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Annie Patricia Schaefer

September 15, 1927 May 8, 2019
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Annie Patricia Schaefer
September 15, 1927-May 8, 2019

Annie Patricia “Anne” Schaefer, 91, died peacefully at home on May 8th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Anne was born September 15, 1927, in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, to the late Peter and Elizabeth Murphy.

Living a life of dedication and service to others, Anne was a dedicated nurse. She pursued her Nursing diploma in England and in 1957, at the age of 30, answered the call recruiting nurses to the United States. With a genuine concern for others, Mrs. Schaefer continued to be a registered nurse until her retirement in 1984.

Upon her move to the U.S., Anne met the love of her life, Mr. Jack Schaefer. Jack and Anne built a marriage that would stand the test of time for over 50 years. Together they raised and family and settled in Riverside, California. Nothing was more important to Anne than her family and the precious time they spent with one another. They made many special memories, especially around a Scrabble board.

Though Anne exuded strength and independence, she remained kind and humble. Her strong will, determination, and intelligence carried her far in life, but her faith was valued above all else. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church for more than 50 years, St. Jude’s Wire Benders, and Riverside’s Nightingale Nurse Club.

Anne was a woman of many talents and hobbies. Always a nurturer, Anne cared for a garden and loved to watch it grow each year. She remained physically active even in later years and could often be found bicycling or out for a walk.

Anne is survived by her daughter, Patricia Schaefer Smith, husband Dwight, of North Carolina; sons, Patrick Schaefer of Victorville, and Daniel Schaefer, wife Susan, of San Bernardino; eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, Riverside, California on Tuesday, May 21st at 10 a.m, preceded by recitation of the Rosary.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to St Vincent De Paul, 5115 Jurupa Avenue-Unit 81, Riverside, CA 92504. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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St. Catherine Of Alexandria Catholic Church

3680 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

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3680 Arlington Avenue Riverside 92506 CA
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5115 Jurupa Avenue, Unit 81
Riverside, CA 92504

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