Joyce L. Petty Schmidt

08/01/1932 — 05/26/2009

From Richland, WA, US | Born in North Platte, ND

Joyce L. Petty Schmidt

Joyce L Petty Schmidt

Mom was born August 1, 1932 in North Platte Nebraska to Roy and Edna Speer. She left Nebraska when her father started following construction. Her family settled in Kennewick in 1946.

Mom married Voreese Petty on December 24, 1947. They had 5 children. After her divorce from Dad, Mom married Charles Schmidt in 1973.

Mom was preceded in death by her husband Charles Schmidt, her parents and an infant brother. Mom started working for Hanford Contractors in 1971. She retired as a Duplicating Lead in 1992. Mom enjoyed gambling trips to Elko Nevada and trips to the Wild Horse Casino with her daughter Linda and Son-in-law Glenn.

Mom was a member of the Richland Senior Citizens, US Humane Society and Ben Franklin Humane Society. Mother is survived by her children: Patricia Sparks and husband Dave, Jim Petty and wife Cheri, Reesia-Ann Kresley and husband Robert, Donald Petty and wife Sue, Linda Chapman and husband Glenn. She is also survived by numerous grand children and great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00pm Monday June 1, 2009 at Riverview Heights Cemetery located at 1200 Olympia St. in Kennewick WA.

Remembrance donations may be made to the Benton Franklin Humane Society or Shriners Children's Hospital.

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  • My mother, my friend. It will be hard to let you go, The honor I had to care for you was such a great gift. The trips we took and the time we spent together laughing and talking. You held strong for me even through your own troubles. May you and daddy look down on us and know you raised us well. I love you mom and miss you.

    To my brother and sisters and the rest of the family, Thank-you for being there in mom’s time of need. I love you all.

    Linda Chapman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grandma Schmidt, you will be missed greatly. Although it has been many years since I last saw you, I will never forget the memories. May GOD bless and keep the family during these times. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

    Bridgette Petty Tripp
    November 4, 2014
    Greensboro, NC, US
  • Oh! Mom, You left to soon, I miss you so much!!! But I am so thankful you are not suffering any more. You were always there to listen and support me even if it might not been something you liked. You were not only my mom, but a best friend, I could always talk to you about anything, I have not found another Rummy card player like you and will miss playing cards with you. I will be calling you in Heaven Mom, cuz I know that dad and you will be watching over us up there. I love you so much and will see you again someday in heaven.

    Reesia Ann
    November 4, 2014
    Breckenridge, CO, US

    Grandma, I know I haven’t seen you in a long while, but I have thought about you often. I will always remember your love for bells and how you would send us an ornament every year for christmas.

    I love you! R.I.P.

    Amber Petty

    Amber Petty
    November 4, 2014
    Greensboro, NC, US
  • Ressia and Petty family,

    very sorry for your loss, your mom was always a very nice lady, she and my mom got a long really well.

    My prayers are with you all at this time,

    Take care,


    Roxanne Jenkins
    November 4, 2014
    Milton-Freewater, OR, United, States
  • Petty family: I am so sorry for your loss. Again if you need anything please let me know.

    Teresa Hall Williamson
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City,, WA, WA, US
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