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Sylvia Yolanda Lindenschmidt

June 17, 1939 June 9, 2018
Sylvia Yolanda Lindenschmidt
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Sylvia Yolanda Lindenschmidt, 78, died peacefully Saturday, June 9, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Sylvia was born and raised in Laredo, Texas where she graduated from Martin High School and later attended Laredo Jr College. While growing up in Laredo she was selected Miss Laredo for 1963-1964. Sylvia moved to San Antonio in 1965 where she met Larry Lee Lindenschmidt, a pilot in the Air Force, on an unexpected night out with girlfriends. After a short courtship, Sylvia and Larry married at a small ceremony there in San Antonio. Daughter, Melissa, was born in 1967 and son, Jason, followed in 1972. After multiple short Air Force assignments around the country, and Larry finishing dental school, they settled down in Del Rio, Texas in 1974.
From the beginning Sylvia took an active role in helping Larry manage and grow his new dental practice. After getting the dental practice on solid ground, Sylvia and Larry ventured out and opened a women’s shoe store, “Lindy’s Shoes”, in downtown Del Rio – and later at the local mall - to great success.
Sylvia volunteered regularly at Sacred Heart Academy and Church, Meals for the Elderly and the local Rotary Club.
Sylvia’s love and devotion to her family was paramount in her life. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling the world, cheering on the Spurs, gardening, sewing and watching Del Rio sunsets from their house on the hill.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Lee Lindenschmidt; her mother, Olivia Sanchez; her father Eduardo Sanchez, and her brothers, Bobby and Eddie Sanchez.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Melissa Villescas (Hector), her son, Jason Lindenschmidt (Katie Moran) and 3 grandchildren – Ryan Villescas (24), Robert Villescas (22) and Ray Olivia Lindenschmidt (3).
A rosary service will be held at Harper Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held Friday, June 15th at 10:00 am at St Mary’s Catholic Church at 7 W Ave N, San Angelo, TX 76903, followed by a reception at The Elks Lodge, 2121 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76903 Burial services will be held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday June 21, at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to The Alzheimer’s Foundation. Donations can be made online at

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6:00 PM 6/14/2018 6:00:00 PM
Harper Funeral Home

2606 Southland Boulevard
San Angelo, Texas 76904

Harper Funeral Home
2606 Southland Boulevard San Angelo 76904 Texas
United States





10:00 AM 6/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

7 West Ave. N
San Angelo, Texas 76903

St. Mary's Catholic Church
7 West Ave. N San Angelo 76903 Texas
United States

Cemetery Details


Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78209

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio 78209 Texas
United States

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