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SCHMIDT, Karalyn J.
SCHMIDT - Karalyn J. Former Buffalo, NY resident, passed away June 5, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM. She was born on October 31, 1942 in Laramie, WY to Karl and Alice Sagert. Karalyn is survived by her partner JoAnn Dunn; her daughters Karla and Kristine; her twin sister Karen Schimke; her sister Mary Jackson and her grandchildren Logan and Julie. She was a lifelong champion for women, working in domestic violence prevention, women's health and reproductive rights. She served as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood in Lincoln, NE from the early 1980s-1987 and in Buffalo and Erie County from 1987-1994. She was honored by Everywoman Opportunity Center with an Award of Excellence in 1989. Donations in Karalyn's memory can be made to Planned Parenthood of Buffalo and Erie County. Memorial Services will be held in Lincoln, NE in August.