Phyllis Beryl (Megan) Schmidt Davis (1915 - 2014)

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Phyllis Beryl (Megan) Schmidt Davis passed away peacefully at Spring Meadows in Bozeman on May 31, 2014 at the age of 99.

Phyllis Beryl Schmidt was born in Seattle, Wash. on April 8, 1915. She graduated from San Diego High School in 1934. She worked as a special education aid in the public schools in San Diego, Calif. and as an LVN private duty nurse in Coronado, Calif. Her entire career was dedicated to the service of others.

Phyllis enjoyed walking and crocheting. She loved to travel and made several trips to Europe, one in 1971, one in 1973, and one in the early 2000s. She visited South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Mediterranean region, Antarctica and rode the Orient Express. She walked up the Acropolis to the Parthenon when she was 92.

Phyllis is predeceased by her parents, Margaret Eleanor Pond Schmidt and Rudolph Maximillian Schmidt; her siblings, Frederick Schmidt and Constance Schmidt Taylor; her first husband, Leonard Eugene Ladd; and her second husband, Robert Earnest Davis.

Phyllis is lovingly remembered by her children, James Leonard Ladd of National City, Calif., Linda Jeanne Morningstar of Selcuk, Turkey, Joan Lynette Ladd of June Lake, Calif. and Jonathan Alden Aspensen of Bozeman; her grandchildren, Monica Ladd-Flores, James Harville, Robin Ammons, and Jane Ingalls; her great-grandchildren, Sandy Ammons, Julie Ammons, Wren Ammons, Leslie Ammons, Robert Ammons, Jade Allen, Jacobin Ingles, Bridger Ingles, Jude Cauble and Ashley Harville.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held later, attended by family members only, when her remains are interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, 1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005, or at (click on the red "Donate" button). Condolences for the family may be offered online at

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service,
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 3, 2014
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