Patricia Fuhrmeister

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 11, 2008

Patricia Yeager Fuhrmeister left us Feb. 9, 2008. Tricia was a lifelong resident of Shelby County.

Her husband, Jim, and her two sons, Chris and Will, survive Tricia.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul L. Yeager, the first mayor of Pelham, and by her mother, Willie L. Yeager, former postmaster of Pelham.

Her brothers, Paul, Austin and David, as well as many aunts, cousins and other dear family members also survive her.

Patricia has been the Probate Judge of Shelby County since 1994. Prior to being elected Probate Judge, Tricia practiced law in Shelby County from 1980 to 1994.

Tricia was past president of the Shelby County Bar Association, and a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Shelby County Republican Executive Committee, a graduate of Leadership Shelby County and past chair of the Alabama Electronic Voting Committee.

Tricia was on the Board of Directors of Leadership Shelby County, Summit Foundation, YMCA (Shelby County branch), Shelby County Historical Society, Safehouse, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Legal Services of Metro Birmingham, Honorary Co-Chair of March of Dimes Walk America Campaign and the Red Cross Alabama-Auburn Blood Drive.

She lectured frequently to seminars on continuing legal education. Tricia graduated from Thompson High School in Alabaster, Auburn University and the University Alabama School of Law.

Services for Tricia will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, One Asbury Way, Birmingham and visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Pelham City Cemetery.

The family suggests gifts to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Asbury United Methodist Church