She was born on Dec. 12, 1918, in Delta, Colo., to Claude Monroe Campbell and Rhoda (Hawkins) Campbell; the family moved to Wilson Mesa in 1932. She married Paul Martin Schmid on Dec. 14, 1935. They lived on the Schmid Ranch until 1957, and then moved to Hesperus, Colo.
Clarice cooked for Fort Lewis Mesa School for 17 years, and was featured in a fundraising film, Remember Me, made during the process of putting a conservation easement on Schmid Ranch.
In recent years, she wrote stories about her life, many of which were published in Prairie Times.
Clarice was a member of the Marvel United Methodist Church, and a Grange member.
Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and two brothers; she is survived by her children, Goldie Jane Westgaard, of Hesperus; Clifford Schmid, of Ignacio, Marvin Schmid, of Telluride; and Sydney Schmid, of Montrose; by her two sisters, LaVaughn, of California, and Phyllis, of South Carolina; by her brother, Rollie, of Ignacio; by nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.