Camilla Lloyd-Butler Shafer ’80 grew up in Oxnard, California, the child of Jim and Cynthia Lloyd-Butler and brother of Tom. Camilla attended St. Bonaventure High School and SCU, where she developed many lifelong friendships and sung in the Santa Clara Chorale. Music was always a big part of Camilla’s life. In addition to the chorale work she did, she played piano through high school, and her love for music expanded in later years to include everything from Classical to rap. Camilla began her career in the Los Angeles fashion industry, where she developed her quality taste in clothing, purses, and shoes. She had a curious mind and an adventuresome spirit, inherited from her mother and grandmother. She organized numerous family trips around the U.S., including Lake Tahoe, New York, and The Greenbrier Resort, and to Europe with her family. Later, she visited dear friends in Tokyo, Amsterdam, and London while in remissions from her illness. On her trips in recent years, she tired easily, especially in museums, but found she could revive herself with a little shopping in a boutique or department store. She remained committed to a solid foundation of Christian principles, elegance, high standards, and faith—qualities that received respect from friends and family alike. Above all, she was committed to the end—as a daughter, a mother, a wife, and a friend to many. On April 14, 2018, Camilla passed away at her home with her family and vigilant two German shepherds at her side. Over the course of ten years, she refused to succumb to her breast cancer, and despite numerous setbacks, always beat it back. She was unwilling, at any cost, to give up her roles as a daughter, mother, wife, sister, and friend—and a source of life to all those around her. She was quite a trooper but her cancer finally caught up with her. Camilla is survived by sons Jamie and Weiler, brother, Tom, father, Jim, husband, Art, and many relatives.

08 Nov 2018