Henry George Schmidt, 93, died June 8, 2019, in Enumclaw.
He was born May 29, 1926, in St. Helena, California, to the late Frances M. (Thompson) and Henry George Schmidt Sr. One year ago he and his wife Jean moved to High Point Village in Enumclaw to be near their daughter Caryn. They were previously from Sonoma County, California. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist mate aboard a ship in the Asiatic Pacific during World War II. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in biology and history from the University of Southern California. He also earned a degree as an X-ray technician to help himself through college and received honors from the American College of Radiology Society. He was a retired elementary school teacher and loved teaching fourth through eighth grades. He also owned and operated two flower shops in Sonoma County. He was a member of the Delta Phi Sigma fraternity, the Lions Club, the Redwood Empire Rose Society in Sonoma County and was a longtime Deacon in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is survived by wife Jean Elizabeth Schmidt of Enumclaw; sons Michael Shouse (Christy) of Middletown, California, and Thomas Shouse (Cantrice) of Hilo, Hawaii; daughters Dawn Schmidt of Long Beach, California, Caryn Sandwith (Scott) of Black Diamond and Mary Crawford (Jim) of Parma, Idaho; sister Jackie Longinetti of La Mesa, California; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sister Florence Collings, daughter Kathy Winston and son Bill Schmidt.
Remembrances may be made in his name to Plateau Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 391, Enumclaw, 98022 or the American Heart Association, 710 Second Ave., No. 900, Seattle, 98104.
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 26; an inurnment service with military honors will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent and a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Enumclaw Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Arrangements are by Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home. All may share a memory with his family on the tribute wall at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.