Dorothy J. (Burkhead) Schmidt passed away on February 20, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona.
She was born April 1, 1925 to Erwin and Marguerite Burkhead in Yankton, SD. She graduated from Yankton High School in 1942 and Yankton College in 1946. She earned a teaching certificate at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
She married Alvin Schmidt and they had one daughter, Ginger. They moved to Tucson in 1961. She taught in the Amphitheatre School District for 15 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin and daughter, Ginger.
She is survived by her sister, Beverly Burkhead Hallstrom, of Sioux Falls and her family; Lavern (Delores) Schmidt of Puyallup, Washington and family. Son-in-law Michael Mulvena (fiancé Melody), grandsons - Bryan (Angela), Grant, David (fiancé Lindsay), Javan and 2 great grandchildren, Michael and Jordyn, all of Arizona, and many special cousins and friends.
Memorial services were held February 25, at Casas Adobes Congregation Church in Tucson.