Veronika Nowading, age 79 of Maryville, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021, and is back in the arms of her husband of 50 years, David Carl Nowading. She was born in Dresden Germany during the war and lived in Germany until she met David, an American Air Force service man. They started a family and moved back to the United States to pursue his, then her educations. She became a teacher, sharing her love of reading, knowledge, and the arts. She was a kind and loving mother that delighted in helping her children grow and create; a talented educator and friend to her Girls Preparatory School colleagues and students. She loved living close to the mountains and greatly enjoyed her water aerobics classes with all the ladies at Blount Memorial Wellness Center. She passed her retirement days by letting the pets in and out, in and out of the house. She is preceded in death by her father, Dr. Karl Eugen Schmidt and mother, Rosalie Margarete Fischer Schmidt; twin sister, Stephanie Schmidt; nephew, Florian Von Rudloff; and cousin, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schmidt. She is survived by her sister, Dorte Gerstenberg; son Andre Nowading; friend and daughter-in-law, Vivian Nowading; daughter, Justine Avera and partner, Vincent Ramirez; granddaughters, Margaret Avera and Anne Avera; niece, Suzanne von Rudloff and husband, Juan Jose Alonso Calderon; niece, Fritzi Gerstenberg; nephew, Jin Gerstenberg; and all her Maryville extended family who so graciously brought her into their lives. A Celebration of her life will be held in both Maryville and Chattanooga at later dates. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to, Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry to help our homeless, 418 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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