Bernadette Teichmann, 75, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on March 7, 2022, peacefully at her home.
Services will be at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. For those who would like to participate, a Rosary Service will be held at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Bernadette (Bea) was born on February 5, 1947, in Troy, New York. After having their second child in New York, the Sweatt family relocated to Texas, where they eventually ended up in Olton, Texas, with their four children. After graduating from high school, Bea moved to Amarillo where she attended Saint Anthony’s School of Nursing and became an R.N. During this time, she met the love of her life, Paul Teichmann, and they soon married and began their family. They had two sons, Paul Jr. and Philip, who were their shining stars.
Tragically, they lost Philip to a drunk driver in 1985 when he was 13. At that point, the couple became heavily involved in M.A.D.D. and did victim impact statements to DUI offenders. Bea’s nursing career spanned many years, with her specialty being psychiatry and later home health. Bea and Paul loved to travel and enjoyed time with their many friends. She belonged to the Red Hat Club and arts and crafts clubs. Reading was her passion, and she was particularly fond of history.
Bea was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul, and her son Philip, as well as her brother Greg, and her parents.
Survivors include her son Paul Jr., her brother Mike, her sister Deborah, and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.