Bom-Wrapper

Dorothy Schaffer

Dorothy Jean Schaffer (Hunter)

Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Dorothy Schaffer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Dorothy Schaffer

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Dorothy's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Dorothy's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

Dorothy “Jean” Schaffer (Hunter) was born to Charles (Charlie) Bond Hunter and Martha Evelyn Hunter (Chastain) on March 17, 1930 in Stillwell, Oklahoma. She passed away at home in Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 19, 2020.

Jean grew up on a farm in Stillwell, Oklahoma along with 4 brothers. She graduated from Stillwell High School in 1947. She married Arvil Jack Davidson in 1946 and had two daughters. She married Paul Leo Schaffer in 1957 and had another daughter and two sons.

Jean was the only female officer on the Dodge City, KS police department from 1953 until 1957 with responsibility for all female prisoners as well as being the department’s primary dispatcher. After leaving the department, she spent her time being a Navy wife and mother living on both US coasts before settling permanently in Idaho in 1962.

In addition to the normal activities of the mother of 5 children, she gardened and was known in the neighborhood for her beautiful roses. She spent time volunteering with the Girl Scouts doing everything from working at summer day camp at Tautphaus Park, coordinating the annual Girl Scout cookie sale, assisting at Girl Scout campouts at Camp Ta-Man-a-Wis and chaperoning NJROTC field trips to Seattle and San Francisco. Jean was a great supporter for the Bonneville High School’s Latin Club filling the kitchen with “Ides of March” purple frosted cookies for the annual fund raiser and preparing food for the annual Saturnalia celebration.

When the children got older, Jean turned her volunteer efforts to the Idaho Falls hospitals as a Pink Lady. She worked in the snack bar at the LDS Hospital, assisted staff, patients and families at Sacred Heart hospital and EIRMC. One of her favorite tasks was assisting families of surgery and ICU patients with everything from reassurance to finding accommodations for those from outside the area. She comforted many families during their hours in waiting rooms.

Jean is survived by her 5 children Sandra L. Davidson, Indianapolis, Indiana; Linda A. Davidson, Lakeside, California; Bradley E. Schaffer, Idaho Falls; Paula K. Fisher, El Cajon, California; Kevin R. Schaffer, Brawley, California

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Dorothy Jean Schaffer (Hunter), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Dorothy

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Dorothy Jean Schaffer (Hunter).

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Dorothy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Dorothy
0 trees have been planted in memory of Dorothy Jean Schaffer (Hunter)

Richard Fisher

Posted at 01:25pm
My Mother in law. She was so much fun to be around. We shared many good times especially loved watching Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. When my former wife Paula was recovering from surgery, Dorothy came to help her. She had a big heart and big smile although somewhat reserved. God be with you and Paul , I hope to see you again at the Resurrection.
Richard Fisher
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: