Myra Charlotte Shafer1,2

#8729, b. 29 July 1913, d. 24 April 2004
Father*John Averil Shafer1 b. 11 May 1858, d. 22 Sep 1921
Mother*Cynthia Ellen Parks1 b. 12 Dec 1875, d. 10 Dec 1938
     Myra Charlotte Shafer was born on 29 July 1913 Lambert, Richland County, Montana. Myra's delayed birth certificate gives her baptismal certificate, as well as Lawrence Elmer Casper's birth certificate, as evidence of her birth place and date.1,3 She was the daughter of John Averil Shafer and Cynthia Ellen Parks.1 Myra and Lawrence Mirl Casper were married 8 June 1942.4,3 Myra Charlotte Shafer died 24 April 2004, in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho at age 90 years, 8 months and 26 days.2

Myra C. Casper

Services for Myra Charlotte (Shafer, Corbin) Casper, who died Saturday at home in Nampa, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Burial will follow at the Emmett Cemetery.
Myra was born on July 29, 1913, in Montana to John Averil Shafer and Cynthia Ellen Parks. She married Emmett Corbin on Oct. 15, 1932, at Vale, Ore. Mr. Corbin passed away in May of 1941. She met Lawrence Mirl Casper while living in Emmett. They married on June 9, 1942, in Shoshone, Idaho. During their over 50 years of marriage they lived in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana, going where employment opportunities took them. Mr. Casper passed away in May 1994. She then moved to Atlanta, Ga., for a couple of years and then returned to Pocatello, Idaho, and eventually to Nampa in April of 2001.

Myra enjoyed knitting (especially baby sweater sets), crocheting, crossword puzzles and being around people. She was a lifetime member of The American Legion Auxiliary, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, AARP, and Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of World War I.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Casper, Spokane; Thomas Corbin of Schwenksville, Pa; and Lawrence Casper of Spokane; seven daughters, Ruth Laird, Boise, Idaho; Betty Smith, Idaho City, Idaho; Gloria Jones, Kennewick, Wash; Fae Casper, Atlanta, Ga; Shirley Winberg, Atlanta, Ga; Norma Jean Brata [sic should be Barta], Chubbuck, Idaho; Lyda Lowrance, Kennewick, Wash; 45 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and two unborn great-grandchildren and one unborn great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, three sons, a daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho, is in charge of arrangements. (208) 365-4491.

Children of Myra and Lawrence

Last Edited=5 Aug 2023


  1. [S19] 1920 US Census Population Schedule, Washington, District of Columbia, US National Archives, Year: 1920; Census Place: Dayton, Flathead, Montana; Roll: T625_971; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 37.
  2. [S419] FindAGrave, online, Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 24 June 2020), memorial page for Myra Charlotte Shafer Corbin Casper (29 Jul 1913–24 Apr 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8863196, citing Emmett Cemetery, Emmett, Gem County, Idaho, USA; Maintained by njbarta (contributor 47422012).
  3. [S395], online, Montana, Birth Records, 1897-1988; delayed birth certificate for Myra Charlotte Shafer.
  4. [S589] Newspapers Publisher Extra, online, The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) 30 Mar 2004, 25/5, obituary for Linda June Robinson.
  5. [S419] FindAGrave, online, Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 24 June 2020), memorial page for Linda June Casper Robinson (9 Feb 1946–28 Mar 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57680959, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA; Maintained by njbarta (contributor 47422012).