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Portia Schrenk

Mar. 22, 1950 - Jan. 7, 2023

Date of Service: Jan. 17, 2023

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DECLO – Portia Schrenk, a 72-year-old resident of Declo, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, from complications from pneumonia.

She was born March 22, 1950, in Burley, Idaho, the only daughter of Cleo Cook and Olga Parish Critchfield. She has two younger brothers, Kim (Marla) Critchfield of Twin Falls, and Casey (Patty) Critchfield of Rupert. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Logan, Utah. They moved back to Burley in 1959, and she graduated from Burley High School in 1968. She later graduated from LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On Nov. 7, 1970, she married Allen K Schrenk. They are the parents of four children, Amy (Guy) Durfee, Jared (Rebecca) Schrenk, Marc Schrenk, and Bret (Dani) Schrenk.

Portia stayed at home to raise her family and later in life went to work. She worked in the scale house weighing beets during harvest for several years, as well as for J R Simplot Company. She worked for First Security Bank and when they became Wells Fargo Bank, she retired from banking to spend more time with her grandkids. She drove school bus in Declo and worked for the Country Store until she was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. Mom was the strongest, bravest person that we had the opportunity to be loved by. She fought so hard for 6 1/2 years, rarely complaining during the most difficult times.

She loved all of her grandkids; Jezzura, Dakota, Brooklyn, Karli, William, Lizzy and Jordyn and attended as many of their activities as she could. She was their biggest cheerleader.

Her other love was quilting. She attended numerous quilting retreats with her friends and made so many new ones along the way. She has touched the lives of both family and friends with her beautiful quilts.

She is survived by her husband, four children, seven grandchildren, two brothers, and many great friends that she held so dear as they have been such great support for her through her battle with cancer.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Declo Stake Center, located at 213 W. Main St., in Declo. Burial will follow at Grand View Cemetery in Elba.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, preceding the funeral, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/AB6Igqekudk.

Condolences for Portia Schrenk

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From Neil Harper:
Portia happy smile and positive outlook will be missed. She had the ability to cheer others with her open conversation. May the Lord’s spirit comfort you during this time of grief.
From The Penner Family :
Love you, Portia. We’re thankful for the memories we have with you. Thank you for your legacy. Our condolences and prayers are with all of the family.
From Joyce Parish :
We will miss your smile and strength you blessed our family with. May your family have continued comfort and piece from all the memories you made.
From Jolene Miller:
I appreciated this wonderful lady at the bank! She made me smile, always had a good word even when I was ornery! She was one of a kind. The very best person to work with. I always felt like her friend when we met. Memories are treasures! God bless your family.
From Kirk and Sherry Adams Southern:
Sorrow for your loss, know that you have been blessed to have the wonderful wife, mother & grandmother that you had. Sending thoughts of comfort to you all.
From Deborah Aguilar Witt and family:
Our prayers and thoughts are with her family. I knew Portia driving bus and through Keshia and Jezzura playing basketball. She will be greatly missed
From Gary & Susy Harper:
We really enjoyed working with her at the bank, she was always so friendly and kind. What a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother you have. Bless you all in her passing and may you feel peace and hope for the future.
From Susi McCall:
Such deep sympathy for Kay and your whole family. Portia and I became fast friends clear back in junior high when she came back to Burley. We enjoyed each other's company all these years! We would feel like we had never left each other when we met, even though it had been awhile. I will miss your smile and my prayers for peace for all of your family will continue!
From Elana Brasure:
This saddens me to hear of Portias passing. Sending my prayers to the family. Rest in Eternal Paradise
From Jim and Teresa Corr:
Amy so sorry for the loss of your mom!
From Neil Harper:
Portia happy smile and positive outlook will be missed. She had the ability to cheer others with her open conversation. May the Lord’s spirit comfort you during this time of grief.
From Michelle Critchfield:
One of the kindest humans I know and definitely one of my favs! You will be missed sassy lady
From Michelle Critchfield:
One of the kindest humans I know and definitely one of my favs! You will be missed sassy lady
From Kay Krieger Rehn:
Prayers to your family at this difficult time.
From Mark and Verla Darrington:
We are so sorry to learn of Portia’s passing. She fought hard and bravely to overcome her cancer. I will miss her sweet smile and playful nature as we visited. She will be missed. Praying for all her family.
From Lin Parish:
Portia was very accepting of me when I Joined the family 20 years ago. I enjoyed visiting with her and sharing margaritas together. When we Get back to Idaho we will celebrate her life! Love you and will miss you.
From Gay Dawn and Lonnie Downs:
We are saddened to hear about Portia’s passing. We have known her and her family for many years. In fact, my mother, Loleta, and Portia’s mom were childhood friends in Elba. We always enjoyed visits whenever our paths crossed with Portia and Kay. Life is hard at times and Portia was a true warrior in her battle with cancer. We will keep all of her family in our prayers. May you feel the Lord’s comfort and blessings in the difficult times ahead.
From Lynn Osterhout :
So sorry for your loss Kay! I got to know Portia at the country store. She was always so kind and friendly to me, I enjoyed our visits. Our family's prayers are with you and your family. God bless!
From Carol Cooper:
So sorry for your loss. Coop and I are sending To you and your whole family
From Hank and Melanie Clark:
Portia was always so kind and friendly. Our sincere condolences to all your family during this difficult time. Hang tight to the all of the memories created together. We hope your family finds peace and comfort in the coming days.
From Jolene:
My condolences to Portia’s family. She became my friend just a few years ago, yet I felt from the start she was one of my BEST friends. So much talent, so much tenacity, so much love to give. Her passing has left a hole in my heart. I will treasure the good times we shared with Sharon and Pat. Fly with the angels my friend…until we meet again.
From Pat:
My heart is broken, you have been a rock, a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, a teacher, a Buddy, who do I call on now I will miss our times together. Rest In Peace my friend, you deserve to be at rest at last.
From Mary Jo Gibson :
Sorry for your loss Kay.
Its hard to lose your spouse.
Be strong for your kids.
Be Blessed.
From Dwight & Ana Hollinger:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Portia's family.
From Stacy Turner:
I am so sad to hear about the passing A Portia. I have so many great memories of her and her amazing family. Some prayers are with you all. May her memories bring you all peace and comfort through this difficult time. Love you my friend!
From Jayna Wells:
So very to hear of Portia’s passing. She was a great friend and lady!
From Melanie Irigoyen:
My dear friend you fought so long and so hard. The memories will hold us until we meet again. Kay, Amy, Jarod, Marc and Bret know how much she loved you all.
From Tabatha Stone-Cole:
This breaks my heart to hear this news. Portia is such an awesome person. Rest well sweet daughter of God.
Prayers of love and comfort for all the family. I know she will be greatly missed
From Sharon Hatch:
I will miss you everyday my sweet friend. I am so thankful for the good time and the memories you have left me with. When I pick up my phone to call or text you, just give me a nudge and remind me you are always with me now and you know what I'm thinking. You are one of the strongest people I've ever known and I'll always look up to you for that.
To you kids, your mom loved you with all her heart and was so proud of the adults you have become.
Sending prayers of comfort and piece.
From Pat & Shana Cahoon :
We love you Portia. We will miss you but our memories of you will last forever.
From David and Helen Kowitz:
Sincere condolences to all the family. Portia was such a great example of strength and positive attitude for all she had been through. Cherish all the good times and the memories will help in the years ahead.. She loved her family and friends. We feel very blessed for all the fun times we had together . Rest In Peace and know you will be missed so much.

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