David D. Schafer

David O. Schafer, 77, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on June 5, 2014.

He was born in LaVerne, Okla., to Daniel C. and Lola F. (Burdick) Schafer. The family moved to Colorado in 1939. Being the youngest of eight earned him the nickname “Sonny” for the rest of his life.

He grew up in the Cortez area, graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School, and then playing football at CU in Boulder.

In 1957, he married Joyce M. Martin, and they had three children: son, Milton D. of Grand Junction, and daughters, Sherry S. Booher and Judy D. Manee, also of Grand Junction.

In addition to his wife and children, David is survived by three sisters, Della Berlin of Grand Junction; Velma Jordan of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Virginia McCullough of Grants, N.M.; seven grandchildren, and four great·grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Victory Life Church on Tuesday, June 10, with viewing at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Life Church.