Libbia Schaefer obituary, Death – Libbia “Libby” Rose (Bailey) Schaefer unexpectedly passed away on December 13, 2022, in the residence she shared with her son Bill Schaefer and Jamie Erickson close to Burns, Oregon. Libby’s death was caused by complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Dennis, her husband, did not leave her side at any point during the ordeal. At the Burns Maternity Home, Libby was delivered into the world on February 17, 1942 in Burns, Oregon. On the Bailey ranch in Diamond, Oregon, where she was raised, she spent her formative years.
Libby’s parents moved the family to Middleton, Idaho, after they had retired, so that she could finish her secondary education there. When they were both attending Ambassador College in Pasadena, California, Libby and Dennis Schaefer had their first encounter with one another. Soon after their wedding, which took place on August 10, 1963, the newlyweds made the move to the Schaefer farm, which was located west of Tripp in South Dakota. Libby and her husband are responsible for the upbringing of their seven children, and she has devoted her life to taking care of them.
She found great joy in looking after the farm animals and tending to the huge garden that her family kept. This helped to keep her occupied in the downtime that occurred between the antics of the children. She didn’t have a lot of time for hobbies, but she truly enjoyed reading up on how to maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Following a period of time spent living a nomadic lifestyle, Libby and Dennis eventually settled down in the area surrounding Fields, Oregon, and started their retirement there. Because several of their offspring had decided to make this place their permanent home, she was able to spend more time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Libby Bailey was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Maxine (Kern) Bailey, as well as her brothers, Tom, Walt, Fred, and Bob Bailey, and her sister, Colleen Hutcheon. In addition, Libby’s young grandchild also preceded her in death before she did.