We children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Alice had the privilege and bittersweet joy of time and sharing with Alice in the days before her passing into the loving arms of Jesus, into that joy everlasting in the very presence of the Lord (Psalm 16:11).
Our Mom, always our anchor and our safe harbor, was born to Martha Sprecher and Fredrick Brecht on Sept. 3, 1927, on the original Brecht homestead near Hebron, North Dakota. She and our Dad, Harley Schreck, raised and loved us four children: Priscilla (Larry) Cunningham, Harley (Janice) Schreck, Steffanie (Tim) Hall, and Randy Schreck. Some years after Dad passed, Mom married Eddie Travis, who loved her wholly and tenderly and with whom she traveled the world. Adventures included cruises—one through the Panama Canal, busing through China and Nepal, train travel in Mexico, and driving their trusty motor home to all points of the compass in the United States and often enjoying many campgrounds.
She truly and deeply loved her family and, as her body became more frail, her prayers and petitions on behalf of all her loved ones became stronger. Often she read through Psalm 71 and lived in 'hope continually' that each one 'will be there' some glad day.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son Randy; her two amazing husbands; her parents; siblings Roy, Bernice, and Robert; and her treasured first-born great-grandson Daniel. Living to honor her memory are her children and spouses, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and sister-in-law Gwen Brecht.
Though we have had precious years to ask Mom those questions that start 'Mom, who was it that…?.' or 'Do you remember….?', we all realize that in the days and months ahead, those questions will come and then we will know they will have to wait 'Until then…' But we also realize that, in the fullness of time, those questions won’t matter anymore, because the Lord will have completed that which concerns us (Psalm 138:8).
To all who love our Mom, may you realize that If Mom is with the Lord (and she is), and the Lord is with us, then PRAISE GOD she cannot be very far away.
A service honoring our Mom will be at First Alliance Church (19th Street West and Central) on Sept. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow.