Ben Schafer Obituary
BEN SCHAFER (Big Spring Herald December 14, 1979)
Ben Schafer, 82, died at 5 a.m. today in a local hospital following a short
illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel,
with the Rev. Herbert McPherson, Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will
be in the Garden City Cemetery. Mr. Schafer was born April 14, 1897, in
Glasscock County. He married Maud Katherine Carter October 9, 1924 in Big Lake.
She preceded him in death May 30, 1969. He was born and raised in Glasscock
County. His parents moved to this area in 1887. He was a rancher and was the
last of the Christ Schafer family, which included four sons and a daughter. He
was a veteran of WW I, having served in the Army. Survivors include a daughter,
Mrs. J. C. (Doralee) Newell, Garden City: two sons, Leonard Schafer, Sand
Springs, and Charlie Schafer, Winnie, Texas; 11 grandchildren and five
Submitted by Gene
Schafer on June 2, 2002.
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