Obituary of Yolanda Marie Shaeffer
Yolanda Marie Shaeffer passed away on November 5, 2019, at Summerfield Assisted Living in Yuba City, California.
Yolanda was born on February 6, 1922, in Rio Oso, California. She attended Gridley Schools and graduated from Gridley High School in June 1940. In 1941 Yolanda met Raymond Shaeffer, the love of her life, and they married in November that year. They celebrated 75 years of marriage prior to the death of Raymond. Yolanda cherished her husband and family, and she enjoyed attending events and activities that her loved ones were involved in. Yolanda loved cooking Italian food, gardening, music, traveling and was an avid reader. Yolanda and Raymond visited all fifty states and went on many memorable cruises and trips abroad. She encouraged her love of travel in her grandchildren.
Yolanda was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Altar Society, the Italian Catholic Federation and a Life Member of Women of the Moose. For many years she chaired a dinner to raise funds for the GUHS Music Scholarship.
Yolanda was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, son Ryan, her parents Raimondo and Niccola Pantaleoni, brothers Jay, Elio and Vincent and sister Lillian. Yolanda is survived by her sons Tyrone (Ardene) of Yuba City, Gary (Ruth) of Clovis and Rodney (Cherie) of Anderson, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 9 a.m., followed by a reciting of the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Gridley Biggs Cemetery.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Sutter North Hospice and Summerfield Assisted Living for their exceptional care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gridley Museum, Sacred Heart Food Closet or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.
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