Herta Elsa Shafer 5/20/1928-3/6/2014
Herta Elsa Shafer passed away March 6 in Grass Valley. She was 85. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City. Private burial will take place at Colfax District Cemetery.
Herta was born May 20, 1928. She graduated from Placer High School in 1946. She began working at the Colfax Fruit Growers and the Colfax Theater. Her career included working for Dr. Dwight Lang, DeWitt State Hospital, and Atascadero State Hospital. At the age of 51 she became the first woman firefighter
in the State Hospital System.
Herta is survived by her sister Elsie Webb, niece Lisa (Steve) Dessem, and nephews Richard, Martin, and Court (Laurie) Teehee, one great nephew, five great nieces and three great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother lsa Dixon, her brother ichard Sheppard and her husband Leroy "Bud" Shafer.
In lieu of flowers please keep make donations to Scooter's Pals or Sammie's Friends, or
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.