Obituary for Roberta “Berta” Ann Schaffer
Roberta “Berta” Ann Newton Schaffer, 85, of Queen Creek, AZ, passed away December 4, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.
She was born on Feb 15th, 1937 in Denver, CO to Bonnie Jean Newton and Otto Newton. Roberta was the oldest child and the only girl. Roberta had two brothers, Otto Newton, Jr. (Juny) and Gary Newton.
Roberta attended secretary school in Denver. She then went to work for Sundstrand, where she met the love of her life, Melvin Schaffer. They married and had two children, Annette Williams and Raymond Schaffer.
In 1969, Roberta and Mel moved to Mesa, AZ.
Roberta had several careers through the years. At Motorola she worked 3rd shift so she could be home in the mornings to get her kids off to school. She also sold Avon for many years.
When Roberta and Mel retired, they moved to Payson, AZ. She took up quilting and made several quilts for family and friends. She also loved gardening, attending church, spending time with her friends, playing cards and bingo. She loved her cats, Gilliam and Mel.
Most of all, Roberta loved her family and having opportunities to spend time with her children, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. She will be dearly missed by all that know her.
Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Schaffer; her parents, Bonnie and Otto Newton; and brother, Otto Newton, Jr.