Mrs. Shaffer was born May 6, 1921, in Lindsay, Okla., and had lived in Tracy for 72 years. She worked as a weighmaster at the Heinz factory during the tomato season and retired in 1976. She also worked at Copper Cat Drive-in and Costco and ran the Standard Service Station on 11th Street during the 1940s.
Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1537 Ladies Auxiliary, Rebecca Lodge and Tracy Community Church. She volunteered for Tracy Interfaith Ministries and was a Pink Lady at the hospital.
Survivors include six children, Richard Myers, and his wife, Janice, of Escalon, Lonnie Myers, and his wife, Diana, of Brentwood, Donna Myers-Evans of Las Vegas, Kent Myers, and his wife, Judy, of Manteca, Annette Myers-Shaffer-Almanza, and her husband, Jess, of Lodi and Janice Shaffer-Smith of Camano Island, Wash.; two sisters, Frances Hoover-Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Junita Hoover-Goldston of Parma, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Houston Arlie Myers, who died in 1962; her second husband, Richard Albert Shaffer, who died in 2011; a daughter, Karen Shaffer-Henry; her parents, John Wesley Hoover and Bertie Estelle Powell; and eight siblings, Lila Ruth Hoover-Crawford, Thelma Hoover-Poff, Stephen “Mike” Hoover, Daryl “Pat” Hoover, John Hoover Jr., Bonita Hoover-Goldston, Paul Hoover and Dale Hoover.
Friday’s funeral service begins at 11 a.m. at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road, and a reception will follow at Chez Shari, 305 N. Union Road, in Manteca.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Bethany Home, 930 W. Main St., Ripon, CA 95366; to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030; or to the Hospice of San Joaquin Butterfly Auxiliary, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
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