Jean Fern Crowther Schmidt
1929 - 2016
Jean Fern Crowther Schmidt, our loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 86 on October 3, 2016 at home.
Jean was born November 24, 1929 in Salt Lake City to Fern Sarah Post and Cecil W. Crowther. She married the love of her life, Max Glenn Schmidt, on October 4, 1947 and they had 53 happy years together until his death in June 2000. They were sealed for eternity in The Salt Lake City Temple. She was later married to Richard Winegar.
Jean leaves behind her children Pamala (Terry) Hyde, Max Kevin Schmidt, Jan Harrelson and many loved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
For the last seven years of her life Jean valiantly battled Alzheimer's disease. The family is so grateful to her selfless son Max Kevin who left his profession and devoted his life full-time to her care along with Linda, Jean's sweet live in caregiver and best friend. Together Kevin, Jean and Linda traveled the country celebrating Jean's life, exploring new places and visiting her friends and family. Jean was always loving and appreciative for the help and care she received from others. Although she struggled to talk near the end, her eyes never stopped smiling. She is now free from all suffering and has returned to the arms of her loving husband Max. Jean's family celebrated her life with her, these last precious years together.
Tribute to Our Mums
Written by Harmonee and Krystal Bain (granddaughters)
Although our sweet Mums has physically left us, she leaves behind incredible memories and her presence in everything. To be blessed by her means you've experienced her infectious laugh, unconditional love, reassuring touch, detail to beauty, infallible cleanliness, relentless sweet tooth, dedication to her 5 daily fruits and vegetables and many other unique attributes.
Mums had the rare opportunity to spend the last few years traveling the country with her selfless son, Kevin and earthly angel, Linda who provided her with the upmost love and support through the latter part of her life's journey. When she wasn't traveling, her loving daughter Pam and musical husband Terry provided a tranquil reprieve. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for their unconditional love and sacrifice in making sure our Mums had nothing but the best.
We carry her in our hearts!