John Schmid III

Monday, February 5, 2018

John "Johnny" Edwin Schmid III passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at the age of 35. He was a beloved son, brother, friend, and uncle. His infectious laugh and huge heart will be especially remembered and missed.

A celebration of Johnny’s life was held at 9:52 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Johnny was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 5, 1982 to John and Vickie Schmid. He was joined two years later by his sister Cynthia.

Father, John Schmid Jr, served in the Air Force for most of Johnny's life. That travel and adventure he experienced early on quickly became a major theme in his life.

Johnny spent his early childhood in Las Vegas before the family was transferred to Alconbury, England. Shortly after learning chips were actually fries, and biscuits were really cookies, Johnny and his family came back to the States to Apple Valley, California.

In 1992, the family settled in Mountain Home, where Johnny would leave a lasting legacy of laughter and adventure.

Johnny quickly became friends with a close group of people that were drawn to his magnetic personality. There was never a stunt that was too dangerous for his bike, or a staircase too tall for his skateboard.

Whether he was exploring the surrounding desert areas, or rearranging the furniture at the local park, Johnny was never too busy to drop everything he was doing to help a friend.

Those who were close to him could count on him for anything at any time. They will tell you he was one of the very few people more reliable than a Rolex.

After school, Johnny combined his love of cooking and his need for adventure to explore the West Coast. From Portland, Oregon, to Denali National Forest in Alaska, to Lake Tahoe, California, he traveled from place to place exploring new areas and conquering new challenges.

He would briefly visit home between adventures and all his friends would gather to celebrate his return and listen to the stories he would tell. Near the end, it was Johnny's love of family and friends that called him back home to Mountain Home.

Johnny is survived by his father, John Schmid Jr; mother, Vickie Schmid; sister, Cynthia Wetli and her husband Lars; niece and nephew, Annaka and Ryker Wetli; his closest friend, Paul Catalino and family, grandfather, John Schmid; girlfriend, Mandy Smith; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too numerous to list who all loved him deeply.