Pat was a fourth generation Davisite of the pioneering Chiles family. She was born August 17, 1929 in Woodland, CA, the youngest child of William Earl and Olga Ketelsen Chiles. She died unexpectedly on October, 22, 2008 at the age of 79. She graduated from Davis High School in 1947 and attended Sacramento City College where she was a Pioneer Day Queen. She married Walter "Whitey" Schlabes on September 2, 1951. She was a homemaker and was a passionate historian of her Chiles family history. She compiled pioneer biographies and helped prepare the manuscript of the book "Davisville '68" with author and longtime friend Joann Leach Larkey. She served many years as a 4-H leader, was active in the Sacramento Pioneer Association, Yolo County Historical Society, Hattie Weber Museum of Davis and St. James Catholic Church. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend who touched the lives of everyone she met. Pat was the picture of vibrancy and she always had a ready smile and a special sparkle in her eye that let everyone know she took an interest in them and how she genuinely cared. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Whitey Schlabes; daughter Nancy Douglas and her husband Marc of Davis and their daughter Jennifer; sons, Jim and his wife Coleen of Winters and their daughter Jasmine; Bill and his wife Ann of West Sacramento and their children Crystal, Anna, Corrine, Ryan and Samantha, and one great-granddaughter, Sophia. A viewing and rosary will be held at Wiscombe's Funeral Home, 116 D Street, Davis, CA on Thursday, October 30, 2008 from 5-7pm, with the rosary beginning at 6:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00am on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B Street, Davis, CA. Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. A reception will follow immediately at Sudwerk Restaurant, 2001 2nd Street. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Pat Chiles Schlabes memory to the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C Street, Davis, CA 95616 or St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B Davis, CA 95616.