(May 3, 2005)
Mildred M. Schmidt, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 3 after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She died at Powell Valley Hospital.
She was born March 9, 1925, in Ozark, Mo., daughter of Charles E. Hampton and Mary Bertha (Hodges) Hampton. She came to Wyoming with her family when she was 18 months old and lived her lifetime in Powell.
She graduated from Powell High School in 1943. She married Richardt Schmidt on Feb. 23, 1943, in Billings, Mont., and they were married 59 years. During World War II and the Korean Conflict, she and later she and her family, went with Richard, her husband, to various military sites where he was stationed. She was a bookkeeper and secretary for 25 years in her late husband's insurance office.
She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Women on Mission.
Among her hobbies, she enjoyed cake decorating, ceramics and reading. She worked in the church nursery for many years and loved children. She was a very loving and giving person.
Her own grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life, and she kept going because of them. She was on kidney dialysis for more than seven years.
Survivors include a son, Dean Schmidt (Karen) of Chickasha, Okla.; a daughter, Linda Greaham (Bill) of Powell; a sister-in-law, Shirley Hampton and children of Billings, Mont.; four grandchildren, Amy (Ken) Roberts of Stillwater, Okla., Dirk Schmidt of Cleveland, Okla., Julie (Leif) Ohman of Powell and Jeff (Christie) Greaham of Powell; and seven great-grandchildren, Harley Riddle, Kirk, Kelsey, Dillon and Nikki Ohman and Dalton and Elise Greaham.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at First Southern Baptist Church, a celebration of her life. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Mickey Wells of Kaycee and Interim Pastor Don Hall of First Southern Baptist Church will preside. For those who wish, memorials to Gideon Bibles or Mountain Top Baptist Assembly Youth Camp would be appreciated by the family.