July 11, 1952 - November 29, 2013

Richard Schmidt - Jr. Portrait ~ Richard Schmidt - 1970 - Sr. Portrait

Richard Schmidt ~ recent

Richard Schmidt, the son of Henry and Margaret Schmidt and the brother of Tom, Lucy ('61), Harry ('64), Georgia ('65) and Steve ('82) passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 29, 2013.

Together Richard and his wife, Sandi, raised their children, pets, gardens, and spent their days creating flutes and ocarinas, turning the hours to music. He and Sandi created Clayzeness Whistleworks [] and positively affected the entire Pike Place Market community for thirty years as they sold their musical treasures that now travel the globe.

Richard had many artistic ventures in Richland before he met the love of his life, Sandra Knirck Schmidt ('68) and settled in Mukilteo, WA with their four children: Amie, Tyson, Daniel, and Sarah. He was the proud grandfather to Justin, Kendra, Ethan, T.J., Kyla, and Beau.

He touched the hearts and minds of so many people, we are overcome just trying to comprehend.

Published in The Herald (Everett) on December 10, 2013. Guest Book has expired