Remembering Carmen Scherubel; Services To Be Held September 19, 2020
On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Carmen L. Scherubel, a long time Tri-Community resident and friend to many, passed away at the age of 63 in her home in Pinon Hills, California.
Carmen was born on April 2, 1957, in the Los Angeles area. She grew up in Westminister, California attending Blessed Sacrament School, 17th Street School (Elementary), Warner Intermediate (Middle School), and graduated from Westminister High School in 1974 and studied Pre-Med at Golden West College and Seismology at CSU San Bernardino. When Carmen was 18 she bought her first house and moved to Newport Beach. She soon decided she didn’t like the fog, low clouds, and traffic and moved further inland. She married Terry Valentine (deceased) in 1975. Carmen moved to Phelan in 1987. From 1997 to 2014 Carmen worked as a real estate agent at J. Tidwell & Associates. She also worked as a real estate agent at Carolyn McNamara Real Estate, Sandy Young Real Estate, Shear Realty, and most recently Velez & Smith Group-Keller Williams.
“Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire? – Dale Carnegie,” was one of Carmen’s favorite quotes. She said of herself, “I’m a pretty down-to-earth person, one of the rare low-maintenance women with wash and wear, one-tone hair (I’ve never colored it!) and a very a simple wardrobe. I have a good sense of humor (would be lost without it). I like to help in my community, I love my career in Real Estate and I am studying Reiki and Homeopathic Medicine alongside that. Every day is a day for growth, change, love, and abundance. I embrace that.”
The lives of anyone who met Carmen were immediately better off than before. Carmen loved the community she lived and worked in and the community loved her. Carmen was always there to support her friends, of which she had many. Carmen loved animals especially cats. Her cats were like family to her. Carmen could always be seen at community events most times as a volunteer rather than an observer. She was involved with both the Phelan and Pinon Hills Chambers of Commerce and most recently the Honorary Mayor of Phelan in 2018. She was a staple at the annual Phelan Phamily Phun Days Parade as a judge. She would look forward to being able to have the best seat in the house as she watched all of the parade entries pass by, always having trouble deciding which she liked because she liked them all. She was also involved with organizing the annual Angel Tree gift give-away for many years, helping to ensure every child in the community received something for Christmas. This was who she was, always giving more of herself than she expected from others. Her friends knew her as a loving, caring, and always optimistic person who had an infectious smile and above all loved to laugh. She was one of those people that was “just always there,” someone you could count on. Carmen, by her example, has shown the many people whom she has touched in her lifetime, how to be a good person; how to be kind, and loving to those in your life. Her memory will live on in the many contributions she has left to the community she called home. Carmen will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at her church, the Foursquare Church-Fountain of Living Waters, via Zoom meeting on September 19, 2020, at 1:00 pm. All are invited to “attend” by following this link: Remembering Carmen Scherubel