Eva ‘Lorri’ Schmidt, 1942 ~ 2012
Nov 15, 2012 | 1728 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Eva Lorraine (Lorri) Schmidt returned home to be with her soul mate (Fritz) on Nov 8, 2012 from medical complications.

She was born on Nov 1, 1942 to Albert D. Fredericks and Eva L. Ziller. She was raised in Ouray, Colo., then relocated to Moab, Utah, with stepfather Johnny Clements at the age of 16. She married Bill Hawks in January 1960 in Moab; they had one son, Larry Ray. In June 1961, she was widowed due to a tragic mining accident.

She enrolled herself into nursing school and graduated in 1963. She married John G. Nicol in Denver, Colo., in Nov 1962. They were blessed with three children, Lisa, John and Jim, who they raised in Moab.

After a divorce she met her soul mate, Fred (Fritz) Schmidt, who she married in Nov 1975 in Grand Junction, Colo. They relocated between Wyoming and Utah until they finally settled in Tooele in 1976.

Her career as a nurse allowed her to work in many locations throughout the state. Her passion was spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, bowling, trips to Wendover, traveling and gardening. She found relaxation in all forms of needlework and was an excellent seamstress. Her family sought comfort and guidance through her strength as she provided a solid foundation to the family.

  She is survived by her children, Larry (Diane) Nicol, Belgrade, Mo., Lisa (Gary) Porter, John Nicol, and Jim Nicol and her sister, Jonie Clements all of Tooele; two brothers, Buddy (Ovalee) Fredericks, Harrisburg, Ill., and Willie (Nadine) Fredericks of Delta, Colo.; three stepchildren: Robyn (John) Johnson of Moab, Utah, Shelly (Ryan) Stewart of Las Vegas, Nev., and Shad (Melinda) Schmidt of Moab, Utah; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

  She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her stepdad, her eldest brother Julius Fredericks, and two grandsons, Dylan Nicol and Rile Nicol.

  An evening visitation was held at Tate Mortuary in Tooele from on Tuesday, Nov 13, and another visitation was held on Nov. 14 prior to service at Tate Mortuary. Interment was at the Tooele Cemetery next to her beloved husband, Fritz.

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.