Mary Ann Catherine McSchooler

mary ann mcschooler

September 29, 1943 ~ February 14, 2021

Born in: Lamar, CO
Resided in: Beulah, CO

Service for Mary Ann McSchooler. We apologize the that due to the mountain terrain, the stream dropped out during the service.

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,


Memorial Service: February 27, 2021 10:00 am

Beulah United Methodist Church
5903 Pennsylvania Ave.
Beulah, CO 81023


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  1. Dearest Family of Mary Ann, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We so loved Mary Ann.

  2. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Aunt Mary was a sweet sweet lady and will be missed.
    Gena Bauer and Trevis.

  3. Maryann and Morris were great neighbors for the 14 years we lived in Beulah. I worked with her at Campbell’s Flower shop. I will always have special memories of her and her family. She will be greatly missed.

  4. Your mom and I worked together at King Soopers for a short while and then Sam and I moved to Beaulah. She always made us feel so welcome in her home. She was always a joy to be around and such a hard worker. We have wonderful memories to cherish of her and Mo. Our Good Lord greeted her with open arms. God Bless her family. We will sure miss visiting with her. Love and God’s Blessings Sabrina, Sam, Savanna, Ollie and Spencer Sample

  5. Mary Ann was a very sweet lady and an awesome quilter. I met her through quilting and enjoyed many quilt retreats with her. She was so much fun to be around and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences to all her family.

  6. Mary Ann, I remember meeting you for the first time after Butch (Virgil) and I were married. At Jim and Lucy’s. Getting to know you and Morris and hanging with Pam at dances in Beulah over the years. You and Jeanie’s lunch breaks at Lucy’s, always a hoot. Miss those days.

  7. Mary Ann Rest in Pease what a long road you battled,, Ma’am! Hugs & Prayers to the whole family. I grew up with them all. Pam, Scott & Jenner it’s a tough time pull together. I always enjoyed visiting with Mary Ann through all my years while living in Beulah! and she is now with MO!
    Love Always,
    Cheri Griggs

  8. I worked with Mary Ann at Campbells.
    She was such a kind, thoughtful, and wonderful lady. She loved her family and she loved Beulah. She gave me your banana
    bread recipe Pam- it’s the best!
    Our sympathy and love,
    Lucieann and Nick Todero

  9. Condolences to Mary Ann’s family. I knew her from the Lamar days, knew her parents and brothers, good people. Allen is a good friend.

  10. I will miss my beautiful aunt. Not just beautiful on the outside but inside too. She was kind, sweet, loving, and hugely creative. Her cooking, quilting and flowers were legendary in the family. I remember fight over who would get her banana pudding. She was also quick with a compliment and really listened. She was usually the first one to call if anything happened. Yes, she was a beautiful soul.

  11. Tom and I were saddened to find out of Mary Ann’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind and helpful friend. She helped me many times with 4H when my kids were in it. Always enjoyed talking with her. Our condolences to her family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Mary Ann was a wonderful sister that I had the pleasure of growing up together. I will continue to treasure out childhood growing up on a farm with two other brothers and wonderful caring parents. My heart will always be full remembering the family, the farm, the skating rink, and Lamar, Pueblo and Beaulah in general.


  14. Mary Ann will be missed by all who knew her. Not only was she a great mail lady, but she was a friendly outgoing member of the Beulah Community. God Bless Mary Ann and her family!

    Kathryn Newton

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