Chris Schafer Obituary
(Big Spring Herald, Friday, February 1, 1963)
-CHRIS SCHAFER, GLASSCOCK RANCHER, IS HEART VICTIM-
Chris Schafer, 68, stricken by a heart attack while at work on his Glasscock
County ranch, died Thursday afternoon (January 31, 1963) before he could be
brought to a hospital here. Mr. Schafer was one of the bonafied pioneers of this
area, having been born in Glasscock County to early settlers. The funeral has
been set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nalley-Pickle Chapel with the Rev. R. O.
Browder, associate pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church, officiating. Burial
will be in the Garden City Cemetery. Mr. Schafer was working with sheep in the
pasture on the family ranch 13 miles east of Garden City when he suffered the
attack. His son R. C. Schafer, was with him as were other helpers, and Mr.
Schafer was rushed to to Cowper Hospital where he was pronounced dead on
arrival. All his life, except for time out for service in World War I, had been
spent in ranching. He was born Feb. 25, 1894 in Glasscock County to Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Schafer, Sr. After serving overseas in World War I, he returned to Garden
City, and was married to Miss Birdie Pointer on June 14, 1924, in Big Spring. He
was member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Big Spring and attended the
Methodist Church in Garden City. Surviving him are his widow; one son R. C.
Schafer; a daughter, Mrs. Rosie Marie Roberts, Andrews, three grandsons; two
brothers, Bismarck Schafer and Ben Schafer, both of Garden City; a sister Mrs.
Pearl Baker, Big Spring. Pallbearers will be Jerry Curry, Clyde Berry, Ronnell
McDaniel, Curtis Palmer, Henry Hilger, James Teale, Lorin McDowell and Troy
Submitted by Gene
Schafer on June 2, 2002.
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