In Memoriam

Patricia Arlene Meeker-Shotzberger
Patricia Arlene Meeker-Shotzberger
Class of 1952


Lincoln County News, New Hampshire


Patricia Arlene Meeker Shotzberger, 69, of Bremen, passed away July 26 after a courageous battle with COPD, with her loving husband by her side.


Patricia was born on Aug. 14, 1934 in Glendale, W.Va. the daughter of Waldo Emerson and Helen Angle Meeker. After high school, she got a job with the family dentist, Van K. Heely and worked there until she married Rev. Charles E. Shotzberger on Jan. 22, 1977. They moved to New York and made their home there for a few years. While there, she worked for a dentist in Scarsdale, New York.


They later moved to York where she worked for a dentist in Portsmouth, N.H. and the continued migrating north until they moved to Damariscotta, where Patricia worked for a dentist in Wiscasset. After retiring in 1990, they moved one last time to Bremen.


In 1991, Charles took a position as the clergy for the Bremen Union Church and she assisted him in the ministry until her illness forced her to slow down her activities.


She was a former member of the Bremen Union Church, member of the West Waldoboro Community Church and the Patriotic Club of Bremen.


Pat loved to sing and was part of a quartet in Bremen, enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, and had a love for both life and people.


She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.


She is survived by her loving husband of 27 1/2 years, Rev. Charles Shotzberger; children, Deborah Jean Bowen of Easton, Md., Donna Sue Mays of Virginia Beach, Va., David Russell Bowen of Cicero, N.Y.; step children Sandra L. Lewis of Old Orchard Beach, Julia A. Dotter of Beacon, N.Y., Thomas C. Shotzberger of Kingston, N.Y.; brother, Richard P. Meeker of Portsmouth, Va.,; aunts, Agnes A. Sindlinger of New City, N.Y., Jane A. Brown of Marion, Ohio, Betty Meeker of Ashville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, two nieces and several cousins.


Memorial service at 1 p.m. Wed., Aug. 4 at the West Waldoboro community Church with Rev. Michael Murphy officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Pat's name may be made to the American Lung Association of Maine, 128 Sewall St., Augusta, ME 04330 or to the Rhuematoid Arthritis Foundation, 6 Chenell Dr., Concord, NH 03301.


Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.