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Marilyn Schafer-Meyer

Posted 2023-01-23 by mhenderson
Published by Mohave Daily News Online from Jan. 22 to Jan. 31, 2023 -
Bullhead City, Arizona -

Marilyn Schafer-Meyer, age 96, a resident of Laughlin, Nevada, passed
away on Sunday, January 8, 2023. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on
June 16, 1926.

Marilyn married James B. Schafer II (Bud) in January, 1964, and in
October, 1965 they welcomed a son together. In 1967 she earned a CPCU
designation and later became an Enrolled Agent/Tax Preparer as well a a
member of MENSA.

In 1979, the family moved to Tucson, Arizona, where they owned Texaco
Gasoline Alley and Bunny Buff car detailing. They also owned Parfait
Palace in Trail Dust Town. Later in 1985 they moved again to Laughlin,
Nevada where Bud opened Schafer Heating & Cooling. Marilyn started Taxes
& Accounting, becoming "The Tax Lady", and retiring at the age of 90.
Marilyn was a pillar of the community. She was a River Belle back in the
early days of Laughlin. She was also a cub scout leader, and in 2006 she
received a diploma from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary to
become a Pastor at Laughlin Community Church.

A fierce competitor, she loved playing games, Backgammon, Ma Jon, Tennis
and countless weekends of Mexican Train. In 1993, she was a contestant
on Wheel of Fortune.

Marilyn is survived by her son, James B. Schafer III (Kelly); daughter,
Joan Darge; grandchildren, Paige Schafer (Aaron), Christine Carlson
(Paul), Linda Cottrel (Tom), Rob Carpus; and four great-grandchildren.
Marilyn loved being in love. She was a romantic and world traveler. She
was generous, loyal and forgiving.

She left a lasting impression on everyone she met.

She was a special person who will be missed by all who knew her.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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