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Betty Schmidt

October 8, 1924 May 25, 2018
Betty Schmidt
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Betty Barber Schmidt died Friday, May 25, 2018 at the age of 93. Born in Howison, Mississippi, on October 8, 1924, she was the daughter of Walter W. and Hazel G. Barber. She attended Moss Point High School, Mississippi State College for Women (now Mississippi University for Women), and Touro Infirmary School of Nursing in New Orleans. She served in the Nurse Cadet Corps during and after WWII, at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital (now the Tsehootsooi Medical Center) in the Navajo Nation in Arizona. In 1948, she moved with some friends to Casper, Wyoming, where she met and married Arthur Schmidt. She worked at the Natrona County Hospital there, and when the family moved to California, at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. The couple lived in San Pedro, CA, where they owned and operated a petroleum chemical company, then retired to Moss Point.
Betty was active in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in California and served as Flotilla Commander. She gained many enduring friendships from that time. In later years, Betty volunteered at Singing River Hospital.

Betty is survived by her brother, Charles, of Texas; four children, Maxine (Becky), of Northampton, MA, Larry, Ken (Janice) and Tom, all of Moss Point, MS; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and ten nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Arthur, and her brother Graham. She was a loving daughter, mother, aunt and sister. Her family and friends tell many stories of her kindness, humor and love of fun.

In lieu flowers, please consider contributing to her favorite charities: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the ASPCA

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