Steven M. Schmidt, 63, of Amarillo died Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Amarillo, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., April 24, 2021, Saturday at
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 2101 N. Coulter St. (Corner of Tascosa Road and N. Coulter). The visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 23, 2021, Friday at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services located at 4207 S. 21st, Amarillo, Texas.
Steve was born in Worthington, Minnesota, on January 31, 1958, to Arthur and Jean Schmidt. He met and fell in love with his “Sweetheart,” Leslie Schmidt, and he proposed to her during their horseback ride through the shallow waves of the ocean at Padre Island. When they got back to the stables, she was given a beautiful rose and a poem (See Below). They then went back to their busy lives as Steve worked for a granite company, Rock Tops.
In his spare time, he worked on a classic Corvette, rode his motorcycle with his “Sweetie,” built five little bird houses, constructed and remodeled many different projects, and always stayed busy. Steve was blessed with a specific talent and skill constructing and building almost anything to perfection. His favorite get away was to go with his wife and help her dad at the ranch using a lot of those talents and skills in learning to become a rancher. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and experiencing different places and outdoor adventures, including fishing, hunting, kayaking, hiking, mountain climbing, relaxing on the beach, and site seeing the area. Steve always told his wife everything was a “we thing.”
Predeceased by his parents and one son, Christopher Schmidt. Survived by his wife, six children – Steven Schmidt and his wife Rachel, Justin Schmidt and his wife Hanna, Ryan Schmidt, Brianna Schmidt, Conner Schmidt, and Caitlin Schmidt; three step-children – David West and his wife Emily, Kandas Graham and her husband Dustin, and Joshua West; six grandchildren – Kyra Schmidt, Grady Schmidt, Gemma Schmidt, Griffin Schmidt, Lucy Schmidt, June Schmidt; seven step-grandchildren – Colton West, Branch West, Emma West, Dylan West, Case West, Teddy Graham, and Lexi Graham; six siblings – Jim Schmidt and his wife Rosalyn, Mark Schmidt and his wife Tami, David Schmidt and his wife Jinjer, Sandy Bishop and her husband David, Dan Schmidt and his wife Melanie, and Kathy Hadfield and her husband Greg, and a host of family and friends.
By Steve Schmidt
I met a girl, who touched my heart,
I didn’t even know where to start.
We laugh, we smile, and we giggle and cry,
For what brought us here we don’t know why.
We talk of many things that touch our hearts,
This brings us close – for we live far apart.
But even though I am here and she is there,
She is always included in my private prayers.
For the night will come and she will sleep,
Pray that Heaven’s Angels they will keep,
And as she rests my thoughts are there,
To let her know, I really do care.
To mend the wounds and bind the breaks,
And give my love – whatever it takes.
It is this Angel that makes me smile,
And whispers to me – It’s all worthwhile.
For she is an Angel that touched my heart,
And life is great – It’s a brand-new start.
To My Angel
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