Ernie C. Shafer, 56, passed away on August 29, 1998 in Beaver, Utah from injuries received in a tragic auto accident.

He was born on May 20, 1942 in Granger, Utah to Clarence U. Shafer and Ruth M. Jenke. He married Chyrele Lynn Lee on May 18, 1973 in Elko, Nevada.Ernie Shafer, beloved father and grandfather, was a jack of all trades, who could make or fix anything. He spent his life helping others. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Chyrele Shafer; best friend, Paula Gallegos and her daughter, Antonia Gallegos; children, John M. Shafer, Terry A. Shafer, Brenda L. Olsen, Bobie Tupou, Ernie S. Shafer, Jr., and Rachelle C. Shafer; 12 grandchildren, Shenara, Tiana, Kimber, Tinae, Shawn, Brock, Tina, Brandon, Skyler, Blake, Kaibree, Tasia, all of whom will deeply miss Pappa Bear; sister, Jean Curtis; and brother, Sam Shafer.

Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Granger 12th Ward, 3751 South 2200 West, West Valley City, Utah. Family and friends may call Tuesday, September 1, 1998 from 7-9 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, and one hour prior to the service at the Granger 12th Ward.

Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.

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