Arlene Mae Schory
October 14, 1933 - April 21, 2019
Arlene Mae Schory, formerly of Boulder, Colorado, and recently of Aurora, Colorado, passed away peacefully at The Denver Hospice following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her three children: Michael (Cindy) Kalicki of Temecula, California; Steven (Lindsey) Kalicki of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Shauna Kalicki of Aurora, Colorado; stepsons Michael (Paige) Schory, Kurt (Carol) Schory, Owen (Wendy) Schory, and Perry (Rhoda) Schory; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and her sisters Beverly Bruce and Clarice (Bud) Weiss, both of Grand Junction, Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Schory, and infant son Michael James Kalicki.
Arlene was born in Negaunee, Michigan, and moved to Boulder in 1949 at age 16. She met her first husband, Jim Kalicki, when he played football at the University of Colorado and she was in her senior year at Boulder High School. She and Jim raised their young family in Boulder, where they enjoyed winter sports and hosting frequent gatherings for family and friends.
She later married Bob Schory and worked with him in their Boulder-Longmont business, Sport Chalet, for many years. After semi-retirement, she worked at Colorado Fasteners-Metric in Longmont until she and Bob fully retired to the "RV" life, traveling to Chewelah, Washington, and the Chicago area. Arlene made several trips in recent years to her son's home at Punta Bufeo in Baja California, Mexico, where she loved to walk the beach, sit in the sun, and absorb the peacefulness of the waves, the blue sky, and the nighttime stars.
Always an excellent home chef, one of the great joys in Arlene's life was cooking and preparing gourmet recipes to share with business clients, family and friends. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed reading several books simultaneously about varied subjects such as food, politics, religion, history, science, and people.
Toward the end of her life, Arlene lived with her daughter Shauna and enjoyed many hours of relaxing conversation, fine wines, and the company of good friends. In conversation, her first concerns were always regarding her loved ones rather than herself.
Private cremation has been held. No formal memorial service is planned.