Dusty R. (Wayne) Schmidt
Dusty (Wayne) R. Schmidt 1952 - 2017 Dusty (Wayne) R. Schmidt, 64, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 in Boise, Idaho after an eleven month battle with cancer. He was born to Karl Schmidt and Dorothy Sanders in Trenton, New Jersey on February 16, 1952. Dusty's career in television spanned television and cable networks across the country, including his role in the launch of HGTV, and consultant for FOX Sports Speed Channel, NATGEO and Z Living. Dusty married his wife, Jan Covey Schmidt, in Sedona, Arizona in 1994 and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where they had their two children, Molly and Parker. After moving to Boise, Dusty was a creative advisor/investor in Grind Modern Burger, Woodland Empire Alecraft, and Payette Brewing. Dusty is survived by his wife, Jan; daughter, Molly; son, Parker; sister, Susan Castellvi (Frank); brother, Jack Schmidt (Julie). A celebration of life will be held from 4-6pm on Monday, January 16, 2017 at The Barn at Hidden Springs 4768 Farm Court, Boise, Idaho 83714. Contributions in memory of Dusty may be made to the GoFundMe site https://www.gofundme.com/dusty-the-dustman .
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