OBITUARY

Earline Schaefer Johnson

February 10, 1926September 19, 2020

Earline Schaefer Johnson, age 94, passed away with her daughter present at Cedar Manor Nursing Home on September 19, 2020, her mother’s birthday. Earline was born February 10, 1926, to Henry and Cecilia (Halfmann) Schaefer in Olfen, Texas, in Runnels County. She was the only girl in the family with four brothers. Earline attended Olfen School before the family moved to Wall, where she attended Saint Anthony and Sykes School - a two-room elementary school. After she graduated from there on May 21, 1939, Earline then attended San Angelo High School, graduating in 1944. Her father, Henry Schaefer, passed away from Leukemia at age 57. Starting at age 18, Earline worked at Cox, Rushing & Greer department store in downtown San Angelo for four years. She married Floyd M. Johnson, Jr., on October 27, 1947. She then worked for Wallace Studios where she learned to “retouch” photos and worked from home for 30 years. F.M. worked as a railroad engineer for the Santa Fe Railway until his retirement. He passed away on January 27, 2003, after 55 beautiful years of marriage. F.M. and Earline both loved fishing, which was their favorite pastime – hooking up the boat and fishing the day away. They were both members of the “Elks” Lodge. Earline loved making pecan pies with pecans from their own pecan trees in their yard. She loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, drinking an occasional Bud Light, playing her poker machine, and playing cards with her friends. Earline had a special devotion to the Lord in her lifelong strong Catholic faith. She was known to her family as a “prayer warrior.” She loved reading the Bible, especially the Psalms, listening to EWTN Mass daily, and praying her Rosary daily. The family extends special thanks to Deacon Andy and Lupe Gonzalez of St. Joseph and to Flo Taunton and Cindy Pyle of Sacred Heart for faithfully bringing Earline Communion and to Cedar Manor Nursing Home and Saint Gabriel’s Hospice for their excellent care. Earline was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband and brothers, Clarence, Roscoe, George, and Hilmer; sisters-in-law, Regina, Gertrude, and Patricia; son, Darrell, grandson, Fred Daniel, and first cousin Melba Schaefer Gottschalk. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Schmidt, and her son, Kevin Johnson, granddaughter, Peggy Daniel, and grandson Steven Daniel, granddaughters Angie and Julie Johnson, great-granddaughters, Hannah and Anna; great-grandson Jaxon Daniel; sister-in-law Mae Dell Lange Schaefer, special nieces Joyce Fine, Paula Schriedel, Joan Schwartz, and Donna Kruse, along with many other nieces and nephews and several first cousins. In lieu of flowers, Earline’s wish was memorials be made to Angelo Catholic School, 2315 South A&M Avenue, San Angelo, Texas 76904, or a favorite charity.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Johnny Schwartz
  • Randy Schaefer
  • Dwayne Schaefer
  • Gary Schaefer
  • Doug Schaefer
  • Jason Fine
  • DONATIONS

  • Angelo Catholic School

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • Rosary

    Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, September 28, 2020

Memories

Earline Schaefer Johnson

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Peggy Daniel

September 24, 2020

her grandkids by Peggy a Daniel granddaughter. Hannah and Anna. The guy is Anna father Dickey Ponder. And me Peggy Daniel is in the center.

Peggy Daniel

September 24, 2020

Here's a picture of her grand kids Christopher, Peggy, Angie, Julie Anne, and Steven only one not in it is my cousin Jennifer aka Jenni.

Beatrice Martinez

September 21, 2020

I use to work as a house keeper .I would tell her hey beautiful we use to talk about TC M movie's her favorite was the grath of wrath her favorite movie and talk about bettie Davis. Clark Gable .I thank God I met this beautiful angel it was a joy and honor I got to meet her.Rip sweet beautiful Angel.god bless you and your family prayers for your family.

Peggy Daniel

September 20, 2020

My grandmother (Earline) is the best grandmother any person could want same with my grandfather (Floyd) we called him F.M. he never liked name Floyd he was quiet and loved to tell stories about good old days and love to help me learn to read as I sat on his lap grandmother was best cook and enjoyed of talking care of others she would do anything for her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. When we came over she'd always fix or favorites mine was can ravioli and boiled eggs Steven Lee Daniel was fries. Being at grandma's house was best place could be at. Talking to her about the Bible and Jesus she loved talking with me about it. We had a chicken pen emptied so it was are prison as we played cops n robbers I was bad guy always trying to escape.

Shirley Jacob

September 20, 2020

I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Earline. She was my mother’s best friend and first cousin. We spent many happy times in their home playing cards, eating of course, and celebrating birthdays. She always had that beautiful smile and I always loved her hair. She treated my sister and I like her daughters after our mom died.

Angie Johnson

September 20, 2020

Grandma always made sure that we always ate. One of my favorite things to do along with many was going to the elks swimming pool with our koolaid and dorritos and cheese dip, that was a summer normal day as the grandchildren. She also enjoyed taking us to the lake with grandpa. She was also sure to take us to good ole shakies pizza. We will always miss her rosey cheeks and heart of gold.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Johnson name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM