Irene M. Schobert
July 16, 1920 – November 5, 2018
Irene M. Schobert, 98, passed away Nov. 5, 2018. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at TG McCarthy Funeral Home.
- Celebration of Life Friday, December 7, 2018
Irene M. Schobert
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Fr. Frank Davied
December 7, 2018
Peace and Healing!
I am Fr. Frank Davied and I was friends with Irene. I was one of the pastor's at Holy Family, Pueblo. What a beautiful woman, beautiful soul. I was at her home many times and even in her backyard, garden, etc. There was a great spirit of goodness within her. I believe in some of my storage boxes I have some cloth-materials she wanted to give the church and give to me. I still use at Thanksgiving a table cloth she gave me. In fact, while at Holy Family, I used it on the altar each year.
I saw her as she grew older in age, grace and wisdom. I could see her sufferings and pain but there was that determination within her to suffer it for the love of her Lord, Jesus Christ. Yea, she had her stubborn streak, who doesn't. But she was so giving and did not want anything in return.
I remember a story I read recently about the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. When all the people were gathered at the cemetery around that tent there was an old man who stood at the edge of the cemetery looking on, all alone. The news reporter went over and asked him: "Did you know this man? What made him so special to you and others?" With tears rolling down his cheeks the old man said: "He was faithful. Regardless of who we were he was always there for us. When we were down and out and wanted to give up he would not give up on us. He kept challenging us when we weren't being challenged. But he was faithful." Wow! I leave you with these thoughts as Irene transitions and makes her journey into the Kingdom of Heaven. I dearly love this woman. There was always a place for me in her home. I will drive by Wedgewood and wonder and think about her and our times together. She was a faithful friend. Now let her have her final rest with her husband, etc. Welcome home, Irene. I will remember you always as I sit at table on Thanksgiving with your special table cloth. I will remember you when in those days we walked in your backyard and front yard.