July 5, 1962
MRS. MARY SCHOBER
Mrs. Mary Schober, 92, one
of the first white children born in Idaho, die dearly Friday morning at her home
here. Death, which came at 1 a.m., was attributed to the infirmities of
age. Mrs. Schober, who was one of the oldest residents of Cottonwood, had
been reasonably active until the past few months.
Mary Kambitch was born
April 9, 1870 at Lewiston, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kambitch, early day
farmers in the area. The family moved to Genesee when she was two years of
age and she grew to womanhood there. She was united in marriage to Joseph
Schober at Genesee in 1891 and the made their home in Moscow until 1895, when
they moved to Cottonwood. Mr. Schober operated a brewery here until his
death in 1912. The old brewery was a landmark in Cottonwood until it was
torn down in 1954.
Mrs. Schober had lived in
her home here for more than 50 years. She was a communicant at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church, and was devout in the practice of her faith.
Mrs. Schober is survived by
two sons, Henry Schober of Spokane and Frank Schober of Cottonwood; three
daughters, Mary Schober at home, Mrs. W. A. Jacks, Cottonwood, and Mrs. Roy
Potts, Lewiston; one sister Mrs. John Hoerdeman, Moscow, and seven grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
A rosary service for Mrs.
Schober was conducted at the Church at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.
Funeral services were conducted at the Church at 8:15 Monday morning with the
Rev. Msgr. J.M. Verhoeven officiating and reading the requiem mass.
Submitted by Chris Cornett