Henry E. Schmier Jr.
1936 - 2020
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Henry E. Schmier Jr. passed away on 10/02/2020 at Four Corners Health Care in Durango, Colorado. He had celebrated 84 years of life. Henry resided in Bayfield and was a lifelong La Plata County resident. Henry graduated from Durango High School in 1954 and joined the United States Navy in August that same year. After the Navy, Henry married Edna Hudspeth in 1963 and went to work for CDOT until he became a building inspector for the City of Durango. In 1968 he found his passion for teaching Drafting/Mechanical Drawing at Durango High School where he was known as "Boss". He retired in June 1991. He was predeceased by his father Henry E. Schmier Sr. and mother Lois Schmier, sister Jeanefie Hill, and brother Fred Schmier. He is survived by his three children Henry, Shanna, and John, three granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter. He enjoyed being outside hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. Funeral plans are pending.

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Published in Pine River Times on Oct. 28, 2020.
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November 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss shanna. Sending love
Deanna Lorraine Nelson
November 4, 2020
Rest In Peace Boss!

Yes, the knives, doughnuts, 5th of Wild Turkey & somewhere there’s a box of 8 track tapes (with a worn out Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band) missing a classroom.

“You know what l like about you?......Nothin!”
- Boss
October 30, 2020
Without a doubt , the most humorous man I ever had the privledge to know..very generous with his time and knowledge..at the beginning of the school year he would address his students with " Who is the Boss "..We had to answer, you are" And he was ..... Hunting camp was a great time and we always ate well with his cooking.....Men like him only come into your life once in a lifetime and I am honored he came and went during mine.. May you rest in the Arms Of The Lord forever my friend .... Dennis McCoyD
Dennis McCoy
October 29, 2020
Boss was the best teacher I was had. He gave me the best advice before graduating. “Stay out of the gutter”
Lots of fun memories being in his classroom especially the coffee and donuts. My sincere condolences to his family for a man who made a difference in my life.
Sam Grim
October 28, 2020
My condolences to the Schmier family. I have lots of fond memories of his classes at DHS; both at the old and "new" campus! In truth however, despite taking his classes for three years, I think the most valuable skill I learned from Boss was how to properly sharpen a knife...
Bruce Milton
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