Mrs. Eva Gudrun Schmidt, born Christmas Eve, 1930, departed this world the morning of January 21, 2012, following a rich life full of adventure, travel, family and friends.
Eva was born in Västenede, Håsjö socken, Jämtland län, Sweden. She was the third of eight children born to Nils and Gunhild Lydén. She began her adventures early, leaving Sweden for the United States when she was 20 years old. After settling in Chicago, she worked as a dental technician and met her future husband, Arthur Schmidt, with whom she had three children, Linda, Peter, and Thomas. The family moved to Oregon in 1967, settling in Philomath in 1968.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Bosc, and her husband, Jeän Pierre, of California; two sons, Peter Schmidt of Blountstown, FL, and Thomas Schmidt and his wife, Susan, of Washington State; two grandsons, Ryan Schmidt and his wife, Amanda, of Alabama, and Pierre Bosc of California; three great-grandchildren, Derek, Katie and Cameron, all of Alabama; two brothers, Sture and Kalle, of Sweden; and one sister, Ingegerd, of Sweden.
No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-2266).