BOISE: Dorothy Schmidt, 91 of Cottonwood passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Boise. Dorothy was born February 12, 1928 at Cottonwood, Idaho the youngest of eleven children to John and Mary Wemhoff.
She attended St. Joseph’s Grade School and graduated from St. Gertrude’s Academy in Cottonwood. After graduation she worked at various jobs in Cottonwood.
On June 3, 1947, Dorothy married Virgil Schmidt in Cottonwood. Virgil passed away on November 16, 1998.
Dorothy and Virgil loved to travel throughout the United States plus Mexico and Jamaica. She was also fortunate enough to go on several cruises to the Bahamas and Alaska.
She was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics and St. Gertrude’s Museum and was a member of the St. Isidore’s Guild.
Dorothy enjoyed gardening, reading and she belonged to several Bridge and Pinochle groups.
She is survived by four daughters; Kathy Sivey and her husband Dick of Donnelly, Idaho, Norma Haener and husband Jim and Carol Mitchell and husband John Crockett all of Boise and Cheri Holthaus and husband Pat of Cottonwood. Eleven grandchildren; Brian, Jeremy, Kami, Mike, Amy, Tyler, Scott, Katie, Courtney, Kelsey and Annie. Twelve great grandchildren; Emily, Jacob, Ella, Lindsey, Jack, Kenzie, Sam, Kayla, Harper, Macy, Charlotte and Alexandra.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; Virgil, daughter; Connie, son in law; Rod, grandson; Steve and 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
Services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood with inurnment to follow at the Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery. A meal will follow the graveside services at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Services are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be sent to Sister Mary’s Children. Donations can be made through the website, sistermarychildren.org or sent to SMC PO Box 369, Craigmont, ID 83523.
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