Cheri Lea Mossey Schmidt

Saturday, November 5, 2022
Cheri Lea Mossey Schmidt

On Oct. 25, 2022, our angel fell peacefully asleep and became one of God’s angels. Cheri was greeted with open arms to her one and only, Cliff, and all of her family and friends.

Cheri Lea Mossey Schmidt was born to parents, Leon “Cap” and Doris Mossey in Denton on Nov. 28, 1938. She was raised in Denton and on the ranch, graduating as Salutatorian of her class in 1956. Upon graduation she went on to attend Northern Montana College in Havre where she met her husband, Clarence Schmidt. She received her degree in Elementary Education and became a school favorite throughout her teaching career. She substitute taught until she was 80 years old.

Cliff and Cheri enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and following their children’s activities wherever they took them. Cheri loved helping others and was always ready to feed an army or the harvest and haying crew. Every week a batch of cookies would magically appear. Cheri loved her children and grandchildren beyond the moon.

Cheri and Clarence were married on June 26, 1960, in Denton at the Denton Methodist Church. They owned a farm and ranch on the Greenfield Bench until they moved to town in May of 2013. Clarence passed away in December 2014.

Cheri served her community being active in the St. Paul Lutheran Church. She served in many capacities including Sunday school teacher, Luther League advisor, and church council. She also served on the Fairfield Senior Citizens Board, Teton Medical Center Board, and was an election judge.

Cheri is survived by her children, Sandra (Matt) Pepos of Great Falls, Michael Schmidt of Fairfield, and Curtis (Kim) Schmidt of Alturas, Calif.; grandchildren, Dustin (Tasha) Pepos of Great Falls, Mathias Pepos of Great Falls, Karolina (Peyton) Pepos of Billings, Kelly Schmidt of Great Falls, Erik and Logan Schmidt of Alturas, Calif.; sisters, Diane (Ray) Young of Great Falls and Susan A. Quick of Denton; sisters-inlaw, Joan Schmidt of Great Falls and Carol Schmidt of Great Falls; many nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grandnephews; and many godchildren. Preceding Cheri in death was her husband, Clarence Schmidt; parents, Cap and Doris Mossey; sister, Kathleen (Melvin) Powers; brother, Leon Mossey II; brother-in-law, Glen Quick; nephew, Jeff Powers; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Schmidt; and many members of the Schmidt, Wilson, and Mossey families.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment of ashes will follow the service at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery with a luncheon at the church to follow. Flowers will be provided by Life In Bloom. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable suggestions by the family include Pack the Place in Pink (1425 Oklahoma Star Trail West, Billings, MT 59105), Fairfield Senior Center (420 Central Avenue, Fairfield, Montana) or St. Paul Lutheran Church (Fairfield, Montana).

We love you mom; you are our rock. Condolences for the family may be shard online at www.