W. H. "Dick" Schaefer

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W.H. "Dick" Schaefer was born August 25, 1931 and gently went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Dick was one week short of his 80th birthday and a lifelong resident of Conroe. He was the grandson of Dr. W. N. and Fannie Hooper and the only child of J.H. and Zoula Fay "Lady" Hooper Schaefer. Dick was active in the administration of his family's business; The Dr. Hooper Oil and Royalty Company. Dick married his high school sweetheart, Ella Jeane Bird Schaefer in 1951. They spent 49 sweet and eventful years together until Ella Jeane's death in 2001. Dick and Ella Jean were very involved and active in the family business. They were lifetime members of First Baptist Church where they taught and nurtured many sweet two year olds over the span of twenty years. They were also animal lovers and truly enjoyed their family dogs during the course of their lives together. Many thanks to all who helped make Dick's life after Ella Jeane's death so full and wonderful. To his caregivers, Kaye, Linda, Jamie, Raquel, Linda, Keke, we are extremely grateful for the patience and love you bestowed upon him to enrich his life in so many ways. To David and "his crew" and the Strozier family, thank you for your faithfulness. A special thanks to Jeff for being the son Dick never had. Thank you to Texas Home Health Hospice for sharing in making his last days comforting and peaceful ones. Survivors are his only daughter, Jeanie Schaefer Boehm and husband, Alan, of Sealy; grandson, Brad Boehm of Katy, and granddaughter Casey Killough and husband Glen of Wharton; 4 Great Grandchildren Ethan Boehm, Kade, Kenna and Kane Austin Killough. Visitation will be Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 5-7pm at Hooper Memorial Chapel, First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Monday, August 22 at 10am at First Baptist Church. Donations can be made in Dick's name to First Baptist Church of Conroe, 600 N. Main Street, Conroe, TX 77301 or to Texas Home Health Hospice, 7676 Hillmont Street, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77040. You are invited to leave written tributes and condolences for the family on our website at www.cashnerconroe.com.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 4 to Oct. 17, 2011