Linda Arend Rimmer

Linda Arend Rimmer
Linda Arend Rimmer

Linda Arend Rimmer, 80, of Amarillo, TX died Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Linda was born March 4, 1940, in Salina, KS to Laura and Lawrence Arend, Sr.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Adams State University.  She taught English and Vocal for six years in Los Alamos.

On February 1, 1969, Linda married Charles Rimmer.

Upon moving with her husband to Amarillo, TX in 1973, she was a homemaker and began teaching music at Puckett Elementary when her children began attending there.  Linda became very active at First Presbyterian Church starting the children’s choir and becoming a ruling elder.  She served as an officer with the Amarillo Ballet, MS Board, Amarillo Symphony Board, and vice-president of the Pueblo Encantato Homeowners Association in Santa Fe.  Linda loved the University of Texas football.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Charles Rimmer, of Amarillo, TX; two sons, Larry Rimmer and wife Ashley, of Austin, TX, and Jimmy Rimmer and wife Min Qian, of San Diego, CA; two grandsons, Charlie Rimmer, of Austin, TX, and James R. Qian, of San Diego, CA; and two granddaughters, Anna Beth Rimmer, of Austin, TX, and Annie Q. Rimmer, of San Diego, CA.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of your choice.

4 Replies to “Linda Arend Rimmer”

  1. When I became part of the Rimmer Family some 16 plus years ago,
    a special relationship was formed with you, Chuck, and Linda. Linda was a wonderful lady and we enjoyed many discussions mainly sports, college football, baseball, and golf. I will miss those talks.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Rest in peace, Linda.

  2. Dear Dr. Rimmer,
    I just heard of Linda’s passing and I’m so sorry for you and your family. She has been my friend for over 35 years and I loved her .
    I will miss her so much.
    My heart is with you and your sons and their families .
    I am praying for God’s peace and comfort for all of you.
    My love,
    Patt Edwards

  3. Dr. Rimmer, I don’t know if you remember me or not, but you did head surgery on me when I was 16 expecting to find a tumor and found hydrocephalus. I am so thankful you were my doctor!
    I am so sorry to read of your wife’s passing. I hope you and your family will have fond memories that will keep her with you for the rest of your lives. May God give you peace in knowing she is at rest and not suffering any longer. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with each of you during this time.

  4. Dear Dr. Rimmer,

    It was a shock to me when I saw Linda’s memorial entry today! Somehow, the people who have impacted our lives, are kept in our memories just as they were the last time we saw them, as if they never changed in the years following.

    We had so many good times of fun in those years I worked for you and for Linda. I remember them and laugh at times when I think about something you said on exiting an exam room.

    My heart is heavy for you, Dr. Rimmer, and for Larry and Jim, as well as your grandchildren. Losing the great woman of such a close family is an unsolicited challenge we would rather not face, of course. Unfortunately, it comes to all of us.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Rimmer family. May God keep you ever close to one another and may He give you peace.

    Much love and respect,

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