Evelyn Newcomer Schmidt
Evelyn Newcomer Schmidt, 86, of Bandera passed away Thursday Sept. 19, in San Antonio. She was born on March 19, 1927, in Boerne to Birdie Ellis and Elmo Newcomer. Evelyn's siblings were Charlie Newcomer, Laura Belle Newcomer Smith, William Elmo Newcomer and Clyde Emmitt Newcomer.
Evelyn attended primary and middle school in Pipe Creek, and graduated from Burbank High School in May 1944 as class salutatorian.
On Nov. 17, 1945, she married Rudolph "Buster" Schmidt in Kerrville, Texas. On January 20, 1957, she gave birth to a daughter, Brenda Schmidt.
The couple worked together on the family ranch, tending cattle, farming and taking care of their family.
Evelyn felt that it was important to provide a welcoming home to everyone who needed her family's help.
At a time when most people were thinking about retirement, Evelyn began a career in county government and public service. She worked at the Bandera County Courthouse as an administrator for the judge's office for 11 years. Additionally, she continued to maintain the farm and ranch on her own for 31 years following Buster's passing.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Brenda Schmidt, of San Antonio; brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Johnnie Newcomer of Pipe Creek; sister-in-law Velma Saathoff of Medina; and cousins, Cleo Ellis and Dorothy Wellborn, both of Kerrville, and Mona Lawrence of San Antonio, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Buster, in January 1982; parents; brothers, Clyde Emmitt and William Elmo; and sister Laura Bell.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera with graveside services at Bandera Cemetery. Pastor Ken Dahlberg of the Bandera United Methodist Church officiated. Pallbearers were Hoby Craddock, Steve Morgan, Troy Baker, Charles Newcomer, Bill Newcomer, Chris Newcomer, Jim Carico and Daryl Burger.
Condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the "Send Condolences" link at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.