Our beloved Christopher returned to his Heavenly Father Dec. 18 after complications in surgery in Salt Lake City.

He was born Jan. 31, 1997 in St. George, Utah. He was with us for only a short time, yet he brought so much love and joy to his family.He is survived by his parents, Dean Joseph Schmidt and Beatriz Aurora Schmidt; his grandparents, Joseph and Naomi Schmidt and Guillermo Mendez Florez; aunts and uncles, Clark and Laurie Schmidt; Lisa Rainey and Mike Rainey; Doug and Karleen Schmidt; Van and Dottie Schmidt; Barbara and Richard Lentz; Sofia and Sergio Velasquez; Guillermo R. Flores; and Luis and Oralia Flores; and also many cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Beatriz Moreno Flores; and a cousin, Matthew Joseph Rainey.

Funeral services will be held in Hurricane, Utah on Monday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Hurricane 7th Ward Chapel, 155 E. 1050 N. in Hurricane.

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