I visited the office of the Valencia Co. News-Bulletin today (Dec. 13, 2012). This is info and the full text of her obituary:
From Valencia County News-Bulletin, April 16/17, 1997; page 7A
Dorothea J. Schafer
Dorothea J. Schafer, 74, a resident of Los Lunas, died on Monday, April 14.
Dorothea attended the Assembly of God Church of Belen. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 99, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veteran’s [sic] of Foreign Wars Post 401. She enjoyed fishing, rock hunting, prospecting, and was an avid outdoors woman.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Chapman and her sister, Mary Lou Johnson.
Dorothea is survived by her husband Marvin, of the family home in Los Lunas; daughter, Jeanne Dill of Wichita, Kan. and grandson, Jeffrey Albert Dill. Also surviving is her brother, George Chapman of Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17 at Romero Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Burchfield officiating.
Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.