Peggy Jane Lamb Herrmann
April 18, 1928 – April 8, 2021
Peggy Jane Lamb Herrmann died peacefully in Amarillo Texas on 08 April 2021
Peggy was born on 18 April 1928 at her home in Perryton, Texas to Lawrence Walter Lamb and Jessie Regina Conley Lamb. Her grandparents were Texas pioneers. She was a 1946 graduate of Amarillo High School. She grew up in the depression and had to live with relatives in Washington DC for a short time.
Peggy was a legendary Mother. Giving birth to 13 kids over a 14 -year period with no twins. Despite the challenges of raising a large family out on the prairie east of Borger, Texas; Peggy always had a clean house and every night prepared a full course sit down dinner including dessert even during Lent in a place where ingredients for meatless meals were seldom found. She was on the road constantly ferrying the children to sports, school events, church etc. She would rise early to drive to 5:30 mass when her boys were serving then go back home and get the other children up fed and off to school. She made sure her oldest got their driver’s license at 14 so they could help with the transport.
Once some of the shackles of raising children were removed Peggy pursued her own passions. Travel was her favorite. She took extended trips around the world to spend time with her kids and friends. She liked to visit one place and have an extended stay so she could really know the culture. She made trips to London, Brindisi Italy, Turkey, Costa Rica, Gabon Africa, and Thailand. Amongst the other sights she saw along the way were the Our Lady of Medjugorje in Croatia, Victoria Falls, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Angkor Wat, Bridge Over River Kwai, Phuket Thailand and Penang Malaysia. She always had time to care for her grandchildren whenever the parents needed a vacation break.
Peggy’s most memorable features were her beautiful dimples which were always visible as she was quick to smile, her bear trap memory, her quick wit, and attention to her surroundings. She loved her Grandchildren dearly and with that memory she was able to keep up with all of them and their activities.
She was also an avid bridge player, bird watcher, and constant conqueror of jigsaw puzzles. She didn’t brag about it much but she also loved to fish at her little secret “hole’ at Pearl Lakes where she would always bring home a stringer of trout.
Peggy is survived by her children: Robert Herrmann (Houston TX), Mike Herrmann (Houston TX), Stanley Herrmann (Amarillo TX), Connie Fain (Fredericksburg TX), Amy Herrmann (Houston TX), Susan Jones (Albany TX), Paul Herrmann (Amarillo TX), Mary Herrmann (Houston TX), James Herrmann (Midland, TX) and Kevin Herrmann (Midland, TX) along with 39 Grandchildren, 44 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild
She is preceded in death by; her parents, her siblings, her children John David Herrmann, Jane Ann Herrmann, and Joseph Lawrence Herrmann.
Thank you Peggy for all the lives you made better from your presence and teaching us to accept life’s trials with a smile and without complaint.