Mary Jo Schilling-Poma


Mary Jo Schilling-Poma, In Loving Memory, Aug. 29, 1939 — April 22.
Mary Jo was much loved as a wife, daughter, sister aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Lou Poma; her daughter and best friend, Carrie Trumble; son Curt Schilling and family; daughter Allison Schilling and family; son Matt Poma; daughters Layne Poma and Tory Poma-Hoefar; granddaughter Meredith Trumble-Currier; sister Betty Anne Boeglin; three great-grandchildren: the light of her life — Elizabeth Currier; Victoria Currier Sean Gallegos; and Brannock Hoefar; ex-son-in-law Marshall Currier; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed immeasurably.
Mary Jo was a wonderful housewife and mother during her military life. Moving every three years during military life so many friends were sought that later in life, communications were still there.
Mary Jo and her late husband, Cliff Schilling, retired from the military in Phoenix Ariz. Mary Jo began her working career at Lucky Inc. for many years. They began traveling and discovered the beauty of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and began plans of relocating in 1987. Six months into the relocation, her husband, Cliff Schilling, of 33 years passed away in January 1988. Mary Jo felt safe, secure and content with Pagosa Springs and continued her life here. She started working with Fairfield Pagosa as a manager for food and beverage when she met Lou Poma in the fall of 1989. She and Lou joined in a business venture with Poma’s Pit Stop and Western Auto. After 30 years together, she leaves behind her wonderful legacy and many friendships. Legacy she was and always will be in our hearts.
Mary Jo was preceded in death by her late husband, Clifford Schilling, sister Sara Barron and brother-in-law Jerry Barron.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Mary Jo on Saturday, May 11, at 4 p.m. at Restoration Fellowship, 264 Village Drive, Pagosa Springs.