Lavena Mae Schmidt
LAVENA MAE SCHMIDT
BEEVILLE - Lavena Mae Schmidt passed away Saturday April 27, 2013 at the age of 91, in Victoria, TX. She was born Lavena Mae Smith in 1921 in Angleton, TX.
She attended various schools throughout South and East TX during her childhood and graduated from Angleton High School, Angleton, TX in May 1939. She attended Southwestern Business School in Houston prior to marriage to Ernest Otto Schmidt of Taft, TX.
She lived the bulk of her adult life in San Patricio and Bee Counties, Texas where she and Ernie raised their family. Lavena was the chief domestic engineer, bookkeeper, chauffer and cheerleader for a household of active kids, a busy husband, and a bustling farming and cattle feeding operation. She also worked in the Tax Collector's office in Beeville for several years. She was much loved and respected by all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.
She was preceded in death by Ernest Otto Schmidt, her much loved husband of many years, her parents Roland Galger Smith and Lonie (Sims) Smith of Angleton, TX, and her sister Genevieve Smith Freudenthal of Algiers, LA.
She is survived by son Ernest Paul Schmidt (Cheryl), daughters Barbara Schmidt Teer (Ken), and Judy Schmidt Troell (Mike); grandchildren Bradley Schmidt (Caye), Justin Schmidt (Crystal), Kelly Schmidt Pool (Jim), David Teer, Brett Troell (Tami), Becky Troell Beatty (Galen), Sarah Troell Meyer (Chad), Mary Troell Simmons (Garry); 17 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and the greats in Texas and California.
Services: 2:30 pm, Tuesday April 30, 2013 at Galloway Funeral Home, 409 N. Tyler, Beeville, TX.
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, April 29, 2013.
PallBearers: Bradley Schmidt, Justin Schmidt, Jim Pool, David Teer, Brett Troell, Galen Beatty, Chad Meyer, Garry Simmons, Wesley Schmidt, Juan Molina.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, 361-358-2512.