Marjorie Ann Schmidt (O’Flynn), 85, died Monday (11/16/20) at her home. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Thomas O’Flynn and Mary Dwyer O’Flynn. She was the widow of John Ludwig Schmidt who proceeded her in death in 2010. They moved to the beautiful Carolina Trace community shortly after John retired in 1988 and enjoyed playing golf together and with friends.
Marjorie loved entertaining her family and friends and sitting at her kitchen table watching “her birds” visit. She was a talented artist who did many forms of art including but not limited to acrylic, water color, oil painting, theorem painting, quilt making and wood carving. Her artwork is displayed throughout her home and the homes of many fortunate friends and family. Her Christmas Santas are family favorites and treasured by many. Above all she was a exceptional homemaker, mother to her children, and life partner to her husband
One of the things she loved most in life was traveling with her husband John, whether for work or for pleasure. They lived in Germany, Italy, and Tokyo and traveled to many more places in North America, Asia, and Europe. They were particularly fond of visiting their children and grandchildren and sharing special family events every chance they got.
Throughout her life, Marjorie loved to make new friends and developed close relationships wherever she went. Her best friends remained so for her lifetime and she stayed very close to her favorite cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters and to her many friends and neighbors from every town in which she lived. Marjorie loved sipping champagne, or a margarita, with friends and family, telling stories, and laughing. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by her sons John Schmidt and his wife Jean of Elkins, WV, and Lawrence “Larry” Schmidt and his wife Theresa of Orinda, CA; a daughter Heidi Varanko and her husband Frank of Woodbury, CT; five grandchildren (Paul, Sarah, Anastasia, Tatiana and Stephen) and two great granddaughters (Blair and Charlotte). She also leaves behind countless beloved family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date due to COVID. Memorials can be made to Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, 8533 Cox Mill Road, Sanford, NC 27332 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 1836 Doctors Drive, Sanford, NC 27330