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