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Clyde Shafer

d. March 28, 2012

Clyde Joseph Shafer, longtime resident of Fairfax, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Fairfax. He was 93 years of age.

Clyde was born August 23, 1918 at Apache, Oklahoma, the son of George Shafer and Dora Schneeburger Shafer. He moved with his family to the Fairfax community at the age of four.
He attended Sacred Heart Catholic grade school and was a graduate of Fairfax High School.
Clyde was married to Betty Mae Adlum on June 11, 1939 in Rogers, Arkansas. Betty Mae preceded him in death on March 18, 1999.

One of his earliest employments was with Spartan Aviation during the War being deferred until 1945 at which time he served in the Merchant Marines. Throughout his years he was employed at various jobs that included farming, ranching, operating a package store and operating an oilfield business. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. His enjoyments include playing golf and fishing.

He is survived by his three daughters, Mary Romanza Spess and husband, Carol, of Mannford, Oklahoma, Jacqueline Ruth Chalfant of Cleveland, Oklahoma, and Patricia Ann Shafer of Phoenix, Arizona 10 grandchildren 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife one infant son, Clyde Joseph Shafer Jr. his twin brother, Claude H. Shafer, two other brothers Paul T. Shafer and Simon Shafer and three sisters, Irene Hoffman, Ila Hair and Theresa Hudgens.

A prayer vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Fairfax Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 also at Sacred Heart, with Father Bruce Brosnahan presiding. Interment will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the HunsakerWooten Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be Luke Chalfant, Cris Chalfant, Pat Chalfant, Mike Chalfant, Scott Noble and Stan Noble. Honorary casket bearers will be Harmon Franks, Jim Hargraves, Carl Littlefield, Raymond Renfro and James Mashburn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfax City Library, 158 East Elm, Fairfax, Oklahoma 74637 or to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 333 South 8th Street, Fairfax, Oklahoma 74637.

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