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Obituary: Harter 'Ben' Schmid

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Ben, 77, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home in Prescott, Ariz. He was born in Dallas, Texas; the son of Ben and Gladys Schmid.

He graduated from Texas A&M, owned H. Ben Schmid Engineers and was a cattle rancher before moving to Prescott.

Ben was a member of the Prescott Noon Lions, Blue Ridge, Texas, Masonic Lodge, Aztlan Masonic Lodge, Sons of American Revolution, Prescott United Methodist Church and a former Board Member of Prescott City Advisory & Appeals.

He is survived by his wife, Joycelyn; children, Angelyn (John) McIlwain of Plano, Texas, Roland (Suzanne) Schmid of Bethany, Okla., Krista (Sean) Thomas of New Market, Md., Andra (Bryan) Ray of Graham, Texas; seven grandchildren; and one nephew.

A memorial service for Ben will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. in Prescott. A Masonic burial will be in Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangement made by the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Information provided by survivors.

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