Donna Lynn Schmidt

Feb 10, 1959  Dec 27, 2018

Arden – Donna Lynn Schmidt, 59, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Care Partners John F. Keever Solace Center.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Donna had resided in Buncombe County for the past five years. She was a servant for the Lord, serving as a Eucharist Minister in the Catholic Church while she resided in Connecticut. However, her greatest joy was being Matthew’s Mom, and she will always be remembered as a beloved mother, daughter, sister, and aunt.

Donna was the daughter of Alex Schmidt and Laura Ray. She was preceded in death by her son, Matthew Steven Brown, who passed away December 14, 2016.

In addition to her parents, surviving are her siblings: Jane Warren and her husband John, and their daughter, Lisa; Carl Schmidt, and his sons Tony and Dylan; Becky Myers and her husband Chad, and their children: Courtney, Emma, and Josh; and Mary Ann Ornelas and her husband Mauricio, and their sons: Christopher, Vincent, Nicholas and Michael.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, December 30, 2018 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, 1428 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28806, with Tim Warren officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Care Partners Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to the American Liver Foundation at