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Vondean Rue Schmidt

    Vondean Rue Schmidt passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 79. She was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on December 17, 1941 to Oscar E. Schmidt and Clara N. Schmidt. Vondean was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church.

    She grew up and attended school in Llano, and graduated from Texas Lutheran University.

    For 36 years she was a teacher in Edna, Texas. She retired to Llano County, where she enjoyed living many years on the family ranch, hosing fun-filled family reunions, and entertaining her friends.

    Her final residence was a Windchime, and assisted living facility in Kingsland.

    She made friends easily and was always an advocate for the other residents and the staff that cared for them. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Marble Falls.

    Vondean was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Nolan Schmidt, and Robert Schmidt and wife Lillie; her sister Doris Tate and husband Bill, and brother-in-law Teddy Joe Talley. Also leaving too soon, were her long time friends and extended family, Billy and Carol Davis and Barbara Buck. She is survived by her sister Gladys Talley; nieces Sandra Wilson, Carol Jones, Darla Elam, Debra LeRoy and husband Dan. Nephews surviving her are Kenneth Tate, Leon Schmidt and wife Roxanne, Daryl Talley and wife Rosie; along with a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews; God children, and beloved cousins.

    She also leaves behind her dear friends Ron and Pat Fountain, Bill and Margie Bryan, David and Dianne Coan, Gary and Celeste Hagel, Leon Buck, and Dan Magee.

    The graveside service officiated by Reverend Harold Vanicek, Jr. and Reverend Nick Bohmann, was held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Llano City Cemetery.

    Vondean requested memorial contributions be given to St. Peter’s Church of Marble Falls or her favorite charity, Lutheran World Relief.

    The family is grateful for the care and love she received while living at Windchime; the visits and ministry by Nick Bohmann; the caring doctors and nurses at Ascension Seton in Burnet; and the compassion shown by the nurses and caregivers of Altus Hospice in her final days. She was loved by many, and will be missed by all.

    Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to whhfuneral1@verizon.net.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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