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Christine Louise Schaecher

March 25, 1963 September 23, 2016
Christine Louise Schaecher
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Christine Louise (Lauber) Schaecher, 53, of Centennial, Clorado, passed away on September 23, 2016 at Littleton Hospital in Littleton, Colorado. After a nearly four year battle with cancer, Christine Schaecher's incredibly courageous fight came to an end.

Christine is survived by her husband, Larry Schaecher; children, Nicholas and Annika Schaecher; brother, Eric Lauber; and aunt, Elisabeth (Haga) Mercer.

Christine was preceded in death by her mother Louise (Haga) Lauber, her father James Lauber, and aunt Cornelia 'Mimi' Lauber.

Christine was born March 25, 1963 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey to Louise (Haga) Lauber and James Lauber. She was 6 years old when her family moved to Littleton, Colorado where she quickly made many life-long friends in her neighborhood. It is here where Christine started her entrepreneurial spirit by going door to door, selling her various creations like colorings and bottle gardens throughout the neighborhood with her friends. She enjoyed the many days playing along and in the Highland Canal and sledding the street near her house. Christine attended Runyon Elementary, Euclid Middle School, and Heritage High School where she was a Liberty Bell cheer leader, ran cross country, played tennis, and continued to make even more life-long friends. However, her favorite and most memorable times were spent with her crazy Littleton United Methodist Church Christian youth group.

After graduating from Heritage in 1981, Christine attended Skidmore College in New York for one year before transferring to the University of Colorado in Boulder where she earned her BS in Production/Operations Management in May 1986. After graduating college, Christine began her successful career by moving to California and working for Shielding Systems Corp as a Project and Material Coordinator and then Helene Curtis as a Production Supervisor until 1990. In 1990, she moved back to Colorado where she lived in Vail for 6 months, worked 3 jobs, and skied as much as possible. In 1991, she left Vail and resumed her career at Wastren, Inc as a computer analyst and then in 1992 at Alcoa Packaging Machinery, Inc. In 1993, Christine bought a little bungalow house and adopted her sweet golden "Lover Lab" named Zoe.

In 1995, Christine met Larry Schaecher at a party held by very good mutual friends. Each left the party thinking about each other, however, Christine was 4 years older than Larry. Larry was thinking "What a great gal, too bad she's not a bit younger." Christine was thinking "What a great guy, too bad he's not a bit older." Fortunately, the friends saw that Christine and Larry connected and arranged another date. In August 1996, Larry asked Christine to marry him on the summit of Torreys Peak and "She said Yes". Larry and Christine were married on June 21, 1997. Christine worked for another year after the marriage doing consulting work for Sony and Oracle until 1998 when she decided to sacrifice her career to begin a family and help with the care of her mother Louise who had been diagnosed with lung cancer. On December 2, 1998, Christine and Larry welcomed their beautiful son Nicholas. Two and a half years later, they welcomed their beautiful daughter Annika on May 10, 2001.

As a family, we continued to share our love of the outdoors like skiing, hiking, camping, biking and much more. We shared the love of experiencing new adventures in many different places like Norway, Minnesota, California, Florida and many more. We shared our love for our various dogs and other random pets. Some of our favorite times were spent as a family and with our friends at our little vacation house in Oak Creek, Colorado.

Christine loved the Colorado outdoors. She was a skilled downhill skier and taught both Nicholas and Annika how to ski. She loved to bike and rode bike tours such as the MS150 and Ride the Rockies. Christine continued her entrepreneurial spirit by starting an embroidery business, then a catering business, and finally a soup making business where she was known as the "Soup Lady". One of her favorite adventures was catering Ride the Rockies. Christine always thought about and cared for others; always there with a meal or a jar of soup when needed. Christine was a co-leader of Annika's Girl Scout troop and lead Annika with many of her friends to a Horsemanship Bible Camp in the mountains every summer. Christine was always Nicholas’s and Annika's strongest advocate.
In January 2013, the family's life changed when Christine was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Christine fought the cancer bravely, enduring various drugs and countless treatments for nearly 4 years. She never gave up hope and immersed herself in exploring alternatives to the conventional treatments.

Christine will always be remembered for her crazy sense of humor, her funny stories, her pride of her Norweigian heritage, her wisdom, generosity, sincerity, and her love of family and friends. Most of all, Christine will be remembered for her enduring love for Jesus Christ. She loved reading the Bible and attending her Bible study group. She led her children to Christ and strengthened her husbands' and many others belief in Christ. She exhibited the nature of a true Christian to all.

Thank you all so much for the love and support you've provided in the past and during this very hard time. Christine is in heaven and at peace in the Lord's arms. We are missing her very much.

The Memorial Service for Christine is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Boulevard, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. Most funds will be used for the future needs of Nicholas and Annika. Some funds may also be used to help pay for Christine's memorial and for any residual medical bills. A fundraising site has been set up on YouCaring at https://www.youcaring.com/, type Schaecher in "Search for a Fundraiser" box in the web page. Personal checks can also be written directly to Larry Schaecher.

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