Judith Schafer Obituary

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Judith Ann Schafer

December 12, 1942 - December 16, 2014
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Judith Ann Kelleher on December 16, 2014, age 72 years. She was born on December 12, 1942. Predeceased by her Parents: Beryl Rabouin and Robert C. Kelleher, M.D. Beloved wife of Timothy G. Schafer and mother of Ashley Elizabeth Schafer and T. Gregory Schafer. Grandmother of: Andrew G. Schafer, Linus Schafer-Goulthorpe, and Charlotte W. Schafer. Sister of Cody A. Kelleher. Mother-in-Law to Elizabeth Billings Schafer and Mark Goulthorpe. Judith Kelleher Schafer obtained a BA from H. Sophie Newcomb College, and an MA and PhD in History from Tulane University. She was both a highly regarded scholar and professor of American...

Judith Ann Kelleher on December 16, 2014, age 72 years. She was born on December 12, 1942. Predeceased by her Parents: Beryl Rabouin and Robert C. Kelleher, M.D.



Beloved wife of Timothy G. Schafer and mother of Ashley Elizabeth Schafer and T. Gregory Schafer. Grandmother of: Andrew G. Schafer, Linus Schafer-Goulthorpe, and Charlotte W. Schafer. Sister of Cody A. Kelleher. Mother-in-Law to Elizabeth Billings Schafer and Mark Goulthorpe.



Judith Kelleher Schafer obtained a BA from H. Sophie Newcomb College, and an MA and PhD in History from Tulane University. She was both a highly regarded scholar and professor of American history and legal history at Tulane University and Tulane University Law School where she worked for over 30 years. Dr. Schafer published numerous articles and essays in law reviews and historical journals. She also published three books: Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana (winner of the Francis Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association and the Kemper Williams award of the Louisiana Historical Association; Becoming Free, Manumission and Enslavement in Antebellum New Orleans; and Brothels, Depravity and Abandoned Women: Illegal Sex in Antebellum in New Orleans, winner of the Gulf Coast Historical Association’s book prize for 2011.



She served as the President of the Louisiana Historical Association and Associate Director of the Murphy Institute for Political Economy. She was a member of the American Society for Legal History, the Southern Historical Association, and the Louisiana Historical Association, where she served as president in 2002 and was elected to the Company of Fellows. The organization honored her scholarship with the McGinty Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.



She was a eucharistic minister at Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church in Grand Isle, Louisiana.



Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Poor Clare Nuns on Henry Clay Avenue.



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