Henry Wayne Schmidt

Ocean Park, Wash., resident, 57Henry Wayne Schmidt, 57, of Ocean Park, Wash., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 of natural causes at his home.

Mr. Schmidt was born Sept. 28, 1945 in San Diego to Alvin and Barbara Peterson Schmidt. His mother, Barbara Miller, survives, residing in Gresham.

Mr. Schmidt lived in Southern California during his early childhood. After his father's discharge from the military, the family moved to the Vancouver, Wash., area. Mr. Schmidt attended school through eighth grade in Battle Ground, Wash., and then moved to Portland.

He served with the 3rd U.S. Army 321st Artillery Division during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Portland and began work for Time Oil Company. In 1972 he moved to Stanwood, Wash., and worked in the construction of commercial pole buildings. He made Ocean Park his home in 1980.

In April 1996, he married Mary Jane Chartraud. She survives, living in Ocean Park.

Mr. Schmidt was a past member of the Ocean Park Moose and Eagles lodges, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He enjoyed the beach and the outdoors. His hobbies were fishing, camping, clam digging, crabbing, walking on the beach and riding motorcycles. Family members said he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Jose Aguliar.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his grandmother, Estelle Blasehke of Ocean Park; three sisters, Cheryl Eggert of Battle Ground, Pam Pierce of Hood Canal, Wash., and Debbie Morton of Vancouver; a brother, Nick Schmidt of Vancouver; a stepbrother, Scott Miller of Gresham; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His father and one sister died earlier.

At his request, no service will be held. Cremation was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 728 134th St. S.W., Suite 101, Everett, WA 98204.

Penttila's Chapel by the Sea in Long Beach, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.


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