In Loving Memory

Patricia “Pat” Maclure Schwieterman

May 18, 1955 - July 8, 2019

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Patricia “Pat” Maclure Schwieterman, wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2019 in Mobile, AL at the age of 64, after an extended illness.

Pat was born on May 18, 1955 in Hialeah FL.  She was the eldest child of Andrew and Mildred Maclure. Pat’s calling was to help others, including volunteering at food banks, women’s shelters, Red Cross facilities, and local libraries. Her passions were reading, fishing and gardening. She most enjoyed caring for her family and household.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, William; her children, George Inana of Fayetteville, NC, Liza (Jeffrey) Boudreau of Huntsville AL, and Nora Schwieterman of Mobile AL; as well as her siblings, Sharon (Robert) Laired of Fort Myers, FL and Will (Missy) Maclure of Fort Lauderdale FL.

A private memorial service will be held by her family and closest friends.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mulherin Home, 2496 Halls Mill Road, Mobile, AL 36606. Mulherin Home provides support and respite for families caring for individuals with autism and other special needs.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.  Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL is assisting the family.

19 Comments

  1. Bob Schwieterman

    My sister-in-law Pat was kind and generous. I found her to be a witty wordsmith and an astute observer of human psychology. Pat provided genuine love, support and guidance to a unique and diverse group of wonderful people: Drew, Nora, Liza and my brother Bill. She looked so very happy welcoming Jeffrey into her brood. What a shock her sudden death has been. I will miss her terribly.

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    • Marie Tribble

      Love one’s are sadden by the lost of Pat our sister, niece, cousin, Mother, friend, family loved one. She lighten the way for others to help along their way. May God Bless And Cherish her.

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    • Thomas Daniel Schwieterman

      In thinking of Pat, I recall seeing her at Liza’s wedding. She embodied such joy and grace. Pat was keenly observant and a quick study of people. She will be missed by all of us. My condolences to my brother, Bill, Liza and Jeff, Nora, and Drew.

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    • Emily Schwieterman

      I had the pleasure of spending time with my Aunt Pat on two separate occasions within the past year, which is generous considering we didn’t have the opportunity to see each other often. My first memory of my Aunt Pat is in Maria Stein, Ohio, at my grandparents’ (Bill’s parents) home. I was a young girl of 6 or 7 and goofing off alone in the front yard. I suddenly noticed she had ‘caught’ me as she was sitting under the big tree in their front yard having a cigarette and enjoying a book. She looked over at me and gave me the most pleasant smile and said a simple “hi.” I smiled back and went on my way, thinking she was the most unique and intriguing and mysterious person I had met in my short life. Pat’s first memory of me is on her first date with her husband Bill, because I was his first neice and was born on the night of their first date. She told me that at an intimate gathering for my late grandfather, Bill’s father Donald, where she selflessly flew to Ohio despite her condition to say one final goodbye to her FIL. There, we had the opportunity to connect and she was able to meet my fiancé and find common ground with him on the topic of mental health, considering they both have experience in the field. It was lovely to see her one last time, lovely and adorned, at my cousin Liza’s wedding. These memories certainly will not be taken for granted. So long, Pat (she told me she does not like to be called “Aunt Pat”). We will cherish you forever.

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    • Collin Schwieterman

      My Aunt Pat was a wonderful person. I don’t remember the first time I met her, but I do remember the first time I went to visit her in Maryland. She was the first person to teach me how to pick up after a dog by putting a bag over my hand, which is silly – but a memory I wont forget. She put her hand in a newspaper bag to pick up a comb off of the coffee table, and then turned it inside out and I thought it was so clever! Later in that same visit, she asked me if I wanted to get a fish. To a small kid, it was a bizarre and exciting proposal. We went to the pet store, bought some fish that I got to pick out, and then we made a dog-tag for me, which was a cool memento to take home. I also learned that her son Drew, had lost a boa constrictor in the house a few months (maybe years?) prior to my visit, and I was so intrigued by how nonchalant she was at the idea of a massive snake being loose in the house. It was a short trip, but I got to learn just how wonderful of a person Pat was. I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to see her more in recent years and to get to know her better as an adult.

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  2. Hannah Owens

    When I saw my Aunt Pat, she often had a book in her hand! I loved the way she phrased things and expressed herself. She was clever and had a one-of-a-kind personality. Her children (my cousins) have upstanding character and moral fiber which says so much about her as a mother!! We love you, Aunt Pat. We will miss you. I’m sending my love and prayers to Uncle Bill and my cousins Drew, Liza, and Nora.

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  3. Vickie Hancock

    RIP Pat

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  4. Sue Stewart

    Thinking of you, Bill, and family during this difficult time.

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  5. Joe Edelman

    Bill-

    I’m very sorry your wife passed away. She sounds like she was a wonderful person.

    Best-

    Joe

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  6. Jessica Tollefson

    Although I had never met Pat, I felt as though I knew her through her daughter and my sweet coworker, Liza. Pat was a strikingly beautiful woman – inside and out. She was also a wonderful mother who was supportive, witty, extremely intelligent, and full of life. Liza is a true reflection of Pat’s beauty, and I am honored to have her as a friend. My deepest condolences go out to Liza & Jeffrey, Nora, Drew, Bill, family, and anyone else who was blessed enough to know Pat. May you all find peace during this difficult time.

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  7. Cloud Financial Investments

    Liza, we are deeply saddened by the great loss you and your family have suffered. Our hearts go out to you in this trying time and may you, and your loved ones find the strength to get through this. ~ Cloud Investments Family

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  8. Collin Schwieterman

    My Aunt Pat was a wonderful person. I remember the first time I visited her in Maryland. It was the first time I really connected with her. I was 7 or 8 years old at the time, and I remember her teaching me how to clean up after a dog using a plastic bag. She put a newspaper bag over her arm and picked a comb up off of the coffee table, and then turned the bag inside out. It seems so obvious now, but at the time I thought it was a rather clever trick. Later in the trip she asked if I wanted to go get a fish. It was a bizarre and exciting proposal to a young kid. She let me pick out some fish to add to the household aquarium, and then made me a dog-tag with my name on it – a cool memento to take back home. Finally, I learned that her son Drew had lost a boa constrictor in the house prior to my visit (Probably months or even a year before I arrived) and I was so intrigued by how nonchalant she was regarding the whole ordeal. She was an extremely interesting person for me to get to know as a young child. Pat, you will be missed dearly! I’m blessed to have gotten to see her more in recent years as my cousins get married.

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  9. Sharye Dominiak

    I DID NOT KNOW HER WELL. MEET HER AT THE VFW WHERE SHE WOULD HELP OUT ON FRIDAY NIGHT, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER FAMILY. RIP PAT GOD GOT A BEAUTIFUL ANGLE

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  10. Teena Taylor

    My 1st cousin Pat will be missed by all of our Florida and TN relatives. Memories of Pat: As a child I was intrigued and in awe of her knowledge and kindness towards others. She let me come and have a sleepover at her house, just us. We would play and have deep conversations, she made me feel like a big girl even though she was 12 years my senior. Later in life she would come me to Florida where she would visit her Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister. Her visits we’re never long enough but she always made time to see all the other relatives, spending fun times together in Miami/Hialeah. Oh and many more deep conversations. She graciously opened her home to us when my mother passed. Housing a ton of people from the he Peele clan. Providing us with good food, fun, laughter, and a walk down memory lane by pulling out all the old photos. A perfect host with more deep conversations. When her mom fell ill she opened her home to help take care of her and love her in her last days. We were all thankful she took such good care of our Aunt Peg (granny Peg) she meant the world to us. When we visited she warmly greeted us with open arms showing us a great time. I would find her (like ke her father) reading by early morning light she taught me a love of books. She loved her family and was very proud of them and all of their accomplishments. Time took a toll later on in life and it had been many years since I had spoken to Dear Pat, but I always loved her and never forgot was she taught me in life. She said be strong, be smart, and love deeply. Words I live by. You will truly be missed cousin I love you fly with Angels, tell everyone up there we miss them. To the Family, Bill, Drew, Liza, Nora, Will, and Sharon, I love you and am deeply saddened that you have lost this sweet soul. May she rest in peace.

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  11. Joe Schwieterman

    Pat always took a personal interest in the you during visits and had a gentle touch during conversations. She had a way of cutting through any pretense (or hype) and making discussions cordial and honest. I remember well her kindness during my visits to Bill, including times I stayed over at their home in Bethesda years ago, when Drew was just a youngster. Her insight into things was always spot-on and refreshingly candid. Not surprising, then, that she has three magnificent kids! I will miss her! Pat’s passing brings much sadness but I am left with many fond memories.

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  12. Cindy Niekamp

    Bill, Liza, Drew and Nora, I am so saddened by your loss. My heart goes out to you all in this difficult time. What a good person, a lovely lady indeed. Cindy

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  13. Margaret Albers

    My sincere condolence to you Bill and to your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  14. Iain Duncan

    Dear Bill,
    I never had the opportunity to meet Pat and I am so sorry for your loss. In times like these I always remember a short blessing that I learned as small boy in Scotland and I hope it will bring you some solace:
    “May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be at your back
    May the sunshine warm your face
    The rains fall soft across your fields and until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of his hand”.
    Condolences to you and your family at this difficult time

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  15. Robert K. Laired

    Some awesome memories from our Navy days visiting Bethesda to Mobile … Loved her books just like her sister. We Had a great fishing trip to Golden Meadows,LA where she caught the Big One🎣 “Fair Winds and Following Seas”. Our Prayers n Condolences to Bill, Drew, Liza n Nora 🙏😔

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