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Annie Schmidt's Mom Shares How Annie United Others, Even Through Her Death


After weeks of searching for Annie Schmidt, daughter of Piano Guys musician Jon Schmidt, who went missing while on a hike in Oregon, her remains were discovered on Nov. 11.

While her family, and many others, mourned the loss of the Annie at her funeral on Monday, they also shared fond memories of the talented singer, daughter, and friend. 

Hundreds gathered in Bountiful on Monday to say goodbye to Annie Schmidt, daughter of musician Jon Schmidt of "The Piano Guys."

"She was awesome," said Brady Childs, a friend of the Schmidt family. "She was always super nice and loved anyone she came into contact with."

Annie's dad was the first member of the family to step to the pulpit and address the mourners. He spoke of Annie's ability to bring people together, as well as his faith that he would see her again.

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