Mary Ann Schmidt Fields

Mary Ann Schmidt Fields
Mary Ann Schmidt Fields

Mary Ann Schmidt Fields, 95, of Amarillo, TX passed away on January 18, 2021.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 25, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Howard Griffin officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mary Ann Schmidt Fields, daughter of Fred H. Schmidt and Willie Kate Meador Schmidt born in Lubbock, Texas May 23rd, 1925, raised in Slaton, Texas.

Just short of 96 years she died peacefully after a short illness. She was the oldest and last survivor of four very close siblings.

After graduating from Texas Tech University, she married a young pilot returning from the South Pacific after WWII. Married for 65 years to Cyrus Milton Fields, they worked together for decades owning Pioneer Furniture. They were inseparable until his death in 2012.

She was a 60+ year member of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo, Texas. Very active in the Music and Children’s ministry, deacon, member of Jean Miller Circle, book club, 55-year member & past president of PEO Chapter CM, Amarillo Junior Women’s Club, Junior Travel Club, President of Amarillo Panhellenic, and active in Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She had four boys. Cyrus M. Fields Jr. of Amarillo; Harry Fields and wife Phyllis of Amarillo; Dr. Hardy Fields and wife Dawn of Dallas; Dr. Arthur Fields and wife Amy of Dallas. She had 10 grandchildren and two great­ grandchildren who will miss her immensely.

Her infectious positive attitude and servant heart had no bounds. She cared for and looked after numerous relatives and friends over the years. A gracious hostess who loved getting together and serving others. She had an unusually broad and varied spectrum of close friends.

She was truly one of a kind whose joy came from a deep faith that she gladly shared. An eager hugger that will never be replicated or forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to First Presbyterian Church music department or PEO Chapter CM Scholarship fund.

9 Replies to “Mary Ann Schmidt Fields”

  1. I was so sad when I learned of Mary Ann’s passing. She was the best, so kind, sweet, sincere and loving. I live in Tulsa now, so have not seen her lately, but I shall never forget her beautiful soul.

  2. Mary Ann was one of the first people I met at First Pres. She always had a hug and a smile for everyone and seemed genuinely interested in whatever they had to say. One of my favorite memories is remembering Mary Ann and Ruth Van Vliet teaching the preschoolers songs about Jesus. In my head even now, Mary Ann’s sweet, quavering voice is the only way certain hymns should sound. She was one of those people that reflected Christ’s love to everyone who had the privilege to meet her. She will be missed.

  3. Mary Ann and Cy were so very, very kind to me!
    I was one of their customers at Pioneer Furniture. To this day, when I drive by where their store was, I think of them !
    I am sorry I did not see the notice of her service till to late to attend.
    I know her joy and presence will be greatly missed!

  4. Oh, what a loss! Mary Ann was a rare gift to the world. Her heart was pure gold and she was more than kind to all of those who crossed her path. Anytime we spoke, I left her happier than I was before I saw her.
    The world is surely a darker place with her absence. She will be sorely missed.
    Harry and Phyllis; I am so sad for you. I love you both.

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