Mrs. Ruth Bridgeman SchmidMrs. Ruth Bridgeman Schmid, 87 years of age, born Ruth Mary Bridgeman, passed away, peacefully, in her Port Angeles, Washington home on August 18, 2010.
Mrs. Ruth Bridgeman Schmid, 87 years of age, born Ruth Mary Bridgeman, passed away, peacefully, in her Port Angeles, Washington home on August 18, 2010.
Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on March 28, 1923, to Roy Francis and Anna Caroline Jeronimus Bridgeman, Ruth was raised primarily in Grand Forks with her five siblings, all of whom are deceased.
Ruth graduated from high school in Grand Forks and spent two years at Stoneleigh College in Rye Beach, New Hampshire. She went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, where she was an Alpha Phi sorority sister. After college, Ruth became one of the first stewardesses with United Airlines flying out of Chicago, Illinois, where she met her future husband, Charles Howey Schmid. Married on December 27, 1946, Howey and Ruth raised four sons. The Schimds' lived in Hibbing and Crookston, Minnesota, Minot and Grand Forks, North Dakota and retired in Port Angeles, Washington in the fall of 1987. Ruth was preceeded in death by her husband, Howey, who passed away June 12, 1996.
A private family memorial was held at Ruth's home in Port Angeles, on the cliffs overlooking the Straits of Juan De Fuca. In attendance were her surviving children and grandchildren: son, Bob, and wife, Linda, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota; son, Bill, from Seattle, Washington; son, Tom, and wife, Teresa, from Port Angeles, Washington; son, Steve, and wife, Melissa, from Cypress, Texas. Ruth's grandchildren are: Liz and Chas; Alex and Jon; Emily and Audrey.
In memory of Ruth, donations may be sent to the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, 2021 9th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98121-2783.