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Dee Schmidt  

Of Fairfax, Virginia, died on Sunday, July 29, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Born on May 21, 1940, to the late D.C. Ransone and Margaret (Davis) Ransone. Dee is survived by her brother Dennis Ransone (Georgia) and her children, Eleanor Schmidt, Roderick Schmidt (Rose), Bridget Schmidt Shepard (Shadow Danial McCarrell); grandchildren, Roderick Schmidt, Jr., Jessica Thornton (Brad); great-grandson, Harrison Thornton and Swedish; son, Henrik Johansson (Martina). She was preceded in death by her beloved Airedale, Cassandra (Cassie) and survived by Liberty Violet Louise (Libby). Dee was a passionate participant in all manner of things that sparked her interest. She cared deeply about her community and focused on serving on Boards, Commissions and service organizations in the community to keep a watchful eye on the world around her. Never a shrinking rose, she was quietly amused by the local paper depicting her as "Batman" and needling local politicians to keep them in line, behind the scenes. Some secrets go beyond the grave, but mysterious happenings in the City of Fairfax political lore may or may not have a connection to Dee Schmidt. She appreciated the art of tossing balls in the air and watching to see where they landed.
Friends are invited to celebrate Dee's life at visitations at Demaine Funeral Home (10565 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030), August 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. and August 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A memorial service will be on August 11, 2018, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a brief, private, graveside service with family, followed by a reception at the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Station at 4081 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia.
Dee was a supporter of Inova Schar Cancer Institute and the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department and would be pleased with contributions to those organizations.

Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 5 to Aug. 9, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax
10565 MAIN ST | Fairfax, VA 22030 | (703) 385-1110
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