Lucille M. Shaffer
November 10, 1923 – November 19, 2019
Lucille M. Shaffer was born on November 10, 1923 and passed away on November 19, 2019.
- Private Family Gathering Monday, November 25, 2019
Lucille M. Shaffer
November 27, 2019
Every year at Thanksgiving dinner after saying grace, my family shared what we were thankful for. This year, I am profoundly grateful for the 70 years I had with my mother. She was the person who influenced me the most growing up. She nurtured and cared for me, loved me unfailingly, encouraged me, and shared in all of my joys and sorrows. There is nothing more special than the bond between mother and daughter. I will miss her but that bond now lives on in the one I have with my daughter.
November 26, 2019
Lucille Madelyn Shaffer passed away on November 19th, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born on November 10th, 1923 in Hornick, Iowa to Walter and Cecil Steele, and stayed there until she married Robert Shaffer in 1942. They shared 68 beautiful years of marriage before Robert’s passing in 2010.
They moved many times and got to experience different areas of the country because of Robert’s job, and witnessed incredible changes in the world during her lifetime. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was very involved in charitable organizations, including PEO, Assistance League, and the Hospital Auxillary. She and Robert loved to travel, play golf, and play bridge. She will be remembered for her kindness and strength of faith by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her brother Clifford Steele, daughter Diane Shaffer, sister Gloria Steinhoff, and beloved husband Robert Shaffer.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Stodder (Geoff), granddaughter Ashley Robinson (Mark), and great-granddaughter Olivia Robinson. She is also survived by her sisters Jeanie Dunbar (Daryl) and Mary Smith.
A private family memorial service will be held at Pacific View Cemetery in Corona Del Mar, California.
November 22, 2019
I feel so incredibly lucky to have had such a wonderful Grandma. She was kind, warm, and loving throughout her life. She only had three years with her great-granddaughter, and even though I wish that they had gotten more time together, I am so grateful they had the time that they did. I have so many beautiful memories of my Grandma and Grandpa that I can't even begin to share them all. Some of my favorites include just sitting at their table in the morning eating Raisin Bran, how proud they both were of me when I read them a book for the first time, our trip to the Grand Canyon, and so many holidays, birthdays, and family celebrations. I will never stop being grateful for their presence in my life. I miss both of them so much, but take comfort in the knowledge that they are together now, happy and free from pain.