Barbara "Bobbie" Day-Schoen: 1931 -- 2005


Steamboat Springs resident Bobbie Day-Schoen passed away June 2, 2005, from injuries she sustained as a result of a car accident. She was 74.

Bobbie was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Lewis Peter and Jane Durston Smith.

She attended Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire.

Bobbie married Richard Day and worked for Outward Bound in North Carolina and then the Garland Country Day School in Denver.

After her divorce, she worked as an independent contractor doing office management for small firms in the Denver area. She also worked for the Colorado Sudden Infant Death Syndrome program.

Bobbie worked weekends as a ski patroller at Arapahoe Basin and volunteered for 25 years as a ski instructor with The Children's Hospital ski program in Winter Park.

Bobbie moved to Steamboat Springs in 1986 and worked for Steamboat Powder Cats.

After a knee injury, she spent 14 years working as an office manager for Jo Geier at Catamount Realty until retiring.

Being a breast cancer survivor, she was very active working with the Breast Cancer Support Group. She organized and coordinated meetings and encouraged breast cancer patients.

Bobbie also was an avid bicyclist and rode annual tours with the Women on Wheels and The Children's Hospital Courage Classic.

Bobbie married Stan Schoen of Steamboat Springs on March 29, 2005.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her father, Lewis P. Smith who died in 1949; her sister, Jane D. Wickersham; and her mother, Janet D. Groat, both of whom died in 2004.

Bobbie is survived by her husband, Stan Schoen; stepsister, Gretchen G. Blake, of Shelton, Conn.; nieces, Barbara D. Follett, of Wilton, Conn., and Jane C. Nygren of Leynard, Conn.; and grandniece and grandnephew, Jane and Benjamin Follett.

Memorial services are from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the Strings in the Mountains tent. Services are open to the public.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any of the following organizations: The Children's Hospital Foundation at 1245 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80218; The Colorado SIDS Program at 425 S. Cherry St., Suite 890, Denver, CO 80246; Yampa River Botanic Park at P.O. Box 776269, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477; or Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Fund at P.O. Box 775244, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.


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