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Donnetta Schaefer

April 15, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Burial Date: January 26, 2018

Funeral Home Baker, MT

Funeral Mass: 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, St. John Catholic Church, Baker, MT.
Rosary and Vigil: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, MT.

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Funeral Mass for Donnetta Schaefer, 81, of Baker will be held at 1:00 p.m., January 26, 2018 at St. John Catholic Church with Father Philip Chinnappan celebrating. Burial will follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Baker.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Vigil being said at 7:00 p.m., at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker, MT. Visitation will continue on Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

Donnetta passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Sunrise Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Donnetta Mae Boucher was born April 15, 1936 in Square Deal, MT, the daughter of Edgar and Evelyne (Trudo) Boucher. Her family moved to Baker in 1939 and she attended school there, graduating from Baker High School in 1954.  While in high school, Donnetta worked at the telephone office.  In 1954, she married Jack Long in Baker.  She attended beauty college and worked at the Beacon Club and Crystal Lounge during her college years.  On September 21, 1967, she married Lawrence Schaefer in Sheridan, WY.  Donnetta was blessed with five children, Rhonda, John, Keith, Pamela, and Scott.  She owned and operated Donnetta’s Beauty Den for 40 years in Baker. After retiring from the beauty shop, she went with Lawrence working road construction for 5 years.  They enjoyed going south to Parker, AZ in the winter.  Donnetta loved family, dancing, playing cards, golfing, crossword and jigsaw puzzles.  She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker and the American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as president, including serving for the District, and she also served as vice-president for many years.

Donnetta is survived by her husband, Lawrence of 50 years; her children, Rhonda Tavares, Billings, MT; John (Shannon) Long, Olatha, CO; Keith (Tammy) Long, Aurora, CO; Scott (Nancy) Schaefer, Billings, MT; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings: Arlene Steffes, Billings, MT; Lawrence (Connie) Boucher, Hinsdale, MT; and Rosezella Bohl, Billings, MT.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Evelyne (Trudo) Boucher; daughter Pamela Kay Long; grandson Brandon Long; and brother, Walter (Bud) Boucher.

Schaefer Donnetta


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