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Shaffer, Betty Joan (Rempel) Born January 13, 1927 in Vinita, OK, to Sam H. Rempel and Adanelle Porter Rempel. She passed away January 19, 2009 at age 82. She was a loving, generous woman always full of encouragement and praise. Her joy was in the Lord and in her family. Now her joy is complete because she is in heaven with her Savior. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Carroll L. Shaffer. Betty is survived by her daughters, Dixie Denelle Shaffer, Donna Joan Ackles and husband Alan, Darla Shaffer and Kelli Trudel, Dana Boatright and husband Bob; grandchildren, Tiffany Thompson, Joshua Ackles, Jensen Ackles, Mackenzie Ackles, Bobby Boatright III, Kathryn Boatright and Shannon Boatright; as well as great-grandchildren, Logan Ackles and Lincoln Ackles. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Restland Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Restland's Wildwood Chapel.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 22, 2009.
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July 29, 2009
Jensen, I express my condolences to you and your dear family, I love you..Carmen H..I'm from Mexico
Carmen H
March 27, 2009
I am from the Philippines, a country in Asia. My name is Iva and I just came across this news while I was browsing through the internet and I would just like to offer my condolences to Mrs. Donna Joan Ackles for her mother's demise. I know it's two-months late, but still I wanted to offer my heartfelt condolences to her and her family.

I have lost my mother too, almost ten years ago now, to cancer and after her death, those were difficult times for me, my sisters and my dad;the family; but with GOD's help we were able to carry through without her.

Mrs. Ackles, I believe your mom is in heaven now and I know that she is happy.

GOD bless you, ma'am, Jensen and your family. You're always in my prayers.
Iva Barbara Diao
February 24, 2009
Valéria Silva
February 19, 2009
Mrs. Ackles, I'm so very sorry about your mom. She has such a kind face and what an elegant lady. She must have been a source of joy in your life. I lost my mom, too, over seven years ago and I know how devastating it is and how lost you must feel. There's never enough time, is there? You know she's with Jesus now and she's safe and warm under His wing but it's hard to not be selfish and miss her, isn't it? I found the one thing that helped me was when people let me tell them about my mom. She was so wonderful that I wanted to share her with everyone. I'm thinking that maybe you feel that way, too? So, I'm making you the same offer I make to anyone I know who's lost their mom. I'd love to hear about her, what she was like, what she loved to do, funny stories that you remember, anything you feel like saying or writing down. I know you don't know me but I'm offering as one orphaned daughter to another. I'd love to listen if you want to talk.

My condolences to all of your family for your loss.
Pamela Jo Wang
February 19, 2009
As a Jensen Ackles fan i want to express my most sincere condolences to the Ackles and Shaffer family. All our love and prayers goes to you in these sad moments. R.I.P

Raluca Ioana Popescu, Bucharest ,Romania
Raluca Ioana Popescu
February 19, 2009
My heartfelt condolences go to you and your family at this sad time. With love.
Anita Melling
February 17, 2009
My deepest sympathy to all the members of the Ackles family. I am a big fan of Jensen's and of Supernatural I heard of your loss and wanted to extend my sincere condolences to all of you. I hope prayers and memories will help get you through this rough time. I understand what it is like to lose a close loved one, as I did with my husband in 2003.
Ynnette Martin-LaCombe
February 15, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to Jensen and all the family for your loss. In God's Care.
Vanda Bourandas
February 13, 2009
My deepest sympathy to all the members of the Ackles family. As a fan of Jensen's and of Supernatural I heard of your loss and wanted to extend my sincere condolences to all of you. I hope that your fond memories of your lost loved one will help get you through this rough time.
Katie Straka
February 13, 2009
My deepest condolences goes to you Jensen and your family at this heartbreaking time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time I know it's hard as I lost my Grandpa 6 months ago, but take some comfort in the shared and treasured memories you have, always no that no matter where you are or what you are doing your Gran will always be with you guiding you. Take comfort that the Angels are looking after her and she is at peace. May God be with you now and always. Stay strong for each other, again I am so sorry for your loss of an incredible woman.
Natalie Brown
February 13, 2009
So sorry jensen, really sorry, i know is difficult lost to any dear family person, im praying for you and your familly, you know my friend, always you have all my support. -
Monica Andres Hernandez
February 13, 2009
My thougths and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love very much. Jensen, take comfort in the memories you've shared..they will be with you always. My deepest sympaties to the Ackles Family.. xxx
Tammy Sauve
February 13, 2009
I'm so sorry about your loss. I wish you, your Family and Friends all the best. It's not easy to lose someone whitch stand close to us. Hope you are all fine.
Greetings from Luxembourg
Tracy
February 13, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the Ackles family at this sad time. R.I.P.
Susan Geeson
February 13, 2009
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you every day, Jensen! May the love of those around you help you through the sad days ahead. My deepest condolences to your Family.
Nina Lehouillier
February 13, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss and send my thoughts and prayers to you and and your entire family and friends. It is not easy losing a member of your family now matter how long they have been in your life. I still miss my father and grandparents and think of them every Christmas when I miss them the most.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Caryn Greene
February 12, 2009
As a Jensen Ackles fan i want to express my sincere condolences to the Ackles family. All our love and prayers goes to you in these sad moments. R.I.P
Lynsey Winchester
February 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort always.
From a Supernatural (Jensen) fan.
Take Care xxx
Penny Winchester
February 12, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort always.
From a Supernatural (Jensen) fan.
Take Care xxx
Penny Wiinchester
February 12, 2009
I am Soo sorry about your loss. I am a MASSIVE fan of both Jensen & Supernatural. You have my condolences and you are all in my prayers
Hannah Collins
February 12, 2009
As a Jensen Ackles fan i want to express my sincere condolences to the Ackles family. All our love and prayers goes to you in these sad moments. R.I.P

Oana, Romania
Oana SPN
February 12, 2009
My sincerest condolences to Ackles's family. I'm really very sorry for your loss. I'm a big fan of Jensen and i know how you feel right now...it's really hard. I have no words to help you to feel better. I'll pray for her and for all your family.
And i'm sure all Jensen's fans will do the same.
Huge hug for all your family.
R.I.P Mrs. Betty Joan Shaffer
Monica Cavagliani
February 12, 2009
Lamento mucho tu perdida,mando mis condolencias a la familia.
Se que es un momento triste y doloroso,pero ella esta en un mejor lugar,rodeada de angeles.
Nunca la recuerdes con tristeza,siempre recuerdas los momentos con una sonrisa en tu rostro,ella esta viendote cada dia y noche,cuidando y velando por ti.
florencia jones
February 12, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. May she rest in peace.
Ragnheiður Gunnarsdóttir
February 12, 2009
My sincerest condolences to Jensen and his entire family. I know he was close to her, and is heartbroken over her death, I'm glad the family are believers in god and his love.
All Jensen's fans will be praying for him and his family.
Michelle Mingo
February 12, 2009
I'm very very sorry about your loss. I am a huge fan of Jensen Ackles and would like to send my condolences to the family. I know it's very hard to loose a family member and I will pray for her. R.I.P Mrs. Betty Joan Shaffer.
Amanpreet Dhaliwal
February 12, 2009
I'm a big fan of Jensen Ackles and would like to show my condolences to the whole family and closest friends of Mrs. Shaffer, hope the Lord gives her an eternal rest and the perpetual light shinew for heralways and that her espirit stay in the hearts of her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren for the rest of their lives.

R.I.P.
Juanita Otazua
February 12, 2009
I have no words to help make the loss of this special lady, lessen, but GOD has one more Angel to help HIM.
Nita and Michael Eckman
February 12, 2009
juanita Eckman
February 11, 2009
I am a fan of Ms. Betty's grandson Jensen Acles and would like to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. I'm so very sorry for your loss and I will keep you all in my prayers. I know it's hard to lose a loved one, especially if you were close to them but don't be sad. They're in heaven watching down on you and you never really lost someone as long as you remember to always cherish thier memories. May God bless your family.
Annessa Crawley
February 11, 2009
My condolences to Jensen Ackles and his family, I am a fan of Jensen and I know how much he love his Grandma. My prayers are with you all in this time, best wishes to you all and I am so sorry.
Dorothy Erickson
February 11, 2009
My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Having recently lost my own Grandmother and Great Aunt, I know how difficult a time this must be for everyone and I will keep your family in my thoughts.
Elizabeth Pringle
February 11, 2009
To Shaffer family,

I am a fan of Ms. Betty's grandson Jensen Ackles. I know he loves his family very much. I am sorry for your loss and please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will recover from your deep sorrow. May God bless Ms. Betty Joan Shaffer.
Yurika
February 11, 2009
I'm so sorry for your loss Jensen....You and your family will be in my prayers.....
There's comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you....
Neha
February 11, 2009
knots fans of Jensen here in the Brazil knew of the loss of the family and wished all which God of enough strength in this hour. With all fondness they are my votes to family. I hug strongly.
Stella Dalla(representing the fans of the Brazil)
Thaís Stella Dalla
February 10, 2009
C' is with a very great emotion which I come d' to learn disparation from the dear grandmother of Jensen. All our prayers go right towards you Jensen in this time of pain thus qu' with all the Ackles family and particularly in Donna. I know the suffering of the loss d' a mother. Our comfort is in the Lord. After having to accomodate your dear Betty Joan, that God keeps you under his protection and in his love. Sincere condolences.
Monica.R AUMONT
February 10, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. Jensen, you and your family are in my prayers. Please take care of each other.
Joanne Mack
February 10, 2009
Jensen,
We both have lost grandparents who were like parents to us. They basically raised us. Sorry for you lost. We´ll pray for you and your family.
Raphaela and Marcia
February 10, 2009
jensen i am soooo sorry for ur loss i recently lost my grandmother and i know how much it makes ur heart hurt. your a amazing man and there are many people that care about you all over the world. i will keep u in my prayers
kat pereira
February 10, 2009
I hope that her family can face with this... It's very sad but I think that now she is fine, in a better place!

my condolences for family.. and your fans are with you Jensen <3
Beatriz Costa
February 10, 2009
Jensen,
So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Sonya
February 10, 2009
My greatest sympathy goes to her family. I understand the loss as I've lost a number of my family in recent years, including one of my own children.
Chelly Moore
February 10, 2009
I´m so sorry, i just got the news, because i´m far away, argentina, but i want to send to all family my sincere condolences and support. I´m apreciate so much his grandchildren Jensen Ackles career and his pain and his family pain is a sorrow for me too.
All my blessings. Thank you so much for reading my message.
Roxana Espiniella
February 10, 2009
veronica kahl
February 10, 2009
My sincerie condolences to Jensen and Ackles Family for their loss. I lost my father and I kwon is very hard.
The all brazilians fans.
Jensen we love you.
Ana Maria Nunes - Piracicaba ( Brasil)
A Nunes
February 10, 2009
My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mrs. Shaffer. May you all be comforted knowing she is at peace and with her Lord.
Kady Underwood
February 10, 2009
May I offer my condolences to all those, family and friends, who will miss this beloved lady.

Betty Joan Shaffer sounds like a lady who will be missed and mourned, and I mourn with you in her loss.

Love, Robin
Robin Vogel
February 10, 2009
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Ackles Family & friends from myself a Fan of her grandson Mr Jensen Ackles a talented Actor in many ways. May she R.I.P
Niky Kilford
February 10, 2009
My really condolences from Jensen and his family.
Your fans are with you in this sad moment Jensen, we love you.
Peter Ortiz
February 10, 2009
Again from all your Brazilian fans and for me Alissa Paschen de Souza

I am sorry for your lost

And I send my condolences to all your family and friends

I don't have a grandmother so I know it's hard for you

But now we know she is with god

I will be praying fou you
Alissa Paschen de Souza
February 10, 2009
My sincere condolences to Ackles family for their loss.
It's always hard when someone very close to you pass away.

All of the best to all.
Ana Garcia
February 10, 2009
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
while love leaves memories no one can steal.”

My deepest condolences to the entire family of Mrs. Shaffer. And especially to Jensen, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you gain comfort in knowing that the angels are always near to those who are grieving, and to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.

Respectfully,
Liana B.
February 10, 2009
To Jensen and his family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is wonderful you had her for 82 years, but it doesn't make it any easier to bear. It must be very hard for you having just lost Kim Manners. I lost my husband in 2003 and my Dad in 2005 (he was 88) and I miss them every day. But know you have friends you just haven't met yet who share your loss and pain with you. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I'm a dedicated fan of yours Jensen. Stay strong.

Hugs
Marilyn
Marilyn Bertrand-Lawson
February 9, 2009
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From a fan of Jensen
Terri Sivik
February 9, 2009
My deepest condolence to your family. May the Lord give the strength and peace needed during this difficult time.

We pray may her soul rest in peace.
Ashley R.
February 9, 2009
Sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Hollie Ciccone
February 9, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Ackles,Boatright,Shaffer and Trudel Families. I know this is a great loss to her entire family, My thoughts and prayers are with them all. I know this is a hard time. I send Jensen a special thought in my prayers as I know he is still dealing with the loss of Kim Manners. May She Rest In Peace and many, many condolences. I wish I could offer more than just words. But they come from the heart.
Diana
February 9, 2009
My condolences to the Shaffer family.

My prayers are with you all in this time of loss. Know that she is now in a place of peace.
Jill Hoffman
February 9, 2009
To Shaffer`s Family send my deep condolences. Jensen, mother and brothers (God protect you) in this difficult moment. Jensen, I`m your fan and desire peace in your special heart.
Andreia Salles
February 9, 2009
Jensen and family,
I am sorry for your loss!
God gives them great strength and wisdom to move beyond the pain they are feeling.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Helena Galvão (a Brazilian fan)
Helena Galvão
February 9, 2009
My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Jensen and his family. Stay strong and God bless.
Katie Lynn
February 9, 2009
The most sincere condolences from a Brazilian Fan of Jensen.
Bruna
February 9, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ellen Mello
February 9, 2009
I feel very, I know as it is to lose somebody and this in destroys them for inside, however, we have that to be strong. They receive my sincere feelings, I feel the loss of you very and I do not know what to say. I know I eat I am to lose somebody, we in feel them badly, am without knowing what to make, we want that dear person in return. To all the family, one I very feel with affection to the relatives and friends of Betty Joan Shaffer.

PS: I forgive my English not to be good, I do not have I practise in this, therefore I am of Brazil
Alcimério S.R Junior
February 9, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. I sincerely hope the whole family will be ok, especially one of her grandchildren; Jensen Ackles who is also having to cope with the death of a beloved Director and producer for Supernatural; Kim Manners...
May She Rest In Peace and many, many condolences to the Ackles, Boatright, Shaffer and Trudel Family
Shania Snow
February 9, 2009
My deepest sympathy to Jensen and his family.

Jayden
Jay thomas
February 9, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Shaffer/Ackles family at this difficult time.

May she watch over you all from heaven and be your light in the dark.
Maddy Wernebrant
February 9, 2009
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I lost my grandmother 8 years ago and I know how much it counts to have your family around during this hard time. My prayers are with you all!
Lauren Xuereb
February 9, 2009
Vanessa Souza Souza
February 9, 2009
I just wanted to send my love to all the family specially Jensen. I hope he's doing ok in this time of sadness. I'm sure Betty was a wonderful woman and you were all proud of her. May she rest in peace.

All my love,
Liliana
February 9, 2009
I am sorry for your losts , but she has goes to a goodness place . My english isn`t very good , but I am sorry again , hope your family will surpass that .

By a Fan of Jesen Ackles in Brazil
Deric Hsu
February 9, 2009
My condolances to all of Mrs. Schaffer's family and friends. Jensen, so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Jane
February 9, 2009
To the Shaffer family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Shaffer/Ackles family. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Tammi Dellacroce
February 9, 2009
I'm so sorry about your loss Jensen and the Ackles family. My grandmother passed away a few months ago as well.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kayleigh Butler
February 9, 2009
thoughts at the family ackles and at our jensen of france in this hard moment of the life.

that god protect them

isabelle.
isabelle licciardi
February 9, 2009
My condolences to all family;

I feel very...
A special hug to Jensen and his mother! God bless.
Paulo Marçal
February 9, 2009
From far away, since Chile is a country at the foot of the world, we deliver all the energy needed to deal with this loss, also faith and hope in what is coming... in somewhat better ...

Darling and the most affectionate hug to the whole family
Maria Belen Rivera
February 9, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Jensen's grandma.
My Great Uncle had a brain tumor and passed away.
Jensen I feel your pain. I'm very sorry for your loss and will keep my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
You have the love of all your fans and I'm sure your grandma was proud of you.
God blessed you and to your beautiful family.
vivi
February 9, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear about Jensen's grandma.
My Great Uncle had a brain tumor and passed away.
Jensen I feel your pain. I'm very sorry for your loss and will keep my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
You have the love of all your fans and I'm sure your grandma was proud of you.
God blessed you and to your beautiful family.
viviana
February 9, 2009
Nuestras mayores condolencias hacia ella, ciertamente admiramos a jensen y esperamos que se puedan recuperar de eso. Nosotras particularmente también sufrimos pérdidas fuertes como abuelos pero también la de mi madre (Sofía) que a su vez era mi tía (Giannina) ésto fue en el 2007! Pero pensamos que a pesar de todo siempre hay que poner una sonrisa en nuestros rostros, y seguir caminando porque de algún lugar seguro nos están mirando...

Con mucho amor...

Giannina De Luca & Sofía De Luca, desde Bs.As. - Argentina
colocamos " Lawrence - Kansas" porque no somos de EE.UU, y decidimos ponerlo por Supernatural.
Giannina & Sofía De Luca
February 9, 2009
Nuestras mayores condolencias hacia ella, ciertamente admiramos a jensen y esperamos que se puedan recuperar de eso.
Particularmente sufrimos pérdidas parecidas, yo (Sofía) perdí a mi mamá la cual era tía de Giannina en el 2007 y en el 2006 a mi abuela también. Pero lo mejor de todo es seguir viviendo; siempre estarán guiándonos y mirándonos eso creemos nosotras. Fuerza! y sigan adelante.

Con mucho amor... Giannina De Luca & Sofía De Luca, desde Bs.As. - Argentina
Sofía De Luca
February 9, 2009
I am sorry for the loss in your family. May God grant you peace and comfort that only He can bring. As a Christian, I rejoice with you as another princess has gone home to be with her Father. God bless yall.
Katie Shehan
February 9, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss Jensen. My love is with you always.
xoxo Kristen Magurno
Kristen Magurno
February 9, 2009
Just wanted to give my condolences to the entire family..in this difficult moment.
Hope she rest in peace and that good watches over her

With respect

Tanya
Tanya
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