Genevieve Louise Carter Schafer Obituary
(from the Big Spring Herald)
Genevieve Louise Carter Schafer, 90, Big Spring, died Wednesday, May 16,1990, in
a local hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Nalley- Pickle & Welch Rosewood
Chapel, with Rev. Flynn Long, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
officiating, and assisted by Dr. Gage Lloyd, a retired Presbyterian minister.
Burial will be in the Garden City Cemetery under the direction of Nalley-Pickle
& Welch Funeral Home.
She was born December 8, 1899, to pioneer ranchers J. G. and Lillian Carter. Her
parents sold their cattle and leased the ranch in 1915, to move to Big Spring
where their children could attend a higher level school. She graduated from Big
Spring High School, then attended normal school at Canyon to qualify as a school
teacher. She taught school at Buena Vista before pursuing her lifelong love of
art at Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas and the Chicago Art Institute. She
returned to Glasscock County where she married Bismarck Schafer on November 15,
1930. Many of Mrs. Schaferís paintings depict scenes from the sheep and cattle
ranch they owned and operated northeast of Garden City. After her husbandís
death, February 7, 1968, she moved to Big Spring. She was a member of Las
Artista, Delta Phi Delta, and the Texas Fine Arts Association. She was a life
long member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sons: Gene Schafer, Grand Junction, Colorado and Marck
Schafer, Garden City; two daughters: Mrs W. G. (Joyce) Fuller and Mrs. Ray
(Susan) Walker, both of Big Spring, one brother, Temp Carter, Glasscock County;
ten grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death
by her parents, three sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Walker, Brant Schafer, Gene R. Schafer, Todd Schafer,
Bill Fuller, Jr., William Gressett and Robert Bambic.
Submitted by Gene
Schafer on May 19, 2002.
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