Amelia Victoria Schmidt (sponsored obituary) |

Amelia Victoria Schmidt (sponsored obituary)

Amelia Victoria Schmidt

April 5, 1913 – August 7, 2008

Amelia passed away peacefully in Grass Valley, CA on August 7 at the age of

95, with her loving niece at her side. Amelia was born in San Francisco to

Amelia (Schwab) and Victor E. Schmidt and was the third of four children.

She graduated from Girls’ High School in 1931.

Her early years were marked by the death of her father in the Spanish Flu

Epidemic, and the Great Depression and WW II. Most of her working life was

spent as a government employee for the US Army at the Presidio and Fort


Amelia (Minnie) possessed an intelligent and inquisitive mind, a sense of

humor and had a broad knowledge of many subjects. A lover of books, poetry,

photography, art and collecting were among her lifelong interests. She had a

generous and compassionate nature, contributed to many charities and

organizations, was a volunteer at the Little Sisters of the Poor and a Pink

Lady at St. Mary’s in San Francisco. Countless injured and homeless cats

found a safe haven with her.

After living in her beloved San Francisco for 87 years, she moved to Grass

Valley to be assisted by her niece during her long battle with Alzheimers.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Victor and Joseph, and is survived by

her sister, Louise Villarreal of Grass Valley; her nieces, Louise Barsten of

Nevada City and Dona Marriott of Los Altos; her nieces’ children, Greg

Barsten, Julie Barsten Pascualy, Joy Marriott and Megan Marriott; and four

great grand nieces. She will live in our hearts forever.

Final arrangements are pending.

The family extends their gratitude for all the wonderful care and support

given by Dr. Eckerling, Barbara Larsen of Del Oro Caregivers and all the

special angels at the Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital.

I have passed the mountain peak

and my soul is soaring in the firmament

of complete and unbounded freedom;

I am in comfort,

I am in peace.

-Kahil Gibran

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