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Catherine L. (Schafer) Hall
March 1, 1967 - December 27, 2008


Salem - Catherine, 41, died Saturday in Salem. She was born in Canoga Park, CA. Catherine moved to Oregon in 1980 living in Lyons and Salem.

We celebrate the life of a giving and inspired woman who spent her best years helping God's most disadvantaged children.  Her physical presence will be grieved but her spirit is to be celebrated.  Catherine was an advocate for struggling women and kept them close to her heart as an active member of FITS ministries.  Family and friends ask that any donations be made to this organization Fran Howard 4173 Indigo Ct. NE Salem, OR 97305 in her honor.  Catherine was also involved heavily in the homeless plight.  She spent her days running the ARCHES day center for homeless and her nights making dinners, delivering blankets, and spending her last money buying gloves and hats for those who were cold.  Honor her by loving those who she loved. She was a member of the Lyons Methodist Church, Freedon in the Son, and Women's Prison Ministries.

She is survived by her Mother: Dixie Schafer of Lake Isabella,CA; Father and Step-Mother: Gilman and Marie Schafer of Palmdale, CA. Daughters: Desiree Hall of Lyons, and Rose (Matthew) Stavang of Scio; Son: Daniel Hall of Salem. Brothers: Kim Schafer of Palmdale, CA. and Scott (Sandy) Schafer of Ridgecrest, CA; Sisters: Diane Martin of Keizer, Christine (Bryan) Shaffer of Stayton and Janette (Brian) Rourke of Denver, CO. and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother: Jeffery Martin and grandmother Eva Few.

Memorial Service will be Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Stayton United Methodist Church. Interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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