Emma Shock
1925 - 2021
Hood Mortuary - Durango
1261 East Third Avenue
Durango, CO
Emma Shock was born November 28, 1925, in Tiffany, CO to John Carlson & Anna (Liese) Carlson. She entered the gates of heaven on October 18, 2021. In 1946, she married Lawrence Shock and they started farming in Allison. Soon they added three daughters Darlene, Jeannie and Sherry to their family. The marriage lasted 61 years until Lawrence passed in 2007.

She attended schools in Ignacio and graduated from Ignacio High School. Playing basketball and academics kept her busy in high school. After graduation she taught school in the Tiffany area when there was a shortage of teachers, even though she was younger than some of her students. She was a success and found her love of teaching at an early age.

In 1956 Emma was named Homemaker of the year for Southwestern Colorado and was honored in Pueblo. She started at Allison school as the cook and when the school was closed, she transferred to the Ignacio schools. While still working she began taking college courses and in 1977 went full time to Fort Lewis College, where she graduated with a teaching degree and began teaching in the Ignacio schools. Upon retiring from teaching she tutored for the Southern Ute Tribe and was on the board for SUCAP. She made many friends among her fellow teachers and she always held her students in a special place.

Emma was a member of the National Grange for over 70 years. She added 4-H to her involvement becoming a local leader, a member of the state leaders group, fair superintendent and traveled to many national meetings. She enjoyed almost 70 years of 4-H involvement. She chaperoned many 4-H trips throughout the United States where she met many leaders whom she held as friends throughout her life. Emma was very involved in the church activities, and was always willing to give her time to others that needed help. She was always a friend that wanted to be there for others in need or to celebrate their wins. You could find Granny at ball games, concerts, plays and activities with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence. Surviving is her brother, John Carlson, her children: Darlene (Steve) Wylie, Jeannie (Del) Benson, and Sherry (Dick) Schutz. Grandchildren: Rhonda (Tony) Beam, Justin (Angela) Wylie, Scott (Zenda) Wylie, Travis (Kristen) Benson, Shelby (Dane) Stratton, Jason (Megan) Schutz, Craig (Casey) Schutz, and Casey (Bree) Schutz plus 16 great grandchildren.

She loved life and was always ready to visit neighbors, lend an ear or bake a meal. She will be missed by all of us.

A service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Allison Community Presbyterian Church. The service will be live streamed at www.hoodmortuary.com. Burial to follow at the Allison/Tiffany Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Allison Community Presbyterian Church, the Florida Presbyterian Church and the Spring Creek Hall.
Published by The Durango Herald on Oct. 21, 2021.
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What a remarkable lady. So very sorry for her loss. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with her amazing family,
Jenell Walck
October 27, 2021
We in the Teacher Education Department of Fort Lewis College are very saddened to hear of Mrs. Emma Shock's passing. Mrs. Shock was for over 20 years a benefactress, sponsor and supporter of our program, working with a small committee of retired educators from Ignacio to award our students the local DKG Chapter Scholarship. She collaborated personally with us, reading applications carefully, journeying to campus to interview candidates, and making the sometimes very difficult decision to award a single student support. These awardees were either from Ignacio or planned to teach in Ignacio schools. Mrs. Shock herself, with other committee members, put this funding together. We in the Scholarship Committee always looked forward to Mrs. Shock's yearly visit; her presence in our hallway was a sign of academic spring, her generosity more than a magnanimous gesture. Her stewardship represented much hope, support, guidance and empathy for young teachers.
William Camp
October 26, 2021
What a great lady. It was a pleasure to be Emma's friend. Sending HUGS to your family. With love, Marie
Marie Horn
October 25, 2021
I am one of Emma's neighbors, I didn't know her that well but she was always very sweet and I really enjoyed seeing her out and about, she just seemed like such a great lady- enjoyed reading her story.
October 25, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Your Mother and my (Leta Mitchell) Sauer were good friends. I will always remember going to your house when I was young for them to visit. My prayers are with you.
Sandra (Sauer) McCord
October 24, 2021
Don't think of your mom as gone away her journey has just begun,life holds so many facets this earth only one. think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.
ronnie and ellen baker
October 23, 2021
Sherry, Darlene and Jeannie, we are saddened to read of your Mother's passing. Our family thought so much of your parents and you girls. The friendship between the families was a blessing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are Fidel and Helen's daughters. God be with all of you. Olivia Lucero and Ruth Lucero Y
Olivia Lucero
October 23, 2021
Sherry, Darlene and Jeannie, we were saddened to read of your Mother's leaving. Our family thought highly of your Mom and Dad. Their friendship was a blessing to our family. You a
Olivia Lucero
October 23, 2021
I was so sorry to learn the passing of your mom. I am so glad Louella and I were able to stop and have a short visit a while back. Emma always sent me a great letter to catch up on everyone. My Prayers are sent to you and your families. Love ya Carol
carol Irene Soderquist
October 22, 2021
Our Board of Directors and staff at Southern Colorado Community Action Agency send our condolences to the family of Ms. Emma Shock. Those of us who knew Emma for many years, have had to pleasure in working with Ms. Emma. She was a part of the SUCAP/SoCoCAA family for many years and was a huge part of our Board of Directors. Ms. Emma was missed everyday since she resigned from the board and we will continuously miss her dearly. Rest in paradise Ms. Emma.
Southern Colorado Community Action Agency, Inc.
October 22, 2021
Condolences to the family , unfortunaly we cannot join the services due to travel restriction bud we hope to see you all soon.
Joanne Etta Lobbes
October 22, 2021
Her life was a blessing for all who knew her. She was a very special part of my life.
Carole Morain
October 22, 2021
I remember Emma for having helped to lead the way for hiring a horticulture extension agent 30 years ago, saying it was time to build the next generation of farmers. Her warmth and vision never failed.
Neil Bourjaily
October 22, 2021
Prayers and sincere sympathy to all the family. Mrs. Shock was a wonderful, kind, loving and caring lady and will surely be missed by all. RIP Mrs. Shock!
Sheryl (Smith) Wyatt
October 22, 2021
This was one sweet, kind and amazing lady. She will be greatly missed.
Stephanie and Gary Hubbs
October 21, 2021
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