Shirley Ann (Copeland) Schaer, 91, passed away Nov. 5, 2013 at home in Lakeview.
David Theodore Schaer, 92, passed way on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Lake District Hospital.
Shirley was born Oct. 2, 1922 in Butte, Mont. to Martin and Bertha (Copeland) Nye. As a young girl she moved with her family to Coquille where she graduated in 1940.
Ted was born June 25, 1921 in Ft. Jones, Calif. to Frederick Schaer and Harriet (Shepard) Schaer. On Feb. 17, 1924 the Schaer family moved to Coquille where Fred took a blacksmith job with H.T.Wimer & Son, the present site of the Safeway Store. Ted was a running back on the Red Devil’s mythical state championship with Medford High which Coquille lost 6 – 0, the only points scored against Coquille his senior year.
Ted and Shirley were high school sweethearts and married in 1942. Ted was a veteran of WWII and after the war took a job in Lakeview as a machinist, blacksmith and welder for Carl Lang which would later become Schaer Machine & Welding. With Shirley at his side they ran the business for many years. After selling the business, Ted took a supervisors job for the Town of Lakeview, running the Public Works Department which he did until retirement.
Ted and Shirley were preceded in death by their children; Pamela and David who both were lost while in their senior year of high school in Lakeview. Remembrances may be made to Coquille Senior High School, Athletic Dept., 1366 N. Gould St., Coquille 97423.