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Lisa Kaye Schmit

April 15, 1962 — January 29, 2024


Lisa Kaye Schmit, 61, Gillette, WY, a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, left this earth peacefully into God’s Hands on Monday, January 29, 2024. Lisa was born April 15, 1962, in Huron, SD, the daughter of Adeline J. Bowen.  She was raised in Huron and graduated from Huron High School in 1981.  Lisa was a multi-talented woman who was the exemplary model of a real woman who could do it all by herself.  The quote, “You must think like a man, Act like a lady, and Work like a horse” is fitting to the astounding and hard-working woman Lisa was.  Lisa started at the packing plant and later went to the railroad as an engineer for 12 years.  In time, she moved to Gillette to drive haul truck.  In 2011, she was diagnosed with leukemia, which forced her into early retirement.  She enjoyed spending her time with her children and grandchildren, being outside, and going to the river every summer.  She wanted nothing more than to have fun and enjoy life surrounded by family and her beloved pets. Lisa was a devoted mother and grandmother who instilled great values into each of her children.  She was blessed with 8 grandchildren:  Grayson, Dalton, Layton, Jolene, Clair, Weston, Frankee and Mylee.   Lisa was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind a beautiful legacy; her children and grandchildren were her world.  She was a vibrant and beautiful woman full of life, love, compassion and always believed the best in others.  She spent her life spreading joy and kindness to everyone she met.  She was a beacon of warmth and a ray of sunshine, always offering a listening ear and supportive shoulder.  Her infectious smile could light up a room and you could feel her smile in her voice over the phone.  Her joyful personality, contagious laugh, and sparkling blue eyes will forever be cherished in our beautiful memories we have with her.  Lisa is preceded in death by her mother, Adeline Bowen, and oldest brother, Randy Peterson.  She is survived by her loving children: Travis (Krystal) Schmit, Josh (MiKelle) Schmit, and Jena (Jim) Smith; siblings Shawn Salmon, Cindy Tompkins, Rick Bowen; 8 grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a community of friends who will continue to honor her memory by living with the same grace and compassion she displayed every day.  Lisa was a true fighter to the very end.  She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith.  A celebration of Lisa’s life will be planned by the family for a later date.  She touched many lives, and will be truly missed.  Rest in peace, dear Lisa.  Your spirit and love will continue to blossom in our hearts.  This is not goodbye, but see you again.  We love you always and forever.  Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716.

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