Wanda Shafer

Wanda Shafer

Wanda Shafer passed away on February 22, 2023. She was 99 years old. Wanda was graceful, giving, caring, thoughtful and kind to all. She enjoyed every moment she could with family and friends.

Wanda was and always will be the center of her large family. She was born in Nephi, Utah on September 09, 1923, to Deon and Al Hansen. She grew up in Goshen, Utah. She graduated from Payson High School in 1941.

She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she met the love of her life Harold Shafer. They were married in Monahan, Texas on June 29, 1943. She rode a train alone from Utah to Texas, so they could be married before Harold was deployed to WWII. He returned in 1945 and they began their life together in Klamath, California. They ran a logging truck business for 40+ years. They raised three boys.

In 1970 they moved to the home where they spent the rest of their lives. Wanda’s home was the family gathering place. It was filled with sunshine and beautiful flowers. She brought beauty and light to the world.  She had very close bonds with her sons and grandchildren. She loved her family and her life.  She loved gardening, ceramics, and painting. Wanda spent her retirement enjoying her flowers, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was never too busy to visit. Wanda was an example of a great American life.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Shafer, daughter-in-law Carol Shafer and grandson Gabriel Shafer.

She is survived by her sons Allan Shafer, Bobby & wife Julie Shafer, Curt & wife Teresa Shafer, grandchildren Bryan Shafer, Deon & husband Dylan Ridgley, Brandon Shafer, Deven Shafer, and eleven great grandchildren.    

A private graveside memorial service will be held at the Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel. Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com

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