirlooms and many projects yet to be finished. We have promised to keep this legacy going. The family wishes to thank all of her friends for their kindness during her battle with cancer.
We wish to thank her physician, Thomas Gaide, and his staff for the wonderful care. We would love to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice and their staff for the kind and caring staff.
Mom knew the importance of the volunteers in her community that were there to keep them safe. The family requests donations be made in her name to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department, 8675 Central Avenue, Beulah, CO 81023. Alternate donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1920 Valley Dr, Pueblo, CO 81008
Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at the Beulah United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com
Memorial Service: February 27, 2021 10:00 am
Beulah United Methodist Church
5903 Pennsylvania Ave.
Beulah, CO 81023