Lois was born September 27, 1926, in Denver (Globeville), Colorado, the third child of Fredrick Jacob and Grace Ellen Fahrenbruck. She went to be with Jesus July 25, 2022.
Lois’ childhood and teen years were typical and were times of learning many life lessons that served her well. She was an excellent student and loved school. She loved the mountains and outdoors and started snow skiing on Loveland Pass in the ‘40s and started water skiing in the ‘50s.
Lois and her brother (Milt) were extremely close. They delivered newspapers during their teen years. She sang in the Acapella Choir at South High School and graduated in 1944. Her first job was a “floor worker“ at Montgomery Ward’s where she wore roller skates to take the invoices and money back and forth to the pneumatic tubes throughout the store. After high school she attended Emily Griffith Opportunity School at night for secretarial courses. As the war broke out and her brother and his best friend (her future husband) went off to war, she worked for the Railroad at Union Station as a comptometer operator and talked about singing and visiting with the soldiers as they came through Denver on the trains.
She married Robert Harold Scharton on October 3, 1948, at Washington Park Community Church. Church, family, and friends were especially important as much time was spent with them. They were very involved in the Mr. and Mrs. Club at church, and she sang in the choir.
As her three children were born, Lois was a dedicated housewife as her husband traveled extensively. A move to Littleton, Colorado made for happy times as they helped found Grace Presbyterian Church where they were very involved. They made lifelong friends and Sour Hour was a weekly must. Her husband died on February 19, 1965, and she struggled to raise their 3 young children on her own.
She married Robert Schnorr on September 29, 1968. They had 26 years together full of RV camping, cabin trips, fishing, boating, and spending time with family and friends. He predeceased her on December 19, 1994.
Throughout her life Holidays and celebrations with family were very important. She was always surrounded by friends and never far from a card game, a dance, a party or a slot machine. She enjoyed knitting, cross stitch, puzzles, an avid reader and traveling with the Colorado Crew’sers.
She was a devoted member of Cherry Hills Community Church and spent much of her time in Bible Study, volunteering in the office, started the tape ministry, started the After 49’ers group, enjoyed many mission trips to Juarez and organizing Senior retreats. She loved her God and her church!
Lois is survived by her 3 children, Jeri (Roger) Evans, Scott (Gloria) Scharton, Nancy (Rick) Linzbach, 5 grandchildren, Nick, Tancy, Luke, Rob (predeceased her in 2021), Cassie, and 7 great grandchildren, Olivia, Robby, Emmy, Claire, Guyden, Evan, and Blake.
Rest in Peace Mom. You have been a good and faithful servant.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 1:00pm in The Dixon Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. Her cremains will be placed in the Memorial Gardens at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cherry Hills Community Church (CHCC) with “in memory of Lois Schnorr” in the memo field.