It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Esther Shaffer.
Esther was the former vice president of Canyonville Academy and was the daughter in law of the school’s founder. Esther was married to Robert Shaffer who served for years as the president of the Academy. She was a lively, cheerful presence on campus for many years and was deeply loved by students and teachers.
Esther Shaffer’s Godly and positive attitude helped guide this administration. Her son, Roger Shaffer, serves as secretary of the board of directors and helped Canyonville Academy achieve national academic awards. Her daughter, Adele Beck serves on our board of directors and has led the Academy alumni for many years.
Our school office is named the Esther Shaffer Administration Building.
We will miss her deeply but we will not forget her. Plans for a memorial celebration of her life will be announced.
Doug Wead – President, Cori Burkhert – CEO, and Board of Administration
April 8, 2020