Velma Jeanne Schmidt

December 15, 1924 ~ February 25, 2019 (age 94)

Velma Jeanne Schmidt was born December 15, 1924 in Brighton, CO to Walter and Thelma (Rodgers) Pfalzgraf. Jeanne, as she preferred to be addressed, completed grades 1-8 in Denver. The family moved to Golden where she finished high school. After graduation the family again moved to Cheyenne where she took a job as a waitress until she gained employment at Fort Francis E. Warren Military Base, she worked as a secretary until 1945 when she married August Forrest Schmidt of Fort Lupton on December 28, 1945. After their marriage they returned to Dansville, Rhode Island where Forrest was stationed in the Navy until his honorable discharge in 1945. While there she worked in the ship’s service store, the office and the Inventory department. Upon their return to Fort Lupton they rented and lived on a dairy farm and later moved to the home of Forrest’s grandfather on S. Denver Ave where Forrest then farmed and raised cattle and horses. Jeanne worked for a few years got Beatrice Stirling until she took a secretarial position at Kuner Empson Canning Co in Brighton, retiring in 1983. In 1976 they built and moved into a home on WCR 10 where they continued farming and raising livestock and where Jeanne continued to live until her death, February 25, 2019. Jeanne and Forrest had a winter home in Fountain Hills, AZ where they enjoyed playing golf and cards with family and friends. They also traveled to the Caribbean and Grand Bahamas Island where they enjoyed many rounds of sunshine and golf. Jeanne was a mother and past President of P.E.O. Chapter AZ and the First United Methodist Church both in Fort Lupton. Jeanne is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Ron) Schuyler and Charlotte Jones both in Fort Lupton; and son Kit (Trish) Schmidt of Dolores, Co; grandchildren, Syd (Greg) Quenzer, Commerce City; Shelby (Rob) Burns, Brighton; Callie (Doug) Sprague, Farmington, NM; Blaine Schmidt, Huntington Beach, CA; AND Kent Schmidt, Dolores, CO; seven great grandchildren; five great, great grandchildren; six great, great, great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Jeanne was preceded in death by her loving husband and their infant son, her parents and brother. Cremation services by Erlinger’s of Fort Lupton. Memorials may be sent to First Methodist Church, 306 Park Ave, Fort Lupton, CO 80621.

Arrangements by Erlinger Funeral Home and Cremation Service Fort Lupton, Colorado.

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