Cover photo for Herbert Schmid's Obituary
Herbert Schmid Profile Photo
1921 Herbert 2016

Herbert Schmid

October 26, 1921 — September 6, 2016

Herbert Martin Schmid was 94 when he passed away at his house on Tuesday September 6, 2016.
Herbert was born on October 26, 1921 to his father Jacob Schmid and his mother Anna Martin at St. Mary's hospital in Roswell NM. His childhood was spent on the family farm near the Berrendo River. He would tell stories of swimming, playing on the railroad tracks and stealing watermelons. Family, friends and strangers who stopped by were always welcome. His father had bees and they sold honey in Roswell and nearby communities. They also supplied honey to NMMI.

Martin served in the military during WW2. He was a marine stationed at Camp Pendleton CA where he taught swimming to new recruits. Herbert served on Wake Island and would always tell stories about the gooney birds, fox holes flooding when the tide came in, and sleeping on wet bed rolls. His job was to patrol the guard towers for the protection of Midway Island.

Herbert married Goldie Lively, who has preceded him in death. Surviving him are his children Wanda Silvers, Alice Bratcher, John Schmid, Joan Norton, Gary Schmid and Edith Sue Heaton; sisters Virginia Brewer and Marcine McDaniel.

Herbert was preceded in death by a daughter Connie Sims; siblings Heine Schmid, Hans Schmid, Helen Marshall, Charlie Schmid, Roy Schmid, Mary DeBorde and Elizabeth Ann Schmid.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard, 702 Broken Arrow Rd., Roswell, NM 88201.

A visitation is scheduled on Monday September 9, 2016 at Ballard Funeral Home from 10am to 1pm with a graveside service to be announced at a later time.


Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Monday, September 12, 2016
10 am to 1 pm

Memorial Contributions

Roswell Veteran's Honor Guard
702 Broken Arrow Road
Roswell, NM  88201
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Herbert Schmid, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree