Linda Schmidt was born June 23, 1949, in Brazil, to Marjory Muriel (Wells) and John Henry Sneddon.
Linda is survived by her mother Marjory Sneddon, her husband of 29 years Dr. Alan Dale Schmidt, their son Henry Alan Schmidt, their daughter Susanne Marie (Mark) Albrecht, her sister Julie (Scott) Stephens, their children Rick, Emma and Ryne, her brother Tom (Brenda) Sneddon, their children Ryan and Jonathan, cousin Cindi Sanders, cousin Janet Romeril and other relatives.
Linda graduated from Brazil High School in 1967, and Purdue University in 1971 with a BS degree in geochemistry.
She was a member of the Geochemical Society, Indiana Geologists and Water Environment Federation.
In June 2010, she rode her motorcycle to Billings, Mont., and back for the Yamaha Star rally.
She enjoyed sightseeing, hiking, backpacking and canoeing in the state and national parks.
She lived in Greenwood, Ind., for the past 20 years.
Linda worked at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) since 1994 in the Office of Water Quality as a Senior Environmental Manager, guiding surface water monitoring programs to improve the quality of Indiana watersheds.
She previously worked at Loctite in Aurora, Ill., and in the Silicone Products division of General Electric in Waterford, N.Y., from 1976-84.
She was in the bell choir at Center Grove Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout leader, and color guard mom at Center Grove High School.
Linda had fought colon cancer metastasized to brain tumors with neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiation for more than two years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Support Community to support their programs, 5150 W. 71st St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46268, www.cancersupportindy.org, 317-257-1505.
Visitation will take place from 3-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, and two hours before the 3 p.m., funeral Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. SR 135, Greenwood, Ind., 46143.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com.