OBITUARY

Grace Anne Schaefer

March 14, 1946February 23, 2018
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Grace Anne Maroneey Schaefer entered eternal rest on February 23, 2018, shortly before her 72nd birthday. Grace Anne was born to Frances Maroneey and the late Cyrus Francis Maroneey on March 14, 1946, in Austin, Texas. She lived her entire life in Leander, Texas, where she was well-known and well-loved. Other than a short time during her college years when she went by Anne, she always insisted on being called Grace Anne—never just Grace. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Leander. She graduated from Southwestern University with a BS degree in 1968 and from Southwest Texas State with an MS degree in 1984. After 3 1/2 years with DPS, Grace Anne spent 32 years as a school teacher, most of her career in Leander. She married Kenneth Schaefer in February 1969, and they have one daughter, Anja. After retirement, Grace Anne became a writer and authored The New Day Dawns and As Shadows Fall. She and Kenn started a publishing company, GASLight Publishing, that published her books along with the works of other authors.

Grace Anne was vivacious and friendly, introducing herself and making friends in expected places, such as freshmen orientation at college, and in unexpected places, such as in a women’s clothing store. More than 100 of those friends came out to celebrate her 70th birthday two years ago. Grace Anne had a decided opinion on everything and everyone, and she was always eager to share those opinions.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Schaefer; her daughter, Anja Schaefer of Bowie, Texas; her mother, Frances Maroneey of Leander, Texas; as well as countless friends and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 4:00- 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander, Texas.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 26, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Shirley Royster

March 6, 2018

Anne was a good friend of my oldest sister, Vivian. When I had my wisdom teeth removed Anne was there offering comfort. I'll never forget her joy. She was truly a wonderful person. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Melanie Corbell

February 28, 2018

You will be truly missed and I will never forget you!! You had the biggest heart and touched so many people . McKayla and Caleb will remember you always and miss you ! Many blessings and love to Ken , Anja and Francis

Patrick Wear

February 26, 2018

Mrs Schaefer was such a unique lady.It was a pleasure to have been one of her students at Florence High school years ago.She gave me much encouragement in my writing assignments. Thank you Mrs.Schaefer.

a pleasure to have been one of her students at Florence High School many years ago.

Pamela Bammel

February 26, 2018

Grace Ann was a frequent shopper at Catherines, which a managed. She was a delight and loved to help others put together the perfect outfit! She was a very special lady.

Sarah Tschoepe Mihelich

February 26, 2018

I had the privilege of being one of Mrs. Schaefer's students many years ago.
She mad a big impression on me as a kid and I still use some of her sayings to this day. Some of them are doozies!

I'm so thankful to have had her as a teacher. What a special lady.

Amelia Young

February 26, 2018

You were such a Great Lady. There are so many students who thought the world of you

Christy Evers

February 26, 2018

Mrs.Schaefer you will be greatly missed. You were an amazing woman and a lovely friend. I really enjoyed having you as my English teacher all those years ago. I always remembered you rubbing your nails done my back as u passed by in the classroom. You were always a blast to be around in the classroom and outside in the halls. May you fly high with the angels and soar the heavens. I will always remember you until we meet again.

February 26, 2018

Grace Anne is such a Beautiful, Bright Light! Always a smile and a happy helping heart. She touched so many lives and will be missed. May God Comfort those she held Dear, her beloved, Family and Friends.

February 26, 2018

Grace Anne is such a Beautiful, Bright Light! Always a smile and a happy helping heart. She touched so many lives and will be missed. May God Comfort those she held Dear, her beloved, Family and Friends.

Tracy Hughlett - Oklahoma

Sherry Rowald

February 26, 2018

What a wonderful teacher while I was attending Leander High School from 1986-1989. RIP will be missed by all & my condolences to family.

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