Vera June Schreiber, 87, longtime area resident, died Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the Valley View Villa Care Center in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Vera was born June 25, 1926, in Cheyenne County Kansas, near Wheeler, to Clayton and Sadie (Moore) Baker.
She was raised on a small farm in western Kansas, attending schools in Bird City, Kansas. She moved to Colorado with her parents and siblings in 1948.
She married George Howard Schreiber on October 2, 1949, in Limon, Colorado. Together they raised five children on their ranch located in Washington County, near Last Chance, Colorado.
Vera was an active member of the Howard United Methodist Church in Last Chance and served for many years in the Women's Society of Christian Service (WSCS). She was involved in many functions of the Church and faithfully attended women's Bible study groups. She was also a member of the Washington County Cowbelles and enjoyed her associations and friends through this ranching organization.
Her lifelong role of caregiver and homemaker was very important to her. Her greatest joy was raising and caring for her five children, enjoying her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Survivors include, two sons, Gerald Schreiber and wife Kay, and Neal Schreiber all of Woodrow; two daughters, Angela Schreiber Jorgenson and husband Eric of Lakewood, and Nancy Schreiber and fiancé Bill Pierce of Littleton; one sister Alice Behr of Aurora; two grandchildren, Robin Price and husband Terrell of Strasburg, and Devin Jorgenson and wife Kathryn of St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Heidi and Gabe Price and Sonny Jorgenson.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Howard Schreiber, one daughter, Lynnette Schreiber, one grandson, Gabriel Schreiber, five brothers, three sisters, and her parents.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church in Last Chance, Colorado.
There will be a luncheon at the church following the service.
Interment will be in the Brush Memorial Cemetery.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Howard United Methodist Church in Last Chance.
The Heer Mortuary in Brush is in charge of the arrangements.