Obituary: Pamela Jean Padgett, Oct. 23, 1962, to Oct. 11, 2017
Pam was taken from us after a long fight with lung cancer.
Pam was born and raised in Meeker. When she graduated from high school, she went to beauty school and received her cosmetology license. After beauty school, she met her husband, Glenn Padgett, in Grand Junction at a church New Year’s Eve party. They were engaged on Feb. 14, 1984. Pam and Glenn were married on May 26, 1984, on the Barney Ranch. They had three children, Ashley, Travis and Robert. Pam and Glenn moved to Gypsum in May 1994.
Shortly after moving, Pam started working for the Eagle County school district. She started at Gypsum Elementary School, and then she moved to Red Hill Elementary School as their librarian when it opened in 2000. She spent lots of time helping kids grow their love of books.
Pam enjoyed helping kids learn how to read. Not only was she loved by the many kids in the church and community, but she was also loved by her family. Pam enjoyed and loved her family and hanging out with her siblings. She loved to cook, camp, hunt, fish, play games and music and do things with the men in her life.
Pam will be missed by many people in the church, community and school. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Pam is survived by her husband, Glenn Padgett; children Ashley Padgett, Travis Padgett and Robert Padgett; daughter-in-law Krysta Padgett; her mother, Kay Bivens; her mother-in-law, Betty Padgett; her siblings, Thomas and Janet Bivens, Nancy and Kevin Reardon, Edgar and Judy Bivens, Lisa and Ron Ruckman and Molly and Mike Mendoza; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 934 Gypsum Creek Road, Gypsum. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Meeker Cemetery in Meeker. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the library at Red Hill Elementary School. Donations can be mailed to Red Hill Elementary School, Attn: Louanna Harris, P.O. Box 1009, Gypsum, CO 81637. Donations can also be dropped off at the front office of Red Hill Elementary School.
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