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Lucy Jane (Lewis) Schafe


1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Lucy Jane (Lewis) Schafer began her journey here on earth on November 21, 1933 and entered into the next leg of her journey on April 25, 2015.
She was born to Eldo and Opal (Walker) Lewis and her roots run deep in the Weed and Crowflat areas. Lucy Jane married John Gilbert Schafer on April 28, 1956 in Anapra, New Mexico.

Around 1960 they moved to the Lewis family ranch on Crowflat. Lucy Jane was active in the ranching industry. She was a devoted member and officer of the Otero Cowbelles, member and board member of New Mexico Cattle Grower's Association, member of Farm Bureau, and a founding member and officer of the Otero County Cattleman's Association. She received many awards for her dedication and service to all aspects of the industry. She loved the ranch, country people, horses, a good fiddle tune and dancing.
Lucy Jane was preceded in death by her husband John, her parents Eldo and Opal, one sister Millie Dodge, and her Aunt Cordelia Lewis.

She is survived by her three daughters Jonna Lou Schafer and Dale Leith of the family home, Sheri and Ken McCain from Beaumont, Texas, Rhonda and Earl Mitchell from Clovis, New Mexico, one grandson Jason Mitchell from Clovis, New Mexico, one sister Ruth Tanner from Pinon New Mexico, one brother Harvey Lewis (Pow Wow) from Las Cruces, New Mexico, a brother-in-law Tom Rogers of Kingman, Arizona, and numerous nieces and two nephews.

Services will be conducted at a later date.

Memorials may be given to a or to: Otero Cowbelles, Opal Lewis Memorial Fund or Estelle Bond PO Box 427 High Rolls, New Mexico 88325 or the Otero County Cattleman's Association PO Box 595 Weed, New Mexico 88354.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 5 to June 4, 2015
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