John H. Schoenebaum (Jack)
December 16, 1936 ~ June 22, 2017
Jack Schoenebaum, 80, long time resident of Ouray, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2017, at his home. He was born December 16, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Schoenebaum and Helen Werkmeister Schoenebaum. Jack grew up in Norwood, Ohio with his parents and his older brother Richard C. Schoenebaum. He graduated from Norwood High School, later graduating with a degree in accounting from The University of Cincinnati. After graduating, Jack worked for The Kroger Company, at their corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, as the Director of Internal Auditing. He was also a Certified Public Accountant for the states of Ohio and Colorado.
Jack's mother Helen was born outside of Central City, Colorado and Jack grew up loving the mountains of Colorado. In 1978, he and his brother purchased a vacation home in Ouray, where he moved his family permanently in 1981. Jack's love for Ouray led him to build and open a bookstore, The Doublejack Mercantile, and he become very involved in his community. He spent several years on the Ouray City Council, was on the Board of Directors for The Frank Massard Foundation, was a member of The Ouray Elks Lodge B.P.O.E and also owned and operated the Outlaw Mountain Cookout. He was an active and loving member of St. Daniel's Catholic Church in Ouray.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Barbara Schoenebaum Kent (Josh), of Ouray; his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Jill Schoenebaum; his grandchildren, Kyle Schoenebaum (Sophie) of Denver, Colorado, Dylan Sever of Lake Linden, Michigan and Taylor Schoenebaum of Grand Junction, Colorado. He is also survived by his nephew, Karl Schoenebaum, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and nieces Lori Ficco (David) of Ouray, Colorado and Mary Dobson of Lake Havasu, Arizona. He was looking forward to becoming a Great-Grandfather to Kyle and Sophie's baby.
Jack was proceeded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard C. Schoenebaum and his grandson, James Peter Morss.
Jack lived a Good Life. He also had a Good Death, which for him, was surrounded by his loving family, in the community that he loved, laughing in his home in the mountains.
Services will be held at St. Daniel's Catholic Church at a later date.