Jeanne T. Schaffer

jeanne schaffer

Jeanne Tiahrt Schaffer Born: November 9, 1925 Died: April 24, 2012 Jeanne was born to the late Leon and Josephine Tiahrt, along with sisters Oneita and Nancy, in the town of Newton, KA. She graduated from Central High School in 1943. Jeanne enrolled at Kansas City Jr. College for one year, and spent two years at the University of Missouri. She was then accepted at Cranbrook Art Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While at Cranbrook, Jeanne met John P. Schaffer and the two were married on July 30, 1946. Following their honeymoon, Jeanne and John moved to Denver, CO and resided there for the entirety of their marriage. The couple adopted four children. After graduating from Cranbrook, Jeanne spent many years raising her children before become a salesperson at Wonder Fabrics. Later in her life, Jeanne started her own word processing company, "Hi Country Word Processing," and ran it from 1976 - 1990. Jeanne was very active in her community and helped start the Jefferson Unitarian Church with her husband John, and also spent many years as an election judge and as a member of the League of Women Voters. An avid music and art lover, Jeanne was a longtime member of both Denver Friends of Folk Music and Shape Notes Singers. She was an excellent jewelry maker and talented seamstress, and she designed many of her own clothes as well as her children's. Jeanne and John both loved the Rocky Mountains and owned a condo in Frisco, CO for 20 years. Jeanne was a tough and courageous woman who persevered through many ailments during her later years, and was considered to be very kind and gracious by all who knew her. She is loved very much by her family and will be dearly missed as the matriarch the family revolved around. Jeanne is survived by her husband John, her three living children and their spouses, Penelope Evans, (Mike), Paul Schaffer, (Janette) and Jeanette Schaffer, her seven grandchildren Ben, (Lauren), Lindsey, Dylan, Brianne, Jesse, Kelsey and Keenan, and her single great-grandchild, Tristen. She was preceded in death by her son, Lee, in 2000. Memorial service will be held at Jefferson Unitarian Church, on Saturday May 12th at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Amnesty International at, National Jewish Hospital, or the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee,

Saturday, May 12, 2012
3:30 PM 5/12/2012 3:30:00 PM
Jefferson Unitarian Church

14350 West 32nd Avenue
Golden, CO 80401

Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Avenue Golden 80401 CO
United States

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