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Catherine A. Smith, LAFD, Co-Owner



Patricia Mary Schirmer

December 10, 1940 ~ January 26, 2019 (age 78)
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Patricia Mary Schirmer, age 78, of Amarillo, TX, passed away Saturday evening, January 26, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Morgantown, WV.

She was born December 10, 1940 in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Carroll and Florence (Newsom) Chamberlin of Long Island, NY.

Her survivors include two children, Gregory Allen Treiber and his wife Missy of Amarillo, TX and Jennifer L. Harker, Ph.D. and her husband David of Morgantown, WV; six grandchildren, Brenda Austin, Candise Hendrick, James Treiber, Jordan Schraag, Brooklyn Harker and Haven Harker; four great-grandchildren, Zacree Austin, Rylee Austin, Kaylynn Hendrick and Cadun Hendrick; a brother, George Stevenson Chamberlin and his wife Betty of Ocracoke Island, NC; several nieces and nephews including Robin Waters of Arlington, TX; and many precious friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Richard Gordon Treiber, and her late husband Robert O. Schirmer; and her siblings Adele Dowie, Emma Hodgetts, Laura Thurman, Carroll Chamberlin and Roy Chamberlin.

Pat was very proud to have achieved becoming a licensed vocational nurse, her dream career that she greatly enjoyed and which later allowed her to become a volunteer caregiver after her retirement in 2005. During her nursing career she assisted in the opening of both the Neal and Clements Units in the Texas Panhandle.

She adored her family and her friends, devoted her whole life to caring for others, and she was a doting and loving mother and grandmother. More than anything, she was a devout Christian who loved Jesus.

Pat's request for cremation has been honored by her family. Details for a springtime memorial service in Amarillo will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to the Amarillo College Foundation and directed to the nursing program. To donate online visit

Professional services have been provided to the family with the guidance of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Morgantown, WV.


Donations may be made to:

Amarillo College Foundation - Nursing Program
PO Box 447, Amarillo TX 79178
Tel: 1-806-371-5107

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