Mary Margaret (Cronin) Schow, 76, Eureka, UT went to Heaven peacefully on July 1, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Mountain View Hospital, Payson, UT. Mary was born December 31, 1939 at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT and helped ring in the New Year to Maynard (Dick) and Margaret Cronin. Mary wed her high school sweetheart, Norman Jay Schow, June 28, 1958. Norman preceded Mary in death on June 22, 1988. Together they had two sons; Kevin (Traci) Schow, Jay (Diane) Schow, 4 grandchildren who were the light of her life; Cory Schow, Reno, NV, Shanna (T.J.) Hannifin Santaquin, UT, Heather and Brady Schow, Layton, UT, 1 great-grandchild; Jai-Ann.
Mary graduated from Tintic High School in Eureka and except for a brief couple of years lived in Eureka her entire life. Mary liked to travel, go camping, fishing, golfing, and never missed any of her grandkid's sporting events and then when they all grew up, she went to all her friend's grandkid's sporting events. She had a love for baking, and was known for all her pies, yummy jam, and famous chocolate cake. The one thing she loved above all else was spending time with her family and friends. Known to all in Eureka as "Grandma Mary", Mary was the friendliest person you would ever wish to meet. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The world has lost an amazing soul, maybe that's why God called her back so soon.
Survived by her beloved: Sister-in-law, Lila (Fred) Roberts, Grantsville, UT, Brother-in-law, Ray (Eileen) Schow, Eureka, UT, Sister-in-law Jolene (Brent) Fields, Grantsville, UT, and loving friend, Al Wudrich, Canada.
Viewing will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 6-8 pm at the Tintic B.P.O.E #711 Lodge, Eureka Main Street. A Rosary service will precede the viewing at 5:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 121 No. Church Street, Eureka. Following the committal service and burial at the Eureka City Cemetery a luncheon will be provided at the Tintic B.P.O.E. #711 Lodge.
The family would like to thank all caregivers from Mountain View Hospital, Payson, UT, for the outstanding service/care during Mary's brief stay at the hospital!