Bert Schmidt died peacefully at her home at Williamsburg Landing on April 24 at the age of 94. She had a full life that included frequent get-togethers with her large family, cut-throat Thursday bridge games, Sunday crossword puzzles, Bible Study at the Landing, and Friday morning breakfasts before singing with the Landing Choristers.
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She delighted in visiting her many friends throughout Williamsburg Landing until the day she died, especially her long-time friend Howard Heun. She regularly attended Williamsburg Community Chapel and was particularly appreciative of the support and care offered through the years by Dick Woodward and Bill Warrick.
Bert was born in Washington D.C. on March 24, 1919 to Samuel W. Pennington and Louise G. Pennington. As an Army child, she lived in Honolulu and Denver until her father's death in 1935. At that time, she and her mother moved to Baltimore, where she attended Goucher College and met Arthur W. Schmidt, her husband of 53 years. With their young family, they moved many times, with the longest stays being Chappaqua, N.Y. and Guilford, Vt. before settling in Williamsburg in 1983.
Bert was predeceased by Arthur, her daughter Robin Seils and son-in-law, Ken Nye. She is survived by her daughter and son, Ann Nye and Arthur, Jr., his wife, 9 grandchildren and their spouses and 13 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Bert's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at the Williamsburg Landing Building. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to United Way of Greater Williamsburg or the Williamsburg Community Chapel.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Apr. 29 to May 28, 2013