On June 26, 2019, Stephen Lee Schmidt, loving husband and father of three children passed away at the age of 80. He was born on June 19, 1939 in Blue Springs, Missouri to Albert and Pearl Schmidt.
Stephen married Judy in 1973, and together they raised 3 boys; John, Sean, and Michael.
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps on July 30, 1959, he was a successful retail manager at Thrifty Drug stores in California and Arizona. In 1991, Steve and Judy moved to Seal Rock, Oregon where he spent several years as a manager at Craft Warehouse in Newport before he retired.
Stephen loved his family, enjoyed feeding and watching birds, and loved his many pets to include his last dog Howie. He enjoyed fishing and passed his passion for nature on to his sons. He is loved and will be missed.
Military honors and visitation will be held on July 2, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Bateman Funeral Home in Newport, Oregon.