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Kristi Yarter Schmidt

Kristi Yarter Schmidt, 34 yrs, of San Tan Valley, AZ, died suddenly Sunday morning as a result of a tragic motorcycle crash. Kristi was born July 30, 1983, in Provo, UT, and lived the majority of her life in the Greater Phoenix, AZ. She loved cosmetology, and was an artistic beautician. She is survived by her husband, Carl; her children, Braydin Peach, 10yrs, Peyton Schmidt, 8yrs, and Jaxson Schmidt, 1yr; Father and step-mother, Don and Lisa Yarter; mother and step-father, Lori and Mark Marick; brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Jacqueline Yarter; brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Marcella Yarter; sister and brother-in-law, Jillian and Derrick Weadock; sister Lindsey Yarter; step-brother and wife, Brady and Kylee McDowell; step-brother, Garrett McDowell; step-sister and husband, Ashlyn and Chris Winward. paternal Grandmother, Sue Yarter; and maternal grandmother, Lynette Johnson. Kristi has also been blessed with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Lee Yarter; maternal grandfather, Norm Johnson; and step-sister, Robyn Penrod. Services will be held at Bueler Chandler Mortuary, 14 W Hulet Dr., Chandler, AZ 85225.

Contributions can be made to a Go Fund Me page that has been set up for her sons to help cover future college expenses.


  • JoAn Cox Posted February 22, 2018 10:46 AM

    Donnie Yarter, I wish I could take you in my arms to hug you to make this a little easier for you. I love you so very much.

    • Don Yarter Posted September 9, 2018 2:19 PM

      Thank you so much Joan.

  • stacey smith Posted February 23, 2018 9:22 AM

    So sad to hear about this tragic accident. Kristi you were such an amazing person an i am so glad i had the chance to know you and your family. Even though we did not keep in touch i thought of you often. May you rest an peace xo

    • Don Yarter Posted September 9, 2018 2:20 PM

      Thank you Stacey

  • Angela Plunkett Posted February 28, 2018 6:11 PM

    Kristi, It’s hard to even imagine you not there in Arizona when I come but I know someday I will see you again. I still can hear her singing Blue Moon. I enjoyed getting older together and realizing we were moms now. To hear her tell me about her children and how much she loved them, such a wonderful mother. No matter what she went through in her life that tried to bring her down she was always looking up. When she would enter a room and she would light it up with her smile and laugh. I cherish my memories with you my friend, I was blessed to know you for almost 20 years and I will always remember you. Rest in love and peace my friend, All my love Angela Estrada Plunkett

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