Fort Worth, Texas – Geraldine Harman Schmid passed away, December 29. Mrs. Schmid was 97. Her family is comforted in knowing that she is at peace in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
A Service at the Grave will be held for the family on Saturday, February 4, at Elkins Cemetery, located near the former country home of her family in Arp, Texas.
The daughter of Ben and Adlai Harman, Geraldine was born in Tampico, Mexico. She grew up in San Antonio where she made lifelong friendships and memories that she cherished through the years.
After graduating from St. Mary’s Hall, Geraldine attended Finch College in New York City. Shortly thereafter, she was introduced by her brother to his fraternity brother, Walter A. “Mickey” Schmid Jr. of Fort Worth. In 1947, Geraldine and Mickey were married in San Antonio and made their home in Fort Worth. There, they reared three children, Mickey III, Charlotte and Bill.
In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Geraldine was a truly selfless individual. She walked the walk that “Everybody was somebody to her!” She enjoyed volunteering at local hospitals and working at the Bargain Box, the early Junior League retail store.
Geraldine’s memberships included, the Junior League of Fort Worth, Pro America, The Assembly, River Crest Country Club and the Colonial Dames.
As a lifelong Episcopalian, Geraldine was a current member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. She also enjoyed attending churches of various denominations. Geraldine was a true servant of God.
As the years passed, the family spent most of their weekends and holidays at the family ranch near Glen Rose. The “Club House” was the location for wonderful gatherings of family and friends. And, to this day, the Schmid home on Chalk Mountain is the special destination for family time.
Pallbearers are too many to list, however they are all in Heaven welcoming Geraldine and joining her late husband, Mickey, in “Letting the Good Times Roll!”
Her family would like to thank her physician, Dr. Robert H. Kelly, for all of his love and kindness over the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two grandsons, Mick Schmid IV and Paul Kelly Tripplehorn Jr., and her two brothers, Robert and James Harman.
In addition to her children, Mickey Schmid III and Elizabeth, Charlotte Schmid Tripplehorn and Paul, and Bill Schmid and Karen, Geraldine is survived by her grandchildren, Will Schmid and Ali, Matt Schmid and Lauren, Alexis Claire Tripplehorn Hall and Tyler, Jacob Tripplehorn and Rebecca, and Adley Schmid Landry and Chris; her 11 great-grandchldren; sister, Charlotte Harman Couch of Houston, and sister-in-law, Zilla Harman of Jalisco, Mexico; along with nieces and nephews, Ellen Dupree Davis, Rob Dupree, Kress Williams and Steve Harman and their families.
In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, Food for Kids, 2525 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or to a charity of choice, in her memory, is suggested.