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Lori Schmidt

July 3, 1963 — January 13, 2022

The Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville announces the death of Lori J. Schmidt, age 58 of Blairsville, Georgia,  who passed away on Thursday morning, January 13, 2022 at her home.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory: devoted husband of 40 years, Patrick J. Schmidt; son & daughter-in-law, Patrick D. and Morgan Schmidt; son & daughter-in-law, Matthew Schmidt and Nawaporn Wangkaew; daughter & son-in-law, Nicole & Shawn O'Hara; mother, Barbara Gaglione-Byrum; sister & brother-in-law, Robyn & Garry Burlingame; and sister, Stacy Gaglione. Also, sharing in her legacy are grandchildren, Maci, Kinley, and Ember Schmidt and an additional grandson due in May 2022; along with many extended family members. Lori will be missed by her beloved Cocker Spaniels, Sophie, Grace, and Bonnie along with numerous other animals (past & present). Lori was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Gaglione; and sister, Danielle Gaglione.

Lori's laughter and humor will be remembered by those who hold her in their hearts, and she perpetually found the good in all situations. During her short time on Earth, she was able to obtain her degree while raising three children leading to an exceptional career as a caring and dedicated nurse.  After a career ending injury, her enjoyment derived from her love and caring for animals, bringing joy to many families through Schmidt's Spoiled Spaniels. She approached every day with resilience and selflessness.  

Energy is never lost, only transferred. Lori possessed the purest energy that is now carried on by her loved ones.  

No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help defray expenses to: Patrick Schmidt, 756 Bunker Hill Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville.  Please share your condolences and fond memories online with the family on our website,

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lori Schmidt, please visit our flower store.


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