Mitzi Carol (Bennett) Schaaf, 87, of Cortez, CO passed away of natural causes on March 17, 2020.
She was born in Pagoda, CO on February 2, 1933 to Mabel (Arnett) and Douglas Bennett.
Mitzi is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harold (Buddy) Schaaf; daughters Leilani Ann Reeves Viles (John) of Great Falls, MT; Sharla Kay Phillips (Everett) of Elko, NV; and stepdaughters Karen Whitt (Don) of Phoenix, AZ and Kelly Toliver of Durango, CO.
Surviving siblings are Dolores Christ, Betty Tucker, Ruth Lindauer, Art Bennett and John Bennett.
Mitzi wore many hats throughout her life, but excelled as a bookkeeper. She was always liked by her coworkers and she loved her jobs. Mitzi was an avid reader and crossword solver. She loved her rose gardens. She especially loved her 4 grandchildren whose lives she was very involved in while they were growing up. She is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in The Journal on May 11, 2020.