Paul Schmidt

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Paul M. Schmidt, 50, of Mountain Home, died at his home on Tuesday, December 4, 2007.

A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Paul was born on May 28, 1957, in Spokane, Wash., to Sonny and Donnis "Janie" Schmidt. He grew up in Athol, Idaho, and graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School.

After graduation he joined the US Air Force. He was discharged from the Air Force in 1983.

Paul married Stephanie Robson on Oct. 21, 1982.

Paul was an avid reader. He also enjoyed pool, darts and his family and friends.

He worked for Aguirre Pest and Lawn.

Paul is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Stephanie, of Mountain Home; his daughter, Christina Smith, of Kentucky; his stepdaughter, Shari, and her husband, Patrick Howard, of Maryland; his stepson, Kevin Burke, of Mountain Home; his stepson, Sean Poulton, of Boise; his mother, Janie Swain, of Florida; his father, Sonny, and his wife, Gloria Schmidt, of Hayden Lake; his brother, Johnny Schmidt, of Hayden Lake; his eight sisters, Dee, Wendy, Wanda, Rose, Mikie, Robin, Kim and Jody, and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Bob Swain, and his brother, Wade Swain.