DR. WALTON LOUAINE SHAFFER, a founding chairman of the
Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Browns-McHardy
Clinic died June 12, 1996 at his home in Metairie, LA.
He had just turned 60 on March 20, 1996. He was buried
in the Hope Mausoleum.
Dr. Shaffer was born March 20, 1936, in Strawn, TX, to
Cecil L. Shaffer & Anna Sadver Shaffer (both deceased).
He attended St. Rita's Parochial school & graduated from
Ranger High School at Ranger, TX with high honors in 1953.
He was a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin
and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
He interned at Duke University, was assistant chief at
Webb Air Force Base Hospital in Big Spring and completed
his residency at the University of Oklahoma. He was a
Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Shaffer developed the Rape Crisis Program at the Lakeside
Hospital in Metairie, LA, which provides help to the rape
victims through the Jefferson Parish Coroner's and district
He was named Chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
at Lakeside Hospital in 1973 and was a member of the hospital's
board of directors from 1974 to 1978. He was also the President
of the medical staff. He was chairman of the Obstetrics and
Gynecology Department at Browns-McHardy Clinic from 1986 to 1994.
He was a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
and a member of the Advisory Council of the American College of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Jefferson Parish and Louisiana
Survivors include his wife, Paula Jeanne Mackey Shaffer; a
son, Victor A. Shaffer; a daughter, Jennifer Shaffer Nolan;
his mother, Ann Sadver Shaffer; and two sisters, Patricia
Shaffer Trussell (RHS-1956) of El Paso & Linda Shaffer Schaab
(RHS-1957) of Ballwin, MO.
MOTHER: ANNA D. SADVER SHAFFER, 87, of Ranger, TX passed
away on April 16, 2003, at an El Paso hospital. Burial was
in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Mrs. Shaffer was born on May 16, 1915 in Lyra, TX, to George
& Mary Manick Sadver. She attended school at Strawn. She
married Cecil L. Shaffer in 1935, he preceded her in death
in 1990. She was a faithful and active member of St. Rita's
Catholic Church where she was a past Altar Society President.
She was a homemaker and well known for her excellent cooking
and baking abilities.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia L. Trussell (RHS-1956)
of El Paso; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda (RHS-1957) and
Bill Schaab of St. Louis, MO; a daughter-in-law, Paula Shaffer
of Metairie, LA; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and
Lewis Janosek of Austin; four grandchildren; four great-grand-
children; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son, Dr. Walton
Louaine Shaffer (RHS-1953).