Mary
Schafer, Mary a 50 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Bradford, England, Mary was 85 when she died. She is survived by her loving Husband of nearly 62 years, Alfred Schafer of Torrance, CA, Son, David Schafer of Torrance, CA, Daughter, MaryLisa Schafer of Torrance, CA, Daughter, Teresa Schafer of Quartz Hill, CA, Son, Christopher (Maggie) Schafer of McDonough, GA, 13 Grandchildren and 16 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Sons, John and Stephen Schafer, Grandson Mark Schafer, Mother, Adela Holroyd, Father, Thomas Holroyd, Brothers, Wilfred and Thomas Holroyd, Sister, Hilda Wright.and Daughter-in-law, Debra. Mary served in the English Army during World War II, during which she met and married Alfred. She spent the first 10 years of her marriage in Albion, Ne before moving to Torrance in 1957. Her family was her career and she loved being a homemaker. After her children were older she spent 5 years as an office assistant for Lura-File, retiring in 1985. She traveled all over the country on family vacations and later with Alfred as they enjoyed their retirement together. Mary will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. A Viewing will be held at McCormick Hawthorne Chapel on Thursday, February 8, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:15 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. Charlene and I were just talking about all of the fun memories we have had over the years with Aunt Mary, Uncle Alfred and the kids.We remember all the fun time spent in Albion, Lots of Love to a Special Family. Love Kerry and Marlene Rodysill and Family and Joe and Charlene McKown and family

  2. I have very many fond memories while I was growing up of Aunt Mary & Uncle Alfred & the family coming to visit us in Eugene Oregon. Aunt Mary will be greatly missed! I send my deepest condolences to the family at this time! Ann

  3. Mary Schafer was my Aunt and I have a lot of special memories held in my heart. I will always remember she was my sponsor for my confirmation. When it was time for me to graduate from highschool she and Uncle Alfred showed their support and was their for me in my Mom’s place since she had passed away only a few months earlier before I graduated. We went square dancing together at Kate’s 8 that was a lot of fun. And in recent years when I worked for the airlines I worked nights so on Thursdays me, my dad, mary and alfred would all go down to the redondo beach peir and have coffee together. It was a nice tradition because Mary and I would talk while my dad and alfred kept conversation. She was well loved by all and she will be missed. May God bless each and everyone of the family, that he give you the strength, love and support you need during this time of sorrow. with all my love, Kathleen.

  4. Dear Mary and family after viewing the video of your mother, I must say it was beautiful. I know she will rest in peace. God bless you family. Woody P. Allen

  5. Aunt Mary was the greatest Aunt one could have, will always have warm memories of her in Nebraska, her love of Lilacs, drinking tea with mom and sharing stories of their past.their love and memories will go on forever in our hearts. love to all the family Deb Brian and family

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