Our loving father, grandfather and brother William (Bill) Schmidt Sr. lost his battle with cancer passing from this Earth on Feb. 16, 2012 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born March 13, 1934 to Frank and Maudie Morgan Schmidt in Plainview, Texas.
Bill married Joyce E. Horsley Aug. 20, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nev., later divorced. Together they made their home in Wellington where they raised seven beautiful children. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps Era Korean War. He spent much of his life working road construction and coal mining. Bill was also an amazing carpenter.
Bill was a member of the VFW where he and his lady companion Judy enjoyed volunteering their time for different matters including using their dog Shamrock as a mascot. He loved the state of Utah especially when it came time for camping and hunting with his family and friends. One of Bill's greatest enjoyments was fishing with his buddy and his best friend Bob. Some of Bill's best memories were the cruises to Alaska he took with friends Bob and Nancy and his twin sister Mary Katherine, going to school reunions and visits from his children. Dad was the best by far and he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
William (Bill) is survived by his children, William Jr. (Patty) Schmidt, West Jordan, Frank (Debbie) Schmidt, Kalama, Wash., Timothy (Raylene) Schmidt, Wellington, Shane Schmidt, Kenilworth, Tamara (Ronnie) Schmidt Gutierrer, Helper, Shanna (Lyle) Schmidt Hadden, Wellington, Shauna (Dean) Schmidt Hadden, Wellington; twin sister, Mary Katherine Brisky, Puyallup, Wash; 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Frank Schmidt; nephew and niece, William Lee (Diane) Schmidt; grandson, Travis Schmidt; great-grandson, Triston Schmidt, and very dear friend, Nancy Marrow.
Graveside services will be held April 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Wellington Cemetery. A dinner will follow the service at the Carbon/Emery Church of Christ, 3300 E. Highway 6, in Price.