Marlene Merrill Schoneberg , 84, loving wife and mother of two, passed away June 17, 2020.
Marlene was born February 15, 1936 in South Dakota. Her family moved to Cheyenne where she eventually met and married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Henry "Gene" Schoneberg. They were married for 65 years before Gene passed in December 2019. They lived their entire lives together in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Marlene was a wonderful mother to her daughters Kathy and Sherry. She was also a devoted sister to Wanda Crosby and Audrey Newberry. However, her most cherished roll was as a grandma to her four grandchildren. She loved kids and also fell in love with her two great- grandkids, Marlee and Kennedy.
Marlene was a devoted military wife and was also employed by the school district for many years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at their cabin in Glendo that they built together, and adored their dog Sadie. Marlene and Gene were supportive in all of their daughters activities, as well as never missing the opportunity to see their grandkids in their many sporting events and performances. She was so beautiful, had such grace, and was kind, giving and a thoughtful listener. She fought multiple cancers, but eventually lost her battle to dementia at Legacy Village in Colorado with her family close by.
Marlene will be fondly remembered by many, and is survived by daughter Sherry Schoenberger (son-in-law Jim), son-in-law Kyle Swingle (daughter Kathy passed in November 2018), grandchildren Katie Gehring (Ryan), Gene Swingle, Nick Schoenberger (Allison), Allison Saathoff (Taylor).
Due to Covid-19, there will be a private service held by invitation only. Cards may be sent to Sherry and Jim Schoenberger C/O Parker Funeral Home 10325 Parkglenn Way Parker, CO 80138 and will be delivered to the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org)
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Alzheimers Association Colorado Chapter
455 North Sherman Suite 500, Denver CO 80203