Althea Mae Harris Schmidt

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Althea Mae Harris Schmidt

Althea Mae Harris Schmidt Althea Mae Harris Schmidt passed away on November 4, 2018 in Athens, Texas. She was born on September 15, 1935 in Carmel, Maine to Clarence and Lizzie Harris.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel Schmidt.
Althea enlisted in U.S. Air Force after high school graduation in Newport, Maine. She was assigned to school of Aviation Medicine Research Lab at Randolph AFB, in San Antonio Texas after graduating from Air University in Montgomery, Alabama. She later married Sgt Daniel Schmidt at the chapel at Randolph AFB. They lived at several air force bases before retiring to Cross Roads, Texas where Althea was a teachers aid for 27 years. Althea loved the outdoors. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and any work done outside. She loved to fish and camp and enjoyed the mountains and the beauty of God's creation.
Survivors include her son, Richard Schmidt and wife Janet; her daughter, Sheree Schmidt; her grandchildren, Jessica Adams and husband Clay, Hollie Britton and husband Josh; great-grandchildren, Liliana Adams and Jameson Britton; several nieces and nephews and special family friends.
Visitation and rosary service will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Autry's Carroll-Lehr. Rosary will begin at 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM at St. Edwards Catholic Church of Athens. Burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park of Tyler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl 17 Chicago, IL 60601. Arrangements by Autry's Carroll-Lehr.
Published on November 8, 2018
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Bernice Harris
Nov 09, 2018
I worked with Althea at Cross Roads School for many years. She was a wonderful caring person. I’m sorry I missed her service.
Norma Lewis
Nov 08, 2018
To the Family: I was sorry to hear of Althea's passing. I knew her from Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Malakoff. She was always a friendly and happy person to visit and share time with. Please know that I have her in my prayers for her soul's eternal rest in Heaven with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, God, The Father, and The Holy Spirit. I also will keep Althea's whole family in my prayers for peace and healing from your grief during this time in yours lives. May you find comfort in your memories of your loved one during this difficult time.