John W. Schoby
December 29, 1941 – October 25, 2019
John W. Schoby passed away October 25, 2019 at age 77 in Pueblo, CO. He as born December 29, 1941 in Pueblo to Wesley and Barbara Schoby. John was preceded in death by his wife Lupe Stines Medina Schoby; and his parents. He is survived by his children Wesley (Terrie) Schoby, Fred Medina, Mike (Karen) Medina, and George Medina; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. John graduated from Central High School in 1959. John worked as a commercial fisherman in Washington with his uncle before enlisting in the US Navy where he was assigned to the USS Ticonderoga and was involved in the Gulf of Tonkin incident. He then spent the next 33 years in the rail mill at CF&I, retiring in 1995. He loved woodworking, building things, spending time outdoors, gardening, fishing and hunting, cooking, shopping, watching the old time cowboy movies, and in his earlier years, he enjoyed drinking beer. John enjoyed all types of reading, especially cowboy, military, and detective books. He loved reloading shells with his sons Wes and Mike. The family enjoyed many fish frys from his fishing trips to Lake Texoma and the Gulf of Mexico. John was a member of the Eagles and on Fridays, they would enjoy a night of dinner and dancing. He loved spending Christmas with the family and having barbeque on the Fourth of July. Viewing will be held Wednesday from 2-5 pm, Imperial Funeral Home, with a graveside service Thursday 11am at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, www.imperialfunerals.com
Preceded in death by his wife Lupe Stines Medina Schoby;
and his parents.
Survived by his children Wesley (Terrie) Schoby, Fred Medina, Mike (Karen) Medina, and George Medina;
19 great grandchildren;
and one great-great grandchild.
- Wesley Schoby, Honorary Pallbearer
- Fred Medina , Honorary Pallbearer
- Mike Medina , Honorary Pallbearer
- Sam Geonetta, Honorary Pallbearer
- George Medina, Honorary Pallbearer
- Gabe Alcon, Honorary Pallbearer
- Leon Medina , Honorary Pallbearer
- Jonathan Medina, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, October 31, 2019
John W. Schoby
October 30, 2019
John and I grew up together & were friends from Kindergarden. We lived in the same neighborhood. The Schoby's lived in the 2300 block of Pine and our family lived in the 2300 block of Evans. We attended Lake View Elementary, Corwin Jr. High and graduated in 1959 from Central High School. I can remember us learning how to read in first grade from the Dick, Jane, Spot and Puff books. We lost contact with each other after graduation, but I always liked John and have fond memories of our younger years. Those of us that attended Lake View Elementary and lived in the Minnequa Heights were a "one of a kind" kind of like "the salt of the earth". Our parents were hard working people and they instilled values in us that we carried all of our lives. We have said good by to many of our Lake View friends this past year and John is included in that list of friends for many of us. Please accept my most heart felt condolences and know that John is remembered by many and those memories are all good and positive. He is at peace rejoined with his wife and his parents.
With sympathy to all - may your memories comfort you today and always.
Please know that John's obituary was a tribute to a life well lived.