Elizabeth Schram
Elizabeth Schram

Obituary of Elizabeth Schram

Elizabeth Suzette Schram "Betsy" August 6, 1966 ~ November 9, 2013 Our Betsy ended her earthly journey on November 9, 2013 after a 9 year fiercely fought battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Through it all she was a Brave Warrior. Betsy was born in Boise, Idaho to Joe M. Schram and Joyce E. Snow. She was a beautiful dark haired and dark eyed girl. When Betsy was 1, she moved with her family to La Grande, Oregon and then to Portland, Oregon when she was 4. Betsy attended elementary school in Milwaukie, Oregon until 3rd grade when the family returned to Boise. She continued her schooling at Sacred Heart Catholic School, graduating from Bishop Kelly High School in 1984. Betsy worked several years for Credit Data of Idaho, eventually going to work for her Dad, "Dr. Joe" as an office manager. At this time Bets, was enrolled in and attending night classes at BSU, completing the Para Legal Program and was only 2 credits away from her BS in Business at the time of her passing. Betsy was a free spirit, traveling with her friends and family; spending time in Mexico, Vermont (her favorite state and one day wanted to live) and many trips to the ocean. Betsy had a big heart and her family and friends were very important to her, she was a friend through thick and thin. Her nephews meant the world to her and she enjoyed spending time with them while they were growing up. Betsy loved to camp, fish, whitewater raft, and bowl. She was one of those people who if you got her in water you couldn't get her out. Ever since Betsy was a little girl she had a "Me do it myself" attitude. It didn't matter if it was climbing the fence in the backyard (the one built especially to keep her in) and teaching the neighborhood boys how to climb it or playing with her brother and his friends in the sand box with their Tonka trucks. This attitude long surpassed childhood and followed her into adulthood. Betsy came from a very close nit family; her cousins were a big part of her life. She had an incredible sense of humor, was vivacious, a hard worker and very stubborn, to put it lightly. Betsy will be missed dearly; the emptiness that we will feel without her will forever linger in our hearts. Betsy is survived by her parents, Dr. Joe and Joyce Schram, her brother, Joe (Stacy) Schram; her nephew, Tyler Schram, her significant other Domingo Lopez, Jr.; many aunts, uncles and cousins and her beloved cat, Meow. She was preceded in death by her beloved nephew, Garrett Schram, grandparents, Mace and Marie Schram; Harvey and Gertrude Snow, uncles, Mace, Rudy and Harry Schram and her precious cocker spaniel Mugsy. Donations in her name may be made to The Idaho Humane Society; attention Chris; St. Al's Foundation Cancer Care Foundation: attention Linda Payne Smith; or The Idaho Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Special thanks to Dr. Karl Schulthesis and his staff, Tara Stockwell, the infusion room and the 5th floor oncology staff. Without their help Betsy's journey would not have been so tolerable. Many, many thanks. A viewing will be held at Summers Funeral Home, Ustick Chapel; 3629 E Ustick, Meridian on Friday, November 15th from 4 to 7 p.m. A rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Services will be held at Holy Apostles Catholic Church; (corner of Meridian and Chinden) on Saturday, November 16th at 11:00 a.m.
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