Leaving us to return to her heavenly home, Mary Alice Herem Schott passed unexpectedly from this earth on Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Bozeman.
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Mary Alice was born on Aug. 1, 1960, at Billings Deaconess Hospital to C. Oliver and Sarah Ann (Kennison) Herem. She grew up on the family ranch south of Absarokee, attended Absarokee public schools, and graduated as valedictorian from Absarokee High School in May 1979.
She earned her B.S. in biology from Montana State University in June 1983, then graduated with her doctor of pharmacy degree from The University of Montana in June 1987. Following graduation, she worked in pharmacies in Red Lodge, Bozeman, and for nearly ten years at Matovich IGA pharmacy in Columbus. She and her husband owned and operated a drugstore in White Sulphur Springs before returning to Bozeman in 2004. At the time of her death, she was employed at Western Drug in Livingston.
Mary Alice met her future husband, Archie Schott, at a Jazzercise class in Columbus, and they were married in Laurel on June 15, 1991. They were sealed for time and all eternity on July 20, 1991, in the Idaho Falls temple in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A daughter, Sarah Ann, was born to them on May 16, 1992, with a second daughter, Denise Mae, being born on Sept. 14, 2000.
Mary Alice loved being with her husband and daughters on hunting, fishing and camping trips and singing "angel" lullabies to her daughters at night. Mary Alice loved music (especially Sawyer Brown concerts) and played the alto sax. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Sarah Herem; her grandparents; several aunts and uncles, and a cousin.
Mary Alice is survived by her husband, Archie Schott and two daughters, Sarah and Denise of Bozeman; two brothers, Larry (Connie) Herem of Jensen, Utah, and Norman (Mychelle) Herem of Lehi, Utah; four sisters, Ann (Gordon) Parker of Absarokee, Beverly Herem and Rosemarie Herem of West Jordan, Utah, and Loretta Herem of Provo, Utah; her father- and mother-in-law, Alvin and Ann Schott of Columbus; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel, 300 Highland Blvd., Bozeman; and on Thursday, May 8, 10-11 a.m. at Reedpoint Evangelical Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reedpoint Evangelical Church, with burial following in Reedpoint Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 7, 2008