Pam was a member and regular attender of the Pullman-Moscow Friends Meeting in the 1980’s and 90’s. Those of us who knew her then remember Pam as a friendly, open-minded, and generous individual for whom the spiritual and the challenges of everyday life were not two separate, distinct spheres but essentially one and the same. As a result, her life was marked by honesty, integrity, and a willingness to get involved in social issues to make the world—and, in particular, our community here in Moscow—a better place in which to live. In the language of Friends, Pam let herself be guided by the promptings of the Inner Light, as she experienced them, (and showed courage in following those promptings). At the same time, her natural thoughtfulness and concern for others, along with her friendly, bright smile, made Pam’s presence in any discussion a mediating one. Pam’s participation in a Friends business meeting was not divisive, but rather a conciliatory one. She contributed much to the life of our Meeting.
We also remember Pam’s devotion to her three daughters, who attended our Meeting as well when they were little girls.
Even after Pam ceased to be active in our Meeting, she never withdrew her formal membership from the Society of Friends and many of us in our Meeting continued to stay in contact with her and to feel involved in her life. We will miss Pam very much.