Malinda Mary Schmidt was baptized into Main Center MB Church. She was always ready to testify to her life in Christ. After her father died, she moved to Saskatoon, where in 1956, she attended normal school and met Hugo Schmidt. They were married in 1957. She mourned her daughter Denise in 2002. The memorial for Malinda was held at Northview Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.