In Memory of Isabel
'In the Arms of the Angel' by Danny Hahlbohm Isabel's Picture 'Home At Last' by Danny Hahlbohm
'Michael God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arm around her
And whispered, "Come with me."
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly
We could not bid her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Author unknown

Born: September 29, 1918 in Durango, Colorado
Died: August 23, 2007 in Durango, Colorado
Recitation of the Rosary:
Hood Mortuary Chapel
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial
Sacred heart Catholic Church
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
Celebrant: Father Antonio Flores C.R.

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery
Arrangements by Hood Mortuary
(from the Durango Herald)

     Isabel Michael Shafer, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, in Durango.

     Mrs. Shafer was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Durango, the daughter of Severo and Beatrice Lopez. Mrs. Shafer lived in Durango all of her life except for a few years during World War II when she lived and worked in a Richmond, Calif., shipyard and also at Sweet Briar Apparel and Clothing.

     While in Durango she worked at First National Bank of Durango on Main Avenue. Her second marriage was to Charles Shafer who died in 1979.

     Mrs. Shafer was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading and gardening.

     She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Shafer, and her son Joseph Shafer.

     She is survived by daughters Lorraine Baxter of Livermore, Calif., and Constance E. Power of Surprise, Ariz.; son Michael Shafer of Fredricksburg, Va.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

     Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Hood Mortuary, and a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hood Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Rev. Antonio Flores will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart, 254 East Fifth Ave., Durango, CO, or floral donations will be accepted.


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