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Cecil and Trudy Shafer

Graveside services for Cecil and Trudy Shafer will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at the Tingley Cemetery.
Frances Gertrude “Trudy” Shafer passed away on November 2, 2022, in Surprise, AZ. She was born in Union County, IA on September 27, 1935, to Elton and Frances Priest. She graduated from Tingley Independent High School in 1955 with nine in her class.
In her life, Trudy was a homemaker, mother and friend to many. Trudy worked various jobs throughout her life; mostly in the medical field. She was at one time or another, a lab assistant, an x-ray tech assistant, medical transcriber, records keeper, counselor and secretary.
Trudy married Cecil Shafer in 1994. They were together until his death in 2020. After marrying Cecil, she started her last but most favorite job; that of a RV Traveler. Trudy and Cecil loved to travel. They did not even own a house for a number of years. They traveled in their RV from Mexico to Alaska and from coast to coast. Trudy loved large gatherings, whether it be family or friends. Both she and Cecil were long time proud members of Alcohol Anonymous and attended meetings wherever they traveled. After many years and miles on the road they finally built a house in Congress, AZ and retired from traveling.
Trudy was preceded in death by her parents, Elton and Frances Priest, sister, Margaret, brother, Leroy Gerald Priest and husband, Cecil Shafer.
She is survived by her brother, Bill Priest; sister, Louise Calhoun; son, Scott Jennings; granddaughters, Ellie and Elizabeth, great grandchildren, Wyatt, Ella, Emma and Tripp.
Love you mom. God received a beautiful soul.
Cecil Veryle Shafer passed on September 22, 2022, at the age of 86 surrounded by his family in Spicewood, TX. He was born in Middle Fork Twp, Ringgold County, IA to Cecil F. and Deva Shafer on November 9, 1933.
After high school, Cecil joined the U.S. Army, and was a proud Korean war veteran. After serving his country he moved to Pontiac, MI and completed the Pontiac Motors Die Making apprentices program. A year after completing the Die Making apprenticeship, Cecil was selected by Pontiac Motors to enter their engineering department. He remained in engineering until his retirement in 1988.
Cecil was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for forty-three years and attended meetings, retreats and conventions both at home and while traveling the US. He was instrumental in helping many men on the road to recovery.
Cecil married Gertrude (Trudy) Jennings in Custer County, SD, on July 27, 1994.
Cecil and Trudy were full time travelers from 1994 to 2005. In 2005, They built a home and settled down in Congress, AZ in 2005. They continued traveling on a part time basis. He was very active in the Ham radio community and was proud of his N5UUR call sign.
Cecil is preceded in death by his son, Walt Shafer; sister, Linda; first wife, Roberta (Bobby) Shafer; and parents, Cecil F. and Deva Shafer. His brother, Doyle, survived him by 18 months.
Cecil is survived by children, Michael, and wife, Barb Shafer, grandson, David Shafer, and sister-in-law, Marylin Shafer.

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