Obituary: Schmidt (Dubois), Renee J.
SCHMIDT (Dubois), Renee J. (Age 77) Passed away on December 30, 2012. Renee was born in Spokane, Washington on March 10, 1935 to Joseph and Annie Dubois and graduated from Marycliff High School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ron. Ron and Renee raised their children in Spokane but made their home at Sacheen Lake for the past 34 years. Renee is survived by her five children: Suzie (John) Gruss, Katherine (Don) Kiehl, Joseph (Terre) Schmidt, Michelle (Dan) Welch, and Andy Schmidt. Grandma ‘Ne leaves behind her six grandchildren: Jennifer and Katie Welch, Karen Kiehl, Conrad, Madison and Gabriella Schmidt. She was one of seventeen children of which her brothers Charlie and Harvey Dubois and sister Donna Hollister survive her. Renee worked at The Crescent department store until shortly after she and Ron started their family. She remained a homemaker staying home raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. She found time to volunteer teaching religious education at St. Francis Assisi Church and supporting Ron on the many councils and committees he volunteered for. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and wood crafting. The Schmidt Kids would like to thank the staff at Avalon Care Center who cared for our mother over the past two years. A vigil service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Presentation, Deer Park and interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Poor Clare Sisters of Spokane. Please visit Renee’s on-line memorial at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com Arrangements entrusted to: