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Posted on March 20, 2018 by admin
Kim Merrival Schoof 1959-2018
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  Memorial Service  
  The memorial service will be held on April 28th at 11am at Grace Community Chapel in Auburn at 1320 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002.
  To My Family & Friends  
  As you know, I have experienced many miracles over the course of my 14 year battle with cancer. God has extended my lifespan long past the 2-year prognosis I was originally given. With these extra years I was able to enjoy precious time with family and friends, attend family reunions, travel, and do so much more. At this point, my body is no longer my own and my suffering is intolerable. I’ve chosen to be removed off life support tomorrow, Sunday evening March 11. I know I will finally get the joy of running into the arms of Jesus free from this weak, diseased body. I love you all so much and I hope you will not be sad, but instead I hope you will rejoice with me as I enter my eternal home. I love all of you and I will see you  
  Kimberly Merrival Schoof 1959-2018  
    Kim Merrival Schoof passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 11, 2018 after a 14-year battle with throat cancer.   Born in Salt Lake City on October 15, 1959, Kim grew up loving the majestic mountains and beauty of Utah where many of her family and friends still reside.   During her teenage years she moved with her mother to Seattle where she lived a happy, fulfilling life as a wife, mother, and co-owner of advertising/media companies along with her husband John Schoof.   Nearly 14 years ago, Kim (a non-smoker) was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and was given a two year prognosis from the doctors. After extensive research, Kim decided not to do traditional radiation and chemotherapy, but instead sought out alternative, holistic cancer treatments, even traveling alongside her devoted husband John to non-traditional Cancer clinics in Mexico. Over the years, Kim experienced many long term remissions and healings with her disease.   With an unrelenting optimism and a powerful faith in God, Kim fought tirelessly to overcome the disease until the final days of her life. In the end, her suffering became intolerable and she decided to be removed off life support and fly into the arms of Jesus. She transitioned into heaven at The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, where a dedicated team of doctors and nurses provided first rate medical care compassion to the very end.   Kim attended Tabernacle Fellowship in WA and truly lived a Christ-like example in the way she treated everyone with love and acceptance. She had a caring, compassionate nature and loved praying for others, especially those afflicted or struggling. She always inspired her many doctors and nurses with her amazing will to live, loving disposition, and beautiful countenance.   Kim is survived by her husband of 24 years, John Schoof, her two beloved sons Shaun Svenson and Timothy Svenson, mother Alena Halverson, father Heber Williams, stepmother Cori Williams, Sister Katrina Williams Katsarelis (Matt), niece Amy, nephew Ty, and many beloved cousins who she grew up with in Utah.   Kim’s birth father was Peter “Peachie” Merrival of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota, who also died of throat cancer. Kim was always very proud of her Sioux heritage and spoke lovingly of her ancestors and family members in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.┬áThe memorial service will be held on April 28th at 11am at Grace Community Chapel in Auburn at 1320 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002.   Instead of flowers, it would honor Kim’s memory if you would find someone who is in pain or has cancer, hold their hands, and and pray wth them.  
  Memorial Service  
The memorial service will be held on April 28th at 11am at Grace Community Chapel in Auburn at 1320 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002.

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