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James “Jim” Schmidt

James “Jim” Schmidt, 71, of Riverton, died at his home on Monday, February 15, 2016. As were his wishes there will be no services. James David Schmidt was born on March 28, 1944, in Cleveland, OH to Stanley D. and Cotta (Brophy) Schmidt. When he was in Junior High the family moved to Phoenix, AZ where he graduated high school. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. On August 1, 1981, he married Jacquelyn Jean Vose in Santa Rosa, CA. They came to Wyoming in 1990 where he went to work for Jack B. Kelly in Rock Springs as a master mechanic. He then worked for the Wyoming Highway Department as a master mechanic and finally working as a supervisor for Halliburton. After he retired from Halliburton, they moved to Riverton where they worked on their place on Buckhorn Flats. Together they owned and distributed Buckhorn Flats Honey. His family said that he enjoyed fishing, hunting, bee keeping, camping, and gold mining, and he loved to collect guns and shooting. He belonged to the Wyoming Prospectors Association. He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Schmidt; sons, Thomas Schmidt, Michael Schmidt and his wife, Laurie, and Steve Schmidt; step-sons, Scott Beyer and his wife, Lisa, and Mark Beyer and his wife, Cindy; step-daughter, Gayle Fischer and husband, Andy; sister, Sharon Fanning and husband, Jim; sister-in-law, Jill Thomison; brother-in-law Carter Vose and wife, Ellen; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Cotta Schmidt. Memorials may be made to Wyoming Prospectors Association in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. #county10 #obits