Deborah “Debbi” Kaye Schmidt

Deborah “Debbi” Kaye Schmidt

Deborah “Debbi” Kaye Schmidt

Wichita Falls, Texas

Deborah “Debbi” Kaye Schmidt, 74, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at Tiffin House Assisted Living and Memory Care in Georgetown, Texas. She resided there since December of 2020 after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Barbara Mitchell.

Debbi is survived by her husband, Dennis Schmidt; daughter, Jodi Schmidt; son, Bret Schmidt (Ashley); grandson, Brayden Schmidt; sisters, Donni Benson (David) and Carla Brown (Jeff); brother, Steve Mitchell (Diana); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Debbi was born May 15, 1948, in Emporia, Kan., to Donald and Barbara Mitchell. She was a teacher for many years, beginning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and finishing in Wichita Falls, Texas. In Wichita Falls, she taught at both Lamar Elementary and Crockett Elementary in second, third and fourth grades. Debbi was married to Dennis Schmidt for almost 50 years.

Besides spending time with her family and friends, Debbi enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting, tutoring, her dogs and spoiling her only grandchild. She was very involved with First Christian Church of Wichita Falls and volunteered for the annual Coats for Kids drive done with the local elementary schools. Debbi will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at First Christian Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Donations can be made in her name to First Christian Church for Coats for Kids.

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