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Lorice Macauley Schmid

January 1, 2019

1978 – Saginaw, Michigan & Scottsdale, Arizona

Lorice Macauley Schmid was born in Bentley, Michigan, the daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Alexander Wilderhold. She was married to hospitality industry leader Fred Schmid and was the mother of three daughters and a son. Lorice Schmid received considerable recognition for her works in ceramic and porcelain. Her exquisite porcelain dolls are sought after by collectors and her artistic hobby-turned-business was chronicled in the press. The result of years of study and countless hours to achieve mastery of the delicate processes involved in the creation of figurines, her works individually required five to six weeks of creative labor and firings for completion. Mrs. Schmid was active in secretarial and administrative positions in the business world and in particular with Wolverine Gas Products, founded by the late Harold M. Macauley, Sr., her first husband. Mrs. Schmid’s special interest in Northwood stemmed from her observation “of the personal dedication of Dr. Arthur Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer and the success they have achieved in a relatively short period of time in establishing Northwood as a great free-enterprise college which is receiving more and more national recognition.” (Deceased 1994)