Gerald Stephen Schwartz, 66, of Blanket passed from his earthly home on Sept. 11, 2013. He was surrounded by his wife Betty and several of his children.

Steve was born on March 11, 1947, in Roswell, N. M. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War and the latter years of his life he spent ranching, gardening and fishing.

He is survived by wife of 31 years Betty; and six children, Rachel and Kolby of Oklahoma., and Amanda, Danny Ray, Jason and Brad of Texas. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother Mozelle Lincoln, father Bert Schwartz and brother Donald Schwartz of Midland, Texas.

Funeral services for Steve Schwartz will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the Netherton Funeral Home Chapel, with Weldon Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Family and friends are invited and encouraged to sign the online guest book at www.nethertonfuneralhome.com.