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.
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