Deanna Schmidt

Born: Denver on 19 December 1969

Passed away: Tucson on 27 September 2016

Aged: 46 years

Service Details

A wake will be held for family and friends at her home.

The Story

Deanna (DeDe) Kay Schmidt, 46, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on September 27, 2016. She was born in Denver, Colorado, on December 19, 1969, to Vernon and Patricia Braswell.

Having lived a short, but spirited life, Deanna was surrounded by loving family and friends at the time of her passing. Deanna always danced to the beat of her own drum and was a free spirit that lived in the moment. She enjoyed listening to loud music and always managed to sing along even louder. Her smile stretched from ear to ear and brought a special light to her eyes, brightening the entire room in turn.

Deanna is survived by her husband, James Schmidt; two daughters, Alisha Rosenof and Megan Schmidt; son, James Schmidt, Jr.; stepdaughter Jessica Schmidt and stepson Trevor Schmidt; mother, Patricia Peppard; two brothers, Vernon Braswell, Jr. and Brian Braswell; one grandson, Derek Keith; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Deanna was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Braswell.

There will be a wake held in her memory at the family home on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 2pm to 6pm at 4700 W. Mars St, Tucson, AZ 85741.
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Deanna, Thank you for the laughs, the deep conversations, and the chat's. You were fierce, beautiful, and strong. Thank you for the memories, and all of those songs. I will say goodbye now but, only for a while because, when I want to see you, I will just remember your smile. With love & sympathy. Lenna M. Corwin.

Lenna Corwin


Prayers for all the family

Fran Schilt