Cottonwood Chronicle

Thursday, July 5, 1962


  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.

  Pallbearers were James Jacks, Craigmont; George Seubert, Mike Hilbert, and E.H. Tacke, Cottonwood; George Schmidtbauer, Grangeville and Roy Potts, Lewiston.  Interment was in Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery.  The Uhlorn Funeral Home, Cottonwood, was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Submitted by Chris Cornett



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