Dean Eddie Schmidt passed away at his home in Yuma, Arizona April 8, 2022. Dean was the first child born to Ed and Delores Schmidt on October 15, 1962. Ed and Delores preceded Dean in death. Dean grew up in Sandy, Oregon. He graduated from Sandy High School in 1981 and joined the United States Air Force. Dean served in the National Guard while employed as a civilian contractor for the Oregon Air National Guard, deploying to both The Gulf and Iraq Wars. Dean was a gentle and kind soul committed, to his Christian faith and family. Dean is survived by his brothers and nieces, Troy (Monica) Schmidt, David (Cindy) Schmidt, Megan Schmidt and Hannah Schmidt. If you would like to make a donation please donate to World Central Kitchen in Dean's name.