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Deseret Morning News, 11/24/09
Robert LeRoy Schmid 1924 ~ 2009 Robert LeRoy Schmid was born in Bern, Idaho on Sept. 12,
1924. During World War II, he was a cryptographic mechanic with the United States Army
with General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces in London,
England. There he met Frances White, a British cryptographer. Frances and Robert were
married June 2, 1945 in Versailles, France. Their first daughter, Pamela, was born in
England. The family lived in Frankfurt, Germany for a few years after the end of World War
II. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Robert began his education at the
University of Utah and then the College of Law. Later, he received an LLM from the
University of Washington. Robert was a Law Librarian and a pre-law counselor at the
University of Utah College of Law. He later became a teaching Professor at the law school.
Later, a second daughter, Patricia, was born. Robert and Frances shared over 61 years of a
wonderful marriage. Frances !
passed away in 2007. Robert is survived by Pamela and Michael Jorgensen of Salina, Utah,
and Patricia Schmid of Sandy, Utah. He is also survived by grandchildren Robert and Debi
Jorgensen and great-grandson William of Orem, Utah; and Richard and Joanne Jorgensen,
great-granddaughters: Jennifer, Emily and Megan of Sandy, Utah. Preceded in death by his
beloved wife Frances, his parents, sisters Anna Vigos, Dorothy Gilgen, Emma Lou Skinner
and Julia Schmid. Survivors include Alice Gortcinsky, Zenna Mae Bridges, David Schmid,
Marvin Schmid, Ivins Schmid, Connie Jensen and their families. Robert will be remembered
for his patience, kindness, decency, his love of puns, and for taking pictures of
everything and everyone. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Robert
Schmid Natural Resources Writing Award at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of
Utah in Salt Lake City. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November
25, 2009 Wasatch Lawn M!
emorial Park, with a visitation one hour prior to services at Wasatch
Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, SLC, Utah
Published in Deseret News from November 24 to November 25, 2009
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