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Sylvia Ann (Kell) Schmidt

July 22, 1938 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 81)


Sylvia Ann Schmidt, 81, of Jensen, Utah, passed away peacefully at home on July 5, 2020. She was born July 22, 1938 in Alamosa, Colorado to Ralph Allen and Greta Camilla Covey Kell. Sylvia married Harold Dean Schmidt in Taos, New Mexico on May 19, 1956.

Sylvia and Harold raised their family in Monte Vista, Colorado until Harold's work took them to Mountain City, Nevada in 1972. They then moved to Jensen, Utah where they opened "Silverpick Rock Shop". Sylvia ran the rock shop until Harold retired. They went on many rockhounding adventures together. Sylvia loved taking care of her flower gardens and yard. Her favorite thing was to spend time with her family, but mostly her grandchildren. And they all loved their "Ninny".

She leaves behind her children Elaine Anderson of Lake Los Angeles, California; Brian Schmidt, Laura (Billy) Ainge, and Preston Schmidt all of Jensen. Grandchildren Sonya, Sarah, Christopher, Jamie, Jason, Teresa, Brittany, Justine, Marc, Courtney and Brandi. 20 great grandchildren, a sister Ruth Goad, sister-in-law Verna Schmidt and many nieces and nephews.

Sylvia is preceded in death by husband Harold, son Kent Schmidt, sister Karen, brother James and brother-in-law's Vernon Schmidt and Donnie Goad and nephew Melvin Goad.

Graveside services will be held at a later date where she will be laid to rest next to Harold at the Colorado Veterans Cemetery at Homelake, Monte Vista, Colorado. Online condolences may be shared at

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