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Carolyn Ann Schaefer

June 29, 1941 — December 4, 2020

Carolyn Ann Schaefer

Carolyn Ann Schaefer entered into her Heavenly Father's arms on December 4, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Karl Mathias Schaefer, daughter Diana Tremaine, daughter Lisa Chance and husband Scott, son Brent Jay Schaefer and sister Janie Birmingham and husband Tom, grandchildren Kayla and Brittney LaRue; Tanner and Greyson Chance, Alexa, husband Jake and daughter Sloane Savage and Gage Schaefer. She is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Annie Dvorak and brother Daniel Frank Dvorak.Carolyn was born on June 29, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK. She attended Corpus Christi grade school and Bishop McGuiness High School where she graduated in 1959. Her high school activities included singing and dancing.Carolyn married Karl on August 27, 1960 at Our Lady's Cathedral in Oklahoma City. They resided in Oklahoma City throughout their lives with their three children. Carolyn and Karl enjoyed dancing throughout their marriage, as well as traveling and socializing until later years when her health no longer permitted it. She also was an avid racquetball and tennis player in her younger years.Carolyn graduated from the Famous Artists School in Westport, CT in 1971 and began her illustrious career as a celebrated Oklahoma artist and was a member of the Oklahoma Art Guild. She was featured in many art shows throughout Oklahoma and Texas, as well as in galleries. She began teaching art to children in 1973 at Pirates Alley, but soon moved the classes to her home studio where she taught until the 1980's. She also taught adult art classes at Francis Tuttle College, sharing her love of painting with many. Several of her students went on to have art careers of their own, carrying on the legacy that Carolyn taught them. She featured many of her students' art in local art shows throughout the state of Oklahoma, including Mercy and Baptist Hospitals. In addition to her art career, Carolyn also worked outside the home for Terry Neese Personnel and Central Plaza from 1996 to 1999, where she was in marketing, sales and public relations. Due to concerns with the pandemic, Services have been changed to 1:45 PM Thursday, December 10, 2020 Graveside where Carolyn will be buried near her parents at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery on Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK.
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